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My son and I fished the Lake Coquille area this morning. Got our limit of 18'/20' Reds by 8:30am. But you couldn't buy a Spec with a bag of diamonds.

August 26 at 2:48pm

That is all. When someone puts an ad in Reports rather than Classifieds, it should be deleted immediately.

August 07 at 4:22pm

I hope we can keep it for our grandkids.

July 04 at 10:49am

First of 9 pictures.

January 25 at 11:00pm

Remember when?

January 25 at 6:04pm

This is a pretty neat guide. I figured someone out there might appreciate it. I have it saved as a MSWord.doc. If anyone wants it in that format click on 'Contact User', send me an email, and I'll send It to you.

January 10 at 8:06am

No road kills please.

December 07, 2017 at 10:52am

Type I Offshore Life Jackets provided at no charge.

October 06, 2017 at 11:50am

Is there such a thing as a simple basic GPS that is reasonably inexpensive without a lot of bells and whistles that will get you from place to place in the marsh?

September 21, 2017 at 10:13pm

Try these with your next fish fry or BBQ.

July 07, 2017 at 8:24am

Hey guys, how about posting the date and parish of your first 2017 fawn sighting.

I have three cameras out in St. Helena Parish. No fawns yet as of my last check on June 25th., but lots of big bellied does.

July 03, 2017 at 7:02pm

It sure would be nice if 'Last Post', 'Replies' and 'Views' were added to the forum pages, as shown in the picture. It's a common feature of most forums.

As it is now, it's very difficult to tell if comments have been added to a topic you have already viewed.

June 29, 2017 at 6:12pm

The title says it all. A half-hour of on-line research turned up lots of opinions but little in the way of facts. Evidentially neither the State WL&F or DEQ test or publish recent info regarding the Mississippi River.

What say you? Do you eat them?

June 12, 2017 at 3:48pm

Check out this big guy and compare his size to deer about the same distance from the camera. The camera is on one of my food plots near Greensburg, LA.

February 21, 2017 at 3:27pm

I could while away the hours

Conferrin' with the flowers,

Consulting with the rain;

And my head I'd be a scratchin'

While my thoughts are busy hatchin'

If I only had a brain.

November 08, 2016 at 7:11am

It looks as though FBI Director James Comey can no longer protect Hillary Clinton from her illegal email activity and lying to the American people, Congress and the FBI.

October 28, 2016 at 12:29pm

Pictures tell the story.

October 16, 2016 at 11:55am

If you need a good laugh, check this out.

October 10, 2016 at 6:31pm

This pretty much covers it.

August 31, 2016 at 7:29pm

By Allen West1:44pm August 28, 2016

If there’s one thing I live for, it’s football season, especially college. Saturday night I was enjoying a fantastic game between Charleston Southern University and North Dakota State University. The game went into overtime and ended with the Bison of NDSU winning 24-17. However, as I watched this thrilling game, it was an item on the ESPN news ticker that disturbed me — to which I see a need to respond to this “teachable moment.”

As reported yesterday, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the National Anthem in Friday’s pre-season game against Green Bay because he was protesting “black oppression” in the United States. The Niners went on to lose.

The NFL issued a statement that said players are encouraged but not required to stand for the national anthem. Hmm, this is the same NFL that refused to allow the Dallas Cowboys to wear a helmet decal in honor of the fallen Dallas Police officers gunned down on Thursday July 7th.

This is the same NFL that said nothing when players from the St. Louis Cardinals displayed the false narrative symbol of “hands up, dont shoot” — which we know didn’t happen. I find it rather interesting that the NFL has no issue disrespecting law enforcement officers but only “encourages” players to respect the symbol of our nation, the American flag, and our anthem, the Star Spangled Banner.

However, I would recommend a simple scripture from the wise King Solomon for Mr. Kaepernick, Proverbs 17:28 (NIV): “Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongues.”

Or, as the old folks down South would say, “best for a stupid person to keep their mouth shut and not open it and let everyone know they are.”

