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Reaching out to folks in the southeast part of the state who may be able to put me in touch with people who sell pasture fed beef to the public. I am trying to seriously limit the amount of processed food I am bringing into my home, and until I can start laying down some venison, beef is going to have to do. I have been out of hunting for a number of years and plan to get back started this year. I don't want to wait until then, though, to get my family off of eating what is sold in stores...

Thanks in advance for any assistance.

March 13, 2012 at 3:57pm

Hello all. Just registered into this forum.

I was hoping someone could put me in the right direction to find the Common species of Louisiana posters that we grew up with in Science class. Bass Pro Shop in has them on the wall in various places throughout the store. I had tried contacting the LDWF, but got absolutely nothing useful from them. They have posters for common freshwater fish, saltwater fish, offshore fish, ducks, snakes, etc. I would like to find them so I can begin to teach my son about wildlife in his backyard. The artist who originally did the paintings is Duane Raver, Jr.

Thank you in advance for anyone that may be able to put me in the right direction so I can teach my son correctly.

March 03, 2012 at 2:38pm
A comment titled: Straight to the source in response to a report titled: Local organic beef

Turkeyhunter, I sent you an e-mail this morning to get more details.

Wet-n-nasty, do you have any info on the specific places you are considering? I found Homestyle Natural Beef in Loranger. From what I saw, they charge $3.25/lb hanging weight, then $0.55/lb for butcher fees of how much you actually get. Doesn't seem too unreasonable, just not sure what % yield you get from hanging weight to in your freezer.

March 16, 2012 at 8:05am
A comment titled: Not excited about the extra $$$ in response to a report titled: Local organic beef

I am definitely not excited about the extra cost this will incur, but at the same time I want to make sure I am feeding my kids the best type of stuff I am choosing to eat.

I have my own vegetable garden and get yard eggs from a friend, but still have to rely on the grocery store for my meat. The more I am learning about all of the crap that is found in the food we eat, the more frustrated I get... I shouldn't be surprised, though.

I would love to raise my own cattle and chickens, but I don't think my HOA (or my wife for that matter) would take too kindly to my backyard being turned in to a farm.

March 14, 2012 at 9:17am
A comment titled: Starting point in response to a report titled: Local organic beef

Thanks White Boots. Going to check out that site. Seems like a good starting point to better/further understand some of the diferences between what is available... As to the whole 'organic' label that gets thrown around, I don't care if they walk the cow zigzag, straight to, or diagonal to slaughter. I don't care if they sing to the cow or ask about it's feelings... I just want to eat something without a lot of additives and/or synthetic growth hormones or chemicals in it.HAHA

March 13, 2012 at 8:40pm
A comment titled: Where's the beef? in response to a report titled: Local organic beef


An example of 'inorganic beef' would be FTLB (Finely Textured Lean Beef). It is found in about 70% of the ground beef that is eaten in the country right now. This is just the most recent example of extra stuff that ends up in our food.

Just a personal choice I am making for my family to try to eat the healthiest food I can... trying to limit hormones, steroids, chemicals and as much other junk out of my food as possible. Getting the beef from the source seems like a logical thing to try out.

March 13, 2012 at 8:30pm
A comment titled: Publisher in response to a report titled: Common Species of Louisiana posters

AllisonXR, could you let me know who the publisher is on the print? Thanks

March 07, 2012 at 7:47am
A comment titled: Gulf of Mexico Fish Book in response to a report titled: Common Species of Louisiana posters

Thanks taximan for the reference material. I am going to check it out on Amazon and see what they are going for.

I appreciate it.

March 06, 2012 at 2:20pm
A comment titled: 'Poster Girl' in response to a report titled: Common Species of Louisiana posters

Someone within the department forwarded a recent e-mail inquiry to the 'poster girl', Linda Allen,
She has been great thus far, and is trying to see if there is a spare set laying around somewhere. She echoed what Bullbowfin had said in an earlier post. Budget cuts knocked out the marketing department. It really is a shame becuase those posters were really great! I know everything is so much easier to do on-line, but I am trying like hell to keep my little ones off of computers until they need to start using them for school.

Thanks to everyone for all of the feedback on the topic. I hope I can get my hands a few spares laying around and introduce these old friends to my son.

March 06, 2012 at 2:19pm
A comment titled: Re: Budget cuts in response to a report titled: Common Species of Louisiana posters

That really is a shame if they are no longer available. From elementary school science to an undergraduate class in waterfowl management at Southeastern, my classrooms had those posters in them. I know that all of the species can be viewed online and there is an abundance of resources to be found on the net. I just refuse to turn to the internet to teach about the outdoors.

If this is the case, I guess I am heading to the want ads to see if I can one day come across these posters.

Thanks for the quick responses so far. Definitely appreciate it.

March 04, 2012 at 8:41am
A comment titled: Any idea on other posters... in response to a report titled: Common Species of Louisiana posters

Thanks for the response. I actually had requested this one earlier today. The one you posted on is 'Fish of the Lake Pontchartrain Basin'. It is not from the original series of prints that were originally printed in 1989. That is definitely going to be a great resource, but I was also looking for the snakes, ducks, etc posters.

I am not even sure how many posters they have in the series. It is frustrating that I have gotten nowhere with LDWF, because they were who offered the poster.

Thanks again for the link for the SLU poster.

March 03, 2012 at 3:59pm
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