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First Baptist Church Ponchatoula is hosting our annual Hunter's Education Class. The class is taught by Wildlife and Fisheries and is open to anyone 10 years old or older. Meals will be provided. There is no cost for the class or meals. Class will start on August 16th at 6:00 pm with a meal being served at 5:00 pm. Class will resume August 17th at 8:00 am. Please reserve spots at 985-386-3075.

July 29, 2013 at 9:03pm

First Baptist Church Ponchatoula will host our annual hunter's ed class and wildgame dinner Aug 17 and 18. The dinner is on the 17th at 5:00 pm and the class will start at 6:00 pm an close at 9:00pm. The class will start again on the 18th at 8:00 am and conclude at about 2:00 pm. The class will be taught by La Wildlife and Fishiers. A child must be at least 10 years old to take the class. We have limited spots so please call the church office and reserve your spot 986-386-3075. We still have opening as of 08/15/2012.

July 19, 2012 at 7:24pm

Does anyone have the phone number ZEH NOH GRAIN in Convent. Do they sell corn in the bag or do I have to bring my own containers.

August 11, 2011 at 8:31pm

First Baptist Church Ponchatoula's annual hunter safety course and wild game dinner will be held August 12 and 13th. The dinner will start at 5:00 pm on Friday the 12th. The hunter safety class may be taken by anyone age ten or older and will be taught by Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. This is a two day class the Friday portion will be 6:00 till 9:30 pm and the Saturday portion will be 8:00 am till about 3:00 pm. Lunch will be provided on Saturday. To register for the class call the church office 386-3075. Please note the class and meals are free.

July 24, 2011 at 9:45am

Ponchatoula First Baptist Church will host our 4th annual Hunter Safety Course on Friday August 13 and Sat August 14. On Friday there will be a dinner starting at 5:00 pm and the class starts at 6:00 pm an ends at 9:00 pm. On Saturday the class starts at 8:00 am and ends early in the afternoon lunch will be served. The class and meals are free. Please call the church office at 985-386-3075 and reserve your spot.

July 22, 2010 at 6:26pm

First Baptist Ponchatoula will be hosting our annual Hunter Safety Course on Aug 14 and 15th. We will also have a wildgame dinner on Friday night. The meal starts at 5:00 p.m. on Friday and class starts at 6:00 and goes till about 9:00. Class on Sat starts at 8:00 am and will end that afternoon. We will also provide lunch. The class and meals are free. If you would like to attend please RSVP 386-3075.

August 07, 2009 at 7:06pm

I have a map I made on Google Earth where can I email it, to get it printed out. I want it enlarged and good quality so we can use it at the camp to mark stands.

April 21, 2009 at 5:31pm

I plan on buying my daughter a new bolt action youth rifle. I would like to hear from people that actually have one what they think of their gun. I already have a rossi so no single shot recommendations. Does anyone have experience with the HOWA model Academy has. I want a gun she can hunt with the rest of her life now that I know she loves to hunt.

January 04, 2009 at 6:53pm

Ponchatoula First Baptist Church will be hosting a hunters safety course August 15 and 16. The course will be taught by Wildlife and Fisheries. We will also provide a free wild game dinner on Friday and Lunch on Sat. Dinner will be at 5:00 p.m. on the 15th and the class will start at 6:00 and end at 9:00. On Sat the class will start 8:00 a.m. and end that afternoon. If your interested please call 985-386-3075 and RSVP we have a limit of 100 students ,but parents that attend with their children don't count toward the 100 students.

August 05, 2008 at 5:19pm

We are trying to put is a septic take at our hunting camp ,but I'm really confused. I have people telling me that you can't install your own tank I have to pay someone to do it. Also I called DEQ and they were not much help they said that they require at least a 750 gallon tank. Has anyone else dealt with this. We have a small camp on upland type terrain. Also does it have to be a true septic tank or can it be a several hundred gallon plastic tank.

June 16, 2008 at 7:42pm

We are trying to get water at our camp ,but drilling a well is to expensive. Has anyone ever drilled their own well or have any other suggestions. We do have electricity.

