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Game tips

Many local food banks accept game and fish as donations. However, they ask you do the following when packaging food that you intend to donate:

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Landon Lartigue, grandson of Ville Platte Chief of Police Neal Lartigue, is pictured with teal which were killed on the opening weekend of the season this year at Cazan’s Lake. (Photo courtesy of Neal Lartigue)

Landon Lartigue follows in the footsteps of his grandfather hunting teal

Hunting, in general, as always been a right of passage of resident of South Louisiana as fathers and grandfathers alike bring the younger generations into the woods.

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Pictured from left are Clarence Castille, John Allen Buller, and Charles Buller on the Sunday of the opening weekend of teal season this year. Also pictured are the five teal and the young dog being trained. (Photo courtesy of Ted Buller)

Charles Buller continues traditions of teal hunting to his sons and grandsons

Opening weekend of teal season this year began as usual for Charles Buller of Ville Platte. He went on the first day with his son, Ted, and Dr.

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Alex “Sonny” Chapman Jr. stangs alongside a turkey mounted on the wall of his law office in Ville Platte. (Gazette photo by Nancy Duplechain)

Blind justice

As soon as he started talking about hunting, Ville Platte native Alex “Sonny” Chapman, Jr.’s face lit up, and his smile lingered as he reminisced over old hunting stories and the bond he shared wit


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