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I was planning on bringing my friends little sister (16 years old) to the delta the weekend of nov 7th for a youth hunt. Is that permissible and what are the rules for number of guns allowed in the boat? She wants to bring her gun but I want her to see what its like with an auto. Is there a restriction that says I can only bring one gun per youth hunter? Also, do they need a stamp with their hunters safety card and do they need a license? Whats the law/rules for this? Please let me know

before the poo hits the fan, NO I AM NOT GOING TO SHOOT DURING YOUTH WEEKEND, I DONT AGREE WITH THE PEOPLE THAT DO AND I WONT DO IT.

October 30, 2009 at 9:31am

well after a rough weekend from putting my 9 month old lab to sleep because of intestinal fluid and liver problems i had to look for another dog, i been looking at these dogs for a long time now, i was going to get one for my g/f for a gift but ended up getting one for myself. so i got intouch with my Ronnie and got one of his pups. i must say, his dogs are awsome. big block heads, well built, just an awsome bloodline. the dogs are located around the ponchatoula area and i highly recommend anyone to this litter. please consider going get your next pup from him, here is the link to the add on lasportsman, go check em out. if anyone needs his number just email him or email me, trust me, you will not be disappointed.

http://www.louisianasportsman.com/classifieds.php?sec=classifieds&act=full&adID=91724#pictures178359

September 28, 2009 at 8:56am

went scouted manchac for slits and giggles and to my amazement there is teal birds in there. saw a few jump up out of the side of galva canal and the prarie has a few. i havent seen any teal last year in there during big duck season, well n/m, we shot 4 last year out of there. but thats it. they seem to be in the pot holes and not so much in the prarie. im not hunting in there because i have plans to go else where but if anyone lives around the area it might be worth checking out. this is a good place for all yall that couldnt get out and scout, go have fun battleing for a duck in that war zone of a wma. lol.

September 09, 2009 at 9:48am

first off, how many of you hunters out there would like to get in the blind a week early, just to break in the calls, tune up the dog and have a little exciting experience in the blind? and this leads me to my next point/idea

ok i been pondering this idea for a while now and i would like to get some info.

there are many youths out there that deer hunt or dont hunt at all and never had the opportunity to go experience duck hunting. i was one of them, and at 23 years old i wish i woulda had that opportunity to do something like that, but i couldnt, i never had a way out to a spot and didnt know anything about it.

i been thinking, what if i could get a father and son/daughter and take them hunting to experience it, like i never could when i was younger? how awsome would it be for that youth to be able to tell his/her kids "yeah, i remember that first hunt, this guy off Louisiana Sportsman took me and introduced me to it and i been hooked ever since". i dont know about yall but i think that would be great.

i would like to get in the blind early and watch a young gun shoot some ducks out of the sky and let them watch my dog work and see how interesting hunting really is.

i have 2 friends with boats that im sure would love to bring a team of this nature hunting that week before the season opens as well as i would like to take a father/son/daughter team along with me as well.

if anyone knows a youth from 13-15 with a hunters safety card and wants to go shoot some ducks this year contact me. hunting is a heritage that should be taught throughout all ages and i would personally love to be able to help people fulfill their interests.

give me thoughts and opinions on this idea, am i crazy for bringing strangers hunting or is this a good idea that can change the lifely hood of some kids?

September 04, 2009 at 9:39am

who else watches this show and has the same thoughts as me? first off, i dont see how they turn birds with the calling they do. second, they will have 8 birds come in and they might take one of them out, and third, who else is tired of every second they make mention of how great the gear they have on, yes i know its for advertisement but it makes the show a little rediculous. take it for instance, they shoot a remington 1100 with a super duper holographic site, first off, the hunting down here in la, that site would get knocked off my gun 5 times before legal shooting hours from the dog steping on it or me stepping on it or dropping it. if he gets cold in the blind he will say what kind of jacket he has on and how warm the hood is on it. which brings me to my next point, he has alot of sponsers aparently helping produce the show and i know they want their names out, but why when you watch a duck commander video, they put all the credits either before the show starts or after it ends and dont make mention of anything else? and they hunt with some of the top shooting guns in the sport, the most expensive shells, a very nice boat and when you watch their show its all about hunting, nothing about sponsoring or anything else. i know im ranting about nothing but if i hear that guy say "wack em and stack em" one more time in a 3 minute time frame im going to end up shooting my tv, lol. i just think, its a bogus show and i still end up watching it, lol. anyways, everyone be safe this season and have fun.

