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I just recently inherited some old wooden decoys from a friends grandpa. They have no markings on them whatsoever. How can I find out who these were carved by or any other information about them. Thanks.

May 31, 2015 at 9:20pm

I just recently inherited some old wooden decoys from a friends grandpa. They have no marking on them whatsoever. How can I find out who these were carved by or any other information about them. Thanks.

May 31, 2015 at 9:05pm

This year has had its ups and downs, just like the years past, but one thing is for sure, if you can get a pattern on the ducks in your area, you are sure to be successful. It's not that the ducks aren't down in se louisiana, it's where they are in se louisiana. For so many years hunters called the cold, cloudy, north windy days the perfect duck hunting conditions. Although, those days can produce great results that's not the conditions I look for to go hunting.

A strong cold front is what we need to bring the birds down south but what follows a front is what makes most hunters frustrated. 1 day after a front we are left with low water, cold temperatures and few birds. What these birds do is go sit offshore about 1/4 mile off the coast. By the thousands! No pressure to move them. They feed in the outer bays and sit on the big water. Even on that 30 mph north wind, the north shore of the gulf and the big bays are calm. They sit there for days until something changes to move them.

My best days of hunting, just like the hunt this morning, comes on 70 degree, south windy days. 2 major factors take place on a south wind. One, the water levels rise in the marsh and two, much more importantly, it roughens up the water close to the coast. The south wind blows the water into the coast and make the ducks get up off the rough water and come in to the marshes. I have these ducks patterned so good it's sick. I will not pull the triggers on my lease 2 days following a front but you can take it to the bank, if that south or southeast wind blows plenty, it's on fire!

Although its not the so called 'hunting weather' us duck hunters ask for, it's the best weather for killing ducks in the marshes of south east louisiana. And your area may be slightly different but point in case, if you get a pattern on these ducks you will by far have more successful hunts. Quit blaming DU. Learn to hunt instead of just hunting.


January 11, 2014 at 11:12am

I posted a report on here about being robbed out of $1500 by Proride trailers and don't you know LA Sportsman deleted it!!! Proride is a site sponsor and their service is the worst I've ever dealt with in my life. I gave Jason a $1500 deposit for a trailer and he never built it!! won't refund me or get back to me! And this site deletes my report but keeps proride as a representation. Thats terrible. I guess This site is more worried about the money than good business. It's ashame this world has come to this but it's just sad. I'm sure they will delete this post.

June 07, 2013 at 4:39pm

Has anyone out there bought a trailer from Jason Jarreau of Pro Ride Trailers?

He advertises all over this site and my experience with him is just piss poor! It's the worst case of customer service I have ever received in my life. I paid him a deposit of $1500 on March 23, 2013 to build me a gooseneck trailer by April 12, 2013 and here it is in May and he has not even started it!! He will not take my phone calls anymore and I'm battling him to get my deposit back. I was just wondering if anybody else out there has had the same problem and how Jason dealt with it? Also I'm planning on suing him next week. Has anybody used an attorney against him? I would like to use a lawyer that is familiar with this guy so the case can go even smoother. I plan to sue him for my deposit, attorney fees, and loss of business from april 12th until now that I could have used the trailer for. Thanks for the help in advance.

Oh, and don't ever consider buying a trailer from proride unless you want this hassle.

Google 'Proride trailers buyers beware' and you get over a dozen complaints against Jason at proride. Unbelievable

June 03, 2013 at 7:31pm

I'm looking for a good taxidermist to mount this mallard I shot Monday. I want someone local and with a fairly quick turn around. I used to use a guy in reserve but he takes just under a year to get a bird back. Any recommendations?

