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Finnally got on a gobbling bird this morning, of course he hung up at 80 yards. checked another area and found two lonely gobblers, should have been a double but my partner had a bit of trouble getting his aim on at 15 yards; pattern just a little too tight. mine was a 2 year old weighing 17lbs with 9 1/2" beard

April 04, 2009 at 6:09pm

Guys I recieved an email that I'm sure several poeple had heard of by now but wanted to get the word out. There is BILL 20 that is being pushed in 18 states that calls for ammunition accountibility. It includs a .05 cent tax on every round we buy and for any uncoded ammunition including hand loads to be destroyed by 2011 but this bill could take effect by June 30th THIS YEAR. see http://ammunitionaccountability.org/legislation.htm

All hunters need to stand together and show our true sportsmanship

February 08, 2009 at 1:24pm

Hello from north of the Arctic Circle, just dropping a line and a couple pictures from the Canadian Arctic for all those in the discussions about being denied entry into Canada. Guys dont get mad about not getting into Canada just learn from the experience and do what you need to in order to get through next time as it is not impossible but they are strict as are many countries including the US. since 9/11 everyone has been more strict on allowing entry in their country even the 3rd world nations but through proper proticol you can gain entry just do your homework.

The weather is great here in Mckinley Bay NWT Canada, the temps are 37 to 42 degrees and the ducks, geese, sea ducks, caribou, seals and whales are on the move. there have been several large flocks of snow geese and other ducks moving around and caribou on the shore line. So get your guns and decoys ready and agree that we are all La sportsman and enjoy the outdoors. The pics are of the horizon with a Pingo in the back.

August 23, 2008 at 4:50pm

Well despite narrowly surviving having blood clots in both lungs and my left leg for Christmas me and my son ended the season in Jan. with 2 great Louisiana bucks, mine a 12" 8 point killed chasing a doe in a cut over and my sons 15" main frame 6 point with 3 good sticker points off the bases was trying to fatten back up on corn after the rut was finished, hope everyone enjoys the pictures and God willing the blood clots in my leg will get better so that I can begin preparing for next season.

February 07, 2008 at 8:22pm

Well despite narrowly surviving having blood clots in both lungs and my left leg for Christmas me and my son ended the season in Jan. with 2 great Louisiana bucks, mine a 12" 8 point killed chasing a doe in a cut over and my sons 15" main frame 6 point with 3 good sticker points off the bases was trying to fatten back up on corn after the rut was finished, hope everyone enjoys the pictures and God willing the blood clots in my leg will get better so that I can begin preparing for next season.

February 07, 2008 at 8:22pm

Be very careful what you wish for!!!!! Merry Chritmas to all. Thanks for all the postings on hunting it is really great to be able to keep up with what's going on while I'm up here in the Arctic. I hope deer keep moving good till I get back after the new year.

December 24, 2007 at 8:59am

had the trip of of lifetime hunting with Jerry Johnston of Texas Trohpy Hunters Magazine on 11-23-07. My wife took a 19" 10 point, my 11 year old son took a 16 1/2" 8 point, my 16 year old son took a 15 1/2" 8 point and I took a 17" 8 point with 11 1/2" G-1's. This place was a deer hunters Disney World the experience was really 1st class, we saw some truly increadable deer and the Johnston Family were wonderful.

November 30, 2007 at 9:01pm

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November 19, 2007 at 9:35pm

Openning afternoon my 11 year old son Cody was able to take his first deer, a 130lb spike. he made a perfect shot at 70 yards with his new Savage 7mm08. the deer droped in his tracks i am very impressed with the 7mm08 as a great youth rifle

November 19, 2007 at 8:53pm

Good start to 2007, i took this 14" 7 Point at 7:oo in the afternoon yesterday Oct 1st. this is the first time i have posted anything, i always read the postings and thought this would be a good time to start partisapating as this is my best buck by bow to date.

October 02, 2007 at 3:44pm
A comment titled: Area 1 in response to a report titled: Your input

I hunt very northern Tangi parish and have been noticing rutting activity at the very end of January into the first 2 weeks of Febuary. Everything from bucks fighting to chasing and breeding seen or on trail cameras. So i believe this would be a good and needed change.

