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I just wanted to thank Capt. Paul for his assistance today!! He tutored me on how to transfer data from a Garmin GPS to a Lowrance GPS. I didn't think it was possible, but with Capt. Paul walking me through step by step and his patience, we were able to get it transferred! Had it not been for him, I would never have been able to get it done.

Thanks Capt. Paul!!

October 23, 2015 at 8:19pm

Our family was blessed at 3:16am Saturday morning. Our son Ben's beautiful wife, Brittany gave birth to our first grandchild, Lillian Grace Naquin!!! She weighted in at 7lbs. 4 ozs. and measured 19.5 inches long. Both momma and daughter are doing great. Of course, she already has her first camo outfit to go hunting with me! Hopefully, she will enjoy hunting & fishing. Either way, I can't wait to spoil her rotten.

September 16, 2012 at 9:25am

After seeing how good the weather was on Saturday, my son and I decided to head down Dularge to chase some trout today. After a 45 minute ride, and dodging a big shower, we settled in at our first stop. The day started off slow, but steady. Top waters and plastic was the ticket. Although we never got into the fast and furious action, it was a steady day catching fish all day. A good limit of nice trout was the result of our efforts. I was blessed to enjoy another day on the water with my son! When we returned home, we filleted the fish and fried some fresh for the family. It doesn't get much better than that!

July 15, 2012 at 10:29pm

Went down Du Large today enjoy a day of fishing with my son Ben. Started off with a big thunder head not letting us get to our speck spot, so we went to plan B, Redfish! Fished from daylight until about 9:30 catching several nice keepers for the grill and a couple of monsters that were released to fight another day!!! At 9:30, we decided to go back to plan A and see if we could find some specks. After a long run, we made one stop and never had to move again. In just over an hour, we had a nice mess of trout and headed back in just before another big thunder storm hit! A great day fishing, down N Du Large with my son!!

July 08, 2012 at 6:04pm

I took my son-n-law, Chet fishing down DuLarge this past weekend. Hoped to head out speck fishing along the coast, but changed to plan B an went redfishing instead. Had a great day and caught some big reds. Several 30' to 33' Kept a couple for the pit for some good eating! Looking forward to the next trip!

July 04, 2012 at 9:40pm

I took a buddy down Dularge for a afternoon red fishing trip. High winds made it tough, but we managed to limit out in a little less than 2 1/2 hrs. with some real nice reds! Cocahoes in LSA and Blk/Chart were the ticket!

June 24, 2012 at 12:41pm

This past weekend, I went hunting with some friends at our hunting camp in Grosse Tete, La. It was my birthday and I received a good present! A birthday Buck. A 7 pt had chased a doe by my climber right at daylight and I tought they had left the area by the time it was good light. Just then the doe ran up and stopped about 30 yds from me. Then I heard 2 deer running in the water. It was 2 bucks and they were fighting for breeding rights on the doe. One was a 10 pt and the other was a 7 pt. I only had a small window to get a shot. I put the cross hairs on the 10 pts neck and squeezed the trigger. Unfortuniatly, the 7 pt moved at the same time and the bullet connected with him instead of the 10 pt. Even though it wasn't the 10 pt, I still took a good deer on my birthday. It was a exciting hunt to say the least!!

January 25, 2012 at 8:50pm

Closures for recreational and commerical fishing by the LW&F. Check this link for details:

