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Went and scouted the pool this afternoon, the water is down. Hopefully we get some rain in the near future, so all boats can fish. Not even sure if u can pick up ur boats @ all launches. Will see.

March 13, 2011 at 9:03pm

There is a new gun shop open in Lake Charles. It's called Freedom Firearms. It's located just south of I-210 on Ryan Street. It's on the East side of the road across the street from Pumpelly's Tire and just south of the big Whitney bank. This place is really cool. They have pistols, rifles, shotguns, tactical weapons, home defense weapons and ammo and knives. The owner is always there and they seem to be the most knowing people I have talked to about guns. They specialize in hard to find weapons, they really can get you anything. They also buy and sell used weapons too I think. Go check them out. Good people.

March 07, 2011 at 9:30pm

Does anybody out there have any information on what the deer hunting is like at Sabine Island WMA. With gas hitting $4 a gallon, I'm looking for places closer to home. I've never heard anything about this place so anything you could tell me I'd appreciate.

July 17, 2008 at 10:49am

I just got this link, I think it is the latest and greatest news on what our ducks are doing up North. I hope we get some good weather this year to push them down. I hope a liberal doesn't get voted into office! CUT EM ALL BOYS!

June 22, 2008 at 5:00pm

Hey boys, how is everybody doing? I know I am pumped up about duck season. Before you know it we'll be swatting skeeters and blasting some blue wings. Shortly after that it'll be on with the big ducks. Reports look decent for us and I think we'll have another good year. I can't wait to start brushing blinds and running the marsh before light. The trusty 870 is ready, as always, the dog is another year older, but there are some more great memories to be made before either of them retire. All that stands in the way of all of us and the opener is some fine fishing and a few deer to be taken with the old stick and string. It's going to be another great year, because we are in America and we'll be throwing steel out of the old scatter guns. Good luck to all. I CAN'T WAIT!

June 19, 2008 at 9:00am

Hey boys. I'm stationed up in North Carolina right now, and in early November my 5 years in the USMC will be up and I'll be back in Lake Charles, LA. I can't wait. It'll be my first full hunting season in 5 years. I'm pumped up. I gotta keep my shooting skills, so I shoot my fishing bow all the time. Those suckers put up a good fight after you stick em. Shooting them is the easy part, getting them into the boat is the challenge. I got that softshell turtle in Japan when I was stationed there. Got the turtle shooting fingers with a recurve but I normally shoot a compound with a realease for fish and deer/hogs. I love taking anything I can with a bow. Take it easy and enjoy the pics. I'm on the far right with the LSU visor on holding the bow. --COONASS

May 17, 2008 at 4:46pm

I just want to know everybody's opinion on the best 4 wheeler out there. I know this is a touchy subject, but who makes the best bike in your eyes? I ride a 2007 Honda Foreman, 4x4, manual shift, and have a set of 26 inch Maxxis Zilla tires. To me, the bike can't be beat. I can get through anything, it's very dependable, extremley strong, and comfortable. I think Honda makes the best bike out there. What do you think? The worst in my eyes is Arctic Cat. Just my opinion.

April 01, 2008 at 11:32am

Has there been a crowd at Sabine on Wednesday's? I know there have been decent numbers of people on the weekends, just wondering if anybody is showing up during the week. Been killing any birds out there? It's been good for me and my family in Bell City.

December 02, 2007 at 3:12pm

I was wondering when the rut will kick off in Red River/Three Rivers WMA area? I can't tell what's going on.

November 18, 2007 at 9:35pm

I was able to get this hog at home on leave in June before deploying to Iraq. I'm out here right now. I have been in the Marine Corps for 4 years, and this is going to be the first hunting season I have missed. I know my brothers will keep me posted, but I'm think I'm going to have withdraws. I am usually in the blind or in the stand almost everyday, but not this year. Shed some blood for me guys and make some good memories too, I certainly wish I could be out there with ya'll doing it.

August 12, 2007 at 12:09am

This is a couple of reasons I hunt in Louisiana. Besides the obvious that I am from Louisiana and was raised here. There is great success to be had out there if you just do your homework.

