Finished off the season pretty good. 14 on Saturday and 18 on Sunday. Mix of Teal, Spoonies, Greys, and few green heads and 1 pintail. After struggling most of the second split it was nice to have some ducks working again! About 220 days till next teal season, but whose counting....
Better late then ever. Hadnt made time to post the pictures yet. We started the second split off right. But since then hunting has been down big time.
My son Ethan is 6 years old and he killed this nice 115 lb doe last Saturday afternoon. He killed in at the Grand Lake Rod and Gun club near Lake Ophelia. It was killed with a Remington 243 and it was about 70 yards away. The doe ran about 30 yards. I really think i was more nervous then him after the shot. We watched the deer for 45 mins before he could get the shot because they had some yearlings and a spike that kept standing either in front or behind her. But he waited till we told him to take the shot. He not only shot but also found the blood on his own. Not bad ethan killed his first duck at 5 with a 20 gauge and his first deer at 6 with 243.
Well pics will come later and possible a few other members may post. But we absolutely murdered the teal this weekend in Lebeau/Whiteville area. Killed over 200 birds in 3 hunts, with only 3 blinds. Yes we were legal with atleast 6 people per hunt plus my 6 year old killed a few. I dont know what final count was but 6x3x3.... Had 1 grey, 1 widgeon, about 5 to 6 spoonies and the rest blue and a few green wing teal.... Best start ever for our property.. I know some people have been down on the year but its hard to say that for us....
ALso my 1 yr old chch lab puppy is doing better then his dad did, not much more i could ask for expect VACATION... good luck to all and remember duck shooting is a little like hitting a baseball the follow through is just as important as the shot (swing)!!!!
We saw a bunch of birds but most of them are decoy shy already. I guess the morons on the side of us shooting every big duck in sight didnt help anything. Wish the game wardens would have been there. I mean everyone makes a mistake now and then thinking there shooting teal but these guys killed atleast 6 summer mallards. Every time we had teal coming in they would blast a big duck and our teal would flare. We had 9 birds that did come in and we got 8 of them. Sad part is these yoo yoo's missed more then they hit and i saw atleast 6 big ducks go down, if they could shoot are call i would hate to know what they would have killed. My buddy paid 6 grand to bring customers duck hunting on this place and the outlaws on the side are gonna ruin his season. Hopefully we can look forward to seeing these guys names in the paper when they get caught.
Well since Sunday the Ducks have been pretty good. My 5 year old killed his first duck (Blue Wing Drake) with a youth model 20 Gauge. My 8 year old nephew killed his first duck also a blue wing drake. Plus we have really been killing quiet a few ducks, mixed between Grays mallards and Teal. So even though my Extrema 2 is now at the Gunsmith, atleast i have a back up gun to start the new year off the correct way tomorrow. Good Luck to everyone hunting tomorrow and have a safe new years eve.
Limited out in 2 blinds Saturday, 3 Blinds Sunday and 1 Blind on Monday. Teal everywhere with a few Grays mixed in. Its hard to try to wait to see if the big ducks will fly later because we limit out so fast on Teal. This is by for the most ducks we've killed on an opening weekend. Saturday total 7 Grays, 1 Wigeon, 29 Teal. Sunday 7 woodies(1 banded), 2 Green Heads, a couple Grays and the rest teal. Monday morning just 3 hunters in one blind and we killed 18 teal, blue and green wings. Oh and anyone else hunting in the Garland area notice those guys shooting 25 mins before shooting time. They were still there monday morning but they were only 18 mins early. I just don't understand with all the birds in the area why these guys are taking a chance of getting caught shooting that early.
My godchild killed his first deer. A 120lb doe in Lebeau LA for youth weekend. Man was he excited. It was killed with a 30 Carbine. Perfect Shoulder/Lung Shot. Truman is 7 years old.
Had a pretty good teal season then my male finally took care of business. My first litter of lab pups. Born 10-23-08. Blacks, Yell's,Choc's, and one White. 12 puppies and so for all have survived. Mother Nature is awesome.
I am just wondering who else is ready for November. Tired of working and ready to hunt.
OK i have a Garmin GPS handheld nothing special. I had in the boat a few weeks back and one of the buttons fell off. Not i have to stick a pin in it just to use it. Can anyone tell me if there are any repair shops around the Lafayette area or should i try to send it back to Garmin.
Thanks in advance.
went to mermentua and caught a few fish yesterday morning. Brought my 4 year old and my buddy brought his girlfriend so it was one hell of a trip. With 5 of us fishing and ended up with 17 reds and a black drum. We threw back probably 3 or 4 16" reds so could have had close to our limit if we wanted. My 4 year old had a blast had to nice reds pop his line so i ended up hooking the rest and letting him just real them in. Bite was on early shut down at like 830.
Well Ole Redeye is always catching them big specs and reds. But look the smile on his face when he catches the big black drum. BLACK DRUM SMACK DOWN!!! HA but guys how many people actually catch these big fish on artificial. Redeye did!!
Figured you would get a kick out of this Redeye
Well Redeye called me yesterday afternoon to go hunting but as much as i wanted to i passed up the trip because some people have to work for a living. I guess next time i will be using a sick day or something. Well atleast he sent me a picture of what i would have been involved in today. Congrats Redeye dont forget about me when you get back from offshore.
Alright. I have nothing against Browning or any other gun Mfg. But i have a buddy who has this Beretta Extrema 2 and it is awesome. He has it without the kick off system and for an additional $400 i can deal with out it. My wife is getting me one for a gift and i was just wondering if anyone has any good/bad things to say about it. I am getting it in Max 4HD 3½". Not a bad Anniversery Gift. Well actually she said it is Anniversery, Birthday, and Christmas. But i dont care atleast i get rid of shooting my cheap pump.
Just thought all you tiger fans might enjoy this. This is a grooms cake.
I posted the picture of the fish on this last trip already. But look at the great fishing buddies i had. We limited out on reds but talk about a miserable ride home. Everyone SLEEPING.
Pictures of last few trip offshore. Enjoyed the last few days of prime fishing because hunting season is here.
Anybody know if there are any teal in the whiteville-lebeau area. I am going check out my blind friday morning see if its worth hunting saturday morning. So i will let everyone know. But if anyone has anything form that area please let me know.
Well went out of the mermentua yesterday and went to the first rig but before we could really get after it a storm ran us out. So we stop at the bridge and bam the reds turned out limited out in no time all on artificial. So we headed to rockefella to try to catch some specs and ended up hooking one big red and it popped the line. But all in all a good day. Crabs and shrimp not running in the afternoon and not sure if there were in the morning. Well good luck to all and next post will hopefully be some teal pictures. oh and we caught one big garfish in rockefella. Pictured