Monday, July 24, 2017

Turkey banquet a community gathering

About this time one year ago, I approached Mark Johnson, owner of Mark Johnson Plumbing in Ruston, offering him the opportunity to sponsor a...

Unlikely siblings are finally united

In last week’s column, I shared about learning the amazing news that I have an older half-brother I never knew I had. My dad, Thomas...

Tips and tactics for taking tough turkeys

Perhaps it’s because I live on the sunny side of the Mason-Dixon Line that I seem to have gravitated to the southern reaches of...

Stealing dog lands writer in hot water

Her name was Shasta. She was a beautiful young collie and my girls loved her. How did she come to live at our house?...

Fish without a license for one weekend in Louisiana

BATON ROUGE — The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says Louisianans and non-residents can participate in this year's free fishing weekend on June...

It’s not the weapon; it’s the criminal, stupid

In recent days, the Crescent City has been making the news again. Has another hurricane drawn a bead on the Big Easy? No....

Reporting deer harvest critically important

I still recall the days a few decades ago when finding a deer track around Goldonna was virtually unheard of. There were so few...

Hitting baseball, shooting doves similar

Who’s your favorite baseball team? If I’m being honest, I don’t keep up with baseball like I used to when I followed the Atlanta...

Go deep for post spawn Crappie

“Okay”, said Matt Loetscher, “we’re on top of the brush pile. Drop your shiner straight down and you ought to get a bite.” Loetscher’s comment...

Trip around North Louisiana for the rain

“Going fishing this weekend on north LA lakes with a group of fellow media members and what does the forecast call for? Rain! I'm...

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