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Eat Fast Lil Fella

Eat fast little fella you’ve got two week to become an eight point.Camp Dog Outdoors Eat Fast Lil Fella

While some areas of Louisiana have already opened up for Bow Hunting white tailed deer, my area won’t be opened until October 1st.  Bagging a nice buck would be nice but just the time away from work and the everyday rat race will be enjoyed just as well.

Opening weekend has always been about the outing, the cookouts, the smell of campfires and the company of good ol’ friends that make it all worth while for me. Bringing in a deer to camp, well that would be a nice bonus for sure.

 Wishing you all a happy and safe hunting season as always and please remember to take a kid outdoors.

Papa Scott

 Eat Fast Lil Fella

About Papa Scott, Managing Editor

Outdoorsman, Entrepreneur, Blogger, Electronics Technician and Owner of Papa Scott's Cajun Products Hi, I'm Papa Scott aka Camp Dog, I run the Backwoods and Bayous in search of game, I enjoy cooking for family and friends around an open fire. I'm delighted to be the Managing Editor for Louisiana Huntography. I'm looking forward to sharing my experiences as well as yours, in the field or at the camp!

National Take Your Daughters to the Range Day

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June 9, 2012, marked the first National Take Your Daughters to the Range Day.  Founded by Lynne Finch and Evan Carson, the event is meant to “promote firearms safety and education, as well as family bonding through participation in an exciting and fun sport.”  Traditionally, girls often grow up with little or no knowledge of firearms and firearm safety.  The result can be group of people who are terrified of guns.  This is an event I whole heartedly believe in.  I firmly believe that exposure to shooting and shooting sports accompanied by solid firearms safety education not only demystifies guns but can alieviate unfounded fears about their use not only for young girls but for everyone.

I was lucky.  My father began teaching me about guns, shooting and gun safety from an early age.  Some of my happiest childhood memories are tinged with the smell of gunpowder.  As a young girl, I was the proud owner of a .410 shotgun, a 22 caliber rifle and a pump 12 gauge, all gifts from my father.  These were gifts given with gravity and forethought.  I well remember the attendant discussions that came with each gift- discussions about the gravity of gun ownership, the importance of gun safety and properly using a deadly weapon.  At an age when young girls can often be battered  with insecurity and uncertainty, the knowledge that my parents trusted me and my ability to safely and proficiently use a gun instilled in me a confidence of immeasurable value.

I became an adult, married and had a daughter of  my own.  It was important to my husband and myself that she not grow up afraid of firearms.  We weren’t concerned that she love shooting sports, although that would have been wonderful.  We primarily wanted her to be capable of confidently and safely firing a weapon without fear.  To do this, we exposed her to firearms and their use from an early age.  As a young girl, we frequently took her with us when we went to shoot.  She would often fire a few rounds but preferred to play with the Barbies she’d brought along.  Back home, she would help clean guns, handing her dad parts and rags.  She’d rearrange bullet casings making neat rows of spent and unspent bullets.  In addition to what she learned at home she took a hunter’s safety course in the fifth grade as part of her PE curriculum.  By doing these things, I think we succeeded in instilling healthy respect for guns and gun safety without creating an unfounded fear of guns.  I was thrilled when a few weeks ago, she came to me and asked to learn more about guns and expressed an interest in “really” learning to shoot.

It was because of this request that we’ve spent the last two Saturdays shooting with my daughter.  This Saturday  we were joined by my 5 year old niece and her parents at my brother-in-law’s backyard range.    I hope that National Take Our Daughters to the Range Day will become a family tradition in my family and families across the nation.  I also hope that it inspires more parents to get their kids (girls AND boys) to the range year round because spending time with your family sharing a tradition of shooting  is ALWAYS a good thing. See you at the range.

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 National Take Your Daughters to the Range Day

About Kim Ganey, Field Editor

I'm a relative newcomer to the hunting world. I picked up a bow in 2009 and I've been in the woods every season since. I'm loving this new path I'm on and am looking forward to sharing my and my fellow Louisiana hunters experiences here.

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Thanks,

Papa Scott

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About Papa Scott, Managing Editor

Outdoorsman, Entrepreneur, Blogger, Electronics Technician and Owner of Papa Scott's Cajun Products Hi, I'm Papa Scott aka Camp Dog, I run the Backwoods and Bayous in search of game, I enjoy cooking for family and friends around an open fire. I'm delighted to be the Managing Editor for Louisiana Huntography. I'm looking forward to sharing my experiences as well as yours, in the field or at the camp!

Cole’s First Squirrel

Coles first squirrel Coles First Squirrel While most local hunters would agree that the Louisiana May Squirrel Season is not the best time to be in the woods, you would probably have a hard time convincing this young man!

Seven year old Cole O’Connor son of Jessie & Ed O’Connor got his first squirrel this Saturday, May 5th. while hunting with his dad in the woods of Bayou Chicot.

According to Ed while creeping up on a few squirrels and getting set to take a shot Cole quickly realized that this was not a Red Rider BB gun he was handling.  His dad had outfitted him with a .410 shotgun which he had shot before but never had to hold steady for that length of time under these nerve-racking conditions.  Finally overcoming his nerves and the weight of the gun he squeezed of a shot dropping his trophy to the ground. “He was happy but not as happy as me” said Ed.  “We gave chase to a few more but he was “Finished with Dat” and ready to go home and show off his trophy”.  He later claimed that day to be the best day of his life.

Congratulations to you Cole & Kudos to your parents for teaching you to hunt and enjoy the great outdoors.

Taking kids outdoors is what it’s all about.

