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Recently looking thru state maps I ran aross a larger section of state land 3500 acers including a 400 to 500 lake called Frog Lake. Just had to check it out,on my 1st trip I killed my limit of squirrel's to my surprise no one else was in the woods. Deer signs were unreal. On my 2nd trip I found that the area had seismic trails thru out which made it an easy way to the lake. Another surprise lots of ducks and no one in the area. It did take me 15 to 20 min south out of the Butte La Rose landing by boat till I got to the south point where the Atchafalaya River and Whiskey Bay Pilot Channel meet but it was right there on the east bank with easy access, anyone familiar with this area. It has be no one likes a 15 Min. boat ride, must be the reason for so much Deer in the area. see attached map. Maps of this area also availble thru the State Land Office you want to speak to Mr Clay Carter -Public Lands Utilization Manager 225-342-4600 or 225-342-4578 or e-mail ccarter@doa.state.la.us Frog Lake is in T10S-R9E There may also be camp sites availble in this area.
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   unclejhim
Ok, I'll bite. Where is the attached map??
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hey i found a prime public spot too, easily accessible by car, no need for a boat and i will tell the world about it so that it will be over run by internet scouters, yeah right something a bit off with this one

o yeah and it is over run by animals, all the deer, hogs, turkey, squirrel, and rabbit you could ever want, i even saw a 7x7 bull elk in there, but decided to let him walk to grow some more
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hahahaha

hey i found a prime public spot too, easily accessible by car, no need for a boat and i will tell the world about it so that it will be over run by internet scouters, yeah right something a bit off with this one

I found one too, City Park in N.O., all you need is a 5 Iron to kill your limit of ducks. Lafreniere Park is a second choice, but more Bunny Cops at Lafreniere.
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   Jessied
My family has been hunting that land for 25+ years. We've had camp there for 20+ years. The hunting is horrible......
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Funny I've reviecved several emails from hunters in that area its compared to Attakapas WMA just south of there. Why would it be any different only better. Higher elevation and oak trees. Theres also word that camp sites are available for lease in that area. Jessied how many Yrs. have been there. Sounds like your seating on a prime area that hasnt became a WMA yet. 3500 plus acres plus,a lake (Frog Lake) which is mapped just check with the state land office. Thanks, you have helped with my decision on my opening day hunt.
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Hey jessied great video of your profile Looks like its not all that horrible. I hope to see swamp people out there. Nice frogs, Im sure the duck hunting must be unbelievable thanks for the video we will be out there hope to meet you.
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   CGKimble
Make sure it is state land, just because it shows up as state land on their map doesn't mean its state land, Hence the need for a 'Disclaimer' pop up when you go to their site.
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The entire area is marked by the State of Louisiana with there state signs. If in doubt contact the state lands office 225-342-4600 or 225-342-4578 ask for the Public State Lands Utilization Manager Mr. Clay Carter. Why when a post is made in a positive nature there are negative comments. The prospective of this area is astounding. Come on hunters think about it 3500 acres plus a 400 to 500 lake sitting right in the center of the Achafalya Basin. This maybe one of the best kept secrets of the basin.
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trying to see the la. state land maps and this is the disclaimer, having troubles figuring these maps out with this slow computer

