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Anyone know a shrimper with some shrimp for sale in southeast LA. I live in Metairie and looking for 100 to 200 lbs of nice shrimp 21/25s or 26/30s. Would take some 16s also. Call me at 504/236-3519. Thx

August 18, 2015 at 3:26pm

Anyone know where I can buy 3 of the offshore style work life vest near the New Orleans area. Thx Jim 504-236-3519

August 17, 2015 at 11:00pm

Its a sad day in Louisiana as I write this. Beloved Lake Ponchartrain that I've grown up on and spent quite a bit of my life is dying so fast its unbelievable. My second favorite area that I've fished, crabbed and trawled for the past 30 years (Bayou Bienvenue)is dying just as fast if not faster than Lake Ponchartrain. U just can't shut water flow off to a tidal area and expect it to survive. This year there were no measurable shrimp that entered Lake Ponchartrain. Without food and tidal flow fish, crabs and shrimp can not and will not enter the environment. The Bayou Bienvenue area, Boh Brothers, Industrial Canal and Seabrook have been a mecca for trout and giant trout as long as I've been alive. Virtually no trout are caught in this region in summertime anymore. Right now the Bayou Bienvenue area including a large portion of Ship Channel all the way to Shell Beach are completely choked and dying from Salvina. Bottom line is condition of Lake Ponchartrain Basin is extremely poor and getting significantly worse daily. The rocks placed all around Lake Borgne with very few breaks in them for tidal flow and fish movement is killing all the ponds in these areas. Places that were incredible last year are dead this year with the latest layer of rocks closing almost every bit of water flow into marsh. The Corp has no idea what they're doing to get a balance on everything, don't care and can't be held accountable. If this problem ever becomes important enough to come to light they will be given billions to come up with another plan and implement it which won't work and just add another layer to the problem. I don't know what the answer is but I can tell you the great wall of Chalmette needs at least one more very large opening on ship channel, breaks in the rocks along Mr Go and shore of Lake Borgne. I think they need a 10 ft wide break every 100 yards or so or whenever there is any water behind rocks. Also rocks at end of Mr Go would need a decent size opening comparable to one needed at Chalmette wall to allow tidal flow to resume at a decent level.

July 31, 2014 at 4:53pm

How was your hunting season? I had another phenomenal season taking 1 hog and 2 does with bow first couple weeks. I let about 20 does pass after that then got a lucky break and killed a nice 17' wide buck stalking with bow in pure pine plantation. That was as good as it gets. I nailed another nice buck around 215 lbs two weeks before Christmas chasing a doe with my actual muzzleloader, when the smoke cleared he was right there. Then around Christmas I killed a mature 8 pointer 17' wide I had given a pass to last year hoping he would improve but he didn't. He came in working scrapes at 4:30 In afternoon. Since I was done with deer I switched gears and started stalking hogs on WMA's with my bow, muzzleloader, rifle and 22 magnum. I took some hogs with each weapon. I spent from after Christmas till about February 7 chasing hogs. It was awesome and I saw many giants but usually had 22 magnum so I didn't shoot, it just isn't enough gun for 200 to 350 lb boars. I did video quite a few with phone and shot 22 hogs with all weapons. I also had my most exciting but intense hunt ever. I slipped up on a legitimate 350 lb hog laying with sow in heat. There were 6 other boars between 180 and 240 lbs around her and when they would try to come in he would wear them out. I was only 20 yards away and there was lots of big hogs screaming and grunting. It was intense and I only had 22 magnum so I stayed hidden and enjoyed the show and yes I was very much on edge. I was about 2 miles deep, if all those boars would have got after me they would of never found anything left of me. Probably the highest my heart has ever raced. Hope y'all had a great season.

February 18, 2014 at 8:03pm

Looking to see what your favorite and most productive mineral or salt lick is. I haven't found 1 that I love that I can buy locally that works great. One or two that work good I can order but they are expensive plus you have to pay shipping and when you have 6 sites it gets expensive. Looking for the best lick for the best price.