November 14, 2012 at 8:27pm

Went down to sweetwater on Sunday expecting little results in big winds. I was greeted by a stranger at the sweetwater launch. He introduce himself as jack. I said a quick hello and continued untying the boat. He looked at my prop and said 'man, that wheel is all bent up. Let me fix that for you.'. I said no big deal it runs fine. He insisted and went straight to his locker and pulled out two hammers. While hammering away he told me where the fish have been holding. I thought to myself yea right like somebody would really give away where the trout were biting. Jack reshaped my prop in the parking lot of the marina! I said thank you and I'll stop at four horse on the way out. Well needless to say it was a one stop shop! 75 fish by 11:30. When I got back to the marina jack was still there instead now he was bbqing. He offered me lunch but I said no thank you I have plenty fish to fry. Come to find out Jack was the owner of sweetwater. I have never in my life experienced customer service like I did that day at a boat launch. Truely amazing. I'm glad there''s still some genuine people left on this earth. What an experience.

February 06, 2012 at 10:16pm

I need some Advice for a Lillie problem I have entering my duck lease. The hyacinth are so thick I cant get through with my surface drive. Someone told me a true mud boat can tear them up and make a trail for me. Is that true? If so, is anyone willing to help me out in doing this? I will pay for your help. Also if anyone has any other ideas let me know. We can't spray them because we can't get through them to do it. We would need an airboat. Any help or advice would be appreciated.

November 03, 2011 at 12:08pm

Can someone tell me the location of the well head the Looney Tuna hit? If not exact location at least a near vicinity. I'd hate for another boat to run up on it again.

July 15, 2011 at 9:11am

Just a few hunts from the recents days. The hunts have been slowing down a bit but for the most part we are still shooting limits, or some days just a bird shy. The big ducks are finally making there way down here with many pintail showing up and a few greys and widgeon to boot. Going in the AM, will post tomorrow.

January 05, 2011 at 6:37pm
A comment titled: More pictures in response to a report titled: Patterning ducks

More pictures from this year

January 11, 2014 at 6:57pm
A comment titled: 225 seems you are confused. in response to a report titled: New Browning A5 Ejection Issue

The new a5 uses the same inertia system as the SBE. As a matter of fact it's exactly the same. browning bought into the patient from benelli. The new a5 is Not by any means a gas reloader. Check it out on Brownings website.

January 05, 2014 at 9:18pm
A comment titled: Solutions in response to a report titled: Pro Ride Trailers

I hate to see people go through what I did and I tried to warn y'all. Let me tell you what I did.

I gave Jason a 1500 dollar deposit for a gooseneck and it was never started even after a promised due date. I fell for his lies and waited for the trailer and it never came. I demanded the deposit back and he said it would take 14 days to refund the money and once again I fell for it. Well, I got an attorney involved to recover my funds. I also contacted the local police to make them aware of my situation. In my opinion, if I give you a deposit for something and I never get it, that's stealing and fraud. I also contacted the BBB and gave them a report. And lastly I contacted capital one bank to report fraud on my debit card and they investigated the suitation. Needless to say, Jason refunded my money within 24 hours of reporting this information. I was also credited 1500 from capital one that I returned and said it was handled. I could have let capital one investigate further but I said I was content with the returned deposit.

Hopefully everything works out for y'all. I will say this, I bought a 6x12 from him in 2010 and he does build a great trailer. That's why I went back. I got the same terrible service the first time but I wasnt in too much of a hurry for the trailer so I dealt with the lies but never again! Fool me once same on you, fool me twice shame on me.

August 23, 2013 at 4:48pm
A comment titled: Once again a bogus report. in response to a report titled: Trailer Inspection

Yet another post where no one has been issued a ticket. It's always a friend or 'heard through the grapevine' who receives the tickets. Just because an agent is at a launch checking registration on a trailer does not mean he is checking for an inspection sticker. If someone says an LADWLF agent or state police has issued a ticket for inspection stickers they are completely wrong. See link below. This is proof no tickets have been issued straight from the horses mouth. Why are you sportsman keeping this rumor going? It's becoming worse than the Zimmerman trial. Get over it! It's bogus. I'd also like to see some CLEAR pictures of these tickets posted on this site. I bet you get zero.

July 23, 2013 at 10:51pm
A comment titled: It's a rumor in response to a report titled: trailor inspections

I can't believe y'all are posting this rumor. Here is the link to prove you wrong. Strait from the horses mouth. Believe nothing of what you hear and half of what you see!

