October 05, 2016 at 8:00pm
Black Bayou NWR is kinda small but has some big bucks. Russell Sage and Ouachita WMA's south of I-20 has good amount of deer and huge bucks. These are bottomland areas with good access. D'arbonne NWR northwest of Monroe has both bottomland and upland pine forest and lots of deer and good bucks but deer are smaller on average there. All these areas have limited rifle hunts so bowhunting is good. About the only public around Ruston is Kisatchie NF north, good hunting for hill deer. Shreveport has Loggy Bayou, pretty small and more crowded, and Bodcau WMA which is pretty good hill hunting.