This was shot this past weekend in the Bourg/Chauvin area.
This is the report that followed the pic. Don't know anymore details.
Get ready because this could be a new world record 8pt! The taxidermists has measured him at 192" gross and net 189" green score.
He was shot east of Cannon Falls, MN this past weekend. Supposedly the nearby land owners have had sheds and trail camera's of this mammoth, but have been pretty tight lipped about it. His last couple of years sheds showed pretty much the same frame without the extreme mass he has this year.
Don't know how much he weighed or how old he was, but truly an old buck.
It goes to show that even letting 8 pointers walk and grow up can really make them something special some day.
Well boys we're still tearin em down. Day after thanksgiving yielded a 2 man limit. Mostly greys some green wing. That Saturday we killed 11 same specie with a couple shovelers thrown in. This past weekend was awesome!
12-5-09 Four hunters= 24 ducks; 1 mallard, 4 GWT, 18 greys
12-6-09 Five hunters= 25 ducks; 14 GWT, 11 greys.
Starting to get some real good flocks of Green Winged teal we dropped 5 and 6 out of flocks that were 30-60. Also watched a Bald Eagle swoop down and snatch a wounded Gadwall out of our pond on Saturday.
The second weekend of the season and sadly nobody made it out to the lease for Ssturday. Wheather was pretty bad anyway. I couldn't hunt at all as I was on call for the weekend. However, 3 of my boys hit the pond on Sunday and another 18 greys met their demise. Good job guys and it looks like it's gonna be a long Thanksgiving holiday for the Gadwall cause I'm gonna be at em for 3 days straight!
Opening weekend on our lease was pretty good. 3 hunters, 2 hunts (Sat and Sun morning)= 36 gadwall. I was happy as hell outright, then, after reading posts and talking to people, I was ecstatic. We didn't see hardly any birds, but almost everything we saw, tried to get in on us. Their mistake.
What do ya'll think this weighs? I have caught a lot of Bull Reds and Drum in the 35 -40 lb range and this thing dwarfed them all. The guy holding that fish is about 6'2" 240 and the fish is leaning against him (no photo tricks). We didn't keep it, but after we got home and I looked at the State record books I think he may have been in the top five. I think he was definetley over 52. By the way, he was caught on a spinner bait while sight fishing in about 2 feet of water. We caught about 10 that day but he was by far the biggest.
I have to get something off my mind. I have been duck hunting WMAs in LA for almost 20 years. I know that because they are open to the public, you will encounter a certain number of people who have no idea or have never been taught how to conduct themselves around other hunters. This past week on the Pointe-Aux-Chiene reserve was classic. We do a fair amount of scouting. We put in out time and effort and it usually pays off come hunt time. We made a hunt two weekends ago in a spot that we found the a good bit of teal flying. The rest of the reserve didn't have much shooting at all. We finished the hunt and went scout a little more. When we got back to the launch we were being friendly and talking to another group of hunters. They said they knew where we were hunting caused they went ride where they heard all the shooting coming from and found our spot cause of our shell casings. Needless to say they have beat us to that exact spot the last 3 mornings that we tried to teal hunt! You have to be kidding me. I know that because it's a WMA that everyone has the right to hunt a spot if they get there first, but come on. I have never said to myself "I know where those boys are shooting those ducks, I'm gonna get up early and beat them to their spot!" The worst part is that they don't see anything wrong with this. They talk to us at the launch like we are all best friends. The Golden Rule still applies. Show other hunters the same respect you expect to be shown.
I got this e-mailed to me at 10:00 this morning from my boys while I was at work. Sacks! Sweet Sprigs though.
I have been duck hunting in Southeast LA for 20 years and had never even seen a Canvasback in the wild until two weekends ago. Since then I bet I have seen between 500-600 of the fish eatin suckers. I have prolly had at least 200 of them in gun range! Last weekend we had at least 300 at one time work our spread for 5 minutes. An impressive sight and sound. Alas, you can't even kill one. I am starting to really think that the duck population counts are complete BS! Anybody else seeing a lot of Cans and Pintail too?
I missed another Greenhead that was so close I think it scratched my face with it's foot as it passed over. The snipe was shot just to prove to my podnas that it was the gun's fault not mine!
Scout, scout, scout!
The birds are hard to find, but if you put in some time scouting and set up right, it's on!
