Very Tuff hunting this weekend. I talked to one Tom for a hour, never could close the deal. Sunday I got busted I need to cover up better next time. Doyle was on the birds all weekend and killed this one sunday morning. 9 3/4 inch beard.
more next weekend......
OK HATERS, I guess you think I shot them both? did I??
Abbevile Walmart has 2 left, by the sporting goods checkout, Gulf Stream Boat Covers Style F 17-19ft center console style boats, $62.00 normal 125.00 - my last one like this lasted 5 years, there were 3 on the shelf, I bought one - 2 left $62.00
killed this 7 point friday at 4:05pm near sanders fork rd in Woodville MS, score 116 B&C 185lbs, he stunk and I saw many other buchs chasing does = late rut this year.
Does anybody know Where can I buy some Guinea Hens for Gumbo? Looking for about 10 birds. I will clean them if needed. In the Lafayette (Acadiana) area would be great. I will drive to pick them up also.
Thanks in Advance - Simoneaud
what happened at the ramah boat landing I-10 today? on my way home from work (baton rouge) heading west to lafayette, there were police, wildlife and fisheries and ambulances at the landing? I got the impression there was a hunting or boating accident. it didn't look good at all!!
I posted on 24hourcampfire.com under the optics section. my post basically stated I was looking for a new scope: 2 or 3 -12 X50 or larger in 30mm tube ( for my new ruger no. 1) and here is what I got in replies. These replies tell me that I don't know a lot about optics and what it takes to gather light in low light conditions. Any comments?
1. Better glass will make FAR more difference than a 30mm tube or 50mm objective
2. I would concentrate on good optical quality as opposed to a big objective and a 30 mm tube
3. despite what most counter jockeys who sell Swarovski scopes say, tubes don't gather light.
4. I believe the 30 mm tube will only give you added elevation and windage travel on the scope's adjustments. It won't give any added light gathering, as the scope objective and power setting determine exit pupil, what the pupil of your eye can engage.
5. In low light conditions you'll probably be best served with whatever magnification will provide a 6 to 7 millimeter exit pupil. A 42mm objective set on 3x will give you a 14mm exit pupil. This will have a lot of the light landing on the iris of your eye rather than passing through its pupil and landing on the retina where it would do some good.
I have heard some talk about having issues with Eye Relief with Scopes mounted on Ruger No.1 rifles due to the short action block and where the mounts/rings are located on this gun. One forum says you need a scope with 4.5 inches of Eye Relief to be comfortable. Also since mine is a 7mm Rem Mag, do you think the brand/quality of the scope I choose will be affected by the recoil?
I killed this buck Saturday Dec 2nd 5:15pm in the Bayou Patout St. Mary Parish area. it's a 9 point by B&C standards, scored 100 gross, but after we had a few beers, we decided it was a 10 point. if you hold the antlers still and don't move, I can hang a ring on that little dimple point. Great antler growth for that area considering the food/nutrient situation in that Part of the marsh/swamp. I'd take this kill over many nicer bucks I have killed in Mississippi. What a weekend!!!
Does anyone have any experience with the Ruger no. 1, I am thinking about buying one in 7MM, I can get it for 705.00 shipping included. It is a single shot. It should be very accurate and I always have believed that deer hunting was a one shot game, make the first shot count or don't shoot. any comments about this gun would be appreciated!!
I want to buy a super weed eater or bush whacker of some type to bust trails to the deer stand with. I hunt the bayou Patout area and there is more than just knee high marsh grass. Most areas I have to bust through are over my head, swamp grass, bull tongue, sharp edge weeds, palmetto etc... I am thinking I need some type of weed eater with a blade or multiple blades. we have one in Mississippi, but you have to swing the hell out of it to make it cut the brush, too much of a work out. any advice would be appreciated!!!
I just checked out the LDWF website and I need some clarification.
I had seen some posts on LDWF that stated LA would be Buck or Doe all year except in certain areas that were affected by the storms, like Area 7 south of HWY 90. but if you look on the LDWF website right now, it does not say that. SO, is Area 7 Buck and Doe OR are there Doe days again this year?
Also if you look on LDWF website, the schedule shows no Dog Season in Areas 3,4 and 5. Have they done away with dog hunting in those Areas?
I don't dog hunt anymore, so it really doesn't matter to me, but this would be the beginning of the end for dog hunting.
does anyone have any comments about the quality of barska scopes? Thanks in advance!!
