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Just tracks !!

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Just tracks,you cant't cook em,you can't mount em . But they are a true sign of deer in the area.Myself and my brother-in-law Mike Gros who recently retired from the Post Office decided to make a deer hunt at the Bayou Teche NWR on 11/23/13. Though we did not see a deer the anticipation of the possibility was still an enjoyable time. I have seen deer before at the refuge but was unable to get a good shot. Mike is recovering from knee surgery but has a love for the outdoors and did not let it hinder him from getting out there. Maybe next hunt we'll have some venison.
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What section do you hunt out there? I was out there this weekend too and also have been bowhunting the refuge regularly for the past 4 years. I saw a doe with a yearling yesterday, but let her walk since the yearling looked like it just lost its spots. It's a fun place to hunt, but its some very thick woods and can be tough hunting at times. There's some deer in there, but they have lots of cover right now.
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I hunted the Garden City unit, 2005 after hurricane Rita . I was bow hunting there in 2006 and walked up on a bear in the ragweed. He growled at me twice until I stopped!!! I was at the west end of the pond by the pipelines. Thank God they cut the grass this year.We were at this same area 11/23/13.Two other hunters from Franklin were there also.I hunted the East north bend unit gun hunting 05 or 06 and saw a deer in the cane field as I walked on the headland to my truck right at dark.The warm weather has kept me from going in there especially your report of a rattler,lol! If you search lasmag's website for rattlesnake eats squirrel in Patterson you'll see one I killed almost in my sister's yard.
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The only area I ever hunted is north bend east. I do see a few deer there. Mostly does and spikes. If u don't like snakes stay out of there when it's warm. I saw a bit cotton mouth and a blue racer Thursday while scouting and walked up on a rattler last year. I'm still learning this place and haven't found much deer sign this year. I've already seen 2 bears this year. They seem to have a healthy population on this section. Is there good deer sign at garden city?
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We saw tracks on the headland going into the woods on the day of the hunt this past saturday . In 05 and 06 there was some nice rubs in the area but I didn't really scout it this year,I had been squirrel hunting with my brother on a family lease.
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