September 03, 2009 at 8:14am

ALL THIS TALK ABOUT DUCK HUNTING IS KILLING ME SO YALL PLEASE STOP. THIS IS MY SECOND YEAR OF DUCK HUNTING AND LET ME TELL YOU GUYS IM HOOKED, LAST YEAR I WENT HUNTING FOR MY FIRST TIME ON A THURSDAY AT THE END OF THE FIRST SPLIT, FRIDAY I BOUGHT ME A BOAT AND A NEW GUN AND DEEKS AND I WAS OFF TO LEARN NEW THINGS. THANKS TO MY BUDDY MATT AND HIS DOG T-NIGG (AKA RUFF) THAT GOT MY BLOOD BOILING FOR THE WATERFOWL CREATURES. AT THE END OF LAST YEAR I TOOK RUFF BY MYSELF ON A HUNT AND DECIDED I NEED MY OWN DOG, SO THE DAY AFTER THE SEASON CLOSED I WAS OFF AND PURCHASED BRILEY, I GOT HIM AT 7 WEEKS AND WAS CLUELESS ON WHAT TO DO AS FAR AS TRAINING SO I READ BOOKS AND WATCHED VIDEOS ON DOG TRAINING AND AT 8.5 MONTHS NOW HE IS DOING TRIPLE MARKS, BLIND RETRIEVES, HAND SIGNALS AND WORKS ON THE WHISTLE. I KNOW ITS EASY TO PAY AND GET YOUR DOG TRAINED BUT I ONLY PAID 400 FOR MY DOG AND IN THE ECONOMY THESE DAYS ITS HARD FOR ME TO FORK OUT 450-500 A MONTH FOR TRAINING. THIS GOES OUT FOR ALL THE GUYS WITH NEW DOGS THAT IS LOOKING FOR A TRAINER. GO TO YOUR NEAREST MIRROR AND LOOK IN IT AND YOU WILL SEE YOUR TRAINER. ITS EASY TO TRAIN, JUST TAKES TIME. BUT IN THE END ITS WORTH IT. AND WHEN PEOPLE SEE YOUR DOG WORK AND ASK YOU "WHERE DID YOU GET YOUR DOG TRAINED" AND YOU SAY " I TRAINED HIM/HER" I WILL ASSURE YOU, YOU WILL SMILE WHEN YOU SAY THAT. ANYWAYS ITS 24 DAYS TILL THE SEASON STARTS AND ITS KILLING ME. YALL HAVE A FUN AND SAFE SEASON. OH AND THANKS TO LA SPORTSMAN.COM FOR THE CLASSIFIED ADDS IN THE AID OF ME FINDING MY DOG. ILL BE LOOKING FOR A CHOCOLATE FEMALE SOON AS A SECONDARY HUNTING DOG AND A PERSONAL DOG FOR MY GIRLFRIEND SO IF YALL KNOW OF ANYONE HAVING PUPS AROUND EARLY DECEMBER/JANUARY LET ME KNOW. THANKS.

August 19, 2009 at 10:40am

im looking to buy a few ducks for training my dog with, hes 9 months old and i been working him with the dokken dummies and he does great, now i want two to three real birds to work him with, if anyone has any frozen birds that they would sell or any live ones i would really appreciate it if you could help me out. i called a well known place that sells and breeds ducks and labs all weekend and never got a call back so im looking for somewhere else to get ducks from.

August 03, 2009 at 8:42am

Roping a Deer------- (Names have been removed to protect the stupid!) Actual letter from someone who farms, and writes pretty well!

I had this idea that I was going to rope a deer, put it in a stall, feed it on corn for a couple of weeks, then kill it and eat it.

