Wondering is anyone knows how far out blue water is right now from Fourchon. And yes, I know it moves a bunch daily. My crew had a great last day of fed snapper season and now we are wanting to find some mahi.
Found stand on hwy 15 near richard k yancey WMA. If you lost one you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and describe your stand and we can find a way to get it back to you.
Well all this water helped me a bit wendsday morning. Finally caught a break and got the big one. Even though everything was flooded I opted to hunt the edge of what should have be the regular swamp. At 6:55am I had this 10pt chase a doe past me. I shot and he just dissapeared beneath the water. Easiest drag I ever had with a 182lb deer. Now I have to wait for the season to open up again due to the high water. I can only imagian the # of deer that were slaughtered by outlaws on the banks of those canals. While hunting I heard 15 shot from before daybreak all the way until I was out the woods for 9:00. Just horrible.
Well for this coming Wed-Sun make sure you have a gallon of repelant and your Thermacell, your gonna need it! I found a good bit of acorn and bitter pecans where-ever I scouted south end all the way to the very north end of the place.
For the weekend squirrel opener I advise to all the squirrel hunter that if it doesn't rain there between now an sat don't go, But I'm sure ya'll will, it's fun no matter the cercumstances. I say don't go because it's not wet, crispy & crunchy would be the way to discribe RR WMA. In the low spots the ground is damp but the leaves are hard. SO have fun stalking those tree rats.
TO THE PERSON WITH THE GAME CAMERA AND !!!RICE BRAND!!! in front of it on the very north end of the WMA, I tried getting your camera to take a picture of me making a bad gesture toward the rice brand, because you can't bait, I also advise setting it up on a trail and a much thicker area. Someone might decide they can put it in a better location for themself. I Did not take it but I'm sure some Ahole out there would. I had one stolen two years ago. O and your rice brand is a large pile of mold! and your batteries are dead.
To the few duck hunters that hunt Joyce WMA. I'm not pointing fingers at everyone that hunts there just a few. Sat. morning opening day of teal season three groups of hunters were shooting anything, and I mean anything that flew by, Teal, woodducks, Ibis didn't seem to matter. My question is why? There were a few teal in there, not many but enough to hunt so why would you shoot at whatever flew By? All your doing is scaring everything out of that marsh. It pisses me OFF!. I personaly have the # to a gamewarden that will come if I call, I tried the hot line Sunday to no aveil when some two different groups in the same area from Sat were shooting yet again at everything. I personly watched 8 woodducks drop out of the sky. On my way out I ran into a gamewarden and told him and he said he'll see what he could do. I hope he caught them witht the birds in possesion or saw them shooting them. I'm out there often and will call the GW everytime I see this stupid $#!* happen. Sorry just had to vent.
I've got a question for someone who can answer it. How do you keep you boots from dry-roting. I got a pair of lacrose hipboots that gave out on me last year due to dry-rot, and they were only 2 years old. I had a pair that lasted 7 years. But I want to make sure my new pair last so any know how on this situation would be appreiciated.
I just got a 10ft trawl and I am wondering what size boards to use for it? Should I just use the boards for a regular 16ft trawl? I'm sure that it would work I'm just trying to figure out what is the recomended size for a small trawl.
This morning was an almost perfect turkey hunt, and as of right now my most memoriable. I wake up late, 6am, I was originaly planning on hunting sandy hollow wma, but with waking up late I decided to go hit the Tangipahoa (school board) wma rigt close to the house. I'm walking in down the trail and I think I hear a gobble, then I think I hear it again. I stop do a few clucks with my call, and sure enough there is a bird willing to talk to me, the first time this season. I basically run to within 80yds of where he is rousted at. I call he talks, I call, he talks, I call, he talks. This goes on for about 15min. Then he flies down directly away from me into a cut over. I get up to try and cut him off, and fall straight on my face. My foot is completly numb. So I hobble to cut him off. I get 10yds to the edge of the cut over settle in and give a few clucks. He gobbles and runs straight for me. I only have 1 hole to shoot through and he stops to the left of it. We play a talking game for a hour straight. This was the most gobbles I have ever heard in my life, I'm talking a solid 100-120 talks back to me. O let me remention ON PUBLIC LAND. Anyway a hen walks up, he shuts up for good. But the hen saves the day, she brings him right passed the hole I have to shoot. AT 15yds. I pull the trigger he drops, I run to get him, he gets up and flies away, while I'm shooting at him, a total heart break:(
Yesterday (wendsday) my girlfriend and I went try some of my spots in the spillway only 4 fish. 1 sac-a-lait and 3 bass. The sacalait was on blue&white tube and the bass were on red shad lizzard. All caught within the last 15 minutes of daylight were a cut was draining the swamp.