January 17, 2008 at 6:16pm

We may have to change the name of the hunting club to the Barbie Hunting Club after this weekend. We had three girls hunting, all killed their first deer. A 6pt and 2 does. All killed with Rossi .243 youth rifles. Needless to say it was a great weekend for us. My daughter is 8 and shot her does at 91 yards. My friend's daughters are 12 and 13 one shot her buck at 40 yards the other killed her doe at 80 yards. We hope we don't have to paint the posted signs pink!

October 29, 2007 at 7:48pm

I had posted a few weeks ago about problems getting a youth Rossi 243 to group. I finially figured out the problem. The end of the forearm past the stock screw was making contact with the barrel causing the gun to string the group. I put a small plactic sleeve about 1/4 inch thick over the screw and then tighten it down. This way it keeps the barrel and stock from making contact. After I did this the gun started grouping. I hope this helps those with the same problem.

October 20, 2007 at 7:27pm

I was trying to sight in a rossi youth .243 today and had trouble getting the gun to group. I thought it may be the scope and changed that to a scope I knew worked and still had to the same problem. I noticed that the barrel gets extremely hot after a few shots. After the gun cooled it shot to a different point. Has anyone had a similiar problem? I was planing on shooting it again Sat a couple of times then letting it cool and repeat the process with a cold barrel.

October 03, 2007 at 9:47pm

Were can I find a tide chart or the time conversion for Lake Ponchartrain and Manchac?

June 06, 2006 at 9:03pm

Planning on going to Grang Isle in a few weeks. Has anyone stayed at the Tropical Motel. What is it like. I used to stay at the Breakers ,but I can never get in touch with them.

May 14, 2006 at 9:13pm

The rut is over on my lease and I had my meat for the year. So my family went to the smoky mountains after christmas. We saw about 70 deer of which 10 were good bucks. I got some good pictures of 5 of them. I love to watch deer and I thought someone else would like to see some of them.

January 05, 2006 at 7:40pm

Has anyone tried shooting a Barnes Expander MZ bullet or the newer spitzer version out of a CVA Optima. I've heard that depending on the gun manufacturer they may fit either to tight or too loss. Also has anyone shot either a deer or a hog with one and how did they perform.

July 07, 2005 at 6:01pm
A comment titled: rut in response to a report titled: Rut in Kentwood, La

Should start cruising around the 15th and breeding around Christmas.

December 07, 2013 at 7:05pm
A comment titled: spots in response to a report titled: Hunter's Ed

we still have plenty of spots open

July 26, 2012 at 6:12pm
A comment titled: thanks in response to a report titled: Bulk Corn

Thanks for the help I will call them tomorrow

August 14, 2011 at 1:02pm
A comment titled: they love em in response to a report titled: Dumb Azz Question ?

I have tried to to plant sunflowers in our summer plots 2 acres the deer mowed them down as soon as they sprouted. So unless you don't have many deer or you plant a lot they will be gone.

January 09, 2009 at 5:30pm
A comment titled: 260 in response to a report titled: best youth rifle

I am really leaning toward the 7mm-08 ,but how hard are 260 rounds to find. By the way thanks for all the replies

January 05, 2009 at 5:25pm
A comment titled: nice deer in response to a report titled: hell of a way to brake in new gun!

great deer

December 04, 2007 at 7:02pm
A comment titled: not the corn in response to a report titled: Watch to feed?

This year our region has a very heavy acorn crop. Deer don't feed on corn very well when they acorns. I talked to several friends in different clubs and they are all having this problem. When the acorns are gone in a few weeks the deer will get back on the feeders.

November 26, 2007 at 6:02pm
A comment titled: you just got to love it in response to a report titled: Youth Weekend South Texas

It's all worth it seeing those smiles. Great JOB! Glad to see all these young ladies hunting.

