|Whereíd the Ďsportsmenís friendí go?
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
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?
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
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?
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
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
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
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!
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
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.
|Idle Iron policy should be reversed
August 01, 2012 at 7:00 am
If you stand on the beaches lining the Louisiana coastline and look south, itís pretty much a guarantee that youíre going to see at least one oil rig. Probably several. The structures absolutely define our world-class offshore fishing, serving as the dining tables for snapper, amberjack, grouper, cobia and many other fish species.
|CWPPRA offers hope for future of coast
July 02, 2012 at 7:00 am
I have watched with sadness the rapidity of change along the Louisiana coastline. Delacroix is a shell of what it was when I first ventured out of End of the World Marina almost two decades ago with then-editor Todd Masson.
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