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i just saw on the wildlife and fisheries website that they are taking comments at public meetings about allowing dog hunting on maurepas swamp and attakapas. please all still hunters get out to the meetings and let the ldwf know that the overwhelming majority does not want this to happen.we need to get rid of dogs not add more places.no wma should have a dog season.
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MAUREPAS SWAMP
I've been hunting the Maurepas Swamp for 25 years in the Reserve area. I could probably count on one hand the amount of people that have killed deer while STILL HUNTING on the WMA since they took it over. The only way to kill in that swamp is to either use dogs, man made drives or stalking. I bet that if you were STILL hunting on your stand and someone's dog was running a buck like you killed in Sherbern you would shoot it!! LET THE DOGS RUN!!
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FARE IS FARE
Hay,fare is fare.I bowhunt only and have a very long season in area 6.I think they should let them have some days for dog running only.Here's the set up:You tag your dogs,you check in with 10 dogs,you check out with the same 10 dogs.And if you don't check out with all your dogs you get a high dallor ticket.Or if a gator gets your dog you better video it are bring that gator in LOL!Or maybe a lottory deal.Everyone sings in as a group and signs out as a group.And deer check in is a must,just for management,anyway the land is a management place anyway isn't it.
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david that sound's like a pretty good idea.I don't understand why still hunters think they sould get the management areas all to themselves.(and I am a still hunter but,I grew up hunting in a dog huntin' club.)It's public land which means it's open for the public to hunt whatever way they choose.If you don't like do like I do hunt private land!
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GATORS
THAT'LL MAKE THE GATORS FAT AND HAPPY!!! LMAO!!!!
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Maurpas Swamp
With over 65,000+ acres of land I donít think we will have to worry about being "over run" by dog hunters. Besides, they probably will only open it for a short season. These NEW still hunters that now hunt Maurpas should feel privileged to now have the opportunity to hunt land that was leased for generations.
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OVER 100,000.00 ACRES TO HUNT
The way I look at it now is from where I live I can drive 20min. or 2hrs. and have over 100,000.00 arces to hunt on for 15 bucks,not bad.I think I can find someplace where no one can bother me and my little bow and pistol.
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Here we go again........
Attakapas is full of dogs already. They say they try their hardest to contain them, but when you're talking about an activity which requires that much area, there's not a noticeable difference between a "best effort" and "no effort".
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hope
hope it happens to really put some more complaints about dog hunting and maybe stop the whole thing--dogs on wmas --yeah right thats exactly whats needed--yu guys get go the katsatchie for dog days and try and still hunt and then see what kind of sad situation you have--sickening--
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Dogs
They run dogs on Mississippi WMA's let them run the swamps in south Louisiana, Like Dudely said the only way to kill the bucks is either stalking or man drives where we hunt. There is no such thing as food plots in 3 foot deep water. And as far as alligators they have enough nutria's to keep them good and fat. GO DOGS It would be nice for the clubs around us to start running dogs again. In Janurary on 1 hunt our guys saw 4-10 foot alligators in the swamps thats scary.
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miss wmas
the whole truth about dogs on miss. wmas is that they have horn limitations before you shoot--in la. is shoot everything that moves--big diff.
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thats good
this is a good thing. let them run those dogs on WMA's. after a few years of this, there will be a even stronger wave of still hunters fighting to shut down dog hunting all together. This is perfect timing for something like this to happen. after all, dog hunting is being squeezed out of existence now. the more people they piss off now, the better it will be for us in the years to come.
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Dogs on WMA
I hope someone in the Department of Wildlife and fishers reads this.Nothing against dogs, There is enough trouble with non-respect hunters on WMA.I would hate to see what happens when they run their dogs on WMA. They won't think they own the place they will know they own the place.PLEASE no dogs on WMA.
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yea
you right papa just think how it is with all the idiots then add dogs--someone must be on drugs to consider this--
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You have got to be kidding!!
These 2 WMAs this year. Sherburne and Red/3Rivers next year and so on.

WMA, still hunters, and landowners need to write and call the commissioner and say NO to dogs on WMAs.

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Maurpas
Shooter2-Do you guys even hunt Maurpas? "All the idiots?" Ive never run into anyone in Maurpas. You talk like its crowded. The only time you will run into someone in there is if you hunt the banks like a slicker. Maurpas isn't Three Rivers and Red River.

