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Do ya' think she's gonna be embarrassed over the Star Spangled Banner Rendition?

Good Grief...seems like if you knew you where performing at such an event that, well, you'd study the least a little bit, eh?

Another slap in Americas Face...We're supposed to be the Best of the Best...whats wrong here?

February 06, 2011 at 9:07pm

How many of you fellow sportsmen have had notable success calming or enticing deer to move around you with a call?

Curious; I've never been very successful at it...

February 03, 2011 at 2:58pm

Well closing the book on the 2010-11 season with a Smile :-)

While I'd be the first to admit we didn't kill large quanities of ducks this year, I'd have to also admit I was only able to make two trips!

The first trip was opening day of the second split and my last was yesterday. Many issues where in my way and prevented me from maximizing my enjoyment of this sport...we did however manage to get our two man limit on that first trip and manage a one man limit between the two of us on the last trip (no pic.).

I think I'd rate this year as good as last year, even though I didn't hunt as much in; or harvest the quanity of 2009-10

It was still great to get out and enjoy the great gifts we've been given in the 'Sportsmans Paradise'


January 29, 2011 at 7:43pm

No POLITICS unless related to Hunting & Fishing????

C'mon ANDY, I admit I've been away from the LSM site for several weeks or maybe even more than a month, but whats up with THAT?

We all develope friendships with each other as fellow SPORTSMAN and we like to bounce a view point or feeling out for all to chime in on, especially in a day and age where the politicians seem to think they are UNTOUCHABLE.

Frankly, unless the political comments got to be the main post being posted on this site, for the life of me I can't see the reason for their EXCLUSION. In days gone-by a person could view specfic forum topics and hence never even have to bother themselves with POLITICS or ANY OTHER Forum they didn't choose to dive off into!

I'd much rather discuss ANY FORUM Topic among friends and neighbors with things in Common (SPORTSMAN)and POLITICS are a necessary aspect of our lives.

ANDY, again not having been here for a while, I'm not sure what has taken place but this SMACKS of some sort of Internet Censorship from the Internet Police, did someone put the pressure on you?

If it was just goofy retoric or he said she said, Man people can see right through that stuff for what it is!

I'd ask you to reconsider your decision and stand for what is right and truly free!

Have a Great Day...

May 10, 2010 at 10:44pm

Man the ducks were flying today! Had a real good mix too. I guess that really cold stuff finally brought some numbers down...Big'uns, Medium'uns and Small'uns.

Even had a flock of Shovelers about(30)land not once but twice, don't know if it was the same flock (they were about an hour apart). I took one drake, but lost him in the marsh (no dog).

Final Tally = (2) Green Heads, (1) Grey Duck Hen, (2) Green Wing Teal and MIA (1) Shoveler Drake...

January 15, 2010 at 2:04pm

It was a Good Day to be out in the marsh and got my 1st Green Head of the year!

December 23, 2009 at 6:17pm

Anybody associated with "The Refuge Forum" on another website?

They are hard people to get a-hold to!

October 29, 2009 at 10:20am

All right guys, I'm thinking of getting a 4 wheeler. I've only owned 3 wheelers back in the 80's so I'm looking for some things to keep in mind while I search for a good one that won't break the bank!

Can ya'll help me?


October 22, 2009 at 12:32pm

Went to the west side of the state this weekend to bring my 11yr old nephew on his 1st hunt of any kind.

I had vehicle troubles on the way so I didn't get to pre-scout the WMA on Fri. like I wanted to and only had a little time to check the area of 58,000+ acres out before dark.

Sat. morning we get up, get ready and GO! Go where? Well I'm pondering this on our drive to the area. Well its not so important to me that he make a kill to brag about, but that I bring him to an area I can show him a vast range of deer habitat in the woods.

Well being already behind the 8ball and seriously handicapped with no scouting, I just drove...drove....and drove, never knew how BIG 58k acres was till I started driving around in it. Well anyhoo... I found the Forest diversity I wanted and we started hoofin it step by step!

