Columns

Shotgunning fun

An attorney friend who knows a little more about guns than I do about the dark side of the moon — but not much more — was wandering around a regional gun show, looking for I’m not sure what.

I think he had been caught up in all the furor and hype and just figured he needed another gun to go with his one revolver. […]

Columns

Boating blunders

Wildlife enforcement agents in Louisiana are provided with an abundance of training related to boating. Instruction in boat operation, safety equipment, accident prevention and investigation will begin in the academy and continue throughout an agent’s career. […]

Columns

Make mine live

For most power boats, the use of live bait is such a given that livewells almost always come as standard equipment. Many don’t think that taking live bait along in a kayak is a viable option. […]

Freshwater Fishing

The bream of Louisiana

The word “bream” (pronounced “brim”) is a Southernism. Our northern friends call them by their proper species name, or they lump them all together as sunfish — which sounds altogether too sissy-like. In the South, we talk about bull bream. […]

Freshwater Fishing

Bluegills

This feisty species is definitely the backbone of the bream fishery. It gets big — for a bream —at 10 inches, and during its summer-long spawning season forms dense beds of nests. […]