Please Sign In


New To Sportsman Network?

Is it just me or does this new format suck!!!!!!!

November 13, 2009 at 6:51pm

Is it just me or does this new format suck!!!!!

November 13, 2009 at 6:51pm

Don't know about ya'll, but I would like to see the guns separated into pistols, rifles, shotguns, and Other

October 13, 2009 at 1:10pm

Looking for comments on what to buy. I want a spinning reel/rod combo for general fishing about 10 times a year. Anything from bass to medium reds and specks.

Was suggested that I buy a small Penn or a medium Shimano with either a Falcon or Allstate rod ... what ya'll think ?? They said I could pick it up for a little over $200

May 14, 2009 at 9:27pm

Here's mine

July 21, 2008 at 11:54pm

Anyone looking to sell one of those harmless, worthless, muzzleloaders that noone will ever use again, drop me an e-mail. Son wants one for some unknown reason.

June 26, 2008 at 2:21pm

Seeking comments on rangefinders? What kind do you have??? Do you like it, pros and cons?

Thanks

June 16, 2008 at 4:07pm

Looking for opinions. Want to upgrade my bow sight. Don't want to spend more than $60 - $80.

What should I get???????

Oh, I want a bubble/level and 0.29 pins for these old eyes.

June 13, 2008 at 5:51pm

Bows are in, they have been tuned, got 1 1/2 dozen gold tips fletched with custom wraps and blazer vanes, releases, targets, broadheads (100 gr. thunderheads), field points, sights, stabilizers, string silencers, limb savers, cases etc. etc. etc., Cost... $$$$$$$$$$

Son's face WHEN HE SAW HIS INITIALIZED CUSTOM WRAPS, with bow ready to go.... PRICELESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

June 12, 2008 at 4:17pm

BOWS ARE IN !!!!!!!!!!

Now for the accessories. Thinking of going fixed blade for now, probably muzzy or thunderheads (85 gr.). I am going with some ultralight Gold Tips or Carbon Express for now. Should put the arrows at about 320-330 gr. complete with custom wraps. Hoping my son can work up to 60#s by Oct.1. Pro shop says it should push 260 fps or better either way.

Camp's looking up. It's sheetrock time. Contractor should be in there in the next two weeks. Then a little paint, flooring and cabinets, move in time!!!! The first annual Public Land Turkey Smackdown is a coming boys!!!!!!! YEA, LIFE IS GOOOOOOOOOOOODDDDDDDDD!!!!

Tigers in Omaha, wish the big screen was ready at the camp!

June 10, 2008 at 6:34am

How many of you shoot 60#s or less?????

May 23, 2008 at 2:48pm

Got some custom arrow wraps coming for my hunting buddy!!!!!

Working on final version.

May 22, 2008 at 5:04pm

Well the deeds done, just ordered two bows, one for me, one for son. We will be shooting a Parker Widlfire XP, 60#, 26" DL with a Bowtech Hostage rest.

Can I shoot Blazers or Quick Spins out of this or should I stick with conventional fletching?

Also, give me some ideas on arrows and broadheads.

PS: I know this will probably start a debate! hehehe

But, it's better than reading the global economic gurus' posts on why gas is at $3.70 a galon!

May 21, 2008 at 11:57am

I have the opportunity to purchase a used Pioneer Wildfire XP (2007 but never hunted with) for my son. He is 15 and the bow comes with 50-60 lb limbs, not 60 -70 lbs. Parker has a program that I can purchase 60-70 limbs later under a "grow with Parker Program".

He recently shot a 50# bow at Bass Pro Shop and said he didn't have much problem pulling it and i confident that he can easily get to 60# by September.

Question I have for you gurus IS 60#S enough for CONSISTENT pass through shots (NO SHOULDER shots)at 30 yards or less. Parker website shows 300 fps at 28", his DL would be 26". Also would mechanicals be OK for consistent opening or should I go with fixed blade due to the poundage?

Please help, I have to purchase bow by friday if I want it.

Thanks,

Ruger

May 14, 2008 at 4:35pm

I guess this is what happens when a snake tests man dominion on earth. Seriously though, we used to let them go, but last year we had so many around the camp that we had to kill a few. That's 2 inches shy of 5' WITH ABOUT 1 FOOT GONE DUE TO CONTACT WITH MULTIPLE PROJECTILES. That my friend is a BIG Timber Rattler!

