My 8 year old son Gavin killed this 6 point on the morning of Saturday December 18th at our club in Holden, LA. This deer gave us a second chance after running across our lane the first time. I grunted a few times, and a few minutes later he circled back and popped back in the lane. He made this one easier for me than the one he shot last weekend by dropping this one in his tracks.
My 8 year old son Gavin shot this 9pt on the afternoon of December 11th. We were hunting at our club in Holden, LA and he was in the stand with his mom. After the shot they seen the buck kick and run off. Not sure of there shot I looked a bit and little blood and signs of a gutshot, or at least the bullet hit the gut at some point. We were hunting in front of a cold front and rain was coming so I called the guys at Southern Bloodtrackers to see if someone was available with a dog. I got a call back from Scott Hill who came help us that night along with a couple of good buddies. A strong line of rain came through and washed all the blood away but we still gave it a try that night. We resumed the next morning with Scott, his dog Remmy and one of my good friends and found the deer less than an hour later Scott was hollering he found it. Not knowing what I would see when I got to him I was surpried to find out it was a 175 pound 9pt. Thanks to all my friends and Scott Hill w/ Southern Bloodtrackers on helping my son get his first rack buck. The shot was not as far back as I thought just a little low. The deer had ran about 160 yards. To all the non-believers of blood dogs or just inquiring do yourself a favor and check out there website @ southernbloodtracker.com They really do work, this case was 12 hours later and after a heavy rain. Put some of the guys numbers who are closest to you in your phone because you never know when you may need it. These guys aren't here to make money but because they love running there dogs.
My son Gavin Vicknair 7 years old had an exciting opening weekend but could not seem to connect. Opening morning of rifle season he missed a hog, and the second morning missed a doe. After he got those two shots out the way to calm his nerves he told me he wasn't going to miss next time. Yesterday 11/25 two does each about the same size came out feeding around 5:05. I told him to pick the one that was further in the clearing. He said he was on her, and asked me if he could take her. As you see in the pics the rest is history. Perfect behind the shoulder shot at 80yds with the 30-30 Remington managed recoil loads. She ran about 30 yards. He was really pumped adding another deer to his young career. Now he is hunting horns for the rest of the season.
Anyone know where I could either buy or get two free 55 gallon metal drums between the LaPlace and Baton Rouge area to make a feeder? Don't need the lids, just two clean metal drums in good shape.
Shot this buck on 12/20/08 at our club in Holden, north east corner of Livingston Parish. At daylight me and my son watched a 3 point for about 20 minutes then he left. About 10 minutes later he came back by chasing a doe then they ran off. Somewhere around 7:30 two does and a yearling started feeding. These deer ran off then the yearling came back feeding but kept looking back. I kept hearing something so I picked up the gun and out come this dude at about 70 yards about to cross my shooting lane. He has an 18 1/2 inside spread and 20 1/2'' main beams. The deer also looked like he had a broken leg and healed back over around the knee area. It had a big knot about double the size of the other leg.
My son Gavin Vicknair who is 6 years old shot a doe on the opening morning of rifle season at our club in Livingston Parish. This was not his first but from excitement you would have thought it was. We got in the two-man ladder stand around 5:30 a.m. and he probably stayed awake for the first hour then dozed off. The morning was starting real windy and cold then around 7:40 the wind slacked a little and sun came out. I looked down the shooting lane and 4 deer showed up about 80 yards away. I woke my son and showed him the deer and immediately said he wanted to shoot the big doe. The one he wanted kept going in the woods chasing off the other three deer and would not stay still. Then after about 5 minutes of hold on don't shoot, ok, hold on, she was almost broadside quartering to us a little. I told him to take her. She jumped up and nose dived and took off towards the thicket. We got down and looked for blood but could not find any, after about 15-20 minutes I circled and found her. The 30-30 125 managed recoil bullet hit the spot, but could not explain for no blood trail. She ran about 50 yards total. After we found her I remember seeing this doe last year noticing the white spots on her back.
Trying to decide on what brand and grain bullets to shoot out of my 45-70. I bought a CVA optima elite a while back and just about getting around to shooting it. What are most of ya'll shooting? What kind of distance are ya'll sighting in at? I know the gun isn't long range and have not looked at the ballistics yet but wondering if anyone has any experience with these guns yet. Thanks,
I have a cheap Pep Boys special generator that I have owned for like two years, and never had any problems always cranks on the first pull. About two weeks ago I changed the oil and ran it, everything ran fine. Then I brought it to the camp to do some work and after starting it, I could only get it to run smooth half choked. I figured I had flooded it by moving it around but changed the plug and same results. I took the carburator down this evening as much as I knew how and sprayed out the float area and the baffles, put it back together and the same thing. I know the carburator has some adjustmens but hate to screw with that since I never had to mess with it before. Wanted to see if anyone had any advice on what to try and see what I'm not understanding about it. Thanks for any advice.
