| Outdoor Board|| Three Days of Camping and Music in Northern Idaho - TheGreat318 on 8/13/14 at 10:48 am|
Just got back from a few days of camping near the tiny busted mining town of Challis, Idaho. Every year, Challis plays home to the Braun Brothers Reunion, a music festival that features some great red dirt, Texas country, bluegrass, and folk bands. This year's line up featured the Turnpike Troubad...
| Outdoor Board|| Hey Texas Guys...Whats the skinny on Dove Season? - TheGreat318 on 7/20/14 at 3:19 pm|
Any idea when Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife will officially announce the 2014 Dove Seasons? Trying to align my LSU vs. Wisconsin plans to hopefully swing on a few doves while I am over that way. Based on previous year's data, it looks like where you are in relation to I-10 can determine i...
| Outdoor Board|| Browning Citori Loose Stock - TheGreat318 on 7/19/14 at 5:57 pm|
Took the Citori out today to shoot some clays. When gripping the gun, I noticed that the stock was loose and rattles a bit when I twisted it. When I pull the stock one way and the trigger guard the other, I can see maybe a half centimeter of gap between the metal and the wood.
I've scoured the f...
| Outdoor Board|| Headed to Jost Van Dyke BVIs - TheGreat318 on 6/26/14 at 6:07 am|
On the plane now. Anybody ever fished down this way? Worth the money? Interwebz says it has good billfishing, but I'm not so sure. There sure are a lot of cuda's and mackerel in these pictures. If I'm gonna drop 800 or so, I want something better than that.
We're so spoiled in Louisiana, I'v...
| Outdoor Board|| My New Turkey Spot - TheGreat318 on 5/4/14 at 8:09 am|
Pulled up to my sister's (no pics) house last night right before sundown. Saw these big fellas strutting around the yard.
Then the dog got loose and they hauled arse into their roost.
| Outdoor Board|| Does anyone fertilize around their duck blinds? - TheGreat318 on 4/25/14 at 8:50 am|
We have a few that look alright during the summer, but take a TON of work in the fall. Others on our place hardly require any brushing at all. Does anyone ever fertilize the mound around the blinds to encourage natural growth? If so, is this the time? ...
| Outdoor Board|| Flounder: The Hottest Cobia Bait of 2014 - TheGreat318 on 4/21/14 at 10:24 am|
Buddy of mine over around Pensacola sent me this pic from the cleaning table.
That's 7 flounder, 2 rays, 1 crab. Thing must have been like a vacuum cleaner on the bottom. Nice sized flounder too....
| Outdoor Board|| Flounder gigging on MS coast? - TheGreat318 on 4/16/14 at 9:22 pm|
Just drove down HWY 90 from Bay St. Louis to Biloxi and saw a few different groups of folks along the way wading with headlamps out off the beach. I never associated this as a good time of year to flounder gig, but unsure what else they could have been doing. Anybody gig this time of year? I've o...
| Outdoor Board|| Auction Question- Bidding on Hunts - TheGreat318 on 3/28/14 at 12:07 pm|
I am headed to a banquet in a few weeks that has had some pretty sweet hunts on the auction block in the past. I have been dying to get down to Argentina for a while now, but have had trouble finding buddies who can commit to going for a number of reasons (can't take the time off, not a good time ...
| Outdoor Board|| Midnight Lump - TheGreat318 on 3/16/14 at 6:46 pm|
Anybody hear any reports from the last few weeks of big fish off the lump?
Time was when that place was a parking lot of boats and big fish being caught every day. Sounds like those days are over for a variety of reasons. Just curious if anyone is still taking a gamble on going out there.
| Outdoor Board|| Good Quail Hunt today! - TheGreat318 on 2/22/14 at 5:59 pm|
22 quail this morning, not bad considering the 20 mph wind!
12 of them for supper with caribou sausage and a selection of fine beverages.
| Help Board|| Was my thread anchored for big pics? - TheGreat318 on 2/4/14 at 2:28 pm|
Seemed like it was going well, not contentious at all. Was it the size of the pics that got it anchored?
| Outdoor Board|| Guatemala Fishing Trip Report 2014 - TheGreat318 on 2/4/14 at 6:57 am|
Just got back from fishing/golfing in Guatemala for 5 days. That place is pretty incredible and remarkably underrated as a fishing and tourism destination. The fishing was pretty meh by their standards (we landed 14 sails in one day and they were pretty bummed). Its also ridiculously cheap down t...
| Outdoor Board|| Help- Shotgun Plug- SBE II - TheGreat318 on 1/15/14 at 2:27 pm|
Got a new SBE II for Christmas. I've been a nova guy for years, but really like the way this thing shoots. Need to get a plug for it, but long story short, won't be able to get to the store to get one in the next 14 hours before I leave to hunt. Is a plug a plug a plug? Can I take the one out of ...
| Outdoor Board|| Anybody ever been scammed by an Outfitter/Guide? - TheGreat318 on 12/12/13 at 3:26 pm|
I'm drawing up a set of terms for the guide to agree to for a hunt in South Texas. I want to make sure that I am not being taken for a ride. I'm covering all the basics (the land is private, our group will be the only group hunting this ranch while we're there, you know there to be deer on the pro...