12 rattles

May 01, 2008 at 8:00pm

I don't know what possessed Beretta and I to get up at 1:30AM in the morning, drive over 2 1/2 hours to the sandy, piney woods of Clear Creek WMA to hunt turkeys, walk in blind in the pitch black, but I'm glad we did. Guess that's what friends are for. Like I said, we went in blind, didn't locate any birds (I won't count the hen on the SIDE OF THE ROAD as we were leaving (b#$@h))but had a great time anyway. I really went to learn, and I did learn a little about what aggressive calling is all about from Beretta.

Ended up finding a great looking spot, late in the morning. You know, a cool day under a large pine tree free of snakes and mosquitoes is not a bad place to nap. I have to admit, I was lost at what to do when we couldn't locate any "yellow tops" flowers (Dorothy, we're not in Sherburne anymore) hehehehe.

Anyway, on the LONG trip back, initial plans were made for the 1st annual Turkey Derby at Sherburne next year. Beretta, Chaddabear, Bigjim (the veterans); my son, Widow, and me (the newbies). "The Board" will be taking applications from other "positive" contributors to this website during the year if interested in attending. hehehehe

Thanks for the day Beretta.

April 14, 2008 at 12:01pm



An anniversary gift for his wife

This is one of those stories where you begin to chuckle...then find yourself laughing out loud. Pocket Taser Stun Gun, a great gift for the wife. A guy who purchased his lovely wife a pocket Taser for their anniversary submitted this.

Last weekend I saw something at Larry's Pistol & Pawn Shop that sparked my interest. The occasion was our 15th anniversary and I was looking for a little something "EXTRA" for my wife Julie. What I came across was a 100,000-volt, pocket/purse-sized taser. The effects of the taser were supposed to be short lived, with no long-term adverse affect on your assailant, allowing her adequate time to retreat to safety....??

'WAY TOO COOL! Long story short, I bought the device and brought it home. I loaded TWO AAA batteries in the darn thing and pushed the button. Nothing! I was disappointed.

I learned, however, that if I pushed the button AND pressed it against a metal surface at the same time; I'd get the blue arc of electricity darting back and forth between the prongs.

AWESOME!!! Unfortunately, I have yet to explain to Julie what that burn spot is on the face of her microwave.

Okay, so I was home alone with this new toy, thinking to myself that it couldn't be all that bad with only TWO triple-A batteries, right? There I sat in my recliner, my cat Gracie looking on intently (trusting little soul) while I was reading the directions and thinking that I really needed to try this thing out on a flesh & blood moving target. I must admit I thought about zapping Gracie (for a fraction of a second) and thought better of it. She is such a sweet cat. But, if I was going to give this thing to my wife to protect herself against a mugger, I did want some assurance that it would work as advertised. Am I wrong? So, there I sat in a pair of shorts and a tank top with my reading glasses perched delicately on the bridge of my nose, directions in one hand, and taser in another. The directions said that a one-second burst would shock and disorient your assailant; a two-second burst was supposed to cause muscle spasms and a major loss of bodily control; a three-second burst would purportedly make your assailant flop on the ground like a fish out of water. Any burst longer than three seconds would be wasting the batteries? All the while I'm looking at this little device measuring about 5" long, less than 3/4 inch in circumference; pretty cute really thinking to myself, "no possible way!” What happened next is almost beyond description, but I'll do my best...? I'm sitting there alone, Gracie looking on with her head cocked to one side as to say, "don't do it master," reasoning that a one- second burst from such a tiny little ole thing couldn't hurt all that bad. I decided to give myself a one-second burst just for heck of it. I touched the prongs to my naked thigh, pushed the button, and . . .

HOLY MOTHER OF GOD, WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION!

I vaguely recall waking up on my side in the fetal position, with tears in my eyes, body soaking wet, both nipples on fire, testicles nowhere to be found, with my left arm tucked under my body in the oddest position, and tingling in my legs?