I killed this 8 point in Woodville dec 3rd. I shoot a omega with 100gr pyrodex pellets, 250 gr TC shackwave saboted bullet. You can see that the exit hole is basically closed, not leaking much blood. This deer left NO blood trail what so ever.. it ran 100 yards, it took me 1.5 hours to find it. I am going to change bullets to the Barnes spitfire 245 gr.
we have a 8 point rule with fines in place for breaking it. but this deer is really not what I think we should be shooting. it's too young and the rack is too small, but we have a rule and if anyone else sees him, he's gone, so I pulled the trigger. Plus we have neighbors that shoot everything.
Good luck ya'll, back to rifles this weekend.
This was just posted on LDWF site. WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS?
I kinda like the six point rule. I like hunting horns. Thats just my thoughts. Read what I have posted here. Look how much the 4 1/2 year old kills increased..... at our property in MS, we have a 8point or better rule with fines for breaking the rules in place.
SIX POINT EXPERIMENTAL ANTLER PROGRAM RESULTS
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Wildlife Division released today the results of a three-year six-point experimental antler program that was mandated by the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission.
The experiment was done over the 2002/03, 2003/04 and 2004/05 deer hunting seasons in the tri-parish area of Iberville, Pointe Coupee and West Baton Rouge parishes.
The experiment's plan was to restrict the antlered buck harvest. Only small bucks with antler spikes less than three inches and bucks with six or more antlers could legally be harvested. This plan would protect a portion of the yearling age class of bucks that are about a year and a half in age. These yearling bucks could then have a better chance of survival and become older bucks. While the harvest of 1 1/2-year-old bucks would decrease, and the harvest of 2 1/2 and 3 1/2-year-old bucks would increase.
The results are as follows:
? The yearling buck harvest went from an average of 452 bucks in the three years before the study down to an average of 215 bucks during the study.
? The 2 1/2-year-old buck harvest averaged 422 bucks during the three years before the study and dropped to 299 bucks during the experiment.
? The 3 1/2-year-old buck harvest averaged 389 bucks during the three years before the study and stayed almost even with 385 bucks during the experiment.
? Harvest of 4 1/2-year-old bucks averaged 96 in the three years before the study and increased to 174 bucks during the three-year experiment.
? Physical characteristics of the harvested deer before and during the experiment showed little to no change. Body weights and antler development have remained constant in all three parishes.
The overall success of this experiment was limited. Applying antler point restrictions across the state as a whole would produce similar results. The study concludes that a reduction in the buck limit would be a better approach for deer management in Louisiana rather than implementing statewide antler restrictions.
8 days of deer hunting in Woodville MS, very hard hunting, not many deer seen the whole week, even with all of the 40 degree mornings. I killed a 132 lbs doe, Johnny killed a 180lbs 8 point. My dad gut shot a 8pt and we lost it, he videoed the whole thing, boy did we rag him all week. I think his age is starting to get the best of him, when he sees deer know he loses his composure.. :-)
my 12 year old nephew Jerret killed a 118 lbs doe, but I do not have pics of that doe.
also I saw a coyote, it ran across the bare food plot (no rain when we needed it) I was hunting, I couldn't get a shot.
not sure if ya'll saw these already.
They were poor. They lived in homes that, to some Americans, would appear no more than shacks. They've suffered discrimination at the hands of their fellow Americans. And when the hurricane came, it seemed to veer out of its way, just to hit them.
So why didn't hundreds of Cajuns from western Louisiana appear on my TV screen this week, complaining that George W. Bush doesn't like them, demanding $200 billion of my tax dollars or blaming the bad weather on Halliburton?
Hurricane Rita may have hit western Louisiana harder than Katrina hit New Orleans, but Rita across folks made of sterner stuff then you'll find in the Ninth Ward. Here's how one Washington Post story described the scene just hours after Rita made landfall near Intracoastal City, a "city" that in many senses barely exists:
"The only people who can get here are the sturdiest of sorts, a small armada of Cajuns with pretty French names and sunburned skin and don't-mess-with-me bravado. The bayous were full of them Saturday, gliding high and quick in airboats, and so was the Vermilion River, where they were spinning steering wheels on fast Boston Whalers and kicking up wakes in flat-bottomed, aluminum boats. They did not wait for the president or FEMA or anyone else to tell them that there were people out there out there and desperate, on rooftops...
