i called about 10 places this morning trying to find someone who will be buying alligators this year. I got one maybe. I live in Slidell and don't mind driving. i realize prices are low but does anyone know of anyone that is for sure buying alligators this year. Thanks.
My 10 year old son shot this buck during youth weekend in Mississippi. I was sitting with my 8 year old and my dad was sitting with him. We had plenty of pictures of this deer but they didn't do him justice. They waited for me to come over before tracking, and we I got there they told me he had shot a nice buck. We only had to track him about 40 yards and soon as I saw him I knew it was the big buck we had pictures of. It was probably a good thing for his nerves they didn't realize what deer it was before he shot. Deer was 236#'s, 18in. inside spread, 21 inch main beams.
Talked today with a good friend of mine, who just went home to Indiana last weekend for a family reunion. He said all the locals were talking about, was the surplus of corn and how this has been a bumper crop with good rain this season following two bad years. In the little town he was in there was talk of reopening the ethanol plant that has been closed the last three years. He said the fields were as green and lush as he's ever seen them. Wonder how this is going to impact us locally? It sure would make my hunting season better if gas dropped to 2.00$ a gallon and corn was 3.50$ a bag again. I remember years ago when the thought was it cost more to harvest the corn then you made selling it, and he talked like that idea was being thrown around up there last week. I guess time will tell.
Does anyone know anywhere that has hog traps in stock. I found 2 at Tractor Supply but were pretty sorry in construction. I live in Slidell so anywhere within an hours drive is good. I can't believe they are this hard to find. Hogs have invaded my backyard and I can't stay awake long enough to shoot them so I need a trap. Thanks.
What do you guys let left handed kids shooot for a shotgun. My middle boy is about to be 7 and he has shot a single shot .410 and single shot 22 magnum with no problems but would like to get him a youth 20 gauge. Do most lefties just shoot a right handed pump or auto and let shells fly across them or do they shoot bottom eject bps or 37's or o/u's. Stoeger makes a youth model 20 gauge over and under for about 350 that seems decent for a kid. Just looking for anyone else's opnions or experience. Thanks.
My oldest boy, who is 8 years old, killed his first two deer this weekend. He shot a 115# doe at 60 yards on Sat. evening and then shot a 65# button buck on Sun. morning at 54 yards. I couldn't have been prouder. He did everything on his own and made perfect double lung shots on both deer. This weekend was the first time he had ever fired his .243win handi-rifle. He had practiced a lot with a scoped Gamo pellet rifle but I didn't want to scare him with the noise and recoil of a big rifle. He made awesome shots but were still gonna keep everything under 75 yards for a while until he gets a little older. A couple of guys mentioned on here before about using the federal premium 85gr. boat tail hollow points in a .243 with good results and I would definately agree. Both deer ran less than 30 yards with lung shots which I think is great considering no shock from hitting shoulder or spine was done. That little bullet tore that chest up!
I thought some people might be interested to know that the old bait shop on Front Street in Slidell has live shrimp. I was in there yesterday buying crickets for the kids to fish with(wearing the big bluegill out) and saw them. I don't know what they are getting for them but they had plenty in the big tank. I'm a pogey man myself but to each his own.
Anyone ever use the 1/2 size crab traps. I'm looking to get some to set in the bayou by my house, mainly for the kids, and I will be tying them to something instead of floats to keep them from getting stolen. They sure would be a lot easier to store and travel with but if they don't catch crabs well I don't need them. Thanks, Wayne.
Anybody got any first hand experience with a commercially made game cart? Looking for something with good quality, I don't mind spending the money if it's well made. I will mostly be using on a trail if that helps any. Thanks.
It all started 5 weeks ago when my 5 year old called my dad and said pawpaw we won the Lottery! The kids were so excited you would have thought we won a million dollars. After several scouting trips we finally got to go this weekend on Pearl River WMA with our 3 lottery tags. Saw several real nice gators scouting but set my bait to low, I didn't think 6 foot alligators would reach bait 2 feet out the water but they can. We caught two on saturday that were 9'0' and 7'3' and one on monday that was 6'3'. Kids had a blast, they took pictures to school today to show everybody including friends, teachers, and even the lunchroom ladies who knew all about our trip. Was one of the best weekends of my life, if you get the opportunity to take your kids to do this they will love it. We've been watching Swamp People so everytime we checked a line my little boy would holler 'We got a TreeShaker'. We had 4 dads, 8 kids and 2 grandpa's who had a great time this weekend. The 9 footer was missing his front left leg, was an old injury and healed completely over. The 7 footer had six inches of carbon arrow shaft with a rocket expandable broadhead healed over in his neck. The six footer had a 4 inch gash on belly and large cuts on tail. Apparently we had a knack for catching handi-capped gators.
