Caught this little 8 point sneaking thru the lease last Friday evening. Glad to start the New Year off with a bang and hope this is a sign of bigger and better things to come in the New Year. He was not showing any signs of rutting but I killed a 6 point 2 weeks prior that was so who knows.
A buddy of mine asked me to post these pictures for him. The first picture is his daughter Amelia Shivors on her first deer hunt with her dad Doug Shivor. Amelia looks like she is loving the hunt to say the least and with any luck someone other than her dad will teach her how to shoot. The second picture is a fine 8 point killed by a young man by the name of Luke. I take my hat off to Luke for a fine deer he actually killed it out of Doug's stand finally got someone in the stand that could hit the target and look at the results the smile on Lukes face says it all. The last picture is a doe swimming in the canal near the stand. Doug was obviously out of bullets by this time.
Looks like the Air Force has mastered the art of Falconry.
I know that alot of people get on the site and have negative run in's with agents from time to time and like bashing the Wildlife and Fisheries. Yesterday afternoon my son and his girlfriend left going to Slidell to build duck blinds near a friend of our's house he has a 16 foot boat and a gator tail he ended up running it a ground and getting stuck at 530 he got out to push and couldnt break the suction at 7 p.m. I called the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office and they had him call them on his cell phone they pinged his location and was able to locate him on the GPS they did not have a boat capable of getting to him. Some friends of his were able to get with Agent Fox of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries he coordinated with other agents and also were able to get a Federal Agent involved from the area that was familiar with the marsh and also had a Air Boat at 10:20 p.m. he called to say they were pulling up next to him in the Air Boat he and his girlfriend were cold and wet as you can imagine. They pulled them out of the marsh and got them back to land. Agent Fox then called me back to assure me they were safe as most parents can imagine that was a phone call from heaven. My son come to find out was in an area he was not suppose to be with an air cooled engine and written an citation for his violation as far as I am concerned this was a small price to pay for the service he was granted by the professionals we have both on a State and Federal level in our Wildlife and Fisheries Department again I can not thank Agent Fox and the other guys enough for what they accomplished for me and my family. These guys risk there lives just like all law enforcement branches and 9 out of 10 people they speak with are armed think about this next time you see an Agent in the field and thank him for doing his job and helping preserve the wild life that we all love so much.
I sent my future son in law to Academy Sports to buy himself the Taurus Judge he liked mine so much he wanted his own he filled out his federal forms and got delayed as many of us do. Well I told him no big issue they can release the gun to you after 72 hours. He went back and Academy refuses to release the gun. According to the store manager in Kenner Academy has a store policy that they will not release a firearm until they get the call back from the feds because if they find out later that they were not suppose to release the gun then they have to go and retrieve the gun from the owner. I am calling BS on her the whole way. I told her that the Feds allow you to take possession after 72 hours if they have not called back and she said that she is aware of that but Academy will not honor this. I told her I know of situations where the feds have never called back to clear the person she said well he will never get the gun. I think they need to read the regs and get a better understanding sent him to another guy and he will pick his gun up on Saturday whether they are called back or not the hell with Academy Sports and outdoors they can close as far as I am concerned.
I bought 12 acres in Mississippi and I know that it is not holding deer but a sure have a variety passing through. They are Rice Bran addicts. They eat 50 lbs per day if I put it oout for them. I am hoping the food plot starts popping soon and fattens them up a little by bow season.
I am looking at buying a new shotgun and the Remington SPR 453 caught my eye has anyone had any dealings good or bad with this gun and what are the reviews on it.
"Crazy White Boy"
Looking for a pen to take my daughter and a couple of her friends on a hog hunt. I know there are some places available any help with this matter would be greatly appreciated.
