45/70 did the work. Never seen mass like this in this area.
4 man limit Saturday. Only had 3 hunters today, but limited out again. Lots of birds.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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.
My nephew took his first turkey on the 1st day of this years youth hunt in Sabine Parish.
Called this one in on the opening day of turkey season. 8.5 inch beard.
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.....
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!!!
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!!!
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
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??
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.
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.
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.
Better picture from previous post.
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.
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.
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.
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.