January 16, 2007 at 3:40pm

Just wondering if any ducks are being killed in the Bell City Homewood area. I've been stationed overseas for 2 years and I'll be home around Christmas and I'm ready to hunt. Our farm is off the Bell City ditch. Any comments appreciated.

December 13, 2006 at 10:24pm

Great reports of where we hunt in Homewood. Lots of ducks. Limited out in 14 minutes opening day and not too much longer on Sunday. All good birds, mallards, pintail, and both greenwing and bluewing teal. We passed on the spoonies, but of course they were there too. Anybody hunting in the Homewood/Bell City area have any luck. I own the land I hunt on, and wanted to know if the neighbors had the same luck. I live on the Calcaseiu River and like to hunt woodies there in the afternoon, it looks like they are in abundance too. Hoping for a great season. Good luck to all.

November 15, 2005 at 2:44am

1. Flathead
2. Mud Cat
3. Blue and Channel

I have found the key to eating yellow(mud) cats is to only keep them if they were caught in moving water. A canal or river is fine, but not a farm pond. And the second thing I do with every catfish is cut the blood line and all the fat off of the fillet. Makes all the difference in the world.

March 25, 2009 at 11:23am
A comment titled: Pass Throughs in response to a report titled: RAGE BROADHEADS?????????

I can't imagine how ya'll broke 4 arrows. I have broken an arrow on a hog before. Both deer I have shot this year were pass throughs. The first with a Muzzy, then my bow went out of tune, switched to the new Trophy Ridge UNDERTAKER and that head sure does a number on them. Pass through, great blood, deer only went 40 yards. I have also shot both deer this year inside of 10 yards, but I know I would get a pass through no matter the distance. Confusing, b/c I have heard so many good things about the Rage heads. What kind of arrows are ya'll shooting?

October 03, 2008 at 5:00am
A comment titled: ?no? in response to a report titled: Life Jackets in a Go-devil

I'd say no b/c a go-devil technically isn't an outboard

September 30, 2008 at 11:44am
A comment titled: bow builder in response to a report titled: Primative archery and bow building

I know a guy in the Lafayette area who has built some beautiful bows. Let me know if you want me to put you in contact with him.

July 16, 2008 at 1:29pm
A comment titled: Hey in response to a report titled: Trail camera issue

Hey John, I'm glad to hear your cam is working good now. I'm ready for bow season in September over here in NC. I'll be back on Nov 7th. Can't wait to see you man. Take it easy. PRESTON

July 03, 2008 at 6:30am
A comment titled: awesome in response to a report titled: Louisiana Deer Hunting

That is an awesome web site and something like that is a long time coming. I can't wait to get the DVD. Incredible. My hats off to those guys. Great job.

July 02, 2008 at 11:22am
A comment titled: walk it in response to a report titled: lillies

If the grass comes above water level a good bit, we always walk it with machetes or with gas hedge clippers and go to town. A couple of guys can knock out a couple a ponds in one day. Then we just run the go-devils around in them for a while until they look nice. Our marsh grows up every summer. But we have it sprayed in the summer via crop duster, then we go in before teal season and cut the ponds like I said earlier. Works good for us, plus gets you out of the house and you get some good exercise. Bring water.

June 30, 2008 at 8:38am
A comment titled: Toss Up in response to a report titled: Duck Call

It's a toss up between Haydel's DR-85 or the Primos Wench. Both are outstanding calls and I use either one. Both are on my lanyard. It's which ever I grab first, I never go for one or the other. They both blow wet, sound great, and can do it all.

June 19, 2008 at 1:46pm
A comment titled: speed in response to a report titled: bow?

You definately need to get down to a poundage where you can shoot comfortable. If that means getting a new bow, then that's the nature of the beast. I love my Bowtech. Great bow, binary dual cams. Great system, smooth and ultra quiet. Biggest thing to remember when shooting bows, I think a lot of people don't realize this: Speed doesn't kill, accuracy does.