DISCLAIMER
The purpose of this site is to provide immediate access to public information on water bottoms in the State of Louisiana, pursuant to Senate Resolution 115 of the Regular Session of 2006. This information is intended to serve only as an initial reference for research of land use and water bottom information and does not purport to provide evidence of legal title to property. This information does not substitute for the need to conduct complete title analyses and should be viewed merely as a reference that does not represent a final agency determination or a judicial determination of ownership, unless otherwise noted. The information and data on this site are dynamic and will change over time. We strive, in good faith, to provide current, reliable and accurate information; however, we fully recognize the possibility of human and/or mechanical error occurring. We, the Office of State Lands, Division of Administration, State of Louisiana, its employees, officers and agencies, deny any warranty (expressed or implied) of accuracy, completeness, reliability or timeliness of any information published via this site and shall not be held liable for any losses caused by usage and reliance upon the accuracy, completeness, reliability or timeliness of such information. Any person or entity that relies upon such information obtained from this site does so at his or her own risk. By proceeding further, the user acknowledges that he/she has read the foregoing statement and understands that any actions taken by the user based on the information provided in this website are undertaken at user’s own risk.
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Correct tuffhuntin, A Disclamimer applied to all states lands in the basin. No were does it imply Restricted, Posted, Do Not Enter,or Will Have Arrested. (Disclaimer Free Of Liability ) Knowledge Thur Education is Information. State Land Office 225-342-4578 Info. also available view St Martin Parish Tax Assessor website there Number is 337-394-2208. The State of Louisiana ownes 100% of this property. Just wondering why would the State clearly, without doubt mark and post there boundaries. tuffhuntin where do you hunt. Just wondering who are all those permanent Deer stands for on state land. Frog Lake area T10S-R9E
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In regards to campsites offered by State of Louisiana adjacent to the Frog Lake Hunting area. There are three site leased by the state and on file by the state as Lake Mongoulois, camp site area Splice Island, camp site area and Slim Island, camp site area. All info available thur the state. Best keep secret. WHY
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My favorite way to investigate state lands to hunt on, is on the website of most of the tax assessors offices in the Parish(s) that you wish to access. Iberville Parish, Acadiana Parish,West Feliciana Parish. These are 3 Parishes I know I have used. It takes a little navigation, but really is simple. I can see who owns the land around my lease, where the public land is near my house and anywhere in the areas that I frequent. You must remember that for deer you can't build a stand or hang a feeder, but thats what portable stands are for.
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you got to be careful hunting the basin, some of them boys been hunting there their whole life, lot of them think that just cause they have been hunting state land longer that it gives the rights to the land to use it and manage it how the will, and they know some spots where the game wardens won't find you
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trick to those... 'locals' is dont back down/.... that mentality is one we need to break... its OUR public land not THEIRS... that mentality seriously hinders our sport... we should be helping one another .... think of how many new experiences and places we would get to see and hunt if we just invited others instead of telling em to take a hike .... i was born a century too late.... i miss the good old days... and i wasnt even alive then!!
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Without hesitation proper authorities should always be contacted immediately, and WILL BE. Thanks for the heads up tuffhuntin.
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   CGKimble
Not saying anything negative, just trying to help. As someone who owns property in the basin that has been in my family since the early 1900's and the state is doing their best to lay claim to approximately 40 acres of, and they show it on their map, I'm just saying make sure, and please don't count on their map to help you in court, hence their 'Disclaimer'. Check out this site, 'stmartinparish-la.gov', go to community links, then assessors office, click on the 'owner name' tab, type in 'State Of Louisiana', and you can look up the property and see if anyone else owns property within the area, remember you 'cannot' cross private property to gain access to State Land. If the state owns 'ALL' this land, Happy Hunting, sounds like a good spot, heck if they own half of it you still have plenty to hunt. As for the comment 'if we just invited others instead of telling em to take a hike', I have invited others to hunt my property free of charge only to be taken advantage of. Nothing like telling Jim-Bob he can hunt your property and when you go out one weekend you find 5-6 of his friends have pitched tents and all, I have always allowed them to hunt out the weekend but don't come back to include Jim-Bob. The locals are a big problem, they have hunted these areas (state and private) their whole life and just don't understand its not their property, believe me on this. As for the campsite, if you can get one, you can't beat the price or the 10 year lease. Good luck and again Happy Hunting.
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CG,

I was definately not referring to the land owners... i completely understand your concerns... i was referring to people who THINK they own the property... land owners are a big and very important part of our sport and i support their cause a hundred percent.. i hope i didnt offend.

Very Respectfully

Corey
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   bighead1
Sorry to tell u , this area is not a big secret. Be sure u wear plenty of hunters orange when you are hunting . I promise you won't get lonely .
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I know a lot of state land that nobody hunts too. Just got to put in the time and scout.
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Yea there is alot of people that hunt this area. We have been hunting that land for ever and we are always running into new people back there. The hunting used to be excellent when I was young but there's so many people hunting that area now we don't do to great any more.
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   Ray
Lots of State Land and lots of school board property. St Martin claims lots of the school board property and is what happened in Butte La Rose when the camps there for years were told they had to pay for the land of get. It belonged either ti the State or the school board but they did not want to fight for the land and let St. Martin sell it. Locals have pulled down most of the State Land and School Board signs and claimed it as private which a lot of it is not. If they would knock down the illegal levees and open up the natural flow of the water lots of these private lands would be public and the landowners and imitation landowners do not want that. It was one of the reasons the Corps took over the area North of I-10 because everyone hunted it and a few were trying to stop them and many would build floating blinds and when they sank they left them there. We used to hunt ducks over there just sitting in the boat and some folks wanted it for themselves. LCPA has all the info about what is really public as they have fished there for generations and is why lots of folks don't like them, they know the real truth. Good fishin', Ray
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hebershane, Contrary to your posting the north side of this frog lake area is relative wide open with the exception of a few permanent box stands constructe clearly on state lands, (Which light will be given on). I had a good deer season (2011 2012) I never had anyone walk on me, nor did I walk upon another hunter. Whit the under standing a 30 min walk from the boat. This amount of acreage consisting in the frog Lake Area the WMA's are a thing of the past for us. Turkey seem to be abundant. :) Maybe your just to close to Jessied. ?
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Jessied's been there 20 plus years he has the right idea state land all these years all wildlife are plentiful but no deer.??? Deer are plentify thru out the the basin but one small group proclaims very poor to none in this 5000 ac. area please. The days of trickery are over use public infromation and best thing see for you self.
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Anyone know what the different colors on the GIS map for the land means? like some or green some or orange.thanks
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