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Man gets six months house arrest, fine for using toxic coyote bait, killing more than 50 animals, birds

MONROE – A man who killed more than 50 animals and birds with toxic coyote bait will spend six months confined to his home and pay $5,000 in fine.

Additionally, Leslie W. Hardwick, Jr., 47 of West Monroe loses hunting privileges for three years.

November 16, 2011 at 9:41pm

This is my problem with running dogs, now you know if the dog is trespassing the hunter is also. Second time I have picked up pictures of dog(s) on my property. This is down by Darby Bayou off the Grand River. Getting really tired of the trespassing. Some people have no respect for other peoples property.

January 02, 2011 at 9:22pm
A comment titled: Corn in response to a report titled: Deer Corn

ZEN-NOH Convent
Louis Dreyfus Commodities Port Allen
Cargill Reserve
TRI-Parish Gin Lettsworth
Bunge in Lettsworth, Darrow, or Destrehan
Any of your CO-OPs

ZEN-NOH use to sell soybean pellets, they were made from the hulls of soybeans with some moleass mixed in for binding.

Most elevators sell corn, soybean, rice brand,and soybean pellets in super sacks, 1/2 ton or 1 ton

Good luck

August 03, 2014 at 9:48pm
A comment titled: seagu11 in response to a report titled: Bow hunting

It's all good brother, I see your point and I agree. Good luck, happy hunting

August 08, 2013 at 10:55pm
A comment titled: To many SA on this site in response to a report titled: Bow hunting

Yes it is from the internet, the same place an 'Assistance DA' with EBRP took us when we went to inquire into the law. The Assistance DA is the one who gave us the 'Louisiana statute RS 14:95.1' and the web site to reference. This is why I hardly ever post on this site, to many SA. Anyway, just call your local DA they will be able to point you to the correct 'Louisiana statute' on the ruling.Good luck happy hunting.

August 05, 2013 at 8:03am
A comment titled: Bow hunt yes? in response to a report titled: Bow hunting

Found this out just the other day.

'Yes', you can bow hunt. 'No', you can not hunt with any type of firearm to include black powder.

See Louisiana statute RS 14:95.1…

95.1. Possession of firearm or carrying concealed weapon by a person convicted of certain felonies

For the purposes of this Section, 'firearm' means any pistol, revolver, rifle, shotgun, machine gun, submachine gun, black powder weapon, or assault rifle which is designed to fire or is capable of firing fixed cartridge ammunition or from which a shot or projectile is discharged by an explosive.

August 04, 2013 at 11:17pm
A comment titled: Right anode for water in response to a report titled: Severe anode erosion

Are you using the correct anode, different type of water requires different anodes?

This sounds like your problem.

What is Electrolytic Corrosion? If you see an accelerated corrosion on the metal parts of your boat located below the waterline, you are the victim of 'electrolytic corrosion'. The scientific term 'electrolytic' corrosion describes an accelerated type of corrosion that occurs when an electric current is added to the water surrounding your boat (usually at a dock). This corrosion is typically caused by faulty wiring that permits an electric current to enter the water. This corrosion, combined with galvanic corrosion, is also an electromechanical action which causes metal parts to decompose, but at a very accelerated level. This destructive process is also caused by electrolysis, which is an electric current set up between the metal parts of your boat, with salt water as the electrolyte, but it can be much more damaging in a very short time.

July 15, 2013 at 12:28pm
A comment titled: Fish There in response to a report titled: Leeville

We fish there all the time, fish the marshes, lake Jesse,Little Lake,Hackberry Bay,deep bayou and Bayou Blue. Not sure what you running but you can cross little lake and hit China Bayou and Bayou Rose. See if you can find Capt. Bob of Between the Banks, he stays at Boudreaux's you can't miss his boat, he will point you in the right direction, you can also go to '' and get GPS reading.

June 12, 2013 at 10:28pm
A comment titled: Try this in response to a report titled: Speckled Trout recipe

I do believe keakar hit the nail on the head, go to the source. Anyway, here is a good one.

olive oil

6- 8-10oz(each)trout fillets

salt and pepper, to taste
2- tablespoon Creole seasoning*
2- cups flour
2- cups buttermilk
1- cup unsalted butter(real butter)
1/2- cup blanched and sliced almonds
juice of 1 lemon
1- tablespoon freshly chopped parsley

Preheat oven to 350° F.