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May 01, 2010 at 11:52am

Today I harvested a good Canadian Deer (South La., really), but it felt like Canada with Temp. of 18 and wind chills probably sub zero. Ice covered all water in the woods and was from 1/4 to 3/4 inches thick. Had to use extreme caution as not to cut 4-wheeler tires, boots, etc. Even being careful, I still cut one of my boots on the ice. After a little scouting I decided to hunt an area where I had seen a big bodied deer the previous week. I set up my climber and hunted a swamp bottom next to a cut over area. At 7:40 am, I noticed a nice eight point working the edge of the cut over. I knew by his size and rack it was a young deer but a shooter for where we hunt. After 15 minutes, no shot, and he headed back probably to bed down in the cut over. Having watched and read many hunting articles and shows, and nothing to loose, I decided to try aggressive grunting. I grunted for 2-4 minutes and stopped to listen. Right away I heard a deer breaking branches and running in my direction. He stopped before he was visible. I started another short sequence and he came running out of the cutover looking for a fight. This was not the same deer i saw earlier as he was much bigger and had a bigger rack. I quickly picked a spot and shot as the deer ran by. After the shot he continued running so I bolted another bullet. Just then he stopped behind a big tree top. I put the cross on him again and noticed he was wobbling and then fell to the ground. Big Buck Down! What a incredible hunt. This deer sure made it worth while sitting in the freezing weather.

Good Hunting!

Ricky

January 10, 2010 at 9:46pm

For the past couple of weeks I have been in the Carolina's working with our circulation field managers for the NC & SC Sportsman Magazines. I had the opportunity to make a couple of hunts in NC on some property leased by Bruce (our NC Sportsman manager) & their family. We couldn't have hit it any better in that area as the deer were in peak rut. We saw alot of deer including several good bucks chasing does. I was extremely fortunite to be able to harvest 2 nice bucks. Both deer were chasing does. Everybody saw alot of deer and had opportunities to take deer. Thanks Bruce for the hospitallity and the great hunt!

Bass Buster.

November 15, 2009 at 7:31pm

I had to drive to Georgia for meeting this past Friday. After the meeting, Chip of Green Ranger Distribution service invited me to make a deer hunt with him on Saturday. We left out about 5 am to head to his lease. Chip had mentioned that there were allot more deer activity this year than usual. He set me up in a ladder stand on a right of way and he took the stand down from me and a friend hunted 2 stands down. A cold front was almost through and it looked to be a great day to hunt. Little did we know how good it would be. At daylight, I saw several deer crossing the R.O.W. I have always heard that during pre rut and the rut, rattling worked pretty good, however, I have had limited success. Well, I decided to pull out my rattling horns and give it a try. I started rattling as loud as I could due to the high winds (after the front). First rattling sequence produces a small 8 pt that ran up and took a look at what was going on. Right before 8am, I rattled again and within a couple of minutes, I spotted a nice 8pt running up the R.O.W. towards me. Well at the same time, Chip (on the next stand down from me) spotted a rack deer chasing a doe and the lead started flying. After the first shot, the deer I was watching went in the woods. After the second shot, I saw his deer running towards the woods. It stopped and Chip took a third shot, but Buck fever must have set in, because after he shot, the deer stood there for a minute and then took off in the woods. I was thinking that the chance to get the rack deer I was watching was gone with all the shots. However, I decided at that point, it wouldn't hurt anything to try rattling again. After a minute of rattling, surprisingly, here comes the deer again at about 200 yds. When he got to the edge of the woods he stopped (looking for the bucks fighting I guess). He stopped at the edge of the woods (180yds) where the hill he was coming up blocked all of his body except his neck. Having shot at that distance practicing and having a good rest, I decided to take a neck shot. Placed a perfect shot to the neck and he was down. Within the next five minutes, we heard Chips friend shoot twice. Exciting is an understatement. It sounded like opening day duck season, at least for 5 minutes. After waiting 30 minutes and talking on the cells with all, we all went look for the deer we shot. Mine was down for the count so I went to help Chip see if he hit the one he was shooting at. After looking at all three places he shot, it didn't look good (no blood, hair, nothing). I started looking in the woods and found one spot of blood about forty yards down the trail he went in on. Nothing else was found. Looked for an hour and then decided to call a guy he knew that had a tracking dog. While waiting for the dog, we checked on Chips friend and WOW, he took a beautiful 10 pt. When the guy with the dog got there, we started tracking Chips deer. This blood hound was excellent!! Within minutes, he picked up the scent (NO BLOOD FOUND) and found Chips 9 pt. Only blood found was where the deer was found. It was an exciting hunt to say the least. Within 5 minutes, we had taken an 8 pt, a 9 pt, and a 10 pt. A hunt to remember for sure.

