Columns

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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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. […]

Columns

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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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. […]