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Louisiana Wildlife Agents: In Their Own Words
Louisiana Wildlife Agents: In Their Own Words
by Jerald Horst
Hardcover from Louisiana State University Press
ISBN: 0807139998

Wildlife agents prepare themselves for anything. In the blink of an eye, a routine arrest for hunting rabbits at night--a crime that carries only a nominal fine--can turn into a manhunt, with an officer s life suddenly at risk.
In Louisiana Wildlife Agents officers tell of the unimaginable dangers lurking in their supposedly routine tasks and recall side-splitting tales of misadventures on Louisiana's bayous. The sequel to Game Warden: On Patrol in Louisiana, this book allows wardens to share their unforgettable memories, and to detail the perils and pleasures of life behind the wildlife badge.
Jerald Horst compiled vivid anecdotes of the grueling training academy, laughably inept criminals, and real dangers in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, all told in the unique voices of the officers. Some of the agents' spouses also speak up, sharing their perspective on what it means to be married to a wildlife man.
Thrilling, funny, heart-wrenching, and life-affirming--sometimes all at once--the stories of Louisiana Wildlife Agents will instill in readers a new respect for this challenging, and never-unexciting profession.
 
50 Hikes in Louisiana: Walks, Hikes, and Backpacks in the Bayou State, First Edition
50 Hikes in Louisiana: Walks, Hikes, and Backpacks in the Bayou State, First Edition
by Janina Baxley, Nina Baxley
Paperback from Countryman Press
ISBN: 0881505986

The surprisingly diverse hiking opportunities in Louisiana.
Hikers can experience a surprising variety of habitats and terrains in Louisiana, ranging from piney woods in the west to bottomland hardwood along the Mississippi floodplain, to the picturesque swamps and marshes in the south. The state's varied habitats provide an ideal home for a wide array of flora and fauna, and its mild climate makes fall, winter, and spring excellent seasons for hiking. Louisiana is located along a prime corridor for migrating birds; as a result, many of the state's trails offer bird-watching opportunities for hikers.
The hikes in this guide range in length from 1/2 to 31 miles, from a casual stroll to a 3-4-day backpack. An overview chart makes it easy to choose a hike for every ability. Each hike description includes mile-by-mile directions, a topographic map, information on hiking time, mileage, and trail conditions, and knowledgeable commentary on the human and natural history you'll encounter along the way. 50 black-and-white photographs, 51 maps

 
Canoeing Louisiana
Canoeing Louisiana
by Ernest Herndon
Paperback from University Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 1578064260

From Bayou Bartholomew in the north to the Atchafalaya Swamp in the south, from the Sabine River in the west to the Pearl River in the east, Louisiana abounds with water to explore. Canoeing Louisiana is your guidebook for paddling through a Deep South region that boasts a great variety of waterways.

The book takes a broad focus, covering the state in a way that anyone--local or visitor, day-floater or wilderness tripper--can enjoy. The book especially highlights waters that are in or near public lands, including wildlife management areas, parks, national forests and national wildlife refuges. In Louisiana there's no shortage of options, from easy day jaunts to semi-wilderness expeditions.

Although there is no whitewater in this bayou state, there is nature galore--a wealth of woods, water, and wildlife. And there's considerable variety: clear sandy streams like Tangipahoa and Whiskey Chitto; vast swamps like Atchafalaya and Honey Island; hill-country bayous like Bodcau and D'Arbonne; gorgeous lakes like Chicot and Bistineau; and sea kayaking destinations such as Grand Isle and Lake Pontchartrain. Paddlers who still want an adrenaline thrill can try finding a way through seemingly endless cypress swamps, dodging cottonmouth snakes, or paddling among alligators.

Author Ernest Herndon has identified more than thirty waterways which meet criteria for good paddling. Canoeing Louisiana provides general descriptions and specific information on where to go and what to expect. It also discusses types of boats and gear most suited to Louisiana, as well as techniques for camping, navigation, and fishing. And it explores relevant facets of history, ecology, folklore, and biology since most paddlers want to know more than just the logistics of a paddling destination.

This is the only comprehensive guidebook about Louisiana's waterways. It will appeal to all those who have an interest in the natural wonders of the Bayou State.

Ernest Herndon is a staff writer and outdoors editor of the Enterprise-Journal in McComb, Mississippi. He is also the author of Canoeing Mississippi (University Press of Mississippi). See the author's Web site at www.ernestherndon.com.