The cat was standing over me making meowing sounds I had never heard before, licking my face, undoubtedly thinking to herself, "Do it again, stupid, do it again!"

Note: If you ever feel compelled to "mug" yourself with a taser, one note of caution: there is no such thing as a one-second burst when you zap yourself! You will not let go of that thing until it is dislodged from your hand by a violent thrashing about on the floor. A three-second burst would be considered conservative?

SON-OF-A-B?#@H That hurt like S#@T !!! A minute or so later (I can't be sure, as time was a relative thing at that point), I collected my wit (what little I had left), sat up and surveyed the landscape. My bent reading glasses were on the mantel of the fireplace. How did they get up there??? My triceps, right thigh and both nipples were still twitching. My face felt like it had been shot up with Novocain, and my bottom lip weighed 88 lbs. I'm still looking for my testicles! I'm offering a significant reward for their safe return!! Still in shock!

P. S. My wife loved the gift, and now regularly threatens me with it! "If you think Education is difficult, try being STUPID."

April 10, 2008 at 4:31pm

Seems to me a few weeks ago someone was discussing gunsmiths who would camo a gun, but I can't find the post. Thinking of getting my BPSs done, any suggestions?

March 31, 2008 at 2:40pm

Man this is REAL Hunting!!!!!!!! GOING TO BE A LONG POST, BUT MAN I'M PUMPED RIGHT NOW. HOW CAN IT GET ANY BETTER. THE FEVER HAS HIT!!!!!!

Well this was the first day ever to turkey hunt for my son and I. We were picked for the lottery this week at Sherburne. Thanks to Beretta, we didn't know quite where he was roosted, but let's just say we had his neighborhood pegged.

Well it didn't start well. We follow the trail to my first GPS point, tell my son we are withing 20', look up, a guy is standing at a tree in front of me. Oh, well, on to the next point. We pass up the second point where I had heard some hens one morning (they headed north when they flew down). I had also located some tracks further north, so off we go (site 3 is about .3 miles past second point and over .7 miles past the first point). Get within 100 yards of the site, light goes on, someone has that place too.

Turn around and we go back and set up just north of where the hens were to see what the morning will bring. Figured our day was going to be a loss. 6:35, first gobble about 200-300 yards out slightly north and west of our position. Second gobble about a half mile or so even further north. I say to Jon, we only have two days to hunt, let's get aggressive and set up on the first one. Set up, wait ten minutes, hit the call with a few soft yelps and some cutting. Bird erupts about 100-125 yards in front (west) but still a little north also. Kinda trashy looking so I said to Jon, let's go. We go about 25 to 30 yards further to a small opening and I hit the call . He's 100 yards max and coming. We set up, knowing it's not the best place, but I'm afraid to get any closer. It's still a little trashy about 25 yards out, but Jon has a little more. Hit the call, he's only 50 or so yards out and I mean his answer can only be described as thunder. Jon and I go into kill mode. I can't believe it, 20 minutes into our first hunt, not a hen in hearing distance, no competition, lifes great, but where is he!!!! We're thinking we are going to kill a bad AZZZ bird, but we still can't see him. Still thinking it's only a matter of a few minutes when he's going to pop out of the trash near Jon. Scared to call anymore, put the call down and I get ready. NOTHING!!!!!!

All of a sudden, what seems like a dozen hens go on the war path, cutting like crazy west and south of us. I grab the call, but it's only humbling (reminds me of speck hunting and trying to call a group in when there are 5,000 REAL BIRDS in the next pasture). I'd tried, he kept answering both of us, but finally went for the numbers. Away he goes.

Went throught the trash before we left that area and there is a ridge about 50 yards in front of us and then about five acres of the yellow flowers. The yellow flowers marka small swampy area. Gaurantee you he walked that ridge. Tomorrow it's on. May mess up, but I'm going to be more aggressive. BTW, forgot to mention, two does passed less that 20 yeards from us and never knew we were there.

Hour and a half and a few soft yelps later , a bird sneaks up from behind us past the real trash we came through and starts drumming (right where we were originally). Never heard that before, but it's unmistakable and I know now why it's called drumming. Again, Mr. Newbie here is scared to call. He's moveing to our right and we can't see through the trash, but I say to myself, DON'T CALL, we'll catch a glimpse of him. Big mistake, a hen (or another hunter) about 200 yards or so starts calling and away he goes, thinking the hen that morning has moved off.

