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November 17, 2018 at 9:22pm

Good Afternoon, Gents,

I'm looking to drive some 4'X6' lumber into marsh for a small 16'x28' camp. I'm hoping someone can impart some wisdom on a less back breaking way to drive the 4'x6's other than a Mother-in-law. Anything special I should be doing to the Pilings?..IE dead man, throwing a bag of cement into the hole with it? Any knowledge will help save me and (my friends) a lot of


October 28, 2018 at 6:20pm

Anyone know of someone that does piling work for docks/camps in the Lake Des Allmends/Lake Beouf are???

January 05, 2018 at 5:58pm

Anyone have a good recipe for Ringneck Breast? Thanks.

January 12, 2017 at 10:40am

Going make a trip up to Richard Yancey WMA in January. Does anyone have any reports as far as waterfowl hunting goes>?

December 19, 2016 at 12:43pm

I have a 13 foot Tripod stand going in flooded marsh. I'm looking for ideas for what to put under the feet of the tripod so it won't punch through the marsh. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

October 09, 2016 at 7:20pm

After several years of disappointing Duck Hunting, I've began to deer hunt (try). I have a 2 Arpent wide by several hundred yards long of what I call floating marsh grass. I see plenty of signs of deer along the canal that borders the marsh. I'm 150 pounds and I can barely get through the marsh with out sinking. I have a few questions to ask you fine Gents. Do you think the soft, flooded marsh holds deer? Is there a technique I can use to put up my 13ft tripod stand so that the legs do not sink? Is there something I should be doing through spring/summer to provide protein for the deer? Any help would save an aging newbie a lot of trouble.. Thanks, in advance!

February 04, 2016 at 11:41pm

Does anyone use anything special, besides Waders to walk across soggy Marsh? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

January 03, 2016 at 4:37pm

Has anyone used a single high-powered LED for a headlamp or 'bulleye'?? Is there any lights out there with a bright pencil spot? Any ideas or advice would be greatly appreciated!!! Older I get the more tighter beam my eyes require.. :(


March 23, 2015 at 5:44pm

I have 24- set nets and 20 pillow traps. I am looking for the best bait to use for both. If anyone knows of any public spots they are willing to share would be greatly appreciated!


January 11, 2015 at 6:43pm

I just got my new best friend and now I need some help naming HER.. Any help is much appreciated.

November 28, 2009 at 6:25pm

I and two friends caught 110 frogs last friday... now we are kinda worried because we never did this good at this time of year.. we were thinking the warm spells between the fronts??? anyone else catching frogs?

January 31, 2009 at 12:19am

Time to stop wasting money on duck hunting and start chasing sac a lait. anyone been fishing bayou black/penchant area, or lake des allmends/lake beouf?

January 22, 2009 at 5:20pm

I was wondering if anyone has used a springer spaniel for duck hunting/retrieving? Do they make a good retriever?

December 02, 2008 at 2:38pm

I have a brother that moved out of state few years ago, he is coming in for thanksgiving and wants to go duck hunting with me. how much will it cost him for a liscense? I seen and out of state liscense, and a native out of state. not sure which one.

November 20, 2008 at 11:04am

This was sent to me from my father which was sent to him from his yacht club.

The State of Louisiana has amended its law regarding U.S. Coast Guard documented vessels ( LSA RS 34:851.2(3) Act 35 of 2008) which previously exempted them from state registration, so that effective August 15, 2008, motorized recreational boats including sailboats with motors and motorized commercial fishing boats will have to be registered with the state as well. The fee is based on the length of your boat. My 27 foot boat will cost $55.00 every three years to register. It doesn't cost anything to renew your documentation, but you will have to double register. Not only that, but you will have to display the state numbers on the bow of your boat. You can download the application form from their website, make a copy of your documentation certificate and mail it in with your application and check.

October 02, 2008 at 7:01pm

Release Date: 08/19/2008

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) will enforce deer tagging regulations during the 2008-09 hunting season and urges hunters to become familiar with the steps in the process before the season begins.

"The tagging of deer taken by hunters was voluntary last season and we wanted hunters to become familiar with the process," said Jimmy Anthony, assistant secretary for LDWF's Office of Wildlife. "This season tagging is mandatory and we are very interested in collecting the valuable harvest information the program will provide."

