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Im looking for a few of these calls for me and my brother-in-law. If anyone has one and want to get rid of it please let me know.

December 19, 2012 at 2:18am

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April 26, 2010 at 12:48am

Yesterday, me and my brother-n-law (Brad) took his youngest son Brock hunting. We had a bird gobble 5 times before daylight. After daylight there was a hen feeding in the field in front of us. A little later we spot a gobbler. For two hours he stayed between 200 & 300 yards away in full strut. We tried every call our vest to get him to come in....nothing! At 8:15 we decided to SHUT UP! The hen begain to head our way. When she saw the decoys she made a b-line for them. By this time the gobbler had started following her. He came in struting. Then begain to whoop my B-mobel decoy. Brock shot him at 10 yards. He had 11 inch beard, 1 inch spurs, and weighed 21 lbs. Brock is 8 and this was his first turkey. He is ruined for LIFE!!!

April 18, 2010 at 4:47pm

Yesterday evening I wanted to see if I could roost some birds. I brought my wife along. So at 7:15 pm we were sitting in a blown down tree glassing the fields. Soon we could see two birds heading our way. We watched them fly up to a dead pine. So this morning I was very excited. I grabbed my gun and boots and headed to the woods. Apparently I was to tired or in too much of a hurry because I soon realized I had only grabbed one boot. So I kept my brown shoes on and headed to my spot. I was set up 200 yards from where they were roosted. A rooster crowed and the turkey sounded off. He continued gobbling till 6:30. I did a flydown cackle and he triple gobbled. I was fired up! At 7:00 he flew down and headed my way. The other soon followed. It was amazing to watch them run across the field and then strut. They put on a great show but I had to end it with a #5 Remington nitro mag upside his head. He has an 11 inch beard 1 1/8 spurs and weighed 26 lbs. He is my biggest bird so far.

I was telling a taxidermy friend about my bird. He proceeded to tell me I might have a state record bird. We put information in the turkry calcuator an came up with a score of (69.875) The louisiana State Record is (54.50) My bird beat it by 15.375! I had no idea what i had. I did not have enough money to mount it, So I skint it! I have the state record turkey breast sitting in my fridge. Wonder what state record bird taste like???? Chicken???

April 13, 2010 at 9:25am

Right before daylight I heard a gobbler sound off 150 yards in front of me. As daylight approched I spotted him in the dead pine where some hens had been roosting. Later I did a flydown cackel and heard two birds gobble. I raised my bionoculars and was supprised to find the other tom 5 foot above the first bird I spotted. I got really excited when spotted them. That excitement soon wore off when I had to leave at 8:00 and they were still on the roost. Before I left I put my phone up to the bionoculars and snapped some pictures.

April 11, 2010 at 3:22pm

I know this is not the biggest bird but after the season I have had; I'll take what I can get. It was also one of my favorite hunts ever. Before daylight I didn't hear a thing. At daybreak I saw a hen enter the field. Shortly after 5 jakes came out and started chaseing her around. They would not come into my calls. Maybe it was the real thing in front of them that prevented my calls from working. The hen bagan to yelp and lead them away. So I mocked her. She was not happy! She came in and started pecking my decoy. By calling her in the boys followed and I got one. It was the first time I ever called a hen in and first turkey tag I got to use.

April 08, 2010 at 12:43am

Ok the pictures above are from a plant near my home. These birds are always out showing off. Unless you break the law you can't hunt these birds. They are the "UNTOUCHABLES"! I know lots of readnecks that want to cut or jump the fence to get them. Live Bait snaped these photos on his way home from work.

Also..you should visit this site. One of the best turkey hunting videos ever! You may want to pee before watching it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYYuqJNJv-g

March 26, 2010 at 10:48am

By the look of things I have way too much turkey hunting gear. (B-Mobile and a hen decoy, new shells, new vest, 3D leafy suit, gloves, face mask, box call, gobbler, 7 locaters, the wing, mouth calls, 4 different friction calls, flashlight, and video camera). But according to one buddy; I don’t have enough! I have learned over the years…”It’s better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it”. Me and RP have been scouting some places we hunted last year. We have seen lots of birds. The other morning we saw 4 gobblers 7 jakes and 23 hens. It got my heart pounding. I’m bringing my 8 year old nephew on his first turkey hunt youth weekend. I can’t wait! Is anyone else ready for turkey season to open?