June 19, 2008 at 11:37am
A comment titled: GreenHeadKiller in response to a report titled: Help!!!!!!!!

Hey man, I agree with you that it is an over used calling technique, but when used properly can really make them drop the landing gear. All I really use is a greeting, come-back, single quack, and a little feed call here and there. I think most people's biggest problem is not knowing when to call and when to just shut up. If they are coming, just let them come, if they are leaving, a come back. Silence is the best answer sometimes. It all comes with experience.

June 18, 2008 at 7:33am
A comment titled: how to in response to a report titled: Help!!!!!!!!

I just say tucker tucker tucker tucker, and then get faster as you progress. Practice makes perfect. You've still got time to get it down before the opener, if not, just get one of those feed call shakers.

June 17, 2008 at 6:20am
A comment titled: ? in response to a report titled: What is that?

It's to high up to be a coon or anything of that nature. Maybe a bear standing up? Heck I don't know. Makes me wonder.

June 17, 2008 at 6:17am
A comment titled: good luck in response to a report titled: Wanted ..Honda Foreman or rancher 4x4 ES

I don't think you will find either of the bikes you are looking for in that price range, but good luck doing so. There are a few in the classifieds on here.

June 10, 2008 at 5:38am
A comment titled: yeah in response to a report titled: BOW FISHING

Hey John, yeah we will have to hurt some deer and some ducks this year. I hope the ducks are cooperating like they did all year last year, except the day you showed up. They must have been scared. haha. take it easy bro. I'll see you when I'm out

May 20, 2008 at 4:52pm
A comment titled: yeah yeah in response to a report titled: BOW FISHING

yeah I just googled the images and ya'll are right, sting ray is the front one and cow ray is the other 7 of em. my buddy had one so big it broke is 250 lb test bow line

May 19, 2008 at 5:26pm
A comment titled: locals in response to a report titled: BOW FISHING

The locals told us that is what they were. The big ones in the back are spawning right now. You could go out and shoot a hundred of them if you wanted. We get the ray, the one up front up in the creeks hugging the salt grass. They do have spikes down their back. The ray up front is better eating than those big suckers in the back, but they are funner to shoot. I'm used to shooting fish, this is a nice change of pace. Those suckers put up a FIGHT! --COONASS

May 19, 2008 at 5:14pm
A comment titled: flathead in response to a report titled: Wierd Catfish!!??

Definately a flat head. Best eating catfish out there. Looks nothing like a mud cat.

May 19, 2008 at 9:30am
A comment titled: i love it in response to a report titled: We Du Bowfishing Right!

Bowfishing for life. It's my favorite summer hobby, next to enjoying a few cold beverages. Keep it up. We'll meet up when I get back and put it on em. --COONASS

May 18, 2008 at 7:55pm
A comment titled: alright in response to a report titled: BOW FISHING

They are ok. A lot like scallops. Skin em like catfish and then get 4 big fillets like on a flounder. Cut up real small and grill or fry like you would scallops. Not bad but nothing to write home about either.

May 17, 2008 at 5:06pm
A comment titled: dog control in response to a report titled: RMS leases

I read every year and it never fails, the debate always comes out between dog hunters and still hunters. I don't think that still hunters have a problem with dog hunters themselves. I know I don't. The problem arises when the dogs cross property lines, ruin hunts and the list goes on. I think that if there was more control over the dog, then more people would not be so against dog hunting. I have never had a bad encounter with a dog while hunting, but if I did, maybe I would have a different view on the topic. I know a couple of buddies that have almost had deer in their crosshairs or looking at them through their peep site and then comes the baying and then runs off the deer. A minute or so later, here comes the hounds. They don't go for dog hunting, b/c we hunt on our own private property, and the dogs were running deer on our land. I'm not going to shoot somebodies dog. But I know some guys who said they would. I don't think that is the answer. If you control the dogs more, there will be a lot more hand shakes and a lot less middle fingers flying. I don't know how the dogs can be controlled though. That is just my take on the subject.

April 10, 2008 at 9:43am
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