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anyone know if you can use a 20 gauge pump shooting slugs for reg gun season on WMA? Ive read through the rules but im not 100 % clear.

December 21, 2017 at 11:34am

Wanted to try a new approach this year and was curious if anyone else does it or if im crazy for even trying...I was thinking about stalk hunting deer and hogs on pearl river but i know pearl is thick and nasty as ive already been hunting there with a climber. Any spot and stalk guys out there? Using my .35 whelen so i wont need to get right up on em.

November 09, 2017 at 12:26pm

anybody having luck with bass in this area? I find rudock is a bit better than manchac but i rarely catch any big boys...every now and then i get lucky with a nice 5-6 pounder...

January 25, 2017 at 2:13pm

I have been hitting Sherburne hard and not seeing anything at all...except for a doe and her fawn in a no hunt zone coming out. I mainly hunt off of big alabama near the atchafalaya wildlife refuge. Not looking for exact coordinates,but are there any areas i should move on to? This is my first bow season and really looking to put one in the freezer before firearm comes along.

October 25, 2016 at 8:45am

Noticed so far Indian Bayou rd is a hot spot especially towards the end of that road...anyone having any luck? To me indian bayou is more tore up with hogs than oil well but i have yet to sit on oil well this season...

October 10, 2016 at 10:06am

Has anyone camped out here? I want to setup my tent next week but i'm just curious about it...do you leave your tent up and unattended while you hunt?

September 27, 2016 at 2:27pm

Would i be crazy in attempting to hunt some of this land with a pirogue and a pair of rubber boots?

September 19, 2016 at 1:46pm

Would like to start hunting hogs with my bow but only have public land available where you can only kill hogs during an active hunting season...private land is year long during shooting hours but there lays my problem...no private land. I live in tickfaw and was wondering if anyone had some hogs need killing and would let me on their land (not really looking for paid guided hunts fyi) shoot me a message.

Thanks,

August 01, 2016 at 2:25pm

May be a dumb question but can you hunt hogs on WMAs during the summer? hunting reg lists them as outlaw quadrupeds that can be taken year long during legal daylight shooting hours.

May 18, 2016 at 9:56am

After a recent scouting trip i found several good spots where i want a stand,but there was a lack of good trees i could use a climber on. I know on the wmas you cant leave your stand up....do any of you guys pack a hang on and climbing sticks (like a 20' stick ladder)? I know the weight would be around 30lbs with a stand and ladder...

April 26, 2016 at 9:07am

Pearl river opened back up following flood waters but after doing some scouting there this past weekend,its still very much under water. The firing range is closed and most of the oil well rd trails have knee deep water and plenty of cotton mouths that love to just sit there in prime position to strike your male parts.

April 25, 2016 at 10:11am

Bought my first bow a couple of weeks ago,a hoyt power max...currently set at 50lb and 27.5 draw. I shot a dozen or more arrows every day for a week sighting in and working on form...now my bow arm (left arm) is super sore right under my shoulder almost like I pulled something, not a little sore,I can't push too hard on things without it hurting like hell. I'm fairly active, what's going on here?

April 19, 2016 at 5:18pm

anybody know if this area has an ok deer population? Its 17 minutes from my house so its very appealing. Havent scouted it yet but may be doing that soon.

April 13, 2016 at 2:59pm

Sorry guys but i gotta be that new guy that asks random dumb questions...Going to be bow hunting for the 2015 season (maybe even Jan this year) which i am new to,in addition to that, i will be hunting on wma land which is also new to me as i used to hunt on private land. Im good on everything but one question plaques my mind...how am i going to drag the deer back with my backpack,tree stand, and bow?

December 01, 2014 at 4:17pm

Forgive the potentially ignorant question but I ddecided to bow hunt on wma land and read that residents between age 16-59 will need an archery license but I can't find anywhere in Louisiana that offers bow hunter education.is it something I just tack on when I purchase my hunting license?

November 22, 2014 at 9:46pm

I have a 2011 wilderness ride 135 I would like to trade for a Jackson cuda 12. I love my ride 135 but it's weight and length can be inconvenient at times.13.6' 80 lbs. great kayak just want something 12' and lighter. My ride is not for sale,trades only.