August 04, 2013 at 9:10pm

It looks like Mississippi is going to eliminate all primitive rifles and allow you to use modern rifles all season long. I'm really saddened by this as I use to look forward to real muzzleloader season every year. Since the introduction of single shot rifle season the deer on most average clubs have taken a serious hit. Now let them use the good old 300 magnums everyday to finish decimating the herd. I hope they have a better direction than this but if they allow as many doe days as last year with any centerfire rifle it will be a sad day for me and mississippi deer on average clubs and lands. No amount of season or gun allowance will change the deer structure on large parcels of private lands where people choose not to shoot does and are over run with deer. What it will do is facilitate further decimation of the low deer numbers on average clubs, paper company land clubs with fair land, forest lands and WMA's. I've traveled to Mississippi for 26 years to hunt there for the bountiful game but the numbers are only 1/3rd of what they were just ten years ago in my region. Most everyone I spoke to wish it went back to a real muzzleloader season with one modern rifle doe weekend per year. The value of the hunt is being lost in my opinion. I wouldn't be opposed to modern rifle the whole season if season were shortened and only one doe weekend per year and issue doe tags to landowners who have too many deer although most of these landowners won't shoot them regardless of how many days they have to hunt. Please comment if you have any feedback, I'd like to know what other people think.

February 20, 2013 at 8:38am

I need a barrel for a browning gold 12 guage. Anyone bought a different barrel for theirs and have one for sale. Could even be a barrel damaged near end as I could make into a turkey gun. Thx Jim

February 05, 2013 at 7:22pm

Hey everyone I'm looking for a lightweight plastic auger approximately 1 1/2' to 2' in diameter about 12' long. I was thinking something in line out of some type of food processor or small product mover. If anyone knows where I may find these please let me know. Thx

January 09, 2013 at 7:44pm

Best use of your deer. I use to just cut backstraps and filets out my deer and use them in many different ways. I remember a conversation I had with a hunter I know who is a fine foods consultant for high end steak houses around the country. He has an old refridgerator in garage with eyebolts in top to hang his meat. He hangs his meat 33 days but he says it has mold on it but thats when it's at it's best. Well I split 2 of my bucks down the center of spine after cutting ribs off flush with backstrap. I then draped both halves over gray commercial food tub in fridge as I didn't have eyebolts and hooks. I left one for 12 days and one for 20. The one at 12 days was gorgeous and fabulous to eat. I didn't feel as good about the 20 day one as it was starting to get slimy but couldn't tell difference in taste. The steaks are so good my wife and daughter now want them instead of ribeyes. Key to making them great is let them defrost naturally then put some Dales steak marinade in a ziploc bag and put them on counter for about 2 hours then grill, you want meat at room temperature so poors open up to accept marinade and become more tender. The low sodium Dales didn't do well. I prepare the steaks by cutting them off half off spine with bone in with a haxsaw with a brand new medium tooth blade, works very well. I made my steaks 3/4' thick with the bone in. The ones at back end that incorporate filet are to die for but they're all good. You gotta try it but leave fat on backstrap to protect meat and you need to cut spine in half while hanging on gambrel. Good luck, if you kill a few deer you won't have to buy steaks again, awesome.

January 08, 2013 at 9:12pm

I've been having a good run on the bucks. Last year I got a few real nice bucks, one with my bow in Illinois and the big 8 right outside Brookhaven with gun during rut and lost a great buck over in Natchez. Starting off good this season arrowing this great 15 pointer in Illinois. He has 4 broken tines but still a warlord. He was chasing a doe and stopped him and made a great shot, he only went 10 or 15 yards. We think he's 6 1/2 so he's been around awhile.

