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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.

August 14, 2019 at 12:34pm

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.

December 03, 2013 at 11:53pm

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.

August 26, 2013 at 9:34pm

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.

June 19, 2012 at 2:32pm

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.

February 23, 2012 at 12:18pm

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!

November 14, 2011 at 10:06pm

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.

May 05, 2011 at 9:56am

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.

May 05, 2011 at 9:46am

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.

October 18, 2010 at 11:13pm

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.

September 07, 2010 at 10:22pm

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.

January 27, 2010 at 10:28am

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).

January 27, 2010 at 10:19am

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.

April 01, 2009 at 11:14pm

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!

March 26, 2009 at 11:57pm

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.

December 09, 2008 at 7:36am

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!

September 08, 2008 at 7:54pm

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.

August 17, 2008 at 4:04pm

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.

May 24, 2008 at 12:00pm

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!

September 15, 2007 at 2:08pm

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!

August 17, 2007 at 10:14pm

Did you see many alligators today?

August 29, 2020 at 9:15pm

Nice crabs! I hear they going for 90.00$ a hamper right now so catch your own. Thanks for posting about your cell phone a while back, I used him this morning to fix my sons phone for 21.00$ after verizon told me it was fried. Nice young guy.

June 20, 2020 at 4:48pm
A comment titled: Re: Heavy Duty Aluminum Hulls in response to a report titled: Heavy Duty Aluminum Hulls

I personally have a Tim's custom flat, but wouldn't hesitate at all to buy an Alumafab(Rockwell). Two of my friends have 18-20ft center console models from him. Very heavy duty boats. I hunted in a lease with Warren about 12 years ago, he is very detail oriented person.

May 14, 2020 at 10:56pm
A comment titled: Re: Shotgun loads in response to a report titled: Shotgun loads

I've probably killed about 10-12 with Dead Coyote hevi-shot 'T' shot. I use 3 inch out of a Remington 870 with an extra full choke. Killed three about 50#'s a piece with one shot one time. Hogs under 100#'s I would be confident out to 40 yards, but patterns good out of my gun that far. Also killed a few with 3 inch federal premium BB lead but not nearly as effective as the hevi-shot. I've probably killed 35-40 with a 22 magnum and that would be my first choice. Small hogs are easy to kill, they usually drop on the spot. Bigger hogs run off, don't bleed, and are a nightmare to find. I won't shoot a big hog unless close range and in the head anymore.

October 12, 2019 at 9:02am
A comment titled: Re: Tites Place in response to a report titled: Tites Place

If you are near slidell, they had some of the old wooden skiffs on a vacant lot off of carrol road. I'll check today for you when I go back to work.

December 01, 2017 at 1:41pm
A comment titled: ios 8.1 in response to a report titled: Posting pics from new I phone

I had same problem yesterday. If you have iOS 8.0 version there is a new 8.1 version that debugs some problems with iOS 8.0, one of which is downloading pictures thru safari. Soon as I loaded 8.1 update my pictures loaded. Hope this helps.

October 22, 2014 at 9:18pm
A comment titled: Ryan's in response to a report titled: No Firearms at Waffle House

Ryan's restaurants have the same signs up. I had to laugh when I saw Slickheads comment about top 1000 important things to worry about. He has spent the last 2 months arguing over hog hunting with anonymous people over the internet? That gotta be in the top 5 right? Hehe!

May 29, 2014 at 10:10am
A comment titled: score in response to a report titled: 8 point

Nice deer! He's got good mass and nice main beams but short g3's. I think he will score low 130's. You can go to B&C website for info on how to score your deer. Really hard for an 8pt to score out of the 130's.

November 25, 2013 at 9:20pm
A comment titled: Jobs! in response to a report titled: Anti hunting vet

Shem Spears, what do you do for a living? Did you attend and pay for college? Do you own and operate a business with overhead? Do you work for free because you love your job? How many do you consider most Vets are crooks? There are about 2500 of us in LA so that must be 2400 of us or is it the one you had a bad experience with. Pets are a luxury to own, if you can't afford them don't get them. You are not entitled to free information and services just because you love your dog and I'm supposed to help. America was built on democracy and free enterprise not entitlement. Maybe you could start a doggie welfare movement, where all us rich, crooked, selfish Vets would have to give free info and services. If that works then you could get teachers to teach for free because they love kids, cops to work for free because they hate crooks, fishing guides to guide for free because they love to fish and so on. I can tell you this, I'm not carrying wheelbarrows full of money to the bank so I must do what I do you for a reason!

September 03, 2013 at 11:28pm
A comment titled: Poor communication! in response to a report titled: Anti hunting vet

Let me start off by saying that I am a Veterinarian, so is my wife, brother, and sister in law. We all live to hunt and fish in the outdoors. Sounds to me like you had poor communication with your Vet, she didn't understand you and you didn't understand her. I can tell you I won't treat a dog for heartworms with anyone else's results, they are getting a test at my clinic. Next, a dog needs 90-120 days of rest following a heartworm treatment. Most Vets don't routinely perform anesthesia on heartworm positive dogs. You can't have the best of both worlds. Her reasoning is sound in that you can either have the treatment done and rest the dog for 3 months or you can delay the treatment if duck season is more important to you. It is your decision to decide which is more important to you, duck season or a live dog? That's not anti-hunting it's just the cold hard truth. I find lots of owners become angry and frustrated during a heartworm treatment due to the cost and complications involved and want to blame the Vet. This usually rubs me the wrong way, and it is hard to hold my tongue and I have to tell people I didn't give the dog heartworms you did. I'm sorry you had a bad experience but I think better communication would have cleared up most of your troubles. FYI Rabbit the shot may only cost 8.00$ but the degree to give and purchase the drug cost 120,000$, the building I give it in cost 400,000$ and the 10 employees, electricity, insurance, and other operating expenses is about 30,000$ a month. Cheers!

