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Apr 18th

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Reynolds cautiously optimistic about duck season

This time last year, duck hunters were enthusiastic about the prospects of a super season just ahead. Reproduction was good up north so lots of waterfowl would be winging down to Louisiana to spend the winter.

What looked like a great season ahead turned out to be an overall disappointment. Roger Goodell-like factors entered the picture over which Louisiana's duck hunters had no control, sort of like what happened to the New Orleans Saints this season. While states north of us had plenty of water, Louisiana was in the throes of drought conditions. While ducks dabbled in the plenteous waters of Missouri and Arkansas, they over-flew our part of the world. Ducks don't like to kick up dust when they land.

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A professional Bass fishing career is not for everybody

You probably know one. In fact, you may be one yourself. I'm talking about a guy who loves to bass fish and envisions himself one day climbing into a $50,000 bass fishing...

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A trip down Bayou Dorcheat is like a trip back in time

I still remember my first job out of college long years ago. I was hired to teach school in a town in Webster Parish with a funny sounding name, Shongaloo.

I enjoyed my on...

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Fishing hot spots abound around North Louisiana

Confession time. I've been remiss, gotten a little lazy really, in not spending more hands-on time on the north Louisiana waterways located in my area of coverage. Oh, I'...

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Sneaking sure beats stand-sitting for Yocum

When Melinda Yocum surprised her husband, Rex, with a new bow for Christmas three years ago, he was hopeful it would perform better than his previous outfit. He had shot ...

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