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March 24 at 5:00pm

Is this canal in the orange grove allowable for bass fishing or not?

February 21 at 3:29pm

This is a video summary of some of my hunting season as seen from my deer stand. There?s a lot of interesting deer behaviors that can be seen in this video and it illustrates the beauty and fun of observing nature from a deer stand. I hope you enjoy it. https://youtu.be/7GwL_XaUO7w

February 18 at 8:35pm

An afternoon scouting trip downriver from Venice. When the river level and tides are right, there is no better place. Leave your mono and flouro at home...this jungle fishing calls for heavy braid and a broomstick rod. A great day catching a lot of bass.

August 23, 2020 at 5:47pm

A July 4th weekend trip to the spillway for some bass. Smaller ones than what we'd been catching but still a fun day.

July 11, 2020 at 4:44pm

I wondered if he’d be around again this year. Hunted him last year and he outsmarted me showing up on camera 30 minutes after legal shooting hours on the last day of season after disappearing for over a month. So....the pursuit begins anew. He’s one sharp dude but I hope to put a Swacker hole in his pump house this season.

September 02, 2019 at 3:25pm

Some fast and furious bass action down in Venice recently

August 31, 2019 at 10:24am

Its that time of year when bream fishing is good. Here is a little about a setup you can use to be successful. Its a great type of fishing for kids once they get the hang of casting a flyrod. The action is usually enough to keep them interested, you can usually a find a place to go close by and don't necessarily have to make a whole day of the event, and its good 'together time'. As importantly, its just fun. Take a peak, give it a try and enjoy.

June 03, 2019 at 10:07am

Haven’t had turkeys here in years. Gonna be fun in the spring too.

September 20, 2018 at 8:19am

Any private dove hunts available near Gonzales for this Saturday? I know Sherburne and Sandy Hollow have hunts but looking for something closer to Gonzales.

August 27, 2018 at 9:19am

My nephew and I fished Venice downriver Friday afternoon and with a good tide caught 42 bass and 2 reds. Flipping the canes with soft plastics gave us a lot of fun and a good fish fry coming later this week

July 17, 2018 at 9:30pm

The deer are eating the red mulberry leaves and berries before they even get ripe. They did the same last year. I hope they leave some for me.

April 24, 2018 at 2:23pm

The deer are eating the red mulberry leaves and berries before they even get ripe. They did the same last year. I hope they leave some for me.

April 24, 2018 at 2:20pm

Come along on a little quail hunt with me and my two brothers and a dog in Tennessee a few weeks ago. Slidell raised boys now living in Memphis, Prairieville and the Woodlands, but still love to get together and hunt. First time I've ever quail hunted and first year to hunt for my brothers and the dog, Hudson. What a time!

April 14, 2018 at 2:49pm

Right after Christmas we did a little bass fishing with spinnerbaits in Venice and then followed that up with some deer hunting in Natchez where a nice 3.5 year old buck scraped up a sapling next to my stand.

January 03, 2018 at 4:45pm

Most things in life come with positive and negative aspects. Same with bow releases. I've used two different but similar types through the years. I've gone over a couple of considerations for a 'hook' style and a 'single jaw' style release in this video. Which would you choose?

July 16, 2017 at 3:28pm

I planted a couple of small soy bean plots and documented the process in this video. I hope they will continue to be successful and I will update with pictures as summer goes along. Enjoy.

June 04, 2017 at 9:19pm

Masters Casters Christian Bass Club held our monthly tournament at Okhissa Lake for the second time this year and for the second time this year a new club record has been set. Congratulations to Charles Deranger with 5 fish for 26.19#. Details and pictures on the club FB page.
https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1462335593829699&id=259098547486749

May 20, 2017 at 8:47pm

This pic shows broken tops in the red mulberry bushes I planted a couple of years ago. This is the first year they've made berries and something is breaking the top branches. You'll notice the broken branches that are within the browse level of the deer have practically every berry and leaf eaten off. After thinking it over I think the coons are climbing to get the berries, breaking the branches which then fall over allowing the deer to clean off the the leaves and remaining berries. Has anyone else had this happen and can vouch for this explanation? I've got plenty of pics of the deer eating the mulberries at other bushes but I didn't have a camera on these. I've corrected that now and may have photo proof of what is going on next time I go back to the camp. But it's just as likely they'll move over to a different bush the camera is not watching. I'll post pics if I get proof. Let me know your thoughts.

