I am going to attempt to make a couple of homemade duck calls. The duck call I currently use was for my great grandfather, who passed it down to my dad. This duck call has to be at least 60 years old. He gave it to me. My dad currently uses his father's homemade call.
Has anyone here ever made any duck calls. My dad says that I will have to dry out the cane reids for approximately one year so they don't crack. I already filed down a couple of combs and have the reids ready. If I could get a couple of them made, I think it would be a great gift to pass down through the generations, even though we don't have many ducks.
Any tips from you veterans would be appreciated.
Does anyone know of a place that makes the pontoon tires to put on four wheelers. I am looking for some to put in a 45 acre crawfish pond that cannot be drained completely. I know of someone that has a set but was made at someone's house. Just wondering if I will have to make my own set or if there is anywhere that sells them. Thanks in advance.
I am interested in buying a winch to put on the back of my mudboat to be able to pull me over a damm at my new hunting lease. I have seen other people with them on the back of there boat. I just don't know what size I would need. I would hate to get one that isn't strong enough, but wouldn't want to spend that much money if not needed. Anyone have any experience using winches for this? Your opinion would greatly be appreciated. I have a 16' aluminum mudboat. Not sure how much it weighs?
I am going to make a hunt in Lake Catouatchie near Lake Salvador. I have only been there one time and know that it is a big lake. I went scout there a few weeks ago and most of the ducks seemed to be on the Salvador side of the lake. I will be launching at the pier 90 launch off of hwy 90. My question is how bad does the lake get with a lot of wind. I have a boat blind and would like to go across the lake but don't want to take a chance if the lake gets really rough. Someone also told me that some of the lake is part of the game reserve. I can't find that anywhere else. Any info about the lake could be useful in helping a fellow sportsman out. Thanks in advance.
Anyone bee to Lake Theriot lately? The last time I went in there the grass was starting to come up a lot. It looked like it would be a good year for ducks. I am not sure if we will be getting back in the lease. Been seeing a lot of tree ducks around the house and it is giving me an itchy finger. The Grosbecks are even more plentiful than usual. Hope it is a good sign for things to come.
Does anyone know how to kill Salvinia? If you are not sure what salvinia is, just look anywhere in the canals in SE LA.
there is a herbicide that kills it but i was told that you can't eat anything from the water after. I have a crawfish pond that is infested with this nuisance. it is preventing oxygenation of the water. the crawfish aren't growing and the cages weigh 10 pounds more than they should? i read that there are weevils that would eat this, but that would probably present another problem. any body have experience with this pest?
I am looking into buying a new scope for my rifle and I am not sure what to buy. There are so many different types out there. What is the best kind to buy? I hunt in marsh that has ridges of trees in it. I would like to be able to see early in the morning and late in the evening. What does those numbers on the scope mean? What is the difference between a 6.5-20X44 and a 3.5-10X50. I should remember this because I had to design a telescope in college. My memory isn't what it used to be, the wife blames it on the beer, I blame it on selective memory. I only remember what I think is important!!! Like B-U-D-W-E-I-S-E-R= BECAUSE YOU DESERVE WHAT EVERY INDIVIDUAL SHOULD ENJOY REGULARLY! Anyway, any help would be appreciated!
Does anyone know about wooden bulkheads. I want to redo approximately 150' of bulkhead on Bayou Lafourche in Raceland. The one I have now is collapsing and falling apart. It was made out of tin and those 1/2" wooden fence boards. I am thinking about using 2x12 rough cut timber boards. I am curious of anyone who has ever used wood, to tell how long it usually lasts. I would like to make this a one time project. I got an estimate from someone on putting vinyl sheetpiles and they wanted $21000. That is a little more than I can afford. I am not scared to do the work, but not twice. HAHA! Any opinions or comments would be greatly appreciated.
I have 120 decoys with strings and weights, 2 cases of steel shot, one Remington 870 pump shotgun, one 1542 aluminum boat with 25hp honda, with stumpjumper, one black labrador retriever,key to $1000 duck lease, bunch of duck calls and plenty of camoflauge. I am so disappointed over this hunting season I think I will pay you to get it off my hands. This is by far the worst duck season I have ever had.
In 14 total hunts a grand total of 34 ducks were taken. It is only so many b/c I decided to start shooting dogris. Out of the 34 ducks that was bagged there was 0 big ducks, yes 0 big ducks. 17 ring necks, 9 dogris, 1 ruddy duck, 5 teal, and 2 wood ducks. The one time I actually had a drove of french ducks circling to come in, a bunch of knuckleheads start running poule 'deau all over the lake around my blind. They proceeded to the next blind over from me and dropped off two people then started chasing some more. I saw quite a few ducks coming into the lake at that time but knew that I had no chance with those weekend warriors out there. That is when I decided to pick up my gun and grab the bottle of wine that i had sitting next to me. I hunted private and public lakes and also went with some buddies on their leases, but kept seeing the same thing. NOT a whole lot of nothing. Not sure what the problem or solution is, but duck hunting is not what it used to be. Can't wait till the bass and perch turn on so I can quit doing honeydo's.
