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March 04, 2013 at 7:18pm

Oct 1 can't get here soon enough

September 19, 2011 at 2:14pm

Brute!

July 05, 2011 at 8:28pm

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July 05, 2011 at 8:18pm

pics

June 14, 2011 at 6:36pm

Gettin ready for the soybeans...got a good burn on the plot

April 26, 2011 at 9:20pm

Just cleaned my rifles and locked them away in the safe. I always hate this day every year, but it won't be long before we get the bows out again!

It seems the still hunt / dog hunt discussions always start this time of year. I have had hunts interrupted by both dogs/dog hunters and still hunters who were roaming. I just think no matter what there will always be inconsiderate people who hunt. It is unfortunate that some may be surrounded by more of those inconsiderates than others.

Have a great off season everyone.

February 08, 2011 at 8:09pm

Trail cam may be same pic, not sure?? One thing for sure, I do not own any electronics with updated dates ! Trail cam pic actually sometime between Jan 8 - 15, 2011?? Deer harvested Jan 23.

January 24, 2011 at 6:57pm

The Season is upon us, few more days! Wanted to give everyone a quick review of the new Truth Cam 35. We only got them 3 weeks ago, but so far so good, the snap time is excellent, the picture quality is decent, the camera is easy to set up, it only has switches so no menu to go through, and it attaches to a tree very easily. Of course, only time will tell on its longevity...

September 27, 2010 at 11:33am

10 and 8

September 19, 2010 at 3:11pm

Need better image of this one

September 14, 2010 at 2:26pm

He has returned during the day

September 14, 2010 at 1:21pm

Anyone else think these could be the same bucks?

August 23, 2010 at 3:48pm

The unihorn

August 23, 2010 at 1:55pm

Checked out the clover plot last weekend where I installed an excluder cage in early March. The findings where quite interesting.

May 12, 2010 at 12:21pm

Anyone ever have a problem with the Trophy Ridge Carbon arrows? I now have 4 out of a new dozen that have broken tips from shooting into The Block, after around 50 shots for each arrow...Seems like they should last longer

September 29, 2009 at 7:46am

few more pics

September 07, 2009 at 8:50pm

Went this weekend to start food plot prep, and get the pics from the last month...hope to see these guys in Oct.

September 07, 2009 at 8:48pm

Anybody use one of these 3 point hitch rakes during food plot preparation? Any benefit to using one (silt loam soils)??

July 16, 2009 at 8:40pm

Took a pic of this bike on Tuesday while driving through Sulphur.

October 18, 2007 at 12:59pm
A comment titled: awesome in response to a report titled: Jimmy Kimmel & Duck Dynasty boys make fun of vegans

cant stop laughing

March 04, 2013 at 7:23pm
A comment titled: Will not effect imo in response to a report titled: Mississippi primitive weapons

Just as in the gun debate, people harvest animals, im sure there are anomalies in different parts of the state, but I am like mr guerin, we have plenty more deer than 10 years ago. I would look more towards regional land use for a reason numbers are going down. Intensely managed pine plantations have more of an effect on numbers in my opionion. The meat hunters I know are going to fill their freezer not matter what method they use.

February 21, 2013 at 12:41pm
A comment titled: Thoughts in response to a report titled: Deer dogs

I think it sounds great, in my opinion its not taking away anyone's rights, rather protecting others. No one should be told not to dog hunt, but just like there are still hunters who trespass, there are dog hunters who setup intentionally to run dogs across other's property. I have experienced an equal share of both, but while people can get ticketed for tresspassing, nothing will stop a dog crew from running someone else's land. I don't think this will solve the problem entirely, but its a step. I support it

February 27, 2012 at 6:31pm
A comment titled: Ferriday, LA in response to a report titled: Mount prices

Richard Jewell does great work for $225

December 25, 2011 at 3:24pm
A comment titled: Rancher in response to a report titled: Food Plot Prep