I went fish the tangipahoa river today and caught for the first time ever some sort of pike, I did a little research and I think it is a chain pickerel, but not sure. But it was neat. As soon as I landed him he cut the string, they have some serious teeth. He went only 14in.
I ended up catching 4 bass all about a pound give or take a few ounces, on white spinnerbait and char. pumpkinseed lizzard. All bites were in 4 ft. of water and very aggressive. Surprised me for a blue bird post-cold front day.
Well as of right now my season is at 53 hunts and seen 53 deer while in stand. 9 of those were bucks. 24 of these deer were seen on public land.
Red River WMA had 17 hunts and seen 23 deer. I seen 3 different bucks, 2 4pts and an 8pt, and the rest does or unidentified. I had shots at 17 of the 23 and passed on all but 2 of those deer a doe and an 8pt.
1 deer seen on Joyce WMA and I had 3 hunts on it. The deer was a doe and I passed on it at 20 yds.
1 hunt on the Tangipahoa School board prop. WMA in Lorager. No deer seen on that hunt.
2 hunts on private land in Kentwood seen 4 does.
15 hunts on private land in Loranger. Seen 11 does.
15 hunts on my families land in St. Charles Parish and seen 14 deer. Killed 2 does and a freak of a 6pt.
I killed 5 deer this year, my personal best, 3 does and a 6 & 8pt. I still plan on making a few bow trips in area 6 hoping to just see a few more deer. I just love to hunt and be in the woods, deer or no deer. Good Luck to everyone for the little bit of a season we have left, and for the ones that are finished I hope ya'll enjoyed ya'lls season.
Went make a swamp-stalk on my family's land in St. Charles Parish. Had this freak walk out at 5yds. I'm gonna run out of tags at this rate.
Showed up thursday evening at the north camp ground. Hot, very hot.
Had a 30min walk in the morning sweating like a race horse in the sahara desert. Got to the tree I planed to climb, climbed up with 30min til shooting time. 6:55am I had a doe and a 4pt walk out. I put the cross aires dead on the doe and pulled the triger. She ran off with a kick and a tail tucked in and fell just 40yds later. Just after I shot I heard a buddy of mine shoot.
40min later still in the stand I had this nice 8pt walk out on me at 60yds. Put the scope on him and squized the trigger. He ran off with a tail tucked in and a broken front shoulder. He ran out of sight so I climbed down right away and started tracking. I had a pass through dead center on his shoulder and he did not leave a blood trail and went almost 100yrds. I looked where I saw him run and just no blood. I walked to my buddy that shot to check on him and he pointed to my 8pt that died just 50yds from him. He said he was about to put another bullet in him and he just colasped. Then we had a long hot walk out and a great evening.
My buddy's doe went 135lbs
My doe 100lbs
My 8pt 165lbs
We had the first 3 deer checked into the north check station and in the two doe days about 200 people checked in and 16 deer were checked in at that check station.
Had a great morning hunt this morning. At 7:30 I had a spike come out, I blow my grunt call at him he comes straight for me. I hear a snap behind me and I see a big six point. The spike and six point get into a little confrontation, the six point does a snort weez (first time I have ever heard that in person) then they start to rub heads.
When they quit playing around the six point comes within 10yds of my tree, I get a nice picture of him and a little video footage. If I would have been hunting with my bow or muzzel loader I would had let him have it but I already killed two deer this year and he wasn't big enough for me to take with the shotgun, since I have kille 60% of my bucks with it. Hopefully he will come back out when I'm in there with a primative weapon.
