President’s Message

Hello LTA Members,

Happy New Year to everyone! I hope everyone had a safe and great holiday

and that this past hunting season was a successful one for all.

As we start the New Year, I would like to remind you of a few changes being made,

The Convention location and dates have changed this year, the new location will be the Ramada Lafayette Conference Center, in Lafayette, LA. The address is

2032 NE Evangeline Thruway. And the dates of this year’s show will be April 29th, 30th, and May 1st.

This year we will have 3 Judges again, they are, Ricky Givens, Bill Yox, and

Tim Little. The Judges will be doing seminars as well, so see the convention schedule for dates and times.

Just to mention a few of this year’s seminars, we have Cody Bellanger doing 2 seminars, sculpting and casting, and a duck mount, Nick Fruge will do a small bird seminar, Michael “HAK” Rushing will do a gamehead seminar, and Jake Degeyter

is doing a mammal seminar.

Also new this year, we will have a Kids’ hands on seminar with David Ellzey! David will be doing a squirrel from beginning to end. All supplies will be available. The squirrels were donated by Members and the forms by Mr. David, this seminar is free for all kids so please get them involved, I am looking forward to seeing the kids learn from one of the best squirrel guys, if we teach our children right at a young age, there will be no limit to what they can do.

Our Association is fortunate to be one of the Best that continues to grow and to be successful every year, this is not only due to LA membership, but out of State memberships also.

Members from Mississippi, Arkansas, Texas and Alabama are faithful to our conventions each year, I would like to encourage our members to support these State Associations by attending their conventions, Here are a few upcoming shows:

Arkansas Show – February 25 – 27, Southern Regionals Show – March 3 – 6, Mississippi Show – April 8 – 10, Alabama Show – June 23 – 26, and Texas Show – July 22 – 25.

As we prepare for the Convention/Competition this year, we ask that if you have any ideas or suggestions, PLEASE contact any Board Member or myself.

Also, a Big Thank You to John and Christy Richard for allowing the LTA to hold our February meeting at their Shop.

Hope to see all of you soon.




The Board Members are Listed Below:

President – Timbo Daigle – (985) 414-2297 ******* Vice President – Darren Adams (337) 794-1331

Sec./Treasurer – Rhonda Adams – (337) 477-2223 ******** BOARD MEMBERS:****************************

Jake Degeyter @ (337) 201-7676, Kenneth Dugas @ (337) 229-8103, Jake Landreneau @

(337) 831-3522, Joe Leggett @ (318) 201-2014, Janna Medved @ (985) 718-9838, Rhonda Rabalais

@ (318) 715-1550, and Regan Wilson @ (504) 427-1293