Good Hunting
Bass Buster!

November 02, 2009 at 4:32pm

First, I want to wish all a Safe & Happy Holiday Season.

This past weekend, I was able to take my daughter(Allison) deer hunting in Mississippi. Saturday, the weather wasn't, favorable with temperatures in the upper 70's. We did see 2 spikes on the morning hunt and nothing on the evening hunt. Slow start to say the least. A big arctic front moved through Saturday night and dropped the temps. to the upper 30's with 20-30 mph winds. A couple of the guys hunting had seen a couple of deer from a ground blind Saturday afternoon, so we decided to hunt it Sunday morning. After a 20 minute walk, we got in the blind and set up for the hunt. At daylight a monster 10 pt. stepped out at about 60 yards, but before Allison could get a shot off, it spooked and was gone. Allison asked me to try using my deer calls(grunt & Lil can). I made a couple of bleats with the can and then grunted aggressively. Within 2 minutes I heard a deer running towards us. I hurried and set Allison up for a shot. The deer came in from behind us and passed within 10 yards of us. We sat motionless until it passed. Then the deer stepped out onto the trail we had been watching. Broadside at 30yds. Allision already had the rifle setup and placed the cross on the front shoulder. I told her to squeeze the trigger. She did and put a perfect shot on the deer. After waiting 15 minutes, we went to see what see had. She had harvested a pretty 9 pointer. Not a record book deer by no means, but a true trophy in my book. To be able to get away for the weekend hunting with your daughter, see 4 bucks, to have her almost get a shot on a monster 10pt. and then she was able to harvest a 9 pointer as her first deer. What more could a father ask for? Attached are a couple of pictures of Allisons deer.

Happy Holidays to all!

December 22, 2008 at 10:23pm

Made a short trip on Saturday morning before work to see if the reds had started hitting in the shallows yet. I took me daughter's boyfriend Chet, a newcomer to the sport. After searching a couple "shallow" bays I thought it was going to be a bad day of fishing. The water was extremely low, winter time low. I kept searching and finally found bait in some small natural bayous and the reds were there! Caught around 25 and released most except some for the pit. It was fun watching Chet fight these reds on spinning tackle. I used a couple of my new Johnny Morris Elite Rod & reels I just got from Bass Pro Shops and can tell you they are absolutely awesome! I spooled them with 17lb Excel. With this combo I was able to make extremely long cast which was very effective for these spooky reds. I did fine some clear water and was able to do some sight fishing. Very exciting to say the least. Most of the fish were caught on V&M plastics(Marsh Minnow) in either LSU or Black & Chart. A couple was caught on Topwaters.

If any of you haven't been to the new Bass Pro Shops in Denham Springs, you need to go check out this place. It is an unbelievable place.

Hope everyone gets a chance to get out and catch some fish. Remember "Take a kid fishing" as it is the future of our great sport.

Tight Lines!

Ricky

March 30, 2008 at 10:19pm

This past weekend, I fished a great charity tournament. The Dreams Come True 3rd Annual Bass Tournament. It is a tournament dedicated to making children’s dreams come true. Please check out their web site and support this great cause any way you can. It would be great to build their bass tournament to the size of the St. Jude Tournament in the coming years. There was a good turn out for this year’s tournament, around 80 or so boats. Congratulations to Roger Hundnal and Bill England for their outstanding catch 19 plus lbs.!!! My partner Jerome Danos and I weren’t as lucky or skillful as we only boated 4 keepers. All of our equipment performed great from my 901 Nitro, powered by my 200hp Mercury Optimax, Lowrance electronics, Falcon Rods, Fat Ratz Spinners baits, Falcon Jigs and V&M Plastics. The only problem is that the fish didn’t want to cooperate!! That’s fishing I guess, but we still enjoyed a great day on the water supporting another great cause. Hopefully, next time the fish will help out a little. Again, congratulations to all participants, as we are winners for participating in such a worth while event.