November 10, 2012 at 8:19pm

Hunting lease going up and up. I've noticed that many of the timber companies are going up significantly on prices on their leases. Most of my friends and myself included lease from paper companies and have had substantial price increases. Most of these lands are of lower quality almost purely pine yet my friends leasing agent told him get ready as were going to raise your price till your at $20 an acre. This is absurd for pine tree land with marginal hunting and my friend told the guy I hope you enjoy hunting a lot of pine trees as everyone he knows will bail out. Some other friends and family had a large lease for over 25 years and just walked away from it this week as the timber company just pushed till they couldn't handle it any more raising lease prices every year and destroying food plots after being planted, impossible to keep members like this. My timber company has raised prices but not as bas as some others but when u think about it it's pretty bad. We lease around 300 acres from them yet there is only 2 acres total on all 300 that are clear or huntable, the rest is planted pine which you can't impede. Many of my friends are at the point if they raise again they will just go on a couple out of state payhunts a year. With the economy struggling you think they would be sympathetic towards hunters. I don't see most peoples income increasing in these times yet everything else is increasing dramatically. Please give me your take on your hunting lease cost and overall thoughts on your members. I feel hunting leases are like the real estate bubble, I think if they push the prices much harder the whole bubble will eventually bust. We're talking about the same companies that were happy to have us to put up gates and be good stewards of their land to keep lands from being vandalized and destroyed yet many have no respect for you when they cut and now they're trying to see how hard they can squeeze everyone for every dollar. Please give input as to the state of your lease and your opinion of whats going on.

June 10, 2012 at 9:20pm

Alright everyone I want to make my own premium fresh deer sausage. I deboned and deskinned meat and purchased Boston butt but need a good recipe or place to get sausage mixfrom near Metairie. I just want a good regular sausage recipe. Tried Winn Dixie as their fresh sausage is very good but butcher said it comes to them already made but didn't know from where. Thx for any help

January 11, 2012 at 5:35pm

Alright everyone I'm looking for some really good game cameras and looking for opinions. This is what I want in a camera. 1. Camera that takes good clear pictures day or night. 2. Camera that has fast trigger speed. 3. Camera that can take a second picture quickly, no 10 or 15 second recovery time. 4. Smaller bodied camera if possible. 5. Prefer camera that uses double A batteries than D batteries. 6. Camera that doesn't alert deer to its presence before taking picture (many cameras like Moultrie, Wild game emit red light before taking picture and deer is always looking at camera, I want a completely covert camera. I have a Swampghost and it's completely covert and fast can get 6 or 7 pics of a buck working a scrape and he never knows but range is very limited, good for scrapes or specific trails.) 6. Camera that has a good range. 7. Camera that is simple to use and very reliable. The camera that fits almost all these needs is the Reconyx but I would like to have 3 or 4 and Reconyx is just too expensive especially if one dissapears. Anyone have any good input on a good alternative. Thx Jim

January 04, 2012 at 10:21am

All I can say is I had a great week this past week. Started out taking my nephew crabbing in Lake Ponchatrain and we caught 101 crabs according to the counter I bought him, more than 50 were giant number 1 males. Two days later my friend called just before lunch and asked if I wanted to try the sacalait ( a bad day fishing is usually better than a good day at work except for the pay) so off we went. At 6 pm we threw the towel in with 85 fish in the box 54 sacs and about 30 of them were bigggg slabs and the rest bass, goggle eye and a few bream and yellow bass. Spot will not be divulged as it is not my spot but I drove less than an hour from Metairie. I stayed in the first time in 25 years opening day bow season to take my daughter to the fair friday night and had a great time. Saturday evening found 3 does and a fawn feeding on acorns under me but it was their lucky evening as I don't like shooting does in the evening as it makes for a long and worn out evening and I was hoping for a pig, i wouldn't have been so generous. Sunday morning I had 6 dear come up a different ridge feeding on acorns and I chose one of the yearling does over one of the mother does with a spot. A quartering away pass thru 19 yards at 7:35 am. put the first venison of the year in the chest which ran only 55 yards. Did not see a single buck but I usually only see juveniles opening week anyway. This gave me a chance to do some preventative maintenance on the camp. What are your thoughts on shooting 15 month old does (94 lbs) versus older monarch does which the three I saw and had shots on all weighed between 110 and 120. The old monarch does have spots with them, local game warden said to get some does off regardless just need numbers removed. I would rather shoot a doe without a spotted fawn than one with. Opinions ___________________?

