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I shot this big boar on Friday night a half hour after we got to the camp. When walking to the stand, I noticed my motion sensor light was on in the field. He was in there eating so no way to get to the stand. I snuck as close as I could. He was down on the first shot, but kicking. Not wanting to chase a wounded boar throught the thick clear-cut, at night, I sent another one. He was done. The video is not clear. I planned to focus the scope in the stand, forgot my glasses in the camp, and had no time to play with it on the ground. Once focused, the scope is perfectly clear. The hogs wrecked all of our feeders last year so we resorted to hanging them where they can't knock them over. We hung this feeder last weekend and looking at the cam pics, this was his first and last trip to the field.

October 18, 2021 at 4:23pm

Florida Panhandle Tarpon No Spielberg here, but this is a clip from my tarpon last Saturday Van Staal VJS70-325 and VSB 200 80lb braid and fluoro leader 7/0 Owner Mutu light circle Gerry Rig live bait clip Live leather jack Hobie 360 PA 14 34 minutes from strike to healthy release. No initial jumps. Acted like a big shark and almost 20 minutes in before I got my first glimpse to see what it was. Only one boat half a mile away and naturally it pulled me right under them and they had to pick up both the troll and big motor to let me through. Bulldog, kayak-towing fight, and just a few jumps near the end. Thankful to be able to get everything done solo. #hobiefishing

July 15, 2020 at 8:40am

I was blessed with a successful hunt in southwest Texas over the last couple of days. With only 2.5 days to hunt, the pressure was on. We were hunting on a friend's private family property in the Davis Mountains near Mitre Peak. It is a beautiful property with a wide variety of habitat, elevations and available species. All low fence, free range, wild animals. We saw elk, whitetails, mule deer, Aoudad, wild boar and javelina. I took a nice 10 point whitetail and an old mature Aoudad ram. It was a great hunt.

December 08, 2019 at 8:42pm

The tarpon didn't want to play, but James Kellum managed to catch a couple spinner sharks while trolling off the beach in the kayak. He did have a little moment when holding one next to the kayak and it went a bit crazy. lol

July 28, 2019 at 8:42pm

I made a trip to the Pensacola area over the weekend to do some kayak tarpon fishing off of the beach. Friday morning was dead calm with lots of activity. After quickly catching about a dozen Leatherjacks and a couple Thread-fin for live bait bait, we began trolling just outside of the second bar. We literally saw hundreds of tarpon, but they were pretty finicky and just wouldn't eat. My friend jumped one off and I connected with a nice one that stayed hooked for a 30 minute battle. Saturday was marked with storms everywhere and rough seas. Totally different day with only a few fish spotted in the rough seas. A friend broke one off and that's the only action we had.

July 22, 2019 at 6:19am

Unfortunately, we don't have but a coupe of places close enough to reach tarpon in Louisiana, But they are as close as the panhandle area of Florida and even the Gulf Shores Alabama area off of the beaches. They are on their way now and will be along the beaches throughout the summer.

May 31, 2019 at 3:32pm

On a trip to Hawaii last year for vacation, I found out that they had year-round hunting for wild boar, and free range goats and Black Hawaiian sheep. We hiked about a mile up and old volcano and glassed the valleys. Once we spotted some nice rams, the stalk was on. I got this one crawling uo to the edge of a cliff and took him about 100 yards down in the valley. Cool country and great hunting opportunity. We also dis a bike and hike up to the active lava flow coming close enough to touch the flowing, molten lava.

May 31, 2019 at 3:13pm

Made a trip to the marsh in Hopedale last week and found some nice reds and a bunch of small trout. Reds were along the grass lines and hammered the weedless gold spoon. Found schools of small trout around Lake Ameda, but most were undersize. Avocado sparkle beetle and chartreuse Gulp about 18' under a popping cork was what they wanted.

May 29, 2019 at 9:24pm

I've caught lots of big fish from the kayak, but a sailfish remains on my list. My friend Morgan Promnitz caught this one in Baja Mexico a while back. It was nice to be there to see and film it, but not quite the same as catching one yourself. One day...

May 29, 2019 at 9:14pm

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission has made a proposed change to the 2019 - 2020 teal seasons to include a bag limit reduction: 'Reducing the daily bag limit of teal from six to four for the early September teal season.'

