Terry L. Jones

Dr. Terry L. Jones is professor emeritus of history at the University of Louisiana at Monroe who has received numerous awards for his Civil War books and outdoor articles.


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Over 170 years ago the Arkansas Wild Man terrified residents of that state. The first published report in 1846 claimed a footprint was discovered in eastern Arkansas that measured 22 inches. more

Mar 5, 2018 11:03 AM History

Bigfoot, a.k.a. Sasquatch, is not confined to the Pacific Northwest. He has been reported on every continent except Antarctica, and some believe he is right here in Louisiana. more

Jan 23, 2018 2:00 PM History

The first federal law to protect wildlife, the Lacey Act helped curb the market hunters’ activities by prohibiting the interstate transportation of venison and other wild game. more

Jan 10, 2018 11:41 AM Knowing Nature

The collapse of the Louisiana deer population more

Nov 22, 2017 2:49 PM Knowing Nature

Natchitoches Fish Hatchery launches a restocking program for the Alligator Snapping Turtle more

Oct 31, 2017 9:34 AM Knowing Nature

Sportsmen often imagine hunting deer long ago when the land was wild and untouched by modern civilization. However, if they did have the proverbial time machine they might just be surprised at what they’d find. more

Oct 24, 2017 9:50 AM Knowing Nature


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You have to love October. The cooler weather means that another hunting season is upon us, and it’s time to get back into the woods. more

Sep 26, 2017 3:21 PM Knowing Nature


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Louisiana's original constitution was written in a bar and largely copied from other sources. more

Aug 23, 2017 12:00 AM History

Wives are imported, acorns are eaten, and, naturally, a Petticoat Rebellion follows more

Aug 16, 2017 11:22 AM History

Enjoy the water, but watch out for rip tides, jellyfish, and—sea serpents? That’s right! If newspapers are to be believed, there are some strange creatures swimming around out there. more

Jun 26, 2017 1:55 PM History

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Mysterious relics of the Poverty Point people more

May 22, 2017 11:55 AM History

Wild men and feral humans of Louisiana more

Apr 14, 2017 11:33 AM History

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Newspapers in the late 19th century frequently reported on a mysterious Louisiana figure known as the “Wild Girl of Catahoula” more

Mar 15, 2017 11:32 AM History 3 Comments

What would happen if the Old River Control Structure at the head of the Atchafalaya River were to collapse? more

Feb 23, 2017 10:31 AM History 3 Comments


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Site of earthquakes, Jayhawkers, and plenty of ducks more

Feb 3, 2017 1:51 PM Knowing Nature

The historical record suggests that they may have roamed North Louisiana. more

Nov 30, 2016 3:49 PM Knowing Nature

By the turn of the twentieth century, non-stop hunting was pushing some animals to the brink of extinction. more

Oct 31, 2016 3:52 PM History

Reports of strange Louisiana showers more

Jul 29, 2016 12:00 AM History

These super humans were the engines of the economy more

Jun 3, 2016 12:00 AM History

How a Gulf shrimper found, then lost, the valuable cargo of a Spanish shipwreck more

May 3, 2016 12:00 AM History