Prior to hunting deer this season in Louisiana, all deer hunters, regardless of age or license status, must obtain deer tags and carry them when hunting deer. Deer tags will be issued as follows:
* At the point of sale, when purchasing a Big Game license from a license vendor.
* La. Lifetime Hunting license holders: License vendors will issue tags free of charge when the Lifetime Hunting license is presented.
* Resident Senior Hunt/Fish license holder: License vendors will issue tags free of charge when the Resident Senior Hunt/Fish license is presented.
* Resident Seniors (not required to carry a hunt/fish license): License vendors will issue tags free of charge when a Louisiana driver's license or state-issued picture I.D. is presented.
* Hunters 15 years of age and under: License vendors will issue tags free of charge to youth hunters providing a Social Security number and date of birth.

NOTE: Additional to license purchase and deer tag options at license vendor outlets, LDWF offices issuing licenses and deer tags include:
Region 2 - 368 Century Tel Drive, Monroe 71203; ph. 318-343-4045
Region 3 - 1995 Shreveport Hwy., Pineville 71360; ph. 318-487-5885
Region 5 - 1213 N. Lakeshore Drive, Lake Charles 70601; ph. 337-491-2575
Region 6 - 5652 Hwy. 182, Opelousas 70570; ph. 337-948-0255
Baton Rouge - 2000 Quail Drive, B.R. 70808; ph. 225-765-2887

When in the field, and immediately upon harvesting a deer, the hunter must:
* Tag the deer with the appropriate Carcass Tag from the license before it is moved and document the kill on the Harvest Report Card portion of the deer tag.
* Record the date of kill and the parish of kill on the Carcass Tag.

When transporting the harvested deer:
* The tag must remain attached to the deer while kept at camp, or while it is transported to the domicile of the hunter or to a cold storage facility.
* Hunters who keep the carcass or meat at their camp must also comply with game Possession Tag regulations. Possession Tags are printed within the back of the of the 2008-09 Louisiana Hunting Regulations booklet, or can be downloaded via the LDWF Web site, and document the identification of the hunter who harvested the deer. Correctly completed Possession Tags identify the hunter responsible for the dressed deer meat and allow anyone to transport the meat legally.

Within 72 hours of the harvest of each deer, the hunter must:
* Validate the kill by toll-free phone at 866-484-4805 or via the Internet at
* Record the validation number obtained by phone or Internet on the Harvest
Report Card.

Hunters harvesting deer on Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP) properties and Landowner Antlerless Deer Tag (LADT) properties receive separate tags specific to properties within each program and should follow the instructions provided to them by LDWF. Hunters on state wildlife management areas can validate harvested deer during mandatory deer check hunts, when deer check stations are in operation.

Hunters are advised not to remove the Carcass Tags from the Deer Harvest Report Card until a deer is harvested. Single tags are automatically voided if detached from the license prematurely, not placed on a harvested animal, and then lost by a hunter. Duplicate tags will be available to replace lost tags at a charge to the hunter. Hunters who have harvested deer prior to losing their remaining tags will have to remove and discard the duplicate tags to account for the original tags that have been used and validated. Hunters must record these validated deer on the duplicate deer tag.

Anyone purchasing a license by phone or the Internet will be given both an authorization number and a LDWF identification number that will serve as their temporary license until the actual license arrives by mail. Hunters will tag deer with Possession Tags using the authorization number and LDWF identification number for the required license numbers recorded on the Possession Tag. Hunters will maintain documentation of these harvested deer and will validate harvested deer as required by law when the hunter's actual license is received. The hunter will validate the license information from these harvested deer and will discard the license tags for these validated deer.
NOTE: Hunting license purchases by phone or the Internet will include a handling fee, as will deer tag requests by Lifetime license holders, Resident Seniors and hunters 15 years of age and younger.

A complete listing of all rules pertaining to deer season and tagging is provided in the 2008-09 Louisiana Hunting Regulations booklet, or those same rules can be downloaded via the LDWF Web site at To view an instructional video on deer tagging via the LDWF Web site, go to

For more information, contact LDWF Deer Program Manager Scott Durham at 225-765-2351 or

August 20, 2008 at 1:03pm

Release Date: 08/07/2008

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission (LWFC) voted to tentatively adopt proposed season dates, bag limits and shooting hours for the 2008-09 migratory waterfowl season at their Aug. 7 meeting. The dates will be ratified by a declaration of emergency from the commission, after approval from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is once again recommending a 60-day season be adopted for ducks and coots. In the West Zone, the first segment will open on Nov. 8 and close on Nov. 30. The second segment will open on Dec. 13 and run through Jan. 18. In the East Zone, the first segment will go from Nov. 15-30. The second segment will last from Dec. 13-Jan. 25.