Somebody stole my 2008 yamaha 25 hp, manual start, short shaft, 2 stroke motor off the back of my Tim's Flat. Boat was in my yard and motor was stolen during the day Tuesday or last night. I live off St. Joe road in Slidell. If you hear or see any deals too good to be true let me (Wayne) 504 578-7199 or my dad (Leonard who works at Napa in Pearl River) know.
Please be on the look out. Somebody stole my 2008 Yamaha 25hp, manual start, short shaft, 2 stroke outboard right off the back of my Tim's Flat in my yard. Was stolen during the day Tuesday 26th or last night. Motor is still under warranty until 4/22/10. Motor looks brand new, has no special markings on it. I live off St. Joe road in Slidell. Sheriffs department just left from here with little hope of finding it. If you see any deals too good to be true let me know 504 578-7199 (Wayne) or stop in Napa in Pearl River and talk to my Dad(Leonard).
Anybody have any recommendations for someone that builds an aluminum skiff. Interested in something 16x44 that I could push with a 25hp outboard. I see these boats all over the basin being used by commercial fisherman but never see them on the Pearl River by my house. Do they have any real advantage over a regular flatboat?Thanks in advance.
Hunted in Texas on SAT, SUN, and MON. I've just got caught up so posting now. The weather was terrible like some others have said, was like hunting in a dust storm. I got lucky and killed 2 birds in the first half hour on SAT and another on SAT evening. Found tons of sheds and shot 2 hogs also, a turkey choke and 3.5inch #4 heavy shot will kill an 80 pound pig graveyard dead at 25 yards! My buddy shot this cool triple bearded bird on SAT morning also. We were hunting around Kerrville on a goat ranch that was self guided, self called and self cooked, you can't beat that for fun!
Hangem I tried emailing you but keep getting mail returned because of problem with your mailbox. I added pictures to the ad if your still interested. Thanks, wayne.
Finally bought myself a trailcam and look at the luck I got. The only thing missing is a coyote. Looks like time to break out Mr. Weatherby and thin a few!
Saw in todays's paper that Roy "Tookie" McManus jr. passed away. This is the man that the benefit softball tournament and raffle were held for in Slidell back in May. His nephew David(Swampman1) did a great job putting it on and Capt. Eric Dumas helped also. My prayers go out to his family, they are good people.
On Thursday night the fishing community lost a wonderful person, Mrs. Claire Bourgeois. She use to run and own Jeanfreau's marina and restaurant on the Chef next to the old Halter Marine building. Anybody who fished the Chef back in the 50's,60's,70's, and 80's should know her. She was one of the nicest and hardest working woman you will ever meet.She was still getting up at 3:00 am to rent skiffs and sell bait up into her seventies. She made lots of great memories for lots of New Orleans area fisherman and duck hunters. She loved what she did. She always use to call her fisherman her BOYS and worried about them all. She will be greatly missed. Services will be in Slidell on Tuesday at Honaker. I think she was 85 yrs old.
There were so many people out we could hardly find a spot to set up. The two spots we wanted to hunt were occupied so we just made do in a small patch of grass on the edge of a very large pond. I've never seen so many wood ducks and tree ducks in my life. We could actually see other hunters shooting at them( ignorant a**holes ). Only saw a few bands of teal. Two of us ended up killing 5 teal and 4 marsh hens so we just need a lot of sausage for the gumbo.LOL. Maybe I should build one of those permanent blinds like Babin007 and Takatase have to secure my spot! LMAO! I hope those suckers got pellets rained on them all morning long! Geaux Tigers, go Saints, and screw Tulane!
Somebody sent me an e-mail with photos and story of a 23foot 1 inch alligator in Lake Weiss in Alabama. The pics are cool if they are real. The gator is swimming with a full grown deer in his mouth. This might be old news but it is the first time I've seen them. I'll try to post the pictures, but I'm not very computer literate.
P.S. I only got 2 of the pictures to load, the last pic was of the gator hanging from a frontend loader, it was shot by game wardens!