Episode 71

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17th May 2021

Ep. 71 Mudbugs, New Friends and Cold Beer

After the Great Expulsion in 1755, Acadians arrived from the Canadian Maritime provinces in Louisiana, and settled along the bayous where crawfish were abundant. According to Cajun legend, after the Acadian now called Cajuns were exiled in the 1700’s from Nova Scotia, the lobsters yearned for the Cajuns so much that they set off across the country to find them. Their journey was so treacherous that the lobsters began to shrink in size, and by the time they found the Cajuns in Louisiana, they had shrunk to the size they are now. Upon their arrival, festivals were held in their honor and what was once known as the smaller lobster, was now called crawfish. Also known as mudbugs, Native Americans were first eating the shellfish long before the Europeans arrived. Local tribes would put reeds baited with deer meat into creeks and ponds to catch the crawfish. This week we are joined by our cajun friend Ridge Angeline, the man who not only drove to Louisiana to pick up the crawfish but then proceeded to boil all 260lbs for the listeners that attended the soon to be annual crawfish boil. 




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Under Pressure Outdoors Podcast
New to the outdoors? We’re here to help. Our goal is to lead by example and educate the general public on what it means to take and active role in conservation all while enjoying the great outdoors.

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Jordan Crebs

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Will Crebs

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Conservation of our natural resources is my passion. The historically proven best way to be an active part of conservation is through hunting and fishing. Don't believe me? Stay tuned and I'll show you.

Matthew Harbin

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