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Louisiana Cast & Blast

In partnership with the Louisiana Office of Tourism, Garden & Gun hosted a two-day Cast & Blast event at Grosse Savanne Lodge in Lake Charles, Louisiana, September 13–15, 2017. The event kicked off with a day of fishing for redfish, flounder, or trophy bass. As a special treat, Louisiana chef John Folse prepared a game dinner featuring local specialties at the lodge for G&G readers and invited guests of the Lieutenant Governor, Billy Nungesser. On the final day of the event, G&G headed into the field for opening day of teal season followed by a delicious Southern brunch.

 

Special thanks to:

Grosse Savanne Lodge

Chef John Folse

 

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A true sportsman’s paradise—Grosse Savanne Lodge in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

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Guest Sue Volarich hooks a largemouth bass during a morning fishing excursion with her guide.

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Ryan Crimmins reels in a redfish during a morning fishing trip on the marsh.

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The marshes of Louisiana prove to be one of the finest places in the world to fish as Jamie Walker snags a redfish.

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Kyle Edmiston and Barry Guinn celebrate catching their limit on the marsh.

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Marion Fox and Michael Stafford enjoy cocktails before a special dinner with chef John Folse.

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Dinner host Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser with Lula co-owner and distiller Bear Caffery.

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Chef John Folse in the kitchen with the signature entree of the night, Lula Rum–marinated tenderloin of wild boar stuffed with wild boar sausage on sauce forestière with stone-ground blue-corn grits and smothered Louisiana greens.

photo: Ron Hutchinson Photography

Sunrise from the duck blind on opening day of teal season.

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Bob Harlin and Ben Weber after a successful morning duck hunt.

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Retriever Doc is excited for the beginning of the duck-hunting season.

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Ryan Crimmins and Jamie Walker ride in from the hunt.

photo: Ron Hutchinson Photography