I just had some work done on my hunting rifle before the season starts and wanted to share. Its not often I do this but I'm extremely satisfied with the work. He polished the feed ramp, the action, and the safety. To finish it off he installed a new stock and applied a beautiful Cerakote finish. I love it. Highly recommend this gentleman to tune up your rifle before the season starts. Robbins Gunsmithing and Tactical Innovations in Sulphur 337-533-8126.
Looking for a gunsmith in the Lake Charles area. If anyone has any recommendations on a good one Id be grateful. Thanks
Gents I'm looking for some suggestions on a reputable business in the Lake Charles area I can use for a metal shop in my back yard. I know many of you have these and this is going to be my first experience having one of these built so any info would be helpful. I'm not exactly sure of the size I want because I have no idea how much these buildings can run. Any info on who to call and more importantly who to stay away from would be appreciated. Thanks fellas....
I have some friends coming in from out of the country and was thinking of taking them on a bowfishing trip. How is the shooting in July?? Can anyone recommend a guide?? I went once with a guy out of Port Sulphur and had a horrible experience!!! Thanks fellas...
Is Fin and Feather in Venice still opertational? Its been over a year since Ive been there but Im looking to get back down to their cabins. Tried to contact them via their website but got no response. Capt. Kirk always took good care of us.
Any given day on any given outdoors media the cries to get the youth of America involved in hunting and fishing can be heard. The fear of these sports becoming extinct is frightening and intolerable. To combat these fears many of us have taken to openly volunteering to introduce young boys and girls to a passtime that we all cherish dearly. I am one of these volunteers. However, I find it more and more difficult to get young people involved in a sport I love dearly yet am losing faith in. Due to life being unpredictable and ever changing I recently made a move to the Lafayette area which has forced me to give up my duck lease in the SE portion of the state. One that Ive spent many youth hunts on with kids of friends and colleagues. Longing for the thrill of early winter days on the pond and the excitement of whistles over decoys, I began my search for a lease in my area of operation. I responded to a classified from this very sight and was appalled at the cost of enjoying a hobby!! The advertiser wanted $5500 per blind. Really?? The use of an 8'X4' piece of property for a few months hardly dictates this kind of moneitary gain. This is one example and a quite expensive one to boot. However, I have found others in the $4000 range. This is absolutely ludacris!! My brother and I work overseas and occassionaly get to enjoy half a season together if we're lucky. Due to the price gouging I will be hanging up my waders and not be allowed to get involved in the sport. I cant afford it. Greedy land owners have driven the prices so high that the average Joe can no longer afford to enjoy a once favorite passtime, much less be able to allow others to be introduced to it as well. For the prices being asked in the local area we have decided to take one or two guided trips a year elsewhere. So while those high dollar leases are lining the pockets of land owners, my dollars are headed north! We are pricing ourselves out of a sport, pricing oursleves out of what once was a family activity. Shame on us, we are the ones to blame!
I just returned to my camp after pulling two young guys out of the water after sinking their boat. Crossing the Pen with the winds this bad in a 14 ft flat is probably not the smartest decision someone could make. Their desire to fish over ruled their judgement and they paid a heavy price. Know the limitations of your abilities and your gear. Check the weather and make informed decisions. The outcome couldve been much worse but thanks to the good lord these guys are dry and safe. To the guy on the bank that alerted me to these guys, thanks. They owe you their life. Stay safe guys. HDG
Gentlemen, I have some questions about this game. Unofrtunately I have been in Germany since October and due to the government I cannot watch any ball games. I cant even get them on the internet, its all blocked by GEMA. I watched the highlights of this game and dont understand what the heck happened. I havent been able to watch any of the games so I dont know what the feeling is from the team. Why didnt Jared Lee play? Isnt he the one that took them to 9-0 while Jefferson was thugging around??? I think its a kick in the face for Jared Lee to not even allow him to step on the field in what would be the biggest game of his life. Am I missing something??? Can someone please explain what happened?? Its difficult to get a feeling of the game from ESPN highlights.
Oh and Im jealous of every single one of you for being able to sit in the duck blind!!!! You never realize how much you love something until you cant do it anymore. Thanks for posting pictures and stories on this site.
Im stuck in Germany for the second time in two years for opening weekend. I guess I have to live vicariously through you guys. Lets see some pics and hear some reports.
Need some help gents. Have a bachelor party to plan and was looking for a guide for an overnight bowfishing trip for 8-10 guys. I have q camp in lafitte so close to there would be great because we wouldn't need lodging. However, I hear Venice is where it's at!! If anyone has any suggestions on guides with lodging in that area that can provide a memorable trip, please shoot me an email. Any info helps.
