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My son drake shot his first deer tuesday morning at 8:10 am. He dropped the 75 pound button buck with one shot at 80 yards with his new 7mm-08. We were hunting at my parans place in Mississippi, we thank him so much for giving us this opportunity and sharing this experience with us. He says he's ready for number two and we both can't wait.

November 24, 2010 at 6:55pm

I just wanted to see my picture come up when I posted a new report. Its been a while, nothing to catch or shoot.

April 23, 2010 at 3:17pm

I took the boys out to paran Al's house during the Mardi Gras holidays. My oldest boy drake was able to take a his first two squirrels with crack barrell 20 gauge that we borrowed. He now wants to use his chrismas and birthday money to get one of his own. Wont be long till they will be chasing them on their own.

March 04, 2010 at 8:31pm

Well its that time of year again,at least for me, deer season is over and the wait until next season begins. It seems that after every season there's a wish list of things that I just seem to need. This year its a double barrel twelve guage, and a browning lever action in 358 for the deep woods. Anyone else has that gotta have it feeling for new toys ? I guess I'll just keep on dreaming for now while I sit at the inlaws and browse the internet for the next new something that I need.

January 30, 2010 at 8:07pm

Does anyone know where to purchase shiners for sacalait around raceland/thibodaux ? I know that there was a family by the name of Parks in raceland that use to sell them but the number I have has been disconnected. If anyone has a clue please let me know.

January 24, 2010 at 9:36am

In my years I have come to realize that deer hunting is not all about killing, its about the joy of nature and sharing time with friends and family in the outdoors. Yesterday (12/21/09) I was humbled by the sacrifice of a deer and the willingness of the Lord to share his blessings with me. I have shot a few deer and even a few nice wall hangers, but this hoss of a deer showed up at 200 yards and I made a lucky shot, dropping him in his tracks. He was shot in Wathall county Mississippi at my uncles place. (62 acres) Moments like these allow us to appreciate all that we have in life, family,friends,and the joy of being outdoors. I could not have dreamed of a deer like this showing up and me making the shot to complete the circle of life and death in the deer woods. I am gratefull to my father for waking me up all those cold winter mornings and dragging me into the woods. I am gratefull to my uncle who allowed me to share this experience with him. I am gratefull for my wife who will hopefully allow me to hang another on the wall, and I am gratefull for two wonderfull boys who shared in daddy's exitement when he got home. I do not know the score yet but any input would be appreciated. I know that he was 215 pounds with a 19 inch spread and 20 inch main beams. I do know that I am appreciative to have harvested a wonderfull animal like this and to share his meat with friends and family. This has been a great year for me, two does and this giant. If anyone has suggestions on how I can convince the wife that I need to go back hunting, please let me know, I do not know how I will convince her to allow me to go again next week.

December 22, 2009 at 10:37am

After aquiring a camp at RR WMA about a year ago, we are starting to figure the place out. 15 squirrels and 1 hog were taken during a rainy three days. We saw several hogs, a few deer and a few turkeys. Those squirrels are tough to get with a .22. My dad and Shawn have figured out that they need to get a gps unit after being lost for several hours monday morning, thank god for cell phone reception and some great employees of Wildlife and Fisheries. I had a gps and didn't get lost, they didn't even bring their compass. I was able to beep the horn and get my dad out but he had the keys and I couldn't drive to where shawn was. Maybe we should stick together next time. All in all we had a great time and can't wait to go back.

October 13, 2009 at 6:48pm

old arrows, free, pvc pipe and duct tape $10, starting the boys off right, priceless. I can't wait for the season opener in 2015, the boys should be ready by then. These home made pvc bows kept them entertained for hours, I told them they could shoot my compound just as soon as they can pull it back, I am willing to bet that it will be sooner than I think

May 24, 2009 at 8:09am

I shot this small 4 point last week . To me he seemed like a cull buck because of his odd rack (3 on one side and a cowhorn spike on the other). Is this a common trait or is it an oddity. Would you let this 1.5 year old deer grow up or would you take him out as a cull ?

December 28, 2008 at 8:27am
A comment titled: Re: WMA Richard K Yancey Buck in response to a report titled: WMA Richard K Yancey Buck

Thats a nice one Mr.Sparacino, great job.

January 13, 2015 at 10:14am
A comment titled: work time in response to a report titled: Hunt of a Lifetime

can you say skining party!!!!!!!!!!!!!

November 25, 2010 at 7:27am
A comment titled: try this, it may just work in response to a report titled: RED RIVER LATE SEASON SQUIRREL HUNT

Wear your orange vest and sit down as if you were deer hunting. I have always had a theory that since squirrels are not color blind they have come to the conclusion that the orange creatures will not hurt you, only the camo ones. It seems that everytime I hunt deer there the squirrels simply go about their business and occasionally they come by to investigate that orange thing in the tree.

January 23, 2010 at 8:33am
A comment titled: one gun in response to a report titled: Really tough question

If I could only use 1 it would be my remington 700 in 270 loaded with 150 grain ballistic tips. I have never had a problem with this load/gun and it can shoot better than I can.

January 14, 2010 at 5:54pm
A comment titled: wound channel in response to a report titled: Persistence Pays Off

I have seen this happen before when a deer was hit great but the bullet failed to hit a rib or bone on the way in or the way out. This lack of bone failed to cause bullet expansion and the bullet simply traveled through, taking most of its energy with it. If we tried to get it between the ribs we could never do it, its just plain luck or lack there of.

