How has the new format been working out? Has traffic increased? Haven't been here in a while. Can you gauge the quality of the hits or just the quantity? Can't say I've been on any other sites. Just quit interacting online all together, less for FB. As the rabbit might say ,'Cheers'
Quantity of clicks does not count as much of the quality of them.
Hola campadres. Common sa va? Been a while.
Thanks LASM classified once again. Posted my pirogue for sale and it didn't stay long. Also got to meet a real cool sportsman. I have bought and sold many things on this site including finding a hunting club that I have been in for 9 years. Thanks again. Keep up the fight against the spammers.
Every year my deer hunting club has a squirrel rodeo on opening day of squirrel season. It's the only day of the year I squirrel hunt. Every year I am unsure of what gun to use. I have a 12 guage , a 20 guage and a .22 LR with a scope. Which do you prefer?
I have a 5 gallon gas can almost full of old gas that has outboard oil mixed in it. Its from a couple of my gas tanks that I cleaned out. I just had to rebuild my carb on my 9.9 so I wanted to start with fresh gas. Where can I get rid of this? I know where to bring my oil after I change my oil in my truck, but never had this much gas to discard. I don't want to put it in my weed eater or chainsaw for fear of clogging them. Any suggestions?
I placed an ad in the classified. Had a user email me that they were from Sacramento ca but on business so wanted to mail me a cashiers check and would have a shipper pick up my pirogue I declined. Said come to my house and hand me cash or no deal. Do they think we are idiots? Who subscribes to LASM in Sacramento ca? Who takes a cashiers check in the mail from someone they don't know? Scammers are a pain in the butt.
A long time ago I saw an ad in LASportsman for an atv(quad) that had marsh buggy type floats with tracks on them. I think it was called an 'Alligator'. Does anyone remember seeing this vehicle? I don't see it anywhere on the web or youtube. Keep in mind I think this as made before the internet and youtube ere mainstream. Any old school LASM writers remember seeing this?
Launched out of Basson's this morning and put out a few crab traps on the PAC WMA. Started in the Sulphur Mine and worked my way back toword PAC. No less than 15 boats out all crabbing, nobody fishing. On a Tuesday! No one as catching too much. Managed to scrounge 3 dozen. All the crabs were very full. 50 50 mix of females and males. Really just went to run the catamaran before we start hitting Fourchon hard. Boat ran great. Crabs tasted fantastic.
My son and his buddy went to South Farm today. Fished 20 nets, and caught 25lbs. He said almost no one else was catching. Said one guy told him that he only caught 40 individual crawfish. I thought it was still a little early yet, as the season usually doesn't open till April 1st. Last few years they've been opening it earlier. In another couple of weeks it should be good. They were decent size. Unfortunately I had to work. Got eat some though!
Just went pick up some feed at R.Schexnayder & Sons near Erwinville and took a pic of their price board to share. I buy the product called 'deer block'. Its a gooey block of molasses and corn and rice brand.
Take this advice from a father of 2 hunters. Don't let those pumpkins go to waste. They make great targets. My kids love shooting pumpkins after halloween. Young kids especially need that added fun factor to make learning shooting skills more interesting. The older kids (like me) love to watch them exploded.
On a recent trip to a south Texas exotic farm, I witnessed large groups of animals being more interested in alfalfa than dry pellets or corn. After seeing this I immediately thought that maybe I could get one of those hay hanging baskets from Tractor Supply, and put it on a tree rather than my usual feeder full of corn. Anyone ever try this?
After almost a year the bridge in Ramah to cross the bayou to LA 3000 is finally finished! I was stariting to get tired of it taking an hour to get to my camp rather than 27 minutes. Not to mention the detour to Munson Road was treacherous with all those curves. Just in time for upcoming work days!
My son doesn't have his drivers license yet, and his buddy doesn't have a truck to haul the atv, so he came up with this set-up to crawfish south farm with tomorrow. Figured I'd share so others without atv's might be inspired to come up with their own alternative to hauling gear 500 yards to the ponds. Check out his net grabber/ paint roller. It almost works as good as my golf ball retreiver /net grabber.
Just got an email from the biologist Tony Vidrine that's in charge of the South Farm complex on Sherburne WMA saying that the crawfish season will begin on the 15th of March this year. I also asked him if the recent construction of the water control structures would mess up the crawfishing. His reply was that it will help the crawfishing this year. It's probably still too cold, and probably will be still too cold by the 15th, but soon as it warms a bit it should be on. If you've never been, it's a cool trip to make. My kids love it.
I\\\\\\\'m not a tree hugger or an animal rights activist, but the story on the main page of LASM , where the writer suggest using live baby nutria is pretty disturbing. Come on now, really. \\\\\\\'Let the baby swim with it\\\\\\\'s webbed feet back to the boat\\\\\\\'? The angler in the story described seeing baby nutria in the stomachs, but didn\\\\\\\'t refer to using them as bait. It was the writer who decidedly came up with the idea. That is such an awfull\\ idea . What other mammal do we use as live bait?.......I am a Louisiana Sportsman. I hate nutrias as much as anyone. Turn them into dog food. Use them as aligator food. Make them into slim-jim's. Just make sure to kill them humanly, just like I kill hogs, deer, and rabbits. Can you see a live deer on a hook to catch aligators? I can see some weird web site or writer expressing these thoughts, but not here. Come on LASM. Use some common sense.
