Anybody have any reports on how the deer are moving around the Clayton area. I wasn't able to go bow hunting and I'm working until the middle of NOV. so I'm definetaly running a fever, any news would help.....Is it dry?......Acorns everyehre?.....Deer not moving?......
Anbody hunt around concordia parish, whats the weather been like wet or normal?
I think I'm ready for Oct. 1st
Time to put the boat up for a while
What to do when you are loosing your lease
GO TO louisianawildlifeandfisheries.com and read about the people who recently got busted with 909 red snapper.
XSPECK, WHERE YOU BEEN MAN, ARE YOU TURNING AWAY FROM ME AND REDEYE'S CHALLENGE FOR THE PAY PER VIEW EVENT. I THINK IT WOULD BE PRETTY FUN, WE CAN PUT A LITTLE MONEY ON THE LINE AND LET THE BEST MEN WIN, I LOST BEFORE AND I'M NOT SCARED TO LOOSE AGAIN, LETS LINE IT UP.
I recently planted some food plots with arrow leaf clover and crimson clover. The ground had perfect moisture and it rained on it three days after planting, it has been about five days and the clover hasn't broke ground. How long does it take for it to break the surface?
A few PICS from a spot I hunt on the Sherburn WMA.
Widowmaker, I saw your new Drenalin, thats a little jewel, how do you like the drop away rest you have on it. I have the switchback XT with the NAP drop away and I can't get the fletching to clear the rest, but it still shoot goods through paper. Let me know how you like the rest that is on your Drenalin. I bet you can't wait to pop the cherry on the Drenalin, 133 days left until we can start letting the air out em.
What about the ZULU!!!!!!!! Next time we go, it aint gonna be nothun but da ZULU.
You should see the tuna out here, their engulfing the flying fish.
Just wondering if anyone has been fishing in Big Lake lately. Deer season is done for this season for me so its time to start crossing some eyes. Are there any birds working in the lake since all the rain? What about Turners Bay, I here the lake is stacked with reds on the south end, can someone confirm that?
Gun season starts tomorrow morning and running dogs, hope the dog hunters don't ruin your hunt.
Be careful and wear a full body suit that is blaze orange and a bullet proof vest, those boys are going to be shooting at everything.
Let me know how it goes.
Anyone see the buck killed in MS with 40 scoreable points?
Anyone hunt Jefferson County in MS, if you do are the bucks chasing yet?
This is the exit from a 100 gr. vortex guided by a Mathew Switchback XT with 5575 gold tip arrow.
I was just answering the question asked which was what is bigger than a 30 cal that would be good for a teen. I totally agree with you on the 270's and other common calibers, plenty enough gun for a deer and pretty flat shooting but, there aren't many people that set their gun up to shoot within the kill zone (8in on deer) at 300 yards most hunters I know sight in for 1in high at 100. Most of the common rifles like a 270 drop 8 to 10in at 300yds when sighted in a inch high at 100yds and over 30 inches at 500yds. My preference is dead on at 100 just in case I want a head shot or have to shoot in a tight spot but I rarely get a shot past 200 at a deer where I hunt. For the record I was shooting a 270 when I was 8 and I did pretty good with it.
The .338 Federal is a rifle cartridge based on the .308 Winchester case necked up to .33 caliber. It was created by Federal Cartridge and Sako in 2006 and intended as a big game cartridge with reasonable recoil for lightweight rifles.
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 ComparisonIn terms of performance, the .338 Federal compares favorably with cartridges that have similar capacities and purposes. It has less recoil yet similar muzzle velocity and energy compared to the 7mm Remington Magnum in bullets of the same weight while having greater energy than the .30-06 Springfield. The .300 Winchester Magnum is also a worthwhile comparison despite the .300's considerably higher recoil. Also included in the table below is the older .358 Winchester, another cartridge based on the .308.
.338 Federal Performance Comparison Cartridge Bullet Weight Muzzle velocity Muzzle energy Load[a] Recoil in 8 lb (3.6 kg) rifle
gr g ft/s m/s ftÂ·lbf J gr g ftÂ·lbf J
.338 Federal 210 14 2,630 800 3,226 4,374 47 3.0 21.71 29.43
.338 Federal 180 12 2,830 860 3,202 4,341 47 3.0 19.27 26.13
7mm Rem Mag 175 11.3 2,860 870 3,178 4,309 63 4.1 22.44 30.42
.300 Win Mag 180 12 2,960 900 3,502 4,748 73 4.7 27.12 36.77
.30-06 180 12 2,750 840 3,022 4,097 56 3.6 20.48 27.77
.308 Win 180 12 2,600 790 2,703 3,665 45 2.9 16.02 21.72
.358 Win 200 13 2,490 760 2,753 3,733 49 3.2 19.08 25.87
Mike I would not recommend the .338 federal for a moose or bear due to the size of the charge it has, the capacity of the brass is somewhat similar to a .308 but just a little smaller. I can get real technical but I'll save you the long story and just tell you the .338 federal was developed for mainly deer sized game and smaller hunters that need the low recoil to build confidence. Don't get it confused with a .338 magnum although its the same caliber the .338 magnum, lapua, and ultra mag are totally in a different class of high power. One thing to take in consideration is the heavier the bullet the more recoil so if the teen can accept a smaller caliber I would recommend the 25-06 in a light grain bullet.
Alot of hunters haven't heard about this cartridge but its essientially a .338 caliber bullet on a smaller brass that has low recoil. Its not a 500yd gun but very effective out to 300yds. Research it when you get a chance, I think it would be a great round for a teen vs a .243 or something similar because of the size of the caliber (.338) it will be much more deadly.
