Outdoors

Chronic wasting disease 100% fatal to deer

Glynn HarrisGlynn Harris is a long-time outdoor writer from North Louisiana and has won more than 50 writing and broadcasting awards during his 47 year career. It sounds like something you might see in a horror movie. A monster attacks helpless defenseless people who have no way of escape as it mutilates and destroys everyone in its path.There is a …

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Don’t be “bugged” this summer

What’s not to like about summers in the south? Warm temperatures, pretty flowers, fresh tomatoes from the garden, fish jumpin’…I could go on and on. With all the nice things about living in our part of the world this time of year, there are some “boogers” out there bent on making your life miserable.As sure as there’ll be peaches in …

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Fishing Report

BLACK BAYOU –Bream are bedded and biting crickets and worms around the trees. Crappie are around the trees and are fair on shiners and jigs. Bass are fair on spinners, Chatter baits and crank baits Contact Honey Hole Tackle Shop 323-8707 for latest information. BUSSEY BRAKE – Bass have about done spawning and have moved off the banks. Best lures …

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Kids just want to catch fish

Catelyn shows off one of the fish she caught. Whether or not they continue it later in life, kids – virtually all kids – want to have the opportunity to catch a fish. They may lose interest soon after the initial experience but the desire to watch a bobber go under and to feel the tug on the line is …

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Fredric Lee Hoogland, a real visionary

Glynn HarrisGlynn Harris is a long-time outdoor writer from North Louisiana and has won more than 50 writing and broadcasting awards during his 47 year career. On April 22, Lincoln Parish lost a man who was a visionary in the truest sense. Fredric Lee Hoogland was the founder of one of the most popular attractions, not only for Lincoln Parish …

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Spring squirrel season begins Saturday

The Louisiana spring squirrel hunting season begins Saturday in most parts of Louisiana and lasts until May 26, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) said. Squirrel hunting is the perfect gateway for hunting and a great introduction for youth into the sport.A basic hunting license is all that is needed to hunt squirrels and those 17 and under …

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Protecting your camp during the off-season

Glynn HarrisGlynn Harris is a long-time outdoor writer from North Louisiana and has won more than 50 writing and broadcasting awards during his 47 year career. “It was finally the weekend. Spring turkey season had arrived and all Neal Windley of Norfolk, Va., wanted to do was get to his farm, change into his camouflage and get into the woods. …

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Passing something special to the next gen

Rachel Dupree is quite proud of the big gobbler her brother, Johnathon called in for her. Dennis “Skinny” Hallmark passed something along to me that was special. So special in fact that what I learned on that visit to Alabama with him in 1992 ignited a passion I had never felt before or since. He guided me on my first …

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Billions of cicadas expected to appear across US in 2024

Experts say the insects may be annoying but pose no threat to humans, pets or gardens Billions of cicadas are expected to emerge in the U.S. this spring. In an event that hasn’t happened since the country purchased the Louisiana Territory from the French and Thomas Jefferson was president, bugs will emerge from the ground and descend on the contiguous …

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Fishing Report

BLACK BAYOU – Crappie fishing is improving around the trees on shiners and jigs Bass are fair fishing spinners and soft plastics around the points. Contact Honey Hole Tackle Shop 323-8707 for latest information.BUSSEY BRAKE – Bass fishing is improving with some to around 8 pounds caught on spinners and flipping creature baits around he brush. Crappie are in transition …

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