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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.