Mr. Kaepernick, a bi-racial young man adopted and raised by white parents, claims America is oppressing blacks at a time when we have a black, bi racial president who was twice elected. We’ve had two black attorneys general and currently have a black secretary of homeland security, along with a black national security advisor. Here in Dallas our police chief, whom I know, is an outstanding black leader. The officer in Milwaukee who shot the armed assailant after issuing an order to drop his weapon was black. Is Mr. Kaepernick following suit and cherry-picking what he terms “oppression?” First of all, let me clarify to you sir, you are a multi-millionaire “one-percenter” just because you can throw a ball and kiss your biceps. Men like Jesse Owens, Jackie Robinson, Hank Aaron, Oscar Robertson, Ernie Davis, and Bernard King and Condredge Halloway of my alma mater were athletes who knew of oppression. You sir may certainly have the right to sit upon your “fourth point of contact” when the National Anthem is played but never forget, you live in a nation that has provided you the privilege to have that right.

My story is one I wish to share. My dad was a corporal in the U.S. Army and served during World War II. He was born in 1920 and knew oppression. Yet, when he sat me down on the steps of our home, 651 Kennesaw Ave NE in Atlanta, he shared with me that there was no greater honor or privilege, than to wear the uniform of these United States. Perhaps that ‘s why his first and middle sons, along with his grandson, are all U.S. combat veterans, just like Dad. Herman West Sr. was not a victim, and he raised men who would never allow anyone to suppress or oppress them. Perhaps you should stop trying to make victims and admonish people, black people, to be victors — try it, and you may find that more satisfying than your insidious action and word vomiting.

If you want to know about oppression of blacks in America, past and present, how about you ask Rep. Nancy Pelosi of the San Fran Bay Area about the policies that decimated the black family? Maybe you can cross the Bay over to Oakland and ask Rep. Barbara Lee about the 13 to15 million black babies killed since 1973, and ask her who is Margaret Sanger?

Or perhaps you can ask the two California senators, Boxer and Feinstein, about who doesn’t support better education opportunities for black children in the inner cities — school choice, vouchers, charter schools, home schooling.

Perhaps you didn’t know Barack Obama was the one who cancelled the DC school voucher program for deserving young black children — talk about oppression. Is that something you’re willing to do, or is it just too difficult?

You should look at who’s been controlling the communities and cities where blacks live. This isn’t not about what America has done; it’s about what a certain group, a political party has done. And your somewhat backhanded comment towards our law enforcement officers — well, wonder how many times San Francisco PD has protected you?

Here is the deal young man. My recommendation is that you apologize. Be a stand up fella and admit you made a very stupid comment. Humbly state that you do realize how very special this country is and the opportunities it has afforded you — and many others. You should take that stand and apologize to all of those who are currently serving in our Armed Forces and those veterans who’ve been willing to make that last full measure of devotion. You see, when the National Anthem is played, it has a very special meaning to us — maybe you should take a hiatus and go over to Helmand Province in Afghanistan and spend a week and understand why. Go over and throw a football with the men and women who enable you to earn those millions of dollars.

The American flag has a very touching meaning for those of us for whom it will drape our coffin — as it was for my Dad…and it will be for me. That song defines who we are as a proud and exceptional people. This is a land where so many dream of coming to and earning the title of American. Your actions were shameful, disgusting, despicable and disrespectful.

You do have a right and a freedom of _expression. But know, there are consequences to your ignorant action, which is what it was.

When the National Anthem is played, I salute because I am a black man born and raised in the inner city afforded the opportunity for greatness in my own right. May you seek God’s forgiveness and find humility, because we, the people are not going to forget what you did and said.

August 31, 2016 at 11:26am
A comment titled: Re: Bayou Junkies in response to a report titled: Bayou Junkies

Please stop attaching your invitation to every post.

22 hours ago
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August 29 at 8:15am

Good report Mandavillian. Always enjoy your stuff.

Glad you got the money clip back. We all need to remember that even with all of the evil that goes on these days, there are a lot of mighty fine people out there.

August 07 at 4:18pm
A comment titled: Re: Food Plot with Iron Clay Peas in response to a report titled: Food Plot with Iron Clay Peas

Hey LETUMGROW, that's been my experience also with three small plots about the same as yours. They let the peas get to about 18' tall then totally wipe them out over the course of about ten days.

In your July pictures it looks as though there's a lot of Yellow Foxtail taking over the plot. You should spray that stuff before it goes to seed.

July 25 at 9:23am
A comment titled: Re: 13 year old slays 30lb Black Drum in response to a report titled: 13 year old slays 30lb Black Drum

Way to go Luke!!! Congratulations.