Call it a day, fires at the office to put out. Going back tomorrow and setting the ambush. THIS IS HUNTING!!!!!!!!!

Hope you enjoy the post.

March 24, 2008 at 5:50pm

Please no hate mail, just thought you all would like to see the results of deer harvest. Could help someone decide where they want to hunt next year.

OVER 3,000 DEER TAKEN ON W.M.A. MANAGED HUNTS DURING 2007-08 SEASON

Deer hunters harvested over 3,000 deer on either-sex managed deer hunts on state owned Wildlife Management Areas (WMA) during the 2007-08 hunting season.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife Fisheries (LDWF) reports a total of 28,813 hunter efforts recorded on managed hunts. Those efforts resulted in 3,094 total deer taken for an average of about one deer for every 9.3 hunter efforts.

“WMA managed hunts were excellent across the state this hunting season with several great deer harvested,” said LDWF’s Deer Study Leader Scott Durham. “We’re happy with the results and the fact you can have a quality hunting experience on many of our WMAs.”

The total number of harvested deer is on par with last year’s total of over 3,000 deer taken during the managed hunts. LDWF collects harvest data on deer taken during managed hunts on about 800,000 acres. Collection of these data is the primary method used by LDWF deer managers to monitor herd health conditions on WMAs.

Durham points out that hunter turn out on the Sherburne WMA managed hunt this year may have been lower than usual due to the closure of Interstate 10, which created slow travel on Highway 190.

“Deer hunting on WMAs is one of the ways for families to spend vacations and holidays together by hunting and putting up their annual venison supply. These managed hunts are a big tradition across the state,” said Durham. “This low-cost hunting opportunity is important for many Louisianans.”

The following shows the final managed WMA either-sex hunts data for the 2007-08 season:

WMA Hunter efforts Harvest Efforts per deer

Loggy Bayou 450* 67 6.7*

Jackson Bienville (17-18 Nov)
933 123 7.6

Tunica Hills (muzzleloader)
279 14 19.9

Ben's Creek 369 22 16.8

Sandy Hollow 105 2 52.5

Maurepas Swamp (self clearing)
512 66 7.8

Pearl River 318 8 39.8

Attakapas 351 38 9.0

Attakapas (30 Nov -2 Dec)
299 26 10.0

Grassy Lake 1,111 87 13

Pomme de Terre 363 33 11

Sherburne 1 1179 138 8.0

Sherburne (14-16 Dec)
1531 118 12.9

Spring Bayou 371 35 11.0

Thistlewaite (1-2 Dec)
867 51 17.0

Thistlewaite 787 62 13.0

Peason Ridge 600 37 16.0

Clear Creek(27-28 Oct)
1727 92 10.0

Clear Creek 654 37 18.0

West Bay (27-28 Oct)
1155 119 10.0

West Bay 438 14 26.0

Peason Ridge 27-28 Oct)
147 14 10.0

Fort Polk 1337 79 17.0

Fort Polk (27-28 Oct)
941 193 5.0

Union (18 days managed either sex)
1775 238 7.5

Ouachita 355 80 4.4

Bayou Macon (18-19 Nov)
293 39 7.5

Russel Sage 535 83 6.4

Boeuf 1538 253 6.1

Red/Three Rivers
3662 346 10.6

Buckhorn 534 89 6.0

Big Lake 720 122 5.9

Sicily Island 203 45 4.5

Sabine 207 24 8.6

Alexander State Forest (20-21 Oct)
121 12 10.0

Alexander State Forest (3-4 Nov)
103 7 14.7

Dewey Wills (16-17 Dec)
1695 168 10.1

Camp Beauregard (23-24 Nov)
433 90 4.8

Camp Beauregard (15-16 Dec)
265 23 11.5

TOTALS: 28813 3094 9.3

1=I-10 closed due to gas well fire

*=estimate

February 06, 2008 at 4:49pm
A comment titled: Skeeter in response to a report titled: crappy equipment

I have Skeeter loc ons love them.