October 03, 2011 at 9:42pm

I want to thank Louisiana Sportsman as I picked up a beautiful old handmaid cypress Armoire off sportsman from a guy near Port Vincent or Port Barry off Amite River. The piece is what I needed to complete my office/hunting room. It's beautiful.

July 28, 2011 at 11:45am

The thunder chickens are starting to get real vulnerable, the hens are leaving them to go to nest later in the morning. This is your chance as even the old unkillable boss can have a bad day in this scenario. Found some gobbling birds last 2 weekends and had them fired up but they wouldn't leave hens but they knew a new hot hen was in the neighborhood just 100 yards away. Snuck back at lunch to same spots as mornings and give a little yelp and get your gun ready as they come in quick. Called in 10 thunder chickens in the past two weekends, most with this scenario. Good luck and get out there as most people have given up and this is your chance to tag the most humbling quarry on the planet. Remember to slow down and listen and plan your strategy carefully and scale your calling way back. Also don't set up in a very open area where the gobblers can see real far or they will stand their ground and strut waiting for you to come to them, if they can see where the sound is coming from and can't see hen they are gonna hang up.

April 03, 2011 at 9:37pm

Wow turkey season is upon us and turkeys are gobbling already and have been for at least two weeks. Anybody out there need any gobbler fans to make gobbler decoys. I use full strut decoy when bowhunting with real gobbler fan. Well I cleaned out the freezer and have 11 mature gobbler fans I am willing to donate for decoy fans. You can take 2 of them and dry them out spread out and put them together facing each other on metal stake. No matter what side gobbler sees it from he sees gobbler in full strut. Easier to deal with than full strut decoy and 100% real and free if you come get two fans. Better hurry, turkey season is here.

February 28, 2011 at 11:04am

Went to classic weigh in and it was a great event, enjoyed very much. It's official KVD is the baddest fisherman on the planet. Wow, 5.6 lb average today for KVD. I catch alot of fish when I cover water in Catouatchie but never anything remotely resembling that weight, a 3 lb average is good for me. Awesome.

February 20, 2011 at 8:32pm

I was fortunate to tag another nice buck. I killed this nice 8 point this morning near Brookhaven. I've tried him a few mornings and every morning I tried sneaking in there he was there and would come over in the dark to investigate thinking I'm another deer, this is his core area right next to his bed. He just hangs out there early in am trying to intercept deer as they head back to pine thicket. Yesterday morning he busted me again and came right up to me to 20 yards and would snort and blow and grunt and make short hard stomping runs, this was the maddest deer I've ever encountered in thousands of deer, he thought I was another buck and wanted to tangle. He was upwind and he couldn't really get completely downwind and I had fresh rut buck urine from a buck from two weeks ago and would atomize it in the air to keep him from smelling me and when he would get a whiff of that he would get even madder. This goes on for 30 minutes and I'm just hiding behind pine tree hoping for daylight. He leaves ten minutes before daylight. This morning I got in there at 4 am to try to beat him there and it worked. At 5:15 I heard him running does about 200 yards northeast heading my way then silence. At 6:35 I heard him running does at 80 yards in cutover and they came in woods but couldn't see them very good and they headed towards big clearcut. I waited 2 hours then decided to sneak out to clearcut and stalk around it. I know the 2 main spots deer go when they go to clearcut and was scanning first one when I spotted an antler shining in the sun. He was tending a doe out in the 5 ft tall clearcut and was standing there lipcurling windchecking when they smell and turn their head real fast. Tried to shoot off sapling for support but he wouldn't move where I could see him so I snuck down edge and took 160 yard straight on freehand shot in the brisket. Flipped him in his tracks with the 270. A great 4 1/2 year old for my area, 90% pine tree timberland. He is 17 and 1/8' wide and 179 lbs. If anyone needs a beautiful cape I have way too many mounted, your welcome to it. Jim

January 03, 2011 at 6:28pm

Just picked my mount up from my friend. I told him to mount it as if it were your own no holds barred. I think it came out phenomenal, it looks much better than the picture. Enjoy.

