June 30, 2011 - The next regular Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission meeting will be held at 9:30 AM on Thursday, July 7, 2011, in the Louisiana Room at the Wildlife and Fisheries Building, 2000 Quail Drive, Baton Rouge, LA.
The following items will be discussed
13. To consider Declaration of Emergency on Deer Season in Atchafalaya Basin Ar
i hunt the basin also, and i am on the trail of a big buck in there i know it sucks that the season may be closed, but in my opinion the deer could use an extra time to recover, there are so many other places to hunt
The same source told me that now the LDWF is definately going to have area 6 open, however the inside of the A-Basin levee south of the interstate 10 will be closed. This is all just rumour, but I'm hearing it from a pretty reliable source. It's all rumor till it's true or false.
I would give up a couple seasons to see the deer herd have time to rebound. I hunt the Attackspas wma and I know it went from 28,000 acres to less than 50 acres of dry land. The herd was already in despair before the water came up. I sure hope the LDWF closes it for a couple years.
I heard a rumor that they might. I love hunting White tail deer and i want to continue hunting them for a lifetime, so i can handle a year or two for them to rebound. I think its a good idea because there are other places to hunt. In the future i think it would be a good idea to pick one area each year to be closed for that year to help the population. What do y'all think about that?
I don't see why they would close entire areas. There are plenty of clubs out there that regulate the number of deer harvested to make sure they don't over-harvest. I can see how the WMAs could have too many deer taken, but private property should be in much better shape than public land.