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45/70 did the work. Never seen mass like this in this area.

October 25, 2019 at 12:37am

4 man limit Saturday. Only had 3 hunters today, but limited out again. Lots of birds.

September 16, 2012 at 6:19pm

New start up Bass Club 'Well Hooked Bass Club' looking for members. Located in Jennings, but looking for members throughout the state to fish with us. Send an email to George Thompson at

June 05, 2012 at 10:31pm

I'm looking for a deer lease that needs a couple of members in northwest Vernon or Sabine parish. I'm 33 years old and looking for a new place for me and my dad to hunt (he is 65). Not looking for a place to party, looking for a place to hunt. Im from negreet, but live in lake Charles, my dad lies in negreet. If you have a couple of openings give me a call. Greg Snell
at 337.304.1810

May 09, 2012 at 6:44pm

Kade killed his 2nd turkey in 2 days on the second day of the youth turkey hunt this year. That kid was some kinda proud.

April 04, 2012 at 2:16pm

My nephew took his first turkey on the 1st day of this years youth hunt in Sabine Parish.

April 04, 2012 at 2:14pm

Called this one in on the opening day of turkey season. 8.5 inch beard.

April 04, 2012 at 2:08pm

Found one that was lonely and wanting a lady friend..

Actually tried to set my father up on this turkey. But my dad is, well lets say if he's not deaf, he's one step up from there. I tried told him which tree to set up by and tried to point out which way the gobbles were coming from, but with him trying not to move and me not wanting to scream it didnt work out. The bird came down the hill from behind him and even gobbled not 30 yards from him, but he never heard him. I took the shot at about 40 yards, but the bird was only about 25 yards from my dad, just on the wrong side of the tree.

Happy to get a bird, woulda been better to get him one.....

March 26, 2012 at 5:34pm

Took my 13 year old nephew turkey hunting this weekend for the Youth Hunt. Let me tell you, the turkeys were doing their thing.

Didn't have much luck early on on the first day. But finally struck one up around 10am. Called and he gobbled, set up, called a couple of times, and he was on his way. Gobbled one more time and then he came out right in from of us at about 25 yards. The nephew put the heavyshot hammer down on his son!!! Lots of celebrating and picture taking followed.

Come to find out his mother, hmmmm thinking that she would never have to pay up, had told him that if killed one that she would have it mounted for him!!! Well needless to say I didn't end up with any meat to eat. That boy made her keep her word!!!

Day 2
So, as usual waking up the second day is always harder than getting up for an opener, but after the bitterness of waking up early a second day wore off we made it to the woods just as the first crows began to make noise.

Struck one up about 30 minutes after daylight. He was hot and coming in, unfortunately for us he had a lady friend that was more interested in my calling than he was and beat him there by about 5 minutes, she never busted loose, but she knew something was up. The gobbler made it to us, but the boy was sitting about 10 yards from me and he never saw the gobbler. The hen went back the way she came and the gobbler went back out to about 50 yards and strutted and gobbled for about 30 minutes until I guess he figured we were too stupid to know we were supposed to come to him. Note: I was just soo freaking happy that the boy didnt get excited with all that gobbling and let the ol hen have a load when she cleared the little rise we were behind!

So after that, We stopped at a couple of more places with no luck. But, on the third place we tryed. I called and a gobbler sounded off! We got set up real quick and I called a few more times. He only gobbled twice more, and both were early on when he was still a pretty good way off. I kept purring and putting on my slate call and about 10 minutes later. He popped out in front and to our left with 2 hens in tow. I saw him and he was already in range, I wispered to the boy who was sitting about 10 yards to my left and asked if he saw him. He whipped his head over toward me like somebody and slapped him and said NO. Well, I figured the gig was up, but luckly enough there was a bush between him and the tom and neither one could see the other. He got on his gun and when the tom cleared the bush he put a load of heavyshot to him. Another gobbler bites the dust.

I have to say, I don't know if I was more happy when the toms jumped in the air and hit the ground or if he was. I know I had as much fun as when I kill one. And my dad was there to witness both kills, which makes it even better. He said that he saw the tom today before we did. He was sitting about 50 yards back from us and had a clear view of the second turkey. What a weekend!!!

