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Posted: 5/3/2005 4:05:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/4/2005 8:09:24 PM EDT by Prefect]
Considering a move to Shreveport...any suggestions on where to live, where to shoot, etc? I have family that lives there, but I've only spent a few days in the town, and don't really have a feel for it. How about nearby hunting? Small game? Fishing? Canoeing?

I posted this to the Gulf states forum as well, but it doesn't look like there's a whole lot of traffic there.
Link Posted: 5/3/2005 4:06:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Prefect:
Considering a move to Shreveport...any suggestions on where to live, where to shoot, etc? I have family that lives there, but I've only spent a few days in the town, and don't really have a feel for it. How about nearby hunting? Small game? Fishing? Canoeing?

I posted this to the Gulf states forum as well, but it doesn't look like there's a whole lot of traffic there.




Insurance is expensive
Link Posted: 5/3/2005 4:10:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SigSaurP228:

Insurance is expensive



But housing is dirt cheap, compared to where I live.
Link Posted: 5/3/2005 4:14:17 PM EDT
I was there for a bit last year. Way to hot down there for me... My plane landed around midnight, it was 103, and not that sissy out west heat either, drown in it kind!
Link Posted: 5/3/2005 4:15:12 PM EDT
I was at fort polk for a JRTC rotation and I swear that I had mosquitos trying to steal my TA50.

lots of bugs, and super humid
Link Posted: 5/3/2005 4:16:43 PM EDT
hey man....i live in shreveport. if you want to live in the city i would suggest the broadmoor or southern hills areas....as far as shooting, i don't know of a range in shreveport, but there is one i know of in bossier city...not usually too crowded. several lakes and the red river in the area for fishing, etc
Link Posted: 5/3/2005 4:22:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By PROFESSORCHAOS:
hey man....i live in shreveport. if you want to live in the city i would suggest the broadmoor or southern hills areas....as far as shooting, i don't know of a range in shreveport, but there is one i know of in bossier city...not usually too crowded. several lakes and the red river in the area for fishing, etc



Thanks - I'm thinking of visiting during the mudbug festival later this month, and wanted to check out some areas to look at on the web for housing. Appreciate it!

I know you guys get a lot of humidity...I know what that's like from growing up outside of St. Louis. It'll be tough moving there from the Colorado high desert, though....we drip water through pads in front of huge fans to cool our houses by *adding* humidity (swamp coolers).
Link Posted: 5/3/2005 4:25:23 PM EDT
We need more Louisianians, welcome brother
Link Posted: 5/3/2005 4:28:33 PM EDT
anywhere in south shreveport should be ok....but avoid cedar grove and allendale.
Link Posted: 5/3/2005 4:30:07 PM EDT
thanks rifleman
Link Posted: 5/3/2005 4:52:44 PM EDT
Go read forum too
Link Posted: 5/3/2005 4:56:48 PM EDT
They have a Central Hockey League team, Mudbugs, if you are a hockey fan.
Link Posted: 5/3/2005 6:02:05 PM EDT
they got a whataburger too!
Link Posted: 5/4/2005 5:10:39 AM EDT
And Your just a short road trip from Toledo Bend Lake/Res. and surrounding area. The best fishing and hunting in the South......Period!, ..........AHHHHHHHHEEEEEEEEE!!!!Yea Baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Link Posted: 5/4/2005 5:21:32 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/4/2005 6:01:36 AM EDT
I used to go to Shreveport every so often to visit my grandparents (now deceased). Not sure where to look for housing nowadays. But, for shooting there's always the short drive to Princeton to go to the Miculek's/Clark's range:

Bang Inc.

And, as someone else pointed out, it's not a very long trip to the Toledo Bend reserves for hunting and fishing, although that's not the only good location around.
Link Posted: 5/4/2005 7:28:41 AM EDT
New 2nd Lt Here,
(0-1 for 4 days now!)

I was wondering where good apartments were located in Shreveport. Also, where would be some good places to live within 20min of Barksdale AFB?

