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Captain Paul,
I hunt public property and use my Garmin Oregon 450t constantly. I have the map provided from the management area pamphlet overlayed on my unit, but only main trails are shown on it. After a few years of scouting, I finally have every trail possible on my gps saved as tracks. I remember what I named each track, but I share these with my dad. I would like to clean these tracks up and combine them all so that there is one 'squiggly line' representing the trails of the entire piece of property. I am using BaseCamp to manage all of my gps data. I'm having a great deal of trouble creating one continuous track. My first issue is that the software uses a 'directional sense' of which way you were walking when it recorded the track.. I am aware that directions can be inverted, but this feature doesn't always solve my problem when it comes to combining tracks. My second issue is that it appears that you cannot combine one track to a midpoint of another track. Only end points can be connected.
Is there any way to resolve these problems I am encountering in BaseCamp? If not, I am willing to use other software etc to accomplish this.

November 22, 2012 at 7:23pm

I need recommendations on places to get a spray in bed liner in Lafayette. A friend of mine had a liner on one of his trucks that had a glossy look to it and is the only liner I've seen that doesn't fade in the sun and kept a new look. Unfortunately he forgot what brand it was. Any info on brands, places, what brand that liner may have been, etc would be great. Thanks in advance!

March 23, 2012 at 8:27pm

How many of yall follow astro tables for deer feeding times? I recall that David Moreland used to have something more than just the rut predictions on the LDWF website, but I cant find anything recent. What tables do yall like to use and why?

October 17, 2011 at 6:43pm

I have a Benjamin 392 pellet gun that I just replaced all the internal seals on. I struggled alot with the roll pins but I finally got it. Long story short, I need a part I 'lost'. There is a very small ball bearing that is associated with the safety. Does anyone know where I can get a replacement?

March 28, 2011 at 7:40pm

Captain Paul, we recently lost our deer lease and this season I started hunting public land. I have been scouting a few areas that I can rely on my iPhone gps if I need, but I dont always have a good signal and I can't label points I mark etc. I would like some advice on which gps to buy in about the $300 price range. The reviews on cabelas and bass pro are mixed and are quite possibly posted by people who don't know how to use their device properly. From some of the searching I've done, a possible starting point is the garmin Oregon, but I'm all ears for your suggestions. Also, I would possibly be interested in upgrading the map for wma's and topographic information to find ridges etc.

December 14, 2010 at 11:51am

Does anybody use waypoint style gps apps on their iphone for hunting and fishing purposes? Looking for opinions and reccomendations on which ones are good. I was reading reviews on the app store, but I want opinions from people who are using them more for hunting and fishing rather than driving. TIA

March 18, 2010 at 6:48pm

I have a duracraft 1750 basic bass, and I recently tore the green rubber flooring when I drove a four wheeler off of it. I called a couple places to find a roll of this material with no luck. Does anyone know where I can get some of this stuff? I would think it is a common thing that people would like to replace, but I may be wrong.

February 14, 2010 at 7:05pm

I have been having some trouble finding a suitable antenna for the TV at the camp. I am using the HD converter box on a regular TV. I have tried outdoor and indoor antennas ranging from $20 to $120. So far the one that catches the most channels is the cheap $20 indoor antenna but the strength is horrible. If anyone is walking around the sound cuts out and the picture becomes pixelated. I can never catch channel 10 at all. Is anyone in the Butte la Rose area getting a strong signal? If so what antenna are you using?
Thanks in advance

October 04, 2009 at 6:48pm

I was looking through cabela's and I saw that squirrel mounting kits were really cheap. Is it possible for a beginner with no experience in taxidermy to mount a squirrel? I have a decent amount of patience and would like to try it with a black one during the spring season or next october. They aren't very rare where I hunt. Also would you recommend using a .22 in the chest, or getting just in range with a shotgun where only a handful of pellets will hit him? Thanks in advance

February 24, 2008 at 7:46pm
A comment titled: dye in response to a report titled: dog hunting trespassers

That's just hair dye on that dog.

December 19, 2012 at 5:01pm
A comment titled: background music in response to a report titled: A week of Deer Hunting

Nice vid! Is that an instrumental version of Eric Church - Homeboy? If you don't mind me asking, can you point me in the right direction to find instrumental versions of songs without words like that?

December 07, 2012 at 9:58pm
A comment titled: Thanks in response to a report titled: Garmin BaseCamp

Thanks for the answer. I can tell that took you quite some time. My main goal was to combine all my tracks into one track that my dad could show on the map and hide quickly without needing to know what I named each track and what trails are represented by that track.. It is better for him to see the entire system of trails so he can go where he wants without asking me what I named the track or forget to make one visible. It took me a lot of time and around 25 tracks to cover all of the trails. That is a lot of tracks to show/hide as you need. We somewhat misuse the features of the GPS. I show a track on the map and follow it on my own, rather than using the 'where to' and having my gps show me. BaseCamp is geared towards the where to function which pays attention to which way and how you went in. This is what caused my problem. I had a lot of overlap and some slight inaccuracy I needed to fix. I wanted to be lazy and select all the tracks I needed and have it combine them as is. It turns out BaseCamp isn't a fan of that. It would only connect my tracks at end points and would make some meaningless connections to get to where the start of the next track is. I needed to make some midpoint connections that it wouldn't allow. I ended up displaying all the tracks necessary to show the trail system and tracing them with the track function in BaseCamp to make one continuous track. My traced track is not precise by any means, but close enough to get the job done.
Thanks again

November 26, 2012 at 5:57pm
A comment titled: speed in response to a report titled: 3-D shoot at Lamar Dixon

How strict are they on the 288fps rule at these shoots? I passed on the shoot in Gonzales since there were cash prizes thinking they would want to check my bow. There's no possible way to make my bow shoot that slow lol. I would have to buy a second bow for foam killing, so it is discouraging to attend even though I enjoyed the few fun shoots where they aren't really worried about speed.

