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People often ask me who processes my deer. I thought it was about time that I share my secret.

April 19, 2011 at 11:51am

I'm attempting to paint letters and numbers onto a painted metal surface, which will be subjected to saltwater. I've tried Sharpies, and industrial paint markers, and none of the paint would hold when left in a bucket of saltwater for just an hour. Has anyone ever found a paint that might stick to such a slick surface and hold up to being submerged in saltwater?

Thanks in advance.

March 24, 2011 at 3:38pm

How about a big high-five for my 7 year old niece Halle with her first deer. She dropped this one at 75 yds with her 7mm-08 while sitting in her father's lap. Mom was in the stand and got the entire hunt and the kill shot on video. I can't wait until my girls get old enough to tag along with me!

January 19, 2010 at 12:14pm

Is anyone near the Geauxpass office on LA 1 that could possibly walk across the street and kick the telephones to get them working?

December 04, 2009 at 9:37am

I took my 11 year old cousin on the youth hunt Saturday morning in Mississippi. At about 8:00 a big doe stepped out into a pipeline right-of-way and he missed her at 150 yds. If that would have been the end of the hunt it still would have been worth the trip. The little fella giggled and laughed for an hour about how bad he was shaking and how nervous he got. After a little nap and a Vienna Sausage lunch we were back at it. Around 4:30 he was begging me to go back to the truck. He was tired and bored and said that missing one that morning was good enough. I talked him into staying till dark and it sure paid off. About 5:00 this big nanny came in to eat some white oak acorns. It took us about 5 minutes to get situated and for him to locate her with the scope. Finally he drew a bead on her and let one rip. He was crying with exitement watching her cut flip after flip down the hill. I was thoroughly excited as well. To top it off, he didn't even ruin a speck of meat. According to him the bullet "curved" and split her head nearly in half. Nevertheless, another kid hooked for life.

November 16, 2009 at 10:06am

If anyone bought something at Bass Pro in Denham Springs on Sunday November 1 around 4 pm and accidentally left it in the buggy in the parking lot send me an email description of it and I will be happy to meet you to return it.

November 02, 2009 at 9:20am

I have a boat at my work that needs some electrical wiring repair. General stuff, bilge, running lights, etc. It sat outside for a while and I think some rats chewed most of the wiring. Does anyone have any advice on someone to take it to in/around Baton Rouge to get it re-wired? Thanks

October 22, 2009 at 9:10am

I am looking to upgrade the scope on my .22 mag and would like some suggestions. I currently have a BSA 3x9 riding on the rifle but I'm thinking about upgrading to something with a higher magnification. I would like to be able to zoom in on eyeballs at a distance, and the 9x just doesn't cut it for what I would like to do. Has anyone else experimented with this?

Thanks

October 05, 2009 at 9:57am

I just thought you fella's might get a kick out of this one. Look at that technique! She's got the hang of it now

July 09, 2009 at 12:59pm

Anybody been doing any good out of Lafitte? Thinking about making a trip tomorrow?

February 06, 2009 at 7:10am
A comment titled: Fishin and ritin in response to a report titled: They have arrive

Thanks for the fine report. What it lacks in spelling and grammar is made up for in the specific locations, techniques, and photographs. I'll give the report a 9.25/10. Good job.

September 30, 2013 at 9:45am
A comment titled: well? in response to a report titled: Biloxi Marsh

Well were they catching anything? I was planning on going to that same spot Saturday.

Thanks

November 19, 2012 at 9:14am
A comment titled: It is a fungus in response to a report titled: BP 'Making It Right'

All of the marsh you see dying between Leevile and Grand Isle is being killed by a fungus. It is a fungus that has been a problem in south Louisiana for a long time, but generally only results in small brown spots. The effects from last year's drought allowed the fungus to wreak havoc on an already stressed marsh.

April 11, 2012 at 9:47am
A comment titled: Sugarcane in response to a report titled: Deer with a tongue ring!

It looks like a piece of a sugarcane stalk.

