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Red River VS Three Rivers

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I want to take my oldest son hunting on Thanksgiving weekend, which place has the least amount of pressure Red River or Three Rivers?

I know that both are hunted hard on this weekend.
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   LIVE BAIT
Both are packed if you do go make sure to climb as high as possible. It sounds like a war at daylight Friday morning. Just be prepared to have people on all sides of you on either one. good luck.
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Been hunting Three Rivers all my life, all i can say is scout it out and hope for the best. There is more people hunting this area more than ever. It can be dangerous on opening weekend.
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   mr.coon
Good Luck!!LOL

not a good place to start a kid off. try and find some private land.

my guess is that the 4000 hunter mark will be reached this year. two years ago it was 3000. last year it was 3500. so i figure 4000 sounds about right for this year. thanks alot la game&fish and louisiana sportsman.
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if you go to red river try hunting the center part of the area. when you get a map of the area look for catfish bayou rd. you can drive down part of it but then you have to stop and enter on atv. this rd is about 5miles long you can choose either side. over the eight years i have been hunting there it is the lightest hunted area. but not because it doesnt have deer just because it is not the pretty woods on the northern end. trust me when i say DO NOT TAKE YOUR SON TO THE NORTH END (BLUNT RD.) hence the title SHOCK AND AWE. hunt catfish bayou, sit still be patient,dont worry if someone walks by,or rides by. the deer are moving from all areas around from people walking around the other areas. try to stick it out as long as you can, at leased till 10-11 get lunch get back in there. good luck
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Both of these WMA's are always crowded during Thanksgiving weekend. This year, it may be just a bit more crowded due to the fact that LDWF is now hosting a special weekend in which anyone can hunt free of charge (no liscense required) as long as they are hunting with someone. But best of all, it is now legal to retrieve your deer or hog with the aid of a an ATV. You can't destroy any trees in the WMA or camping areas, they still have designated ATV trails, and handicapped trails......but it is legal to run through the woods (destroying shrubs, small trees, etc) to get your deer. Go figure.
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It is way crowded at these 2 management areas on the either sex hunts. It is not a safe place, with all the shooting its a wonder they still have any deer out there. just get to a spot and sit there for as long as you can. Dont be up walking around, you can get killed...
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   mr.coon
a few years ago a guy shot shot across the face while he was in his tree. he just got a nasty burn. he kept hunting and the guy that shot him came by and said he was sorry. he thought he was a deer! 25 feet up a tree?
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   snooper
Both are hunted hard. but if you put in a little time and scouting you can do quiet well there. Try and get away from the orange.
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   coon dog
your better off trying to locate another wma through the ldwf website and going there, rr and tr are by far the most overhunted and abused wma's in the state, there are many other good hunting opportunities available in the state
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