March 09, 2010 at 8:57am

I was leaving a job site today and our truck driver ran over a nest of baby rabbits. Only two survived. Has anyone ever raised baby wild rabbits. I have heard its hard to keep them alive when they are babies. What do I feed them? Their eyes are open. ???????? HELP!!!

January 13, 2010 at 2:30pm

Me, Live Bait, and Bug headed to Missouri to do a little deer hunting. The first evening Live Bait wacked this doe. We saw 23 deer today. Can't wait till the morning hunt.

December 19, 2009 at 6:44pm


I believe hunting means different things to different people. To some it’s a way to relax, a way to enjoy the outdoors. It’s the challenge, sport, and the camaraderie between friends. It can even be a break from work.
My grandpa had over 200 head of walker dogs when I was a kid. He never took a stand; he always drove the dogs and as a young child I remember riding in the front seat shooting deer with my POP gun. You remember……..the little plastic rifle with the orange cap on the end. When I was old enough to hunt with a real gun my grandma took me in the woods and taught me how to hunt. That’s right my grandma! She has killed more bucks than most men I know and I have the pictures to prove it. My favorite part wasn’t the hunt, it was the hanging out at the camp, playing with friends, making forts, and getting into trouble! I even have a picture of my mom 7 months pregnant with me holding an 8 point she had just killed. I think it’s safe to say hunting is in my blood
As I have gotten older, the way I hunt has changed. I haven’t hunted with dogs in years. I mainly bow hunt now. I learn new things about wildlife and the outdoors every year. There are new guns, bows, camo, and thousands of new hunting products every year. It seems like everything is always changing. The one thing that hasn’t changed is the fact that I still enjoy hanging out with friends and family around the campfire more than actually killing something. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE to hunt but it can’t compare to fellowshipping with your buddies. We tell the same stories every year and hardly ever are they about something we killed. It’s about Mr. Pat busting his butt while trying to cook egg omelets and the omelet fling up as he is going down. It’s about bringing your son to the woods for the first time watching him shoot 1000 BB’s at every grasshopper, horsefly, and every other bug he can find. I care more about that and enjoying the woods than I do killing something. When I do kill something it’s a bonus.
Some people just don’t get it. They are more worried about killing something than enjoying everything else that goes along with hunting. I have a buddy that comes hunting with us sometimes and soon as the hunt is over he goes home. In three years I can count on one hand the amount of times he has stayed and hung out after the hunt. Me and Live Bait are heading to Missouri next week to do a little hunting at his aunts. This is a place that nobody but us hunts. We have some trail cam pics of small bucks. So we decided to start a management program. Our buddy I mentioned above was going with us but when he found out he could not shoot a small bucks or yearlings; he decided not to join us. This is the same guy that has a 145 inch deer on his wall. That shows the heart of a person…..more worried about killing baby deer than hanging out with FRIENDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So again I ask…what does hunting mean to you?

December 10, 2009 at 7:29am

Me and the “CREW” headed up to three rivers to partake in a little, after thanksgiving, “Population Control”. The first morning yancy and I paddled around trying to get to a favorite stand but the water was too high. We returned to camp to see the guy camping next to us had killed a nice buck. After making a new plan we all headed back to the woods. That evening Yancy killed two hogs and everyone else struckout!
The next morning after seeing a doe but not able to get a shot; I decided to head towards Yancy because I had heard him shoot. A hog jumped up and I shot…….when I did hogs began to run everywhere. THEN…………it sounded like WWIII. Live Bait had left his stand because he heard yancy shoot too. They were standing together when a big boar ran by them. Nine shots later he fell dead…so did lots of trees. Doe meat and hog meat the same morning. Yummy! Me, Live Bait, and Yancy were the only ones to kill anything. The other 5 guys missed, slept in their stands, or forgot their oranges and could not hunt….I promise not to mention your name Mike!!! UNDERTAKER aka “tha Publicland Predator”.