December 20, 2010 at 10:32pm
A comment titled: Re: Lock on Stands in response to a report titled: Lock on Stands

On most of our WMA’s they’re are plenty good climbing trees. A climber is much faster and often lighter and safer. Also you can move locations much quicker. You leave loc ons and a good chance they will vanish. I can set up and climb a decent tree in under 10 mins taking my time, with a loc on I’m wore out and sweating, 3 times more work The other issue is the hot spot you found last week is cold because food changed or someone killed deer or there’s people in that spot. With a climber you can simply find another spot. Also the climber doesn’t advertise your spot. I would never put a loc on on one of my public honeyholes as they are too hard to find to give away all that info.

July 20, 2021 at 9:21pm
A comment titled: Re: Pearl River WMA in response to a report titled: Pearl River WMA

Go with a friend and have them drop you off on Interstate. If you have the will there’s a way.

November 09, 2020 at 8:46am
A comment titled: Re: River cats in response to a report titled: River cats

Would you share a little more info with me on river cats. Girl across street has 2 kids and wants to take them fishing. I will go with them but would like to take them somewhere where they could catch a couple. That sounds like a perfect outing. What river and did you bank fish or boat. I think you used shrimp. Thx for any help.

July 17, 2020 at 12:41pm
A comment titled: Re: Slot Red Funk in response to a report titled: Slot Red Funk

I don’t know what to tell you, I rarely catch a red at Delacroix under 22-23”. Most are 24-29”. Spots like lake Lery, Grand Lake, Lake Batola and pretty much anywhere between launch and Lake Campo will have 20-30” reds. On low tides they usually pull out the shallows and go to slightly deeper water. Everyone me included is catching easy limits just about everywhere right now. Tropical storm Crystobal brought in better water on both sides of ship channel along with tons of reds. Try running till you see some good clear water with cleaner bank and not so much snot grass. Fish the marsh edge with some kind of spinner with shad color body or weedless secret spoon. Fish slightly deeper edges with clear water. They are there.

July 15, 2020 at 7:21pm
A comment titled: Re: Elmers/Grand Isle Surf Fishing in response to a report titled: Elmers/Grand Isle Surf Fishing

Awesome report. I have surf fished there a lot and I’ll tell you what works good for me if you want to fill the basket. I like double rigged split tail root beer beetles H and H and next would be double rigged shrimp creole Or ultraviolet matrix shad. You won’t catch many real big trout on this but you will fill basket quickly. Once you hook one real that fish slow until you get a second. The first fish attracts many more so you should be able to double a lot. The root beer beetles resemble brown shrimp very well. I know I’ve caught over 10,000 specks on them.

July 12, 2020 at 10:25am
A comment titled: Re: Prop Damage in response to a report titled: Prop Damage

Good chance you roasted the seal on the shaft and housing. I would definitely reseal lower if not you may destroy everything in lower then your bill will go from a few hundred to a whole lot. That prop is toast, if you run it the vibration would destroy everything.

June 24, 2020 at 9:29pm

The back levee canal AKA the dyke canal is a pretty good spot. That’s the long straight canal 300 yards before locks on right. Usually you’ll catch better crabs outside the locks. Go thru the second lock which is the guillotine lock in the big wall. Try in bayou b itself just past guillotine or turn right and fish anywhere on right. If you have a depth finder I like to keep nets 6 to 9 ft this time of year. They move out shallows during day to a little deeper water. It doesn’t need to be this spot this is just basic area. In bayou 100 yards north or in ship channel to south west. All good area. Like fishing you need tide movement otherwise it will be slim pickings.

