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A few pics of my oldest son Dalton's first deer, a 70/75 pound doe. Last year he started with a .410 w/3" mag slugs but this year he stepped up to a 20 gauge w/buckshot. He's been coming with me since he was 5 years old and has passed on a few deer that were out of range or came in after dark. But he dropped the hammer on this one at about 35 to 40 yards. We counted 13 out of 20 pellets that hit her and she didn't move after the shot. She just flipped over were she was standing. He's now one of the gang and I think he's hooked for life. My second oldest , Jackson is 2 and he can't wait to go with us. His older brother will be a good teacher.
Please take a kid hunting or fishing the look on their faces is an award itself.

Snook

November 26, 2007 at 2:51pm

Very productive weekend hunting the elusive wild mushroom. With all the heavy fog they were popping out like crazy. It just so happens that almost every willow tree that had them was burried in a briar patch. Picked them, cleaned them, soaked them, and fried them. Out of this world!!!

December 18, 2006 at 10:57am

Anyone knows what happened to the post about the head shot doe?

January 26, 2006 at 7:10pm

A few weeks back someone put up a post about a buck with no testicles , I commented and explained the deer that my 13 year old brother had killed a similiar deer last year. It took a little while to locate these pictures.The deer had a messed up rack with 10 points that went in all directions. It was more like 2 softball size masses with points sticking out in all directions and was partially still in velvet. Upon closer inspection we discovered that more than the rack was weird. The buck had "a twig but no berries" and also had an udder with milk. When we cleaned the deer it had no female parts internally. We contacted LDWF and were told that this was not as uncommon as we had thought. This happens once or twice a year according to the agent. I don't think he will ever forget this one.I hope these pictures come out.

later
snook

January 01, 2006 at 10:51pm

This is my first posting, so give me some slack. It's opening weekend of dog season and I was able to take my 6 year old in the swamp with me. I hunt the same lease as lil hank so it's some pretty rough swamp. We didn't get much action but my son had a blast. The rest of the club killed 5 on opening day. I hope to post some good pictures in later postings.

December 15, 2005 at 7:09pm
A comment titled: .22 MAG in response to a report titled: Snake Boots

I prefer the .22 magnum snake boot. It's a little noisy but gets the job done.

August 18, 2009 at 1:07pm
A comment titled: lightly fried in response to a report titled: wild mushrooms

Peel the membrane of the backs, soak them in salt water to flush any unwanted guest out, rinse them , then soak then in seasoned milk, batter and fry. Like this they come out just like soft shell crabs. Also if we are cooking steaks at the camp we'll smother them with onions and a pinch of sugar. This helps the onions to carmalize quiker as to not overcook the mushrooms. Either way their good...

December 18, 2006 at 1:13pm
A comment titled: mark your stands! in response to a report titled: Low Life Deer Hunters

I had a buddy who had 2 climbers stolen. The catch was that we had engraved our names and dates of purchase in a hidden spot on our stands. We had a good idea who the THIEF was and contacted law enforcement. All we did was wait for these pieces of garbage to come out of the woods, had the deputies question them about the stands, let them lie and lie and lie , then had them arrested for possesion of stolen proprty and traspassing. Never had trouble since.

December 18, 2006 at 10:51am
A comment titled: pretty funny in response to a report titled: Giant squirrel

A while back while on my way to work I almost wrecked my truck. Someone had positioned a road kill armodillo on his back with all 4 legs in the air and stuck a McDonalds hamburger in its hands with fries and a drink next to it. I couldn't stop laughing all day. I've got a picture somewere and will try to find it to post.

snook

November 30, 2006 at 3:33pm
A comment titled: why? in response to a report titled: Hard Tines

Why does he do this???? Because he can!!!

November 15, 2006 at 7:12pm
A comment titled: little swamp walker in response to a report titled: Got To Start Them Young

I have a 7 year old that got his first pair of hip boots last year. He's been coming with me since he was 5 and had a deer walk 10 feet from us while on the ground hunting. He's so light that he just walks on top of the swamp while he constanly ask me why he doesn't sink, but i always end up rimmed out in my hip boots. All that i can tell him is shhhh you have to be quiet in the woods even though i know that i am "a little big in the middle". That's what it is all about. Hopefully my 1 1/2 year old will follow in big brothers foot steps.

snook

June 28, 2006 at 11:19pm
A comment titled: Sponges in response to a report titled: Freakin Coyotes!!!!!!!!!!!

Earlier someone posted that soaking a sponge in blood works. Well I've never tried blood but I have tried soaking up bacon grease with sponges and putting them around the lease and this did work. The coyotes eat them and it "plugs them up". They can't get rid of any of their meals after eating them.

snook

May 06, 2006 at 12:20am
A comment titled: Not all dog hunters are space cadets!!! in response to a report titled: dog hunting

I happen to hunt in a club that does do some still hunting but primarily is a dog club. We have a nice camp, and have some good times there. I also take my 7 year old with me into some of the baddest swamp you'll ever know. For the past 2 years he was able to see deer that unless the dogs or a driver got up he wouldn't see. One even past about 5 yards from us while we were sitting on a log next to a fire that we built. Not a single shot was fired by me at any of those deer. Next season I hope that he will be able to handle his 410 with 3inch slugs so he can shoot. You see it's not always about the kill.I happen to enjoy watching my son enjoy himself with all the other little boys (ages 4 to 16)and not running the streets like other delinqiunts. Even if we don't hunt and just ride around in the boat and catch dogs or just go for a supper, we have fun. Don't give all dog hunters a bad rap just because of a few of them put there mouth in drive while their brain is still in park.