I also think that the changes should be embraced by everyone I bowhunt, muzzle load and gun hunt, these changes dont stop bow hunting they just spread oppertunities to everyone. All hunters no matter of method of choise need to realize that the Anti's dont decremenate they want all hunting to stop and if we dont combine our efforts one day they will win.

March 23, 2010 at 8:37am
A comment titled: i like mine in response to a report titled: Remington SPR 453

Ive already commented on the SPR but feel it would be of benefit to say again. I shoot 3 1/2" for turkeys(i got the turkey choke from manufactor from info in the owner manual)great pattern to 50+ yards with Federal #5 shot. adjust the gas chamber as per the owners manual and low brass dove loads cycle just fine. mine is one of the first batch with the russian name on the gun. just take the time to do as the manual says and the gun works as advertised. the test of time is all that remains to be determined but for the price you cant complain if it doesnt last 100 years like the 1100 or Gold. Good luck with yalls I'm keeping mine.

September 02, 2009 at 4:09pm
A comment titled: great pics in response to a report titled: Quality Time....

thats a great pic of Cade bowed up on a good one. had a boat here this morning catching tuna one after another i'm ready to catch some myself

August 30, 2009 at 7:37am
A comment titled: i like mine in response to a report titled: Remington SPR 453

I got one when they first came out and still had the Russian name on the gun. I have taken turkeys with the 3 1/2" and adjusted the gas chamber then took it to the dove field with light field loads with no problem. If you want a gun to do all at a good price its a good gun, it just has not been around long enough to know if it will stand the test of time.

August 29, 2009 at 5:37pm
A comment titled: 7mm08 in response to a report titled: great debate

I have had the pleasure of starting 4 boys in hunting using various rifles and calibers and a 7mm08 bolt action with a good scope seems to be the best choice. it has very mild recoil and the 140 grain bullet drops deer in their tracks.I like loading one bullet for the beginners but they get the full experience of 1 shot safety while learning the mechanics of a bolt rifle. also they are able to operate the safety themselves very easily instead of fighting to cock the hammer on a single shot.

June 29, 2009 at 11:29am
A comment titled: Stayput in response to a report titled: Power poles

I found the site by goggling "shallow water anchors" i have been very happy with this product and there's no maintenance or mechanical breakdowns. I also installed it in less than 15 minutes myself. The fiberglass rod thus far seams to be indestuctable, I really considered a power pole but I think the ease of use, low cost, and zero maintenace out weighs the remote operation of power pole.

June 04, 2009 at 8:01pm
A comment titled: stayput in response to a report titled: Power poles

I have the 8' Stayput system, it is basically a manual power pole but for less than $200. using mine on 22' SeaPro and love it.

June 04, 2009 at 9:43am
A comment titled: Remington SPR in response to a report titled: What do you shoot ?

I used to shoot Mosberg 835 with great results but purchased a Remington SPR before last season and its the best move I've made. SPR turkey choke, Winchester 3 1/2" #5 shot 27 pellets in head/neck on Primos target at 50 yards (measured w/ Nikon rangefinder) killed 2 gobblers last year and both dead in their tracks no flopping.

February 08, 2009 at 1:31pm
A comment titled: concerned in response to a report titled: UPDATED: Hole in my Hand

while practicing earlier this year I had a carbon express arrow that came apart. My bow sounded like a dry fire and the arrow flew a crazy flight, after checking my bow I got the arrow and found that all of it from the fletching back to the nock was gone. after seeing what happened to you I feel real lucky. I had already had plans to go back to trusty aluminum arrows and your incident has made up my mind. I wish you a speedy recovery.

January 30, 2009 at 5:59am
A comment titled: you said it in response to a report titled: product review

I also got one this past spring and with 3 1/2" #5 shot with the turkey choke I ordered from the manual it shoots amazing patterns (much beeter than the 835 i was using & without the punishing recoil)I also adjusted the gas chamber and it shot low brass dove loads without any jams in Sept. I'm impressed and for the price you cant go wrong.