Thanks
Link Posted: 5/4/2005 9:11:34 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/4/2005 11:14:26 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:
I was at fort polk for a JRTC rotation and I swear that I had mosquitos trying to steal my TA50.

lots of bugs, and super humid



No they were just teasing you; if they really wanted it, they would have took it and anything else they wanted. I've heard they're not as bad as Alaskan mosquitos though.
Link Posted: 5/4/2005 11:22:43 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/4/2005 11:24:24 AM EDT by kk7sm]
Hi, all,

Well, me, I recommend the serious burbs. Blanchard, Benton, Mooringsport, or just get out in the parish, some place like that. Shreveport has crime problems as well as some other stuff that goes along with it, and one of the more idiotic city councils in America.

If you want to be in the city, Bossier City isn't bad, at least not as bad as it was when ETH went to Byrd! BTW, ETH, my dad's a Byrd grad. But a few years ahead of you. He used to like to put cherry bombs in the toilets at Byrd and flush 'em down.

Hunting/fishing is good there. As far as ranges, I can just head over to my uncle's house. He has a 100 yard range over off to the side of the house. Miculek is good people and he has a range.

ETA: I didn't see the canoeing part. I used to canoe on Caddo and Cross Lakes. If you want moving water, the Red River is navigable again in parts, and you can always go to Arkansas and canoe the Buffalo and White Rivers.
Link Posted: 5/4/2005 11:33:30 AM EDT
An ef-gf lives in Shreveport.

Look for the blonde skank at the bars. Bound to find her eventually.
Link Posted: 5/4/2005 11:34:56 AM EDT
While never technically a resident of Shreveport, I had to consider having my mail forwarded to the Hollywood Casino at times.
Link Posted: 7/4/2005 8:03:43 PM EDT
Thanks y'all! I'm in Shreveport right now. My brother and parents live in Broadmoor (at my brother's house right now)....any suggestions on places to visit? Anyone know of CPA jobs available? ;)

It's a bit warm, but I hear I'm in the worst of it. It actually hasn't bothered me....I've lost 100 lbs since I was here last 4-5 years ago, and the 97 degree weather is no problem for me now (I'm pretty damned skinny at this point).

I'm planning on spending the next two days passing out resumes, and have a couple interviews already scheduled.
Link Posted: 7/4/2005 8:08:09 PM EDT
Fort Polk has a 700 meter range open to the public.
Link Posted: 7/13/2005 9:17:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/13/2005 9:19:44 PM EDT by Prefect]
Yep, we're moving to Shreveport in the next few months. Thanks for the info everyone - we're moving to the Broadmoor or Broadmoore Terrace area with a target date of around the end of September/beginning of October.

Looked at Fort Worth, TX, just seemed too damned big. And too much traffic, eh.

Wow, can't believe real estate prices down there - far less that 1/2 the price here. The house that my wife is sold on for a mere $155k would go for over $400k here. And I expect to make about $35-40k more then here in the Grand Valley. The scenery isn't quite as nice, but $35-40k pays for a lot of air conditioning!

Anyone in the Shreveport/Bossier area, give me a shout - I expect to be in the area again next month (at the end of August) for more interviews. We are planning to move to Shreveport in September.

Oh, and woohoo! They now have a Hooters! Spent a few evenings there, as well as the Buffalo Hot Wings place on the new riverfront area.

Prost,

Dave
Link Posted: 7/13/2005 9:21:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/13/2005 9:25:48 PM EDT by Mattl]

Originally Posted By EricTheHun:

Originally Posted By Pitt_Guy:
I was wondering where good apartments were located in Shreveport. Also, where would be some good places to live within 20min of Barksdale AFB?


I would stay on the West side of the Red River.

Go down Youree Drive, past Southfield Road, and you will find a whole bunch of fine apartment complexes!

Especially just South of LSU-Shreveport!

