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My 10 year old and his Paw had a great hunt and killed a great deer! Manning made a great shot at 120yds and dropped not only his first deer, but his first trophy! Thanks Paw and congrats!

January 23 at 8:40am

Looking for some salvinia weevils. I talked to the LSU agcenter, and their nursery was shut down by the landowner due to negative relations with the public. They won't have any ready for a year. Does anyone know where I might find some?

August 08, 2015 at 10:27am

Looking for some plastic barrels, 55 gallon, can anybody give me some leads?

February 24, 2014 at 7:40pm

My brother caught a unique flounder this weekend. The fish had only a small patch of white on one side, as you can see in the picture. The rest of the fish was colored, and he wasn't 'flat' on his bottom side. Anyone ever see one like this?

August 20, 2013 at 5:20pm

Every so often you get a picture that you don't realize is AWESOME until weeks later when you look back through your camera roll... Took the kids catfishing and ended up with a priceless memory!

July 15, 2013 at 5:20pm

I have an 05 Chevy Z71. It is making a knocking noise (fairly faint) in the front end when turning that I feel through the steering wheel. It has done this before when the truck was under warranty, and the dealer would fix it right up with what they termed a 'lube kit'. My question is what are they lubing? is it in the steering column or is it the control arm? I have greased the control arms, but I find the problem persisting.

April 09, 2013 at 7:53am

Anybody knows where I can find seat bases with the Brass bushing (insert) instead of Plastic bushings? I have had terrible luck with the plastic bushings and the brass ones last for a lifetime, never seize on the post, and where the same price. I just can't find them anymore.

April 01, 2013 at 8:56pm

The Dindon Farouche (AKA: Wild Turkey) Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will be holding its annual banquet in Opelousas, La.

When: February 27, 2013

Where: Opelousas Civic Center (Creswell Lane)

Time: Doors open at 6, supper at 7:30

What: Dinner banquet, silent and live auction, gun raffles, door prizes, comraderie

Family friendly environment, 'Jakes' welcome!

Conservation groups such as the NWTF promote the sport of hunting, education of young sportsmen and sportswomen, and traditions which American families hold dear. Please come out to support the wild turkey, the sport of hunting, and the future of the ideals we value most!

*Ticket includes NWTF annual membership and subscription to Turkey Country Magazine

*Contact Max at 337.207.6282, or message me for more info or tickets

February 07, 2013 at 9:46pm

I keep hearing about assault weapons on the news. I have the utmost respect for the people so confronted by tragedy. I am a teacher, a parent, a hunter, and at heart an American! I beleive the strength of America, and any democracy, so conceived and so dedicated is an informed puplic. However, every police report and newspaper report for three days of this tragedy mentioned an assault weapon (actually a .223, assault mever mentioned) found in the suspects car. The media, as Heard tonite, has declared that assault weapons are to blame for this tragedy,even as the reports claim no such use, and have even launched an attack on assault weapon ammunition, becauase it causes too much damage. This is hunting ammo the news media is attacking based on untruths, how horrible, America will stand against false advertising, but allow the news media to disaasemble our constitution with fallacious reports!

December 18, 2012 at 6:09pm

Come out and support waterfowl at tonight's Opelousas Ducks unlimited Banquet at the Opelousas Civic Center

6pm Till
Cash Bar
Live and Silent Auctions
Great Local Food (Soiree)

September 19, 2012 at 4:49pm

Have any of you seen the commercial on TV? It does a great job in my opinion to promote why we pay license and registration fees. Visit the website, take a look.

April 11, 2012 at 5:32pm

Anybody has a 28ga with a youth stock they would be willing to sell?

January 19, 2012 at 7:50pm

Where can i find the miners helmets i see so many guys using these days?My arm is getting tired of holding the spotlight!!!

November 28, 2011 at 9:31pm

Well, it appears the fields i was planning to hunt will be flooded. I noticed the public dove fields are further to the west and north, so they may get a little less rain. I have never hunted one of these, what time do you need to get there? any help is appreciated.

