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Sep 17th

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Catahoula Lake drawdowns to help ducks this fall

Catahoula Lake has always been a bit of a mystery to me. Once the waterfowl migration gets underway each fall and winter, the focus is on this sprawling body of water covering some 30,000 acres in LaSalle and Rapides Parishes because the lake is a stop-over site for millions of waterfowl on their way south for the winter.

Catahoula is the state's largest natural freshwater lake having been formed, according to writer Terry Jones, by seismic activity, possibly an earthquake. The activity caused the land to sink in the area and waters from nearby Little River filled the depression, thus forming what is now known as Catahoula Lake.

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Uncle Evander spices up Jones’ latest book

I would love to get to spend some time with Dick Jones' uncle Evander Pritchart. You talk about a fellow who could turn an ordinary outdoor adventure into one that will s...

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Rewards of helping hunter’s bag first gobblers

Spring turkey season 2014 is in the books and unless you hunt states further north, you'll have to wait until next spring to chase gobblers again.

Although Louisiana gobbl...

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Dupree’s book sees special way of life eroding

My career as a writer had its genesis way back in 1972 when Uncle Zeke from Beaver Creek was born on the pages of Homer's Guardian Journal. I'd like to say I was the firs...

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Louisiana gobblers succumb to Swan Songs

Listen closely and you can hear the crescendo starting to build as the rather portly lady begins singing....."Turn out the lights; the party's over". Our spring turkey se...

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