The best eight years of his life

For eight years, starting in 2008, Robert Barham served as secretary of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. He was there in the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and was in charge when the Deepwater Horizon oil spill impacted the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. […]

Bass Fishing

Delta Lures’ buzzbaits

“Hey, can I borrow one of those?”

Accomplished Helena, Ark. bass angler Derward Mauldin has heard that question many times before in his boat when he’s fishing with a Delta Lures buzzbait during tournament action in Arkansas, Mississippi or Louisiana. It’s perhaps the ultimate compliment, or endorsement if you will, for any artificial lure manufacturer who puts a product on the market. […]

Ask Captain Paul

Locating benchmarks

Dear Capt. Paul:

I am interested in joining a geocaching club. Part of the activities are finding benchmarks shown on topographical maps, taking a photo of the benchmark and logging it and the photo in a club book. I have several topographical maps that show specific numbers next to a small X. Is that the benchmark for that area? […]


Tenzing TX 17

If you can’t seem to find a hunting pack that lasts for more than one season, the Tenzing TX 17 might be what you’re looking for this fall. Providing a generous 2,500 total cubic inches of storage in nine pockets and compartments, the TX 17 is the largest hunting daypack in the new TX series. […]