November 29, 2011 at 2:33pm
A comment titled: My #1 helper in response to a report titled: Profile picture contest

Making her 'frog face' for the camera.

May 06, 2011 at 9:24am
A comment titled: Photos in response to a report titled: SUNRISE

One from sunrise last week in St. Mary Parish, the other from sunset this week in Cameron Parish. Like I always tell people, working from daylight to dark outside has its advantages.

April 14, 2011 at 9:28am
A comment titled: nutria control program in response to a report titled: nutria

http://www.nutria.com/site11.php

December 21, 2010 at 2:56pm
A comment titled: Congrats in response to a report titled: 4 Year Old Girl Kills 8pt

Great job little lady. Keep laying them down, don't let up.

My daughter is about to turn 3, and although she hasn't shot anything aside from a 10/22, she cries every time I tell her she can't go hunting with me. You bet your behind that as soon as she's physically capable of shouldering a rifle and old enough to aim and reliably hit her target she will be sitting right next to me in a stand. Whether that is when she's 4,5,6, or 7 remains to be determined. My father had a rifle made specifically for all his grandchildren to use, and it is grade A killing machine. He had a youth model H&R shortened and sent it off to get a muzzle break put on to eliminate the recoil. Laid a Nikon Monarch with excellent eye relief on it. Chambered in a 7mm-08, shooting a 140 grain bullet, it packs a whallop on deer. My niece has killed 3 in the past 2 years with it. When I say eliminate the recoil, that's what I mean, gone! None! (Loud as can be, so ear protection is a must)

As far as 'fully understanding the hunting experience', we are all going to be learning until the day we die, so leave this man alone. If he trusts his daughter is capable of doing it, which she apparently is (See pictures of big ol dead deer above with little girl smiling) let her hunt. We don't know this girl, she may be like a little 4 year old deer hunting Tiger Woods (except for all the extracurricular activities).

Congrats again young lady.

November 11, 2010 at 2:09pm
A comment titled: wow in response to a report titled: Hog taken with air rifle

3800 PSI. Wow!

October 29, 2010 at 1:57pm
A comment titled: Drag? in response to a report titled: New Bucks,Doe Kill, Trespassers!

Nice bucks buddy. I hope you kill one of them...or all of them! I have one question though, are you sure that is a woman in those pictures?

October 13, 2010 at 8:36am
A comment titled: Remington in response to a report titled: Handloads

I agree with the captain. I killed a couple last year with mine and I'm thinking about retiring my .270 and just hunting with my Wheelen year-round. Those bullets about knock the lips off a deer when you shoot him through the lungs. Good luck. Oh yeah, that is a fine rifle you have there. I wish I would have held out a little longer to get that one.

September 09, 2010 at 1:04pm
A comment titled: Old horn in response to a report titled: Does anybody want to get ride of a Sqealing Horn or Blowing Horn?

Good luck finding one. I have one my grandfather gave me in 1985 about a month before he died. I was just a kid, but remember him teaching me how to blow it on the back porch. I doubt any amount of money would ever persuade me to sell it. I was working in north Louisiana a couple years ago and saw one in a store for sale. I think it might have been at the feed store in Homer. If not there, one of the other feed stores along Hwy 2.

August 31, 2010 at 4:06pm
A comment titled: access in response to a report titled: kicked out again need help, info

One more thing. If you take that to a judge on the basis that you must be able to have access he's going to look at you and say "walk from the beach."

April 13, 2010 at 8:12am
A comment titled: public? in response to a report titled: kicked out again need help, info

"The wildlife is a public resource"????? You've got to be joking right? I bet you don't say that when the neighborhood kids are shooting your squirrels off your feeders in your backyard. Wrap your head around what's going on dude. Someone owns that land. If you get on it without permission you are subject to being AT LEAST kicked off, and possibly prosecuted. Whether or not it is "Right" for people to post tidal waters is beside the point. The law is the law. It's not "Right" for people to sit on their butts while you and I are out working for a living, only to donate 40% of our checks to the government to pay for healthcare and welfare for those too lazy and strung out on drugs to hold a job. But that's the law and we must abide or face the consequences.

