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October 06 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 at 10:13pm

Try these with your next fish fry or BBQ.

July 07 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 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 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 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 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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oInjvS3JvcI

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

I've never owned really good quality polarized sunglasses. Looking for opinions and recommendations before plopping down close to $200 for a quality pair.

The options seem to be endless;

Costa/Oakley/Ray-Ban/SaltLife/Under Armour/Maui Jim?

Gray lens/Blue lens/Green lens?

Mirror lens/Non-mirror lens?

What say you?

August 08, 2016 at 8:12pm

He forgot the last four words.

July 28, 2016 at 6:18am

PawPaw Tony Said: 'By the way, guess I am getting old - our son and his lovely gave birth to our first grandchild (a boy... another generation of roseau cutters for the duck blinds!).'

July 23, 2016 at 8:05am

We all should know the answer to this.

July 17, 2016 at 1:16am

Many of you guys already know about this resource. For those who don't, here's a link to the ACME Laboratories web site with a Planimeter that uses GOOGLE Earth and allows you to easily determine the size of your lease, plots or property in acres and square feet.

http://acme.com/planimeter/

July 16, 2016 at 11:15am

Several folks have expressed the desire to have some sort of picture icon by the forum's list of Topics to indicate that the topic contains a picture. I don't know if the LAS staff is working to make that happen. At any rate, that desire can be met by those who post a topic by noting that a picture is in the post as I have done here, or by simply adding (Pic).

July 14, 2016 at 5:02pm

You guys probably see and use more spinning equipment than about anyone else. My old Shimano Sedona 4000 has given me great service on specks and reds. But it's getting a bit worn and beat up. It' time for a new reel or two.

What do you recommend for the bayous, marshes and lakes?

Abu Garcia/Daiwa/Mitchell/Okuma/Penn/Pflueger/Quantum/Shimano????.

Any particular size or model?

July 11, 2016 at 8:45pm
A comment titled: Re: Bow Kill in response to a report titled: Bow Kill

Mighty fine Coondog.

October 11 at 11:45am

Thanks much Carrierefisherman. Sounds like a winner. Now all I need to do is catch a gar. That's my home made smoker and some jerky I made recently.

October 11 at 10:39am

I'm glad it worked out for you guys Carrierefisherman. Well done.

Now, tell use more about that smoked gar. Do you brine it before smoking? What seasonings? What's the texture like of the finished product. I have a smoker and need to give that a try.

October 10 at 4:30pm
A comment titled: Re: Calling Instruction in response to a report titled: Duck Calling Instructions

Lots of tutorials on YouTube.

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=duck+calling+tutorial

October 08 at 10:08pm
A comment titled: Re: Rough score in response to a report titled: Rough score

I score them by meat.

September 24 at 10:06pm

You have the title and number. Why not just go the Harbor Freight, get a stamp set, and put them on yourself? https://www.harborfreight.com/36-piece-14-in-steel-letternumber-stamping-set-60671.html

September 20 at 3:35pm
A comment titled: Re: You might be a coonass... in response to a report titled: You might be a coonass...

Carwash??? Is that what those things are? I thought they were ATV de-mudders.

September 11 at 12:38am
A comment titled: Re: Sharks Biting Good in the Lake in response to a report titled: Sharks Biting Good in the Lake

Neat video Jeff.

September 07 at 5:00pm
A comment titled: Re: Manatee in manchac in response to a report titled: Manatee in manchac

Naw! They're total vegetarians. The meat is light pink and they taste like Bald Eagle.

September 04 at 9:58am
A comment titled: Re: After the storm with High Water in response to a report titled: After the storm with High Water

OK, but I don't know how big your tank is. About how many gallons did you burn? :-)

September 03 at 7:53pm
A comment titled: Re: After the storm with High Water in response to a report titled: After the storm with High Water

Hey Captain Joe, thanks for the report. It makes me feel better. We got skunked yesterday with just two trout fishing the cuts into the north shore of Lake Coquille and some of the back ponds. Water was really dirty everywhere we went. Just out of curiosity - how much gas do you burn in the boat for a trip like that?

September 03 at 1:33pm
A comment titled: Re: Picture's worth a thousand words! in response to a report titled: Picture's worth a thousand words!

Yeah, that's a first for me too. It makes you wonder if other hogs will see that and start doing the same. They're smart critters.

September 03 at 1:20pm
A comment titled: Re: Catfishing in response to a report titled: Catfishing

Excellent RED ROBIN. Where abouts on the waterway?

September 01 at 12:29am
A comment titled: Re: 1st Bull Red in response to a report titled: 1st Bull Red

That's a great fish! Well done young man.

August 22 at 1:09pm
A comment titled: Re: Family fishing (part 2) in response to a report titled: Family fishing (part 2)

Nothing beats good times with family Ricky. You're a lucky man. Beautiful kids.

August 15 at 6:19pm
A comment titled: Re: Which one to buy? in response to a report titled: Which one to buy?

I have both on a 15t. aluminum V-hull, and use both. But If I HAD to give up one, it would be the depth finder.

August 05 at 4:05pm
A comment titled: Re: The 2017 Fawn Sighting Thread in response to a report titled: The 2017 Fawn Sighting Thread

Evangaline Parish. Posted by Lil Dago on Bayou Bucks Deer Hunting Forum.

July 29 at 1:48pm
A comment titled: Re: The 2017 Fawn Sighting Thread in response to a report titled: The 2017 Fawn Sighting Thread

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St. Mary Parish. Posted by Hawkeye on Bayou Bucks Deer Hunting Forum .

July 29 at 1:46pm
A comment titled: Re: The 2017 Fawn Sighting Thread in response to a report titled: The 2017 Fawn Sighting Thread

St. Helena Parish, North of Greensburg. Some does still pregnant on July 9th. Some does still pregnant on July 12th. And first fawn picture on July 12th.

July 28 at 7:12pm
A comment titled: Re: Getting fish home in response to a report titled: Getting fish home

Just my opinion and may very well be wrong - but I've always believed putting fish on a stringer stresses them and has a negative effect on the quality of the meat. Mine go straight from the hook to the ice.

July 28 at 7:08pm
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