Public comment will be accepted at LWFC monthly meetings from February through March and/or can be submitted in writing by mail to: Tommy Tuma, LDWF Wildlife Division, P.O. Box 98000, Baton Rouge, LA 70898-9000, or via email to until 9 a.m., March 7, 2019.

LDWF will also collect public comment at public hearings to be held Feb. 25-March 2 throughout the state. The locations and times for those meetings include:
•25 (Monday) at 6 p.m. at the Ponchatoula High School Library, 19452 Highway 22, Ponchatoula.
•26 (Tuesday) at 6 p.m. at the LDWF Lafayette Field Office, 200 Dulles Drive, Lafayette.
•27 (Wednesday) at 6 p.m. at the LDWF Minden Field Office, 9961 Highway 80, Minden.
•28 (Thursday) at 6 p.m. at the LDWF Monroe Field Office, 368 Century Link Drive, Monroe.
•March 1 (Friday) at 6 p.m. at the Alexandria Convention Hall, 915 3 rd Street, Alexandria.
•March 2 (Saturday) at 10 a.m. at the LSU Ag Center Building, 7101 Gulf Highway, Lake Charles.

For more information, contact Tommy Tuma at 225-765-2349 or .

January 10, 2019 at 8:46pm

I know we have many Louisiana residents that deer hunt in Alabama (I'm one). You should know that due to CWD regulations, if you kill a deer in Alabama, you cannot transport the meat through Mississippi back home to Louisiana unless it is deboned. The other usual CWD rules apply, no spinal material, no brain material, etc.

Even though Louisiana allows deer quarters with the bone in to be brought into the state, it is illegal to bring it in and/or transport it through Mississippi.

If you hunt deer hunt (elk too) out of state, you need to debone whatever you kill, wherever you kill it.

I just wanted to give a heads-up for those that may not know.

*This also applies to deer killed in Mississippi

(Pic for attention, this deer was killed in Texas and deboned before travelling back to Louisiana)

December 06, 2018 at 4:25pm

You can now get your lifetime hunting/fishing license, hunter education and boater education added as endorsements to your drivers license at no cost when getting/renewing your license. No need to carry anything except your drivers license as proof.

You need to bring your cards with you when you get the license. If you have lost your hunter education and/or boater education cards, go to the LDWF website and you can have replacements mailed to you.

Mine above shows Combo (hunting and fishing lifetime license), hunter education and boater education.

November 16, 2018 at 11:55am

I've seen unconfirmed social media reports that a duck hunting boat flipped in the river near Fort Jackson this morning in Plaquemines Parish. Reports are that two have been rescued, but one is missing. Praying for a safe recovery.

November 10, 2018 at 6:45am

Trying to get in a few last hogs before the mosquitos and heat gets unbearable in the marsh. We got these over the last few days. Steve Neece put down this nice boar with a base of the ear shot. No tracking necessary.

April 13, 2018 at 7:24am

We hunted last week in southeast Kansas. My buddy shot a nice 8 within two hours of getting on the stand for the first evening hunt. (Don't pass up on the first day what you would shoot on the last...)

There was no sign of any rut activity. Bucks were invisible during the day, but camera cards showed nice ones visiting every night. All I saw was does and yearlings up until the last afternoon. I put in 60 hours on the stands in five and a half days. I could smell the skunk getting closer by the minute.

At 5:20 on the last afternoon, after and all-day sit, I had two does come in. One had her tail flipped up flat on her back displaying like an adult film star. I knew something was finally up. A buck busted in and scattered the does. Before it could start the chase, it presented a shot and I took it. I could only see that it had a rack, no time for size judging. It certainly isn't a Kansas giant by any means, but I'll take it.

No matter how close the skunk gets, you just can't quit.

I was hunting with my new Ravin R9 crossbow and that thing is a beast. I had to thread the needle in a small hole between two trees and it was pin-point at 25 yards. I drilled the buck and it went less than 50 yards before dropping cold. This thing is as close to having a rifle in your hands as it gets.

November 14, 2017 at 1:36pm

If you ever took your gators to the carwash-- you might be a Louisiana coonass.