January 13, 2010 at 7:10pm
A comment titled: public land in response to a report titled: The haunting is over

Great to see another great public land buck. I have hunted the red before and I know that the big ones don't hide behind every tree. To have success like you have experienced this year proves that you are dedicated. I envy the ability to stalk deer like you have on public land. Now go back and fill that last tag so you can post the pic and tell another story.

January 06, 2010 at 3:45pm
A comment titled: great deer in response to a report titled: Red River WMA Buck

Thats a buck to be proud of anywhere, especially on public land. I hunted there for thanksgiving and only got a yote. I didn't get a chance to go back after the big boys this year but maybe next I'll get the chance.

January 06, 2010 at 3:39pm
A comment titled: Get into the woods now!!!!!! in response to a report titled: The Rut

I have hunted Walthall county for about 15 years at my uncles place. I killed a big 8 on the 21st,(see my post on this board). Over the years we have kept records and we have shot and seen mor bucks some big some smaller , between the 20th and 30th of December. My favorite days are the 21st(two nice ones) and the 22nd (another nice 8 point). The years don't seem to matter because some of our kills date back 15,10 or 5 years and others date back just a couple of days. Go now if you have the opportunity, you won't see them if you are not there, and if you still don't see them, its still a joy to be out there.

December 23, 2009 at 11:52am
A comment titled: to Mike in response to a report titled: A day to remember

I may get a chance to put a tape on him in the next week or so but I don't think he would make any records and I don't know if the numbers would make a difference to me. He is a king in my book and he wears one heck of a crown but record books and b&c scores don't mean much to me. I am proud of him and honored to have him regardless of score or records. I appreciate your enthusiasm and feel lucky that others think he may make the books but thats not why I hunt. I still love to eat deer and share a camp with those who appreciate the opportunity to be there with me. Thanks again and one day I may post an estimated score.

December 23, 2009 at 11:42am
A comment titled: she will remember in response to a report titled: Very Lucky Man

With all the competition for the attention of youngsters these days the outdoors doesn't always win. I hope you have found a new hunting companion and I bet that the memory of that deer and the time spent hunting will stick in her head for always. I still remember my first deer over 20 years ago, when i shot it who was there and the drag out of the woods. Heck I bet I could even take you back to that old stand site inside of Union WMA.

December 23, 2009 at 11:33am
A comment titled: close up in response to a report titled: A day to remember

I have edited the pictures to include a close up to show just how much of an honor it was to harvest a deer like this.

December 23, 2009 at 11:28am
A comment titled: why the shot was lucky... in response to a report titled: A day to remember

I hunt off of 583 in wathall county, it was a lucky shot b/c I was aiming for the perfect behind the shoulder shot and was shaking a little due to the exitement. My 270 bullet struck him in the neck and down he went. After the shot I saw nothing, he just disappeared, 45 minutes later when my uncle showed up and I directed him over the cell phone to where the deer was at and I heard the best words ever..."come and get him, he's down"

December 22, 2009 at 7:52pm
A comment titled: easy to manipulate in response to a report titled: 3 days at the camp

slight rigamortous makes the manipulation of his digits quite simple, pull pry and press him into place. You guys are right it would make one heck of a mount buts its a bit too late for that, maybe with the next bottle. The wife says she may turn it into a christmas card, whood a thunk it?

October 14, 2009 at 3:57pm
A comment titled: good ole days in response to a report titled: The Good Ole Days

My story takes place in 1984. Last fishing trip I made with grandpa before he passed. We were fishing in port sulphur. My brother and I were 10 and 11. We found a spot where the rat reds (under size now) were stacked up, must of caught 100. Grandpa would take our fish off the line and rebait our hooks for us. He never even made one cast, Its like he knew it was his last trip. Brings tears to my eyes just typing it out. I will always miss you grandpa.

February 18, 2009 at 3:23pm
A comment titled: here and der in response to a report titled: Locations

live in lafourche, fish in lafourche (lockport, fourchon and grand isle) hunt red river/three rivers and walthall county ms.

January 15, 2009 at 3:51pm
A comment titled: thats dedication in response to a report titled: 1st ever muzzleloader kill, Red River WMA

Nice deer. It seems that all of your persistance has payed off.

January 11, 2009 at 6:39pm
A comment titled: They do work in response to a report titled: anyone have problems wit ballistic tips?

I have reloaded 150 grain BT bullets for my 270. My brother, father and I have taken over 15 deer with these bullets. I find that the 150's give more penetration than the 130's and trajectory is not a problem out to 300 yards. I have shot deer from 20 yards out to 200 yards with no problem. I've hit them in shoulder, spine, angled shots etc. They always pass through and always give good blood trails. I need no one to convince me that they work. I would try the heaviest bullets for the caliber that you are using to maximize penetration. They do destroy meat but last year I shot a 125lb doe at 60 yards with my 30-30 and more meat was destroyed than with the 270.

January 03, 2009 at 2:41pm
A comment titled: a trophy is in the eye of the shooter in response to a report titled: should i have shot this deer

I would personally rather shoot a mature doe than a small buck on private land. I took this one out because of his apparent genetic condition. I wasn't seeking approval to shoot because thats obviously been done. I was trying to see if some one would know it this deer might outgrow this condition in the future or if this trait is going to stick with him for life. Obviously we won't find that out but someone may have experienced this before and could give me an opinion.

December 28, 2008 at 8:53am
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