PAPA-T - Why do you wish LDWF reads this? This is probably one of the most civilized Dog/Still hunting threads. The only disrespectful thing said is that someone hopes the alligators will eat the dogs.
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pecka
like i have said i hope it happens so the comm. and ldwf get so many complaints there phones do not stop ringing--i see it as helping the no dog issue--guess what the land around most wmas are owned by the big dogs--this will rev-up the controversy--i am sure the stupid comm. and ldwf will go for something such as this because it goes against the maj. of what hunters are against--dog hunting--no deer dogs on public lands--
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Write them. Call them.
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Idiots
Sounds like everyone are idiots in these guys eyes, they are in there own greedy world. I prefer still hunting but I say let the dogs run these guys pay there taxes just like you and I. This post is just getting warmed up. The still hunter that shot 4 deer in 1 day in Maupaus swamp. Sounds like he resembles you greedy guys. Usually a dog hunt with 20 guys are lucky when they come out with 2 or 3 deer. And usually dog hunters in the swamp are out of there before noon drinking a few beers, and lucky if they have a deer to clean.
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time
its time this has started--i have been waiting for just this to stir up the still hunters--the dog drivers should have more sense but they do not seem to have any--this will really stir up the non dog hunting bunch to wake up through-out the whole state--wake up the sleeping giant--the still hunters that have not had to deal with dog hunters--heehehehehe--say we gon-hav a revolution--
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Revolution
How about a little alligator wrestling in the swamps we know where there are some big ones. Let the greedy still hunters start.
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greedy
bow hunters start the season off--some may dog hunt--but not yet--everyones equal so far--still hunters next--probably alot of dog drivers there--but still equal so far--then muzzle--dog hunters use mussys--everyone still equal--now then the non hunting just dog driving bunch shows --no bow hunting--cannot still hunt in peace or muzze in peace--whos the greedy bunch--dah i guess its the still hunters--
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Shooters and Crackers writing styles are the same. Are you two one in the same or connected at the hip? Flunked out of the same school together?
Attakapas and Maurepas are the 2 perfect places to give this a try. A lottery system seems reasonable.
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Dogs
I hunt every chance I get bow hunt, muzzle load, still
hunt, and yes I own deer hounds. About dogs on wmas thats
crazy, way to dangerous.
Adout the dogs, I read that dog hunters shoot every thing that moves. I hunted all year long killed one doe
and got a little meat from my hunting club dog hunts. That gives me plenty of meat for the year. However I read that some people put the smackdown on five and six does a year with bows or muzzleloaders. If I wanted to I could have put the smackdown one fifteen to twenty deer (GET THE POINT). So please don't classify everyone because I don't go for the kill I go for the hunt.
Also everyone talks about killing dogs, or taking collars off. Everyone I hunt with have collars and tags on their hounds so If there is a problem call the number and lets settle the problem like men. (ITS NOT THE ANIMALS FAULT).
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Write the commisioners
I recommend that you write the commisioners and let them know that you do not want dogs on WMAs.

tdd@denmon.com, henry@hmouton.com, earlking@petronet.net, fredricmiller@bellsouth.net,
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gauger
the only cracker is yu maybe we both went to the same school but dogs weren't allowed!!!

