Only 1 hater
September 15, 2014 at 11:41am
There's only 1 hater on this thread, and he says, 'Keep the guide advertisments out of the reports section.'
Really? Did he miss all the threads on this forum started by guides advertising their services?
I get lots of complaints about guiding at Catahoula Lake, but it is indeed legal. It is not a WMA, so it doesn't fall under WMA rules, which ban guiding. We have conducted a couple of hunter-opinion surveys, and banning guides is always one of the most favored management alternatives from respondents. We all know the foundation for that is competition for places to hunt, specifically private blind locations. I know I wouldn't want to compete with guides.
Guides provide a valuable service to hunters that don't have, or don't want to maintain, the equipment to hunt. Catahoula Lake is one of those places where using a guide might be very beneficial, even if you just want to learn how things are done before doing it yourself. There is a learning curve in places like that where private blinds dominate the hunting area.