March 18, 2012 at 6:11pm

I have a chance to go on a deer hunting trip to Glasscock island (which is a cutoff island on the Mississippi river a little south of Natchez). The hunt would be a primitive arms hunt in late January. Is the hunting good in that part of the state at that time of year? I hunt western La around Toledo Bend and our rut is long past. Thanks

December 16, 2010 at 2:42pm

The question is why would I want to buy a turkey gun that has a 20"-24" barrel and then turn around and put an extra full turkey choke on it??? This seems to be counter productive. I know that it would be a little easier to carry and a little easier to turn to get on a tom, but still do not see the point.

I've never really paid attention to this, but recently got rid of my Mossberg 935 because it was a big P. O. S. (jammed almost every shot from day one, sent it back to Mossberg, same crap when it came back, tried for about a month to get ahold of someone at Mossberg to let them know the problem was not fixed and never got a response email or an answer to my phone calls, So I let the pawn shop be the new proud owner) "OK thats another story"

Anyway started looking for a new gun and of course its close to turkey season and there are a whole bunch of turkey guns out on the shelves right now, so this question just automatically caught me.

I ended up buying a Benelli Super Nova because I hunt doves, ducks, deer and turkeys with my shotgun so I need an all around gun. Have a Mossberg 835 that is a workhorse, but wanted something that didnt kick the crap out of you so that my dad would shoot it too. The 935 didnt kick as bad as the 835 does, but you never knew when it would go "BOOM" either, so that didnt work.

Anyway the question remains, why the short barrel if you want a super tight patter??

March 08, 2010 at 4:49pm

Okay, I know this has been posted before, but I am looking at buying a new 3.5 inch pump shotgun. I have looked at the Remington 887 and was wondering if anybody on here had shot one since the last time someone posted this question, or if they know anybody who has one and pro and cons that have been noted. Reviews on the net are pretty much mixed with people who hate them and people who love them, pretty much like anything you look at on the web. Being I spend a good bit of time reading ops on here I figured Id see if anyone had any new news on this gun.

February 25, 2010 at 1:01pm

Over the Thanksgiving weekend we hunted all weekend on south Toledo Bend. Only saw one deer and killed this porker. Dont know what happened to the deer. I know the main part of the rut was over up there, but usually still see a few deer around Thanksgiving.

December 01, 2009 at 7:53pm

Still have not seen the big boys yet, have been seeing more big tracks showing up though. Hunting northwest Vernon Parish area and started seeing signs that things are heating up this past weekend. Started seeing yearlin tracks at the feeders, more big tracks. Only saw one small buck saturday morning, a group of hogs saturday evening, and a doe sunday evening though.

Took this buck Nov. 5, he walked right out in front of me and met the criteria that spelled his demise.

November 17, 2009 at 11:20pm

Better picture from previous post.

November 02, 2009 at 11:12pm


I was reading the post by speck master with the picture he has of a nice 8 point he took and you said if we had a picture of a 140 class 8 point you would like to see it. Here is the picture of the buck I took in Vernon Parish in 2004. 20 inches inside, 11.5 inch g2's, his main beam on the left side was damaged and acorned, but he is for sure a 140 class 8 point.

November 02, 2009 at 11:01pm

Looking for a good smoked deer sausage recipe. Spicy or not is fine, can always add pepper. What are some of ya'lls favorites. Had been talking about building a smokehouse for years, finally broke down this year and built it. Killed 3 deer and a couple of hogs already and now need some seasoning to go with them. I know some of you cajuns have a secret recipe your grandma wouldnt want you to share,, but I promise I want tell anyone else.

November 02, 2009 at 7:02pm

Just wondering about everyone else's opinion on what the best buck attractants are, started to say lure, but have read enough posts on here to know that that would have gotten any number of "rattle trap" type responses. I use golden estrus and tinks 69. Was just trying to get some other thoughts.

October 22, 2009 at 1:02am

Heading to the deer lease this weekend up around Toro, was wondering if anybody had had any luck up that way yet. I hunted Thursday to Sunday last weekend. Saw 13 turkeys, 1 coyote and a doe and yearling. Not such a great start, but hopefully this weekend will be better. Moon should be better and the weather is forecast to straighten up. Hope to have some luck.

