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I've been meaning to post this for a few months but haven't gotten around to it. These are some old films from a hunting club that has been around since the 1940's.

Hope yall enjoy it.

Well looks like I fail at video embedding. Gimme a minute...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpHqU4BNCNY&feature=context-cha

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INpZG_qmLl0&feature=context-cha

August 14, 2012 at 11:28am

I finally got my mount back a few weeks ago. Darryl Smith in Prairieville did it.

April 12, 2011 at 8:55am

Looks like I might get another season outta the ol mercbomb

February 07, 2011 at 8:03am

What choke/load combo works best for yall on passing ducks? I'm out of buck tags, so I've been trying to shoot passing woodies at the camp in the evenings, but have been fumbling around a little bit with what to use. I was using #4 xpert steel out of a modified choke, but couldn't kill em until I put about 3 loads in em. I got mad and started shooting kent fasteel 3' #1 out of either a modified or full. It gets em, but they are brutal to shoot and it takes a very good shot to hit a passing woody with that combo. I refuse to spend a ton of money on shells just to shoot passing ducks. What do you fellas find works best on some far and fast ducks? I'm thinking about trying black cloud #2 next...

January 09, 2011 at 10:54am

I'm thinking about getting a patternmaster choke for my 870. I need something that throws good buckshot and steel patterns (mainly buckshot). I've read good things about them, but I've read good things about every choke. What's leaning me toward the patternmaster is they've been around for a while and havn't changed. I'm looking for a really tight pattern at 40 yards with 3' #1 buckshot and 3' #2 steel. Does anybody have one? What do you like/hate about it? Appreciate the help fellas.

December 12, 2010 at 9:08pm

I encountered one of the mysteries of deer anatomy this weekend. While on a meat hunt, I got a shot at a big ol swamp doe. Nothing special. Broadside, about 100 yards, good prop, should be money every time. Put it on her and pulled the trigger. Got out of my stand and walked to where the deer was and found NOTHING. After digging around for quite a while we found some hair, but that's it.

I went back the next morning, because I KNEW when the gun went off the crosshairs where on her. No blood anywhere, and I stumbled upon the dead deer about 80 yards away from where I shot it. I would have had to step on it in the dark to find it. I tried to backtrack the deer to see how I could have possibly missed the bloodtrail, but there was no bloodtrail. The deer was shot a little low, right behind the shoulder.

.25' entrance and ~.5' exit, with a ton of that good red jello stuff inside the deer. It just didn't bleed. I've heard rumors that a heart shot deer isn't going to bleed much, and this deer was certainly heart shot (there was no heart). I've also had this happen to me once before with my 6.5x55, and those bullets always opened up wide and left buckets of blood on the ground. It was the same thing, big exit and no blood. I shot this one with a 25-06 w/ 117gr sst's.

Anybody else ever have this happen???

November 23, 2010 at 7:48am

Good luck with the 45-70 weekend fellas. I'll be skipping out to enjoy thermodynamics homework/statics studying/circuits studying/english projects/design projects/ect ect. I guess I should just build a stand with wifi and a giant table...

November 09, 2010 at 6:51pm

I'm sure a few of yall noticed I've killed my truck again. I've got major foamy tranny fluid syndrome, and I'm pretty much clueless as to the causes. It was just in the tranny shop a few months back for a cracked flexplate, and I'm thinking that maybe they refilled it with the wrong type of fluid????? It foamed up pretty bad just from driving a quarter mile down the road and back to the house at low speed. I'd greatly appreciate it if one of you mechanic-types can tell me I just need to change the fluid and it'll run like a top forever...

April 03, 2010 at 11:22am

Well I've got another question for the mechanical whizzes. I have a lil bass boat with a ~92-94 merc 90 on the back. It has had the oil injection removed a while back, brand new spark plugs, and a brand new fuel line/bulb. I've been having progressivly more trouble getting it to start cold. It is not unusual for me to spend 15-20 minutes trying to get this thing to crank the first time. Once you get it to pop once, it'll start on the first crank every time for two or three days. I'm pretty sure it's flooding everytime I try to start it, because the only cure I have found is running just about all the gas outta the carbs at the landing when I'm done for the day. I'm thinking it may be a stuck float, but I'm no mechanic. Any ideas? It runs like a scaulded a$$ ape once you get it to wake up.