Turkey, been doing that for awhile the ones stirring wma dogs do not realize they are only going to speed up the calls!!!!!
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Dogs
Lets see the still hunters got there way with the tagging system next year its time to allow the dog hunters some rights and let them run there hounds on public land. I am still anxious to see if they are going to charge me for tags with a lifetime license. I make a few hunts in Louisiana each year but now I see all the greedy people that hunt here by reading the post the last year. They have the largest deer herd I have ever seen where I am from in the last 51 years now we have the cry babies want to manage everyones deer lease in this state. And also manage the WMA's. Everyone isn't out there looking to shoot a 10 point every time they go out they are happy seeing alot of deer and getting a shot sometimes. So I say let them DOGS Run my hunting career is short now but I will enjoy my last few years.
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WMA
W.M.A., Wildlife Management Area is not ment to be a Wildlife Killing Area. My understanding is the wildlife suppose to be able to get to secluded areas of the property for safety and sanctuary, weather it is swamp are briar thickets and allowing dogs to get in there would be defeating that management plan. I hunt cypress swamp with a oak ridge next to it and know how hard it is to pattern deer in those conditions, but I see plenty deer in the swamp because I put in the time to do it and get back deep off the ridge in the secluded areas. I like a good dog hunt like any of the dog hunters and have been on many dog hunts where the deer won, but do not believe they belong on a WMA.
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seagull
don't worry seagull its just a dream for the dog followers.The state is going the other way with dogs.The group is grabbing for straws and actually going to speed up the opposite effect of what they want.This will probably be the finally nail in the coffin as for as law suits to be started.In a up and down vote for wma dog mania by the hunters this stupid idea would not get to first base.I wish all you guys that bow and still hunt would try and hunt katsatchie during dog following.Its a sad situation no respect or anything close to sporting.Large acreage and they still drop dogs near adjacent leases just cannot help themselves. I FIGURE ITS AN INBRED THING
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shoot
shooter-- don't you just love guager he's smoking some wacky weed again just because we are like brothers and hunt the same areas and are against whats misnamed dog hunting,the dog hunters must have all rode the litte yellow bus and have a handi-cap certifcate hanging on the wall
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Pooter2
Why not hunt somewhere else during dog season on Kisatchie? The south side is basically for still hunters only now, so hunt there and stop whining please. There are plenty of places to still hunt, so please quitcherbiatchin.
And a note on allowing dog hunting on state WMA's. It is law that WMA's are to be still hunt only. To allow dog hunting would require an amendment to the current law. So as far as dog hunting on WMA's, it will probably never happen.
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The Way it Should Be
I' ve been hunting Maurepas Swamp my whole life with a club from Reserve, and when our lease was taking away (lots of B#!!$#%T) our dogs were also taken away. All you still hunters should be lucky that you were even allowed to come in what gives you the right think that you can come into our territory say what should go on, so all you retarded HI-Land women should go back to ur managed cheating food plots where the the deer are trained to eat out of your hand in mississippi and shut up!
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land
if you wanted the land to yourself so bad, why did you guys not buy it before WLF bought it?
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right
just what i was thinking pa-pa--and why should a still hunter leave an area just because the dog followers want the area-the winn district kat. is where we hunt and live and yes you can run down deer with your dogs for right now but we are working to stop that. land owners around it and still hunters are against the invasion of privacy

as for as wma being bought its better that the state has it instead of some big corp and no one but a few can hunt it
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I THINK GUAGER IS ON TO SOMETHING
Guager, I think you are correct about ol shooter2 and nutcracker being one in the same. Go back and look at a few threads, "their" comments are usually stacked on top of each other, "they" misspell kisatchie the same way every time, "they" use the same lil pathetic sayings, "sad situation", "commie commission". It really is a sad situation when you have to make someone up to agree with your points of view.
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SwampHuntin
SwampHuntin, don't be so bitter towards food plots just because one can not be grown in the swamp, I hunt swamp and it would nice just to get a 100 yd. shot without figuring which tree is in the way. You and your club do not own any of the land that now is a WMA, so there is no claim to territory to keep the puplic out of when it is owned by a public body. You should know that swamp better than any John Q. Public, so get back there and let them drive the deer to you, that is what I do in the area I hunt and not every hunter that wants to still hunt, hunts Mississippi.
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TBOY
Interesting CSI work there buddy..
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Response
I emailed my point of view about this to the commision members and actually got a response from one of them. It was not a form letter either. Basically they (the entire comission) seems to have some common sense after all. The response states that there is no way the commission or any of the members of the commission are going to take this up because they realize the conflict that can will occur if it happens and they are not going to let it happen. Besides, the letter states that the commission alone cannot allow dogs to run on WMAs without changing laws that are already on the books and they are not interested in doin that. If anyone would like to read the response, email me and I will forward it to you. I am not going to post the email online and if I send it to you, I ask that you also do not post it online. Unless this commission member (one that swore he would never speak to me again) is totally lieing to me, I don't think we need to worry about it.
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yes
t-boy you are almost right we are brothers living on the same family land --eat together kids play together say the same crazy names and whatever--both of us hate dogs--could care less what you think --live in la la land and believe what you want to make yourself happy--

just what i thought budfish its a dead issue probably started by doggie bunch to stir it up,which has really turned out the opposite for them
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nutty brother
I guess we will have to stop threads on here or not look over each others shoulder on the same puter while drinking a beer talking about SAD SITUATION DOGS!!!!!one of us will have have to go pro dog comments so the zeros on here feel happy!!one thing about it we got 2 votes over here for no dogs on public lands.