October 08, 2009 at 8:47pm
A comment titled: Still lookin for members in response to a report titled: New Bass Club in SW LA looking for members


July 12, 2012 at 9:44pm
A comment titled: Toledo perch in response to a report titled: Looking for Toledo White Perch guide

Give Steven Sloop a call. He is out of big bass, but fishes all the way down to pirates cove. If he is booked he can put you into contact with someone who can take you out. Tell him Greg Snell told you about him. 318-586-4929.

February 08, 2011 at 12:30am
A comment titled: Thats a big job!!!! in response to a report titled: need hogs gone

I hunt along Toro Creek down there at the dam. It will take a lot of trapping, hog dogging and any other method used to make a dent in the hog population around there. Me, my brother and my dad killed 8 this year. I saw over 50 in one morning, there were 3 different groups that came by me, all with different size and colored hogs. Our president will not allow dog hunting so that method is out. We have 2 traps, but they catch on to the traps pretty quick.

We have two different leases that we hunt on. One is a family lease that has family property included and the other is a lease where anybody can join. Both are along Toro Creek and both are overrun with hogs. Can't feed on the ground for hogs, hogs beat the deer to the feeders so they dont help. I know I see a lot less deer now days than when the hog problem was not as bad. Good luck in your quest, I hope you get rid of all of them.

January 19, 2011 at 11:13pm
A comment titled: rocky mountain atv in response to a report titled: 4 wheeler tires

I have bought 2 sets of tires from these guys, they are the cheapest I've found. They generally ship for free.

January 19, 2011 at 10:58pm
A comment titled: Nikon Pro Staff in response to a report titled: good scope?

Cabelas and Bass Pro had the Nikon Pro Staff on sale for a while now. The 3-9 x 40 is on sale for $99. You can not beat it for the sale price. The regular price is $150. I bought one for my 45-70 and I bought a 3-9 x 50 for $149 for my dad's 30-06. Both are clear.

December 29, 2010 at 1:44am
A comment titled: Weight in response to a report titled: Few hog questions

I killed a 185 pound hog last week and have a scale so here is a fine example of what you can expect. This was a large boar hog and had a very large shield (fatty tissue behind the shoulder that protects it when they are fighting), the skin and shield took 50 pounds off the weight. The hog was shot in the neck so most of the meat right behind the head was unusable, which is not much because hogs do not have large necks. We took the backstrap and the tender loins out. We used all other meat to make sausage. We weighed all the meat so that we could season it correctly. We ended up with 50# of sausage. Hope this helps you out.

November 22, 2010 at 8:52pm
A comment titled: arctic shield in response to a report titled: hunting jackets

Arctic shield makes light weight less bulky coats that are very warm. I bought mine from bass pro.

November 22, 2010 at 8:44pm
A comment titled: People in the know in response to a report titled: 4 Wheeler

Listen to the guy who works on vehicles for a living! As long as the tires are the same it doesn't matter. I have a 2002 Honda 350 that has 25x10x 11 on the back and 25x8x12 on the front. I have an 09 Honda 500 with 26x12x12 on back and 26x10x12 on front. Honda even changed to same size rims.

November 02, 2010 at 12:35pm
A comment titled: Kenda bear claw K299 in response to a report titled: atv tires

I have a 2002 Rancher 350. I have Kenda bear claws that I put on it in 2008. They ride good, are a 6ply tire and are not rediculous in price, have a good bite, and they look good. Would for sure recommend them. I think they are only 24 inch and I can go just about anywhere I want to with them on it. You should be able to find some for around 60 bucks a tire, depending on what size you want a little more or less.

I just bought a Foreman 500 about a week ago and put Interco Swamp Lite tires on it. Have not put it in much, but they ride smooth on it. All I can really say about them is that they look good on the bike. They ran me somewhere around 90 bucks a tire, but that was for 26s.

May 18, 2010 at 12:34am
A comment titled: Isnt frog season closed??? in response to a report titled: frogging

You might want to refrain from posting things which are illegal. You might want to check the LA regulations book where it says frog season is closed in April and May!!

May 17, 2010 at 12:25am
A comment titled: Yes have no fear in response to a report titled: Don't Lie

Birds and fish and everything else are not hurt by oil. BP is gonna clean it all up and nothing bad will come out of it. Oh wait, they still cant stop the leak, much less clean it all up. You might wanna research the Exxon spill there in Alaska and see how much oil is still there after 20 years.

