Ben Jaquenhoft - We have academy sports. Other than that cabelas and bass pro os about an hour away. Puglia sports is a mom and pop outdoors place in metairie. Dont be worried about gators. They are here but i rarely hear of any attacks.
kayak fishing is really big here. I have never done it but good friends do. You can catch nice big reds in the marsh and Kayaks are perfect for that. If you aren't into fishing there is water everywhere.Gators are really docile and i'm not just trying to sound like a tough guy. They are really nothing to be scared of really unless you get knocked out or drown or something. The would never attack you in your kayak. They aren't crocs,they eat turtles and shit mostly. If you look at Trulia, they show you the crime level by the street. thats pretty important there bc things can change pretty drastically. depending if you are single, have kids, and how much money you have would all make a pretty big difference in where you should live