For some background you may not care about, I have planted iron clay peas and soybeans for summer plots the past 3 years. Just about every year, the deer would mow down the entire plots after only 3 weeks. I had read about Eagle Beans in a QDM article producing enough forage to keep up with browse pressure, so I decided to burn the extra cash to try em. It was only after I bought them that I read further into it and discovered the beans still needed 1.5 - 2 months to get kick started without browse pressure in order to produce max value. So then I looked into means of keeping the deer away. Of course the guaranteed method is fencing, electric or high, which I don't have the capital to fence all my plots, nor the time to put up and take down. So then I looked into Plotsaver, but it appears to be one of those products that gets half 5/5 reviews and half 0/5 reviews. I was about to try it as it is not that expensive, but I read on QDM Forum that some people have had success with scarecrows. So you see the pics I posted. I don't like making the blanket statement the scarecrow kept them away, but I will say my iron clay pea plot is already decimated (picture attached), and the trail cam had only taken two pics, none of deer. What I will say is next year, all my summer plots will have scarecrows. See the attached photos of my pea patch which shows the browse pressure.

May 24, 2011 at 7:25pm
A comment titled: Beans in response to a report titled: Food Plot Prep

This is the first time using the Eagle Beans and innoculating them. I have planted beans in the past w/o the scarecrows and inoculant only to have no crops after 3 weeks with the deer wipin them out. I am planning on giving these plots another 3 weeks or so, as long as i get another rain or two, and pulling the scarecrows. i am pretty shocked they have worked this good, the trail camera has taken two pics in three weeks - both armadillos..

May 23, 2011 at 11:46am
A comment titled: Soybeans in response to a report titled: Food Plot Prep

Beans doin well after 3 weeks, so is corn field

May 22, 2011 at 10:20pm
A comment titled: Done in response to a report titled: Food Plot Prep

Got the beans in the ground this weekend, built some scarecrows to try to keep em out for a few weeks to get established, who knows if it will work, but got the camera to see.

May 01, 2011 at 7:03pm
A comment titled: From WLF in response to a report titled: When to cut plots?

Clover Planting and Management

•Have a soil test done and follow the recommendations. Lime will probably be mandatory.

•Round-up or a generic Glyphosate can be used to get control of the grasses and broadleaf weeds, at first. The Glyphosate will get rid of most everything, but it may take a couple of treatments, especially with Bermuda grass. At this point, you don’t have to worry about protecting anything.

•Make sure that most or all of the plants in the opening are dead or severely burned. Spray again if needed.

•Begin disking after a couple of weeks. Make sure that the plant material and the soil are pulverized. May need to disk 2-4 times and spray with Glyphosate again to make sure that the grasses and weeds are under control. After disking, which kills surface plants, the seed bank in the soil is exposed, and this is what germinates after disking. The seed bank in the soil is the reason for spraying again.

•White clovers need to be planted between September and November. The seed bed needs to be well tilled. Complete any touch up disking that may be necessary. Try to plant a couple of days ahead of a rain, if possible.

•When planting white clovers small seeders need to be used, because the seeds are extremely fine.

•Follow the seeding rate on the bag, in most cases it will be around 5 lbs. per acre. Any more than the recommended rate is a waste.

•Once the seed has been broadcast, it needs to be covered lightly. Be sure not to harrow in too deep. Clovers only need to be covered by ¼ inch of soil. Dragging in with a section of chain link fence is perfect.

•During the first hunting season, the white clover is not as strong as it will be in future years. If you want to plant it with wheat or oats the first year that will add a component to the first year’s food plot. Do not mix with Rye Grass!

•Fertilized at planting with 8-24-24. Fertilize 2 weeks to a month after germination with 0-20-20.

•Every subsequent growing season you should begin spraying and mowing the clover in April or early May.

•For broadleaf weed control, spray clovers with 2-4D (B). To control grasses, spray Poast or Select. These should be sprayed separately about a day apart. Mixing rates and sprayer calibrations should be available with the products. Spray the clovers first, then, after giving the targeted plants about a week to die back, the plots can be mowed.

•Plots should be mowed every month to six weeks, or when the clover appears to be overtaken by weeds and grasses. You also may want to fertilize with 0-20-20 in spring and fall.

•Spraying may be required two or three times a growing season.

February 10, 2011 at 10:00am
A comment titled: clover and cutting in response to a report titled: When to cut plots?

I have a word document given to me by WLF that gives a step by step on clover plot establishment, Ill try to post it tomorrow, it has some pretty good info. My clover plots are only two years old, so I have not had that much experience, but I can say one mistake I made last spring/summer was waiting to long to do the first trim. When I did cut, the volume of grass was so much that the hay actually caught much of the herbicide I sprayed two weeks after the cut. The herbicide still worked fairly decent, but you can see today the clear rows where the hay was thickest and the herbicide didn't reach the freshly cut shoots.

