Sure is a lack of deer pics????Everyone struggling???
Its Sunday morning, people are up and planning for church. Is it a home cooked meal afterwards or a visit to the local eatery of choice. I to hurried around to attend church. Donning camo and warm clothes as I attend the sunrise service of my choice. Its a beautiful church adorned with the finest tapestry of green pines and changing leaves. The stained glass is filtered sunlight through camo burlap. My choir of chirps and whistles and occasional far off goose honks are music to my ears..My pew is my deer stand, and yes I set on the front row as humbled honoured guest. I do not have to be told What God has done, I can see it all around me! If more could see this, they would know this is not happenstance. You appreciate the complexity of Gods work as you see it only goes astray when we try and play more than our assigned roles. I will set here basking in the warming sunrise. Soon I will have to leave church and prepare to rejoin the world for a few days. I will thank God for letting me attend his natural church once more before I leave. It will give me solace to know as I set in traffic monday morning that church is held daily here, with or without me. Hopefully I can attend again soon!
Day one could not have been scripted any better, the weather a glorious clear and 38! Almost one queue a beautiful buck came out and my aim was true and the dread of a buckless year was lifted. The old Brown box I sat in had yet another memory to hold. Even at 52 the adrenaline surge gave me the shakes. I guess deer hunters in a way are adrenaline junkies. What sets us apart is once we stand over our kill there is a moment of remorse and respect for such a beautiful creature. I do hunt or kill out of any anger , its primal, in my DNA. Just as a wolf teaches her pup, the art of the hunt and kill, so did my father teach me. That is the difference between a hunter and a poacher, the value and respect of the life you took and the memory created that keeps it alive. My memories are rekindled by something as simple as tarnished shell casing on a stand floor. I can read scribbled notes on others stand walls and almost be in the moment with them, I guess the modern version of cave wall drawings. My how we have evolved, no I don't for a second think my ancestors were an ape, but I do know we were primitive at first, God brought us along slowly so we could hopefully learn to handle all he gives us. I fear as each baby is born the connection to our primal side is being severed. I saw a 15 year old boy kill his second buck yesterday, he was happy , but not the adrenaline fuelled teenager my generation and the ones before me were. It was as no big deal . I am not blaming him, he seems be a great young man, but I do not see the eyes of a hunter yet. Maybe it is the realistic video games that de-sensitized the new generation what it means to be given the gift of an animal's life. Its evolution and it seems unstoppable. Somewhere on a cave wall or some old journal there is the same said of us. So I am going set a couple more hours and be primal with my insulated mug of coffee and Little Debbie oatmeal pie, think about how they would have drawn me on a cave wall . There is a new shell casing in the corner I can ponder on,,,,,,,,,
Good news is we got our membership roster filled,bad news is its apparent how hard this is getting to be. It took some work and multiple newspaper and online outlets to get this done. Our dues are less than a thousand, it is hard to imagine how some of these higher dollar clubs survive.Multiple ads on both this site, Facebook and local papers generated a lot of interest but mostley window shoppers.It worries me that maybe we are seeing the decline of our sport and passion due to lack of interest and the money it takes to pursue it. So we survive to hunt another year! Be here before you know it, just like the next years dues!!!
Anyone else having problems filling hunting club vacancies? Our aging membership roster and steady increasing lease rates are KILLING US!
Openings in old established hunting club (Beaucoup) 1 hour south of Monroe in the Grayson area off hwy 506. Lot of new stand areas opened up. Dues $800.00 year and includes spouse and minor children. Call 318.376.7889 or 318.267.1818 or email Beaucoupray@cox.net
Has anyone seen any proposed changes to Area 2 Deer season?
Is it time for Louisiana to look at possibly decreasing deer seasons and limits? The whole premise behind primitive weapons season is now a joke. I hunt in Caldwell Parish , you can hunt deer almost 5 months out of the year. I belong to an old established club and our numbers have been free falling last 3 years. We have been in DMAP since it started and had a No Spike rule last ten years. In spite of our best efforts our numbers continue to decline regardless of how much effort the membership puts in to hunts. We have suffered from aggressive timber harvesting , but we were on the decline before that. From what I hear this is State wide. I would like to see us go back to the old season structure in area 2 where season opened the 1st Saturday in November and closed the 1st Sunday in January. Do away with the Primitive weapons season and open Bow Season October 15th through mid -January. Have two any deer tags accompanied by possibly 1 or 2 additional Doe Tags. Is there science behind my thoughts .NO but there is not much science behind what we do now and it appears to not be working.We need try something, I am sure there are smarter guys than I and can figure something out that will help.
What happen is tragic , but get ready for a gun control fight.
Mitch on Swamp People had died after suffering a seizure while fishing
Are other clubs in the state having problems filling membership vacancies?
Big female coyote I killed in Caldwell Parish, thats a big piece deer hide in her mouth.
8 pt i killed last week in Caldwell, 160 lbs.
If you find a buck, that you had shot several days later and he is dead are you required by law to tag it in Louisiana?
Anyone know the number for T-Racks in Zachary?
Anyone Know T-Racks phone number in Zachary on Hwy 61?
Anyone know the number for T-Racks in Zachary on Hwy 61
Is it just me, or does anyone else not like the format of the postings? I like the former way much better!