Good luck fishing!!

Bass Buster

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March 07, 2006 at 6:39pm

Yesterday, I fished the Good Ole Boys yearly bass tournament. The lows were in the 40’s and it warmed up to the 60’s after lunch, but with a “strong” wind. My partner Jerome Danos and I decided to fish and use this tournament as a scouting trip for next weeks CMN tournament out of Doiron’s Landing. We started out fishing Fat Ratz spinner baits (Carolina Shad Chart/Blue flash double willow) and caught a limit fairly quick that went around 9 lbs. We decided to hit other areas to try and find some bigger fish, unfortunately without any luck and couldn’t cull any. It was one of those days staying out could have been a better decision. Anyway, at way in we came out 23rd with 9.12 lbs. I would like to congratulate Craig Walker and his partner for their win
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February 27, 2006 at 9:51am

Last Saturday was the first BFL tournament of the year held out of the Red River in Pool 3. On Friday I decided to scout an area I had located in pool 4 back in October while fishing the Media Bass Circuit Championship. It had all the conditions needed to be a prefect spawning spot. Deep water acess with a great 4' spawning area next to the drop. When I arrived their Fiday morning, having never fished this area in the spring, I decided to try an catch a couple of fish to check their size. Generally I would never try to hook any fish the day before a tournament, but felt it necessary before making a long run in 30 degree raining conditions. I started with a 1/4oz Fat Ratz spinner bait to see if I could get a bite. Within fifteen minutes I had a 3lber followed by a solid 5lber and pulled the bait away from a couple more. My co-angler & I started flipping a new V&M Flipping craw(in stores very soon) and we decided not to set the hook on any fish having seen the ones earlier. In an hour I had several solid bites as did he. Promising results for this craw worm! I quickly left to search out other areas. I found a couple of areas that had small keeper fish but no size. On Friday night, I decided to swing for the fence on Saturday as I felt I could catch a good bag in the area I had found. After a hour run and locking throught he locks we arrived at my spot. Looked good and my co-angler caught a keeper right away. A little while later, I caught a keeper. Several boats came in the area and also caught a couple of keepers. I decided to sit on these fish all day beleiving I could catch a good stringer and have a good finish in the tournament. Well not sure why they did not bite, but my first bite was my last and I and my co-anlger only caught 1 keeper each. "Lesson learned" If you swing for the fence hoping to get a home run, you can miss the ball and strike out!! Even though I didn't have a good tournament by any means, I still feel it was a good decision with one day of scouting and info I had available to me. The fish were there, they just didn't bite. Congradulations to all that caught them as it was a tough day on the water. Hopefully I'll get a little more batting practice for the next tournament.

Tight Lines,

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February 23, 2006 at 9:21pm

This weekend started the begining of the 2006 Media Bass Circuit with the first tournament held out of Bayou Black. A good number of boats showed up considering the conditions, 30 degrees,and 15-20 mph North wind. Believe me when I say my 901 Nitro/200 Merc Optimax seemed alot more willing to go fishing than me. It fired right up, whereas it took me a while to adjust to the "cold". On Saturday, I went on a short scouting trip with a friend from Church Point which only produced only a few keepers on Fat Ratz Spinner baits and V&M plastics. On Sunday, me and my fishing partner Jerome decided to sit tight on some fish he knew of and fish hard. Over night the water temp dropped 10 degrees!! Well after a while with no spinner bait bites, we started fishing Falcon jigs with V&M mudbugs trailers. It seemed like we made a good decision, because by 8:30 we had our limit. Only a couple of cull fish came after that point. At weigh in, we thought our stringer would be around 12-13lbs but supprisingly, it went 14.27lbs good enough for 3rd place. Congratulations to Mike Labat & Chad Douzat for there 1st place finish, an amazing 15.16lbs!! Also, congratulations to David & Derek Mong for their 2nd place finish of 14.94lbs.

