Louisiana is often referred to as the "Sportsman's Paradise." There's good reason for this. The abundance of wildlife, and many bodies of water make the Bayou State ideal for hunting, fishing, and boating. Tourism is important to our state's economy. The Department of Wildlife & Fisheries has set aside a weekend for residents and non-residents alike to be allowed to fish without a license. The open weekend is Saturday, June  11th, and Sunday, June 12th. Maybe one of the kids wants to learn. It might be a good weekend for lessons.