August 18, 2014 at 7:18pm

I'm looking to trade an Olympic Arms Ar15 for a Jackson Coosa or Cuda 12 (must be one of these)Kayak must be in excellent condition. Paid 1000$ for AR and put another 500$ in accessories. AR will come with hard case,6 30 round magazines,about 100 rounds ammo and of course the accessories that are on the rifle (voretx sparc red dot,magpul foregrip,single point sling, magpul front/UTG rear backup sights)

Not a deal breaker but i would prefer the yellow jacket camo color or one of the other camo colors.

June 23, 2014 at 1:03pm

Used to make my own leaders with nylon coated wire,got lazy and bought some pre-made monofilament leaders but having a problem....the leader wants to coil up even with my bait on there.tried keeping it straight and tight for a few hours but it just goes right back to coiling up...anyone else have this problem??

June 01, 2014 at 8:23pm

I am in desperate need of advice.I have been trying since last year to catch redfish but have come up empty handed every time! I have fished mainly in lacombe off of lake rd but have also made a trip to shell beach recently.I feel like i am doing everything right but i cant bag a single one! I fish the marsh area with 2 rods,one with a popping cork and 14'' leader and the other with a 1/4 oz jig head.For bait ive used DOA shrimp and the gulp alive shrimp as well as fresh cut crab.Got redfish fever bad,can anyone point me in the right direction?? Note that i am new to saltwater fishing....

May 18, 2014 at 7:22pm

I am a bass fisher wanting very much to start catching reds. I plan on launching my kayak at the end of lake rd in Lacombe and was wondering if this area will produce? I will be using a popping cork with DOA shrimp on a 18 inch leader.Any tips are greatly appreciated as this will be first time hunting for redfish.

October 21, 2013 at 1:33pm
A comment titled: Re: Pearl River Stalk? in response to a report titled: Pearl River Stalk?

I see tons of cotton mouths,some hogs, and no deer lol. Sigen, im having a girl due in may, how old was yours when you started taking her with you on public land?

April 03 at 2:05pm
A comment titled: Re: Pearl River Stalk? in response to a report titled: Pearl River Stalk?

Nice kills! i do have a GPS which has saved my butt more than once. I go deep and hear hogs just cant ever seem to get to em..i know theres a group on the other side of Indian bayou...Pearl is the closest to me which is why i usually end up there. I woudlnt mind bagging a few hogs there,i always seem to see them when im scouting and never when actually hunting.

November 20, 2017 at 9:56am
A comment titled: Re: Pearl River Stalk? in response to a report titled: Pearl River Stalk?

I saw a ton of ducks along Indian bayou (not sure what kind,not a duck guy) I looked briefly for some launch spots for my kayak,that idea is still tempting..

November 14, 2017 at 9:41am
A comment titled: Re: Pearl River Stalk? in response to a report titled: Pearl River Stalk?

i hunted over the weekend...no deer. I could hear a group of hogs most of the morning while stalking along Indian bayou but i could not cross over to where they were. I saw very little deer sign anywhere but saw tons of hog sign. I will say that last year i bow hunted Pearl hard,was out there alot and only saw 1 deer..the couple of times i hunted Sherburne i saw a few deer..i know pearl has deer somewhere they just in there deep.

November 14, 2017 at 9:05am
A comment titled: Re: Pearl River Stalk? in response to a report titled: Pearl River Stalk?

thats too funny! i know the honey island swamp area can be intimidating,but you gotta get in there! I have a kayak and often wondered about taking it back there and paddling around,im just too nervous to leave it behind when i get where im going,now days,someone will see it and think its their birthday and help themselves to it.

November 10, 2017 at 1:53pm
A comment titled: Re: Pearl River Stalk? in response to a report titled: Pearl River Stalk?

appreciate it,was thinking the weekdays were my best bet as well,unfortunately the way the dates fall for primitive, my Pearl River hunts will almost always be on the weekend,may do a combo of stalk and use my ground blind....my days off from work during the week are reserved for the rut on Sherburne ;)

November 10, 2017 at 12:48pm
A comment titled: Re: Pearl River Stalk? in response to a report titled: Pearl River Stalk?

Gonna have orange on for sure but this has been a thought..plenty guys out there shoot every time something moves.

November 09, 2017 at 12:34pm
A comment titled: Re: tangi school board wma loranger in response to a report titled: tangi school board wma loranger

I drove out there to scout but didn't go any further...the entrance rd is completely bogged out and i dont have 4x4 or a 4wheeler (dont know the rules on 4 wheelers there either) I ended up hunting on Pearl River and Sherburne...as luck would have it only saw deer in non hunting zones or leaving the wma. I may go back and just park outside the entrance and check it out, i had a group of guys i know hunt sherburne already so i didnt worry too much about tangi this year.