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February 15, 2006 at 8:25pm

After many years trying to take a 10 pt., it finally happened! I took this 165# 10 pt. after awaking from a short nap. He was just standing there drinking water from a puddle. Thanks God I woke up before he walked off. I guess lady luck was with me.

January 24, 2006 at 7:44pm

One of our members killed the biggest deer I've seen killed in a long time this past weekend. A nine point, 177#'s with a 20" spread. Unbelieveable for where we hunt. We always hoped one of us would have the opportunity to take superbuck, previously thought to be a myth. Well, all I can say is "CONGRATULATIONS" on taking him. Now you can pass the horseshoe to someone else, because after this deer, you can quit hunting. It will be hard to beat. I cannot wait to see him mounted.

January 24, 2006 at 7:16pm

After several weekends of hunting hard, my son Ben was finailly rewarded with a spike. Congradulations!! Hopefully next year you can get the buck with the busted backstrap!!! LOL!!

January 24, 2006 at 7:05pm
A comment titled: Re: Pointe Aux Chene! Help Please! in response to a report titled: Pointe Aux Chene! Help Please!

Lake Tambour and Bay Billout would be better than Chien for reds You can troll into some ponds out towards the lake but I would not recommend running into them as some are shallow and have oyster reefs. Shrimp under a cork fishing cuts and points work fairly well for the reds/drum.

July 18, 2017 at 11:39am
A comment titled: Re: Pointe Aux Chene! Help Please! in response to a report titled: Pointe Aux Chene! Help Please!

Lahayeoutdoors,

First it depends on what size boat you are fishing out of. If you are fishing out of a alum. boat, you can almost fish anywhere. If you are fishing out of a bay style boat, you need to use more caution. I would suggest idling in areas you are not familiar with until you learn where you can run.

General I fish the to the north if the fall/winter. You can fish the canals around the old sulphur mine and in the mine itself. Fish cuts and points off of these canals. Plastics, fresh shrimp and live minnows work best. To the South, fish the cuts, dams and oyster reefs along the main bayou, the ponds and in Lake Chien, Falicity, Barre and Tambour. Plastics work well in these areas along with Gold spoons. Alot of oyster reefs area marked by PVC pipes are poles around them. However, the unmarked ones are usually not pressured as much. Also, in the lakes, look for birds diving. A lot of times the specks are under them. In the ponds fish cuts, points and grasslines for reds. Also look for hard bottom areas as they seem to hold more fish.

Hope this helps you out.

July 18, 2017 at 7:22am
A comment titled: Miss prissy hunter in response to a report titled: Beautiful Addition - Lillian Grace

Thanks!!! Yes I will enjoy spending time with her doing all of the girly stuff to!! I raised a daughter and it was awesome seeing her happy! Hopefully hunting and fishing will become a hobby of hers at some point!! If not I'll love her being miss prissy !! Lol!

September 16, 2012 at 12:22pm
A comment titled: Re in response to a report titled: Down N Dularge

Bill, good to hear from you! Hope you have been well! I am still a bass buster at heart, but my son likes specks and reds. Whenever I get the opportunity to fish with him, I go wherever he wants, usually for specks or reds down DuLarge or Pt. A Chein. You still fish bass or sac-a-lait? I sold my team Nitro and will be getting another one by Jan. Bass are biting almost as good as the specks! That was some good fishing back in the 80's. Remember the Monday morning fishing stories at W/D?? LOL! Keep in touch. Talk to you soon.

July 17, 2012 at 7:56am
A comment titled: Down in Dularge in response to a report titled: Down N Dularge

That is what it's all about!

