Fishing rods frame the dawn as lights twinkle along the bank of Kings Bayou. Lower Dulac is home to a large shrimp and crab fleet and someone is fishing day or night.
The sun is a faint glow over the marsh around Lower Dulac, Louisiana, not yet ready to appear and warm the air. The lights along Shrimpers Row on the banks of Kings Bayou are winking in the slow moving dawn behind us and the cool air makes us shiver. The night birds are trading with the grebes and pipers. An alligator makes a small wake as he moves slowly down the bank. You can smell the new day coming.
Brandon Dowdy and his 180-pound Wilson County buck.
With some minor bumps and jumps, deer season has gone great so far. Never have I seen or heard of so many successful hunters. As for me, since I am primarily hunting does, my season has gone great.
photo by TREVOR JUSTICE
Our muzzleloader season closes at dark Friday, rifle season opens Saturday at daylight. Same rules and regs, just change equipment. Thought you might like a story to get your blood flowing. JLS
The perfect way to relax after hanging stands.
It was hot. Nuff said. I spent two days hanging stands for visiting writers and dignitaries and I was just about worn out.
I shot this antelope with a Knight Rifle at measured 210-yards. It was a clean kill.
Muzzleloader season opens Saturday, Nov. 9 at daylight and closes at dark Friday, Nov. 22.
I could have shot him several times but let him walk. He has a distinctive walk, almost but not quite a limp. I don’t know if it is due to a birth defect or an injury.
It does not bother him at all. It makes him easy to identify. That is how I know his age. I saw him so often I named him Buddy.
Emily & Danny Wolfe
Tennessee's juvenile hunt for kids 16 and under is this weekend.
Feller asked me if I had ever seen a wolf in Tennessee. Nope, I have not.
It doesnt seem much like it now. Cold and windy a lot of the time, dreary. However, they will come, one after the other, spread out like a good Navajo blanket with the designs in order. It is simply a matter of turning some calendar pictures.
It started with an antelope hunt in New Mexico with a muzzleloader. It was a long shot that first morning. Even at 7:15, it was hot. At 213-yards with a strong crosswind, I had to hold high and to the left. Still, it was a good shot and my hunt on the Tres Sombreros ranch was over.