I ended up with another spike coming out at 8:20 and hung around for 30min. A great hunt in my books. The deer must feel pretty happy that I was generous today.
3rd duck hunting trip of the season, this time on Salvador WMA. Hunted til 12/closing time and between two of us we had 7 birds. I kept hoping some birds would start to filter back into the marsh but it never happened. We killed the woodducks and teal in the first 30min of our hunt, nothing else until a lone hen mallard at 8:30, a lone summer 9:05, and a pair of greys 11:00.
One of the few times a bad morning has turned out into a good one for me. I say a bad morning because my Go-Devil wouldn't start until 30 minutes into the day light hours of the morning.
But it turned out to be OK. I got my cousin set up who only gets to hunt once or twice every year and then go get set up myself by 7:30am. Normally the deer have been moving on my land around 8 so I wasn't to worried but I had it planned to be set up before daylight.
Well 8:00 came around and no deer but at 9:00 I saw a flicker of an ear and then I had three does coming right my way. I was upset that they didn't go towards my cousin but I figured I would show him what a deer looks like up close since I was hunting with my muzzel loader and have not killed one with it yet. When the bigger of the three steps into the opening at 10yds I let the hammer down and she runs straight into a plametto and crashes. The other two does are running circles around me trying to figure out what just happened and then run off towards my cousin.
Ten minutes later I hear a shot. I go check on him and sure enough he got a doe also. We high fived and congradulated each other.
The deer were 112lbs and 100lbs
Made a trip out satuday in Lake Pontchartrain right outside Manchac. Technicly I was huntinh the lake shore on manchac. Anyway Pops and I got 2 male pintail, 1 greenhead, 1 bluewing teal, 3 woodies, and 1 grey. I found these bird while fishing out there two days before the season.
Saturday morning finally got my first chance to shoot a deer this year.
Hunts made 17, deer spoted on stand 14, 10 on WMA & 4 on private
Area: St. Charles Parish
Sex: doe 115lbs
The hunt: 7:05am had a young buck at 60yds walk by downwind to upwind, nothing else until a squirrel came in my tree at 9:00 then at 9:18 had 2 does and a yearling comeing towards me on the trail I walked in on. 9:20 let the arrow fly, 9:35 climbed down and check for arrow blood etc. and found a broken blood covered arrow right where she was standing, walked out and waited til 10:00 for the tracking, tracked blood for only 60yds and when I got to her the other doe and fawn were only 20yds from her.
By 12:00 I was done skinning and ready for another hunt.
Well, made my anual opening bow season hunt to the RED and all I have to say is it was the best weather anyone could have asked for in October. I saw 5 does, 1 hog, and all the squirrels you wanted.
If you did not have a thermacell or misquito spray you were in trouble.
Oct 2, 49 degrees, 5 minute walk, saw 1 hog and 2 does. Evening hunt warmer, misquitoes, only 3 racoons.
Oct 3, 50 degrees, 5 minute walk, 1 doe. Evening hunt same spot heard a deer grunt but never seen it.
Oct 4, 55 degrees, 5 minute walk, 2 deer and squirrel hunters everywhere. Evening squirrel hunt, killed 8 squirrels, 1 black, 1 grey, 6 reds.
I had a great weekend dispite the no killing of deer. I found the best deer sign I have seen in red river in 3 years and will be back for the next good cool spell they get.
Made a scouting trip out to Red River WMA and all I've got to say is bring 10 gallons of misquito repelant, 5 tubes of thermacell propane, 12 cards for it, and the best misquito suit you got. I have not personaly seen the bugs this bad in my 10 years of hunting this place. Hopefully they will thin out a little by this weekend, I doubt it.
Went to my normal hunting locations which all looked good, found one new area plenty of deer signs. I seen 3 does that didn't give a lick about me and had a bear growl at me, scared the living crapola out of me. I made a bunch of noise and she just walked off.
If the squirrel hunters are willing to put up with the misquitoes they all should limit out because I saw squirrels everywhere I went and the ground is a bit wet unlike past seasons so it will make for great stalking.
Good luck to all this weekend.
I'll be out there from wendsday-saturday.