February 09, 2011 at 7:16pm
A comment titled: New Gun and Food Plots in response to a report titled: I hate Today

And I think that gun will be the Browning X-Bolt Hunter, .270 WSM? But I have a 3.5 year old girl that keeps tellin me she wants to get her a deer, so that next gun might have to be the X-Bolt Micro Hunter, which is fine with me!

There is also the summer plot preparation, which starts this month with the liming, so that also helps too.

February 09, 2011 at 1:36pm
A comment titled: Story in response to a report titled: Quarry in Hand

Jim,

The story up to the kill is fairly boring, he was moving along the edge of my food plot shortly after shooting light taking a few bites, but at a steady pace, heading back to where I presume they bed. The .444 rolled him in place at about 70 yards. The funny part was gettin him in the buggy. We have another cart at the camp with the deer lift in the front which basically makes loading effortless, but in my excitement as I have never harvested one like this before, I was determined to load him on the R&T buggy in the pic. I had to stand in the back rack, grab his back legs, lift and lean back using my big azz body weight. Each time I leaned back, I had to hold and step back to get him up a little at a time, which eventually had me standing on the edge of the rack on the opposite side, as I began that final pull, I reached an unexpected breaking point, at which time I had to release the legs lest I wanted to pull the deer back off. After the release, I landed right where the deer originally expired, in a small pool of blood.

The taxidermist aged him at 7.5 years old! His back teeth were almost flattened to the jaw line. And unfortunately, we ended up tossing the meat as he had infection spots all over his body, I assume from years of fighting, possibly some buckshot from dog hunters. The meat had a rotten odor and a yellow tint in several places. I hope to have him scored soon.

Another great part of the story is it was my Dad's B-day, he was as excited as I was which made the event all the more memorable. Thanks again Dad, you made this possible.

January 25, 2011 at 5:53pm
A comment titled: Good Read in response to a report titled: News columnist now online

Enjoyed the column Josh, its funny your timing cause last weekend I had a few walk up on me moments after a hoot. I too was told this by some old timers and have seen it in the past.

January 13, 2011 at 12:10pm
A comment titled: Baiting in response to a report titled: Rice Bran & Corn

The DMAP biologist told my old club we were baiting too much, that the amount of food we had been providing above and beyond what deer are used to browsing could shift their movement patterns to mostly nightime. Now this wasn't a pile here and there, I'm talking about going from 20 spin feeders on 4000 acres circa 1996 to 60 spin feeders and at least 30 to 40--200 - 300 pound trough feeders by 1999.

December 29, 2010 at 11:49am
A comment titled: Deer Movement in response to a report titled: Where have the Deer gone?

Im in SW Mississippi, not far from you, its been a dead zone, except at night, sometimes a bright moon will do it. I've heard the same dead zone stories from all my buddies that hunt in St. Francisville.

December 23, 2010 at 11:11am
A comment titled: Kottemann Timber Services in response to a report titled: bobcat with shredder attachment

Try Kottemann Timber Services 504-234-6001

December 09, 2010 at 10:15am
A comment titled: Maybe in response to a report titled: dust bowl

Cross your fingers, we may get some this afternoon/evening!!! If not, looks like next week

October 19, 2010 at 2:26pm
A comment titled: teal in response to a report titled: Biloxi Marsh Teal

a bunch on the west end

September 24, 2010 at 12:08pm
A comment titled: Buckbusters in response to a report titled: Plot mix

Been using it for fall plots for 4 years with great success, we're using again this year

September 03, 2010 at 11:46am
A comment titled: Shots in response to a report titled: Same Bucks????

Nope, we never saw him last year from stand, in fact we quit getting pics of him last year around middle of Oct (if its the same deer) I am leaning towards it being the same deer mostly because the shape is too identical..like you said, could be brothers, i just noticed the ear..i had another buck on camera last year whose left eye would never reflect, I flung an arrow over his back opening day, he would be much easier to pick out and would hopefully be a 130ish..maybe ill have pics of him next week at the new camera location

August 23, 2010 at 9:59pm
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