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Tri- Parish 6 point rule

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Lets see how many are for the 6 point rule. If you are just enter yes.
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   seth600
YES
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Yes.
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   camp cook
yes
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no no
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   pchunter
Yes
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   TBOY
NO
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YES
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   Chad D
Yes....hope to see you soon.
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   bolo
NO!
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yes
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   Carl K
yes
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   BUCKINRUT
NOPE!!
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I don't know whether I favor the rule or not. I am not a trophy hunter. If I am fortunate enough to get a shot at a big one, that's fine. But I am perfectly content taking a doe or a smaller buck. If implementing the rule improves the herd overall, then I probably would support it.
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   Rivers
Yes
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   Rivers
Yes, I am for it. I lived in Mississippi for 12 years and they opposed the 4pt. rule several years ago. Now after 4 years of letting the youngsters grow up, good deer are harvested in all areas of MS on a regular basis.
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   lungshot
yes
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   lungshot
I've noticed that the same ones that are for dog hunting, are also against the 6pt rule. They seem to be on the side of everything that has a negative effect, and against anything resembling conservation. I think that their 'shoot 'em up' mentality is being exposed for what it is. I have never heard a dog hunter that will admit he is one of the trouble makers. By reading the posts on this site, one would think that the bad ones are few and far between. Seems like anything that would benefit our deer is immediately rejected by them. Then you hear sugar coated reasons why everyone should be allowed to go out and shoot anything that moves.
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   SLIM
Also hunt in Miss. We shoot 8pt. or better on our private land. Don't see alot of spikes or 4 pts.
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   coon dog
YES
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yes
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   francis
no no no no no no
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YES - Older deer will produce larger antlers. Six point or better may not be the best tool to manage deer, but it is better than what the rest of the state has, nothing.
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LETTING A DEER AGE MAKES FOR A TROPHY.
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   Chad D
it's words of wisdom such as the last ones that make this such an interesting site. I am so compelled by them that I will now strive to unite hunters to petition the commission to remove the spots restriction on all deer. Those freaks and their trophy fawns...sheesh.
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If it the 6 point rule or nothing I would take the 6 point rule everytime.
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   po--me
yes--if its state wide and includes the wmas---

lungshot--the reason the dog hunters would not be in favor of the six pt. rule it makes them have to look before pulling the trigger especially on doe days where one would just shoot anything infront of the pack---
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   Gerald

Yes........the hunters in the Tri-parish area will really see more and bigger deer this fall.
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I wish this were a state wide rule. We ran dogs in a Miss. club with the four point rule and we had no problems at all.I don't hunt in a dog club anymore ,but, if I did I would still support this.I'm not a Trophy hunter ,but, I would like to kill a nice deer every once in a while.
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   Hip Boot
Did not see any change with this rule in place. Would only support it if it were state wide.
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   Duke
YES
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YES!
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back a number of years ago, we had a deal that said that we should shoot all spikes. then we had another thing that we should not shoot fork horns. during those times we in mississippi were harvesting 80 percent of our 18 month old bucks, for quality bucks we need to look at the size of the antlers. i don't care if you are bow hunting or whatever. don't kill a buck that has a spread less than 12 inches.
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   Chad D
As of now, with you cajun, that would be 24 yeas, 6 nays, and one not sure vote...

That would be in terms of percentages:
77.4% in favor
19.4% opposed
3.2% not sure

Defintiely not scientific, but certainly very interesting.......
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   Frank R
yes yes yes also should add a 13' inside spread. This would be a sure way to shoot 3 and 4 year old deer.
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   scalahan
Yes.
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   Redbuck
No and I don't dog hunt. If there is a six point rule you can't take out the deer with the bad genes. Say a 5 year old 5 point walks out legally you can't shoot him and he can have a 20in inside spread 10 in tines. You just can't shoot him and he's a trophy so I'm against the 6 pt. rule!!!!!!!
You want six points or better do what I do pass the small ones up with out the rule.
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NO! Who is this person that keeps pushing for the 6 point rule. I bet a hunter with prime hunting with no flooding lots of food plots and who shots only 8 point or better is my guess. The rule don't work in the Tri Parish area. This was stated by Mr. Moreland just 2 months back. I won't sit back this time I plan to fight any rule like this all the way. I've e-mail my member of the Wildlife board again to let him know I said NO!!!!!!
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If u would read some of the yes it was for 6 point rule that would make the State not just the Tri area. I don't think you could get the whole state support! I know I won't support it!
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   lungshot
I understand what you are saying. But it's too complex to make the average Louisiana hunter understand. Sad to say. I just think that the 6 point rule takes the ????? out of the equation. Even though it's not nearly as effective as your suggestion, it's certainly better than the 'anything goes' attitude in place now. In an ideal society, we could let good common since and ethical practices take their course. But in this state, common since and good ethics are the minority.
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   lungshot
There are a heck of alot more young deer with good genes being killed, than old deer with bad genes. The intelligence of a deer is also attributed to good genes. Not only antler size. And Lord knows........brains and rack.........where you find one, you'll find the other.
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   Chad D
Actually Charles, only one of the comments said yes, if it were statewide. The others that said something about statewide only said they wished it would go that way. I have no desire to push for that. If guys in those areas so desire, then so be it. Let them do it.