Youth waterfowl weekend in the West Zone is Nov. 1-2 and in the East Zone Nov. 8-9.

The daily bag limit on ducks is six and may include no more than four mallards (no more than two of which may be females), one pintail, three mottled ducks, one black duck, three wood ducks and two redheads. The daily bag limit for scaup is one per day until Dec. 30 in the West Zone and one per day until Jan. 6 in the East Zone. Daily bag limit for scaup is two per day on those dates and thereafter in both zones. The daily bag limit on coots is 15. In addition to the daily bag limit for ducks, the daily bag limit for mergansers is five, only two of which may be hooded mergansers. The possession limit on ducks, coots and mergansers is twice the daily bag limit.

Light geese and white-fronted geese will have a 72-day season. The first segment in the West Zone will open on Nov. 8 and close on Nov. 30. The second segment in the West Zone will run from Dec. 13-Jan. 30. The first segment in the East Zone will open on Nov. 3 and run until Nov. 30. The second segment will run from Dec. 13-Jan. 25. The daily bag limit on light geese is 20, with no possession limit. The daily limit on white-fronted geese is two, with a possession limit of four.

The special-permit-required Canada goose season will be from Jan. 10-25 statewide, except for a small area in southwest Louisiana. The daily limit for Canada geese is one and the possession limit is two. The special $5 permit may be obtained from any license vendor.

The Statewide Conservation Order for light geese will open in the West Zone on Dec. 1, and the first segment will close on Dec. 12. The second segment in the West Zone will run from Jan. 31-March 8. The first segment in the East Zone will run from Dec. 1-12, and the second segment will be from Jan. 26-March 8. During this time, only snow, blue and Ross' geese may be taken and daily bag and possession limits are eliminated. The use of electronic calls and unplugged shotguns is permitted. Shooting hours during the Conservation Order begin one-half hour before sunrise and extend until one-half hour after sunset.

Rails may be taken from Nov. 8-Dec. 31. For King and Clapper rails, the daily limit is 15 in the aggregate, with a possession limit of 30. Sora and Virginia rails have a daily and possession limit of 25 in the aggregate.

Gallinule season will open on Nov. 8 and close on Dec. 31. The daily bag limit is 15 and possession limit is 30.

Snipe may be taken in the first segment from Nov. 1-30 and from Dec. 13-Feb. 27 in the second segment, with a daily bag limit of eight and a possession limit of 16.

Shooting hours for migratory bird hunting, except for the Conservation Order, are one-half hour before sunrise to sunset, except at the Spanish Lake Recreation Area in Iberia Parish where shooting hours, including the Conservation Order, end at 2 p.m.

An extended falconry season for ducks, rails and gallinules will take place from Nov. 1-Jan. 30.

For more information, contact Larry Reynolds at 225-765-0456 or

August 07, 2008 at 5:31pm

Release Date: 07/01/2008

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Law Enforcement Division (LDWF/LED) is advising boaters to be aware of new boating regulations, effective July 1, 2008, that affect hand tiller outboard motorboats and towed water sports participants.

The LDWF/LED researched boating incident statistics to determine factors that would reduce boating accidents and boating accident fatalities. Based on recommendations prompted by that research, new recreational boating regulations were implemented by the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission. From July 1 forward, anyone boating recreationally in Louisiana waters should be aware of the following:

Anyone onboard a vessel less than 16 feet (Class A), propelled by a hand tiller outboard motor is required to wear a Type I, II, III, or V United States Coast Guard approved personal floatation device (PFD) while the vessel is underway. A hand tiller outboard is described as an outboard motor that has a tiller or steering arm attached to the outboard motor to facilitate steering and does not have any mechanical assist device which is rigidly attached to the boat and used in steering the vessel, including but not limited to mechanical, hydraulic, or electronic control systems. This does not include any type of electronic trolling motor.

Anyone onboard a vessel less than 26 feet (Class A and Class One), propelled by hand tiller outboard motors in excess of 10 horsepower, is required to use an engine cutoff switch while underway, if the outboard motor is equipped with such device. An engine cutoff device can be described as an operable emergency cut-off engine stop switch installed on a hand tiller outboard motor and that attaches to the motorboat operator by an engine cut-off switch link. These regulations do not apply to sailboats and vessels engaged in licensed commercial activity.

Persons engaged in water sports, which includes but is not limited to waterskiing, towing a tube, wake boarding, wake surfing, etc... must wear a Type I, II, III or V PFD. An inflatable PFD does not meet the requirement. Vessel operators cannot tow a water sports participant who is not wearing a PFD. Certain exceptions are applicable for marine events that have been issued a permit by LDWF/LED and/or the United States Coast Guard.