| Outdoor Board|| Temptation at its worst - TheGreat318 on 12/8/13 at 1:10 pm|
I'm stuck in traffic...and I mean stuck...on I-40 in Arkansas between Memphis and Little Rock, headed to the camp. Gone 4 miles in 90 min. It's cold and foggy as hell. I just so happen to be stuck next to a rice field that is loaded with snows and more landing every minute. Several groups I coul...
| Outdoor Board|| Check out this gun: Who is man enough to own it? - TheGreat318 on 11/20/13 at 7:46 am|
Alright, who is man enough to bust this gem out in the blind and make it rain mallards? I believe it is brought to us by the same people that used to make the trapper keepers that they would sell at K&B.
| Outdoor Board|| Dead Elk Gores Hunter Who Shot him - TheGreat318 on 9/10/13 at 12:19 pm|
I'm still trying to reconstruct how this happened in my head. I got nothing.
[quote]VERNAL, Utah – An elk slain in Utah had its last revenge when its antler punctured t...
| Outdoor Board|| Found on another board- Got Shot At Today Dove Hunting - TheGreat318 on 9/2/13 at 8:59 pm|
Found this thread on another board. WWTOB do?
[link=(My place is 20 acres in the city limits. Took wardens out last week and got all clear on the layout. There's three mobile homes on one corner-one of which I bought the land from. They knew we were gonna be hunting and had no problem sun eve. ...
| Outdoor Board|| Age this Deer - TheGreat318 on 8/24/13 at 4:18 pm|
Got this guy on the camera season before last. Holding out hope that he MAY still be alive.
| Outdoor Board|| Massive Trout in Colorado - TheGreat318 on 8/21/13 at 1:35 pm|
Caught by a friend of a friend. Would have been a State record if they had kept it.
| Outdoor Board|| Another Bachelor Party Thread: Texas Hog Hunts in March? - TheGreat318 on 8/19/13 at 9:07 pm|
Got about a dozen guys from the mid-Atlantic looking to do a bachelor party around Austin in March. Looking for a ranch that can accommodate all of us that has plenty of pigs, and maybe a few exotics to purchase. I looked at stuff like the 777 Ranch and similar deals, but they appear to be quite pr...
| Outdoor Board|| When is it time to retire a gun? - TheGreat318 on 8/17/13 at 10:43 am|
JibbaJabba's thread got me thinking...At what point do you decide that its time to hang up a gun and treat it more as a display piece/heirloom type deal?
I have my great grandfather's .38 that has to be close to 100 years old at this point, my dad's old crack barrel .410, and a Model 12 from th...
| Outdoor Board|| New Camera for Outdoor activities: Paging RogerTheShrubber - TheGreat318 on 7/15/13 at 11:23 am|
Was cruising the Outdoor Scenery thread and decided its time to get my act together and buy something decent to get some better pictures in the woods, marsh, and mountains. My rule for the longest time was to get the best camera I could that would also fit in my pocket.
I've done a little bit of...
| Outdoor Board|| Sea Plane for Specks and Reds - TheGreat318 on 6/25/13 at 12:13 pm|
Thinking about springing for a sea plane trip for my dad and I in the next couple of weeks to fish the Chandeleurs or Gosier with Theophile Bourgeois. Does anyone know if this is a good time of year to do this? I know Theophile is a good honest man, but think they'd waive me off if this wasnt a go...
| Outdoor Board|| OB Book Club: Last Days of Last Island - TheGreat318 on 5/30/13 at 11:44 am|
Just finished this book about the Hurricane that wiped out Isle Derniere back in 1856. Best I can tell, this island used to be a few miles west of Grand Isle. Now it looks like its busted up into a few much smaller spits. It is a really great account of life on the Louisiana Coast back then, and gi...
| Outdoor Board|| Building Forts...Classic Childhood Pastime - TheGreat318 on 4/25/13 at 7:44 am|
The "Backyards are overrated" thread over on the OT got me thinking...do kids still go out in the backyard/woods and build forts?
I never had a Nintendo, Sega, whathaveyou, but I built the hell out of some forts in the woods. Some of them I'm convinced could have withstood a mortar attack. I ...
| Outdoor Board|| Cutting out early on Fridays to hunt/fish...does the OB have to take vacation? - TheGreat318 on 2/22/13 at 6:16 pm|
I recently asked a buddy to cut out of work early with me on a Friday so we could head up to the camp early. He said he would like to, that work was slow, but he didn't want to take the vacation time. I'll be the first to admit that I shouldn't have been as shocked as I was, but we we're talking a...
| Outdoor Board|| Maybe an off year for ducks? - TheGreat318 on 1/3/13 at 5:20 pm|
I've been hearing lousy reports from around the state from places that tend to produce ducks year in and year out.
We had a phenomenal first split, but its been downright lousy since then. I've hunted every single front and plenty of days between during the second split and we just aren't seeing...
| Outdoor Board|| Fishing in South America - TheGreat318 on 8/28/12 at 9:26 am|
Traveling down the amazon and some of the tributaries. Obviously, the first thing that comes to mind are Peacock Bass, but I think it'd be pretty cool to catch a piranha.
This is not a "fishing trip" in the strictest sense of the word, but I will have a boat with an outboard that we'll pull beh...