Remember when the classifieds were a great place to find a used gun or four wheeler?.?
Now thereâs weed and pills and every car dealer and real estate agent within 5000 miles........
I miss the good oleâ days
I'm looking for two of these in white size L. This is the Louisiana Sportsman Cool Breeze long sleeve shirt. Mine got ruined. Found one in 2X at Ralph's on 44, just too big. If anyone know where they have one I'd appreciate the help.
Caught this in my drainage canal in destrahan.
Dont know who wrote this but, but I think he KNOWS me. Brings back memories, and a Good read.
Life as a child growing up in Louisiana ....
Around age 10 my dad got me one of those little bad ass compound bow beginner kits. Of course, the first month I went around our land sticking arrows in anything that could get stuck by an arrow. Did you know that a 1955 40 horse Farmall tractor tire will take 6 rounds before it goes down? Tough sumbich.
That got boring, so being the 10 yr. old Dukes of Hazard fan that I was, I quickly advanced to taking strips of cut up T-shirt doused in chainsaw gas tied around the end and was sending flaming arrows all over the place.
One summer afternoon, I was shooting flaming arrows into a large rotten oak stump in our backyard. I looked over under the carport and see a shiny brand new can of starting fluid (Ether).
A light bulb went off in my head.
I grabbed the can and set it on the stump. I thought that it would probably just spray out in a disappointing manner. Lets face it, to a 10 yr old mouth-breather like myself, (Ether), really doesn't 'sound' flammable.
So, I went back into the house and got a 1 pound can of pyrodex (black powder for muzzle loader rifles).
At this point, I set the can of ether on the stump and opened up the can of black powder.
My intentions were to sprinkle a little bit around the (Ether) can but it all sorta dumped out on me. No biggie, a 1 lb. pyrodex and 16 oz (Ether) should make a loud pop, kinda like a firecracker you know?
You know what? Screw that I'm going back in the house for the other can, so I got a second can of pyrodex and dumped it too. Now we're cookin'.
I stepped back about 15 ft and lit the 2 stroke arrow. I drew the nock to my cheek and took aim. As I released I heard a clunk as the arrow launched from my bow. In a slow motion time frame, I turned to see my dad getting out of the truck... OH SHOOT! He just got home from work.
So help me God it took 10 minutes for that arrow to go from my bow to the can. My dad was walking towards me in slow motion with a WTF??? look in his eyes.
I turned back towards my target just in time to see the arrow pierce the starting fluid can right at the bottom. Right through the main pile of pyrodex and into the can. Oh shoot.
When the shock wave hit it knocked me off my feet. I don't know if it was the actual compression wave that threw me back or just reflex jerk back from 235 fricking decibels of sound. I caught a half a millisecond glimpse of the violence during the initial explosion and I will tell you there was dust, grass, and bugs all hovering 1 ft above the ground as far as I could see. It was like a little low to the ground layer of dust fog full of grasshoppers, spiders, and a worm or two.
The daylight turned purple. Let me repeat this... THE COTTON PICKING DAYLIGHT TURNED PURPLE.
There was a big sweet gum tree out by the gate going into the pasture. Notice I said 'was'. That sucker got up and ran off.
So here I am, on the ground blown completely out of my shoes with my THUNDERCATS T-Shirt shredded, my dad is on the other side of the carport, having what I can only assume is, a Vietnam flashback: ECHO BRAVO CHARLIE YOU'RE BRINGIN' EM IN TOO CLOSE!! CEASE FIRE. DAMN IT CEASE FIRE!!!!!
His hat has blown off and is 30 ft behind him in the driveway. All windows on the north side of the house are blown out and there is a slow rolling mushroom cloud about 2000 ft. over our backyard.
There is a Honda 185 3 wheeler parked on the other side of the yard and the fenders are drooped down and are now touching the tires.
I wish I knew what I said to my dad at this moment. I don't know - I know I said something. I couldn't hear. I couldn't hear inside my own head.
