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April 21, 2008 at 9:03pm

I don't bow hunt so I have no take on the crossbow issue, but I now plan on purchasing a .45-70 for use during the muzzleloader season.

March 07, 2008 at 8:32am

Capt. Paul,
Have you had a chance to play around with the new Colorado GPS? I'm pretty interested in them as I have owned several Garmin handhelds and now have the GPSMap76s. I'm really looking forward to a color unit and like the feature of being able to add a SD card. Are the basemaps in the 400i, 400c, 400t just a standard basemap? Are they more detailed than the regular basemaps on the 76 series? I'm unsure which one to get. My 76 has Mapsource topo and I really like the way it's set up. I'm just wondering if I should get the 400t and I can get the Bluechart SD card, or Inland Lake SD card if I need.

February 27, 2008 at 9:36pm

Are you still required to carry the HIP Certification on your possession while hunting migratory game birds. Reason I ask is that I applied for my HIP the same time I applied for my deer tags. I have a lifetime license. Well, it came attached to the yardstick of deertags. I don't want to carry this yardstick of deertags with me when I'm duck hunting. I'd be sitting lopsided in the blind.
We used to be able to fill out HIP Cert. online and print out of own Certification card. I would decrease the size of it and wrap in clear tape and put in my wallet.
What are you other guys doing? Am I the only one with this problem? Are there any Wardens out there that can answer this question?
Your responses are greatly appreciated.

September 26, 2007 at 8:37pm

Just a reminder. There was a fatality near Freshwater Bayou area in which a 7 year old lost his life in a boating accident. The news states that he didn't have a lifejacket on. A lifejacket would have probably saved this 7 year old. All children under the age of 13 are required to wear a lifejacket at all times while a boat is in the water.

July 03, 2007 at 10:56am
A comment titled: biggest ethics violation of all in response to a report titled: My fishing partner just moved to Denver

The biggest ethics violation of all is to vote on your own pay increase. This has got to be the biggest joke in the world. What happened to performance on the job before receiving a raise (not for a louisiana senator or rep.)? I'd be all for it, if they actually had something good to show for it, but they just 'flat out', don't deserve it. It's Father's Day and this is making me sick, I'm out!!!!!!!!

June 15, 2008 at 9:00am
A comment titled: drive over the bridge in response to a report titled: Henderson

All you have to do is drive over the bridge and the boats are stacked up underneath the east bound lane in the trees on the western side of Henderson Lake (almost to the levee). Couple days ago I saw three boats dam near tied up together in one spot. You can also try any one of the bigger islands near the bridge.

May 29, 2008 at 8:50pm
A comment titled: are you sure in response to a report titled: Deer sightings

you sure you weren't taking advantage of that new same sex marriage law in S.F. hahaha j/j

May 29, 2008 at 6:23am
A comment titled: Thank You all servicemen and servicewomen in response to a report titled: HONORING OUR HEROES ON MEMORIAL DAY

I just wanted to say thank you to all servicemen and servicewomen. I chose not to join one of our armed forces and sometimes I regret that I didn't. Needless to say, I am very proud of all of you who have given your time, service, and in some cases 'life' for the freedoms that we have today. I want to keep my prayers with all of the families of servicemen and servicewomen who served and are now serving our country.
It's ashamed, but I bet this Topic doesn't have as many comments about a boat sinking, to shoot or not to shoot crossbows, 909 Red Snapper, or if you support or don't support widowmaker. Let's change the norm guys, keep it going...

May 26, 2008 at 9:25pm
A comment titled: merc in response to a report titled: Mercury repair in Lafayette area

Prop shop on corner of Gen. Mouton and University. They specialize in Mercury.

May 26, 2008 at 12:20pm
A comment titled: that sounds like fun in response to a report titled: Coyotes

yea the .17 will do it, but a 22-250 or .223 would destroy 'em.
My vote is for the 22-250. Man that thing is fast, and the wind doesn't effect the bullet as much as it will the .17.

