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3 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Dale Bordelon. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Dale Bordelon, often where they are interviewed.

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3 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Dale Bordelon. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Dale Bordelon, often where they are interviewed.

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Dale Bordelon, More Bayou Country Traditions

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Dale Bordelon is a gifted storyteller from Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana. In last week's episode (Episode 39, August 3, 2020), Dale described gathering various local raw materials from nearby swamps and hand-making his Louisiana cane calls and other tools-of-the-trade as tribute to Louisiana's traditional waterfowling culture. In today's episode, we crawl belly deep into tepid, tea-colored swampwater as he describes trapping dinosaur-like alligator snappers the size of chest freezers, catching monster alligators, shooting old shotguns, blending duck blinds perfectly into the environment and more.  Where'd Dale get the twine to wrap a special cane call he uses? How'd he catch those big, old snappers, what'd he do with them, and why did he quit? How does he make sure to catch BIG gators?  What's it like shooting pump shotguns from his grandad's era? It's another great episode depicting Louisiana duck hunting culture.  

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Aug 10 2020 · 55mins
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Dale Bordelon, Bayou Country Traditions

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Louisiana's fabled waterfowling history stretches back centuries to the first French inhabitants, that thrived among its Spanish moss adorned swamplands like fish in water.  Their tools of the trade were by necessity hand-crafted from locally abundant materials as a practical way of feeding families, but became in that sense a true art form.  For Dale Bordelon, collecting natural materials from the Avoyelles Parish landscape near home then making his traditional cane calls, cypress dugouts and paddles, moss pirogue seats, and cypress root decoys completely by hand and without power tools is more about "connections to the old ways" than anything else.  What were Dale's earliest influences and how did he become interested in practicing this lost art? What's the distinction between creole, cajun, and coonass? How is cane selected and made into duck calls? And why is it important to him that everything be made completely by hand?  Dale is a gifted storyteller. He answers these questions and much more in the first of this 2-part series. 

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Aug 03 2020 · 1hr 3mins
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Episode #189: Dale Bordelon

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Jeff and Andy are joined true Louisiana outdoorsman, Dale Bordelon. Dale is devoted to maintaining the old duck hunters way of life, including the art of hand turning duck calls and hand carving incredible duck boats.

Jul 23 2019 · 1hr 5mins