Tag Archive: Louisiana

Louisiana Cypress

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 Louisiana Cypress

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!

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!

Grand Isle, Louisiana

Louisiana- sportsman’s paradise…

We spent the day, mid-morning until a bit after lunch crabbing. A bounty from the gulf was the result.

We’re on a family vacation in Grand Isle, Louisiana. We needed supper. A string, some turkey necks and some weights and a few hours later we had well over one hundred blue crabs.

I love my state.
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 Grand Isle, Louisiana

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.

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!

After the Hunting Season

IMG 1327 300x224 After the Hunting SeasonNow is the time to enjoy your harvest.  Weather you hunt large game or small, if you’re successful your freezer will fill up quickly.  We live in such a fast paced world often times we overlook or don’t bother grabbing something from the freezer to thaw out for cooking.  We’re so busy and they have made it so easy to pick up fast food on the way home that sometimes we neglect our responsibility as hunters.  Slow down, we owe it to the game we hunt, don’t waste it.

Yesterday I went through my freezer and found a deer neck roast dated Oct. 2010.  My first thought was it may be freezer burnt.  I thawed it out and it was fine.  I always wrap my meat in Saran Wrap first then wax paper and it pays off. 

Once I got it completely thawed I marinated it overnight then cooked it.  It turned out to be one of the best I’ve ever done.  The finished product along with my recipe can be found here. campdogcajunseasoning.blogspot.com 

 

Remember to take a kid outdoors

Thanks,

Papa Scott

 

 After the Hunting Season

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!

April Fools Day Visitor

PICT0335 April Fools Day VisitorThis feeder has been out of corn for 3 months so he wasn’t here for a meal, just a lucky photo op.

I’m even more surprised that this camera was still taking pictures since early December!

Papa Scott

 April Fools Day Visitor

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!

Bridge Out Over Troubled Waters

I woke up this morning to a beautiful day at the camp, temperatures in the upper 40’s, clear skies and very few bugs to worry about.   After having my usual caffeine fix and a light breakfast I thought I would take a hike in the woods that we squirrel hunt in.  It’s about a 2 mile walk to the honey hole on the back of the property that is only accessible by boat, swinging on vines, swimming or preferably the walking bridge bridge out 300x288 Bridge Out Over Troubled Watersthat we maintain during hunting season.  While birds were singing and rabbits were out and about it was a nice walk up to the walking bridge.  I was eager to cross so that I could look for signs of hogs and maybe find a shed or two.  Well this is what I found instead, it looks like the heavy rains we’ve been getting caused a lot of flooding and damage to our bridge.  The top of the bridge was shackled to the tree on the right but wasn’t enough to hold back the rushing waters.

Oh well after assessing the situation I thought of something else I could do, return to the camp and defrost some ducks, yep I’ve got some ducks that need cooking and the family needs to eat.  My favorite way to cook ducks  is in my trusty old Black Iron Pot like my friend IronCooker sells.  Season thosewood ducks 300x224 Bridge Out Over Troubled Waters ducks up with Camp Dog original or non-typical, brown them up then pot roast em’ for a couple of hours.  You can find my Recipe here at campdogcajunseasoning.blogspot.com 

Thanks,

Papa Scott

 Bridge Out Over Troubled Waters

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!