September 10, 2017 at 7:04pm

We always come to ICAST a few days early. Vicki Guillot Holmes goes to the theme parks, while I play in my own Disney World. You know it's going to be a good day when you're greeted by flat seas and this Atlantic sunrise. We were fishing near Cocoa Beach.
I was again with Alex Gorichky of Local Lines charters.(Merritt Island, Fl) I fished a half day with Alex before ICAST last year and landed my first caught kayak tarpon. However, the fish went bat-shit crazy on the handoff for pics and got away with no photographic proof.
I was determined that wasn't going to happen this year. Alex threw the cast net off his Hobie Outback and got a load of feisty menhaden (pogie). The bait was thick all over.
A little slow trolling was all it took. Spanish, bonito and tarpon were easily seen in all directions. Fish-on about 7:00 a.m. It was nothing pretty with a jump here and there, but mostly just a tug-o-war dog fight with the typical gulps for air to recharge and make another run. Yep. An hour and a half later, Alex laid across the bow of my yak and made the grab. This time the handoff went smooth and we got a few good shots. The hook literally fell out by itself. We saw a bunch more tarpon while battling this one, but by the time we were finished, they mostly disappeared. I don't know if I really wanted to catch another one anyway--until tomorrow.
Thanks again Alex Gorichky for a great trip. All the coaching during the fight, passing a bottle of water, and hanging on to my kayak to put more pressure on the fish.
If you want one like this, give Alex a call.
#hobiefishing #Aftco #kayakpoon #kickedmyoldass

July 09, 2017 at 7:43pm

I fished with a friend on Saturday for the Gulf Coast Kayak Fishing Association's 12th Annual kayak fishing tournament held in Gulf Breeze, Florida. We got blown out of our first spot by unexpected wind and made a move, but missed any early morning bite. Things were real slow with only a few small trout just before mid-day.

At 11:30 a.m. Vlad Moldovaneau hooked into a beast trout that measured 29' and weighed in at 7 pounds even. A half hour later, I landed one that was just under 29', but was much skinnier. Mine weighed in at 6 pounds even. Vlad also went on to add a keeper red and flounder to round out his slam

Vlad's slam won him 1st Place in the tournament and my trout won 1st Place in the trout division. What started as a sucky day turned around quickly.

June 18, 2017 at 8:52pm

There are many ways to be a Sportsmen in addition to hunting and fishing. Enjoying nature is what we do.

This is a video from a recent vacation to Hawaii where we did a nighttime snorkel with giant, gentle, manta rays in the Pacific ocean.

It was a bucket list experience.

May 30, 2017 at 9:57am

Steve Neece made his first ever hog hunt with Elite Airboat Hog Hunting, LLC in St. Bernard Parish.

April 26, 2017 at 11:37am
A comment titled: Re: Two Texas Trophies in response to a report titled: Two Texas Trophies

Thanks Scott. It is an amazing place. The property has mountains, canyons, grass meadows, waterfalls, steep cliffs and a varied of other landscape features. You would never believe you were in Texas. The animals that live free-range on the property include whitetail, mule deer, elk, aoudad, cougars, coyotes, javelina, wild hogs. The even also have turkey, doves and yes, even some ducks were encountered in small watering holes and an area of old cement ponds that were used for swimming recreation back in the 1930's.

December 10, 2019 at 5:02am
A comment titled: Re: Two Texas Trophies in response to a report titled: Two Texas Trophies


December 09, 2019 at 1:10pm
A comment titled: Re: MR.LARRY, duck count in response to a report titled: MR.LARRY, duck count

I spoke briefly to Larry yesterday via text. They were flying the transects in SE Louisiana. He hopes to have his report issued by this afternoon.

November 07, 2019 at 10:35am
A comment titled: Re: Proposed teal limit reduction in response to a report titled: Proposed teal limit reduction

You need to send your comments to the LDWF and/or attend one of the meetings to get them formally heard.

January 11, 2019 at 7:36am
A comment titled: Re: Not good news in response to a report titled: Not good news

I have not seen any updates. The story was not widely covered. I've seen NO local news coverage. The Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Office has nothing on their page.

I got the original info from a friend hunting down that way. I saw a news story out of Jackson Mississippi of all places yesterday that said the missing guy fell from a ship, but that his two shipmates swam to shore. It definitely was not a ship but a duck hunting boat. I've posted the info I could find, but is has been difficult to obtain and as far as I know, they are no longer actively searching.