I find signs and stop show and explain it, man...he was gettin pumped. We found the perfect combo of Topo and found an old log to perch on. Started talking 'bout the Hunters Safety Class he had recently attended, when movement catches my eye. We get stood up behind cover and he's in the ready position, lookin' for the quarry of our hunt!

I'm watching them as they begin to work their way right toward us! This is fantastic...hes got his little 20ga youth model pump gun... that he got to shoot for the first time yesterday evening (Fri.) twice just before dark. This is going to be good, what a Great start to a lifetime of Hunting.

I'm to his right and behind him about 2 foot, we're both standing behind some bushes and vines, but I'm about 18" taller than my lil'huntin' buddy. Our quarry is still comin'on strong! They just cleared some brush and brammel and I give him the ok to shoot..., nothin' happened. Now, our deer quarry is gettin' really close and can see me! I'm frozen in time and space, with my mouth open and not moving I'm trying to be a ventriloquize and tell him to shoot!!

This deer team is getting very suspicious buy now and decide to turn an take leave of this unknown off they went. They never scented us nor did they snort at us, we were down wind of them. Now I'm happy but sad and ask why didn't you shoot.

I'm like really dumb-founded, it was a picture perfect moment!
I'm befuzzled, what happened? Why didn't you shoot? What was wrong? Then came the reply...

I didn't have a clear shot! What...WHAT??? Oh-man OH MAN What you mean you didn't have a CLEAR SHOT? Now I'm thinking maybe he just didn't have it in him. I know my view was clear and unobstructed.

So I bend down to him and am about to tell him it'll be alright, maybe we need to start with small game and work our way up to deer...when I notice the vines that obstructed his VIEW!!!

I sat back on the ole' log and had a good laugh...we saw 3 more deer that morning but none presented good target to shoot at!

But it was a FANTASTIC DAY in a strange place for us! Those deer will be etched in our memories for the rest of our days...

Good Huntin' and Hope Everyone has a Safe Season.......

October 18, 2009 at 4:48pm
A comment titled: Re: Best choice squirrel gun in response to a report titled: Best choice squirrel gun

12ga #4 early season and plenty leaves, lighter loads or 22 (if you are a good shot) in later season after the forest thins...imo

November 16, 2015 at 10:29pm
A comment titled: Re: Squrriel Hunting in response to a report titled: Squrriel Hunting

Nice limit of fine looking 'treerats' squirrels!

November 16, 2015 at 10:08pm
A comment titled: Re: White hooves in response to a report titled: White hooves

Wow, congrats on the nice deer! Maybe he was part albino... lol

November 16, 2015 at 10:04pm
A comment titled: Do the Research... in response to a report titled: No Deer Dogs

G.H.Gtr... when YOU do begin to 'See' it happening, it will be affecting you as well as every other hunter.

QUOTE - (GreenHeadGtr: I have no problem with dog hunters and dont to see any of our hunting or fishing rights taken away.)

I guess the Interference of MDWFP with proposed regulations for 'DOG HUNTING Licenses' as you say or the Feds on Kisatchie NF banning 'Dog Hunting' or Georgia's legislative act making 'Manditory' the permiting of 'Dog Hunters' (another license) for every 'Dog deer hunter' or what about Missouri not allowing it period, and the list could go on and on and on! What about statements like the ones quoted in the last LINK, by Cass Sunstein, now the US Regulatory Czar a man in power and poised for action....I say GH Gtr, don't stick your head in the sand on this one, cuzz this Black Hole won't stop until its got you, me and every other hunter and fisherman sucked in...

Do your own research and see the truth...the Truth Shall Set Us on the Right Course of Action and it doesn't have anything to do with banning 'Dog Hunting or any other type of Hunting'

Maybe if the 'Dog Hunting' is such a pain in the neck for Non-dog Hunters of which I am one, maybe the seasons need to change to Deer season w/out dogs and a Deer season for Dog Hunting Only?? That would be about as fair and impartial as it could get, right??