Someone has given me an old plywood pirogue. The person tried repairing it by putting fiberglass at the seams on the bottom. The fiberglass is peeling off on one side and it leaks like a sieve. My question is what else can I use to repair it besides for fiberglass. I thought about using some of that spray-on bedliner, but not sure if it will even keep it from leaking. Also, I think that bedliner stuff would probably be heavier. I am looking for a quick and easy way to get this pirogue up and running.
I have an older model Remington 870 12 gauge shotgun with a full choke. On the barrel it says for 2-3/4" shells only. One of my friends has the exact same gun and said he can shoot 3" shells from his gun. I didn't believe him so he proved me wrong and put 3 3" shells in his gun and fired them all off ejecting the empties all at me. My question is since the gun shoots and ejects the 3" shells will it mess up the gun. I wouldn't mind shooting the 3" shells out of the gun but I don't want to ruin a perfectly good shotgun.
This was an article in the Daily Comet, the Lafourche Parish paper.
LOCKPORT - Grousing by long-time hunters of central Lafourche marshes about a new state law that bans shooting deer from permanent stands that dot state wilderness areas has drawn the attention of several local officials, leaving open the possibility of a move toward repeal.
But supporters of the law, who say they have been bullied out of marshlands by deer hunters who claim shooting rights over vast areas from the contested perches, are digging in their heels and lobbying legislators to stay the course.
Joe Eskind, an avid sportsman who owns a Houma outboard repair business, is among those who say a ban on hunting from permanent deer stands is appropriate and necessary.
I think it is important to do away with these huge deer stands, Eskind said. It intimidates other people from hunting close to them because they are so high up. People in the past they chased you away. They claim ownership because the deer stand has been there so long.
A long-standing statute already banned construction of permanent deer stands on state property. But over the years hunters built them regardless, particularly in areas near Lake Long, a sportsmans paradise of bountiful fishing chock-a-block with various species of waterfowl and deer.
There was no law banning hunting from the stands, and sportsmen have taken to using them over the years whether they built them or not. Thats where the conflict arose, between those users and other deer hunters who say they have been run off, as well as duck hunters who say the high stands endanger them.
The ban on use of the existing stands or those hunters might illegally build in the future does not affect use of single-person stands that can be put up at the beginning of a hunting day and then removed.
The Lake Long stands, however, have been described by one wildlife enforcement agent as hotels 20 feet above the marsh that have long been the cause of disputes.
Last week, State Sen. Reggie Dupre D-Houma, said he would look into complaints from Lafourche hunters that the ban on stand-hunting destroys a long-standing tradition and heritage. The portable stands are not suitable for use on the waterlogged trembling prairies that dominate the area, they complain.
Dupre did not take sides on the issue, but said he would research it, and suggested that state leases of land or stands might be one solution.
That resulted in a flurry of phone calls from Eskind and other hunters, many from the Houma area, who thought the stand issue was resolved.
Another area lawmaker, Rep. Loulan Pitre, R-Cut Off, said he is also researching the matter.
But Lafourche Parish Council member Phillip Gouaux II said he favors the stands and plans to meet with lawmakers to have the new law amended or stricken.
In the past there have been some problems, but I for one have utilized a stand that was pre-existing. The stands have wooden latches on the doors that would allow anybody who chooses to get on it. I understand both sides, Gouaux said. But on the safety side it is a heck of a lot safer to have people hunting out of fixed stands.
David Colvin, a Houma truck driver who hunts the Lake Long area, disagrees.
I have four kids of my own. We hunt and fish all winter back there and it is getting ridiculous, Colvin said. When you slip into a spot most of the time you get run out or threatened. If you want a stand, all you have to do is climb a tree and sit in the fork and theres your wide-open marsh.
Chad Theriot, a shipbuilder who is campaigning for continued use of the stands, said he is aware that there have been disputes in the past. But law enforcement should deal with people who claim state land as their own, and the state shouldnt eliminate a tradition he says is dear to his heart and his family.
This is our heritage, Theriot said. We dont keep anyone out of the marsh. People come and hunt from all over, from Houma, from everywhere. We welcome anyone who wants to come here and hunt.
Eskind and other hunters, meanwhile, say the stands are not their only concern. They would also like to see the use of high-powered rifles by deer hunters eliminated because they pose a danger to people in the area.
Is it legal to shoot nuisance hogs at night with a one eyed dog? I think I read that you need a special permit, but I am not sure about it. That would be an easy way to rid of these varmints that would also be a blast!!! The hogs are really getting bad. Would like to get rid of them before bow season. I keep calling the big bad wolf but he doesn't answer any of my calls.