May 25, 2008 at 10:53pm
A comment titled: more money in response to a report titled: LDWF Funding

Henry and fellow hunters,
First off, I want to thank Mr. Mouton for providing us with the info to start this debate. I have changed my position from no support to SUPPORT b/c I realize this money would probably be spent on something that I really have no interest in. I will say this should have awoken Mr. Mouton to how people feel about LDWF and the bad apples that give it a bad name. No, I don't mind getting checked in the field but I do think that some agents could be a little more courteous and act less like A-Holes (after all 90% of us are law abiding hunters and fishermen). Could you remind the administrators in the dept. that we help pay their salaries and the equip. they use. Maybe you could help stir them up in B.R. and let them know how the average hunter/fisher feels about LDWF. I am an ex state employee of almost 10 years and I have seen 1st hand what goes on behind the closed doors that the public doesn't get to see. I am talking about millions of wasteful spending. The higher up you get (more a$$ you kiss), the less you do, the more you screw off, and the more you make. I really don't have the time to get into all of that.
Yes, Mr. Mouton, I will make the call in SUPPORT of the bill, but let it be known that LDWF needs us when they want something. Tell the agents who patrol in the field to remember this.

May 18, 2008 at 3:28pm
A comment titled: more money for gov't in response to a report titled: LDWF Funding

I'm tired of giving more money to gov't. Like an earlier post stated, I wouldn't mind giving raises to the good agents, but there are some that don't even deserve to be an agent. They have administrators that are making well over 100,000 grand in LDWF that don't do much at all. Why aren't a percentage of their salaries reduced. What happened to all the money from the lifetime license push about 10 yrs. ago. I don't guess they invested it wisely or they used the one-time money from the lifetime sales to a continuing activity. You just can't do that and expect the taxpayers to bail you out every single time.
I definitely will not make the call after reading about what the agents at Wax Lake were doing last season.

May 17, 2008 at 1:32pm
A comment titled: T/C Encore in response to a report titled: T/C Encore Pistol

My father has a T/C Encore system. He has .357, .44, and 7mm-08 all in pistol barrels. He also has .50 cal. blackpowder. Don't worry about the trigger, it can be fixed. I think my father's is set at 2.25 or 2.5 lbs pull. The pistols are very well balanced. I know Mike Brazda in Arnaudville does all of his gunsmith work. I think he ordered some of his T/C stuff from some mail order catalogs (not popular names). Maybe google 'T/C Encore mail order' and see what you get.

good luck.

May 13, 2008 at 9:46pm
A comment titled: Cabela's Brand in response to a report titled: hunting waders

I really like the Cabela's brand neo-stretch style in 5mm. I think the boots have 800 or 1000 grams thinsulate. I buy them one size smaller than my original size so they don't slip off in the nasty stuff. They last me about 5 years. There not the brush buster or Kevlar like some other brands and that's exactly the reason I buy them. Those heavy duty brand waders are very hard to walk in and very heavy. My style of duck hunting is mostly standing up in the blind or against trees. I also tend to do alot of walking to get to my blinds. I walk through some nasty stuff and as long as your careful, they won't rip. I also deer hunt in these waders on occasion. If you just sit in a boat blind or drive a boat or 4 wheeler to your blind and don't move around that much maybe those heavy duty brands are better. My feet don't get that cold and most of our duck hunting down here in S.La. is really not that cold except for a couple days out of the season.
BTW, they only cost a little over 100 bucks and sometimes they run sales. I think I got mine for 89.95.
good luck

May 11, 2008 at 10:32pm
A comment titled: bull choupique in response to a report titled: THE WAX NEWS

I'm not building a blind to claim a spot, I'm building a blind to hunt it, you idiot. If you read my earlier post from a couple days ago, you would see, that I've never had a problem with someone being in the blind that I built, only with idiots that can't tell that 150 yds. is too close on a sand bar at the WAX. If you've ever been to the WAX, you'd know there is plenty of area to build your own blind if you want to hunt in one. It's not like the ducks are in these small potholes, the sand bars are expansive and large and even in the marsh area, these birds move alot. If you can conceal yourself good (in a well built blind), place your decoys right, and know when to call, then you can kill ducks at the wax. You won't have much success killing mallards out of a square boat blind at the wax either.