You really got this email 2 weeks ago Cordgrass? Well than the guy I talked to on the phone yesterday who was looking for a taxidermist must have been lying.
Golden Orb Weaver
With a closer look, i guess it could be the same rack. Oh well. What a shame! Numb nuts like that give hunters a bad name.
I just posted a pic of the poached 8 point. Doesn't look like the same rack to me!
I did some reasearch yesterday on this buck. This is NOT the same 8 point that was poached in that same area last month. I looked at a lot of pictures of the poached 8 point, this is not the same deer. I read a blog from an official scorer on this buck and he said it was killed this past weekend and he will be scoring this deer today.
Lose the spinnnig wing decoys.
It pulls them from far but flares them before shooting range.
South Terrebone parish
I keep hearing all this about the feds not allowing the season to go past Jan 31st cause of pairing up. "Research shows" come on guys, these are the same feds who have been telling us "This is the year!" "All the duck species are way up and it should be an outstanding season!" I have been hearing this bull for 7 years. Most of the hunters get all hyped up when they read the pre-season counts, then they go buy their licenses in preparation for the season. Do you see how this works. I'm hunting no matter what. They could knock the limit down to 2 ducks and I'd still go. I call lies on the pairing up that early. Give us 2 weeks into Feb!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hit the Montegut impoundment for the youth weekend. It was horrible. They fixed the levee, so you have to use the roller jump. This is the worst idea ever for a levee jump. When your boat starts rolling down you can't stop it! The last couple of rollers have busted at least 3 boats that I know of. In addition, because the levee stayed open all summer, there is absolutely NO Vegetation in the ponds. We might have seen 4 pairs of Mottle ducks. Of course, I have seen it like that on that side before and then talked to guys that were burnin em down during the season.
3 hunters + 2 hunts = 36 grays.
From reading reports and talking to people I guess our 3-man limit both mornings was outstanding. 18 grays by 6:50 Saturday morning and 18 grays by 9:30 Sunday morning.
The Montegut side levee has been open for a long time. The influx of salt water and the ability of the water to rise and drop cause it is not completely closed in has almost ruined the submerged vegetation growth.
Ducks Unlimited does cater to the rich. However, there is means to an end. The rich are the ones up north that own all the land. I agree with some earlier posts that without DU securing vasts quantities of land where the ducks summer we would not much of a duck season anymore down here. I do agree with you on the feed point. If the limits are set up that in a way that if most hunters kill a limit each time they go out and the population will still sustain itself, why does it matter how we get that limit? The guys hunting over crop fields are HUNTING OVER BAIT. We marsh hunters get in big trouble if we bait a pond. I still believe that the birds not migrating has more to do with temperature than it does food. If it gets cold enough, the ducks will move further south.
Yeah you right. There was time a couple of years ago when my hunting partner and I prayed for 65-70 degrees and fog on Pointe-Aux-Chiene. Grays wouldn't stop comming in!
There were also way more ducks when your grandfather was wearing coats in Sept. I have done very well on warm days, but I do think that the temp is the main driving force for the ducks. I hear all this about birds shorstopping cause DU is feeding them in huge no hunt zones. Whatever! If it gets cold enough, the birds will come down. The problem is that half of the ducks don't even know that they are supposed to come down this far cause for the last few years they haven't had too.
I feel it depends on where you huntin. Are your ducks in a small hole or are gunning passing birds? If you think that barrel length doesn't affect kill distance, you are mistaken. Next time you are trying to kill a wounded bird on the water shoot a 26" inch at it then shoot a 30" with the same choke at it and see what you think. The legnth definetly affects the sound and I guess I could see how barrel legnth could hinder your shooting ability in thick brush. Shoot some different combinations and find what you are most confident with. I shoot a 28" with modified choke, however I may order a 30" barrel this year. Check your shell selection too. I shoot 3" #4. I have found that this is best for my hunting situations (usaully open marsh).
The panic I'm on the verge of is usually because of something I've gotten myself into that, due to circumstances beyond my control, is about to get life or death scary; not becuase I'm afraid of the dark or imaginary goblins and ghosts.
All this stuff is imaginary or has a natural explanation. I've had my creepy moments in the past, but then I realized that it's only you and nature out there. I feel safer in the woods or marsh in the dark than I do in New Orleans in the dark that's for sure! Now when you start hunting in areas where you actually drop down a notch or two on the food chain, like big bear country or big cat country, nature should scare the crap put of you.