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Put out a cam to see if any bucks made it thru the season. Whats the score on this one?

February 06 at 12:30pm

My wife shot this buck Dec.26 at 4:20 pm. 85degrees and he was just cruising thru a grass field. 250lbs with a 25in. neck.

January 01 at 11:23pm

The first deer is from Tensas parish and the other 2 are from piney woods in western Ouachita parish.

October 05, 2016 at 8:18pm

Back in the spring I planted 250lbs. of powerplant. I cant show ya'll some pretty foodplots, but I can show ya'll where they went.

October 03, 2016 at 8:00pm

Age and score this one. When I tried to load another pic the boxes say, clear photos, change photos, submit, no add photos. Thanks for any help.

July 12, 2016 at 10:30pm

Was getting 85% nocturnal pics. Moved my cam 150yds. and 85% daytime pics.

July 05, 2016 at 9:28pm

Only lets me load one pic at a time?

June 25, 2016 at 10:10pm

Got a few growing.

June 25, 2016 at 9:32pm

About a week ago i Planted some wheat in a wooded area since the leaves have fallen . Deer really love it when it first comes up and doesn't take them long to find it.

December 14, 2015 at 9:55pm

How old ya'll think these deer are?

November 17, 2015 at 5:48pm

Got a pic of a nice 10pt with long bladed browtines. As I was looking over pics from last year to try to identify him I noticed this small 8pt. has 3 separate burrs and beams. Sure hope he made it thru last year.

November 15, 2015 at 6:17pm

I have about 7 or 8 does with single fawns this year. Talked to two other people that have noticed the same thing. This is the first time I've seen more than 1or2 singles. I've heard that bucks seem to have spots in lines and all these are large for their age and seem to be bucks. Anyone else notice this?

October 09, 2015 at 8:16pm

Hey Slick, you nailed the swamp sunflower couple years ago. So what are these? The flowers are similar to swamp sunflower but the leaves are totally different. thanks

September 23, 2015 at 1:42pm

Amazing how these animals can survive serious injury.

September 23, 2015 at 12:30pm

Chinese tallow trees are highly invasive trees and will quickly crowd out anything else. For a long time I wondered what they were good for, then I googled em. I knew they had beautiful clusters of sweet smelling blossoms but never thought of the bees they feed. Bees are absolutely vital to us and that alone makes them valuable. But I discovered deer love to browse on the young shoots. The problem is they grow so thick, so fast that they soon get out of reach. Also, I found a lot of big ones growing in pure stands of pine where nothing else grows. That's when the light bulb went on. Hinge cutting of trees is where you cut halfway thru a scrub tree about 5 ft. off the ground and push it over without killing the tree. This does several things-creates a living brushpile in otherwise open woods, and then new growth comes off the now vertical trunk and is again within the browse reach of deer. The problem today there is very few trees that are considered culls. I promise if you ask your landowner or timber company if you can cut a Chinese tallow tree they will love you. So you can turn a terrible problem into a valuable asset. Also deer absolutely love elm trees and they have very little value so they make another great hinge tree. Don't forget those green bushes that grow in low areas, around gas wells, and in crp fields. You can easily run over these and break them down to within deer reach and they are one of a very few plants that have green leaves in January-march period. In crp land this can triple the amount of available browse without spending anything on planting. Some pics of tallow trees.

September 21, 2015 at 10:48pm

3 yrs, ago we got couple hundred acres of pine forest. We thinned the trees, planted foodplots and started feeding rice bran. The first 2 yrs. I only got pics of small bucks, mostly long spikes. This year we have a 9pt,2-8pts, 7pt,3big 6pts, 6 big 6pts that are each missing a browtine, and half a dozen small bucks. This is centered around 3 acres I planted in peas this summer. If anyone would like to read about or look at more pics they are posted on facebook under Clementine Wildlife Resources.Im not trying to sell anything or promote any product, just posting my experiences.

September 21, 2015 at 8:23pm

Anybody see a double beard on the left hand bird. They took 13 pics standing in the same line.

September 19, 2015 at 6:56pm

Some piney woods bucks starting to show their horn growth.

