It is turn out to be a household tradition. For the previous two years, I’ve treated my daughter-in-law, Tracey, to a teal hunt for her birthday. So far, we’ve only hunted teal in Louisiana — in a marsh and this year, in a beautiful, flooded rice field. And so far, we’ve located no purpose to appear elsewhere for our annual excursion to limit out on outstanding, quick and scrumptious teal. DIVA Girls Outdoors Worldwide (DIVA WOW) invited us to join them on this special hunt, sponsored in portion from the Jeff Davis Parish Financial Improvement & Tourist Commission. We located the supply attractive and I wanted to take my new V3 from Remington in the field to see if it would execute.
The two-day hunt incorporated not only some of the most effective teal hunting in the nation, positioned close to Lake Arthur, but also a single of the most accommodating outfitters I’ve ever met — Southwest Louisiana Sportsman Lodge. From the bunkhouse to the huge gathering space — full with a kitchen for an executive chef — the lodge came stocked with a lot of towels, lots of space, a fantastic nation setting and scrumptious meals. And the guides? Exceptional.
I’ll inform the rest of the story, and a bit of a critique on the victorious V3 in pictures beneath.
The V3 and Me on a Louisiana Teal Hunt — in Pictures
Why I took the V3
This gun is a total workhorse, but with a soft gait. I ought to confess: Remington gifted this gun to me final year just after a writers’ occasion, and I wanted to see how it would operate on a teal hunt. But think me, I would under no circumstances take a shotgun afield that will not operate just for the sake of a critique or for a totally free gun — of which I didn’t ask for in the 1st spot. I spent challenging-earned cash for this hunt and acquiring my daughter-in-law and me, by means of air, to our location. I shot a handful of boxes of shells at clays prior to I left my residence for the hunt, and devoid of a single malfunction and with handling all varieties of loads, I knew this gun would be trusted afield.
On the hunt, I shot it once again and once again, going by way of a handful of boxes of steel shotshells and not a ding or bruise or mark anyplace was to be located on my particular person. That is since, like its predecessor — the VersaMax — this gun comes constructed with a VersaPort gas technique. I also appreciated its stock — synthetic and with no fancy schmancy covering.
1 of the most effective attributes, and a single that girls will appreciate, is that its carrier features a locking-back device, so you can load the gun devoid of it pulling off or destroying your thumbnail. If you shoot shotguns, you know what I imply.
1 of our hunters, Miss Chia, found she brought in a banded bird, which is really a score.
Locate out much more about the Gator Chateau, which is undergoing a key renovation, but will be even much more spectacular. http://www.jeffdavis.org/tourism/attractions/gator-chateau.html
You can inquire about ordering a case of this bacon jam by calling Cochon Cannery: http://www.cochoncannery.com Seriously, I’m going to order a case since it’ll make super Christmas gifts and fantastic celebration fare for the vacation season.
Book your personal duck hunting trip of a lifetime with Southwest Louisiana Sportsman: http://www.swlasportsman.com/#contact
Find out much more about the V3 Field Sport:
MSRP: $895 for the black, synthetic finish
This Retro WON 1st appeared October 18, 2016.
About Barbara Baird
Publisher/Editor Barbara Baird is a freelance writer in hunting, shooting and outside markets. She is a contributing editor at “SHOT Company,” and her bylines are located at quite a few best hunting and shooting publications. She also is a travel writer, and you can adhere to her at ozarkian.com.
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