Ok guys I need help. I had a deer loading rack made by a company out of Monroe La it attached to the sides of your rear basket and would fold neatly out of the way when not in use when needed you simply would pull two pins satnd it up and run you winch cable up and over the top this thing was awesome I bought it in 2003 at Natchez Cycle my 4 wheeler got stole and I have not been able to find a replacement for my new bike. If anyone knows of anything made similiar to this or of a used one I can buy please call me this thing was a must for anyone hunting alone alot. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
I think that face says it all. Parker Johns who is just 5 years old killed this 6 point buck this weekend with his 243 at 50 yards on his grandfathers land in Darrow La. Mr. Richard Waguespack which is his grandfather and his mom Kelli are surely proud of this guy. I think that look says that at only 5 years old he is as hooked as the rest of us and that soon deer will hide when Parker hits the woods.
I have been working alot and have not kept up with the issue the way that I should but being a good sportsman I want to know did Mississippi pass a new law that allows baiting deer in some counties?
What is the best Timers to use on my feeders Digital or Analog. I was wondering what has everyone else had luck with for lasting the longest. I bought a couple of the Texas feeders and they had Moultrie Timers they made one year and they needed to be changed I then bought a couple of the Remington Digitals and also one year and they are gone I now am testing the Remington Analog and was wondering if I am wasting my time. Any and all comments will be appreciated.
My Family is from Reserve and Garyville and I am sorry to say that the State has won the Battle.
State to force removal of hunting, fishing camps
Posted by River Parishes bureau June 04, 2007 9:52PM
By Victoria St. Martin
River Parishes bureau
Private hunting and fishing campsites built along a St. John the Baptist Parish canal more than 50 years ago will be removed by the end of the summer as the state turns the land into a wildlife management area that will be opened to the public.
After five years of litigation, with attorneys for the parish taking the case all the way to the Louisiana Supreme Court in February, the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries won the final battle.
The state's highest court denied an appeal from St. John and upheld a District Court decision from October 2006, effectively dissolving an injunction that prevented the state from removing the camps scattered on the Reserve Canal. The ruling gave the state sole ownership to the land, which had been donated to the state in 2001.
DWF spokesman Bo Boehringer said attorneys on both sides of the issue discussed a June 1 eviction date, but the ultimate goal is for all residents to remove the campsites by the start of the traditional hunting season on Sept. 1.
Boehringer said overnight stays are prohibited in the wildlife management area.
In a sportsman's paradise like Louisiana, state officials said the management area will ensure that the land will never be used for development.
"It will remain a natural habitat," said Boehringer, "with the same goal of each public wildlife management area: to never be developed and held in the public trust. It can be used throughout the year."
As for the campsites, Boehringer said it's the department's policy to prohibit private camps inside wildlife management areas because the goal is to return the area to the natural habitat and allow uniform access to all.
"Allowing anyone to have private camps gives them an undue advantage," he said. "It's uniform across the board."
If the private clubs do not remove the camps, state officials say they will demolish them.
"We have given them as much notice as possible to allow them to remove their property," said Boehringer, adding that the process would be punctuated by several notices before the camps would be destroyed.
Some of the camps were built by hand years ago and passed to generations of parish residents, supporters of the campsites have said.
The modest structures sit along the Reserve Relief Canal, which feeds into Lake Maurepas, in a section of the state's 67,000-acre Maurepas Swamp Wildlife Management Area.
About 91 percent of the land was sold in the summer of 2001 by the Lutcher and Moore Cypress Lumber Co. Ltd. to the Richard King Mellon Foundation, an environmental philanthropic organization based in Pittsburgh, and hunting club members, who rented the land, were given eviction notices, according to court documents.
St. John had argued that because it had been leasing and maintaining the Reserve Canal and a small strip of land around it since 1952, it has rights to the property. Club members turned their cabins over to the parish in 2002 and an ordinance was passed allowing the parish to lease the camps to the clubs on a monthly basis.
The state had been ready to remove the camps for years, but was blocked by an injunction issued by 40th District Court Judge Mary Hotard Becnel, who had said that until ownership of the land around the canal was established, the state couldn't tear down the cabins. An October 2006 decision ruled in favor of the state.
Now, out of the six hunting clubs that originally fought to keep the land, five campsites, with a total membership of about 100 residents, remain, said Catherine Leary, one of the attorneys who represented St. John in the case.
