EASL Update for March 2023

 EASL’s first quarterly meeting will be March 20 at Cabela’s in Gonzales. The meeting starts at 7pm and we hope to see you there!

Photos from the Terry Melancon Saltwater Challenge

Here are some photos from the Terry Melancon Saltwater Challenge. Click the images for a slideshow.

Photos from the Pan Fish Rodeo & Fish Fry

Here are some photos from the Pan Fish Rodeo & Fish Fry.

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Ashlee Fink Wins First Place in EASL Squirrel Rodeo

EASL’s 2015 Squirrel Rodeo on Saturday, October 3rd had 19 hunters this year.  First Place: Ashlee Fink, with a limit that weighed 8.7 lbs. Second Place: Mike Brown, with 7 that weighed 8.1 lbs, and also tied for biggest squirrel. Third Place was Gary Lass with 8 at 7.1 lbs. Hunters enjoyed a jambalaya cooked by Perry Berteau. On Sunday, EASL members enjoyed a tasty squirrel gravy cooked by Todd Breaux at Merle’s place. Thanks to our cooks, Dwain Gautreaux for chairing this annual event and Merle Gautreaux for hosting.

Ashlee Fink First Place Squirrel Rodeo 2015

EASL’s 2015 Sweepstakes a Success!  

Fellow Sportsman Leaguers,

The EASL Board of Directors is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Sportsman’s Sweepstakes giveaway held on June 15th of this year. Thanks to the huge outpouring of support, we have clearly exceeded our expectations in securing this year’s financial budget needs. This effort would never have been possible without YOU and the board would like to congratulate everyone who participated in making this possible!

Additionally, we would like to recognize the many Corporate Sponsors or Individuals who donated either monetary support or prizes used in the sweepstakes package. We urge everyone to acknowledge these supporters in whatever way to express our club’s grateful appreciation.

Sincerely, Barney Callahan
On behalf of The Board of Directors

Sweepstakes Winners:

Ruger 1022/ .22 Cal. Rifle – Forrest Broussard

Lake Bruin Fishing Trip – Mark Shurtz

H20 Max Bait Cast Combo – Jodi Daigle

H20 Max Spin Cast Combo – Greg Cedotal

32 X 22 Matted/Framed Wildlife Print – David Cliburn

Matted/Framed Tensas Basin Print – Clay Schexnayder

Taxidermy Duck Mount – Jimmy Villar

Custom Aluminum Boiling Pot – Karl Brumfield

152 QT “MAXCOLD” Igloo Ice Chest – Gonzales Hardware Inc.

Crystal Vase & Neiman Marcus Platter – Michael LeBon

$50 Ralph’s Market Gift Certificate – Lynda Lambert

2 Framed Wildlife watercolor paintings – AMKO Fence & Security

2 Framed Wildlife watercolor paintings – Lana Taylor

2 Alex Painter Matted/framed prints – Cody Braud

2 Alex Painter Matted/framed prints – Landry’s Pharmacy

9qt Dutch Oven – Nicholas Murphy

Cypress Bat House – Buzzy Landry

1 pair Hip Boots – Greg Cedotal


Sponsor/ Donors:

Coast Machinery

ProServe Inc.

AMKO Fence & Security

S&S Machinery

Hutch’s Hardware

David Wilcox Insurance Agency

Gonzales Hardware

Bayou Metal Works

Carmen Duplessis/Mike LeBlanc

Mike and Lynda Lambert

Krazy Kajan Cookware/Shane Martinez

Nooley’s Po-Boys, Prairieville

United Community Bank

Fins to Feathers Taxidermy

Ronnie Braud Trucking

Representative Clay Schexnayder

Diez Signs Inc.

Harry Robert Insurance Agency

Diez Auto Parts

Jim and Warren Hebert

Rebecca Triche/Purvis Hebert

Jerry & Marcia Jimmerson

Artist, Alex Painter

New Public Launch at old PJs Landing

EASL members Jim Hebert, Thad Bellow and Vince Diez were excited to attend the “grand opening” in March of a new public launch at PJs Landing. Kudos to Ascension Parish government for making this a reality!

PJs Landing 1 PJs Landing 3 PJs Landing 5 PJs Landing 6

Bluebird Nest Boxes

Bluebird boxes available! The East Ascension Sportsman’s League has just completed a “Recycle Program” using old weathered Cedar boards to produce great unique “one of a kind” Bluebird Boxes. Now is the time to put the boxes out to attract these beautiful birds for the summer. Your tax-deductible donation of $10 per box to the EASL will help the local Bluebird population and add to the enjoyment of your back yard birding. Limited quantity immediately available. We built 75 in January 2013.

Blue Bird Boxes Built Jan 2013

Here are a few ways you can get one, two or several for your neighborhood:

A) Boxes will be availabe at EASL’s general meetings on the THIRD MONDAY of the month.

B) Contact: Warren Singer with Industrial Consulting & Supply Corp. to pick up nest boxes at 39421 Hwy 929 (Prairieville Post Office Road, 1.5 miles East of Airline Highway) in Prairieville.  (p) 225-622-6941 or (f) 225-622-6787.  email: warren @ icscla.com  AVAILABLE DURING BUSINESS HOURS.

C) Contact:  Vince Diez with Diez Signs to pick up nest boxes at 1406 N. Coontrap Road (in the curve) in Gonzales. (p) 225-6473608 AVAILABLE DURING BUSINESS HOURS.

Where and how to place a bluebird nest box?  Check out this advice:  http://www.bluebirdsforever.com/houses.html

More info on EASL’s history of making and distributing bluebird boxes in Ascension Parish: http://easlonline.org/nest-box-projects-2/


Big Buck Contest Winners for 2012-2013

DSC_0276aCongratulations to Drew Hackney for being the 2012-2013 Big Buck Contest winner in the youth division. His 12pt scored 160 1/8. Award presented by Thad Bellow. Photo by Teri Henry.

DSC_0273aCongraulations to Gray Bailey for winning the 2012-2013 Big Buck Contest in the Louisiana Division. His 12pt scored 163 1/2. Award presented by Thad Bellow. Photo by Teri Henry.

DSC_0277aCongratulations to Greg Hackney on winning the 2012-2013 Big Buck Contest in the out-of-state division. His 8pt scored 145 1/2. Award presented by Thad Bellow. Pictured with Luke & Drew Hackney.  Photo by Teri Henry.

EASL Donates Books to Ascension Parish Library

Thanks to Joe Herring, EASL was able to donate seven books related to birding to the Ascension Parish Library in March. These books will serve to educate young and old alike on the importance of our native birds here in south Louisiana and the job we have of preserving their habitat. Angelle Deshautelles accepted the books on behalf of APL, which were presented by EASL President, Wesley Johnson.