December 03, 2009 at 5:28pm

Me, Live Bait, and Pop headed back to three rivers wma for the first time since opening weekend in october. I wasn't in the woods 5 minutes and walked up on a group of hogs. As they began to run I took aim at the only one I could see and wack! Pork down! I hunted for 2 1/2 hrs and saw 35-40 hogs and a deer but only one stepped into striking range. Live Bait also killed a hog.........but it's the same size as Pop's squirrel. We roasted it while listening to the LSU game. Good tender pork. It looks like the "Population Control Experts" are at it again. ~UNDERTAKER~ aka......~"tha Publicland Preditor~"

November 07, 2009 at 8:07pm

Because of starting a new job; I haven’t been able to bow hunt since opening weekend. I have come to the conclusion that work interferes with my hunting schedule way too often. So if there is anyone out there willing to pay me to hunt, just let me know. Finally, this weekend, I get to return to my favorite WMA. Can’t wait! Anyway…..here are a couple of pictures from opening weekend. On the way to my stand I saw this sow with 8 little ones. I didn’t have time to climb a tree, put my jacket on, and barely had time to get my stand off my back. I had a muzzy in my quiver screaming to chew on some pork. So I nocked one and let’er fly. I could hear the shouts of joy coming from the muzzy as it chewed through and through a little pork. I also took Alex to the same area and he was able to get his first hog.

UNDERTAKER….aka…”tha PUBLICLAND PREDATOR”

November 03, 2009 at 1:33am

I killed Live Bait's deer!!! and here is the story... Time after time I walked 1 1/2 miles to my stand. So...I decided to find a shorter route. The new route I found was only a half mile walk but I had a 20 min. 4-wheeler ride down the worst trail on the entire WMA! January 1 I headed in the woods. After getting stuck and wenching myself out I got to my trail. I did not have a flag trail I was following the GPS and then it lost signal. When it came back on i found myself further from my stand then when I started. I reached the tree that "Live Bait" was going to climb at 6:30 a.m. and because I was still a good 500 yards from my stand I decided to climb his tree. This was possible because "Live Bait's" wife did not let him come up the night before. At 7:05 this buck came running by. I blew my grunt call to stop him then BAM!!! After I shot him he ran about 10 yards before his horns stuck in the ground and he did a front flip. That hunt went from horrible to great in no time flat. He is a main frame 10 with two kickers. Nice young 12 point. Sorry Live Bait maybe next time PAM aka "Stink Bait" will let you go a little earlier. The "PUBLICLAND PREDATOR" strikes again!!! Here is "POP" sitting on the gut bucket with his spike he killed with the ol' smokepole.

January 20, 2009 at 6:32pm

Me and Live Bait headed to our favorite piece of Publicland at the end of December. The second morning 5 hogs came out the swamp right on top of me. I shot the one in front and bolted another round. After they started running I shot and missed, then quickly bolted another one in the chamber and shot again. WACK!!! right in the butt. I have never heard a hog squeal as loud as this one did. I climbed down to find it but little did I know it was still alive. I had to shoot 2 more times to kill it. It was early so I decided to climb back in my tree. Before I was all the way up 8 more hogs came out of the swamp. I tried to pull my gun up but i was too slow. Not long after that this 5 point came out and I busted him too!!! It was an awesome morning. The "Publicland Predator" strikes again!!!

January 20, 2009 at 5:53pm

It has become a tradition to hunt 3 Rivers WMA on doe day. We have had good luck in the past but this year was one of the funnest/worst trips ever. People falling down, people missing deer, deer running through the camp.
It all started Friday morning at 7:00 i had a 4 point broad side at 80 yards. I shot and..............WACK! Killed it dead. Well..........The little tree not the deer. There was a little tree big around as a quarter. I never saw it but i did put a perfect shot on it. I think when the tree broke it hit the deer. Maybe not but it was that close. Later that day we were sitting around the fire and some dogs ran a small buck 10 yards from the tent. That evening i killed 2 hogs about 200 lbs each. It took 2 hours in a monsoon to get them out the woods. Me and Live Bait both agree it was the worst retrieve ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We did not hunt Saturday morning because of rain. That evening Live Bait killed this 350 lb boar. He made a great shot. He hit him running at 100 yards. We were amazed how much the plate on the boar slowed the bullet down. No exit and it barely made it to the offside shoulder. Tuff hog!