To a cast iron or heavy bottomed pan over medium heat, add 1/2 inch olive oil.

Season trout fillets with salt, pepper, and Creole seasoning. Dredge trout in flour and shake off excess. Then place trout in buttermilk, and again in flour; shake off excess. Place fish in pan with hot oil and cook on both sides until completely brown, about 5-7 minutes per side. If trout are thick and not completely cooked throughout, finish them in preheated oven, cooking for a few minutes.

To another sauté pan over medium-high heat, add butter. When butter has completely melted and begins to brown slightly on the sides, add almonds, lemon juice, and parsley. Continue to move butter around in pan until almonds have browned, about 3-4 minutes. Season sauce with salt and remove from heat.

Place each trout fillet on a bed of rice and spoon amandine sauce liberally over top.

You can also bake this by omitting the flour and buttermilk.

May 31, 2013 at 5:43pm
A comment titled: Thats a zero not an o in response to a report titled: mercury 200hp serial number??

your s/n starts with a zero. zeroB231438, 200 H.P. (V-6) (1978-1988 COMBINED BOOKS)pulled right off the parts page from ''

April 16, 2013 at 9:11pm
A comment titled: Also in response to a report titled: River Stage??? (Red River/Three Rivers)

You can also click on 'Mississippi River or River Summary' in the same column. Again my bad, I have mine set to come up with the Miss River due to work.

January 28, 2013 at 7:54pm
A comment titled: Well I'll be in response to a report titled: River Stage??? (Red River/Three Rivers)

Yea I see that. Here's what you do, in the blue column to the left, click on 'Observed and Forecasted River Conditions' from there click on any green or orange box. Sorry fellas.

January 28, 2013 at 7:38pm
A comment titled: Here you go in response to a report titled: Posting a body of water

Louisiana Navigability Report


Navigable streams in Louisiana are those that have been or are capable of being used in their ordinary condition for interstate commerce. In navigable rivers, the state owns the riverbed, and the public can use the banks up the ordinary high water mark for activities related to navigation. Acceptable activities include boating, fishing and canoeing.

State Test of Navigability

Louisiana, through its case law, has adopted a state test of navigability that considers streams navigable that are “navigable in fact,” very similar to the federal commerce test.1) A body of water is navigable-in-fact if “it is capable of being used for a commercial purpose over which trade and travel are or may be conducted in the customary modes of trade and travel.”2) The court goes on to say that “simply stated, a water course is navigable when by its depth, width and location it is rendered available for commerce.”3) However, the courts in Louisiana distinguish the fact that a stream “navigable in fact by canoes, row boats and other small craft”, but “not navigable by larger boats and vessels, does not make it a navigable stream.”4)

Navigability is not presumed and the burden of proof rests with the party seeking to establish it.5) In Louisiana, a body of water can also be held navigable despite its natural or man-made obstructions.6) The public trust doctrine applies in Louisiana to navigable waters. The public trust doctrine maintains that the state holds certain lands and waters for the public's reasonable use.

Extent of Public Rights in Navigable and Non-Navigable Rivers

Louisiana follows the federal navigational servitude test which grants the public the right to use and access navigable waters as continuous highways for the purpose of navigation in interstate commerce.7) However, the courts in Louisiana distinguish from this test by fact that not all navigable waters enjoy a navigational servitude as there may be instances non-navigable waters are made navigable by private owners.8) For example, if there is a shallow lake that is non-navigable, and the owner of the lake dredged the bottom to make it navigable for boat travel, the public does not have a navigational servitude to access the lake.

The beds of navigable waters are “insusceptible of private ownership.”9) Banks10) of a navigable river are “private things subject to public use.”11) The public may not utilize the bank of a river or a stream for any activity other than incidental use as it relates to navigation.12) Riparian landowners have the right to reasonable use of the waters but cannot restrict the actual use of a navigable river or stream.13) Courts have not formally addressed the issue of portage outside of the use of navigable rivers banks.

Criminal trespass in Louisiana states that “no person shall remain in or upon property, movable or immovable, owned by another without express, legal or implied authorization.”14) There is an exception to trespass in the statute for an “occupant of a watercraft or vessel traveling on salt water engaged in an emergency purpose for the purpose of retrieval of his property or for obtaining assistance in an emergency.”15)


For more information on water rights in Louisiana, please refer to the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, found at []. Regulation of all fishing and boating activities falls under the exclusive control of the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission, found at [].