April 01, 2010 at 1:06pm

I feel like stirring the pot a lil. This started a several hour long debate at my camp last weekend. Let's suppose you can only use one rifle to hunt deer in Louisiana. What do you pick? I'm going with a tikka t3 lite stainless in 6.5x55 swede. What's yall opinion?

January 14, 2010 at 5:30pm

3 finals down, 2 to go. Saturday can't get here quick enough. 5 weeks of nothing but work and huntin. The hounds are in shape, the water is high, and the weather is supposed to suck. Sounds like a perfect recipe for blastin the big boy. Two more nights of hittin the books and then deer shall fall

December 08, 2009 at 6:49pm

A couple of yall might remember me asking TONS of questions about a 25-06 a lil while back because I had just bought one. Well this weekend I gave it it's first field test, on a 305 pound sow porky! She never heard the gun go off. Needless to say, I'm very impressed. If it can handle a 300+ pound nasty terrible sloppy walking lard bucket, I'm pretty sure it'll handle a punny old swamp nanny. Entrance in the neck, big exit behind the ear. I had my doubts, but this pretty much wipes them all out. I'll put some pics up of the big nasty when I get them on my computer.

November 22, 2009 at 2:03pm

As I sat here melting my brain with integrals and such in preperation for my calculs exam tomorrow, I realized that after 8:30am tomorrow, I will have no graded assignments in between me and my weekend of laying the hammer down on bambi's elder relatives. My right index finger is kinda starting to twitch a little bit...

November 18, 2009 at 3:08pm

Well it took me a while to figure out how to get a picture off of my phone onto my computer, but here it is. First one of smackdown 09-10, and first one ever with a bow. There was alot of shootin involved, but to make a really long story short, first shot went in high and came out in the front shoulder. Second shot was low behind the front shoulder. Third shot (goin for the cranium) hit a tree root and exploded after taking a nice notch outta her ear. Forth shot went right between her eyes. She was still hollerin and kickin and floppin so I was still slingin arrows. When the smoke cleared I had one dead deer, four broke arrows, and one hell of a good time. I then proceeded to start yellin and hollerin in triumph, and then I saw a buck about 70 yards away turn around and get the hell outta dodge. Not like I had any arrows left to do anything about it anyway. Who cares? Meat in the freezer and a really good story to tell.

October 23, 2009 at 5:09pm

Ight gearheads I have another mystery to solve. I drive a 97 GMC Z71 with a 350 and a 4L60E tranny.

When getting in my truck to begin my nightly adventures after the game last night, I noticed a loud, distinct clicking sound while my truck was idling. Seemed to be comming from the floorboard, so I crawled down there and noticed it sounded like it was comming from the bellhousing. Thinking it was a nuked torque converter, I started experimenting with it...

-With the truck in gear, under ~1000RPMs, it does it sometimes, and sometimes it doesnt.

-If the truck isn't in gear, it does it all the time, and the frequency of the clicking is directly related to RPMs

-The truck still pulls strong, shifts rough (normal, due to a shift kit), and doesnt vibrate or shutter when accelerating.

-The tranny was rebuilt ~10k miles ago, and a new torque converter was put in

-The ATF level is good, and the fluid does not look/smell burned

-All the tranny mounts apear to be in good shape and everything feels tight

-Feels like it pulls as strong as it ever did, no noticable decrease in any aspect of performance

Got any experts out there? I got my fingers crossed that it's something I can fix in my driveway, the broke college kid budget is not friendly toward repair shops. Any info is greatly appreciated.