August 28, 2013 at 11:50pm
A comment titled: Not hardly! in response to a report titled: Best mineral or salt lick

Our deer rut late December to early January and we have lots of deer numbers and size. We are a 570 acres lease that is basically contained inside of a 5000 acre lease. The lease around us shoots 20 inch main beam and killed about 120 does last year and 12 bucks all of which scored over 140in. We killed 6 bucks, 4 were over 130in and 11 does. We kill 140 pound does regularly and bucks average around 190 pounds. We also have 80 acres of soybean being farmed on our lease. If deer aren't hammering a lick right now either you ain't got it the right place or your using the wrong blend. Salt limits their intake so if you are using a supplement high in sodium you won't see much usage.

August 07, 2013 at 5:20pm
A comment titled: Black Magic in response to a report titled: Best mineral or salt lick

I buy bags of trace minerals from the
Madison county Co-Op and mix some Evolved Habitats Black Magic with it. It smells so good I'd eat it. I think it costs me about 11 dollars per site and I replenish it twice a year usually. Two weeks ago they looked like hog wallows they were being used so much.

August 06, 2013 at 11:46pm
A comment titled: Closed! in response to a report titled: Old Twin Spans Fishing Pier

Sorry, the pier has been closed since Hurricane Iassac.

April 10, 2013 at 10:08pm
A comment titled: Vet Tow in response to a report titled: What's in your wallet

You should have called your Vet, he's always looking for an excuse to get out of work! At least the gnats weren't bad yet but they're coming.

March 05, 2013 at 10:47pm
A comment titled: Consignment in response to a report titled: Question?

I've sold a lot of guns by consignment and this is pretty much standard from what I understand. What I know is that once a gun store takes your gun in he has to log it in his FFL inventory. If you decide to get your own gun out of consignment then you have to fill out the background check and transfer info to be called in, you can't just go in and take your gun. Any shop I've ever used has never charged anything besides 10% of selling price on guns sold, but if gun doesn't sell and you have to get it out most charge a 25-40$ transfer fee. Hope this helps.

October 12, 2012 at 10:37pm
A comment titled: Thanks in response to a report titled: hog traps

I called them yesterday and was told they didn't have any and didn't know when they would be getting any in. I guess things have changed since lunch yesterday!LOL!

June 20, 2012 at 12:45pm
A comment titled: Nice job! in response to a report titled: Gavin's first bird

Hopefully I will be posting my son's on here on Saturday night. We are going to the youth hunt on Pearl River WMA on Saturday. Only problem is my son broke his arm and had surgery yesterday, so will be tough with arm in a sling but we gonna try and make it happen! Great job on getting the kids involved.

April 05, 2012 at 10:40am
A comment titled: Yesterday in response to a report titled: WMA Lottery Hunts

My son got his in the mail yesterday for one of the youth hunts.

February 23, 2012 at 2:51pm
A comment titled: Excellent season! in response to a report titled: Let's Have Some Hunting Club Reports

Man do I feel lucky reading these comments. We had 5 adults and 7 school aged kids hunting on about 600 acres outside of Canton, Miss and we killed 12 does and 13 bucks. One buck was a spike(kid's first buck) but all other bucks were 7pts or better and at least 15 inches wide. We try to shoot deer with good mass and body size. I saw deer on 27 out of 30 hunts and lost count of the number of does,spikes,4pts,6pts, and pencil racked 8pts I saw. WE are lucky to have bordering clubs with similiar standards and a lot of agriculture and mature hardwood around us. We are blessed to have this lease and lucky that we don't have any hogs to contend with. I definately believe that bobcats and coyotes are a giant problem and just can't understand why more people don't shoot them on sight. We've shot 5 bocats and 3 coyotes this year so trying to do our part. We stopped shooting does after Thanksgiving until the middle of January to allow does and bucks to feel safe to come out into fields. This worked great and only 2 of our bucks were killed in the woods, the rest were killed in fields.

January 30, 2012 at 10:54pm
A comment titled: Mud Lake in response to a report titled: Mud Lake

Mud lake will be listed as Little lake on most maps of the rigolets. East pearl dumps into one end and middle pearl the other end and the backside is the train tracks that form the L&N train bridge. Hope this helps!

October 20, 2011 at 10:59pm
Boutte, LA

Full box of 240 weatherby- 60.00$ Full box of fusion 7.69x39 - 20.00$ (Sold) 30 rounds of 25/06 light magnum- 40.00$ 32 rounds of 7mm rem mag- 40.00$(Sold) Just cleaning out gun safe and seeing if anyone can use these. I?m not traveling to sell these, I will meet at Academy parking lot in Slidell. Text at (504) 578-7199 . Still available as of 7/9/22

April 30 at 10:12pm