June 24, 2020 at 9:22pm

Yes. Doing well about 100 in a couple hours with 18-24 nets. Plenty big ones today.

June 19, 2020 at 8:39pm
A comment titled: Re: Versamax Bolt in response to a report titled: Versamax Bolt

I’m not a cork man don’t even have them in my boat but I’d bring them back and get a replacement. For what they charge should last quite a while. Good luck.

April 15, 2020 at 6:26pm
A comment titled: Re: Fishing with Kids in response to a report titled: Fishing with Kids

Growing up as a kid we had a campnon Chef and a friend has a camp on Lake Catherine. We would fish all weekend off the dock and catch all the fish we wanted, mostly croakers. It’s sad that the croaker has been allowed to become endangered species maybe even extinct in Louisiana in a fish big enough to eat. Commercial fishing of the species wiped the breeder stock out. This was the greatest fish for kids, ladies, bank fisherman and anyone who needed fish for dinner. You may try pier In Mandeville, my brother took his boys in boat right near pier in evening with long shank perch hook, 3/8 ounce weight with small piece of peeled shrimp and caught as many fresh water cats as they wanted. These are the good eating cats. I use to catch the croakers in Lake Ponchatrain at Lake Villa whenever I didn’t have enough trout. All you wanted same at Lake Catherine and Star Bayou and the croaker hole at the Chef, the boats would line up and everyone caught a box of croakers for dinner. Miss those days. Good luck

March 29, 2020 at 9:15am

Our trout are overfished and limit and size should have been adjusted when Mississippi made the change. With that being said the bigger issue is habitat or loss of. I’ve been fishing speckled trout in Lake Ponchatrain and Bayou Bienvenue area for 40 years. Almost the entire lake Pontchartrain basin is not even habitable for speckled trout most of year. Parts of Bayou b and the ship channel have trout in the winter and trestle gets a little taste of trout here and there but that’s it. It’s just getting worse all the time.

February 13, 2020 at 6:09pm
A comment titled: Re: Rabbit hunting in response to a report titled: Rabbit hunting

Depends on where you located and where/how far you willing to travel and if you have a place to stay somewhere. All the WMA’s and refuges along the river basin are great. The Red River/Three Rivers complex aka Richard Yancey. Bayou Cocodrie, Buck Horn, Big Lake, Sherburne just to name a few. Get your hunting book out and look at WMA’s in your region and go try. I recommend not going while deer season open but before and after. Most deer seasons are closed or closing soon. Also some places if along river subject to flooding so look at hydrograph for that particular place before going. No better way to learn a place than put a couple miles under foot squirrel hunting. Also try to hunt a different section each time to learn places, by doing this you’ll often stumble upon honey holes for deer, hogs, wood ducks and squirrels.

January 13, 2020 at 3:33pm

Wow that is awesome on the turkeys. I haven’t seen any turkeys there in 2 years. I have a big Ridge I’ve seen turkeys on for 20 years but not in the past 2 years. There’s plenty woodies and squirrels there perhaps Mandevillian needs a few more trips to master them. Them woodies are fast ya need to set up in a slight opening and get on south side and face north. When I do that I limit every time. Also don’t hunt spot multiple times, have at least 3-4 spots and rotate them. If your in solid timber with no opening most guys just sky bust and are extremely unsuccessful.

January 01, 2020 at 9:36pm
A comment titled: Re: Rabbit hunting in response to a report titled: Rabbit hunting

Boy not many places still have rabbits. Most WMA’s have matured where they have little to no briars to hold rabbits coupled with high coyote populations. Rabbits are extremely rare on WMA’s I hunt. I’ve seen 1 rabbit all season where I used to see probably 50 to 100 or more. Most every WMA I go to that is not Marsh has plenty squirrels.