October 11, 2009 at 3:46pm

I got a deal on a 25-06 that I couldn't pass up. I know all the numbers and ballistic charts and everything else there is to know about it except for one thing. I don't know anybody with hands-on experience on how it performs on deer. Anybody on here ever busted a deer with one? Hows it do and what bullets do you find do the best job? Any info is appreciated.

September 14, 2009 at 6:35pm

Ight fellas another one for the gearheads. I have a 97 GMC z71. It has a pretty bad case of rear end saggyness. The guy I bought it from used it to pull a bumper-pull camper and it shows. I'm tired of it and have a few ideas on how to cure it. My choices are add-a-leaf, helper springs, new 1/2 ton springs, and new 3/4 ton springs. Obviously, new springs is the best thing to do, but I was wondering if anybody here has any experience with add-a-leafs or helper springs. Also looking for any other options I may have overlooked. It spends alot of time hooked up to stuff and loaded down in the back and bouncing around in the pasture and stuff like that so I would like to have something stiffer than the factory 1/2 ton stuff. Not overly concerned with ride quality. Any imput is appreciated.

August 20, 2009 at 5:35pm

Anybody know how bad the lillies are in gibson around the school board/turtle bayou area?

August 07, 2009 at 7:05am

I have been reading a whole lot about people praising marine sta-bil lately. I've read up on it and it sounds like good stuff, but the question I cannot find the answer to is will it make e10 perform like straight gas? I really need to do something to get my old merc running up to its full potential, and I cannot find straight gas anywhere around prairiville. I also need to know if it is a good idea to use it in my truck, since my check engine light will not go off unless I run straight gas and I'm getting 2 less mpg. Thanks alot fellas.

July 14, 2009 at 8:59pm

Yet another question for the gearheads. I'm running a 1993ish 90 merc on a 15' cajun performance boat. I think I'm having a little fuel problem. If I am idling around and give it any more than half throttle, it sputters and dies, kind of like it's flooding itself out. The only way I can get on plane/run it up a trailer is to rev it to ~2000rpms, give it a little more gas, let it spit and sputter a few times, and then it catches up and runs like a bat outta hell and you can then do whatever you want to it with no problems. It does it regardless of how long or how hard you have been running, and it has brand spankin new spark plugs. It doesn't bother me much but if anybody knows something simple it could be I would appreciate the info.

July 13, 2009 at 5:19pm
A comment titled: hmm... in response to a report titled: Fellow Hunters

You're not required to shoot 6 deer. If yourself and the people who hunt with you feel like yall are killing too many deer, just don't shoot as many deer. No need to make laws.

December 04, 2012 at 8:05pm
A comment titled: GAHHH in response to a report titled: Average Age

I was 18 when this thread was started

October 02, 2012 at 9:04pm
A comment titled: hmm... in response to a report titled: Mexican whislers

They can be found by the bazillions in certain places during big duck season

September 18, 2012 at 8:19pm
A comment titled: hmm... in response to a report titled: Tired of the Bull!!

There is definitely more headache with hunting these days than days of old.

Drew-b, lots of people have worked hard their entire lives and don't have the money for hunting land. Working hard sadly does not equal infinite money.

September 18, 2012 at 7:55pm
A comment titled: hmm... in response to a report titled: 25-06 Amm0 choice

I don't recommend shooting 117gr SST's in it. I used to use them in a .25-06 and was way less than impressed with the results. They were accurate, but they didn't perform very well. None of the deer I shot with it went very far (and I killed a 305 pound pig with it) but the blood trails were scarce at best. Often there was no blood trail at all. The bullets didn't seem to be made well enough to handle the velocity. I lost a doe that I shot at 120 yards because the bullet exited in 3 little pieces and left no blood trail. Didn't find her until 3 days later. Had there been even a single drop of blood I would have put my dog on her and found her. I was convinced that I had missed.

Try one of the federal loads or maybe norma. Be careful as there are varmint loads for the .25-06 everywhere and you don't want to accidentally pick up a box of those. Stay away from core locks as well.