So they didn't much rain? Probably enough wind to knock all the acorns out the trees so maybe this year they will be hitting the feed hard if its put out.
Look, make it easy on yourself choose a bonded bullet either from hornady, federal, or winchester and you will be fine. Lots of people shoot one thing and never experience any other types.
THanks I would be getting back in until the 14th
THis is my experience with different bullets and I reload and test them on deer.
First choice-Berger VLD, why because its cheap and it kills imediately---very accurate and you can buy them loaded by HSM, if you reload them get them as close to lans as possible.
Second-Swift Scirroco, why because they are very accurate and tend to kill in the tracks most of the time if not they fall in site. They are pricey and can get them loaded by remington premium.
Third-Barnes TTSX, why because they leave a great blood trail but tend to foul the barrel quick and expensive, usually never kill in tracks unless you hit in the neck or head but always blow clean through and don't damage alot of meat. Federal loads them. I like the TTSX which are tipped triple shock(blue tip) they tend to expand better. My 300 win will usually drop'em with any bullet including this one but when you get below a 30 cal with the barnes your gonna do some tracking but it will be easy because they always leave a heavy blood trail.
I bet u shot that behind a pack of dogs hehehehe!!!!!
how fast are you shooting?
In my experience the faster bows will tend to shoot higher with fixed broadheads not all of them but most, this is due to the broadhead planing.
You can easily make a jig to hold a piece of freezer wrap paper about 2ftx2ft, place it in front of your target about 3ft and shoot a field point through it at about 5 to 10yrds and observe the hole in the paper it should look like a bullet hole with the fletching tears in it, if its gashed to one side you need to adjust your rest, if its gashed up or down you may need to check your nock point or if your shooting a drop away it may be out of timing.
If you want your bow tuned perfectly bring it to me, if you look up my post you will find a post that has pictures of my shop and my tuning machine that takes all the human error out of the equation for ex. everyone that tunes bows shoots differently this machine shoots the bow the correct way every single time, I can go on and on but I promise when you leave your bow will shooting as staight as possible--- if your interested call me 337 370 1457, I'll be home from offshore the 8th, you can email me also
yeah, its a fmj, Bowtech Captain at 30 yrds
YEAH, I LIVE IN SOUTH LA BUT I DON'T DEER HUNT THERE MUCH BUT I CAN KILL AND SEE JUST AS MANY BY THE HOUSE AS I CAN IN NORTH LA OR IN THE DELTA AREA, I HUNTED BOTH PLACES FOR A LONG TIME. I HUNT IL, MO, LA, AND MS AND THERE SIMPLY CAN'T BE AS MANY DEER IN LA AS THEY CLAIM ITS IMPOSSIBLE AND IF YOU BELIEVE THAT YOU NEED TO GO SOMEWHERE LIKE MS OR ANY OTHER STATE AND HUNT PUBLIC LAND, YOU WILL SEE THE DIFFERENCE. JUST LOOK LA SPORTSMAN'S REPORTS COMPARED TO OTHER STATES. THE PROOF IS IN THE PUDDIN!!
YOUR CORRECT DAVE MORELAND IS WRONG, WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET. I HUNT MS AND ITS THE SAME THING ON THE DRIVE OVER THERE, NO DEER ON THE ROAD IN LA AND ACROSS THE BRIDGE THERE ARE DEER DEAD AND ALIVE ON THE ROAD, AND I TAKE HWY 15 TO THE BRIDGE IN VIDALIA. WHAT EVER OTHER PEOPLE SAY, LA SURELY HAS A COUNTING PROBLEM, OR THE OTHER STATES SAY THEY DON'T HAVE THE NUMBERS TO KEEP NONRESIDENTS OUT MAYBE. THE DECLINE IN NUMBERS OF DEER WITHOUT A DOUBT IN LA ARE FROM POOR LAWS AND BASICALLY PROSTITUTING THE DEER SEASON REGULATIONS JUST TO SALE A LICENSE.
Thanks for that post nutty, LA hunters will appreciate the genetics and habitat we have to support a large herd of quality deer. The reason we have a influx of small bucks killed and few big bucks killed in LA is poor restrictions and shoot on site mentality, if we could just overcome the fever when reluctantly seeing a deer in LA not to shoot it and however many will hold still enough---instead we need to let the young bucks walk and shoot does for meat instead of small bucks. I think a few years of this would make LA 100% better.
This picture was re-posted by someone, I killed this deer years ago but every deer I hit with the vortex I recovered easily. I shoot the rage 2 blade now but I modify them before shooting (notch the square end with a dremel tool and use the smallest dental bands in the notch to hold the blades from deploying prematureley).
No stupid, read the threads (the entire story), the deer was quartering toward me, meaning it was facing me to my abrupt left. Go back to 1st grade and learn how to read, nice try but your only making yourself look stupid.
Were you using a rage, just kidding, I'm sorry for you this could happen to anybody, hope you recover fully and keep on bow hunting.
JUST ABOUT ALL THE DEER I SHOT WITH MY 300WIN, 7MAG, 270WSM, AND 325WSM RAN ABOUT TWO FEET STRAIGHT DOWN. I HAD ONE RUN WITH THE 270WSM BUT I WAS SHOOTING THE BALLISTIC TIP AND I DI FIND IT ABOUT 150YRDS LATER, THE BULLET HIT BEHIND THE SHOULDER AND WENT IN ABOUT 2IN'S AND JUST BLEW UP.
SOunds like you got the point, all these people basically want to shoot an automatic rifle during muzzleloader season is ludicrous. I already said in this post that a muzzleloader has more range than a 45-70 or 444. You got my point, with 209 primers and advanced bullets why would you want a 45-70 i'll tell you why to sale more licenses so the la gov can put it in their pocket.