April 16, 2017 at 9:52pm

I've been trying to force myself to learn to fish a little spin cast rod and reel but it's been nothing but a pain in the rear and I'd like a little input on what to do to fix it. After 20 or so minutes the line twists up so much it knots up. I don't want to use a swivel and I know I shouldn't have to but I don't know how else to prevent it from happening. I'm using 8 lb test which is the right size for the reel I use and I'm throwing either a shaky head finesse type worm or a fluke or senko. I try to let the line untwist a little at the end of each cast if it seems to need it but it still happens. My next move is to get this thing figured or break it over my thigh and forget the whole bad idea. Hoping for the first but not too ashamed to do he second. Any thoughts on what I can do different?

September 21, 2016 at 8:23pm
A comment titled: Re: Honda or Polaris Side by side in response to a report titled: Honda or Polaris Side by side

I was considering both a few months ago but ended up buying an electric side by side. The Honda was rated highest by almost every rating publication. I don't have experience with either one but that's what my research found out. I would've gotten the Honda 1000 if I was getting a gas one.

March 24 at 9:13pm
A comment titled: Re: Orange grove canal allowed? in response to a report titled: Orange grove canal allowed?

You are correct in the lack of general respect for others compared to bygone years. And I understand the problems created by leasing duck hunters. However, creating another wrong is not the correct way to handle it. To anyone leasing hunting rights on land that includes navigable waterways, part of the deal you have to understand and accept is that the waterway is what it is. Open and accessible to everyone. If you don?t like that, don?t lease it. I?ve fished many a tournament where I?d like to fish a certain area but I left or didn?t go there out of respect for the hunters. I didn?t have to do that but as a hunter myself, I wanted to leave them their space. Not all will do that, I understand, but I come back to saying when the land is leased, you know the rules and you make a decision whether you can accept that or not. It?s not difficult. Everyone else in this great nation understand that and makes it work. Why can?t Louisiana? I?m born and raised here and 56 years old so I?ve seen a few things. I?ve just about had all I can take of this state in many respects and will be taking my life to Tennessee. I may come back some to fish Venice and with some friends occasionally but like many others, we are vacating this state about as fast as we can.

March 10 at 9:30am
A comment titled: Re: Orange grove canal allowed? in response to a report titled: Orange grove canal allowed?

You’re obviously one of the ones supporting the illegal banning of people in the canal. I would expect you to say something like that. So you have a problem with someone calling out a wrong regardless of what the local and influential cronies say. That’s the exact mentality of the people that got us where we are now.

March 02 at 7:33pm
A comment titled: Re: 2021 Turkey season in response to a report titled: 2021 Turkey season

That’s pretty funny! That is since I don’t have to deal with them! I have no interest in hunting them but as plentiful and destructive as they seem to be, it would be helpful to allow hunters to reduce the numbers some. They do make for some comical videos with some of the things they do.

March 02 at 12:36pm
A comment titled: Re: Orange grove canal allowed? in response to a report titled: Orange grove canal allowed?

I don't care what the owner(s) and judge says, the law says that canal is not owned by the landowner. Only in Louisiana can the obvious be perverted so that what's understood and upheld by the rest of the country become the accepted here. I can only hope one day someone who is not partial to politics and money will come into power and correct the insanity.

March 02 at 10:23am
A comment titled: Re: 2021 Turkey season in response to a report titled: 2021 Turkey season

looks like youre going to have a fine turkey season! Have you had many bear issues this year?

March 02 at 10:15am
A comment titled: Re: Orange grove canal allowed? in response to a report titled: Orange grove canal allowed?

Gotcha. Thanks for the warning. It’s wrong and it has almost no chance of getting changed, but that’s Louisiana. We will always be the laughing stock of the nation, bad policy and corruption that permeates almost everything. 19,000 net population loss in 2019, and accelerating. If they kill off fishing in this state there will be absolutely nothing left to stay for. Democrats are going to kill the oilfield, I already take all my hunting out of state and more of my fishing is getting that way. Anyway rant over, thanks for the tip and great fishing to you!

February 22 at 8:52pm
A comment titled: Re: February means Rabbits in response to a report titled: February means Rabbits

Looks like fun. Never done that but maybe someday...

February 20 at 10:14pm
A comment titled: Re: Hunting season summary in response to a report titled: Hunting season summary

Natchez. I’m fortunate to have like minded neighbors and it allows us to select only the 4.5+ Year old deer. I take exceptional care of the habitat and the herd and the Lord has blessed the efforts tremendously. It’s a lot of fun and I’m glad you enjoyed watching.