Papa Scott

 Coles First Squirrel

About Papa Scott, Managing Editor

Outdoorsman, Entrepreneur, Blogger, Electronics Technician and Owner of Papa Scott's Cajun Products Hi, I'm Papa Scott aka Camp Dog, I run the Backwoods and Bayous in search of game, I enjoy cooking for family and friends around an open fire. I'm delighted to be the Managing Editor for Louisiana Huntography. I'm looking forward to sharing my experiences as well as yours, in the field or at the camp!

Steve Powell and His Louisiana Longbeard

Gobbler Steve Powell and His Louisiana LongbeardIs this guy living right or what?  Not only did Steve Powell and his daughter Lindsey make the Cover of Bayou Bucks magazine with their monster buck taken this past November; but this opening weekend of turkey season in Louisiana Steve bags this 20 pound gobbler with an 11.5 inch beard sporting some 1 1/8  inch spurs.  He is truly Blessed I would say.   Here is just how Steve replays this awesome hunt.IMG 1249 Steve Powell and His Louisiana Longbeard

My hunt began weeks before the season opened.  I am hunting in Evangeline Parish just a 10 minute drive from home so in the mornings I get up early and drive out to the property and listen for gobbles before going to work.  On opening morning I thought for sure I had them figured out. 
There were two birds roosting in a tree line that was about 50 yards wide with pastures on both sides and hardwoods on each end.  The Friday morning the birds were roosted at the end of the tree line where the big woods started, so my plan was to get there well before daylight and set up about 100 yards from the end of the tree line in the far pasture.  I set everything up thinking the birds would fly down into the pasture and things would slowly come together. 
When daylight broke I heard several birds gobbling in the distance.  I let out an owl hoot and the birds gobbled three trees behind me in the tree line.  I thought this was gonna be good, they will fly down in the pasture right on the decoys.  I did a fly down noise by slapping my leg and did a fly down cackle.  The birds stayed on the roost until 8 am before flying down in the pasture on the other side of the tree line (opposite side from me).  I called and they would gobble on every call but would not cross that 50 yard tree line toward me. This went on until 11 am and as it happens they had thier own plans and I never heard them again. 
Well of course Sunday morning I was going to set up in the pasture where they had flown down the morning before.  I had my spot picked out before I left Saturday afternoon, again I had it all planned out; Yeah right.  When daylight broke there were gobbles everywhere.  Two birds were in the same spot as the morning before.  There was a third bird at the end of the tree line inside the big woods that was very hot.  I had that bird gobbling with just a touch of my slate call.  He would travel from left to right but never came out into the pasture.  About 40 yards into the big woods is a canal and I figured he was on the other side of the canal but wouldn’t cross over.  After working him crazy he decided there was probably an easier chase on his side of the canal and headed away from me.  While I was working him; the other two birds were gobbling also, but guess what side of the tree line they flew down on.  Yep the side I was on the morning before.  They gobbled and moved from left to right not crossing the tree line.  After 9 am I decided to move to the far end of the tree line right where the big woods started.  I let out a crow call and the two birds gobbled about 125 yards from me.  I set up my single decoy hen at the bottom of the two ridges that formed the tree line to my left about 15 yards from me and got on the ridge to my right so I could shoot to my left since I am right handed.  I made several light yelps and perrs but they didn’t gobble.  After about 45 minutes I decided to give another crow call to locate them and they gobbled just  50 yards straight in front of me.  I sat motionless, scanning the woods for movement.  I spotted one bird coming straight down the ridge I was on.  He was sporting a good 10 in beard but I held off until I could see the 2nd one.  The 2nd bird slowly moved into view with his beard dragging the ground.  I new I had made a good decision and waited until they were directly across from me approaching my decoy to my left.   As soon as the bigger bird walked into a clearing about 40 yards away I squeeze of the shot and he rolled!!!  I jumped up, ran to him and WOW what a nice bird he was.   The bird weighted 20 lbs had 11.5 inch beard and 1 inch and 1 1/8 inch spurs. 
It was a beautiful opening weekend and a successful one at that, Oh, but don’t leave home without your Thermacell, LOL.  I got tore up by mosquitoes Saturday morning but didn’t get a bite on Sunday.
Thanks Steve for sharing your story with us.  Lets all remember to take a kid hunting or fishing and enjoy the outdoors.
Thanks
Papa Scott

 

 Steve Powell and His Louisiana Longbeard

About Papa Scott, Managing Editor

Outdoorsman, Entrepreneur, Blogger, Electronics Technician and Owner of Papa Scott's Cajun Products Hi, I'm Papa Scott aka Camp Dog, I run the Backwoods and Bayous in search of game, I enjoy cooking for family and friends around an open fire. I'm delighted to be the Managing Editor for Louisiana Huntography. I'm looking forward to sharing my experiences as well as yours, in the field or at the camp!

Catch & Release Action on Crooked Creek

Local Angler Chris Comeaux of Louisiana takes advantage of the early spawn at Crooked Creek last week.  With the waters warming up the bass are moving toward the shallowsChris Bass Catch & Release Action on Crooked Creek to spawn.  During these times anglers are hitting the banks and drop-offs pretty hard.  While this is a great time to catch nice bass and hone your skills it is also important to remember to practice catch and release, especially on your spawning bass.  So take a kid and get out there and enjoy the fishing action while it last.

 

Be Safe & Have Fun

Papa Scott

 Catch & Release Action on Crooked Creek

About Papa Scott, Managing Editor

Outdoorsman, Entrepreneur, Blogger, Electronics Technician and Owner of Papa Scott's Cajun Products Hi, I'm Papa Scott aka Camp Dog, I run the Backwoods and Bayous in search of game, I enjoy cooking for family and friends around an open fire. I'm delighted to be the Managing Editor for Louisiana Huntography. I'm looking forward to sharing my experiences as well as yours, in the field or at the camp!