The solution needs to come from within our ranks, not from those interested in shutting down hunting!


February 18, 2011 at 11:35pm
A comment titled: Good Stuff in response to a report titled: Visual Distress Signals

Good Stuff there N1UN...Opinion#1 the aerial flares are good for night time use (guess you could use them in daylight) and give you a much greater range of (flare) visibility than a hand held type (height above the horizon) and hence a better chance of being seen. Also, a hand held flare increases the risk of a fire onboard your vessel (not a good thing) since the flare slag could fall in your boat. I carry both and extras.

I think I'd have a talk with the manufacture of the failed flare, they may not know they have a possible bad batch of flares out there.

VDSignal equipment has been around along time, but an even better system is to have VDS for sure but also have Cell Phone, VHF Radio, GPS device to call for and guide help to has its benifits.

Calling 911 and giving GPS cooridnates can get help right to you when seconds counts.

We all should practice the ole'adage (An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a POUND of Cure), but 'C'est la vie' most won't do it!


February 16, 2011 at 7:50pm
A comment titled: Think Your Right... in response to a report titled: No Deer Dogs

A.Rabbit - keen Eye and Ear, he or she (HM) probably is a STINK STIRRER...keep up the good work. You act more like a hound dog than a rabbit, he.he..he...:)

Oops... Praise should have gone to TH...

Trigger Happy; Sharp Eye thanks for the heads-up!

February 16, 2011 at 6:51pm
A comment titled: Good Info in response to a report titled: gentleman, check your trailers....

Good Info there A...XR01, think I'll be checking mine soon!

February 16, 2011 at 6:37pm
A comment titled: Speed O Meters in response to a report titled: Details on fatal boat collision

My condolences to the families of a fallen Sportsman.

I believe good ole' fashioned common sense and prudent judgement are best lines of defense to help prevent such accidents.

Quit Hugging Banks, reduce your speed for your surroundings and visiblity, run the middle;its safer making course corrections to avoid other traffic or obstructions.

Its probably gonna come down to having to get a separate license to operate a watercraft. Thats not the answer (education is), but it'll be the means to controling the operators.

The Coast Guard Aux. has a boating safety course and probably the state by now. These types of courses should be manditory before operating any water craft!

As far as speed limits well (educated) common sense should prevail; are we'll all be buying Speedometers for our boats to keep from getting busted by the Radar Fish..he..he...he...:)


February 16, 2011 at 10:55am
A comment titled: New Trailer Time in response to a report titled: gentleman, check your trailers....

Guess its new trailer time, eh? Looks like it anyway. I've been in that boat (trailer) before, fortunately I found it before I left the house and upon further inspection I relized that wasn't the only spot!

Bought a new one, but this time it was galvanized.

Good luck...


February 16, 2011 at 10:23am
A comment titled: Warning! in response to a report titled: No Deer Dogs

Hunting Machine - your quest sounds alot like a Bass fisherman looking to ban other fisherman from catching bass in any form without being in a Bass Boat, eh? YOU know, MY way is the ONLY way, give it a rest, cuzz this ain't going anywhere good!

Quote - '(Hunting Machine;What or who can we get to help BAN deer dog hunting in our state ? Need help to get this started !!!! )'

Cuzz what you're really saying is (What or Who can we get to help BAN hunting...?), the FED's have already started bowing to the pressures of groups with Your mindset and unless we Hunters stay united and fight for the 'Common Goal' (hunting) the likes of Cass Sunstein will have All Us Hunters, hunting on Video Games ONLY!

Have a Great Day!


February 16, 2011 at 10:15am
A comment titled: Pink in response to a report titled: 'REEL LIFE' Fishing

Man...them Deep Blue Sea fishy's do love Pink don't they.

It was the prefered color last time I went...