April 13, 2010 at 8:10am
A comment titled: Jonesville Net Company in response to a report titled: Eagle claw circle hooks needed in bulk

http://www.fishnetco.com/
They have plenty of them and will ship to you. Anyone can get on the mailing list and get a free catalog every couple months.

January 23, 2010 at 8:53pm
A comment titled: Not from fighting in response to a report titled: Strange

When a buck's antlers fall off it is due to chemical processes within the animal. It has nothing to do with "being loose" from fighting. In fact, about 15 years ago some guys I know were doing research on the topic and, as cruel as it sounds, were catching bucks(in a pen) in February and beating the antlers with pipes trying to knock them off and they wouldn't fall off. They did this for a couple weeks and watched the antlers fall off of those bucks and those of bucks which weren't messed with. There was no relationship between beating the antlers and the time when they fell off. Once the deer's body sends the signal for antlers to drop it happens within hours.

January 20, 2010 at 9:35am
A comment titled: No "real" difference in response to a report titled: Huge doe track

Here is what I and the other 3 biologists I work with have come to a consensus on.

There is no definite difference in the tracks of bucks and does. You can ASSUME that larger tracks are made by larger deer, and for the most part bucks grow larger than does. But as with every other animal there are severe variations between individuals. That is why your cousin Sheila with the jeep and her "friend" Dianne might have bigger feet than your average male hairdresser.

December 30, 2009 at 9:36am
A comment titled: Sausage seasoning in response to a report titled: sausage recipe

LEGGS Old Plantation #10 Seasoning!!!!!! The only place I know around here that has it is John's in north Walker. They have a website with plenty of different flavors. I have introduced many people to the #10 blend and all have said it was the best they had ever had. Good luck.

http://www.aclegg.com/plant.htm

December 18, 2009 at 10:41am
A comment titled: feeding in response to a report titled: Deer feeding

Corn piles and feeders don't make the deer smarter. If they were smart they would realize they don't (except in certain parishes starting with the letters Liv...)get shot at night and they would just lay in thick cover all day. I do not believe deer have the ability to reason. If so, they would just latch onto that greenbriar and pull it down out of the tree rather than only eating the leaves 6 ft off the ground and moving on to the next one. What the feeding does is concentrate hunters in areas where deer are not comfortable in the daytime. Your biologist is dead on when he says deer know those feeders and piles do not attract deer because they are not natural. This being said, I feed the mess out of deer. The way I have learned to do it is take a sack of corn, or beans, and spread it around like it was coming out of a seeder. I might spread 50lbs over half an acre. I watch deer, mature deer, walk through and pick it up all day just like they do on hottest white oak on the place. I also see every now and then where I accidentally spilled a little pile while broadcasting. I watch deer walk up to piles as small as a baseball cap and eat everywhere but in that pile. I've put cameras out and watched the progression of deer activity in these areas. The stuff in the pile is always the absolute last thing they eat. In my opinion, the abundance of feeders and corn piles do not make deer smarter, they make hunters hunt in unnatural areas for normal deer activity. The food plots help a great deal. Another thing I have noticed in clubs that are changing approaches from feeders to plots is the reduction in the number of hogs. A hog would much rather be chomping down on a pile of corn. Many of the places I manage end up seeing more deer not only because the deer are eating more natural forage, but the hogs have a tendency to migrate towards areas with the easiest food source. Of course everyone knows those 2 stupid young does will come to your feeder every evening and for 2 weeks during the rut you have a good chance of seeing a buck checking on them. Ultimately it boils down to whether or not you want a better chance of killing more mature deer all season long, want to shoot a couple does during the early part of the season and hope a buck comes checking your feeder for does later in the season, or want to improve the overall health of your herd.

December 07, 2009 at 4:09pm
A comment titled: 35 whelen problems in response to a report titled: 35 Whelen Problems?

My dad had the same problem with his CVA yesterday. He called the place he bought it and turned out he was the second person to have it snap on a deer yesterday. Something is going on.

December 03, 2009 at 12:52pm
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