Planted a variety of fruit trees a few years ago and finally picking the fruits of the labor. Made my first batch of Mayhaw jelly and tried some Japanese plum jelly. Also added in some blackberry cobbler and will save the mulberries for some wine. Made some blackberry wine last year and tasted fine.
The Louisiana call makers and collectors association will be holding their annual meeting in Pineville Louisiana May 19. It will be open for members at eight and open to the public at 10 and will feature Dale Bordelon demonstrating the making of Cane Duck Calls
Observed a variety of ducks today in the draining crawfish pond. Black bellied whistling ducks, fulvous ducks, mottled ducks, Bluewing Teal in addition to wood ducks. Always enjoy watching the reverse migration of blue wings in full plumage coming through the area. Squealers in large flocks wandering around. Saw a large group of them this week sitting around a pond along 107 in Mansura.
Got this idea for a wood duck box using old pallet and kitty litter tub-5 gallon bucket may work. Will test and see how it works out. Patent pending lol
Cool pic of turkeys in flight from my buddy in Texas. Should be a good spring hunt.
You make a gumbo. Not quite the finish I was expecting. Got this fellow courtesy of a bald eagle that was harassing him on the levee. Had a fun season with a mess of a few dozen ducks and geese. Will try geese for remaining days we have to chase them. Looking forward to Turkey season and next teal/duck/goose.
Geese have helped make season fun. Best season hunting sky carp and friends. Going to keep at em for a few more weeks. Hopefully will get better at calling.
Good weekend, slow but fun season. Lot of geese to fill the duck shortage.
Hunting has been a challenge this season with mixed results. Low duck numbers but have harvested a couple on most hunts. Have done well personally on geese with great numbers of geese in the area. Overall had great time with people I hunt with and enjoyed sunrises like this. Will chase a few more times then Turkey time.
Attended the call maker meeting/show today in pineville. Talented group of call makers keeping the art alive. Unique and great looking calls. Met a lot of great people.
A few more hand made cane calls put together to pass the time before teal season gets here. Finally learning a few tips from Dad-only took a 3-4 decades to listen lol. It is addicting but satisfying. Now to find more cane.
Bamboo cane calls being made by first and second generation throwback to the Cajun roots. Enjoy the photos.
Passing the time making turkey strikers and duck calls. Will try some acrylic in the future. Come on fall. Hope we have a bountiful season in 2017.
Made a final hunt and able to get one after missing a few. Got a surprise when I got to it-looks like a woodie mallard mix. Mallard beak with woodie colors, black eyes not red, faint ring on neck. May have to get this one put on display at camp. Great end to year
Been a goose egg start so dug into freezer and grilled up some duck poppers and jalapeÃ±o bombs. Seeing all kinds of ducks just none of the teal variety.
Scratching the itch waiting for the fall and spring Texas seasons to arrive. Decided to make some boxes, troughs and strikers using slate, fossil slate, azubo, ironwood, mesquite and what ever else I could dig up around the house. Ready for season-now to make a few slate.
Made annual trip with friends and family down to chauvin for a hunt. Divers were in full force along with coots. Great time with friends and family- based on the amout of shells spent that am. Great to see ducks- been slow in gueydan Kaplan for us.
Looking for a recommended gun shop in the lafayette region that does gun bluing. I have a pre war a5 and looking for reputable shop with positive results. Not wanting a fly by night or part time-hoping for feedback from people who have had work done at a shop and had great result. Thanks
Finally finished first gobbler. Ready for more turkey hunting.
Have not posted much this year but has been good season for our small honey hole. Wood ducks and teal have been the mainstay. This AM after knocking down a few woodies we has a surprise-MALLARDS. Great hunt with great friends. A little over 50 ducks, Not bad for a spot 15 minutes from Lafayette proper LOL. Had a good goose hunt with Enticer-hope we knock a few down tomorrow.