July 19, 2013 at 9:56pm
A comment titled: Bank reinstatement in response to a report titled: Pro Ride Trailers

Looks like I've finally got some relief from this ordeal. Jason at proride has done nothing to solve my problems, not even a response to a demand letter from my attorney. I guess he thinks he's not in the wrong for whatever reason. I had to contact my bank to get the deposit reversed. Luckily capital one returned me the money. My attorney and I are still filing suit due to loss of business. He says it will be a cake walk. I have several invoices of loss business from my completion date to now along with an invoice from proride proving my case. I didn't want it to come to this but if it helps the next person from getting screwed by Jason, I've done my good deed! Thanks to all who have supported me through this. I will post the outcome of the suit. We are filing tomorrow.

June 12, 2013 at 10:37pm
A comment titled: Thanks tony in response to a report titled: LA Sportsman Deleted my Report

Tony, thanks for the explanation. I don't mean to bash LA sportsman but I'm very frustrated with prorides service. I was indeed robbed out of 1500 bucks. Hands down. Luckily the bank reversed the charges because Jason wasn't doing ANYTHING! I have been refunded the money by capital one but we are continuing the law suit for loss of business. It's ashame it had to end this way. All I wanted was a trailer from this guy. And the girl who called in to complain must not even know what's going on at her work place. I'd be glad to post the picture of my invoice to show my deposit but that part of this situation is taken care of. I guess we live and we learn. I felt taken advantage of by proride and by LA sportsman when they deleted my post. I was the only honest one here and I got the short end of the stick. I'm glad it's all good on LA sportsmanship part. Thanks for reposting.

June 12, 2013 at 10:26pm
A comment titled: Good Job in response to a report titled: Pro Ride Trailers

La Sportsman reinstated my report!! Thank you. It seems this issue got into the right hands and they did the right thing. Thank you LA sportsman.

June 10, 2013 at 3:18pm
A comment titled: Proride rip off in response to a report titled: Pro Ride Trailers

It's ashame America has become what it has but you're right, we have to live with it. I feel like I was just robbed out of $1500 bucks. I'm by no means a wealthy person and that 1500 means a lot to me. I'd like to hear more stories about proride, good or bad, to see exactly how Jason operates his business.

June 05, 2013 at 9:40pm
A comment titled: Thanks for the info in response to a report titled: Pro Ride Trailers

Scatteredfeathers, thanks for the info. I already purchased a trailer out of mobile Alabama. He was only 200 bucks more than proride and gave me a 50 dollar gas card to come pick it up. The trailer was already on the lot. You might want to check him out before you make your purchase. He has plenty goosenecks in many different sizes ready to go. I saw at least 30 of them. What ever you do don't get stuck in the situation I'm in with proride. This site ought to take a look at prorides track history and consider removing them as a site sponsor. Bad business. I'll let you know the outcome as well as the la sportsman community.

June 04, 2013 at 2:44pm
A comment titled: thanks in response to a report titled: Pro Ride Trailers

Thanks Poppincork. I may try that as well. I have a lawyer that is taking on the case. He says it's a cake walk. I have an invoice with completion date and proof of deposit along with several emails and voicemails to back me.

7mm, I hope you don't receive service like I have. It blows my mind that somebody would screw a customer like this. I'm a business owner and I bend over backwards for my customers. I would never do something like this to them. Anyway, When you contact Jason looking for the trailer, if he gives you any excuse whatsoever on why your trailer isn't completed it's a total lie. He's not even close to finishing it. I have been told the rain messes up his painting schedule, I've been told he's backed up in the welding dept and so on. I bought a 6x12 from him 2 years ago and I went through the same issues. Took me 8 months to get my trailer. Should of learned then. I've been trying to get my deposit back but he's giving me the run around so I'm going for the gold. I have over 10K of lost business because no trailer with documents to prove it and all I wanted was my deposit back.

Also theres no point in reporting him to the BBB. Just go look at the dozens of hits against him and nothing has happened so letigation should do the trick.

