Been horrible on Big Lake this week. Noone has been catching anything including couple my buddies that guide. I dont know what changed the lake.Cold front might have messed this up. Reports are millions of glass miniows on the lake so fish are not needing to eat lures.They are fat and full. O well looks like Ill go to Dulac this week. Road trip! Anyone having any luck on Big Lake at all?
Man o man, been rough. Been scouting for last 2-3 weeks havent heard anything gobble yet. BUddy says he saw a gobbler with some hens thats about it. We found some tracks but not one person ive talked to has even heard something gobble. Anyone hearing anything? Dont need details , just was wondering. I figured all this warm weather would have them cranked up. I think they are with hens and they havent broken up yet. I at a lost for words, dumb founded.
Ok , so I getting bored with this show called LASTV. Fishing and Fishing and more fishing, with guide after guide after guide. Why not, venture outside of the 'marsh' and gulf. Venture north just alittle above I10, hate for you guys to get lost. BUT you name does say, 'LOUISIANA' sportsman TV , or maybe Im seeing things. Goofy Sam please stop trying to make us laugh, you cant. How bout something else for a change, like some hunting, and freshwater dare I say fishing. Thanks LOVE the show!!!
Was wondering when do you guys start to hear gobblers gobble in Louisiana? Late March have been the dates for me. Was wondering and this would be North La for me.
Just so you guys know, MudBuddy Surface Drive are coming out with a reverse this yr!!!Talked to a guy about some parts that works for mudbuddy, and he comfirmed it! HECK YEA !!
Hey Guys , I wanted to know if anyone has any spots for a turkey hunter in the spring. I would pay to hunt, I dont want to Deer nor hunt anything else. Im just looking for a place I can come and turkey hunt in the spring. March-April. Also looking for a kid friendly christian place. Thanks Please PM me.
http://www.kmsstv.com/news/duck-hunters-arrested-for-burning-down-duck-blinds O NO. look want some yanks did. Lucky they not down here on the coast! HAHAHA.
Hey guys wanted to give you a report on the Bay. Wanted to make a quick trip not to far from the house. Me and my wife and 2 daughters went out this morning and caught 6 nice reds. Girls had a blast. Remember, we all enjoy fishing with our buddies, but seeing kids faces light up even better!
As most of you have seen or heard of this issue that has caused quite a stir between the duck hunting community in this state. Especially with our over 7000 members we have in Louisiana. In the July LDWF commission meeting, it was voted to give all of the state license funds to DU. Delta has been given a portion of the money since 2003. There were many rumors that our proposals were weak and so on. Our programs are stronger than ever as was our proposals! These rumors are false and we have been setting the record straight with all our volunteers since. Delta has also questioned how DU could get 100% of the funds when only asking for 75%. Two years ago Delta received $167,000.00 from our great state. This money means a great deal to all our programs. Since this meeting many of our volunteers have been talking to State Representatives, Senators, and Robert Barham himself. Delta has been looking into how all of this took place as well. Anyway, I writing to tell you that a public hearing has been set to investigate the process of the appropriation of these funds. The date is set for November 5th and Rob Olson will be flying down. Bryan King will be there and we inviting all of you to ride down to Baton Rouge that morning with your Delta shirt on if you can. We would like to have as much Delta support there as possible. The time is set for 9:30 a.m. and the location is yet to be determined. The following is a letter from Delta: Dear Louisiana Delta Waterfowl Volunteer, As you likely know, Delta has been the recipient of Louisiana funds generated by hunting license sales since 2003. The decision making body that awards these funds is the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries (LWF) Commission. For the first five years, Delta received roughly $115,000 per year in support of predator management. For the last two years, the LWF granted funds to Delta in the neighborhood of $167,000. These funds were used to support Adopt A Pothole (AAP) and Alternative Land Use Services (ALUS) policy work in Canada to enhance and conserve waterfowl habitat. This partnership with Louisiana has been instrumental to the success of these programs. Louisiana has been our largest state conservation partner and we have been extremely grateful for their generous support. On 8 July 2010, the LWF Commission met to hear proposals from both Delta and DUC (Ducks Unlimited Canada) to allocate the license sale proceeds for the next two years. Delta’s proposal requested 50% of the proceeds for our work on ALUS and AAP— similar to the grant we received for the past two years. After reviewing proposals by both Delta and DUC, senior LDWF staff made the recommendation to the Commission that 100% of the funds should be given to DUC. After a series of motions and proposals, the Commission voted 4-3 in favor of granting DUC 100% of the proceeds for the next two years. While we are certainly disappointed with the result, we are just as concerned about how the decision unfolded. Senior LDWF staff members were guests of DUC to tour projects in Saskatchewan last September. While Delta has extended similar invitations (during the breeding season), LDWF staff chose not to see how their investments in ALUS and AAP were being used to benefit breeding ducks. As such, we are concerned that LDWF staff could not fully grasp the progress that had been made in the most recent grant period nor were they in a position to fairly evaluate our future work. We strongly believe that Delta’s programs represent the innovation that is much needed to address the continuing loss of wetlands and low duck production in Prairie Canada. Adopt A Pothole is not only the most cost effective way to permanently conserve wetlands across the Canadian Prairie Pothole Region, it is also the largest easement program. In addition, AAP is the only easement program which focuses on the small wetlands that are most vulnerable to loss and the most important to duck production. Finally, ALUS is the potential fix for Canada’s long-term and ongoing habitat and duck production problems. It is clear after seven decades of conservation programming in the Canadian Prairies that a CRP-like policy initiative is needed to address habitat loss at a large scale. Delta’s suite of programs represent new approaches that provide real hope for Louisiana duck hunters; primarily, that there is a pathway to a healthier Canadian “duck factory” and larger fall flight. We wanted to provide this information to you as you are an important part of Delta Waterfowl in Louisiana. While we are disappointed in this setback, we are determined to continue to press on and re-submit a proposal to the LWF Commission in two years. Thank you for all you do on Delta’s behalf! Sincerely, Rob Olson John L. Devney President Senior Vice President Rumor has it that DU and some state 'good ol boys' meet behind closed doors. Some deals where made, to the effect that DU would do some 'habit improvements' to their private land. That wouldnt happen ,now would it?
This tells you who supported Delta and who voted to cut Delta out of the funding: Now all your LA duck stamp money goes to DU 100% Jimmy Anthony, Assistant Secretary, made the recommendation for 100% to DU. Commissioner Morrow immediately moved for a 50-50 split which was seconded by Commissioner Sagrera. Commissioner Ronald Graham(whom is a ex-du chairman/DU is working to better improve his private hunting land) offered an amendment to change it to 100% DU, which was seconded by Commissioner Voisin. Discussion ensued. There were only 3 public comments: 2 from DU volunteers and 1 from Bryan King of Delta. They voted 4 - 3 against 50:50 split and the same 4-3 for 100% to DU with Commissioner King joining Sagrera and Morrow supporting the 50:50 split. DU went into the meeting only asking for 75% but our GOOD OL boys voted to give DU 100%. Larry Reynolds,Ronald Graham,and Steve Oats are anti Delta. The LDWF commision took the offer to be flown up to memphis headquaters and Canada to see DU projects. (wined and dinned) DeltaWaterfowl offered to do the same, to show PM, Hen House program and other projects, but our commision REFUSE and will not go. Sounds like good ol louisiana politics and DU bought some votes with private land 'habitat' work. Where does your hard earned money go, for the ducks or big fancy office, where they give the money to private 'habitat' land owners?