"The key issue for them has always been the swamp," Leary said of the hunting clubs. "They wanted it to be cared for and preserved for future generations."
Last week, Leary said the DWF had requested that her clients vacate by June 1, but Monday she said there was a misunderstanding about the moving date that has led to a slight delay.
The state "has given a short amount of additional time, but the move is in progress," she said.
A club member of Reserve Gun and Rod, Ricky Jacob, 58, of Reserve, said he's been hunting at his campsite since he was 5, a year after it was built in 1952.
As he prepared for his exodus over the weekend, he rattled off a mental checklist of items he needed to retrieve: bunks, pots, fans, a wood stove. The camp, he says, is bulging with "over 50 years of hunting."
"We are taking stuff out that we can salvage," Jacob said. "We still have a couple (of) things to get out and we hope that we'll get another week or two."
For Jacob, the change is agonizing.
"All my life has been at the hunting camp," he said. "We spent weeks at a time there, and it hurts. It's something we did all of our lives."
"Then, they came down and said, 'It's ours.' They don't care about the public," Jacob said.
State officials beg to differ.
Randy Myers, a DWF biologist manager, says the wildlife management area -- which will expand by an additional 1,600 acres with a $950,000 federal grant that was issued last month -- will protect wetlands and wildlife for the masses.
For the members of the hunting camps who have been trapping and fishing and hunting there for years, it's hard to let go of years of memories.
"At midnight (May 31), they go over to Wildlife & Fisheries," Dean Torres, 62, a Reserve resident and longtime member of Tatton's Hunting Club, said Friday. "The most important thing is that the swamp will still be there. That's the one thing we all agree with: that the swamp and wildlife is most
I guess I must have offended the powers that be I see my post was pulled. Because I let a few people know they were wrong for what they were saying about someone. I did not see any negative comments get posted so why was it removed?
Proud to have a 243 if you can't tell by the smile. Get the 85 grain Federal Premium Hollow point bullets and teach them to shoot high in the front shoulder and your work is done. The only deer she did not drop where it was standing she had a mosquito go up her nose and she pulled the shot and made a double lung shot @ 160 yards the deer ran 20 yards and left a trail that Ray Charles could have followed. The exit wound was probably close to 2" diameter. Stop knocking the 243 it is not the gun it is the choice of bullets and the person on the end of it.
This nice 8 point was caught slipping around Saturday evening at 4:45 pm. I shot him at 230 yards with the old trusted Browning 7mag the gun cracked and the deer fell and jumped back up and I shot him again and he fell and got back up. The long cut on his front shoulder he was quatering away on the first shot and I hit him with a Federal Premium 150 grain BTSP and it glanced off of his shoulder blade and ripped his shoulder. The second shot took both front legs out and he ran off on his back legs tracked him about 40 yards and found him hiding in a swampy bottom he would put his whole head under the water so I raised the gun and waited either for him to drown or raise his head and when he did I shot him in the neck. No blood or hair was found from either of the first 2 shots I was just confident that I had placed them where they needed to go. I have killed numerous deer with this gun and have never shot one high in the shoulder near the back bone like that and had them get back up. Anyways looking forward to the next hunt in Hancock County Mississippi. 15 3/4" inside spread 162 lbs.
Alecia Galatas killed this deer on Saturday evening during the youth hunt this is Alecia's sixth kill. She shot this doe at 163 yards with her Ruger Model 77 243 dropped in her tracks using the Federal Premium BTHP 85 grain bullets. I am proud of my daughter she does not miss she is six for six with her gun. Look out we are starting the season off right.
As you can see the smaller buck is young and would be allowed to walk for another season or two the bigger buck is definetly wall hanging material and was nicknamed sausage after this picture was taken. The area is not high fenced yet but has great quality. Good Management Goes Along Ways.
Is anybody doind any good around the hwy 11 bridge and the twin spans and where can I buy live bait in that area to fish this weekend.
Starting May 1st several tracks of land are coming available for lease in Louisiana those interested in bidding can find the site information at www.martco.com
I am going to tell you before you bid read the big note at the bottom this land is offered to still hunters only.