My 9.9 hp mariner's lower unit is toast. Anyone know where to buy another one? The motor runs like a clock, so I'd hate to trash it. Might be time for a new motor. Any comments welcome.
Killed this 8 point in the basin, yesterday, while he was chasing a doe. His 185lb body walked right into a 45/70 round 170 yards from me. Ran maybe 20 yards.
One of my hunting club's members wrote this report on another web site. He is not a member here on LASM, but said it would be OK if I posted it. I read the story and though it was so cool, I wanted to share it: Wow, this one was a hunt to remember. Made it to my camp friday night and hit the bed early. Saturday morning I woke up and waited for the storm to pass. At 6:30 I hit the woods and took advantage of the quiet ground by making a creep to my stand. A usual 20 minute walk took me an hour but I didn't see anything. Got on stand at 7:30 and by 9:45 I was ready to scout for the afternoon. I got down and started walking. After about 30 minutes I was walking along a slough on the opposite side from where I usually hunt. I ended up jumping a doe but couldn't get a shot on her. I decided to try and cross the slough to the north side which is where I hunted last season. When I got to the middle the water was about 3' below the top of my hip boots but I made it across dry! When I got across I continued along a slough that intersects the slough I crossed headed for my hot spot. When I got there I saw great sign (trails, rubs, scrapes) so I decided to setup there that afternoon. I got to the camp and relaxed a while then at 2:00 I headed back to the slough crossing with 25lbs of rice bran, my gun, and a 40lbs portable ladder stand on my back. My cousin was headed to his spot which is about 350 yards North from where I was hunting. I successfully made it across the slough with my luggage and when i got about 100 yards from my honey hole I was walking along the perpindicular slough through some buck brush in about 2' of water. All of a sudden I hear a stampede running thru the water straight for where I was headed. I drop my stand and bucket of feed, take my gun off my chest, chamber a bullet and squat low to see if I could see them. After about 5 minutes they stopped and I couldn't hear them anymore so I picked my stuff back up and continued to my spot. When I got there I picked a good tree then set down my stand and my gun and walked about 40 yards from them to dump the feed. As soon as I started pouring the feed out I hear the stampede again in the thicket and its close! I drop the bucket and sprint back to my gun. I drop down to my knee and pickup my gun to see if I can get a glimpse of them thru the brush (by this point I heard snorting so I knew it was hogs). They are headed straight for the slough I am hunting on kinda going away from me. I look through the scope and I finally see 3 of them; 2 small ones swimming and one good sized one all about 80 yards and all i had was a tiny hole. I put the crosshairs behind the shoulder of the big one and squeezed. After the shot I looked back through the scope and saw it barrel rolling on top the water like a gator. Next thing I know there is a herd of about 20-30 pigs coming straight for me. As they are on the run (broadside @ 40 yards) I pick one and shoot, at the same time I see about 8 small ones running along the slough straight towards my cousin who is 350 yards north. As I'm trying to pick one of the small ones I see another big one coming thru the water right behind them. As soon as it gets broadside it stops. I quickly put the crosshairs on the head and boom! It drops. My heart is pounding a thousand miles an hour and at this point I know I have 2 down for sure. I stand up and hear the last one I had just shot breathing real hard (come to find out I almost blew its snout clean off) so i walk a little closer and shoot it in the head to finish it off. While all this is going on i hear my cousin shoot 3 shots too. So I walk down to the first one I shot and I float it to the last one I shot not knowing if I hit the 2nd one I shot at. As soon as I walk up to the last one I just finished off I see the 2nd one I shot dead, 5 feet from it. I text my cousin and he tells me he killed 2 small ones. I catch my head and setup my stand, climb up and sit for about an hour wondering the easiest way to get these things out of the woods. At 4:15 I climb down and start dragging!! I had 400 yards back to the slough crossing with 2-100lbs sows and a 42 lbs. boar and to top it off 2/3 of the way is dry ground. I would grab a leg on each 100lbs sow and drag for about 80 yards then walk back to the boar and drag it to the sows. It took me about an hour and a half but I managed to drag all 3 pigs back to the slough, float them across and load them all onto my bike with no assistance. When I got back to the camp we snapped some pics, weighed the pigs and field dressed them to let em hang overnight. I ended up with 1-102lbs sow, 1-101lbs sow and 1-42lbs boar and my cousin killed a 38lbs sow and a 22lbs sow. What a hunt and what an adrenaline rush! Biggest rush I ever got hunting in my life. In the pic is just my 3 pigs and that is a 152 qt ice chest. Whackem 'n' Stackem!!