What a bunch of B.S. Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida will feel the effects of this for a long time. And B.P. sure aint gonna pay everybodies check until its over with.

Most of the people on this forum are from Louisiana and know what the oil and gas industry does for the Louisiana economy, but to say that this is not bad and is not already hurting people is just foolish.

May 13, 2010 at 4:22pm
A comment titled: opinion in response to a report titled: UPDATE!!Aluminum Bass Boat Questions

My great aunt just bought a new 17.5 tracker with a 40 4stroke on it and I can tell you that it takes about 20 seconds for it to get on step. So you for sure want something more than a 40. The boat itself is set up nice with the rod box in the front running right up the middle. She got hers from Basspro in Shreveport, they advertise the price on the net.

I personally own a 18ft Xpress with a 115 yamaha and think it is one of the best alum boats made. I fish on Toledo and most of the time in the backs of creeks so I hit plenty of stumps and have no complaints. If I remember right the Xpress 17.5 with a 50 is around 15K though, that was a quote from Alexandria. Depends on how you get it set up too though and what hull you want.

May 10, 2010 at 11:49pm
A comment titled: sure in response to a report titled: can a?

Use fixed blade broadheads and put it in the right spot. I would not shoot a big boar, because of the thick plate that is behind the shoulder, but other than that you should be good to go. But arrow placement is the key.

April 19, 2010 at 9:31pm
A comment titled: Field and Stream in response to a report titled: Question for you turkey hunters

The new field and stream has a few different ideas about the best barrel length for turkeys. Seems they prefer 26".

March 20, 2010 at 10:08pm
A comment titled: thanks in response to a report titled: Question for you turkey hunters

I hunt in southern sabine parish in the sand hills and there are a decent number of turkeys on our lease. Ive only killed a couple, but really enjoy hunting them, calling and getting an answer is exciting. I know my main problem is not having enough patience to sit still long enough for one to get to me. I killed a nice one last year that weighed 23 pounds and had a 10.5 inch beard and shot at another one that was a really nice bird. Am planning on trying to go to missouri this year to give them a try, my dad has a friend that lives in southcentral missouri and has about 1000 acres leased for cattle that we can hunt on, hopefully we will get to head up that way this year and see what its like to hunt in a place that has a lot of turkeys.

March 09, 2010 at 1:41pm
A comment titled: Negreet Bay in response to a report titled: Toledo Bend Help

Negreet Bay is directly south of Cypress Bend, it is a major creek that feeds into the main lake, there are several good places to fish in the bay, the first cove when you enter the bay is turtle beach and holds bass. The water is warming but the fishing was slow friday and saturday for us. Sunday we found some fish back towards the back of the creek in 3 to 5 foot of water. This time of year you dont need a depth finder, fish close to the bank out to about 6 feet and you should catch fish, if you have a 6 foot rod and stick it into the water and can touch bottom then your in about the right depth. The water has been cold, but is warming and the fish are moving up. I suggest using soft plastics, because everybody and their mother is throwing white spinnerbaits, which I like to do too, but we caught fish on lizards, creature baits and stickbaits with no hits on spinnerbait or rattletraps. Anything watermelon will work. I went to Negreet school and haved fished Negreet Bay all my life, if you fish hard enough, you will eventually find the fish, they are there.

March 09, 2010 at 1:25pm
A comment titled: Didn't in response to a report titled: Question for you turkey hunters

No I bought the Super Nova with a 28" barrel. I do too much other stuff to buy a short barreled gun. I was just wondering if there was a better reason than what I came up with and figured I would get opinions.

March 08, 2010 at 9:56pm
A comment titled: South Toledo Bend in response to a report titled: Louisiana Deer Harvest Tally

2 does, 2 8-points, 4 hogs. Nothing worth putting on the wall.

February 15, 2010 at 1:46pm
A comment titled: Me too in response to a report titled: .22???

I agree with them. Cant beat the ruger 10/22.

January 19, 2010 at 4:51pm
A comment titled: Doesnt everybody???? in response to a report titled: Really tough question

Maybe its just me, but I only hunt with one rifle everytime I go out. Think it would be hard to shoot more than one at a time, but then again Ive never tried. LOL... Ruger 270 stainless for me.

January 14, 2010 at 7:10pm
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