August 25, 2012 at 8:56am
A comment titled: hmm... in response to a report titled: Scent Control

I rarely hunt in camo, have never used scent control, dip in the woods, wear the same clothes I wore around the campfire that day, take a leak by the tree I'm hunting with, and I don't get busted any more than people I know who are extremely cautious with scent and camo.

I'm in no way knocking those who do, but I just don't think it's necessary.

August 23, 2012 at 3:54pm
A comment titled: hmm... in response to a report titled: Don't shoot the messenger!

I post less here because of stuff like this...

August 23, 2012 at 3:50pm
A comment titled: hmm... in response to a report titled: 30.06 Ammo Opinions

Federal blue box ammo is pretty awesome. Can't recommend this enough. It's cheap so if you don't like it you haven't lost much.

Hornady makes pretty good stuff. I've had a few bad experiences with it though so I don't shoot it anymore.

Anything loaded with a barns TSX bullet will be good, but you're going to pay a whole lot for it.

There's lots of good stuff out there.

August 20, 2012 at 9:24pm
A comment titled: hmm... in response to a report titled: The good ol days in the swamps of south Louisiana

IMHO, that's what a hunting club is about.

It's about everybody chipping in and having a good time, getting the kids involved, and enjoying everything great that louisiana has to offer, be it the swamp, the marsh, or the hardwoods.

Everybody has their own preference as to how things should be done in the woods. I just hope everybody keeps in mind where it all came from.

August 19, 2012 at 11:49pm
A comment titled: hmm... in response to a report titled: The good ol days in the swamps of south Louisiana

Hahaha I hear ya admiral.

I've been planning on buying one of those little gopro cameras to bring in the woods with me and to the skinning rack, but I just haven't gotten around to it yet.

August 18, 2012 at 9:43pm
A comment titled: hmm... in response to a report titled: The good ol days in the swamps of south Louisiana

Now let's not make a mistake here, we still want to kill the biggest deer!

The main thing I enjoy is that if a stranger were to walk up to our skinning shed with a buck hanging, they'd probably have a hard time telling who killed it. Everybody is happy, everybody is helping, and we're all enjoying the moment. There is no hard feelings when somebody kills a buck on the stand you were thinking about going on. IMO, that's what makes a deer camp a deer camp.

I'm really glad yall have enjoyed these old videos so much. I might start a picture thread sometime in the future since this has spiked some interest.

August 17, 2012 at 10:49pm
A comment titled: hmm... in response to a report titled: The good ol days in the swamps of south Louisiana

We actually haven't polled a deer out in a long long time. I think we'll try it again this season though.

August 16, 2012 at 11:29am
A comment titled: hmm... in response to a report titled: The good ol days in the swamps of south Louisiana

Fun is all in what you like man.

If you enjoy trying to manage deer and all that stuff, than by all means continue to do it and continue to enjoy it.

I personally don't like that type of hunting as much as what I currently do, but to each his own. I just hope we get to continue doing what we enjoy. I'll be pretty upset if my kids don't get to grow up hunting the way I grew up doing it.

August 15, 2012 at 12:32pm
A comment titled: hmm... in response to a report titled: The good ol days in the swamps of south Louisiana

Oh yea I didn't think about that.

August 14, 2012 at 9:28pm
A comment titled: hmm... in response to a report titled: The good ol days in the swamps of south Louisiana

The best part is that place is still the same way to this day. It's branched out a little more to include some new families, but it's still a bunch of men and their kids killing deer and having a great time. We don't kill the biggest bucks on earth and we still have to tromp through the water to get everywhere, but I wouldn't trade it for any other club.

Glad yall have enjoyed it. Boy oh boy if those videos only had sound.

August 14, 2012 at 8:55pm
A comment titled: hmm... in response to a report titled: The good ol days in the swamps of south Louisiana

I'm not sure if yall watched it all the way through or not, but in the 2nd video there is a part where they are paddling down the canal with an old license plate. That cracks me up.

Not many of those men are still around today and some of them are my family members that I never even got to meet. It's cool to have this stuff.