December 04, 2008 at 4:21pm

It was the opening day of squirrel season but instead of squirrel hunting me and Live Bait decided to go bow hunting. I found myself Saturday morning in the same stand where I had seen a buck the day before. At 7:30 I saw a doe walking along a slew about 100 yards away. I called Live Bait on the radio but he did not answer. So I turned on my GPS w/2way radio to see if I could find Live Bait and let him know a deer was heading his way. Then I decided to try my fawn bleat. After blowing it 3 times she came running in. When she got 40 yards from me it happened!!! Live Bait decided to call me back! My GPS did not have a earbud like my little 2way did and she heard him and stopped. Then she started running again then she stopped behind a tree. All I could see was her head and neck. So I took aim at 30 yards and let’er loose! Whack!!! After the shot I was shaking so bad I nearly fell out of my stand! I could not believe it. I had finally shot a deer with my bow. Then came the nerves; wondering…………… would find her? After following the best blood trail I have ever seen I found her dead, 200 yards from where I had shoot her. It was the most exciting hunt of my life! Public Land Smack Down # 1

October 20, 2008 at 1:27pm

You heard the story. Now here are the pictures of Live Bait's first deer with a bow!

October 17, 2008 at 7:12pm

Livebait, these two deer are for you. The spike has your name on it and the doe has a strange birthmark. October 1st can't get here soon enough!!!

August 28, 2007 at 9:16pm
A comment titled: bigjim in response to a report titled: Turkey Hunting

You have mail!

March 01, 2011 at 8:48am
A comment titled: Field Peas/Rye Grass/Clover in response to a report titled: What To Plant

You know the deer love peas. If you remember years ago... when we planted our food plot in folsom. We used a Field Peas/Rye Grass/Clover mixture. It was very shadey but they came up quick. The only problem would be HOGS. If they find the peas they will root up your whole plot. Bring some of the 'Goodness' too. You know...the stuff that makes deer eat stumps!

July 05, 2010 at 11:56am
A comment titled: Scoreing LA turkeys in response to a report titled: My biggest bird ever! & Possible State Record

If anyone is interested in the scoreing system let me know and i will e-mail you the forms the LA DW&F sent me. To check out the record books try this site:http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/hunting/biggamehunts/

April 20, 2010 at 10:12pm
A comment titled: Spurs in response to a report titled: My biggest bird ever! & Possible State Record

Spurs were streight and kinda sharp. I know its not the record guys. I was told to use the NWTF scoreing system. Then i found out that LA only scores spurs. Not THE record but still big enough to make the books.

April 20, 2010 at 7:23pm
A comment titled: Video in response to a report titled: My biggest bird ever! & Possible State Record

Me and chris brought the video camera this morning and like always....no turkey. We could see 3 hens and a tom struting through the fog but the camera could'nt pick them up very well. The hens led him away from us but if we had not brought the video camera; he would have walked right up to the decoys.

April 16, 2010 at 11:50am
A comment titled: Gotta Wait 2 Months in response to a report titled: My biggest bird ever! & Possible State Record

Louisiana does only score the spurs but you have to wait 60 days for the drying process. He will not be the state record but I scored him and he will still make the record books. A part of me is dissapointed but I don't hunt for records, I hunt because I enjoy the outdoors. I enjoy chaseing deer, turkey, and other animals all over the woods. Hunting with good friends and occasionally picking on them (chee-wee). It is kinda cool to know you've harvested a animal worthy of the record books.

April 15, 2010 at 6:01pm
A comment titled: . in response to a report titled: My biggest bird ever! & Possible State Record

I can't officially score him because I chopped him up to eat! I was told you have to bring your turkey (whole) to a bioloigist to have them officially score it. I lost that chance when I skinned.

April 14, 2010 at 10:00am
A comment titled: State Record? in response to a report titled: My biggest bird ever! & Possible State Record

I was telling a taxidermy friend about my bird. He proceeded to tell me I might have a state record bird. We put information in the turkry calcuator an came up with a score of (69.875) The louisiana State Record is (54.50) My bird beat it by 15.375! I had no idea what i had. I did not have enough money to mount it, So I skint it! I have the state record turkey breast sitting in my fridge. Wonder what state record bird taste like???? Chicken???