I don't think he heard me either... not that it would really matter. I don't remember much from this point on.
I said something, felt a sharp pain, and then woke up later. I felt a sharp pain, blacked out, woke later....repeat this process for an hour or so and you get the idea.
I remember at one point my mom had to give me CPR. and Dad screaming 'Bring him back to life so I can kill him again'. Thanks Mom.
One thing is for sure... I never had to mow around that stump again.
Mom had been bitching about that thing for years and dad never did anything about it. I stepped up to the plate and handled business.
Dad sold his muzzle loader a week or so later. I still have some sort of bone growth abnormality, either from the blast or the beating, or both.
I guess what I'm trying to say is, get your kids into archery. It's good discipline and will teach them skills they can use later on in life.
Ok guys, here is my 2008 Illinois Bow Kill.
What do you think he weighed?
And what do you think he scores?
We'll go GROSS TYPICAL, and He is a clean 8pt.
And Slick-One30, keep your mouth shut:)
We are having the first annual Team Bass Tournament in conjunction with the Riverside Academy Spring Festival in Reserve. Legal waters are any PUBLIC and NAVIGABLE Louisiana waters. Weigh-in to be at Riverside Academy School in Reserve, La. at 3:30, Saturday, April 16, 2011.
Entry Fee - $110.00 per two man Team
1st prize - $5,000.00(based on 100 boats)
I Turkey hunt in SW Miss. I usually don't go til youth weekend, so as to not disturb them too much. For the first time in my life(41), I had birds Gobbling like it was mid March, and it was the whole month of January. Every morning I deer hunted I had 9 birds,4 longbeards, and 5 jakes just tearing it up. It sounded soo good!!!
I even heard a bird gobble in Illinois while bow hunting in early November this past season???
Any body else ever hear them this early???
Does anyone have any tips on training a puppy to bark once he locates a deer that he has bloodtrailed. I have good success with the trailing training, but I can't seem to get them to bark once they locate their deer. I use a bell to locate the dog. When the bell stops ringing,they are on the deer. My pup is 7 wks, and I want to get some feedback on this before I start him?
I am looking for an Australian Shepherd Puppy to replace Jake.
Any info on some within about 100 miles of LaPlace?
Check out this link, pretty cool!!!
Serious ANTLERS !!!
Did anyone else see Craig Morgan 'SKIP' an arrow into an antelope at 96 yards??? He was hunting in Wyoming or Montana with Wild Game Nation and shot at an antelope at 96yds. The bolt hit about 5yds short and SKIPPED into the goat and it ran in a circle and fell over dead??? I just think that should not have been aired. What do you think???
I would like to thank the piece of crap 'OUTDOORSMAN' that decided to steal my Primos camera out of the woods in St. John Parish. You have reminded me exactly why I do not hunt here anymore. You re-enforce the Stereotype that people all around the country have of 'HUNTERS' in Louisiana. It's guys like you that are ruining hunting for the rest of us.
I can tell that you do a lot of scouting, cause it has been there since July, and you only just found it!!!
I can't wait til I get a picture of and see you on one of my other cameras.
I hope you Kill the biggest deer you have ever seen, and I hope some LOSER like yourself steals it out the back of your truck while you are getting drunk at the gas station.
GOOD LUCK LOSER !!! Shoot Straight !!!
Hey guys, how 'bout we start picture judging(guessing), some bucks with known scores(gross B&C), and weights(scale)???
Care to play?????
We'll see who can accurately guess weights and scores by looking at posted pictures.
I'll post score and weight on Monday.
Buck number 1.
This is a buck killed by my MOM, in Southern ILL.
Maybe LA Sportsman can keep track of who is the best Guesser, and give away a big Canadian Whitetail Hunt??? LOL. Just joking Andy
We had a bad experience last Sunday Nov 14th. My 12yr old daughter Janie, put what we thought was a PERFECT shot on a big 6pt that we had been watching on trail cameras all year. He came out in the open field about 5 pm on Sunday evening. I had the video camera rolling, she was relaxed and squeezed the trigger.
