2011 SELA gathering Oct 28,29 and 30

Discussion in 'Events' started by alblancher, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. shooterrick

    shooterrick Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Well lets do the Buffalo.  That with Butt and Brisket once we have a more firm attendance figure should work well.  May toss in some hot wings on your Lang also?
  2. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    All the AG grocers have butts for .99 lb this weekend . Got 6 for the freezer today.

     sale runs thru sunday.
  3. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Sure wish they would do that down this way,  I'd load up, plenty ot empty freezer space right now so I guess that means "Time to start the Lang"

    I'll probably do a smoke Wed or Thursday depending on work.   With all the rain I can't work on the tractor shed so no telling how bad everything will be warped up with 10 straight days of rain down here.  No rain or constant rain, no inbetween.
  4. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    I know its late Al but leblancs in Hammond is running this sale
  5. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Shooter,  Eman

    They're back.  Getting some turf torn up around the pecan trees on the new property pretty regular now.  I guess all this rain is making their presence more noticeable. 

    I checked the regs again and it appears that there is a new caveat to the night time hunt allowing you to use center-fire rifles at night with a permit from the district office.   I don't know what's required to get the permit but I do think we will have better success at night.  If I bought a gun it would be a lever action chambered for 30-30 Winchester.  It looks like I can get a heavy, slow round for this caliber so I don't have to worry about taking out a neighbor.    I wonder if the rifle round has anything to do with the permit.   I'd think buckshot would make a bit of a mess and the 22lr would just make the bigger ones mad.  That may be why they added the center-fire permit, too many people complaining about not being to effectively take down the big ones.

    With SELA just 3 months out do we want to start harvesting them, do we want to start feeding them or should I just get rid of them?  The night season goes through the end of August but daytime hunts are allowed year round.

    Keep in touch   Buffalo brisket, wild boar back strap, pork butt, beef brisket, oyster poboys, pastalaya, abts, dry cured bacon, sweet rolls, biscuits, Cajun cornbread, coonass grits, smoked andouille, Shooterrick's breakfast sausage, eggs, baked beans, cole slaw, pork candy, fried onion rings, cracklins, purple hull peas and sweet potatoes from the garden, Margaritas and good Scotch.  I have a family gathering the weekend before (fair week) so I'll probably have a keg of beer in the fridge.  Did I miss anything?  Looks like you guys need to take off Thursday so we can get started eating all this food.  I'm hungry already. 

    Really looking forward to it.
  6. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    dag gum- it I cant wait either....................[​IMG]     Awsesome spread and  looking foward to seeing you all again..................
  7. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    Same here !
  8. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member


     I believe the new centerfire regs don't start till next month??

      I talked to some of the guys on a couple of outdoor forums and they all say that for removal of hogs a pen type trap would be the way to go instead of hunting. The trap will catch multiple hogs and can be checked every few days .(weekly when it gets a little cooler) where as you sit out at night w/ 3 hunters and if lucky you get 3 hogs and once you start shooting at them they will leave .(but they will be back).

     Just a little info i found today.
  9. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    That would save 400 hundred bucks for new gun, $125 for a game camera, the meat would be better, I wouldn't have to worry about taking out a neighbor's cow by mistake,  I won't fall out of a pecan tree, I could keep them penned up until I was ready to butcher them.

    Just have to look at plans for a pen, shouldn't be too expensive and once built I'll have it for years to come.

    I remember talking about this last year and I think we came to the same conclusion but I could give ShooterRick a chance to use his new pig sticker if he is interested.

    Yea I wouldn't want all three of us sitting in a tree at the same time but if you wanted to make a hunt you could spend a couple days at the farm.   You are saying the centerfire regs start after this years night time season?  That doesn't make a lot of sense if I understand what you are saying correctly. 
  10. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    The new center fire / suppressor  law takes affect on aug 15. the night time season ends at midnight Aug 31st and reopens after deer season in feb 2012.

       If you pen trap  you can feed and fatten .
  11. shooterrick

    shooterrick Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    There ya go again Bob taking the fun out of it.  LOL
  12. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++                                                                                                                                  Will check on coming herd i could catch am track from Memphis .Money permitting.How much does this cost to attend.
  13. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Everybody is invited, all we ask is that you come down and have a nice time with us.  Anything you can donate toward the cost of the food is appreciated but not expected.

    That is a nice Amtrak ride from Memphis.  Have made the trip to Chicago several times.   I guess either McComb or Hammond would be the best place to get off the train if you wanted someone to try and pick you up.  New Orleans if you want to see the city for a day or two. 

    Keep in touch, look forward to having you visit.

  14. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

    OK the wife just checked $104 round trip to new Orleans.Is their cabs that come your way?Cheap lodging were it would be easy to get to your house recommendations welcome
  15. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Do you want to spend time visiting New Orleans while down here?  We can point you to some nice things to do.  Hotels in the quarter are pretty nice but expensive.  If you rent a car you can stay in Metairie or Slidell and go where you want. I wouldn't take a cab to the event from New Orleans, That would be a 1.5 hour cab ride.   My wife works in New Orleans and if we can get the schedule worked out she can give you a lift.


     If not visiting New Orleans , look at getting off the train closer to the house.  Either in McComb MS (50 min from site)  or Hammond Louisiana a bit further.   We can arrange to pick you up in McComb or help you rent a car.  There are hotels in Franklinton LA about 20 minutes away and Amite Louisiana about 30 minutes away.   I can lend you a tent and sleeping bags or a couch if staying at the farm.  We have a shower, bathroom, kitchen and all the comforts of home so you just need a place to sleep.

    Give me an idea of what you want to do when you come down and we’ll try to make it happen for you. 

  16. bamafan

    bamafan Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Oyster Po Boys! You speak my language! Hope I can make it. Maybe me and Raptor can drive over.
  17. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Great news BamaFan   and pick up Pineywoods, MBalli, FPNMF, Sumosmoke and the rest of those guys on the way over too!  Maybe meet Boykjo on the way.

    Hope everyone makes it.  I'm not going to crow about my cooking but I can say that with Eman and Shooterrick having responsibility for the menu we are all in for a real treat.  I don't think we will be able to outdo NFL but we will give it a good try!
  18. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

    [​IMG]Wife told me we would leave thursday night we are driveing and will camp at your place if thats ok.I have to take her to N.O while their for her [​IMG] is the 30th or that sunday.Who am i to argue.Sound like fun to me.
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2011
  19. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Tell me what you want to see and do while down here and we can help you out.  Street car ride down St. Charles Avenue,  fried seafood platter and cold beer at Deanies,  morning begnets and coffee in the quarter,  a hurricane in Pat OBrien's piano bar or patio. sitting on the riverwalk eating a muffalota and drinking a Barque's root beer.  Brennans, Jacques Imos, Maspero's, KPauls, Central Grocery,  Cajun country a couple of hours to the west, casinos on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.   Sorry, I just love this town.

    We are going to have people arrive as early as Wed am and I will be at the farm as late as Tuesday or Wednesday so make sure you plan enough time to do what you want to do.

    Don't forget there is some great fishing down here in October. I know Eman can recommend a good guide if anyone wants to put a trip together. 
  20. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

    You sound like me about Memphis. You have Bourbon st .I have Beale.st. You have the ocean .I have the words largest BarBq contest it's in record books.Sounds like we are both pretty lucky. She said something about plantation tour.Will probably just wing it.If you want to see if god has a sense of humor ?Just make plans.She gets off work at 3:00 so we should beat the traffic .

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