June 16, 2015 at 7:58pm

In the summer of '13 I found a wildflower that deer were eating up. As I was trying to find what it was I decided to mix up a wildlife foodplot blend for all wildlife summer or winter with perennial weeds(wildflowers). They are looking good.Planted another, larger plot.

May 04, 2015 at 2:17pm

How about an age, weight, and score on this one?

January 10, 2015 at 10:04pm
A comment titled: Re: leftovers in response to a report titled: leftovers

My neighbors on my west and south fenced us out years ago. Because of too much trespassing on our east we did fence that. We also have a low fence on our north along a gravel road.

February 24 at 6:40pm
A comment titled: Re: leftovers in response to a report titled: leftovers

Finally got another pic shows the length of his main beams This deer seems very shy of cams. Looks like he has a buddy I do have pics of so maybe he will hang around We did very well in tensas but nothing like this deer.

February 22 at 7:28pm
A comment titled: Re: age these deer in response to a report titled: age these deer

We did very well in tensas this year. 6 bucks, 4 over 200lbs one over 250. Four yutes killed their first buck the last 2 weekends.

February 09 at 7:10pm
A comment titled: Re: leftovers in response to a report titled: leftovers

This is in southwest Ouachita parish. Hard to tell in this pic but he's a 10pt. Several have said they believe mid-160's.

February 09 at 7:05pm
A comment titled: Re: age these deer in response to a report titled: age these deer

These are the pics I meant to add from last night.

October 13, 2016 at 8:15pm
A comment titled: Re: age these deer in response to a report titled: age these deer

Thanks Duckslayer, its always good to get different opinions. You were spot on with the first deer, he was killed and aged. After looking at many pics I believe the others are the same age. My problem is the velvet 8pt has so much bigger horns than any 31/2 deer ive ever seen.But if you compare their bodies they seem to be the same age. Here's a couple more pics.

October 10, 2016 at 7:29pm

Black Bayou NWR is kinda small but has some big bucks. Russell Sage and Ouachita WMA's south of I-20 has good amount of deer and huge bucks. These are bottomland areas with good access. D'arbonne NWR northwest of Monroe has both bottomland and upland pine forest and lots of deer and good bucks but deer are smaller on average there. All these areas have limited rifle hunts so bowhunting is good. About the only public around Ruston is Kisatchie NF north, good hunting for hill deer. Shreveport has Loggy Bayou, pretty small and more crowded, and Bodcau WMA which is pretty good hill hunting.

October 05, 2016 at 8:00pm
A comment titled: Re: foodplots in response to a report titled: foodplots

Some more pics. Thanks Huckelberry, I finally got more than 1 to load.

October 05, 2016 at 7:34pm
A comment titled: Re: Spinning setup question in response to a report titled: Spinning setup question

The first spinning reels had manually operated bails. Most now use the handle to automatically close the bail. This causes the line to twist and when you cast the line comes off in a tangle. Closing the bail manually will help to prevent this.

September 23, 2016 at 10:55am
A comment titled: Re: Suggestions With No Bitching in response to a report titled: Suggestions With No Bitching

Thanks for your reply Tony, sorry I confused you. Its much easier to check hottest reports on my phone but I just assumed ya'll would want people to spend time browsing/shopping/guide viewing. When I open on a pic with my pc then hit submit it returns me back to the start, then I have to click on pics, select a file, scroll thru hundreds of pics, select one, click on it, open it, then start the whole process over, the other way it stayed on the same file so I only had to scroll thru pics to find another. Several times I have gone thru the process for multiple pics then it only posts the last one I picked. Thanks for any help.

July 06, 2016 at 8:36pm
A comment titled: Re: hot weather bucks in response to a report titled: hot weather bucks

I have had a feeder set up on a foodplot in a central location in a pine cutover for a couple years. I believe I moved my cam to a staging area closer to their bedding area. The funny thing is I was looking for a last years deer and thought this deer was coming from the opposite direction.

July 06, 2016 at 7:41pm
A comment titled: Re: Suggestions With No Bitching in response to a report titled: Suggestions With No Bitching

When I post a pic on my pc it goes back to the start and I have to start the whole process over. Ya'll may get a lot of views but now it takes me about 30 seconds on my phone to check it. I used to browse a lot but now it only takes 30 seconds to see but 30minutes or more to post pics. Iused to love to read guide posts but without pics I seldom click on them now.