October 30, 2007 at 8:23pm
A comment titled: distance in response to a report titled: Fixed the Rossi

I was shooting the gun at 50 yards. Both places my daughter will hunt the shots will be within that distance. I wanted to up her odds. I agree that the barrels are #$@!(@ for the.243. Even with the fix I still don't believe the gun is "tack driver" ,but after I fixed it the first 3 shots were touching then it started to open up some. I think at 50 yards you can expect to keep the shots within 1 inch of center. I love the .22 barrel and it shots great. The thing I like about the gun is I can train her on the .22 with the same trigger and action ,but with no recoil or muzzle blast. Like I said if she keeps hunting I will get her a serious deer rifle. As far As exactly how I fixed it . I have a semi rigid plastic sleeve that the hole will just fit over the screw in the stock. I then put the stock back on and screwed it down till tight,but paper will still pass between the barrel. It really just a plastic washer/spacer. I really hopes this works for those with the same problem.

October 23, 2007 at 6:10pm
A comment titled: sanding in response to a report titled: Fixed the Rossi

I thought about sanding the inside of the forearm ,but I fixed it at the camp and didn't have anything that would do the job correctly. Thats when I found the plastic sleeve. I will probably sand it down after the season. Also after about 4 shots the barrels gets to hot and the group opens up. So after 3 shots I would put the gun down and leave it about 20 minutes till it cooled. I hope my daughter gets a chance to use it this weekend on a deer.

October 22, 2007 at 7:33pm
A comment titled: yes in response to a report titled: HOGS

I called wildlife and fish about the same question two years ago. You can hunt hogs year round with a rifle ,but if small game season is open and deer gun season is not you can not have buckshot or slugs for a shotgun.

October 16, 2007 at 7:23pm
A comment titled: CVA in response to a report titled: Best muzzleloader value

I have a CVA Optima Pro and love the gun. It shoots great and is easy to clean. It's a great deal for the money.

October 11, 2007 at 8:01pm
A comment titled: today in response to a report titled: rossi youth rifle

Nosler partition were not the answer. One shot would perfect the next shot 4 to 5 inches low then the next shot would be perfect. This went on for 6 shots till I quit.Funny thing was the shot were all inline left to right it just strung the shots up and down. I'll try winchester or remington ammo to see it that help. Has anyone tried a sims barrel vibration reducer.

October 06, 2007 at 6:58pm
A comment titled: ammo in response to a report titled: rossi youth rifle

I'm going to use federal nosler patitions tomorrow. I used federal boatails the other day. I'll post Sunday how the shooting goes tomorrow. My little girl gets to rabbit hunt tomorrow for the first time. I've waited all her life for this.

October 05, 2007 at 10:52pm
A comment titled: thanks in response to a report titled: rossi youth rifle

glad to hear some positive reports on the gun. I'll check the scope mounts again and see what I can do with the gun Sat.

October 04, 2007 at 6:40pm
A comment titled: .22 in response to a report titled: rossi youth rifle

thanks for the replies. The 22 barrel shoots great it's just a shame the 243 will not do the same. if anyone ever was able to get one to group I'd love to hear your technique.

October 04, 2007 at 5:26pm
A comment titled: St. Helena in response to a report titled: Bulk corn

If your in 12 mile hunting club in St. Helena Parish. Go to Dykes Feed Mill in Montpelier and they will sell you all you can haul. I hunt down the road on the Amite River from 12 mile club. Good luck

August 17, 2006 at 7:00pm
A comment titled: answered my own question in response to a report titled: lake ponchartrain tides

I found a web site that lists tides for Lake Ponchartrain at the Tchefuncta River and Bayou Bonfouca.
From the Parish Road Bridge tide times it is more like 5 hours difference. Hope this helps some of you lake fisherman.

June 07, 2006 at 4:22pm
A comment titled: you better like crabs in response to a report titled: any one know about grand isle

We fished the surf Thur-Sat and didn't catch a trout. We did catch some under sized reds. The surf was calm and lots of bait just no fish. The crabs were thick. We caught 54 nice crabs in 25 minutes of a 20 ft line with 10 baits. The only person I saw with any fish in the surf was one guy with about 12 trout he caught at the state park.

June 06, 2006 at 9:14pm
A comment titled: shrimp in response to a report titled: shrimp

I have done ok in the intercoastal waterway pulling where unknown pass crosses. It has been the best area we pulled in the rigolet area

May 24, 2006 at 2:57pm
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