Should I go ahead and add the 3000 or so names I have sitting on my desk signed to a petition to do this again to this list? Would that make you happy? Think that might skew the percentages a bit though. 7 of you for no now, and 3,024, give or take a couple dozen, yeas. that would be 99.967%. I am not foolish enough to think that it would actually be that much in support in the area, but the fact that we got a few thousand names together in a couple of weeks does speak volumes about the support, don't you think?

And I guess you could say that I m the one pushing for this, even though I have not pushed for it around here. I put together the petitions this year, and brought it to the Commission a few years ago, of course along with the other members of the board of the South LA QDMA, and the 380,000 acres we had signed on to the petition.

As far as where I hunt being prime land....I have a 1500 acre lease that requires a 2 mile boat ride to access it. Most years, I can safely get to my stand with a nice pair of hip boots. On some of the bad years, I have had to paddle my pirogue through the bottoms so I could get to my stand that was in thigh deep water. Last year was pretty bad though. Our highest spot of ground on the property, where our camp is located, had 2.5 feet of water over it for 2 1/2 months during the summer. This year, which was extremely mild with water levels and the short period that it stayed up, I believe I caught half a dozen sacks of crawfish on one of my stands, and another 10 or so on the other two. That's just in those traps that were tied to those stands.

So don't come around here telling me about how good I have it and how nice of a lease I must have, and how you poor other guys suffer because you have to fight water and hard times. I've been hunting this lease for 20 years, and I have seen it all.
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Why shoot the same small spike or 4 pt every year. We need to let them get bigger. Every hunter would rather shoot a big 8 pt or 10 pt instead of a small spike or 4 pt. It just makes sense.
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   JB
yes
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Yes, and all I hunt is public land in the
Tri-Parish Area.
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I moved here from Central Mississippi 8yrs ago having been gone for 14yrs. The plan you talk about didn't work, won't work. If the swamp was to dry up one day and the food and all the other things that are needed was there yes the plan you want may have worked but the world is round!

I've looked at State records and I don't see any from the Tri area in the past or the near future that you say came from there. It's not the rules it's the area!
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   CT Walker
If you want quality deer 8 points is the way to go
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   headshot
If a man (or lady) had a herd of cows.Lets say 50 head.he had 5 bulls to breed them.3 of the bulls are smaller than what he would like and don't produce very good calves.The other 2 bulls are big and produce very good calves.Now if you had to kill 2 of the bulls I bet it wouldn't be the big ones.This is not hard to figure out,but some people may not be that smart.
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I agree with your comments because I have raised livestock most of my life on farms. On farms you can control what you harvest and select what you want to live behind FENCES. LA hunters have no fences and are oppurtunist by nature. Any type of deer harvest restrictions is better than nothing.

In LA if we had no restriction for harvesting bulls, all 5 of your bulls would be dead at an early age and no would know anything about there offspring. You have to let them mature to decide which one is better for your herd. You have a management tool to decide what bull to keep. The state of LA has no management tool today.

I say yes to 6 pt or better.
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Explain your comments on Tuesday May 3rd about spotted trophy fawns and your petition.
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   headshot
you must not understand my point.Why not kill 6 pt or less for 2 years then go to 6pt or better that way we have let dominent bucks breed for 2 years before we go to killing them.Makes a lot more since to me
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good idea ,but, how many people you think are going to let the biggest buck they ever had the chance to shoot walk.I support management,but,if a wallbanger walks out it would be very hard not to shoot.It would be easier just to say you can't shoot any bucks for 2 years.
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yes
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This is just a thought.What if they went to buck days or buck weekends.You know like it used to be with does.And you could still make it six point or better.This way after a few years we would have alot more bucks and hunters would see and kill alot more.I remember hunting in Miss. before you could kill does all season and every time you went in the woods you seen deer ,but,usaully it was does.Just think if it were like that with bucks.This way the young ones grow and you don't kill as many big ones.
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YES
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