'I got out of the sheriff's office in about 20 seconds,' said Steve Artee, as his son, Chris, made a hard, boat-tilting turn on the swollen Vermilion. 'They just took my cell phone number, and I was gone. That's because Kathleen Blanco wasn't involved.'"
Now, anyone who hates Blanco and bureaucrats can't be all bad. But I don't agree with Mr. Artee that the people of Vermilion Parish behaved more responsibly or showed more strength of character because Gov. Blanco didn't have their parish on her speed dial. I believe the people of western Louisiana behaved better because they are, in fact, better people.
The failure revealed by Hurricane Katrina was not a failure of government, at least, not any more than government always fails. The failure in New Orleans was a failure of character. Corrupt people electing corrupt politicians who gave millions in tax dollars to corrupt cronies to either mis-construct vital levees or to spend the money on entirely useless pork projects. Then, when disaster struck, these same peopleliving a Faustian deal of votes for tax-funded handouts were utterly lost when those corrupt government officials headed for high ground without them.
As John Fund of the Wall Street Journal wrote: "In just the past generation, the Pelican State has had a governor, an attorney general, three successive insurance commissioners, a congressman, a federal judge, a state Senate president and a swarm of local officials convicted. Last year, three top officials at Louisiana's Office of Emergency Preparedness were indicted . Just this summer, associates of former [New Orleans] mayor Marc Morial were indicted for alleged kickbacks involving public contracts. Last month the FBI raided the home and car of Rep. William Jefferson as part of a probe into allegations he had misused his office."
Not to mention the widespread looting by the citizens of New Orleans themselves, which included televised looting by police officers, too. The chief administrative officer for Kenner, LA, was just busted for pilfering food, drinks, chainsaws and roof tarps from New Orleans and stashing them in his suburban home.
Heystay classy, New Orleans!
Then came Hurricane Rita, Katrina's ugly sister, to wreak similar havoc just a few hundred miles to the west. The communities affected were, on the surface, similar as well: Abbeville or Cameron, LA were "low income" communities. The education levels were similar to the Ninth Ward, too. And you won't find many branches of the Aryan Nations meeting among the dark-skinned natives of Cajun country, whose heritage is a genetic gumbo of Europe, Africa, the Caribbean and American Indians.
But while the people of New Orleans were panicking and complaining (not to mention stealing, shooting and stabbing) days after the storm, the Cajuns of western Louisiana were out in their boats, looking for lost neighbors and rescuing strangers off rooftops.
It wasn't just because Gov. Blanco wasn't involvedit was because almost NO government is involved in these folks' daily lives. The people of rural Louisiana grow up with the assumption that their survival in this world of woe is their responsibility. Unlike far too many people in New Orleans, "low income" isn't an excuse to the working families in rural Louisiana. It's just a condition to be dealt with. They live their lives as though they own them, unlike those government-dependent "victims" who live as though life is something the state provides for them and is responsible to maintain.
Randy Gary, a fisherman from Cameron, LA, was asked about his future after his boats were destroyed and flooding poisoned the oyster beds he fished.
He didn't blame FEMA or accuse President Bush of stealing his lunch money. He wasn't spotted kicking in the door of the local Wal-Mart to snag a plasma-screen TV "for survival purposes." He has yet to join the Cajun Action Committee to investigate why so many of Rita's victims spoke French.
Instead, as the AP reports, he smiled.
"What else we gonna do?" he said, pledging to rebuild his shattered home and work. "It's my life. It's what I do."
Hurricane Rita, you've met your match.
I live 3 miles north of Delcambre, we didn't get water at my house, but many friends and family in Delcambre and Erath have water in their homes. This storm was worse than Audrey. Went check out my camp on Bayou Patout yesterday. The water finally went down enought to get to bayou patout landing. all the camps on bayou patout have water in them except for 3. my camp was one of them - no water, but it came close.
I saw a few deer on the levee's.
My question is: will LDWF shut down our Area 7 deer season?
Been waiting for someone to start this tread, so I guess I will. The water in the city of NOLA is bad to say the least. I am already hearing water quality reports and it's not good. The Dept of DEQ is speculating a big fish and marshland kill. I am afraid the saltwater fishing will go down hill quick. Any comments or facts??