Does anyone happen to know how hard the deer population in the basin was hit after the flood this year? I've heard different reports of small amounts of deer floating down the intercoastal but nothing major.
We hunt 3 miles north of Ramah. We had 16' of water through our whole lease... we are next to the levee and I belive most of our deer was able to escape. Went out about 3 weeks after the water receded and didn't see but one set of tracks. Since then, we have seen a few, but not many. Bioliogists say they will return, but I just don't know how quick. One of the guys on our lease said that he's already seen pig tracks...this ain't good!!
Had a camera out for two weeks on a salt lick not the first deer came to it. did see onlt a few old tracks not good we should not have any does days @ all this year and allow only 2 bucks 6 point or better just my opinion.
we hunt south of cow island. i went to check on the camp this past weekend. i saw more tracks around my camp in a 25 yard radius than i have ever seen. 3/4 inch fawn tracks to some large doe tracks. that was very comforting to see. they were all leading to and from the river. i was wondering if the water sources in woods were contaminated from the leaves and debris being swept around by the flood, and the deer were having to drink out of the river!?
We have a camp somewhat northeast of the north end of Grand Lake. It's about a 12 mile ride from the Pigeon landing to the camp. I went back there a few weeks ago to check on things and there were more deer tracks in the front yard of the camp than I have ever seen before. There was hardly a piece of ground that was not trampled.
We had about 8 feet of water in the camp so certainly the deer were driven off but I think they returned back to the area pretty quickly.
Went to the property this weekend out by Bayou Benoit Landing to put out cameras and feeders, plenty of signs, tracks from baby to full grown everywhere, jumped a few, only thing I saw I didn't really care for was an increase in hog tracks.