 
Fly Fishing the Louisiana Coast: A Complete Guide to Tactics and Techniques, From Lake Charles to the
Fly Fishing the Louisiana Coast: A Complete Guide to Tactics & Techniques, From Lake Charles to the
by Pete Cooper Jr.
Paperback from Countryman Press
ISBN: 0881506656

A complete guide to fly fishing and visiting the hundreds of miles of bayous, coastlines, and the Mississippi River Delta.
Great fishing in great settings with great people and great food, too! Where else can you catch tarpon, eat authentic jambalaya, and dance to zydeco, all in one day? This is the first, and definitive, guide to saltwater fly fishing in Louisiana-inshore, coastal, and offshore. This where-to, how-to guide's coverage begins on the western edge of Cajun Country, in the Lake Charles region, and extends east to the Mississippi River Delta. Louisiana harbors an amazing range of fish: redfish, specks, flounder, tripletail, cobia, tarpon, crevalle jacks, and Spanish mackerel, even largemouth bass, and the author cues you in to what gear to bring, from rod to fly, and provides essential information on local guides; marinas; sporting goods; outfitters; suggestions for sightseeing on your fishing down time; accommodations, from motels to plantation beds; and venues for authentic regional "good eating" and music.
Many of Louisiana's year-round saltwater opportunities, both offshore and inshore, were developed in the past 10 years. In that time, there's been a growth of fly fishing in the state, and catch-and-release has replaced the ice-chest as a measure of fishing success. Whether you're sight-casting, blind-casting, surfcasting, or casting from your "mud-boat," here's your chance to hook into your biggest fish ever.
Conventioneers and revelers alike in the Big Easy--pack your rod for your next trip, and get out and fish! 40 black-and-white photos, 8 maps

 
Wetland Heritage: The Louisiana Duck Decoy
Wetland Heritage: The Louisiana Duck Decoy
by Charles Frank Jr.
Hardcover from Pelican Publishing
Media Published: 1985-
ISBN: 088289398X

The step-by-step development of this art, with advice on carving techniques and collecting.
 
TRUST: A Story of Faith, Prep Sports, and Louisiana Politics
TRUST: A Story of Faith, Prep Sports, and Louisiana Politics
by Lisa Arceri
Paperback from WestBow Press A Division of Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1449714978

Trust is the story of a homeschool family in Louisiana that wasn't ready to choose between homeschooling and high school sports. A lawmaker's campaign promise over a glass of water led to a three-year struggle with athletic and education associations that lobbied at the state capitol. Prep sports and politics are big in Louisiana, and to disturb the status quo of either is not for the faint of heart. Believing some problems are better solved than accepted thrust Lisa Arceri into a very unfamiliar world of politics and policy-making. The trials and defeats of going through the legislative process are the setting for this family's experience of God's sovereignty and faithfulness.

 
Louisiana Sports Encyclopedia
Louisiana Sports Encyclopedia
by Bob Remy
Paperback from Pelican Pub Co Inc
ISBN: 0882891200
 
 
Trout Masters: How Louisiana s Best Anglers Catch the Lunkers
Trout Masters: How Louisiana's Best Anglers Catch the Lunkers
by Jerald Horst
Kindle Edition from Louisiana Publishing
Media Published: 2011-
 

When Leon Mattes reeled in a lunker of a speckled trout in May 1950, he could never have guessed that the fish would stand as Louisiana's state record for more than half a century. But today, with that 12.38-pound speck having reached epic status, 14 anglers have set themselves on a course to conquer Louisiana's fishing Everest. Each has the same goal, but the chosen and chiseled means are as varied as the determined men and women who have selected them. These are Louisiana's best anglers, and odds are, one of them will eventually push Mr. Mattes to No. 2.

When Leon Mattes reeled in a lunker of a speckled trout in May 1950, he could never have guessed that the fish would stand as Louisiana's state record for more than half a century. But today, with that 12.38-pound speck having reached epic status, 14 anglers have set themselves on a course to conquer Louisiana's fishing Everest. Each has the same goal, but the chosen and chiseled means are as varied as the determined men and women who have selected them. These are Louisiana's best anglers, and odds are, one of them will eventually push Mr. Mattes to No. 2.

 
Mike the Tiger: The Roar of LSU
by C. C. Lockwood
Paperback from Louisiana State University Press

Cruising Guide to the Northern Gulf Coast: Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana
by Claiborne S. Young
Paperback from Pelican Pub Co

Specks : Louisiana's Top 10 Trout Destinations, and Exactly How to Fish Them Year-Round
by Todd Masson
Listed under Fishing Louisiana

50 Hikes in Louisiana: Walks, Hikes, and Backpacks in the Bayou State, First Edition
by Nina Baxley
Paperback from Countryman Pr

Canoeing Louisiana
by Ernest Herndon
Paperback from Univ Pr of Mississippi (Trd)

The Hellpig Hunt: A Hunting Adventure in the Wild Wetlands at the Mouth of the Mississippi River by Middle-Aged Lunatics Who Refuse to Grow Up
by Humberto Fontova
Hardcover from M Evans & Co

Louisiane
by Richard Bizier, Richard Bilzer
Paperback from Pelican Pub Co

Tales of a Louisiana Duck Hunter
by Fielding Lewis
Hardcover from Pelican Publishing Company

Louisiana's Best in High School Football
by Jerry Byrd
Paperback from Xlibris Corporation

The U.S.A. Comprehensive Public Camping Guide (Lower 48), Vol. 5: Kansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas
by Jeanne Bowerman
Paperback from W.D. Bowerman

Louisiana Athletes: The Top Twenty
by Marty Mule, Bob Remy
Paperback from Pelican Pub Co
1981

The Louisiana Icegators Phenomenon
by Trent Angers, Nissa Darbonne, Tim Berryman
Paperback from Acadian House Pub

 
 

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