February 16, 2011 at 9:24am
A comment titled: Stress Relief in response to a report titled: Crappie

Beast...I thought I knew you was a freaking joke! A joke about the same fish from two sides of the street (American 'n' French), bringing the point back to the OP and a post about the Nice Fish caught and NOT the GPS LOCATION of where they used to reside...

Come on man...might be holding on to tight...I is sorry (A Beast and A Savage)

Anybody interested in giving me GPS cooridnates to their Deer Hunting (honey hole, public land of course)? I'm looking for a better spot for next year...yeah, I thought so...he.he...he...:)

SAYONARA, Hasta la vista, baby...


February 15, 2011 at 7:38pm
A comment titled: STINKIN' FISH in response to a report titled: A VOTE FOR JINDAL IS A VOTE FOR THE SPORTSMAN HA YEAH RIGHT

Stinking fish smell like STINKING FISH and to take money from a DESIGINATED FUND without approval of a majority IN A Constitutional Ammendment Change seems like GOOD OLE' Louisiana Politics.

Want to raid the fund? Let the VOTING people have their say about it! Did I mis-read the article? Are they planning on paying the money back to the fund? don't think so...

Most lawmakers (lawyers to) give me the impression of being scoundrels or jackals, if I hurt your feelings, well, how about doing something to clean up your proffession, be someone who makes a difference!


February 14, 2011 at 7:41pm
A comment titled: Hoop Pla! in response to a report titled: Crappie

Man, all this hoop pla makes me want to give up on 'dem Crappies and go find some Sacalaits, 'dem ole' frenchies gotta be easier to get GPS coordinates from 'dem, 'dem crappie dudes!! he.he..he...:)

February 14, 2011 at 7:17pm
A comment titled: Sad... in response to a report titled: Boating Accident

My sympathy and condolences to the families of these fellow sportsmen.

What a tragedy...truly sad. We just never know when our time is finished here and we're called to stand before the Great 'I AM'.

February 13, 2011 at 10:42pm
A comment titled: Abbra Ka_dab_bra in response to a report titled: Squirrels

Abbra Kadabbra, poof there gone...its like magic!

I've noticed the same thing around my place. I had seen them all season, plenty of them. Told myself I'd hunt them after deer season closed.

I don't have the luxury of hunting with a dog, but I haven't seen a single squirrel and the rabbits are in holes around here.

They sure are scarce in these parts this late in the season. Wonder if its the rather cold winter we've had? I don't think they hibernate...

I was always taught not to shoot nest, one of those ethics things I recon. How do you know you didn't kill a squirrel (dead)in the nest?


February 13, 2011 at 10:32pm
A comment titled: A Little More Cooth in response to a report titled: Down and Out Squirrel

Food for thought...

I found these picture post to have a little more COOTH and were somewhat funny in a non-Grotesque way, but are they displaying forms of 'Good Hunter ETHICS' probably not...


February 12, 2011 at 12:05pm
A comment titled: Ethics! in response to a report titled: Down and Out Squirrel

It's all about ETHICS, isn't it?

While some might get a laugh out of something like this, others probably don't. There is nothing natural about the photo, but it could be likened to driving around town in the old days 'Showing Off the Fine Deer' you just killed, except this would be more like Strapping Him across the Hood of the pickup with a Bud and a Butt in Hoof and driving around showing it off.

Funny? Maybe to some and but not to others...isn't a Hunter's Ethics supposed to kick in at some point?

I for one feel pretty sure that this pic. is in some fanatics picture file, just waiting for the right time to use it against SPORTSMEN in some ANTI-HUNTing agenda.

my pennies worth...

Have a Great Day!


February 12, 2011 at 11:16am
A comment titled: Plug the Gun! in response to a report titled: sluggun

Three shots only...the slug because of its mass will be harder to deflect, but it will to some degree. I don't think a twig would change the trajectory of a slug.


February 09, 2011 at 8:47am
A comment titled: OLD? in response to a report titled: wierd deer

He looks old to me...he obviously is stealthy to continue to evade.

February 08, 2011 at 7:15pm
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