Sports

Wed
10
Jun

Free fishing weekend set in Louisiana

Free fishing weekend set in Louisiana

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) invites you to take part in its annual Free Fishing Weekend on Saturday, June 13, and Sunday, June 14. Louisiana’s Free Fishing Weekend is an opportunity for residents and visitors to fish Louisiana waters without an otherwise required fishing license.

“Each year, we designate a weekend of free fishing as an incentive for families and friends to get outside and enjoy our beautiful Sportsman’s Paradise,” explained LDWF Secretary Jack Montoucet. “Whether your interest is saltwater or fresh, Louisiana offers some of the best and most diverse fishing opportunities in the world, and we welcome you to become part of the long-standing tradition of Louisiana fishing.”

While a fishing license is not required, all fishing regulations, including size, season, catch limits and gear restrictions will remain in effect during Free Fishing Weekend.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wed
10
Jun

I never had a son

I never had a son

When I married and started a family, as a lover of all things outdoors I secretly hoped I’d become father to a little boy who I could watch follow in my footsteps learning to hunt and fish. It didn’t happen. Cathy came along first followed by Kayla.

As much as I wanted a boy, there is no way on God’s green Earth I could have been happier than watching these two do what little girls all pink and frilly do. Barbie Dolls, Betsy Wetsy, Donny Osmond, piano recitals as I watched them grow up to become beautiful and special young ladies both marrying quality young men.

But I never had a son.

Cathy and Kayla both wanted to please their outdoorsy dad and although they both gave it a good effort, Cathy even fighting a gag reflex as I coaxed her into hanging onto the hind legs of a squirrel I was skinning, it just wasn’t to be. I needed them to have a brother.

 

 

 

 

 

Wed
03
Jun

Request for JHS Hall of Fame nominations

The Jena High School Alumni Association is now accepting nominations for the consideration of induction into the Alumni Association Hall of Fame during Homecoming festivities in the fall of 2020.

Nominees are held in the selection phase for seven years. If not selected, a nominee will be removed from the nominations. However, should a nominee be removed from the list, they are allowed to be re-nominated the following year for consideration.

Please visit our website at www.jenahighschoolalumni.com to view a listing of previous nominees. Candidates for Hall of Fame may be a living or post houmous nomination and do no have to be a graduate of Jena High School.

 

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Wed
03
Jun

Outdoors activities place focus on fishing

Outdoors activities place focus on fishing
Outdoors activities place focus on fishing

Okay you can put away your shotgun, your bow, your deer rifle and squirrel gun for awhile. We’re about to kick off the month of June and there’s no hunting season open and won’t be for another couple of months at least.

After you get your hunting stuff put away, you can start concentrating on what’s going strong right now and that will keep you doing fun stuff in the outdoors. It’s time to put new line on your reels, check the line guides for nicks, be sure your tackle box is stocked with what you need for summer fishing. Get out there and do something about it.

A couple of years ago, I kicked off my warm weather fishing quite a bit later than I usually do. By this time in years past, I would have been to my favorite pond half a dozen times already but later than usual, I made my first trip to the honey hole.

 

Wed
27
May

Dewey Wills WMA Hunt Road open

Hunt Road on Dewey W. Wills Wildlife Management Area (WMA) has been reopened, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) announced.

However, tandem axle trucks are prohibited from using the road until further notice.

 

 

 

 

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Wed
20
May

House pass bill on fees charged by La. colleges, universities

BATON ROUGE--The House unanimously passed a bill on Friday that would let public colleges and universities in Louisiana continue to set the levels of their mandatory undergraduate student fees.

The institutions must report any changes in fees to the Legislature and explain why they decided to adjust them.

Universities have raised fees substantially in recent years to offset cuts in state appropriations, and a law allowing them to set the fee levels was due to expire this year.

 

 

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Wed
20
May

Some sports resuming in LaSalle Parish

With the announcement last week of Governor Edwards lifting his Stay at Home order and ushering the state into Phase One of the complete reopening process, some sports in LaSalle Parish have already made plans to start back up including summer high school football practices.

The Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) released guidelines for schools across the state last week to use for approved summer workout schedules as coaches prepare for the upcoming fall season.

“From what we understand, teams will be allowed to begin summer training on June 8,” Jena Head Football Coach and Athletic Director Jay Roark said. “If we are still in Phase One, 10 people can be in the facility at one time which is requiring us to do some major adjusting to our scheduling.”

 

 

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Wed
13
May

Spring squirrel season opened on May 2nd

Spring squirrel hunting season opened on Saturday (May 2) in Louisiana and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) reminds hunters to use social distancing practices due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Spring squirrel season runs from May 2-24. The daily bag limit for squirrels during the spring is three with nine as the possession limit for the season.

To purchase a hunting license, go to https://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/page/wmarefugeconservation-area-licenses-a.... For more information on squirrel hunting in Louisiana, go to https://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/subhome/small-game.

 

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Wed
13
May

Scholars’ Fund donations sought

The 9th Annual Scholars’ Reception will be held as soon as plans are completed, co-sponsored by GEO Corrections and the LaSalle Economic Development District (LEDD).

This event provides an opportunity for local residents, businesses and organizations to honor LaSalle Parish graduates with scholarships to assist them in furthering their education and acquiring job training skills.

Special accounts within the fund include the Peggy Sue Vickers/ Laura Jean Thompson Memorial Fund for graduating seniors receiving special education services and the CLTCC Rod Brady Campus Scholarships. All scholarships assist students in reaching their career goals.

 

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Wed
06
May

All-Composite JHS athlete noted

All-Composite JHS athlete noted

Jena High Senior Softball player Brooklyn Burlew was the recipient of the Louisiana State High School Athletic Association All-State All-Academic 4.0 Composite Softball Team Honorees.

Burlew has maintained a 4.0 GPA and also played basketball and track and field. Only a few dozen other players in the state received this honor as well.

 

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