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Hey guys, I am leasing about 500 acres that backs up to the amite river. We have mixed hardwoods and pines. I am trying to figure out the best time to plant spring/summer plots, and what is best to plant in this area. We are in the process of getting the soil tested and adding lime. We are trying to hold as many deer as possible as well as make the property attractive to turkeys and other game. Thanks for the help.

February 08 at 10:12am

Had a great hunt on Tuesday morning, had two gobblers going nuts from first light. They must have gobbled at least 75 times. They came right to the decoys. This was the first bird that I called up by myself. My dad was a huge turkey hunter and died a couple of years ago, before I could really learn from him. This morning was a special time for me. The bird had a 10' beard and 1' spurs. Not a huge trophy, but I'm very proud.

March 30, 2017 at 10:27am

I'm looking for a good taxidermist. I have a nice bass that was caught during deer season in between hunts and would like to get it mounted. The closer to Baton Rouge the better. Thanks

March 25, 2009 at 11:21am

I had the pleasure of hunting on a friends land near Natchez, Ms. I had several great hunts. We saw some amazing deer, several that would go over 150". I was blessed enough to take this management 8 point while he was slipping through some cutover. He was 16" wide and 6" around at the base of his antlers. He was 5 1/2 years old. We saw over 40 different deer this weekend. I thank God for the opportunity to take this deer, but more imprtantly the opportuntiy to spend it with my son

January 15, 2008 at 4:41pm
A comment titled: Re: Texas Turkeys in response to a report titled: Texas Turkeys

That sounds like an amazing hunt. Were you guys hunting on private land? Or was this an outfitter you were hunting with? I got to make a Texas hunt years ago and was amazed at the number of birds. I have been itching to get back to Texas to hunt them again.

May 10 at 10:04am
A comment titled: Re: Cool pic turkeys in flight in response to a report titled: Cool pic turkeys in flight

How did you do? Did you find those turkeys this weekend?

April 09 at 4:35pm
A comment titled: Re: First turkey in response to a report titled: First turkey

Congrats!!! Tell us more about the bird. How long was his beard? What kind of spurs did he have?

March 28 at 9:06am
A comment titled: Re: First Gobbler in response to a report titled: First Gobbler

Thanks a lot. I can see now why my dad was so obsessed with chasing turkeys.

March 30, 2017 at 1:10pm
A comment titled: Nice bird in response to a report titled: #1 Down

Nice Bird.

I hope to kill one soon. Went this morning but the river was too high and kept us away from them, but it has to go down sooner or later. Congrats

March 30, 2009 at 11:34am
A comment titled: no way he is 16 in response to a report titled: How wide?

I just shot a 16 1/8 wide 8pt this weekend. This deer is 14 1/2 to 15 inches wide. Maybe 15 1/2 but he is not 16. He looks to be a two and a half maybe three and a half.

January 12, 2009 at 9:02pm
A comment titled: Ignorance is not bliss in response to a report titled: Gun Grab

I have a good friend who experienced a similar incident in Texas. He was arrested and spent the night in jail. He ended up having to do 100 or so hours of community service. Just because you are unaware of the laws in that state it does not alleviate your responsibility to follow them. I know that it sucks, but you are screwed.

October 21, 2008 at 9:05am
A comment titled: great taxidermist in response to a report titled: info on mounts

There is a guy in Amite that is the best that I have seen. He is reasonably priced but his mounts look great for years. My dad has a mount that he did 27 years ago, and it looks better than most mounts by other taxidermist the day they get them back. His name is David Elsey

February 28, 2008 at 9:02pm
A comment titled: Thanks in response to a report titled: great weekend

I appreciate that "killer." Big John went with me and didn't kill anything. What goes around comes around.

January 15, 2008 at 9:31pm
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