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Life is all about change

I met the Louisiana Sportsman crew in the mid-1990s at a Louisiana Outdoor Writers Association meeting in Monroe. I was a young, gung ho journalist new to the outdoor industry, having spent my formative days as a beat reporter for the Morning Advocate (now The Advocate) in Baton Rouge.

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April 01, 2017 at 7:00 am
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National policies really do matter

It’s very easy to ignore national politics. Even when those matters are related to the hunting and fishing communities.

“The swamp,” as Washington, D.C., has become known, is so messed up that it’s tempting to put your head in the sand and just go to the camp.

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March 01, 2017 at 7:00 am
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LDWF pick appears to be positive change

We all knew it was coming. In fact, most folks believed it was way past time when it finally happened.

So the announcement of Charlie Melancon’s resignation as secretary of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries in mid-December came as no surprise.

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February 01, 2017 at 7:00 am
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Sometimes itís just your time

Deer hunters spend untold hours scouting out their hunting leases, doing everything they can to up their odds of killing big bucks.

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January 01, 2017 at 7:00 am
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Get out and relax

A chaotic year is coming to a close. Spring flooding swamped North and Central Louisiana, and Toledo Bend reached historic levels. Then the Great Louisiana Flood in August destroyed homes and businesses down south.

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December 01, 2016 at 7:00 am
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Safety harnesses are essential

One of my most-vivid hunting memories was formed during a particularly windy day when I ratcheted up a tall, straight pine tree in what turned out to be a vain attempt — again — to ambush the buck my camp mates and I knew traveled what we dubbed The Narrow Strip.

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November 01, 2016 at 7:00 am
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Chaos reigns at LDWF headquarters

My threadbare but trusty 1995 edition of Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary defines “chaos” as being a state of utter confusion.†

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October 01, 2016 at 7:00 am
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Heroes live among us

The word “hero” is grossly overused today. If you pick up a stray cat and adopt it, you’re called a hero. If you feed the homeless, yep, you’re a hero. If you survived cancer, you can bet you’ll be hailed a hero. And if you care for someone with cancer — man, you’re headed for superhero status.

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August 31, 2016 at 4:55 pm
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