July 16, 2012 at 6:42pm
A comment titled: Fresh Fish for supper! in response to a report titled: Down N Du Large

We had a great time!!! Caught alot of fish, released reds and drum, and eating the specks tonight!! Nothing like fresh fish and homemade french fries!!

July 10, 2012 at 6:33pm
A comment titled: directions in response to a report titled: Reds in Dularge!

Just use mapquest and find Hwy 315, go to the end of the road and launch.

June 24, 2012 at 8:41pm
A comment titled: fishing in response to a report titled: Thinking of fishing

GO!!!!!!! It is hard when you can't go. As you know I am recovering from back surgery and haven't been fishing in months!!

May 01, 2010 at 11:57am
A comment titled: Results 1st & 2nd in response to a report titled: Tournament Results

19+lbs 1st Place, 18+ lbs 2nd, lunker was 8+ lbs.

March 28, 2010 at 5:17pm
A comment titled: Calibers in response to a report titled: Rifle

Everybody has favorites as do I. I have hunted deer with a .222, .243, 30.06, .270, and .300 WSM. Of all, the best all around i have found for all conditions is the .300WSM. I have a Browning .300 WSM stalker w/boss and love it. With teh boss syatem, you cannot beat the accuracy and reduced recoil. It can handle and North American game animal. Some say it is overkill for Whitetail, but I don;t see it that way. With proper shot placement, you won't mess up any of the meat and if you get a shot at a big whitetail, you can count on it bringing him down without having to track it(most fall where you shoot them). I hunt alot of water bottoms and it sure s nice not having to track them in water. Again, any of these calibers will take deer with proper shoot placement. You just have to decide which one will work best for you under the conditions you hunt.

Good Luck Hunting!

Bass Buster

January 20, 2010 at 9:31pm
A comment titled: Rifles/Scopes in response to a report titled: Remington 700 or Browning X-Bolt

Both rifles and scopes are good. I have owned 2 of each brand and have hunted with both taking many deer. I personaly prefer Browning. I own a .270 Stainless Stalker w/Boss A-Bolt and a .300 WSM Composite Stalker w/boss A-Bolt both with Leupold VXIII. I am gong to purchase a third this year, another .300 WSM but Stainless Stalker w/boss A-Bolt with another Leupold on it. Both have been great guns and very accurate and less recoil due to the boss system. The Remingtons I had were also good rifles, but I find I shoot alot better with the Browning. Everything I hear, te new X-Bolts are good rifles, but I will pruchase the A-Bolt due to it being available with the Boss in the .300WSM (not available in X-Bolt yet). On Scope, Leupold's are great with great warranties. I have used them for more than 20 years and are very clear. Never hunted with Zeiss, but have heard good and bad reports on them. Very good light transmission on the expensive models, be a couple of guys I know said they don't stay zeroed in very well. Just my opinion, but I don't think you can go wrong with the Browning/Leupold combo.

Good Luck!

Bass Buster

January 20, 2010 at 9:17pm
A comment titled: deer in response to a report titled: 200lb. 8 pt.

Tommy, Did you post pics of your deer. I don't remember seeing them. If you could post them and state where you killed them. You still hunting in Texas?

January 11, 2010 at 9:56am
A comment titled: explaination in response to a report titled: 200lb. 8 pt.

I probably did not word the article correctly. The first buck I saw was a younger buck (small eight pt 130lbs maybe). However, this was the second buck that came out when I was grunting, hopefully trying to get the first buck to come back as he wne tback into the cutover. The first buck never showed again. Hopefully this explains it a little better.

January 11, 2010 at 7:35am
A comment titled: Bow kill in response to a report titled: North Carolina Deer Hunting

No, not with a bow, rifle! Could have taken several with a bow, but with rut in full swing, the bogger deer were chasing hard and we had limited time, so rifle it was. Congrats on your first bow kill!! What did you get??

November 15, 2009 at 7:58pm
A comment titled: NICE BOW KILL in response to a report titled: My First

Congrats!!! Nice bow kill. Get the big boy next!