The buck that we named 'Wart', as he was full of black spongy growths, took off after the shot.
We watched the shot on the film and saw that he was hit right behind the shoulder(we thought), so we got down and started looking for signs of a hit, and after an entire hour of scouring the ground(open field) we had no deer, no blood, no nothing. I went back and checked and re-checked. I spent the next hour making circles looking for the buck, for about two hundred yards, in the relatively open woods with no sign of him.
I figured that IF he was hit where I thought, he would/could be no more than 100yds away.
I had two kids with me that had to be back at school in the morning, I second guessed myself and assumed my eyes were playing tricks on me, and that the video footage was not what it seemed to be. The lack of blood on the ground, discounted the footage as showing a 'Perfect hit'?
I contacted my cousin that lives next door to my property in Mississippi, he had no access to a dog, but he assured me that he would find him for me in the morning. I showed him the video footage and he too was confident on the deer being hit good.
Needless to say Squirt was angry and sad the whole ride home. Cousin called at noon and found no sign of the deer or a hit???
This Saturday, the 20th, I found the deer about 500yds away from where she shot, when I was on my way to another stand for the evening hunt, and this is the pictures of where he was hit????
With NO blood, I still don't think I could have found him even if I would have stayed and looked on Monday?
What gives, it still looks like a good shot to me???
ILLINOIS BOUND, 3AM we outa here and heading north. Weather looks to be great. We'll try to post updates .........
This post is in response to a report by switzersfab from last week. He had killed a nice 8pt with his bow and mentioned bucks chasing does already. I thought 'what a rookie', man was I wrong. So I apologize to him for that.
That's what I get for thinking I know it all.
Thoughts and comments wanted.
I hunt in southwest Mississippi, on Saturday morning, I went into about a 40acre section of our woods that no one has been in since January, no foot traffic, no hanging stands, no feed, no cameras, no 4wheelers, NO NOTHING.
I got in early, set up my climber, and I didn't see a deer until 8:30, then it went nuts....
I heard deer snorting like they had winded me, except they were up wind of me. They were getting closer and finally a large doe and 2 fawns were under me, snorting WHILE eating acorns. I thought that was weird. They fed near me for about 15 minutes, then wandered off. All of a sudden they started crashing back towards me with 2 small bucks in tow.
The bucks were grunting non-stop, and loud. They were dogging that doe like she was hot and like it was Christmas. This went on around me for about 45 minutes. I have never seen chasing like this at my place, especially this early?? It was like I was in Illinois!!! They acted like they were in full rut.
She even stopped, squatted, and peed two times in front of them, while they were chasing them.
Now I know they were young, but it was just so intense??? I have also noticed plenty of bucks pushing each other around in food plots on my cameras.
Anything to these happenings, or just normal???
What do you think???
Oh yeah, and I shot a doe about 9:30.
What do you think is wrong with this guy?
Some look like warts and some look like oozing sores???
Checking to see if anyone is interested in making a Rifle hunt in Kansas for 2010 season(this year)?
The hunt is the first week in December.
A few of our members have to sit out this year, baby on the way, due to arrive that same week.
And some don't know how to act when they are away from home???
You can make this entire trip for less than $2000.00.
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When do your does give birth? It seems to me I used to remember seeing fawns much earlier than now. I was just wondering if my area is late or it's just me?? I have had 11 cameras out since June 1, and this is the first little ones that I have got on camera.
We have been 'trying' to let some deer grow old. This guy made it from last year. Let him go if I get the chance, or not. I know he is nice, but what if he gets another year to breed??? He was a decent 8pt last year, and this year he has 10pts. He has remained unseen by us on our land. I got him on camera twice this year so far. Nowhere near any of our food plots. He is actually using a crossing that my daughter found while we were fishing a pond next to a blacktop road. In the last pic, he is actually about 20 yards from the road!!!