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vermillion parish used to be area 3 and i see we r in area 10 this season. and we r back to certian sex days now? whats going on and y the changes and since when
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   Marshrat
I don't understand it either. I bet that there will be several people that get burned because of not reading the pamphlet and realizing the change in the areas and doe days. It almost defeats the purpose of having tags now.

Warren
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I have always believed that the state has way to many zones. Why not just two zones. Makes things way to confusing. If you are going to have 10 zones then for confusion sake just manage each parish as its own zone. This would make it easy. Find you parish... read the regs for that parish.

10 zones is 8 to many!
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   Marshrat
I agree with you Mike, it should be listed by each parish. Then there would be no questions about what days you can hunt.

I work in Cameron Parish and have seen more deer in the marsh/canals where I work than I have seen before Rita.

Warren
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   slickhead
I can understand why its like it is. It seems like it would make sense to break it up by parish lines, but the seasons are set around the rutting dates and even within parishes the rut can be variable. For instance, Calcasieu Parish deer in the south are going to rut early nearest the coast and in the piney woods will rut a little later. In Area 2 in Ouachita Parish, the west side of the Ouachita River experiences an earlier rut than the east side.

Hunt r of course will not agree with the 'why'! but
I think the thread on floodplains and hurricanes can explain a lot of the 'why' they rut like that, but LDWF wants to maximize the number of days we get to hunt during the rut and they are doing that with the current setup of areas
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   blakejoe
i do understand that the zones are according to the rut, which i agree with. but the doe and buck days i do not get. if you can shoot 3 of each regradless then dont have sex days. its hard enough at times to catch your deer coming through your area. i know for some people they rely on deer meat to sustain them through the year and it is just going to be that much harder for them to get it now.
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   hunt r
I don't dispute your facts, just your speculation. He who ignores history is doomed to repeat it. In the '80's cnwr had a 10 day bucks only muzzleloader hunt. We saw and killed some bucks up to 280lbs. Then the anti's came up with the argument that bucks only was sport hunting so they made it either sex. In a couple years they saw this was hurting the numbers so they just cut the days to 2. La. is the only state that shedules their rifle hunt during the rut.
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To me that picture says it all. I look at that and just shake my head.
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   slickhead
I can agree with most the zones because all of them experience different ruts, but zone 10 and zone 8 I am not sure what is going on there. Not sure why that one single parish up in the NE part of the state needs its own zone. Not sure why that is if anyone has some info
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   hunt r
That's west carroll parish and they do things their way. The deer pop. in '95 was 224, since they have turned their farms into crp it has exploded to almost 800.lol Their number 1 tactic is hunting by airplane.
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   slickhead
west carroll has a big wig politician in its ranks as well! bet he had a little say in that also
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...I also understand they have two mid-level 'Peacocks' strutt'n for rank !!!...cheers
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I do not see the exception in East Feliciana for the Boy Scout Camp area. We know those deer rut different than all other surrounding deer in that area because of transplant deer types many years ago.

Forgot how that works, but some deer came from a different area and rut differently.

Most transplant deer in La came from the mouth of the river in Plaquemines Parish, and from the State of Wisconsin.
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