July 10 at 10:38am
A comment titled: Re: Happy Fourth of July America in response to a report titled: Happy Fourth of July America

Well said CC.

July 04 at 3:31pm
A comment titled: Re: Girl power catfishing trip in response to a report titled: Girl power catfishing trip

Way to go Ricky - making memories and turning life into 'the good life'.

June 26 at 9:44pm
A comment titled: Re: First fish in response to a report titled: First fish

Excellent! Big smiles all around.

June 01 at 6:43pm

It's not clear to me what exactly the petition is asking for. Change? OK, but change to what?

May 31 at 9:07pm
A comment titled: Re: Something Fishy in response to a report titled: Something Fishy

Hard to beat that 504225BOY. Great way to spend a hot day. Break out the oil & cornmeal!

Where did you get them and what did you get them on?

May 14 at 10:55pm

Whatever it is, the Dems will say it's Trump's fault.

April 29 at 2:35pm
A comment titled: Re: Poor Turkey Season In NW La in response to a report titled: Poor Turkey Season In NW La

Same thing on our lease in St. Helena Parish/S.E. Louisiana. By the time the season opened calling was a waste of time. 900 acres - five members hunting - decent turkey population - no kills this year.

April 27 at 11:33am
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March 07 at 9:36am
A comment titled: Re: Mardi Gras Blues 2 13 18 in response to a report titled: Mardi Gras Blues 2 13 18

I do enjoy your posts Mandevillian. Thanks for taking us along on your trips.

February 13 at 10:02pm

I agree. Taking Sacs out of that lake is a good thing. You can't hurt the population.

February 06 at 10:37am

Get a plastic bucket (or a few), a bag of concrete mix and some old PVC pipe and make your hard fishing self some fish attractors. Sink them where you want and have your own special secret spot for Sacalait. Put three of them in a triangle formation about three or four feet apart and have a real honey hole.

February 03 at 6:07pm
A comment titled: Re: How Much Meat On That Deer? in response to a report titled: How Much Meat On That Deer?

I think the average meat yield for any hoofed animal is 35 to 40% of live weight.

January 27 at 11:06am
A comment titled: Re: How Much Meat On That Deer? in response to a report titled: How Much Meat On That Deer?

Here's the down & dirty guide to getting the hind leg roasts Jared.

January 26 at 7:31pm
A comment titled: Re: The 'Primitive' Season in response to a report titled: The 'Primitive' Season

I don't wish to impose my choices on others. The fact is I generally hunt with one of my sidelock muzzle loaders (including flintlocks) throughout the entire gun season. If I hunt with a cartridge rifle, it's either a single shot 25-06 or a single shot 45-70. I don't even own a cartridge rifle in a deer caliber that can carry more than one cartridge.

What I do object to are the 'special regulations' that are a joke. I can't hunt with my iron sighted flintlock during the lengthy bow season even though the effective range of that setup is about the same as that of a crossbow (actually a scoped crossbow has the edge over the iron sighted flintlock). Why should a bow/crossbow hunter have a season that's over 30 days longer than gun hunters? Are they a protected species?

If I had my way there would be one season for all hunters during which the hunter could use whichever weapon he chooses, whether that be bow, crossbow, handgun, shotgun or any species of rifle.

January 26 at 9:36am
A comment titled: Re: How Much Meat On That Deer? in response to a report titled: How Much Meat On That Deer?

Ninth of 9 pictures.

January 25 at 11:06pm
Boutte, LA

Here's a deal on an unopened twelve pound keg of a great Dupont smokeless powder. Use for anything from shotguns to most handgun calibers.

That works out to $16.67 a pound, compared to $19.99 a pound (+ tax) at Sportsman's Warehouse and $19.25 a pound (+ shipping & Hazmat) if ordered online from Midway USA.

Located in River Ridge.

Yesterday at 7:58pm
Boutte, LA

A fine classic bow in excellent condition. Pull weight adjustable from 50# to 65#. Comes with goodies including arrows, hip quiver, bow mounted quiver, broadheads, field points, carry harness, etc. (see picture).

September 04 at 5:06pm
Boutte, LA

A good deal on a fine classic Bear Hunter bow in beautiful shape. Weight range is adjustable from 50# to 65#. Comes with lots of goodies as shown in picture.

September 04 at 4:46pm