WJTV Jackson, MS
'The United States Coast Guard has dispatched a fleet of response vessels in search of a 27-year-old man who was aboard a ship that sank near Fort Jackson, Louisiana at sunrise Saturday.
Officials say that watch standers at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a call for help at 5:41 a.m.
The vessel with three people aboard was “taking on water, near mile marker 20 on the Mississippi River,” a press release said.
The boat sank and two of the three people aboard were able to swim to shore, but the 27-year-old man did not.
His name is not yet known. His shipmates say he was last seen wearing a camouflage jacket.'

November 14, 2018 at 6:12pm
A comment titled: Re: Not good news in response to a report titled: Not good news

The search was suspended.

November 12, 2018 at 2:56pm
A comment titled: Re: Teal aerial survey ? in response to a report titled: Teal aerial survey ?

boug23-- I completely agree.

I do know Larry personally and he has the utmost integrity. We are lucky to have him in the thankless position he is in. Not only is he a scientist--he is a die-hard duck hunting scientist. He has absolutely no incentive or reason to fabricate anything.

Estimating wildlife numbers, be it birds, animals,or fish is never an exact. And with waterfowl, they can and often do move areas quickly and far distances. Most people were disappointed with last seasons results-I know I was. However, I do not believe for a single second that the numbers were fabricated.

The current survey has been hampered by poor flying conditions. It is expected that we will see numbers by late tomorrow afternoon or early Friday. I also suspect they they will be less than glowing for many areas as that's what I'm hearing from contacts from across the state.

September 12, 2018 at 7:37pm
A comment titled: Re: Marsh hogs in response to a report titled: Marsh hogs

Between the eyes and didn't move an inch.

April 13, 2018 at 7:29am
A comment titled: Re: Marsh hogs in response to a report titled: Marsh hogs

Steve Neece got this nice boar.

April 13, 2018 at 7:28am
A comment titled: Re: Kansas Crossbow Bucks in response to a report titled: Kansas Crossbow Bucks

The Ravin R9 is a crossbow work of art.

November 14, 2017 at 1:42pm
A comment titled: Re: Kansas Crossbow Bucks in response to a report titled: Kansas Crossbow Bucks

Persistence paid off. 60 hours is a long time. I don't even like me that much to spend that much solitary time with myself. lol

November 14, 2017 at 1:40pm
A comment titled: Re: Kansas Crossbow Bucks in response to a report titled: Kansas Crossbow Bucks

Vlad Moldoveanu with his nice Kansas buck. Being tagged-out on the first evening, he had no choice but to sit around the farm house for the next five days waiting on me. Thanks bud.

November 14, 2017 at 1:38pm
A comment titled: Re: Teal sightings? in response to a report titled: Teal sightings?

I ran all over in Pearl River WMA south of Hwy 90 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday chasing gators. The water was up and did not see a single teal.

September 12, 2017 at 8:07pm
A comment titled: Re: Kayak Poon in response to a report titled: Kayak Poon

One more shot.

July 09, 2017 at 7:45pm
A comment titled: Re: Big yak specks in response to a report titled: Big yak specks

Skinny like a snake.

June 18, 2017 at 8:57pm
A comment titled: Re: Legend Map Cards -huge sale in response to a report titled: Legend Map Cards -huge sale

For any of you that wanted a card and missed out on Thursday/Friday, they are offering the same deal for Cyber Monday.

Same 30% off, different code: monday30

November 26, 2016 at 9:44pm
A comment titled: Re: Favorite Card in response to a report titled: Favorite Card

I use the Louisiana Beaux card from Legend Cartography.

May 18, 2016 at 8:10pm

I don't know Admiral, but I've seen a few organizations use that format. I think the biggest benefit is it removes all doubt that the weekly drawings are 'legit.' You get your ticket number and then the numbers are randomly generated each week by the lottery company. No way to 'fix' anything. Since your ticket number can come up any number of times, you have a chance to win every week whether or not you have won before.

Merry Christmas

December 22, 2015 at 7:04pm
A comment titled: Re: Incredible Baja 'Yak Trip in response to a report titled: Incredible Baja 'Yak Trip

Couple more pics:

September 21, 2015 at 9:37pm
A comment titled: Re: The Fish Call in response to a report titled: The Fish Call

The Kick Off party is tomorrow night at Friend's Restaurant in Madisonville.

Free to attend. Go to the website to confirm invitation.

August 03, 2015 at 9:10pm
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