It was with great sadness that I had to take my 12 yr old lab Sandy to be euthanized today. She came to me exactly 12 yrs ago as a mere pup. With a lot of training, she became an obedient friend and hunting companion. She retrieved my son's first ducks, and the first mallard I ever shot. I mounted the last mallard that she retrieved 2 yrs ago. She also became a star for 'SwampDogs & Friends'....
Wayne, 'Sr Mallard Mafia' member and 3 non-members hammered the greenies & co again at 'Thunder Dome' on Mallard's End on Monday am. The onslaught continues in sw MS...It don't get any better than this!
Dec 4 & 5....The duck rain continued!! 'Mallard Mafia' was at it again with a 4 man limit of 48. Mallard's End is living up to it's name so far this season! Clint, Chase, Wayne, & John all were on target these days....
Thanksgiving weekend was a blast in sw Ms! LITERALLY!! Ducks were dropping all day long after the Friday front. Not all the ducks we harvested are even pictured here. The 'Mallard Mafia' was in all the right spots this weekend..
I have an La Traveler that has set up for 2 yrs with a full tank of gas. What is the best way to dispose of it? In the past, I have mixed fresh gas with some old and gone with it. Thoughts on mixing in some Stabil water remover, pumping out half that gas and refilling with fresh ETHANOL FREE gas???
I just ordered a 24" 12ga turkey barrel for my Encore. Planning on getting a Primos Jellyhead choke to shoot out of. Just wanted to get some ideas about various ammo that others are using and what success or failures you have. I'm leaning towards the 2.75" Winchester Supreme with #5 shot at this time. The Encore barrel is only chambered for a 3" shell.
This will be the 44th Super Bowl.
Obammie is the 44th President of the US.
The Super Bowl will be 44 days from Christmas Day,2009.
The New Orleans Saints franchise is 44 yrs old.
On Super Bowl Sunday, it will have been 4 yrs and 4 mos since Katrina.
The Saints won the NFC Champ game in 4 minutes and 44 seconds of OT.
I'd like to take my girlfriend on her first hog hunt so that she can lay the smackdown on a lil piggy. I'd normally be able to do this at our place in MS but it has been flooded since Oct and "Big Muddy" is rising faster and much higher again now. Won't be a pig in sight there for quite awhile. If anyone has a suggestion or a hunt to offer, please call or text me. 225-978-7108
Going to be staying with a friend attending a seminar in Rayne this weekend. Was hoping to find a Sunday morning duck hunt in that area. Anyone need another man to hunt with then? PLEASE CALL ONLY....225-978-7108
I witnessed a really nice 8pt today that was working over 3 does. He was moving them like a "cuttin horse"! This was in Ascension parish. This is awful late for this and the buck still had both horns. Anyone got any thoughts and comments about it?
Getting ready for next season and started training my son's puppy. "Pearl" is 8mos old now and getting with the program. She looks like she might be a good candidate for "Dock Dogs" with this leap. This makes for a lot of fun in the off season and a good way to pass the time until November.
Here is a picture of the last hunt that I had in SW MS on our property. This was on 1/17 which was a cloudy windy morning. Saw a number of ducks this day and got every mallard that came into the dekes. Wound up with 5 mallards, 1 sprig pintail, and one green-wing. Should have had another pintail and a couple more teal. Enjoyed the hunt never the less. Looking forward to next season already. I....
What do you guys think he will score? And don't worry, he is in no danger of being shot at.He is walking around safe inside a Geismar area chem plant. He may get his butt kicked by one of the bigger ones out there. You can see that his right main beam has been broken off. And there has been a couple seen that make him look to be a yearling.
This 13" 7pt walked within 15 feet of my stand at 8:15 on Monday morning. I had to watch him walk straight away before he turned broadside at 57 yds before I could shoot. The 130 gr Barnes X-bullet from my .270 did it's magic and,as you can see, the backstrap is riding home on the trailer behind the Honda! This 173 lb. fellow came straight at me following a scent trail that I had laid the....
The Gonzales chapter of Ducks Unlimited will hold it's annual banquet on Thursday Dec.6 at the Gonzales Civic Center on Irma Blvd. Doors will open at 5:30 pm and dinner will be served at 7pm. The BBQ chicken dinner will be prepared by Leader's Chicken of Gonzales. Lots of prizes on the Greenwing table for children so make sure to bring your lil' hunting partners. There will also be 7 guns....
WAFB is reporting a "Baiting Raid" was done Sunday at Palo Alto Hunting & Fishing Club near Donaldsonville. They are saying that 80 hunters were arrested by state and federal authorities. That is not good news. I always thought this place was "On the up and up".....Anyone have some more input on this?
Here is a few pics of what I've built so far. I am going to close the gaps and add windows after I take it to SW MS and set it up. That'll be the easy part. The legs are removable obviously and this makes it easy to haul around and setup.I'm going to put a shingled roof on it also, right before we stand it up. i did a lot of configuring before I bought wood and started cutting so that I had a....
If anyone is interested, I have HUNDREDS of tiny white oaks coming up in my yard and in my wife's flower beds. I hauled 20 gals of acorns up to our property in MS so I should have quite a few coming up there also. If anyone is interested in digging up some of these trees, email or call me at 225-978-7108. You will need some sort of box or pots to put them in.
Killed this doe back in January and this 6pt. stepped out afterwards. He'll be really nice in November and first on the list!! Added a picture of a nice 4pt. that my son took from the same stand a week before the 6pt picture. And just in case anyone wants to know,these are pics with Kodak digital cameras with 10x zoom.
Here is my '99 Foreman 450 ES. A friend of mine in Gonzales did the snorkel job for me. T-Racks supplied the extended body rack. I added the rear rack for when we duck hunt. I can carry a bag of decoys and shell boxes on it and have room for my son and dog behind me. The factory tires are ok but I will add a set of Mud-Lite XTR 26" tires to really get down in the wet stuff.As always, NO....