BUD-wish i could get the letter from you would love to put it in our folder for future lawsuits!!!this would look good in court where the commission is saying it would cause troubles for the hunting folks but I would not want to get you in any trouble
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All non-dog hunters
I would love to see all you still hunters come into Maurepas WMA and kill anything. You think it is as easy as setting up a climber and let the deer walk by. There is so much of the WMA that cannnot be reached without dogs, that it would be impossible to hunt without them. Whenever you still hunters are ready for an eye-opening experience about how "easy" it is to hunt Maurepas let me know. I'll give you a full guided hunt/beating in that swamp. I'll show you how "easy" it is to kill deer in there. You better bring hip boots/waders and alot of water we'll be back there a while.
And besides, who on this website still hunts Maurepas? I'm not talking about walking 100yards off the levee's. The only people this would affect are the people who grew up hunting back there. None of you are coming back there, so let them boys who do go back there do what they want.
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I really don't think it is a good idea and I don't believe it's going to happen. It's easy to see, nomatter which side you are on, the conflicts that could occur. The possability of someone shooting a dog and getting shot over doing it is just too much of a problem. I understand that there are places where it might work but I don't think that adding the possability of more conflict to our WMAs is a good idea. I don't agree with shooting dogs. That is not the proper way to resolve the problem. It will only cause more problems and eventually SOMEONE WILL GET KILLED OVER IT!! Two wrongs don't make a right but people don't always think about that before acting out of anger and doing something everyone will regret.
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The Kill
Don't see the conflict as dogs being shot, see more of a conflict by dog hunters claiming a kill for there group, because there dogs were running a deer that you shot on public land. No one has mentioned this aspect of the hunt and I sure would take a stand somewhere in the area if they had hounds stirring things up.
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dogs
I wanna know who is going to be dumb enough to go and drive them dogs on wma land. I do believe it could end up getting several dog hunters killed. It is a safety issue just like not makeing drives on wmas. That is why the issue will die infront of the commissioners. If it doesn't then they are dumber than I thought they are.
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merger
boygauger one in the same also--hehe--like i have said 100 times before just come to kat. and still hunt while the woods are full of dogs plus running atvs in the woods and roads where they are not allowed with cb radios blaring!!looks and sounds like a military manuver and thats what they call hunting burr rabbitt
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shooter
Shooter, check your email.
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Not good!!
I hunt Maurepas WMA and yes it is a hard hunt but the comment that it is not huntable without dogs is a lie. If that was the case than I guess no one has shot a deer there since it was made public since you can't use dogs? I made 1 hunt there this year and saw 4 deer, all of which were in range, just couldn't get a bead on them, so it is huntable without dogs!! So, lets keep the dogs on private land!! I can't imagen it, public land with deer dogs running around while there are a dozen still hunters in the area, how is this going to work? If I want to hunt a spot and see a boat there I just go to a different spot but if I have a pack of dogs how do I not disturb others while they are hunting? NOT a good idea, many WMA hunters are total idiots they are young and dumb and many are just walking around wanting to shoot their guns, put 10 of those types of guys around a group of dogs running around them and you are asking for disaster!! I'm not a dog hater like many on here, I know that dogs can't read posted signs and it is not possible to control the animals at all times so accidents happen, some dog hunters are idiots and some are very responcible just like all hunters. I do have the common sence to see that this is a muder scene waiting to happen!! If LDWF lets this happen they are not thinking clearly!!
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WD Swamper
you act like it is not possible to kill deer without dogs on Maureps, than I guess all the deer that have been killed there since it was made a WMA are all lies? Maurepas is a hard hunt I'll give you that but it is not as hard as everybody makes it out to be. I'm not saying that some areas are very hard but as a whole I'd say it isn't even that bad. I can walk all day in there and not even be tired. It is loaded with snakes and it has a lot of sloughs running through it, big deal. Watch you step and watch for sloughs other than that it is hyped up to be a super hard hunt and that just isn't the case, just another Cypress/Tupelo swamp, Pearl River beats it any day of the week!!
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It's beautiful !
...tell'em Charley ! Pearl River,Honey Island,Devil Swamp...you gott'a go in ! not on the edge !... to believe it !...they got prehistoric scenery in there...but don't go along !...cheer ??
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Rabbit
lol, you are correct the Pearl area hands down is the hardest area around!! It makes Maurepas swamp look like a baby!! I've walked around both a good bit and Maurepas is nothing and no I don't go 100 yards off the levee's I think the farthest I've walked from the boat was 2 miles, 4 miles and not to tired in Maurepas, 4 blocks in Pearl River and I'm huffing and puffing!! Maurepas I'll walk alone all the time, Pearl River nope always with pops!!
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