March 11, 2012 at 5:53pm
A comment titled: Simple in response to a report titled: Pellet Gun Repair

I went on and got a refurb kit. The Benjamin design is very simple and you can definitely figure it out yourself. The hardest part was getting out the roll pins. Make sure you use the right size punch or you will fight with it!

February 04, 2012 at 6:35pm
A comment titled: paper tune in response to a report titled: Sighting troubles

You need to have someone paper tune it. It is the rest that needs to be adjusted if you are having that extreme of an issue. Your arrow is more than likely sitting nock low. Put an arrow on the string and rest and turn the bow sideways. Does the arrow appear to be level? Use bolt holes or something on the riser to help you judge what level is.
Good Luck

September 18, 2011 at 7:50pm
A comment titled: bayouland in response to a report titled: Just starting

Brandon is the guy that set my dad and I up also. I shoot there often as well.

August 23, 2011 at 8:44pm
A comment titled: just some thoughts in response to a report titled: Just starting

The string itself could be from $40 to well over $100, but you don't really need the over $100 string if you are just starting. Its just my opinion but you should go to an archery pro shop or somebody with years of experience to do it, not the cheapest guy in town. Pro shops or somebody that makes their money solely or mostly on bows, so they know them forwards and backwards. You mentioned its used, so I'm assuming it's probably not at the right draw length for you since it was set to fit someone else. This is another reason to go to a pro shop since they know exactly how its supposed to fit you, that it is properly tuned after the new string, etc. It will be a little more expensive, but you are paying for their knowledge and to get you setup correctly. If you're setup correctly you will have fun, not frustration. As far as which one to go to, I only know of one in lafayette/duson and one in new iberia(way out of your range). Hope this helps and happy hunting.

August 22, 2011 at 10:57pm
A comment titled: undecided in response to a report titled: Identify snake?

I would have to see a better picture or in person to make a decision, the large fish in his mouth may be distorting his head and causing him to seem to have the sharp lines of a venomous snake. I looked at a pic of a water snake I have but Im still undecided.

May 08, 2011 at 3:14pm
A comment titled: rule of thumb in response to a report titled: Mathews Z7 Xtreme

You should have about five grains of arrow weight per pound of draw weight. I'm shooting 370 grain easton flatlines out of a destroyer 350 at 65 lbs and 29 inch draw. Thats a hair shy of 5.7 grains per pound. I get 324 fps out of mine. If you dont have enough weight, it will be like dry firing the bow. There are charts on the easton arrow boxes that tell you what arrows you can use. Previous poster gave a link that will give you the same results as the chart I'm sure.
Happy hunting

April 11, 2011 at 9:29pm
A comment titled: Thanks in response to a report titled: Pellet gun

Appreciate the replies.

March 30, 2011 at 5:16pm
A comment titled: Ace in response to a report titled: Pellet gun

Hah never heard it. I'm 22 so I think that's a little before my time. That's more than likely mid 80's? I will look there. Thanks

March 29, 2011 at 2:50pm
A comment titled: Also... in response to a report titled: Pellet gun

Thanks for the input, I should probably also mention that this bearing is comparable to about the size of number 6 shot in a shotgun shell

March 28, 2011 at 8:06pm
A comment titled: buckshot in response to a report titled: Buckshot

I have shot many deer with buckshot because the club we were in used to run dogs. Be sure to try winchester supreme high velocity buckshot. They are black shells that perform as mean as they look. Im a firm believer in the 3 1/2 inch load in this situation, but not everyone has that capability. All shell lengths of this load are going to be outstanding regardless. A few people that had never shot them were shocked when I killed a deer at 65 yds with the 3 1/2 high velocity. I had 8 of the 15 pellets in him shooting that distance out of my winchester sx3 with the full choke that came with it. They are more expensive but are worth every penny. good luck.

August 12, 2010 at 4:25pm
A comment titled: woah in response to a report titled: Sportsmans Paradise Fishing Guides

glad I had nothing to do with cleaning that haul

July 16, 2010 at 8:18pm
A comment titled: nice in response to a report titled: Bowfishing Trip

told you congrats already, guess who

July 01, 2010 at 6:27pm
A comment titled: sticking in response to a report titled: HELP----- Ford Ranger Problem

Maybe its just sticking. Try tapping it lightly with a hammer. Might need to rebuild it or get a new one with the age of the vehicle. I could be wrong. Good luck.

May 27, 2010 at 1:45pm
A comment titled: I wish in response to a report titled: Timbuktu Baits

They would get alot of business from me if they were. Its a great idea.

May 22, 2010 at 8:52am
A comment titled: plaisance taxidermy in response to a report titled: Black Squirrel Mount

Derek did a black squirrel for me and it came out great. Some other taxidermists didnt show much interest in mounting mine, so I gave him a call and got a much better reaction. Nice fella. Im sure he could email you a pic of mine.

April 15, 2010 at 7:44pm
A comment titled: vinyl in response to a report titled: Duracraft

Thats it, I was at a loss for words when I was trying to explain. Thank you, I will check in cabelas. I actually was not aware that they went under. That explains why I couldnt find the site anymore. Its a shame because in my opinion it is a very solid, comfortable, and roomy boat for what I need.

February 14, 2010 at 7:50pm
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