September 02, 2011 at 6:31am

Got a good one Sunday morning!!! He was henned up early, but came back to flirt at 9:30, only to hang-up till 11:30, when love got the best of him!!! 19.5 lbs, 9.75' beard, 1.25' spurs

March 21, 2011 at 7:48pm

Anybody know what the Kids Killed this weekend?

March 14, 2011 at 6:12pm

Looking at getting a new boat set up for next season, Which one is working better for y'all? Looking at speed, maneuverability, durability, and hassle free operation. How Many hours are these motors lasting?

December 14, 2010 at 9:21am

Nothing like a few Woodcock after work. We have had a couple of good afternoons in a row.

January 26, 2010 at 7:42pm

Stuck out the cold Saturday Morning and this 200lb 8 pt came strolling through at 8:00 am. Made the cold sit worth it!!

January 12, 2010 at 9:38pm

Looking into a new gun to hunt deer and Geese with. I want a semi-auto that shoots 3.5 inch shells. I have shot and handled several guns, and have narrowed it down to the Browing gold, Browning Silver, or Benelli SBE II. What i need help with is to hear from people who have used these in hunting situations. I like the way these guns feel and point, just looking for help

December 20, 2009 at 6:12pm
A comment titled: Re: First Deer Down in response to a report titled: First Deer Down


February 02 at 5:45pm
A comment titled: Re: Salvinia weevils in response to a report titled: Salvinia weevils

Only thing that takes care of it effectively is salt water.... Freezes only work for a year or so, spraying kills all the duck feed too, weevils wait until it's mature to eat it, so in the mean time it's smothered all the duck feed and isn't open till January or February...

Last year we never got a freeze and it looks like the weevils dos a good job in the large mature mats we had, but it has spread to other areas, which are maturing this year... Unending battle

September 07, 2016 at 6:44am
A comment titled: Re: 18 hp go devil in response to a report titled: 18 hp go devil

16 36 if you can find it!
15 42 is probably the best you'll get

August 09, 2015 at 9:43pm
A comment titled: Re: DUCK HUNTING in response to a report titled: DUCK HUNTING

Mr Reynolds,
The tough part of this is the fact that I can't even get an answer from the commissioners...I have emailed several of them asking simply, and respectfully, what their decisions are based upon. No answer... I will hunt ducks whenever the season is, and I will enjoy the time in the marsh, swamps, and rice fields no matter what the calendar says, but I would enjoy hunting when ducks are down and not fighting with the wife to have the kids at the camp for Halloween! It is all about the kids, Period! I learned that lesson harder than most over the last year and I believe we should cater to them...apparently our commissioners don't.

I have agreed with your suggestions for years, and have never found your words to be guided by anything other than fact or majority, thank you for that!

August 09, 2015 at 9:39pm
A comment titled: Re: DUCK HUNTING in response to a report titled: DUCK HUNTING

Well said

August 08, 2015 at 10:59pm
A comment titled: Re: Coastal Zones dates in response to a report titled: Coastal Zones dates

Well said, I couldn't agree more

August 08, 2015 at 10:57pm
A comment titled: Re: Thanks Commish in response to a report titled: Thanks Commish

Great season last year all in all, better dates than 2013-14, but they moved it back to those dates! I don't get it, special interest groups get what they want! Last few years weave my had big numbers of birds until the east opens and they chase them out of NELA rice fields! and youth season in October! On Halloween! Wth?

August 08, 2015 at 3:24pm
A comment titled: Re: Coastal Zones dates in response to a report titled: Coastal Zones dates

Mhelper, you are absolutely correct. And Halloween day youth season... Gotta talk momma into letting the kids coming to marsh for the weekend instead of trick or treat! special interest win again!

I also can't understand the fact that duck migrate north to south and we open the coastal zone 2 weeks before the birds are even pressured on those NELA rice fields.... Makes no sense.