As I sit in my hotel 6000 miles away and read the reports and enjoy the pictures I cant help but feel homesick. As many of you are, I am a product of Southern Louisiana. Due to my job requirements I have been in Germany since November and have missed every single facet of what makes LA great. Sure, the sights here are beautiful, absolutely amazing. Postcard picture perfect! However, theres no better sight than the sunrise over the marsh or the stories told around a pot of sauce piqaunte! Ive missed the enitre hunting season and more importantly the experiences of enjoying the hunts with my best friends. Day in and day out my heart wants to hear the whistle of the wings and the roar of the Tigers fight song! Ill only have a few days left of the season by time I return and hope that its every bit as good as the pictures Ive received from the camp. Spoonie, Cary, and Lil B, get the GatorTrax ready and the Berettas oiled up. I got some catching up to do! I miss all of you guys and would like everyone to think of those we hunt with and love that cant be with us during those most treasured of times. '.....Lead em long'
I have a 2000 Yamaha R1 that needs a tune up with carbs syncd and the whole bike just run through. I live on the Westbank of New Orleans and the closest spot charges $70 an hour and doesnt have a good reputation. As a college student I cant afford that price. Does anyone have any info on a good sportbike mechanic at a resonable price in the New Orleans area? Thanks in advance sportsmen.
The picture says it all!! My hunting buddy!!! Its awesome to watch these guys grow!
My friend has a 24 horse Go Devil longshaft on his duck hunting boat. Its a little underpowered for his boat so I usually carry his load to and from the blind. The main problem with his boat is that it takes so much muscle to keep his prop in the water. He literally has to prop his leg on his aft bench, lay the handle of the motor on his leg and push up as hard as possible to keep the prop in the water. Ive seen other guys run a longshaft with little to no effort. Im not sure why it does this but its REAL bad. So much so that this is the only reason he is selling the motor. Any suggestions as to why it is doing this and how it can be fixed? Hate to see him sell a new motor because of this.
Just wanted to put this out for anyone near the Westbank or Nawlins, I had a gentleman named Mr. Joe in Marrero make deer sausage for me and I have to admit its the best Ive ever had. He doesnt smoke it but Im ok with that. I was pretty nervous going into this deal with him because the price was extremely cheap. I couldnt be happier with the product I received, and Ive had a LOT of deer sausage made. If anyone is interested he can be reached at 504-341-1851. You can tell he does it because he loves it and not out there to make a killing. Thanks Mr. Joe
Although I didnt get out as often as I should have we still managed to end up with a respectable kill this year. I met a gentleman on here that posted looking for someone to take him and teach him the basics of duck hnting. Wanting to give something back to the hunting community I invited him out for a trip and showed him our setup and how we do things. Its nice to know that there are still a few good honest hunters out there. It took him some practice with the safety on that Benelli but he figured it out after a half dozen times! "Safety" I enjoyed our hunts brother and look forward to many more with you!!! I hate to see the year end but theres redfish and trout that need chasing now so we'll give the Berettas a rest and get ready to make more memories in the marsh next year.
My father-in-law is in desperate need of a new shotgun but really doesnt want to get one that doesnt fit him. Im looking to help him out so if any one out there knows where I can find a Left Handed Auto in 12 gauge that shoots 3 1/2's please let me know. Im looking to keep the price relatively moderate which I know is hard in this day and age. Any help that you guys might be able to send my way would be greatly appreciated.
I have to admit this second split has been much better than the first. Saturday morning I was enjoying a good day in the blind with the girlfriend. Just before ending my hunt I heard shots that were entirely too close to be a neighboring lease. When I left I went to investigate. I found a bayboat with 5 guys anchored in a canal that splits our lease. They were out there shooting teal that were crossing from one of our ponds to the next!! Now, shooting ducks in a big bright white boat isnt the smartest thing Ive ever see, but apparently these guys thought it was. A lease is truly not that expensive, especially for five to split!! I put a lot of time and money into the whole hunting experience and bottom line is, these guys were stealing from me. I politely asked them to leave and went on to the camp. My question is, what can legally be done about yo-yo's like this?? Whats worse is there was a kid in the boat! Now thats passing on good hunting ethics! Knuckleheads!
Fellow sportsmen, I am a student at the University of New Orleans and have been tasked with writing a research paper for my final. The instructor made it clear that the topic should be something we are passionate about. I am an avid fisher, hunter, boater, bowfisher, etc.... I honestly believe that the state of Louisiana has more to offer in the outdoors than any other state in the country! I love this place. I am looking for anyone that is willing to participate in a poll of sorts to help me with my paper. I want to hear from the experts(biologists, LWDF agents, environmental scientists, etc...), along with the fellas that promote our wetlands and live off of them(professional guides, shrimpers, trappers, crabbers, etc...), as well as the every day recreational "average Joe". Please email me and I will respond with a series of questions that will help with my report such as "Is coastal errosion a problem?", "What can be done to help?", "Whom does it affect?". "Solutions? Things that are working or not working?" Etc, etc, etc.......I have a ton of questions to find out how we as a nation can help save what so many of us hold dearly. I want the good, the bad, and the ugly! Please, please voice your opinion. There are no repercussions for the information and all will remain annonymous unless otherwise noted. This is just a class project but it may help bring light to an issue that needs desperate help. E-mail me and I will send you the questions. Thank you for your help and I hope to hear from you.