November 04, 2009 at 7:54pm
A comment titled: Areas hunted in response to a report titled: Georgia Bucks

The area we hunted was Morgan County and Putman County. According to Chip, the areas we hunted haven't been as productive in the last couple of years, but sure seemed to be "great" this year! Hopefully I'll get to make another hunt hear in the years to come. These are some great guys and had a great time. I am planning to return the favor and take them either on a LA deer hunt or fishing trip, which ever they want.

Good Luck hunting

Bass Buster

November 02, 2009 at 10:04pm
A comment titled: Youth Rifle in response to a report titled: Youth deer rifle

There are many different ways to look at choosing a caliber for a youth hunter. I started my son (at 10) out with a Savage .222. I No recoil and very flat shotting. First I took him to the range several time to ensure he could handle all aspects for the rifle. He could make the bullet holestouch at 100 yrds. I then enrolled him in a hunter safety class to help ensure that he knew all safety aspects of the rifle and hunting in general (just in case I forgot to teach him something). It is always good to attend with him as a refresher for yourself. I After he shot and lost the first deer he shot at, I bought him a .243 as it did upset him to shoot any animal and loose it. (By the way, he did put a lung shot on the deer, however we hunt in the swamp and the deer was in water). After he practiced with the .243, we started hunting. Finally when he was 12, on New Years Eve, he placed a great shot on a 4 pt. We were both excited to say the least! It is mounted on his wall. He harvested several with the .243. Keep in mind he was a small for his age. One day at the camp he asked to shoot my .270 Browning W/Boss, and I let him. Needless to say, you could say he took over using that rifle and I had to get me another one. The recoil on a .270 with a boss is less than the .243.(check browning web site)and he loved it. He has harvested many deer to date, I think 27 bucks and several does,(he is now 24). This was a good decesion letting him shoot the .270 as he can always hunt with it. My point is he wouldn't have to buy different rifles as he grows up. The only neg. of a boss is that it is very loud. You will need to make sure he wears ear protection. My daughter also killed her first deer last year, a pretty 9 pt with the same rifle. She is also small framed and had no trouble with the recoil. My wife also likes to shot it. Just my thoughts on the subject. Hopefully this helps!

Bass Buster

August 16, 2009 at 2:20pm
A comment titled: On the pit in response to a report titled: Deer Backstrap

I used to fry all my backstrap, but since I went to Kentucky and had soem of my friends there show me how they cooked it whole on the pit, I havn't fried it by a couple of times in the last 3-4 years, it's all pit! It's simple and quick. Here is how you do it:

First, marinaid it in Dale's Seasoning a couple of hours(over night better). Heat your pit and when ready, put it on. Leave for only 3-5 minutes at most, then take it off. On the charred side, cut slices across the B. S. about an inch apart the whole length. Then cut small slices of Velveta cheese and wrap from one slice to the next. Put back on pit until middle is light pink or turning white and the cheese is completely melted. Take off and cut in small cubes and eat while hot. AWESONE!!!! Haven't found anyone that didn't like it yet. Make sure you put some aside for you before sending it for everyone to try. Last time I sent it inside and by the time I went in, it was gone. If you need any more instructions, please e-mail me @ rickynaquin@aol.com

Godd Eating!
Ricky

August 13, 2009 at 9:16pm
A comment titled: duck stamp in response to a report titled: mississippi hunting license???

I think you need to purchase the small game permit to hunt duck along with stamps; Form MW&F site:

link: http://home.mdwfp.com/license.aspx

Small Game Hunting (covers waterfowl) $75.00 $3.00 $0.85

Hope this helps.

Bass Buster

July 08, 2009 at 6:46pm
A comment titled: winners in response to a report titled: St Jude Bass Tourney

David Cavell, 18 + lbs 200 +boats and he also had lunker 5.91 Venice!

30th place was a littel over 11 lbs.

April 04, 2009 at 9:12pm
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