January 13, 2014 at 9:29pm
I took a few days off of work and took the wife, dad and friend up to Big Lake WMA for the primitive weapon season. Total, we saw 8 deer, which was a little slow, but thats hunting. Sometimes we see more deer and sometimes less. My wife started hunting with me in 2010 and killed her first public land deer (Doe) in Januray 2013. On the second morning of the hunt I shot a 130lb doe out of one of my favorite trees to hunt. This tree was now 3 for 3. Its a long walk but my wife, Laura, wanted to hunt it. I let it rest a day then we walked the long haul on the 4th morning. She saw a doe, then shot what she thought was a doe but turned out to be a quarter inch spike, 115lbs. I was nearby, 250 yards, and let me tell you something, there is nothing like hearing her gun go off and getting pumped up that she just shot a public land deer. I know the challenge of public land hunting and she had just shot her 2nd public land deer. I get more excited when she shoots than I do when I shoot a good buck. The tree was now 4 for 4, not bad for public land, no feeders, not that I use them anyway or food plots, just raw hunting, learning the woods and hunting the deer. The last evening I put Laura in another 'Deer Tree' that has been successful in the past, bam!!! she shoots again and I'm super excited for her to kill two deer on public land in one week, AWESOME!! Another spike, 120lbs, aged at 2.5 years old. Both deer in my opinion were cull bucks. Laura was at the camp with three guys and she took the crown of 'Top Hunter.' I'm a proud husband, my wife rocks!! In time she is gonna get that monsta buck. Big Lake WMA and Tensas NWR are full of deer, no shortage to say the least. Get out and hunt Louisiana public land, the opportunities are there, you just have to go, good luck hunting.