So take pictures you buncha bums!

August 14, 2012 at 1:17pm
A comment titled: hmm... in response to a report titled: The good ol days in the swamps of south Louisiana

I believe they were made in the late 60's but I'm not sure. I have somewhere around 1600 old pictures as well, but there's no way I could post all that

August 14, 2012 at 1:03pm
A comment titled: hmm... in response to a report titled: Best guns for Youths

Another thing is you want to make sure the gun fits him well. A kid can handle a .30-06 with a stock that fits well better than he can handle a .243 with a stock that is too long. The fitment of the gun is more important than caliber (up to a certain point of course) when talking about how comfortable it will be to shoot. I know a lot of bean pole kids who shoot youth 7mm-08's with no problem.

Do an experiment for yourself and throw a lick out of a .270 that doesn't fit you well. It hurts! And I think we could all agree that the .270 has very manageable recoil for a grown man.

February 02, 2012 at 2:56pm
A comment titled: hmm... in response to a report titled: Any idea about what this is??

Chupecabra

Duh

February 02, 2012 at 1:39pm
A comment titled: hmm... in response to a report titled: Callin all gun enthusiests (fanatics)

The main advantages to the .308 are the short action and load data avalible. The short action will be a little siffer than a long action, so it theoretically will shoot better. There's also so much load data out there for the .308 that it's stupid. It's so popular for long range shooting that there's a wind drift and drop chart somewhere on the web for pretty much any load you can dream up.

The .30-06 outperforms the .308 in every catagory though if you're a raw numbers kinda guy. It's faster, flatter, and a little bit more versitile.

I personally prefer the .308

February 02, 2012 at 12:59pm
Boutte, LA
$2000.00

2005 Kenner 18V with 2005 Mercury 115 optimax and 2013 TX all-aluminum trailer for sale. - Engine was rebuilt by Simon's in st amant in December. 290ish hours total on engine, about 50 on the rebuild. Has a vesselview mobile module installed for bluetooth diagnostics on your cell phone - New stainless power tech prop with a spare stainless prop - 2 year old 24v terrova ipilot - New Simrad GO7 XSE w/ totalscan - New Lowrance Link-8 vhf with AIS and DSC and Galaxy 4' antenna - Marine radio w/ 2x 6' speakers in console - Onboard Charger - New tires, new aluminum rims, new treated bunks on trailer The Boat is in nearly perfect condition as is the trailer. I did all the work on the boat with the intention of keeping it forever so no expense was spared in any of it. I found a deal I couldn't pass up on a 24 kenner so now this one has to go to pay for goodies on the big boat The engine was rebuilt by Simons due to a burnt top piston, it was fully gone through and everything checked out (injectors, lower unit, oil system, etc). I have put about 50 hours on it this year with no issue. Pushes the boat 40mph with a fishing load and has great holeshot. New water pump was installed on the rebuild. All of the electronics are flush mounted in an aluminum console extension. I ran 12ga power wires from the cranking battery through a relay to a large fuse block so it has plenty of carrying capacity to expand in the future. Floor and transom are solid, I have borescoped all under the deck and it still looks brand new. Everything works (bilge, livewell, lights, etc). Hours are going to be changing since I'm still fishing the boat. The trailer is in nearly perfect shape, the left fender is bent from a blowout and works it's way loose every 5 or 6 trips. It has aluminum rear bunks with rubber caps so no need to worry about ever changing those. I changed the two front bunks earlier this year with treated and carpeted wood. It has brand new Goodyear endurance tires on brand new aluminum rims. The only issues I know of with the boat are some gelcoat damage above the left tire from a blowout and the back deck has a screw stripped out. Asking 16k for it, I'm willing to negotiate dropping the price and keeping some electronics for the new boat if you already have your own stuff. Call or text 225_ thre five four - 5238. Please do not use the la sportsman email function, I no longer have access to that email account. Boat can be seen in geismar.

May 19 at 12:53pm