snook

March 23, 2006 at 1:45pm
A comment titled: ginger ale in response to a report titled: Drunk Chicken Recipe

Another good sub for beer is ginger ale or orange soda it gives the chicken an asian flavor. A little splash of crab boil really kicks it up.

snook

March 15, 2006 at 6:17pm
A comment titled: bigger is not always better.... in response to a report titled: Rancher With Mudlites

I have a 250 recon with little 22 inch x 11.5 inch Deestone SWAMP WITCHES and really haven't had the bike stuck yet. I followed a few 4x4 bikes with 589's and was suprised that the only advantage they had was in deeper water I had trouble with submerged logs, they didn't. As for the mud,the short distance that they were able to go further than my friend and I(he's got a 250SX 3-wheeler with 22 inch GATORS)didn't impress me all that much. I know that 4 wheel drive really makes a differance if you hunt were there are steep hills or washouts. But I don't hunt there and all i use my bike for is getting a little closer and hauling animals out.

February 09, 2006 at 10:51pm
A comment titled: Pervis check this out in response to a report titled: Buck or doe?

this was the deer that i was talking about

February 05, 2006 at 10:44pm
A comment titled: weird deer... in response to a report titled: have you ever seen this?

I posted a few pictures of the deer that my Younger brother killed last year about a month ago.It had a screwed up rack and jacked up genitalia .That deer had some serious indentity issues. Look back and check it out.

February 05, 2006 at 7:00pm
A comment titled: Better luck next year.. in response to a report titled: 8pt bows to the encore!

I should have got my lazy @$$ out of bed that morning and climbed in Joe's box stand.Coming off of working nights just kills me.I'm pretty sure that I saw that deer early in the season when it was still hot and the bugs were eating me alive. Next year I will spend more time back on Jerome's piece in the deep stuff. I will find that "man" that's back there. Now go back offshore and leave the wildlife alone.

Later
SNOOK

January 31, 2006 at 9:03pm
A comment titled: WTF in response to a report titled: Not much of a deer dog.

This is by far one of the funniest hunting related pictures I've seen ...
I'm speechless.....

SNOOK

January 27, 2006 at 8:19pm
A comment titled: My point exactly... in response to a report titled: HEAD SHOT

I agree that no one is above criticism, but don't you think it's a bit ironic that we are able to have this discussion because of the sacrifices that these men and women have endured throughout the history of this country.
It makes me proud to have served and to openly agree to disagree.

SNOOK

January 27, 2006 at 8:14pm
A comment titled: GOOD SHOT!!! in response to a report titled: HEAD SHOT

I had posted a reply to the picture and previous head shot post.
Since it was pulled I'll say again. That's one hell of a shot! Most of those opposed wish they had marksmanship skills like that. Head shots equal instant death , zero tracking , and zero meat damage.I'll agree that this is a low percentage shot and not everyone is as good a shot as some of us. If you are comfortable with taking such a shot, go ahead. I've seen gut shot deer that were finally killed 2 weeks after they were gut shot and the gang green was so bad that the entire deer had to be thrown out. So this can go either way.
As far as criticising any member of the armed forces, that's just plain wrong. Having served 5 years in the Army myself , I will support any servicemen's post like it was my own. Don't forget that these men and women do a job that most don't want to do or can't do. This job that they do allows us to openly voice our opinions as we do in this forum. Besides take a look at the evening news.Do you think that any of these punks eat what they kill?

Support Our Troops
SNOOK

January 27, 2006 at 6:28pm
A comment titled: what do I tell my friends? in response to a report titled: Buck or doe?

After we had finished cleaning the deer , he asked me what he should tell his freinds at school. I told him that if they ask whether he killed a buck or a doe just to say "yes" and he should be covered.

later,
snook

January 02, 2006 at 1:02am
A comment titled: weird deer in response to a report titled: Turkey Neck's Big Buck

Year before last my younger brother killed his first deer it was 170 lb, 10 point -(buck/doe/buck?) We wern't sure what it was because it had buck parts and doe parts to include a twig but no berries and udders but no milk. The rack was very poor and was basically 2 baseball sized masses with stickers coming out in all directions. It was actually half in velvet. If the teeth aged correctly , this deer was over 6 years old. We contacted wildlife and fisheries and were told that this was not as uncommon as we thought. I'll try to locate the pictures and post them at a later date.

later

December 25, 2005 at 1:30am
A comment titled: snook in response to a report titled: Startin' em' out young

I won't be back at the camp for a while. I have to work this weekend , then with Christmas if I hunt my wife and kids will kill me and I work New years weekend. I might make a few Wednesday hunts, but thats about it. This weekend should be good I heard Saturday will be the "schoolboard" and the water came up about 6 inches as of Wednesday. Good luck and I hope you get one bigger than Calvin's.

December 15, 2005 at 7:52pm
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