This morning I set up after a long walk to this spot I had heard a henned up gobbler last weekend. Before it even got good light I could hear loggin equipment cranking up close by on an adjacent property. Listened for a little while longer than decided to walk on before it got too late. I walked probably a good two miles calling about every 100 yards or so. Finally when I got to the spot I decided I would end up turning around to circle back I decided to try my slate call. I had been using a diagphram. All of a sudden he lit up the woods about 150-200 yards in a swampy open floored drain. I hurried up and tried to find a tree to duck into. Finally found a descent spot and called a few more times. He gobbled back a few times and kind of sounded like he was trying to circle me. After about 20 minutes of silence I called again he gobbled back and he was out in front of me and even sounded further away. I decided to push in another 30 yards or so and dropped down again. Never heard a peep after that. I figured I had him for sure! It would of been a hell of a walk back with a bird but would have gladly did it. After about an hour of sitting I gave up and circled back to my bike. Then I came back down another road in the direction I figured he had gone but tried calling and didn't hear crap! I'm gonna give it another go in the morning. Hopefully I didn't spook him and he was with hens and tommorrow he'll be in the same roost area. Gonna have my 5 year old with me so hopefully he will hear one gobble and get the fever. We don't have a blind so it's gonna be tough not getting busted with the two of us.
This question goes out to you deer/duck hunters who have small clubs leases or individuals who lease land. I'm interested in leasing some land from a family in St. Charles Parish. What's the legal way to write up the lease? Do I have to go to an attorney or a notary or do I file something with the parish? Also how do you mark your property line barriers without paying out the wazoo from a survey company? The land is about 225 acres of swamp so I'm not sure what a survey would cost. Could I possibly have the parish pull up an old survey record. I already checked into the insurance but trying to be safe and legal for myself and the leasee. Thanks if you can help.
Well folks it all came together this morning! My son Gavin who is 5 1/2 years old has been wanting to hunt since he started coming with me last year and the feeling has been mutual. The only gun I found that barely fit and was lethal for him was a 410 with a slug. I had an oppurtunity to bring him this morning for the opening day of the area 1 youth weekend to the lease I belong to in Livingston Parish. After finding out he would only be able to shoot a buck, because the club president opted not to shoot any does through October because they might have little ones things looked gloomy. That is because since opening day of bow season I have only seen one buck, a small 4 point. We set out this morning in hopes to set up a ground blind near one of my feeders. When we got near where my two trails come together I asked my son where he wanted to hunt. He showed me the stand on the East side of the road. This is where we headed, we tried to set up on the ground but after looking around decided this wouldn't work. We regrouped and decided to set up in my double ladder about 70yds away from my feeder. It wasn't till around 7:20 when I heard a deer sneaking up my trail. I whispered to my son to get ready, he looked and the deer looked. The deer took a few more steps and stopped. I seen he was the lil 4 point I had been seeing and told my son to get the gun up. When we set the gun up on the rail of the stand the deer heard us so I told him to shoot him. The deer ran out to about 35yds and stopped I said shoot him dude. I tried to help him aim since the deer was quartering away. All of sudden boom and deer dropped. I told my son lets get down and get him, crept up to him and he was still breathing. I then let him finish him off with a shot to the neck. All I can say was the deer gods were lookin down on us today. He's hooked now and a future hunting buddy for me. He said what's up widow!!!!!
I have a 5 year old raring to go this weekend for the youth hunt. He's not old enough for a rifle but has shot the 410 a few times. Plan on letting shoot a 410 slug set up at a range around 30 yards. I shot the gun last weekend and it paterned good at this range. Has anyone killed a deer with a 410 slug? Just wondering what to expect if it's a decent placed shot. Thanks.
Has the bass fishing around Lake Cataouche slowed down? Thinking about making a morning trip Sat or Sun and was looking for some tips since I haven't been there in years. Is Pier 90 a paid launch? When you get out of Pier 90 canal where have they been catching and on what? Should I just start fishing grass beds as soon as I get into the lake? Thanks for any help.
Planning on planting the food plot this weekend. I'm in Livingston Parish. Anyone else plan on planting this weekend? Anyone think it's too early or too wet from the rain yesterdayt? I'm planting Plot Spike Forage Oats.
Anyone happen to know the GPS coordinates or way points for the oil well known as Lake Salvador Oil field in the middle of Lake Salvador. It happens to be owned by Shell Pipeline.
More pics of these bucks
Got these pics off my camera at the club I'm a member of in Livingston Parish. Threw out a sack of corn on the ground and bam!
Anyone have any reports of fish being caught at the power lines back of LaPlace, or catfish or reds biting near the mouth of Lake Salvador/Des Allemans? I'm gonna try and bring the family for a short trip tommorrow and was lookin for some tips on where to go or what baits to use. Thanks.
Shot this 8 point yesterday afternoon trying to slip across my shooting lane near the end of my food plot. This was the only deer I saw this afternoon and shot him around 5:10p.m. His tarsal glands were starting to stink pretty good. I estimated his weight around 150 pounds.
Does anyone think this coming weekend is too early to plant rye grass in Area 1? I'm gonna try and plant hoping the rain will cooperate.