January 18, 2015 at 9:59pm
Sadly, this has been happening a lot up there. Between vandalization and thieves red river is becoming a pain in the butt!! I hunt up there quite often and have seen my fair share of dirty moves. I don't deer hunt but i squirrel hunt and waterfowl hunt the whole WMA. We were duck hunting off the atchafalaya river, right there, at the launch on shell road. We left out early , made a decent hunt and trekked back to the launch. When we arrived back someone had stolen a couple chairs and our boots out the back of my truck. Who steals someone else's boots?!? Sucks to ride home with no treads on your feet! hard to explain why you were just in the woods and in your socks at the store.Another time i seen two sets of trailer tires cut and a month later someone else's truck tires were slashed. it was an ATV trailer and a boat trailer. This passed weekend i went duck hunting off the main hwy in the flooded timber off the mississippi. i was a little late so i was moving fast. Got a little hot so i took off my jacket ,threw my gear in my pirogue,and i swore i tossed the jacket on top of the decoy bags but i Left out in a rush. I usually put my keys/wallet in my jacket pocket just before i left. Cant stand to sit on my wallet and I'm weird about leaving my keys at my truck ,since its widely known,so many people do it. I set up tossed the decoys out and attempted to hide. After i cooled down i reached for my jacket. My heart sank as i realized it wasn't there. Panic set in as i tried to recount my steps that morning. A part of me swore i tossed the carhartt in the pirogue so i knew it had to be on the path. Frantically searched for hours to no avail. you would think it would be on a snag and slightly floating on the water. The more i thought about it the more i questioned whether i had thrown it on the boat or left it on my bed cover.Earlier, as i paddled to my spot, i heard a truck with exhaust slow down , stop for a second around where my truck was ,then they smashed out like they were on a mission to get away and get away fast. Now I'm confused as to whether i had it or left it there! It had my keys in it , so i was stranded out there. Had to phone a friend and wait in the cold for five or six hours since we live around Baton Rouge. Got extremely sweaty trying to prod with a 15 foot stick with a horizontal nub at the end i cut off some mangrove, hoping i would feel it and be able to pull it up. I have been searching for 3 days and am at a serious loss. There was quite a bit of cash in there and some of those keys i can't replace again. I have 4 trailers with tongue locks and the typical keys like everyone else that i have lost before so they were the spares. Feel like such an idiot for not making new copies and bringing that much money with me, a damn fool for doing so!!!! Over thinking the whole bit now I've caused myself so much story confusion, replaying scenarios in my mind! Cant stop thinking that i may have left that jacket on my truck. It sucks that no matter how good you are to the world it doesn't repay the favor. Going back out tomorrow and bringing a diver buddy wednesday. Ashamed of myself and my actions! Wish it wouldn't have happened and i would have stayed in bed with the woman, like she wanted! Super bummed out!! I don't know about you guys but, if i caught a no good sob doing some shady stuff, they wont need the sheriff or Wardens, they'll need God himself!!!!!