July 01, 2008 at 9:03pm

Does anyone know where I can find two-part mixable pour foam in south LA to fill pontoons on a house boat? any help will be appreciated.

April 30, 2008 at 9:26am
A comment titled: Re: Piling driving for camp? in response to a report titled: Piling driving for camp?


March 01, 2018 at 8:32pm
A comment titled: Re: Tripod on Marsh Floatant in response to a report titled: Tripod on Marsh Floatant

Thanks for the help, guys. I was able to get a hold of some plastic pallets to put down under the feet of the tripod. going to drive some 2x4's next to them to take some of the shake out. should work out pretty well.

October 28, 2016 at 2:39pm
A comment titled: Re: Should I keep trying? in response to a report titled: Should I keep trying?

Thanks for the comments. Do y'all think there is a hard ground underneath at a certain depth?

February 05, 2016 at 1:15pm
A comment titled: Re: Crawfishing tips in response to a report titled: Crawfishing tips


February 03, 2015 at 9:14am
A comment titled: Re: Crawfishing tips in response to a report titled: Crawfishing tips

Thibodaux, La

February 02, 2015 at 9:54pm
A comment titled: CaBella in response to a report titled: Need Hunting pal names...

what do ya'll think of Cabella?

November 29, 2009 at 12:22am
A comment titled: canals in response to a report titled: bayou black area

If we cant fish these man-made canals that are fed by tidal waters then they should be damed or filled in. Authority trip it sounds like to me. I personally never ran into crawford but ive heard plenty of stories from ticked off people..

August 21, 2009 at 11:34am
A comment titled: amen in response to a report titled: teal

Ive hunting lake theriot area since the season before katrina and u can always rely on them ringadoodles..

August 20, 2009 at 5:40pm
A comment titled: levee in response to a report titled: teal

I think bayou black will be the bee's knees in a few years when they finish that levee south lake decade..

August 20, 2009 at 4:33pm
A comment titled: fished it last week in response to a report titled: OFF LIMITS Bayou Black canals

I fished the crawford last weekend, didn't catch anything but ill continue to fish it till the gate it off. Tidal waters

February 20, 2009 at 2:47pm
A comment titled: gated canals in response to a report titled: Right to Hunt and Fish Navigable Waterways

I have a problem with gated canals, especially man-made. I believe that canal should not be blocked unless they are being filled in. These canals are a big reason for erosion, (countless oilfield canals). Its public tidal waters/fish that fill these canal so it shouldn't be privately blocked.

February 17, 2009 at 12:37pm
A comment titled: wier in response to a report titled: lake penchant

abeastandsavage... you'll be fine my 21'ft Blazer bay fits through it(barely). lets us know how you do.

February 17, 2009 at 12:12pm
A comment titled: ooowwwee in response to a report titled: Perch Jerking

great looking trip.. pipeline?

February 12, 2009 at 12:00am
A comment titled: lake in response to a report titled: lac des allemands (HELP)

I second duckslayer.. It gets rough in a few seconds.. where do you plan on fishing?

February 10, 2009 at 7:01pm
A comment titled: where in response to a report titled: Bayou Black Bass fishing

St. Paul? what were you catching them on?

February 08, 2009 at 9:32pm
A comment titled: agree in response to a report titled: White Perch Fishing

I agree with that. Also we have problems by our camp with old trot lines and people leaving catfish cans in the lake. People litter.

February 08, 2009 at 9:29pm
A comment titled: bass in response to a report titled: Bayou Black Bass fishing

anywere you can find clean water, hopefully moving water. Trick worm bouncing it on the bottom..

February 07, 2009 at 2:08pm
A comment titled: cover in response to a report titled: Who is it ?

prolly one of the cry babies fishing the east/west thing... I can't wait till thats over..

January 31, 2009 at 12:14am
A comment titled: bayou cheveriul or sanchez boat launch in response to a report titled: Lac Des Allemands Directions??

You head east on I-10 , take gramercy exit, head south toward chackbay when you get to lafourche/st.james parish line that is bayou cheveriul launch which brings you to the bay in the southwest corner of the lake. Keep going past that launch about a mile and turn left at the dollar general and drive a few mile to sanchez boat launch on the right.

January 30, 2009 at 11:49am
A comment titled: Its all about production in response to a report titled: public land production

great looking limits... just need get more pumped up in the pics..

January 29, 2009 at 11:02pm
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