January 01, 2020 at 9:00pm
A comment titled: Re: Hog? Deer? in response to a report titled: Hog? Deer?

Either a giant hog or a nice cow. If it’s a hog you might need a bigger gun.

November 04, 2019 at 1:44pm
A comment titled: Re: Joyce/Maurepas WMA in response to a report titled: Joyce/Maurepas WMA

I don’t feel the deer hunting is near as good on Joyce as Maurepas. They run Joyce pretty hard with dogs and use mud oats during high water to access almost all of it.

October 17, 2019 at 5:20pm
A comment titled: Re: Joyce/Maurepas WMA in response to a report titled: Joyce/Maurepas WMA

They have some nice bucks I n Maurepas but they are tough swamp bucks. The challenge is to find a place to park your vehicle safely to enter a good area. Better than average chance if you park near Ruddock on 51 the trash will break into your vehicle while you’re out. Maybe not first or second time but eventually they’ll get you. I don’t believe they are allowing you to park on side of I 10 anymore but someone may be able to clarify. The game is there getting to them is the challenge. Good luck

October 16, 2019 at 6:00pm

You may want to try Manchac for some catfish. Get on lower rd old 51 and cross bridge from Middendorfs to south side of channel. There’s some good spots to fish in channel on south side of pass. Some small pieces of smelly shrimp with about a 3/8 oz weight and a long shank perch hook works really well on the blue cats. Use small piece of shrimp and peel it. Bring the family and some turkey necks and they can catch some crabs while you catch some fish. They blue cats bite well but are super slick and a challenge to catch that’s reason for long shank perch hook.

August 19, 2019 at 7:22pm
A comment titled: Re: Who Dat Goona Eat Dem Fish-Not Me!! in response to a report titled: Who Dat Goona Eat Dem Fish-Not Me!!

That’s not a very pretty picture you’re painting. A large source of extra water and nitrates coming down river I s a result of ethanol fuel. When gas prices shot up to nearly four dollars a gallon, demand for farmland doubled as price of corn nearly doubled. Many of the farms along the length of the Mississippi had CRP fields of native grasses and trees. Most of these are on hillsides adjacent to large flat fields. These CRP fields were under contract thru government for approximately $50 acre not to plant and leave in native grasses and trees. These grasses and trees captured a lot of the water and nitrates, phosphates, lime etc that runs off field. Most of these CRP fields being hillsides have creeks or streams at bottom. These flow into local rivers which eventually flow into Mighty Mississippi. When fuel prices soared to $4 gallon with great Al Gore ethanol disaster, many of these CRP fields were bulldozed and turned into marginal farmland which allows tremendous runoff. Landowners were offered around $240 acre in Illinois for farming rights to this land when prices were artificially escalated for ethanol. So you add all this water flowing off all these farms filled with fertilizers and pesticides injected into water stream and you see why we have rising rivers. We need to find ways to contain water and let it soak back into earth rather than shed it into streams.

July 09, 2019 at 11:26pm
A comment titled: Re: Bow hunting on WMAs in response to a report titled: Bow hunting on WMAs

I’m not a Sherburne guy but hunt and have hunted many WMAs with excellent results. Internet scouting isn’t gonna get you what you need. If you are serious start looking at google earth. The key is to find a unbroken section with no trails. Print some maps and highlight about 4 to 8 areas like that. February is an awesome time to go walk and scout these as all sign is there, very few people in woods, it’s cool and you can tote a 22 magnum and get you a few hogs. A good gps and the ability to use it well is worth its weight in gold. February is boots on the ground scouting month if your serious. You find fresh buck sign in February and you have a great spot for next year as you know he survived and he’s gonna be a year bigger.

January 17, 2019 at 5:47pm
Boutte, LA

I have 2 antique outboard motors. No they don’t run. Would be great for display or mailbox. First $100 cash gets both. Located in Metairie. Jim 504-two three six-3519

June 12 at 9:54am