December 28, 2008 at 3:39pm
A comment titled: see every year in response to a report titled: Plot Problems

i see this same thing almost every year as i plant multiple food plots that are cared for all the same and deer just seem to pick a favorite. i think in your case you may have identified your problem though plot 2 is twice as big and in a high traffic area, once deer get a little pressure they tend to go for smaller plots hidden away from human activity. if you can limit the traffic around around plot 2 i would believe that activity would increase....my 2 cents

December 25, 2008 at 6:15am
A comment titled: scope in response to a report titled: Scope ???????

Nikon monarch is perfect for the price range your looking at

November 17, 2008 at 5:54pm
A comment titled: it sure will in response to a report titled: 7.62X39 FOR DEER

My wifes brother had one for years and mounted it with a 4x scope. my wife killed several deer with it using 123 grain super-x power point. the longest shot she had was 90 to 100 yards and the mini-30 did its job. the main thing with the 7.62x39 is the same as any of the lower impact energy bullets out there SHOT PLACEMENT know your gun and put a bullet where it counts.

August 07, 2008 at 10:14am
A comment titled: Savage in response to a report titled: new rifle

got my 11 year old the Savage in 7mm08 w/ accutrigger and he has taken 2 bucks this year. I like the trigger and find that he shoots much better than he did with normal triggers, the accutrigger gives you a feel for the trigger before you get to the trigger and tends to stop trigger jerking.

January 04, 2008 at 7:09pm
A comment titled: Deer are amazing in response to a report titled: under the spine but over the lungs?

Survival from the shot you showed was highly unlikely but it did, I killed a deer several years ago that had a Thunderhead in its mouth where the bone had regrown around the entry at the back of the skull and through the vane of the broadhead in the roof of the mouth again AMAZING. Now while if you are on the same level as the deer when you shoot is is possible to miss the organs but the penetration would still cause the loss of the positive pressure in the chest cavity which should result in death. Most bow hunters hunt from tree stands so even if the entry is between the vitals the angle should get the vitals on the other side.

December 23, 2007 at 9:43am
A comment titled: the future in response to a report titled: SATURDAYS HUNT SLOW

Good job Ringneck kids are the future of hunting and making their experiences good for them is the way to go as long as they have fun and keep coming back he will get into the shooting part when it feels right to him.

December 22, 2007 at 8:04pm
A comment titled: good plan in response to a report titled: Need some Advice

Food plots and supplimental feeding go hand in hand so your on the right track. I always try to plant a summer plot of clay peas to keep deer in the plot area and then plant a combo of oats, wheat and winter peas in late Sept or early Oct depending on rain. I also feed corn and rice bran from Aug till March, I dont use feeders as I find that deer will just wait till dark to feed no matter what time the feeder goes off buts thats just what I have noticed. I have found that limiting hunting pressure on the plots themselves helps to keep the deer coming around during shooting light. hope this helps you get going.

December 22, 2007 at 7:59pm
A comment titled: Thanks in response to a report titled: Capt Moore Fish with the King

Great Catch keep it up, and thanks for quick reply to my email

December 22, 2007 at 7:47pm
A comment titled: thanks in response to a report titled: Divers

your post has brought back alot of memories. I hunted Lake Bouef and surrounding areas when I was growing up in Raceland. We always were able to call in Ring Necks and Dois Gris using the purr and quack method of calling that the old timers showed us. We also used to paint decoys with flat black paint with white along the edges (alot cheaper than buying the real thing) and use our regular puddle ducks in pockets around the divers, one thing that really draws them in is a big spread of the diver decoys. Also place your blind where the potatoe grass grows and use your boat to clear out open water around the blind. Good luck and let me know if you need help shooting some of those divers.

December 18, 2007 at 4:18pm
A comment titled: you will have try and try again in response to a report titled: shotgun question

Dice there is no way to know what's the best load and choke for your gun except to get a few different sizes of buckshot and pattern through different chokes in your gun. my 1100's favorite is 2 3/4" #1 buckshot with the full choke with this combination I have taken several deer and get consistant patterns out to 40 yards, normally 10 to 12 out of 20 pellets in a 6" circle. good luck in finding the right combination.

December 17, 2007 at 5:02pm
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