| Outdoor Board|| Bait casting rodnreels suck - dat yat on 2/12/14 at 8:44 pm|
As a lifelong spinning reel fisherman*, I decided to learn a new skill, bait-casting. I used Cabela points Monday to get a St Croix Triumph rod and a Lew's Speed Spool reel. It seemed like a good set-up, but every time I cast more than 15' I get a birds nest. The last one is a birds nest-from-hel...
| Outdoor Board|| Eating and drinking - dat yat on 2/5/14 at 6:25 pm|
Chicken and wedge salad - cause my daughter challenged me to a race.
Makers mark on the rocks and a coors light, cause its cold outside, as if I needed a reason.
| Outdoor Board|| Be carefull driving through the ice if you fish/hunt tommorrow - dat yat on 1/24/14 at 10:07 pm|
I've travelled north and south with my job and thought I could drive on ice ok. On the way home from Beaumont this afternoon I lost it on an overpass near Welsh. No pain or truck damage, and before I got off the phone with AAA a dude in a duallie was offering to pull my Chevy out of the ditch. Be ...
| Outdoor Board|| Saturday Eating and Drinking - dat yat on 1/11/14 at 9:42 pm|
Pj Wiser's Rye (bourbon of the month at Bourbon House)
Salad and creme brulet
| Outdoor Board|| Gators before a hard freeze - dat yat on 1/6/14 at 8:30 pm|
After not seeing gators in the harbor out back since September, tonight there were four gators across the water by the woods. Do gators leave the brush and seek deep water for a hard freeze?
I always thought they hibernated in the marsh when it was cold. I live on the edge of Bayou Sauvage NWR in...
| Outdoor Board|| Violations of the OB - dat yat on 1/6/14 at 5:00 pm|
Who set that marsh fire between Violet canal and Bayou Bienvenue?...
| Outdoor Board|| Took my dad to deer camp for the final hunt in AR - dat yat on 12/16/13 at 1:46 pm|
My dad is 70 and quit shooting when he got a pacemaker. He kinda misses the camp atmosphere and wanted some time out of the house because mama retired this year.
We talked longer than we have in ages. He got a tour of the lease. He got accommodations in a ramshackle trailer. He got treated to ...
| Outdoor Board|| How can all you goose hunters justify - dat yat on 11/29/13 at 5:03 pm|
Hunting a poor animal that walks around innocently in people's yards?
This is in CenLA.
| Outdoor Board|| SE MS Deer - dat yat on 11/27/13 at 11:27 am|
This buck was shot by the guy that leases my 40 acres in the piney woods of MS.
He has a bigger one on camera.
I'm gonna have to...
| Outdoor Board|| Knee high electric fence? - dat yat on 11/20/13 at 9:41 pm|
I noticed a knee high electric fence along Chef Hwy between New Orleans East and Bayou Sauvage NWR about a mile long in an area where the just replanted a bunch of hardwoods in the brush.
Pigs? Rabbits? Wtf could they be keeping in/out?...
| Outdoor Board|| My longest shot and longest tracking job ever today - dat yat on 11/14/13 at 7:57 pm|
Today I shot at a buck at 130 yards and it ran off. Pissed because I missed, I sat there and ate a bannana. While eatin I see a buck and shoot it, boom flop as I'm used to, seven point.
As I approach the seven I see a blood trail headed south. WTF? 20 yards in I see what looks like a lung coughe...
| Outdoor Board|| Public service announcement - outboards - dat yat on 11/2/13 at 10:17 am|
When you catch specs under the lights until midnight and head home only to have your Mercury die and refuse to restart: Before you drop the trolling motor for power, before you start paddling along with the trolling motor for a mile, before you dock at a friends house because Chef Pass is too far ...
| Outdoor Board|| Bayou Sauvage ducks - dat yat on 10/30/13 at 7:31 pm|
Drove by the refuge today and there are beaucoup ducks in the ponds. I'm not a duck hunter; but it looks like a lot of ducks to me.
I know from reading the regs that hunting is not allowed in that part of the refuge i...
| Outdoor Board|| Anybody process their own venison sausage? - dat yat on 10/22/13 at 5:16 pm|
Grindin the old fashioned way.
Cranking out some Herb-Italian sausage.
It's not difficult. I never thought...
| Outdoor Board|| Sunday Eatin and drinking - dat yat on 8/18/13 at 5:59 pm|
Burgers, bourbon and beer in NOLA is awesome.
Fat tire beer and
The cowbell burger are my favorites....
| O-T Lounge|| Get off my lawn - 2 - dat yat on 8/7/13 at 9:09 am|
The owner of Westboro Self Storage, angry that a Verizon technician parked his truck on grass near the business, sealed the worker in an underground vault, according to police.