January 26, 2017 at 2:31pm
A comment titled: Re: First time hunter in response to a report titled: First time hunter

one thing to add...if you decide to do joyce and maurepas...better have a pair of waders and thermacell. For your first hunting experience you picked probably the hardest area to hunt in the state of Louisiana. Ive scouted it a little bit myself and decided i didnt want the headache. There are big deer out there from what i hear though,just be ready to work.

December 15, 2016 at 3:49pm
A comment titled: Re: First time hunter in response to a report titled: First time hunter

its still either sex in other areas (archery though i think and primitive later) like sherburne and as far as staying out of the woods...if its public land,you can go out there whenever you like as long as you legal,sure other hunters might not like it but they dont own the land..just be respectful of the guys you might run into...if you see someone setup,stop and go back the other way and use scent control.

December 15, 2016 at 1:54pm
A comment titled: Re: Sherburne Bow Hunting in response to a report titled: Sherburne Bow Hunting

Solid advice, I've been looking at a few spots with water sources .I'll pick a spot based off Google maps and then get down and scout around noon

October 25, 2016 at 9:22pm
A comment titled: Re: Sherburne Bow Hunting in response to a report titled: Sherburne Bow Hunting

I did a ton of preseason scouting and almost all my spots are around decent acorn drops,even better, they are white oaks. I just didnt know if the general area was worth my while. I have a lot of work put in to not see anything at all...

October 25, 2016 at 1:34pm
A comment titled: Re: Pearl River Deer in response to a report titled: Pearl River Deer

Thats more than i have seen...saw 1 deer on season opener,no hogs but i did hear them going crazy Saturday when i was sitting..probably why i didn't see anything that day...

October 10, 2016 at 1:41pm
A comment titled: Re: Pearl River WMA open but.... in response to a report titled: Pearl River WMA open but....

i didnt shoot him but he did meet his maker...problem is i saw way too many so that one dead didnt put a dent in them....

October 10, 2016 at 10:01am
A comment titled: Re: Sherburne Camping in response to a report titled: Sherburne Camping

thanks for the info,hate having to ask it but you know how people are these days if they see ''free'' stuff laying aorund

September 27, 2016 at 3:58pm
A comment titled: Re: Joyce/Maurepas WMA in response to a report titled: Joyce/Maurepas WMA

My biggest concern is finding enough land to hunt within paddle distance...

September 19, 2016 at 1:55pm
A comment titled: Re: Arm is killing me in response to a report titled: Arm is killing me

so after dr appt and xray...looks like a tricep strain. got some therapy lined up and some pain cream.

April 25, 2016 at 2:28pm
A comment titled: Re: Arm is killing me in response to a report titled: Arm is killing me

Solid advice. ..it just so happen to work at a hospital so it's nothing for me to check it out during my shift

April 20, 2016 at 7:28pm
A comment titled: Re: Arm is killing me in response to a report titled: Arm is killing me

so did some research and looks like its a rotator cuff injury which basically translates to yeah some type of muscle or ligament tear. when i first started shooting i did have a death grip with my bow hand and locked straight arm which is bad form and probably caused more strain than usual in the beginning.Of course even with proper bow grip,you are still pushing with your bow arm and because im hard headed i continued over shooting when i knew my arm was sore and probably needed rest,i caused some type of tear. treatment just calls for ice/heat and pain meds like ibuprofen. just wanted to post update for others that experience this. going to start doing some weight exercises specifically targeting those muscle groups once healed up of course to help train em and prevent this type of injury.

April 20, 2016 at 9:40am
A comment titled: Re: Arm is killing me in response to a report titled: Arm is killing me

im hoping its something simple...im taking a break for about a week. Wasn't sure if it was normal to feel that type of pain in that spot.My bow grip is pretty loose....anyway it better be good by Oct,Bambi is going down!

April 20, 2016 at 8:03am
Boutte, LA
$2000.00

Pse brute compound bow.good shape,new custom black/red string put on 1/13/18. Upgraded,dont need 2 bows. No sticker on bow so dont know exact specs but very adjustable.current 27' draw length 55lb weight.

Pse 3 pin sight

Qad hunter dropaway rest

Quiver

Stabilizer

I have a wrist release with it but no arrows or case. Can meet in hammond. include your cell in message if interested. Will trade for a 4 set of lone wolf sticks or a good,light hang on like a xop or lone wolf

February 04 at 9:41pm