I have a hunt in the morning on Mandalay NWR . Does anyone know for sure if the flood gates are open at Cannons boat landing or should I prepare to come from the Firestation Landing in Houma . I had heard that the gates were closed a few weeks ago . Thanks , any help appreciated.
Anyone know what it took to win the Andolsek tournament in Bayou Black this weekend?I was just curious.Heard they had over a hundred boats.
Just wondering if anyone has any experiance with getting your hunting retriever fixed.Spayed/Neutered.Any pros or cons.I have heard that it calms them down some but how does it affect there drive or overall mentality.I am thinking of having my 2 year old female fixed as I never have any plans on breeding her ,but dont want to screw up.All replies appreciated.
Hello everyone.I am having a problem with my 23hp Briggs on my go devil,and was hoping some of you may be able to help me out.My engine is only three years old and has never given me any trouble.Towards the end of last season it strted acting up on me.The motor will run great on the trailer.When i put the boat in the water and start my run it runs perfect,but after about 10 minutes or so it starts to slowly lose power almost to the point of stalling out.If it does stall it starts right back up takes off very quickly but almost imediately loses power.I am dumbfounded as to what it could be,because like I said I ran it on the trailer for about thirty minutes this morning and no problem at all.Went put her in the water and just like clockwork after about 5 minutes started acting crazy.So apparently it only does this after it warms up a little and when it is under a load in the water.I know of at least two other people right now that are having the same problem.The season is quickly approaching so I really need to work this out.Any replies will be greatly appreciated.Thanks,Denny
Just a question maybe some of you guy's can help with.Is it legal to have two loaded guns in the blind?For instance one with duck loads and one with goose loads on the side,just in case.I say no way because it seems almost the same as hunting without a plug.My brother says he believes it is legal.I cant seem to find anything in the regulations pamphlet on it.Maybe someone knows the answer????Good Luck Everyone
Scouted P.A.C. this a.m. and was disapointed.One group of three teal was all I saw,and I covered some area.Will head for the wax tommorrow my buddy was there last weekend and saw enough to make it interesting.Good Luck everyone.
I am looking for some some help guys and gals.This is my first season to hunt without a lab in many years and it is killing me.I need to get a new pup badly.I was hoping some of you hunters may have up coming litters or know someone who does.Please let me know.I am looking for a high quality pup with a good pedigree and preferably both sire and dam being proven hunting retrievers.I bought my last pup about 12 years ago for 350.00 and she was off of gator pioints dirt road sport , a very good dog who provided me with years of hard work and companionship.I saw someone advertising in the classifieds from y-farms.com.Has anyone heard of them?They have a litter about to be born that they are taking deposits on ,but they are asking 750.00 a pup.This seems a bit steep to me ,but I havnt bought a pup in 12 years.What do you guys think?Any help or comments in finding my new best friend will be appreciated.
Looking for some opinions on the best "fast grass" to buy.I am currently rigging up a boat blind and would like to know what others are using.Do the ducks work in ok to boat blinds?Do you recomend mixing in some other native bushes with the store bought blind grass?There are several types on the market Academy has one called blind grass for around $45.00 for four 4 x 5 sheets,is this stuff any good?
Just wondering how common mixed breed ducks are.How many of you have killed one,and what type was it?I have heard of a few over the years but never taken one myself.A friend of mine killed a mallard/pintail mix last season ,it was beautiful having characteristics from both species.
I was just wondering if anyone has any insight on how they came up with the east and west zone season dates .For the life of me I cant come up with any logical explanation as to why the southern half of the state opens first.Ducks migrate from north to south right?So they have to pass through the northern part of the state first right?So lets open the southern part of the state first?Now i have enjoyed a great deal of good hunting in early November over the years,so i am not really complaining,I'm just questioning the logic.The east (north La.) zone gets to hunt later into Jan. when the majority of the ducks are in south La.,But we(west zone soth La.) get to hunt the early part of Nov. when the majority of the ducks are in north La.?Maybe thats why the northern half of the USA opens way before the southern half because ducks migrate from north to south.I dont know,i just dont understand the logic of the L.D.W.F.
Hunted P.A.C. this morning and only shot 1 teal.It was the only one that gave us a shot.Saw about three or four other groups of teal but none came close enough.Had a group of about fifteen coming and then someone shot and they high tailed it in the other direction .Very little shooting in the area this morning.One cool thing that happened was that we had a male pintail come in and light in the decoys.He didnt have all his colors yet but it sure was nice to see him swimming around in the decoys.Later
Thinking of inventing a robo pouldoo, or possibly a robo galinule.Would anyone be interested.I could probably also build a robo spoonbill to bring in the wary smileys.
Just trying to create some good duck talk and story telling.I personally have only killed two banded birds both of which were Wood Ducks.The funny thing is that in the area i hunt we kill very few wood ducks.I have probably killed less than twenty in my lifetime.I have been in the blind when banded teal were killed i think about four times,and just last year a banded specklebelly.Always exciting.A question i have though is has anyone ever killed a banded grey duck.I just know that over the years we have killed hundreds and never seen a banded Gadwall which is my favorite duck.Counting down the days !junebug
Man am i the only one who has noticed a huge increase in the Mexican Whistling ducks around south Louisiana.I used to hear about one now and then but over the last three years or so i have noticed a huge increase in Terrebonne Parish.Have their migration patterns shifted this way or something.I can sit out every evening right before dark and watch them pass over my house.On another note went check out the lease down Dularge this weekend and didnt see any teal.They will be here soon though.Cant wait.
We are currently looking at picking up a duck lease in the marsh surrounding mud lake and bordering lake mechant down Dularge.Any info on how we ca expect the hunting to be would be appreciated.Do any of you hunt or have hunted this area.Used to hunt down cocodrie and low water after the big fronts was always a big problem but the amount of ducks down there would i think surprise most people.What brings the ducks to the salt water?Pressure,Feed,?I have seen them rafted up in lake pelto before even heard of huge concentrations of birds out around the last island areas Why?Just curious what you guys think and if any one has any info on the Mechant mud lake area.Thanks
Hey i am looking for info on duck hunting in Lake Theriot.I understand it is a private club now and dont know who to contact about possibly joining.Also has any one hunted there.How was the hunting?What types of ducks do you normally take?