January 28, 2013 at 7:30pm
A comment titled: this might help in response to a report titled: River Stage??? (Red River/Three Rivers) and ohio river forecast

January 28, 2013 at 7:10pm
A comment titled: Really people in response to a report titled: 'KING OBAMA' - YOU MUST READ THIS

If y'all would have actually taken the time to read the article y'all would have seen that 'New York Democratic Rep. Jose Serrano 'reintroduced' a bill'

Serrano proposed similar resolutions in 1997 and 1999, during Bill Clinton’s administration, and in 2001, 2003, 2005, and 2007, during George W. Bush’s administration. He proposed the repeal again in 2009 after Obama took office.

man oh man, some people. I didn't vote for President Obama but some people just go to far with the fear mongering.

January 08, 2013 at 9:29pm
A comment titled: No Respect in response to a report titled: dog hunting trespassers

I know what you going through, I hunt the basin also. Dog hunters have 'NO' respect for other people's property and a few of the comments here show just that. I have plenty of pictures of dog hunters on my property which is clearly marked, and have even caught them on my property. Good luck on finding them. By the way, that is clearly a rifle with scope resting on that right shoulder.

December 20, 2012 at 12:48pm
A comment titled: Who Hired him in response to a report titled: Insurance / Marine Surveyor

Who hired him, if the insuraced company hired him he works for the insurance company. You have the right to hire your own Independent Marine Surveyor, if you don't like/agree with his finding. Going rate is $125 an hour.

December 17, 2012 at 2:01pm
A comment titled: Here's what I did in response to a report titled: Graveyard boat

I had a similar situation to yours, I pulled all wiring, switches, fuses block(s), navigation light connections, all electrics and replaced with new. Changed out bilge, bait, and live well pumps with new. Had the motor checked out and serviced by a certified mechanic. New VHF, new GPS/Sounder. If below deck fuel tank, drain, and replace filter if above deck buy new. Make sure you don't forget the trailer, check the bearing and then double check em, the basin bridge is not nearly as wide as it looks when you are changing out wheel bearing on a boat trailer. Pay attention to your transom when you engage the engine and watch for soft spots in the deck. Still have my boat after 6 years. Hope this give you an idea.

December 11, 2012 at 10:18pm
A comment titled: Why make this hard? in response to a report titled: Sherbone WMA-citation

The law seams pretty clear, if you launch on the WMA you 'need' the permit, if you launch anywhere else and enter the WMA you 'don't' need the permit. Geauxfish11, doesn't say if he did or didn't use the WMA launch, if he did, he is in the wrong, ignorance of the law is no excuse.

It's real simple, if you 'USE' the WMA boat launch, road side, or any facility 'WITHIN' the boundaries of the WMA, fill out a 'Self-Clearing Permit'. If you launch, 'OUTSIDE' the 'boundaries' of a WMA, and enter the WMA by water 'only' and as long as you 'do not' exit your vessel you don't need a 'Self-Clearing Permit', Pretty simple.

November 08, 2012 at 12:08pm
A comment titled: Good eating in response to a report titled: black drum recipes

love drum, find it to be very good eating myself. Not trying to start anything here, but have caught many over 20' with no worms, now anything over 25' I will throw back, I find the 22-24' the best. I bake em with a little salt, pepper, lemon, and butter, blacken, grill, but this is one of my favorite.

Creole Black Drum

2 lbs black drum fillets
3 tomatoes, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
½ green pepper, chopped
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Cayenne pepper to taste
3 tablespoons butter
olive oil

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Melt butter in a small sauce pan. Coat a large baking dish with olive oil and lay fillets inside it. Top black drum with remaining ingredients and pour butter over dish. Bake 15-20 minutes until fish is done. Great with wild rice.

September 28, 2012 at 10:14pm
A comment titled: blow up in response to a report titled: Massive copperhead

just blew this picture up 400%, that is one wide head to be a rat snake, that head and body does not flow into one another. Fatter than it looks. But hey that's just my opinion.

May 09, 2012 at 10:25pm
A comment titled: courtbouillon in response to a report titled: good day fishen

I like using big ones like this in a courtbouillon,they don't break up like the smaller ones do, leaving nice big chunks of meat. Some good eating.

May 03, 2012 at 9:42pm
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