May 06, 2008 at 10:02pm
A comment titled: Not saying it's OK, but in response to a report titled: Huge illegal red snapper bust

I know this is very bad, but if you think about it, this 'ONE' charter has nothing on what the commercial fishery or deep water shrimpers do to the fishery. We need to get just as outraged about those two aspects of the red snapper fishery as well as on this one case. Problem is NMFS doesn't really support the interest of the recreational fishery.
Mr. Mouton, could you provide a link or a way to get in touch with this guy.

May 06, 2008 at 9:49pm
A comment titled: like i said before in response to a report titled: THE WAX NEWS

If you didn't build it, then don't hunt it!!!!
It's that simple.
For those of you that think it's OK to hunt in a blind you didn't build just b/c the law says you can, then for God's sake, please don't teach your children the same way.
If the law says it's perfectly OK to kill someone for no reason at all, would you do it just b/c the law says it's OK?
We really have to start respecting each other as sportsman and outdoor enthusiasts or the anti's will rally quietly and beat us.

May 06, 2008 at 9:38pm
A comment titled: LA WLF are a joke in response to a report titled: THE WAX NEWS

What these game wardens are doing is a joke. If you want to hunt a blind at the wax then "go fricking build one" and quit being a lazya**. If you don't build it, then don't hunt it, it's that simple. I've been hunting the Wax for 17 years. I've never had a problem with someone hunting in the blind that we built. I've had some problems with yahoos building a blind too close (150 yds away, yes that's very close out on the sand bars), only to have them not come back on Sunday b/c they had to watch us kill our limit the day before (they couldn't hunt). As far as outlawing pre-built blinds, get realistic man. It takes about 1/2 - 1 day to construct a good 4-5 man blind out on the sand bars out of natural material. The structure on our blind is usually still standing the next season. Outlawing the building of blinds in advance is just not feasible, how you supposed to kill ducks. I guess you'll have to go buy a gator-tail and have a boat blind on it.
What the GW's are doing are adding more fuel to the fire for the lazy a**'s who don't scout and are too lazy to build their own blind.
Don't give me this "well their protecting public safety" line either. They wouldn't have to protect public safety, if people didn't jump in another hunter's blind.
What's wrong with this world, I guess more people want a "free for all"

May 05, 2008 at 10:10am
A comment titled: lll in response to a report titled: A little Help

yeah, just look for the stumps!

May 01, 2008 at 1:09pm
A comment titled: no wonder in response to a report titled: If it smells like fish eat it!!!!!!!!!!!

no wonder the price of oil is so high
them boys are fishing instead of working


April 25, 2008 at 12:35pm
A comment titled: Honda, Honda, Honda in response to a report titled: 4 wheeler of choice

Yes, the Kawasuki Brute Force probably the most performance out there, but you will spend a considerable amount of time in the shop.
Honda may not be fastest, but it is the most dependable, reliable, longest lasting bike out there, no question. Look at how much those old Big Reds still sell for in the classifieds. I don't even think you can find a Kawasuki that old that still rolls.

April 05, 2008 at 9:00am
A comment titled: am. joke in response to a report titled: ACADEMY

Am. Joke is right. I bought one last year and it broke on the first hookset of a 5 lb. redfish. Not a hard hookset either. I'd never buy another Am. Joke.
I returned it and purchased the lower price Falcon and haven't looked back. Falcon makes an awesome rod.
I knew the day would come when they stopped taking in just any rod w/out proof of purchase. I got a few in while it lasted though.

April 03, 2008 at 11:42am
A comment titled: dime a dozen, wtf in response to a report titled: Wildlife Harassment

Think of it this way. Imagine you and your son/daughter (about 4-5 yrs. old) walking in the same area while showing and teaching him/her about wildlife and you walk next to this gator and don't see it. You get a little too close and this gator reaches out and grabs your son/daughter and almost kills them. All because this gator was always provoked and learned a behavior that humans are mean and was only reacting the way he has learned to react.
So, it's not about them being a dime a dozen, or chilling out, it's about leaving the wildlife alone and not provoking them. It could save your own, your children's, or a family member's life one day.
BTW, I will teach my daughter to respect wildlife just like I was taught.
And, no I would never vote for a national democrat.

April 02, 2008 at 4:52pm
A comment titled: ethanol in response to a report titled: THE PRICE OF CORN


March 31, 2008 at 9:01am
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