July 05, 2016 at 9:35pm
A comment titled: Re: Formosa Lake-Tensas Parish in response to a report titled: Formosa Lake-Tensas Parish

Emerson Lake, as its known by the locals, is a private lake owned by 4or5 landowners with one private ramp. Its 11miles west of St. Joseph, La. There are no facilities. Its about 1mile long and 200yds. wide with a depth of 6ft. Its loaded with huge crappie and tons of channel cats. The bass fishing is good on wobble-head worms early mornings in the summer. The crappie can be caught on jigs, tube or hair and a nibblet. Two of us catch over 100 any morning before dinner, but it can be slow in the afternoon. In the hot summer we have an oxygen problem so the middle of the day when the wind is blowing causes them to feed.

May 05, 2016 at 5:50pm
A comment titled: Re: Hunt r in response to a report titled: Hunt r

Tried again, will not let me load pics. I very much enjoy Mr. Larry Reynolds comments and insights on ducks. It would be nice for someone like that in deer hunting to do what he does.

April 07, 2016 at 8:27pm
A comment titled: Re: Hunt r in response to a report titled: Hunt r

Bob, ive spent the last month clearing up new ground to plant some powerplant so riding a tractor all day does give plenty time to think and since deer management is my life that's what I usually think about. However it took me longer to type this than to think up that rhetorical question. Too much time thinking? wow, maybe you should try it.Thanks deerslayer, ive been having a hard time posting pics on here since dec. but I expect to get some big ones soon...

April 07, 2016 at 8:05pm
A comment titled: Re: Hunt r in response to a report titled: Hunt r

Yeahuright, that's why I ask so many questions. Like for instance deer suffer about 10% natural mortality. If you have 100 deer on an area that's recommended to have 40 by a biologist. Due to 100+ days of drought, an outbreak of ehd, and then record flooding that started in early march and lasted into mid-summer, the high density deer suffered 25% losses while the low density herd only lost 10%. I still end up with twice as many deer. Whats wrong with this scenario?

April 06, 2016 at 9:06pm
A comment titled: Re: Serious problem need a little help in response to a report titled: Serious problem need a little help

ebay has one

January 27, 2016 at 4:17pm
A comment titled: Re: Growing Bigger Whitetails in response to a report titled: Growing Bigger Whitetails

Slick, of course you're right about the Midwest pics, but the land he managed is farmland around the north end of lake st. joe, tensas parish that is broken up with brushy ditch banks, overgrown swales, and small patches of brush or woods, just like the Midwest, so its easy to grow big deer. Very few people have land like that, certainly not in piney woods or crp fields.

January 25, 2016 at 7:31pm
A comment titled: Re: triple beam buck in response to a report titled: triple beam buck

Chefron, pellets are very expensive, hard to deal with when its wet, and deer don't like them very well unless they really need them, so unless you have at least 300+ acres of THICK woods, I think you would waste your money. Get you some protein blocks and try them for awhile, about one per 50 acres. They will last couple months and you can spread corn around to get them used to it. They rain will soften them and they can eat them better since they don't have top teeth in the front. If you're sure you want pellets I use Arrow brand dairy cow pellets.

January 25, 2016 at 7:21pm
A comment titled: Re: triple beam buck in response to a report titled: triple beam buck

Bret, while both these bucks would be considered highly unusual, they are not non-typical in the true sense of the word, as many have been in the past. While we obviously have the genetics and age, nutrition plays a major role in that. The last 2yrs I have been unable to feed pellets when they were growing horns and the drought killed my clover plots, so all the bucks are very poor in horns this year. We try to shoot 41/2+ and older deer and only after jan.1, which is after first and second rut for us but leaves a short season. We avg. about 3 per year, this year and last only 4, but our season is still open. However my sightings the last 2yrs has gone from 75racked buck average to about 25 last 2 yrs. and deer sightings are also way down and we seldom shoot does, but our neighbors do. Normally this time of year is full on late rut but scrapes are old and untouched. Good luck rest of season.

January 23, 2016 at 8:23pm
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