The first step in this adventure was getting a deer. I figured that since they congregate at my cattle feeder and do not seem to have much fear of me when we are there (a bold one will sometimes come right up and sniff at the bags of feed while I am in the back of the truck not 4 feet away), it should not be difficult to rope one, walk up to it and toss a bag over its head (to calm it down) then hog tie it and transport it home.

Well, I filled the cattle feeder, and then hid down at the end of the feed bunk, with my rope. The cattle, having seen the roping thing before, stayed well back. They were not having any of it. After about 20 minutes, my deer showed up -- 3 of them. I picked out a likely looking one, stepped out from the end of the feeder, and threw my rope. The deer just stood there and stared at me.I wrapped the rope around my waist and twisted the end so I would have a good hold. The deer still just stood and stared at me but you could tell it was mildly concerned about the whole rope situation. I took a step towards it...it took a step away. I put a little tension on the rope and then received an education.

The first thing that I learned is that, while a deer may just stand there looking at you funny while you rope it, they are spurred to action when you start pulling on the rope.

That deer EXPLODED into action.

The second thing I learned is that pound for pound, a deer is a LOT stronger than a cow or a colt. A cow or a colt in that weight range I could fight down with a rope, and with some dignity. A deer-- no chance. That thing ran and bucked and twisted and pulled. There was no controlling it and certainly no getting close to it. As it jerked me off my feet and started dragging me across the ground, it occurred to me that having a deer on a rope was not nearly as good an idea as I had originally imagined. The only up side is that they do not have as much stamina as many other animals. A brief 10 minutes later, it was tired and not nearly as quick to jerk me off my feet and drag me, when I managed to get up. It took me a few minutes to realize this, since I was mostly blinded by the blood flowing out of the big gash in my head. At that point, I had lost my taste for corn-fed venison. I just wanted to get that devil creature off the end of that rope. I figured if I just let it go with the rope hanging around its neck, it would likely die slow and painfully somewhere. At the time, there was no love at all between me and that deer. At that moment, I hated the thing, and I would venture a guess that the feeling was mutual.

Despite the gash in my head and the several large knots where I had cleverly arrested the deer's momentum by bracing my head against various large rocks as it dragged me across the ground, I could still think clearly enough to recognize that there was a small chance that I shared some tiny amount of responsibility for the situation we were in, so I didn't want the deer to have to suffer a slow death, so I managed to get it lined back up in between my truck and the feeder - a little trap I had set before hand...kind of like a squeeze chute. I got it to back in there and I started moving up so I could get my rope back.

Did you know that deer bite? They do! I never in a million years would have thought that a deer would bite somebody, so I was very surprised when I reached up there to grab that rope and the deer grabbed hold of my wrist. Now, when a deer bites you, it is not like being bit by a horse where they just bite you and then let go. A deer bites you and shakes its head -almost like a pit bull. They bite HARD and it hurts. The proper thing to do when a deer bites you is probably to freeze and draw back slowly. I tried screaming and shaking instead. My method was ineffective. It seems like the deer was biting and shaking for several minutes, but it was likely only several seconds. I, being smarter than a deer (though you may be questioning that claim by now), tricked it. While I kept it busy tearing the tendons out of my right arm, I reached up with my left hand and pulled that rope loose. That was when I got my final lesson in deer behavior for the day.

Deer will strike at you with their front feet. They rear right up on their back feet and strike right about head and shoulder level, and their hooves are surprisingly sharp. I learned a long time ago that, when an animal -- like a horse -- strikes at you with their hooves and you can't get away easily, the best thing to do is try to make a loud noise and make an aggressive move towards the animal. This will usually cause them to back down a bit so you can escape.

This was not a horse. This was a deer, so obviously, such trickery would not work. In the course of a millisecond, I devised a different strategy. I screamed like a woman and tried to turn and run. The reason I had always been told NOT to try to turn and run from a horse that paws at you is that there is a good chance that it will hit you in the back of the head. Deer may not be so different from horses after all, besides being twice as strong and 3 times as evil, because the second I turned to run, it hit me right in the back of the head and knocked me down. Now, when a deer paws at you and knocks you down, it does not immediately leave. I suspect it does not recognize that the danger has passed. What they do instead is paw your back and jump up and down on you while you are laying there crying like a little girl and covering your head.

