|Itís hunting, folks
4825 Views - Posted: December 01 at 6:00 am
“Wow, that’s awful! Why on earth (would you) kill this poor creature? Damn!”
2612 Views - Posted: November 01 at 7:00 am
Ever been in a restaurant with your significant other and have the family from hell seated right next to you? You know the family I’m talking about: The one with three kids throwing nonstop tantrums while their parents seem oblivious to the chaos.
3057 Views - Posted: October 01 at 7:00 am
As a kid, I spent as much time as possible in the woods on the 600-acre working ranch on which we lived on the edge of Baton Rouge. During the summer, when I wasn’t sitting on a tractor bush-hogging a pasture or helping in the hay field, I ranged through the 300 acres of hardwoods doing whatever struck me at the time.
|Never give up
4271 Views - Posted: September 02 at 9:00 am
When my kids were young, I was determined they would be as eaten up with hunting and fishing as I was. They were dragged along on trips as often as possible, and the lessons stuck ≠ — at least with my son.
|The lunker parade
2183 Views - Posted: August 01 at 7:00 am
My introduction to Toledo Bend was almost 20 years ago this month when I drove to the reservoir for a Louisiana Outdoor Writers Association meeting. Former Louisiana Sportsman editor Todd Masson and I jumped on John Dean’s boat, and spent a broiling-hot day dropping plastics into 30 feet of water.
|Give íem a break
2502 Views - Posted: July 01 at 7:00 am
Itís all the rage to bash governmental agencies. Folks are tired of taxes, tired of the political wrangling that prevents much from happening (which might be a good thing) and turned off by partisan sniping reminiscent of spoiled children.
|Whereíd the Ďsportsmenís friendí go?
2882 Views - Posted: June 01 at 9:00 am
W hen Bobby Jindal was running for the governorship in 2007, he said all the right things during an interview with this magazine. He claimed kinship with the sportsmen of this state, and promised that his children would ďgrow up and treasureĒ the natural resources of this great state.
|Feds should get out of the way
1847 Views - Posted: May 01 at 7:00 am
Regional management of red snapper just wonít work. The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act under which snapper management is conducted simply wonít allow for it. Nope. Wonít work. Canít do it. Wonít do it.
|Time to move north?
1921 Views - Posted: April 01 at 7:00 am
Last July I wrote about my hope for the Louisiana coast, which seems to be melting away like so much candle wax, because of projects funded by the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act. Finally, instead of studying the problem of coastal erosion to death, things were getting done to help shore up what is left of our marshlands.
|Doe days just donít make sense
2662 Views - Posted: March 01 at 7:00 am
When I began deer hunting hard back in the early 1990s, I faced one major problem every season ó my Nov. 25 wedding anniversary. Yep, thatís right: I missed the four days of either-sex hunting around Thanksgiving every single year while I celebrated joining lives with a woman who should have been far out of my reach.
|How much are you worth?
2000 Views - Posted: February 01 at 7:00 am
Hunting and fishing are huge recreational factors for those of us who, by the grace of God, were born in Louisiana. Itís just engrained in our psyche. Bred into our very genes.
|Gun control wonít stop evil
2099 Views - Posted: January 01 at 7:00 am
And what happened at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Conn., on Dec. 14 was evil.
As a father, my heart broke for the families who suffered unimaginable loss. I canít imagine ó and donít want to know ó how they felt as they learned that their young children would never run into their arms again.
|Louisianaís three-buck limit was the right call
1723 Views - Posted: December 01, 2012 at 7:00 am
OK, so Iím a meat hunter at heart. After more than 20 years of deer hunting and who knows how many deer on the ground, I still just love to squeeze the trigger and watch a deer do the death jump. I still get jazzed ó with adrenaline making me light-headed ó even when I shoot a 100-pound doe. Thereís just no better high in the world.
|Atchafalaya Basinís 14-inch minimum a relic that should go
2196 Views - Posted: November 05, 2012 at 9:00 am
One of the very first outdoor stories I wrote was about the devastation of the Atchafalaya Basin by Hurricane Andrew, and how a new 14-inch limit had been implemented with the hopes of bringing that huge overflow swamp back to full health.
|Coastal regionís best hope for Isaac recovery: You!
1963 Views - Posted: October 01, 2012 at 7:00 am
OK, admit it: You didnít take Tropical Storm Isaac seriously. No, itís alright. I didnít either, even when when it finally churned itís way up to a Category 1 hurricane. Really, what was there to fear? Isaac certainly was no Katrina.
I even laughed and used the approach of the storm as an excuse to break my diet, stocking up on Oreos, chips and Dr. Peppers. About the only concession I made was buying 10 gallons of fuel for our generator. And a portable air-conditioning unit (hey, Iím not completely stupid).
|BP message Ďbunkí
2062 Views - Posted: September 01, 2012 at 7:00 am
BP has conducted a public relations blitz since their Deepwater Horizon well belched almost 5 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Their message? Everything is better than ever thanks to their cleanup efforts.
Itís been disconcerting to hear that company pound its chest while disturbing anecdotal information from anglers along the coast begins to creep out.
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