April 13, 2010 at 9:24pm
A comment titled: Nice bird! in response to a report titled: GOT #2

Great story. Way to wait him/them out.

April 12, 2010 at 10:52pm
A comment titled: In the morning?! in response to a report titled: Late Flydown

I am going after them tomarrow. Maybe one will die in the morning.

April 11, 2010 at 10:35pm
A comment titled: Randy in response to a report titled: I'll take what I can get!

You did not just say that!.... "I used to take what I could get also!" I know you would jump on a jake like a fat kid on cake. It's been 3 years since you killed a bird. I know you taught me how to turkey hunt but since then I've called more birds in for other people than you have killed. Maybe should come south and let me call one in for you.

April 10, 2010 at 6:15pm
A comment titled: Mark Twain in response to a report titled: Missouri Public Land & Turkey Hunting

M.T. is a good place. Me and my buddy went a few years ago. We had lots of rain and did not get to hunt much but heard lots of birds when we did hunt. We even saw a bearded hen. The first week you can only kill 1 bird but after that you can kill 2. To get your moneys' worth you may want to think about going the second week. You get 2 tags for $190.00. I have a 2010 MI turkey hunting manual if yall need more info. Good Luck!

March 29, 2010 at 10:16pm
A comment titled: Awesome in response to a report titled: Turkey Down!

Thats awesome. I'm going after them tomarrow with my bow.

March 27, 2010 at 10:49am
A comment titled: No Luck in response to a report titled: I am SOOOOOOOOO ready for turkey season to open!

I took my nephew yesterday for the youth hunt. No luck. We did not see or hear any birds. My other nephew went with his dad to their lease and had the same luck but as they were leaving they scared some turkeys out of the field.

March 14, 2010 at 8:51am
A comment titled: Randy......Fishing?! in response to a report titled: I am SOOOOOOOOO ready for turkey season to open!

Fishing? Really? I know for a fact that you would trade a 20 lb bass and your first born to chase them ol' jelly heads.

March 11, 2010 at 6:19pm
A comment titled: Warmer Weather in response to a report titled: I am SOOOOOOOOO ready for turkey season to open!

I heard two gobble this morning. I think this warmer weather is WAKEING them up! (lacoonazz) you should give turkey hunting a try. There is nothing like it but be warned.....it's like a bad drug. Once your hooked you can't stop.

March 10, 2010 at 2:37pm
A comment titled: Gobble Stopper in response to a report titled: Choke tubes

I use the same gun you do and i use the "Tru Glo Gobble Stopper". It's probley the cheapest choke out their. But can put 10 pellets in the kill zone at 60 yards. I have seen my buddies shoot $800.00 turkey guns and only put 3 pellets in the kill zone. I have another guy that shoots the870 express and he tried the gobble stopper and it did not shoot the same as mine. Trile and error is the only way. Also try different shoot sizes; that will make a difference as well.

February 26, 2010 at 2:09am
A comment titled: Stories in response to a report titled: Hunting……….what does it mean to you?

Stories… That’s what it’s about. I’ve enjoyed reading them but there not just stories; they are snapshots of our lives. The good times we’ve had, the bad. The heartache of losing loved ones. Learning how to continue living life without them. Teaching a new generation about the outdoors. Making new friendships that last a lifetime. Yes… That’s what it’s about.

December 17, 2009 at 1:27pm
A comment titled: hahaha in response to a report titled: Another great weekend……hunting my favorite WMA.

We only told you live bait killed a deer because you did not come hunting with us that morning. We would'nt have had as much fun if we didn't mess with you a little.

December 04, 2009 at 11:20am
A comment titled: Info... in response to a report titled: Good to be back

Three Rivers is located north of new roads by lettsworth.

As for telling where I hunt...I just can't do that...it's a "secret" hehehe!
Me & Live Bait started hunting three rivers & red river 4 years ago. We killed 3 hogs and 2 deer. Every year we kill more and more. Our secret is knowing the woods and knowing how to hunt it when it's flooded. February is a great time to learn the woods. All the leaves are gone and if it's flooded you can see where the high ground is. You gotta put the time in to be successful.

November 08, 2009 at 10:21am
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