To get to Barksdale AFB, just go across the Gov. Jimmy Davis Red River Bridge and scoot up Hwy 71 (Barksdale Blvd) to the Base!

Less than 10 miles, max!

BTW, there will be lots of pretty young co-eds that will be living in those aparetments just South of LSU!

Leave them alone!

Eric The(They'reAllMine)Hun




Dead on as always Eric. Places to shoot Caddo Rifle and Pistol(Haughton, Im a member) and Shooters USA(Bossier).
Link Posted: 7/13/2005 9:25:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Prefect:
Yep, we're moving to Shreveport in the next few months. Thanks for the info everyone - we're moving to the Broadmoor or Broadmoore Terrace area with a target date of around the end of September/beginning of October.

Looked at Fort Worth, TX, just seemed too damned big. And too much traffic, eh.

Wow, can't believe real estate prices down there - far less that 1/2 the price here. The house that my wife is sold on for a mere $155k would go for over $400k here. And I expect to make about $35-40k more then here in the Grand Valley. The scenery isn't quite as nice, but $35-40k pays for a lot of air conditioning!

Anyone in the Shreveport/Bossier area, give me a shout - I expect to be in the area again next month (at the end of August) for more interviews. We are planning to move to Shreveport in September.

Oh, and woohoo! They now have a Hooters! Spent a few evenings there, as well as the Buffalo Hot Wings place on the new riverfront area.

Prost,

Dave



I am a couple miles away we can do a get together when you join a range ProfessorChaos I suspect lives in the area haven't met him yet though. And I think BWyatt is also around he proposed a get together eventually. Oh yeah welcome to Louisiana
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 7:01:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Mattl:
I am a couple miles away we can do a get together when you join a range ProfessorChaos I suspect lives in the area haven't met him yet though. And I think BWyatt is also around he proposed a get together eventually. Oh yeah welcome to Louisiana



Just got back tonight from a second trip there.....bought a house down there last week, and looks like I'll have a couple of job offers coming this week. We close on our new home at the end of September.

Bought a home in the Town South area - just south of LSU on Youree - couldn't believe the cheap price of $169k for a 2100+ square foot house in a great area! My wife is excited - we're tossing/selling all of our furniture up here, and buying all new stuff down there.

So, what are the local ranges like? I hear Jerry Mikulec has a range within 10 miles or so of Shreveport - anybody ever shot there, is it his personal range where he only does classes, or what?

Mattl & ProfessorChaos, maybe we'll have to meet up sometime so I can find out whre to go shooting & fishing. Thanks to everyone for their info!

Prefect (ETH, them gals in those apartments south of LSU are now MINE!) ;) OK, nevermind, they're yours....I'm married......
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 7:10:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By EricTheHun:
I am a native of Shreveport and graduated from C. E. Byrd High School there back in 1970!

I agree that Boadmoor is a great neighborhood to live in, pretty affordable, and has great schools.

Anything South of Kings Highway and East of Line Avenue is considered pretty safe territory!

If someone tells uyou that they have a lovely house for you up on 'the Cooper Road', tell them thanks, but no thanks!



Plenty of stuff to do around Shreveport!

It is located in the 'Sportsman's Paradise', after all!

Eric The(LouisianaMan)Hun



Another damn Byrd graduate. The 1st question people in Shreveport asked me when I met them, where did you go to high school?. 10-50 years later, graduating from Byrd high school seemed to be the most important event in their entire lives, even over God, family and job. I've never seen anythying like it. Like they were all interlinked.

When they found out I was not a native of Shreveport, I was nada in their eyes, even people who worked for me.

Loved Toledo Bend. Fished there 48 out of 52 weekends every year for two years.
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 5:48:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Prefect:
So, what are the local ranges like? I hear Jerry Mikulec has a range within 10 miles or so of Shreveport - anybody ever shot there, is it his personal range where he only does classes, or what?



I've never shot there, but there used to be an indoor range at 357 Magnum Drive in Bossier City.

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