January 30, 2012 at 10:24pm
Deer numbers are going to vary hunting lease to hunting lease. As I saw stated earlier in one of the articles management has alot to do with who is behind the trigger. If you are shooting Louisiana law with limits given I can tell you in a matter of three years on a 200 acre tract you will deplete the deer population by as much as 72% this is a study that was performed by Mississippi State University. The Louisiana law is very forgiving and there is no deer managment implemented into daily bag limits, antler restrictions, and doe harvest days. As with myself I pay the out of state license where there is an antler restriction as the state law and we harvest non bearing does only and I can see as many as 12-15 deer per hunt. We plant year round food plots and have as many as 10 cameras that run year round. Louisiana will never catch up with some of the surrounding states as far as producing trophy whitetails on properties that are not independently managed by landowners. Louisiana is about selling hunting license and the if its brown its down philosphy and if this is not true then they would have adopted an antler restriction as Mississippi did 15 years ago to protect yearling and 1 1/2 year old bucks. Also that is one of the major problems with doe harvest just because the law says you can shoot a doe everyday from Oct 1 to Jan 31 it would be best if you did not practice that rule. Think about it how many laws are passed in the senate house and congress that really do not benefit anyone but the lawmaker themselves. Padding the pockets.