With crawfish season underway, south Louisiana residents look forward to dining on a regional delicacy, either in a backyard setting or a restaurant, Bruce Shultz of the LSU AgCenter writes. Recipes and routines for preparing crawfish for the pot are followed closely after being passed down from generations.
“This has allowed some myths or misconceptions to creep into the practice of entertaining with crawfish,” said Ray McClain, LSU AgCenter crawfish researcher at the Rice Research Station near Crowley.
In Longview, Texas, the annual “nuisance hunt” for wild hogs resulted in a harvest of about 150, according to news-journal.com.
Also in Texas, the City of Burkburnett, which owns River Creek Golf Course, has erected a fence in an effort to keep wild hogs from continuing to damage to the course.
New research suggests safer ways for fishermen to use soft plastic lures, the University of Illinois reports. Some states are considering legislation that would ban the use of soft plastic lures because of the potential threat to fish and wildlife.