March 30, 2010 at 8:07pm
A comment titled: Nice in response to a report titled: Bow kill

Very nice bogjim! Congrats.

February 21, 2010 at 1:49pm
A comment titled: Ya'll need lessons? in response to a report titled: I figured him out

Ya'll just don't speak rabbit! I can hook ya'll up with lessons for only $25/hr.

February 16, 2010 at 9:55am
A comment titled: Excelent choice in response to a report titled: Best scope for the dollar?

Great choice SB. But a scope is only as good as it's mounts.

February 15, 2010 at 12:23pm
A comment titled: KILLA in response to a report titled: Found : Free to good home

I'll take him, that guy's a KILLA!

February 15, 2010 at 12:22pm
A comment titled: Lease Openings? in response to a report titled: Let em go so they can grow!

If ya'll have an opening, let me know. Been trying to get back hunting near Palmetto for soem time now.

January 31, 2010 at 5:23pm
A comment titled: Tag in response to a report titled: 9 point killed in bayou boeuf

Don't look like you tagged him either! hehehehehehe

January 26, 2010 at 7:57pm
A comment titled: Encore in response to a report titled: TC Encore Info

Inside 100 yards my 50 cal Encore is as accurate a gun as I own. Love it!

January 17, 2010 at 5:58pm
A comment titled: Old School in response to a report titled: Really tough question

Ruger 30-06, 180 gr. Nosler Partitions. Old school!

January 15, 2010 at 4:22pm
A comment titled: Especially last light in response to a report titled: Binoculars on NOT ??? Do you use them?

The last 15 or 20 minutes, I am GLUED to my binos, pearing into the thickets. I have seen more deer that I would have missed than you can imagine! It's crazy how you can spot an ear move or something else you would have NEVER seem with them.

January 10, 2010 at 9:20pm
A comment titled: Excellent in response to a report titled: ruger m77 advice

My go to gun for sure! Get a trigger job done to about 3 lbs. and you will never want OR NEED more.

January 07, 2010 at 8:19pm
A comment titled: Ruger likes in response to a report titled: Lightweight rifle

connais pas, that's why I shoot a Ruger,

American made
Integral mounts that won't shoot loose
Not heavy, not light, just right
Three position safety allows you to unload gun on safety
Hinged floorplate for easy unloading
Control Round feeding
Built like a tank and
Fits me well.

Guess it's just a personal choice, but one that I never feel bad on making. I have an Encore also and that ML is the most accurate gun I own inside 100 yards! It's doesn't even shoot cloverleafs, more like a semi circle! hehehehe

January 06, 2010 at 9:07pm
A comment titled: T3 is a good one too in response to a report titled: Lightweight rifle

I will say I do not know of anyone that has a T3 that is not a 1 MOA rifle, just can't get past the plastic mag!

January 03, 2010 at 8:42pm
A comment titled: Ruger Compact in response to a report titled: Lightweight rifle

Ruger compact, stainless with laminate stock! SWEET!

Check them out, you will be impressed and can get a top of the line scope with it for the Sako and a mid-level scope. I am assuming you are thinking Finnlight.

Oh, did I mention AMERICAN MADE!!!!!!!!!

January 03, 2010 at 1:49pm
A comment titled: Good gun in response to a report titled: New Rifle

Think you have a great combo there.

January 03, 2010 at 1:47pm
A comment titled: Awesome in response to a report titled: Daughters First Deer

Great job little huntress, and that's a great rifle/caliber/bullet you have there.

January 03, 2010 at 9:29am
A comment titled: Congrats in response to a report titled: Rachel's First Deer:)

That's what it's all about there Gurl!

Congrat and may you have many more!

January 02, 2010 at 8:24pm
A comment titled: Yep in response to a report titled: 197" in West Baton Rouge

True

December 18, 2009 at 10:26am
A comment titled: Scopes in response to a report titled: scope

Try these guys

http://www.samplelist.com/

December 17, 2009 at 9:00pm
A comment titled: Reduced Recoil Loads in response to a report titled: guns

7mm-08 with reduced recoil loads. It will kick about like that crack barrel .410 with 3" shells ..... AND he will have a rifle for life!

December 17, 2009 at 8:15pm
User has no ads at this time.