I finally managed to crawl under the truck and the deer went away.

So now I know why people who go deer hunting bring a big rifle with a good scope to sort of even the odds.

November 20, 2008 at 10:24am

i want some opinions from some people on this topic. i hunt in a lease in louisiana, i would rather not say where or what lease just incase some members visit this website. in the rules for the lease it says "no one is allowed in your area during hunting season", does this apply to the president or the vice-president of the lease, or is it supposed to let them still do what ever they want? i know i have alot of deer crossing in my area and i have already killed one this year with my bow, i just dont want to have to worry about anyone messing around with my stuff when im not at the lease. everyone around the lease claims not to see anything and i find that hard to believe since i have seen deer every hunt and so has another fellow hunter. some things around the lease has been tampered with around the lease to try to prevent deer from comming into peoples hunting area. what am i supposed to do about all of this? it just seems like some people are jealous and dont want other people killing deer. has anything else like this ever happened to anyone else, if so what did you do?

October 11, 2007 at 10:26am
A comment titled: visit in response to a report titled: tips and advice

www.mudmotortalk.com

them guys have all the knowledge about these things.

but for starters, move gas tank all the way to the front and battery too.

November 06, 2009 at 11:05am
A comment titled: me too in response to a report titled: Isnt Looking Good

ill be riding the tide surge in the skiff with the blind up and calling away, lol.

November 05, 2009 at 2:09pm
A comment titled: xperts in response to a report titled: winchester vs. kent???????

xperts all the way, kents jam up in my guns, extrema, sx3 and even in a 870. the brass on the shells expand when shot and jam in the chamber and the extractors on the bolt cant pull them out and end up tearing the back of the shell. i have had better patterns from xperts and killed more ducks with xperts.

October 30, 2009 at 10:08am
A comment titled: thanks in response to a report titled: youth hunt info needed

thank ya cajun

October 30, 2009 at 9:45am
A comment titled: price on our labs in response to a report titled: Our Labs

...for some of us there is not a price we can put on them, i recently put my dog to sleep, he was 9 months and hunting teal as hard and as perfect as his little heard would allow him, one day, he gained alot of weight and the vet told me it would cost somewhere around the 3,500 dollar mark to get him in and out of surgery and i told him to go ahead and ill pay it, then he said he prob wouldnt make it cause his liver wasnt doing its job and he was pretty much poisioning himself, so thats the only reason i had to put him down. i was at home sat night and some friends came over, a girl that dont know me too well came there with one of my buddys and i brought my puppy outside and she asked him "awww, is that his pride and joy" he told her "you have no idea, them dogs are his life" which is true.

its amazing how much love and affectionate you can get from your 4 legged friend that cant even talk.

October 27, 2009 at 4:39pm
A comment titled: duck dog... in response to a report titled: Dogs names

my last one was a choco male named JL's Briley Shotgun Choke...aka...Briley

this one, is JL's Bayou Majic MoJo...aka...MoJo

October 19, 2009 at 12:26pm
A comment titled: 123.... in response to a report titled: Lab training question

next time read water dog. work with her more.

October 13, 2009 at 5:08pm
A comment titled: the colyell camp in response to a report titled: Wax lake floating camp

Brittni, im guessing this is Adams wife, or adam, which ever. lol. im going to the wax prob friday evening, ill check on yalls camp and let u know something.

October 12, 2009 at 8:41am
A comment titled: bow deck in response to a report titled: Callin All Bowfisherman !!!!!!!!! Opinions Needed !!

that handle is a very nice addition, esp since its removable. make sure you put some lights facing the back a little bit, i have missed alot of fish because they get out the light too fast, and that helps. good luck.

October 07, 2009 at 11:19am
A comment titled: 410 crack barrel in response to a report titled: Can't quite take it anymore! need some advice please

get him a single shot 410 crack barrel, tell him every time you clean his gun he can only hunt with the 410. thatll make him hate using it, therefore he will clean his stuff. if he loves hunting that much esp duck hunting get him a 410, its hard to hit and kill a duck with a 410. plus you can get them for about 100 new.

