October 27, 2017 at 7:37am
Had some time on my hands,was going to fish Hopedale with buddy from Abita KC but unfortunately his father-in-law suddenly passed away and I did not want to fish solo and also wanted to try for some redemption on some Honey Island tree rats and think the rats won yesterday(think my dear mom texted dem rats and told em to wear Kevlar vests,no doubt)!Ran into the two veteran Honey Island hog chasers and chatted with both and right before they caught up with me in very fine slough,saw at least 4 tree rats in oak but was on other side of slough and tough not making noise crossing soggy slough with three feet of muck at bottom!!!Did see quite a few and only one I managed was at top of very tall cypress tree,took two shots but it fell like a parachute and I was surprised when I immediately walked to spot where it fell and saw another squirrel,possibly right next to this one when I shot it,but this one plenty alive and bolted and I really initially thought the one dat ran off was the one I shot but fished that one out of slough and walked my booty off,knocking down at least 5,only to see them run off,looking like they escaped every steel pellet(need to ditch de steel #4 Xpert-duck hunter mostly and Big Branch requires steel-aint worth a dime in Honey Island).!!Hate either wounding dem lil tree rats or worse yet,having em escape!!!Think next trip,gonna see if I can find lead in 3 inch or at least 2.75 inch #6 lead and nail dem tree rats in their tracks!!!