August 08, 2015 at 10:38am
A comment titled: Re: DUCK HUNTING in response to a report titled: DUCK HUNTING

We also so do really well late in the year in intracoastal city, and hit or miss the first split, great if the birds are here, terrible if they are not, not sure what the commissioners are thinking... But good luck getting a response from them

August 08, 2015 at 9:15am
A comment titled: seasons in response to a report titled: Duck Season Dates

I have only been chasing ducks for 20 years, so many of you have more experience than me, but I see several problems with the way the season was set up this year.

* Coastal zone opens before north Louisiana and Arkansas, don't the birds migrate north to south? If we corrected this perhaps hunting pressure could facilitate migration.

* Only the coastal zone split gave ducks a weekend off during the split! Let me be clear, if hunting pressure affects duck habits, we must give them more than 5 weekdays off!

* More than a month without a split hammers ducks! We watched ducks shy away from real ducks because they were so wary by the end of the season. Another split would have helped the ducks calm down some, and allow us to hunt till Jan 31.

With these being said, I had the best duck season I have ever had, but I was able to watch the ducks as the season progressed. I also don't think we need to use this year as a normal year in our adjustments, as I killed several bluewings and grays with pin feathers the last week of the season, indicating the hatch, and therefore the migration was extremely late.

January 31, 2014 at 12:02pm
A comment titled: Strange year in response to a report titled: What kind of duck?

Scooters for sure, I also had a buddy kill some Long tails (Oldsquaw) this year in a pond near Rayne......Stange happenings this year!

January 31, 2014 at 11:41am
A comment titled: Good Spots in response to a report titled: Indian Bayou/ Sherburne

Both places are good spots for deer, both used to be great for ducks, but its been a long time since I have had a 'good' duck season in either. For deer, nothing beats spending time in the places, lots of scouting, leave guys alone, find several spots as back-ups and it can be productive.

October 11, 2013 at 10:40pm
A comment titled: Cottonmouths in response to a report titled: Water kind Snakes

Shadrig is 100% correct, there are more there, including a mother if I had to guess... Babies are very dangerous, especially if a child was to get bit, be very careful out there!

September 13, 2013 at 6:42am
A comment titled: Tail in response to a report titled: a water moccasins stomach

Allison, the tail is what tipped me off too. That little chartruese tail is a signature of baby cottonmouths.

September 06, 2013 at 6:26am
A comment titled: Not Copperheads in response to a report titled: a water moccasins stomach

Young Cottonmouths are marked with broad, splotched bands that fade with age, and have tails tipped with mustard yellow. Juveniles may be misidentified as Copperheads'(University of Florida)

September 06, 2013 at 6:14am
A comment titled: Life jackets in response to a report titled: Photobomb

I wasn't always so diligent, but when the kids came along, I wanted them to be used to life jackets. I have a simple rule, if the big motor is running, we all have life jackets on! The kids are in my boat a ton, and they never even ask or fuss about the jackets, just always been a part of it. We can all swim like fish, but you can't swim if you're knocked cold....
We were running jugs that day, so lots of motoring, rule is life jackets stay on......

Be safe and Good Luck

July 19, 2013 at 11:05am
A comment titled: Unreal! in response to a report titled: Photobomb

I still laugh out loud just about everytime I see it! Kids are so frickin AWESOME!

July 16, 2013 at 9:38pm
A comment titled: Gotta Go! in response to a report titled: Petition for LASM cover shot

Guess he had to go

July 13, 2013 at 1:06pm
A comment titled: 3 at a time? in response to a report titled: Bass size limits

You should see it before daylight for the duck opener, 4 at a time no problem!

June 24, 2013 at 9:26am
A comment titled: Hell Yea! in response to a report titled: Squirrel Season

Now that's what I'm talkin' about!!!!

June 12, 2013 at 9:33pm
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