October 06, 2009 at 12:51pm
A comment titled: TRAV in response to a report titled: Highly Recommend for Lab Pups

THATS NICE TO KNOW AND ALL BUT PLEASE, IM HELPING A GOOD BREEDER PUSH HIS DOGS, I OWN A PUPPY FROM HIM AND WOULD PREFER IF YOU MADE YOUR OWN FORSALE POST OR MADE YOUR OWN RECOMMENDATION ELSEWHERE. NO HARD FEELINGS BUT THESE ARE SOME VERY GOOD DOGS, BIG BLOCK HEADED AND WELL BUILD, IM JUST TRYING TO HELP OTHER HUNTERS OUT IN GETTHING THEM ONE.

October 01, 2009 at 5:04pm
A comment titled: number in response to a report titled: Highly Recommend for Lab Pups

email me at jalennier@yahoo.com

i dont know if he wants his number all over the net. ill give it to anyone via email

October 01, 2009 at 4:36pm
A comment titled: intro to gunfire in response to a report titled: Gun shy pup

if the dog has a hard desire to retrieve, get a d.t. dummy launcher with 22 blanks. get someone to get 50 yards to your right, put the dog on your left. the dog will feel secure with you "protecting" him from the noise. the dog will see the dummy fall and retrieve, move the person 5 yards closer each time. soon the shooter will be next to you and the dog will know the sound as "boom, now i get to go run and retrieve"

i shot a 12 gauge around my dog at 4 months old and he was skittish from it bad, after teh d.t. launcher he was broke and loved the gun shots. at 9 months old he was hunting with me.

October 01, 2009 at 3:42pm
A comment titled: transfer in response to a report titled: Donated Boat

it needs to be notorized in texas, with a bill of sale/ donation. without that you are pointless with what you have.

October 01, 2009 at 2:21pm
A comment titled: hodgeman in response to a report titled: Advice On Chest Waders

i have the hodgeman's, they was real pricy, but they are very warm, i got the 1200 gram, which is a lil heavy but i hunt in the water alot and would rather be sweating in them then freezing. Dura-Mag® 1200 Chest Wader w/Neo-Trek® is the ones i got, they retail for $331 but i got mine on a giveaway sale for 70 bucks.

October 01, 2009 at 8:40am
A comment titled: hevi-shot-4 in response to a report titled: Manchac prairie

im headed to the wax tomorrow and pearl river friday, ill let u know whats going on, email me and ill email you back with a report.

September 16, 2009 at 4:29pm
A comment titled: hevi-shot-4 in response to a report titled: Manchac prairie

trust me, there are NO teal there. lol. you would have better luck at pointe au chein

September 16, 2009 at 1:09pm
A comment titled: lucky vs mojo in response to a report titled: Mojo or Lucky Duck

i have hunted with both, the mojo always works unless the battery is dead, but its not needed in the open marsh where there is wind because the lucky duck can work just fine. mojos are great in timber cause wind cant get in there to turn the wings on a wind duck. in the marsh you want your deeks to be seen along ways away, even if the wind stops for a little bit your duck sits high off the water and can be seen from farther. it really matters where you hunt to see which one you get, i have 2 mojo teal, 1 regula mojo and a lucky duck wind decoy.

September 16, 2009 at 7:34am
A comment titled: MANCHAC TEAL... in response to a report titled: Manchac prairie

there was some, none anymore. welcome to manchac.

September 15, 2009 at 4:27pm
A comment titled: TIME in response to a report titled: how to train my lab for hunting

ALOT OF TIME, TRAINED MINE MYSELF, TOOK AN HOUR A DAY FOR 7 MONTHS NOW AND HE IS PRETTY GOOD FOR A 9 MONTH OLD. I NOW KNOW WHY IT COSTS SO MUCH TO GET A DOG TRAINED, IT TAKES ALOT OF TIME.

September 15, 2009 at 3:49pm
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