June 03, 2013 at 9:19pm
A comment titled: Diversion not working? in response to a report titled: 11,145 acres added to Maurepas Swamp WMA

The caenarvon diversion is putting more silt and bringing back more marshes than we want. My duck pond is getting smaller by the year due to this diversion. Yes the hurricanes have contributed but year after year without the storms I see the marsh growing. The diversion has made our duck hunting phenomenal but I'm scared in 7 or 8 years we won't have a pond. It may hurt the saltwater marsh in the beginning but in the long run it is really bringing back the marsh in caenarvon. I hunt Just southwest of the crows foot. I have pictures of marsh development. It's unreal.

January 08, 2013 at 6:15pm
A comment titled: Haha! in response to a report titled: Taxidermist

Haha! Sorry about the cancelled hunt. I wasn't expecting a death in the family. What day are we going to go?

November 29, 2012 at 11:05pm
A comment titled: Thanks in response to a report titled: Taxidermist

Great thanks. I think I'll try him out. I more worried about turn around than anything.

November 14, 2012 at 9:07pm
A comment titled: How's this one? in response to a report titled: RESPECT FOR OUR WILDLIFE

The fruits of my labor.

November 14, 2012 at 8:32pm
A comment titled: Email me in response to a report titled: Belair pump launch

Gadwall. Email me with your number. I'll call u and fill u in.

September 13, 2012 at 9:28am
A comment titled: Launch closed in response to a report titled: Belair pump launch

Talked to some people in the area. The launch is still closed due to clean up of chemical spill. It will NOT be open for opening day of teal. I launched at EBI and went to the Scarsdale launch. It has about 3 inches of mud on the rocks but still could be used. Just waiting on the clean up to finish so we can get back there. Good number of birds in the ponds.

September 12, 2012 at 10:21pm
A comment titled: Great post in response to a report titled: Salt water intrusion - duck forecast

I hunt in the canarvon area. i was very concerned about this storm introducing saltwater into my ponds. Its not a good thing but I can judge this season on past experiences. In 2005 I had one of the better seasons as far as big ducks. We always have teal in canarvon, but after katrina, we were shooting more pintails and green heads. I don't know why. I will say that the birds didn't stay for good but if you hunted the fronts right, it was some of the better hunting i've had back there. We have a lilly problem back there but i'm sure that will be taken care of.

The one thing I was interested about was this drought north of us. I was talking to friends who hunt along the river in arkansas and all their ponds were completely dried up. I think we were in for the most spectacular duck season we've ever had but this storm has runied that. It hit us for a double wammie, saltwater intrusion and filling ponds north of us. Maybe its for the best though.

August 29, 2012 at 10:05pm
A comment titled: Mule team charters in response to a report titled: overnight tuna bachelor parties

I just booked my bachelor party with mule team for June 30. I've been on plenty offshore trips with him before. Great times.

April 19, 2012 at 4:37pm
A comment titled: Calm down in response to a report titled: Oh boy, here we go...

Whoa buddy calm down. Don't get so defensive. I didn't mean to upset you. I just asked 2 simple questions that still have no answer. No reason to bash me because I'm not a supporter.
I found those two questions in earlier posts. That's all. I was just curious myself.
I contribute my time and money in other ways than CCA. How about picking up abandoned crab traps every fishing trip? That's a local contribution that impacts us here in Louisiana.

And just to clear up how a non profits work.....Non profits are just that, the profit goes to the purpose of the organization and not in somebodys pocket. some people do donate their time But the representatives of CCA draw a salary from your donation. Of every dollar you donate only a certain percentage goes to the purpose, which is the profit. Most non profits land a 25% profiit from all donations and money raised. So to sum it up, If you donate 100 bucks 25 bucks will actually go to the purpose after all expenses are paid. Remember it is a non PROFIT organization. It still cost money to run the organization.

All in all, I'd rather take a weekend and fill up my boat with that 100 bucks and go collect abandoned crab traps to help the local fisheries than to give CCA 100 bucks so 25 dollars of that can go to another areas restoration project

Just my opinion. No need to take it personally.

April 17, 2012 at 2:11pm
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March 03 at 12:09pm