February 20 at 2:26pm
A comment titled: Re: Hunting season summary in response to a report titled: Hunting season summary

Thank you guys for the kind compliments. There’s so much that happens quickly that I didn’t get to record but I’m thankful for the video I was able to get. I’m glad you enjoyed it.

February 19 at 9:39am
A comment titled: Re: 2 Claiborne County studs in response to a report titled: 2 Claiborne County studs

That’s awesome. I didn’t know anything either and still don’t claim to know it all but I’ve learned s lot over the last 13 years. A lot of it through hard knocks. But a lot of it from QDMA. It’sa great organization to join but even if you don’t, their website has a tremendous amount of videos and articles on all aspects of improving deer. It makes the hard knocks fewer and less costly. There is so much you can do for almost free. If you have access to a tractor, chain saw, sprayer, etc there’s almost nothing you can’t do. I’m still learning and trying new things. This year I’m doing a no till drill for my food plots. I’d like to move that direction but I want to see if it produces s well as the traditional way. Seems like it’sa never ending learning but it keeps it fun. I think I enjoy the habitat improvement almost as much as the hunting when I see the work produce better results. Best of luck to you and enjoy it. It’s the best to have a little patch off dirt you can call your own. The Lord has blessed me with some and I thank him often for it.

August 27, 2020 at 9:45am
A comment titled: Re: Interesting Looking Buck in response to a report titled: Interesting Looking Buck

I wish we knew the story on what happened to cause the abnormal left side. Doesn’t appear to be any obvious physical marks. Maybe damage to the pedicle as he shed in the spring.

August 26, 2020 at 6:10pm
A comment titled: Re: 2 Claiborne County studs in response to a report titled: 2 Claiborne County studs

Great job being disciplined enough to let them get to the more mature age. I hope it pays off with one or both of those beasts with your bow. I agree with you in that there’s a lot of satisfaction in managing your property and herd to improve the quality of the deer. Increasing the age and keeping a good sex ratio with great habitat is an incredible combination and amazing at how fast results come. Those are really nice deer anywhere. Congrats!

August 26, 2020 at 6:04pm

What species did you elect to cut?

June 22, 2020 at 12:33pm

Ready to see those summer pics of the same area. Great browse, cover and I bet lots of deer. Bring on the pics!

June 16, 2020 at 9:34am
A comment titled: Re: Port Allen Locks Boat Ramp? in response to a report titled: Port Allen Locks Boat Ramp?

If you want to get into the river in a bass boat, how do you ask them to open the lock for you and how long do you have to wait for them to do it?

May 03, 2020 at 5:05pm

Very interesting. At first hear I dismissed the idea, but upon further review, there may be merit to it. The question I ponder is: does the sweaty t-shirt simulate the day in/day out presence of a farmer? I think you could argue that it does in the most important respect..smell. Kind of like bringing a noisy 4 wheeler, truck, etc to refill a feeder. If you do it for a while before season and the deer follow the Pavlov pattern of associating the noise with a treat, then the noise actually brings deer to the area. Ask any Texas deer hunter if that happens. I\'ve seen deer come running to and following a jeep carrying feed in a pull behind trailer in Texas hill country. I\'d love to hear if others have had success with this t-shirt thing. Also the pics were in snow, obviously not near here. Have you had success locally trying this method? Brilliant idea though.

October 30, 2019 at 2:47pm
A comment titled: Re: Dancing Rutting Buck At Scrape in response to a report titled: Dancing Rutting Buck At Scrape

That is great! I’ve only seen yearlings do that in food plots. Never an antlered deer. Good quality video too. I see it’s a Browning and wonder if it’s red IR led lights or invisible led lights. Thanks for posting it. Also where is that?

September 15, 2019 at 10:23pm
A comment titled: Re: He’s baaack. in response to a report titled: He’s baaack.

Couple more deer hanging around. Looks like another fun start to bow season. The solo fat boy is not so much antler prize but he?s mature and the age I?m looking for. Getting them in front of a camera is a lot easier than getting them in front of an arrow though. Camera dates are off one month, should say August.

September 08, 2019 at 9:12pm
A comment titled: Re: He’s baaack. in response to a report titled: He’s baaack.

Chris, that’s a spectacular looking food plot. Summer soybean plot? If so did you electric fence it?

September 05, 2019 at 1:08pm
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