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Great hunt this past weekend in Tunica Hills. Had a group of does come past me at 8:00. Spooked them when I had to stand up in the climber, but they settled down enough for me to get a shot on a huge old 150# plus doe. 10 minutes later while debating on whether or not to get down and wait on my son, the spike came through following the does. 45-70 did its job again, both dropped. First deer with the 45-70 along with a hog last year. Couldn't be happier!!

November 27, 2012 at 8:08am

Fished Friday morning out of rigolets marina. Hit a couple of cuts on the way to the train bridge, found one trout and a lot of dirty water after the heavy rains the day before. Decided to head to the first rig in lake borgne while the wind was right. Couple boats out there, but again water was pretty dirty. Picked up some small croaker and hardheads on live shrimp. Other boat was actually catching small mangroves and i saw at least one spanish mackeral boated. Didn't spend too much time there since we wanted to not waste the early morning without trying to find some trout. Fished the small wellhead on the way back to L&N with live shrimp for a little while when my No. 1 fishing buddy, my son Micah Jr., when he hooked up on something that didn't seem to even notice the drag on his baitcaster with 30# Power Pro. Jack? Shark? Yellowfin' (Lol). After a long fight and tired arms, Micah Jr. and I finally got a glimpse. It was the biggest drum we both have ever seen in person! Took both of us to lift her in the boat. I have no idea how much it weighed, but keep in mind in the picture Jr. is 6' 200lbs. That one fish made our whole trip! Revived the fish and released to fight another day, while Jr. massaged his forearms. Finished the day at the L&N before the rain moved in around 11:00. Nothing but small sheepshead, few more nice drum and more little croakers than we cared to catch. Hate catching those with a .35 cent shrimp!!! All in all great day on the water. Look for us out there in a 18' Sunbird bowrider and say Hi.

Be safe!

July 22, 2012 at 10:31am
A comment titled: Re: Public land 8pt chasing a doe in response to a report titled: Public land 8pt chasing a doe

Great story and awesome buck!!! I agree, nothing beats public land hunting when you get one!!

January 22 at 10:09pm
A comment titled: Ride the Bull in response to a report titled: HUGE 'YAK TOURNEY THIS WEEKEND

My son and I will see you there, Chris!!

August 13, 2013 at 9:22am
A comment titled: Ditto... in response to a report titled: 05/08/2013 Grand Isle Bank Fishing Report

Nice catch, John. My son and I went down this weekend and hit our usual spots on Sunday and did the same!! Awesome trip. Worst conditions except for clear skies. 30mph winds, no tide, dirty water, and still hammered the trout. Only one throwback, most were 16-18. Tried to pm you on northshorefishing last week prior to our trip, wanted to swap some ideas, but I think my message didn't go through. Congrats.

May 08, 2013 at 4:31pm
A comment titled: Oil Well Road in response to a report titled: Pearl River WMA and its Poor Management

We went through the same thing last year with oil well road being closed. I spoke with a wildlife technician at the gate of oil well road about whether 4 wheelers were allowed when the road was closed. I cant remember what page it was on, but we both interpreted that if a road such as this is closed because of wash out, etc, it was permitted to use an atv in that area. I wish I knew what page we were on, I'll try to look it up again. However, the law could be interpreted by different agents differently. Similar to how I spoke to Federal agents this year about whether hogs could be taken in Bogue Chitto with rimfire during small game season. At first he said yes, but when I quizzed him more on it regarding how the regs read, he changed his mind and said no. It all comes down to agents knowing the laws they are enforcing.

February 11, 2013 at 4:11pm
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