Andries suggested that members post a little about themselves. I am a retired Certified Public Account. I live on a small river in north east Louisiana. I was born and raised in Louisiana. In the decade of the 1970s, right out of graduate school at LSU, I took a position as a biologist in the Lake Okeechobee-Everglades ecosystem. I practically lived out there for eight years. I was out for days at a time, often alone with no radios or other means of communication. It was great fun and a very strenuous physical lifestyle. Politicians rule and I could not tolerate the interference into my research. Another issue was that in my early thirties I could no longer handle the physical stress of my style of environmental research. I moved back to Louisiana and passed the CPA exam. Even though I had taken a desk job I continued to have issues with pain and neurological problems. I eventually discovered that I had severely damaged my lower back and had issues all the way up into my neck. After two surgeries I was forced to retire at 62 as I could no longer sit at a desk. Years of pounding I endured on air boats, rologons, etc. had taken its toll.
I love to hunt and shoot. Being largely disabled now it do have problems, but I keep trying. I hunt deer and hogs when able. I am an avid reloader. l load for several hand guns and rifles. My family has some land that we have owned since an ancestor settled in north central Louisiana in the 1840s. This is our hunting camp now. I actually lived there in my early childhood. The house is gone now, but it was a modified shotgun style without plumbing or running water. Had you dropped me back a hundred years from that time I would have felt right at home.