"Mr. Cook allegedly removed the lad...
| Outdoor Board|| Are lease prices out of control? Need a blank lease form. - dat yat on 8/5/13 at 10:51 am|
Because I'm hunting a club in AR this year, I ran an ad to lease out my 40 acres in MS. I listed it, and the 12x12 primitive shack at $700, which I thought might be too high. My cell and emails blew up. I got calls all weekend and sent a few guys to look.
One guy, who lives near me and has a youn...
| Outdoor Board|| Second Thinning questions - Where's Hammertime? - dat yat on 8/1/13 at 12:13 pm|
Two foresters went to my woods said it's ready to thin, but not an urgent need, and that they use "operator select" method. It's a 20 yo loblolly stand, thinned 6 years ago, 40 acres.
Is it generally better to thin when it's first ready or wait until it's crowded? (The prior loggers left a lot...
| Outdoor Board|| Scouting a new hunting club - dat yat on 7/30/13 at 7:00 pm|
I' joined a club in SE Arkansas that I have only been to one time, and that was six years ago. This weekend is a work day and I will do some scouting. It's 1100 acres and there will be 9 members. I inherit one tower from a member who quit for financial reasons and can put up two more. It is 5 hou...
| O-T Lounge|| Wedding/reception costs - dat yat on 6/16/13 at 7:53 pm|
My daughter is engaged. What does a wedding cost assuming 250 people, premium liquor and a French quarter venue and other trimmings that my little girl and her mother will think of? I've got twelve months to save up for the last big expense of fatherhood.
If I pay for a wedding with timber pr...
| Outdoor Board|| Alaska eagles - dat yat on 6/14/13 at 6:33 pm|
So I'm in Alaka this week on a cruise. We have seen Eagles every day, biking, kayaking and on the salmon fishing day dozens of them were around the whole time. (No salmon caught). How can they be so common up here and so rare in Louisiana? ...
| Outdoor Board|| Wetland-deer club - dat yat on 5/5/13 at 5:14 pm|
I have 40 ac in perry county ms. Saw two deer last season and shot both, a doe and a little 8 pt. my cousins/uncles club has beta pup deer and cost $650/yr. they lost two members and want me to join. 100acres/9 members. Good deal? This is in Southeast AR 5 hours away vs ms 2 hrs away.
| Outdoor Board|| New deer club - dat yat on 5/5/13 at 5:13 pm|
I have 40 ac in perry county ms. Saw two deer last season and shot both, a doe and a little 8 pt. I own that piece and hunt it alone unless i bring somone. It would be nice to hunt a place where there are more deer.
My uncle and two cousins hunt a club that has beacoup deer and cost $650/yr. They ...
| Outdoor Board|| New Orleans Boat Show - anybody going? - dat yat on 3/7/13 at 10:53 am|
I work a block from the dome and have been seeing some nice boats that I could barely afford headed there. I may go just to look but I don't want to be tempted to buy a new boat just yet....
| Outdoor Board|| Pelicans crappin in boats - dat yat on 2/20/13 at 4:54 pm|
What do you shoot them with?
I've been noticing dead fish in my boat lately, but thought it was caused by stray cats that live under the bar next door. But my neighbor just called me saying four pelicans were eating and crapping in my boat until he broke up their party. More dead fish. And crap ...
| Outdoor Board|| Fire! - dat yat on 2/9/13 at 12:41 pm|
The USFS left me a message this morning saying they were burning the land around mine. This would be good news if I hadnt left my 2 Ole Man climbers in the National Forest.
Should I get summits next year if they killem with fire?...
| Outdoor Board|| The deer in my neck of the woods - dat yat on 2/5/13 at 5:03 pm|
I pulled my camera at the end of the season, yea I know I should do it during:
Biggest buck on film
Same buck again, I think it's th...
| Outdoor Board|| Careful gettingfirewood yall - dat yat on 2/4/13 at 10:52 pm|
| Outdoor Board|| Made a quick deer hunt today - Photo of lil dead buck - dat yat on 1/31/13 at 11:49 pm|
I had to visit a Gulfport client today, so I swung by my place and sat in the prop-up after three. My first buck of the year came by at dusk, a basket 8 point, so I nailed him. In my neck of the guvmint woods, nobody worries about if they'd make a goodun next year. I saw a buck and a doe all seaso...
| Outdoor Board|| The rut - MS link - dat yat on 1/9/13 at 1:51 pm|
I just realized that the "mean conception date" on my land is on my SO's birthday.
Maybe I should invite her out to the shack.