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? this is for people who hunt the basin how many of you think we should go back certian doe days in the basin.With the high water we have been getting the last 3 years the doe heard has gone down and I have enough cameras to prove it. So lets see what other people think about this.
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DOE DAYS INDEED
I THINK THEY SHOULD GO BACK TO THAT WAY OF HUNTING IT IS WHAT BROUGHT OUR DEER POPULATION BACK.
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Nothin' wrong with the way it is now. Haven't killed anymore deer this year than in the past. Seen ALOT, but it's hard huntin' after Gustav. After 30+ years of huntin' the Basin, this is the thickest I have ever seen it.
Didn't you kill some nice deer this year, Cajun? Maybe you should have let them pass since the water has been high.
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basin doe days
I hunt in butte la rose any have seen deer everytime.Lots of small ones. Our club is 8-point are better.Waiting for big doe to come along.
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Larose
i have a place in the butte and was wondering what club you were in i use to hunt on the river but now i bring my 7 year old with me and i would like to get in a club around the camp like shady pines can you give me some info thanks.
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basin76
I hunt in Shady Pine. We don't have opening now but will have some in april.We are 8point or better and are given one doe tag and the deer has to be 70lbs.half the land is cutover.
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basin
gauger yes i did one with a bow one black powder and one with rifle but i choose not to shoot any doe with 3 tags that i have if we had the doe days like it use to be the heard would bill back up I know i killed them with high water but the water was not high at first with my bow kill and I am talking about the last three years of hunting not just one I also shoot 8 points only like i said I can show you the pictures of how the doe heard has gone down.
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Larose
Thanks for the info can you give me a number or a e-mail address to get in touch with someone when april comes around.

Thanks.....
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Cameras are great. They show you what is there at that spot. Deer in the Basin move/migrate with the water. Just about everthing south of Pigeon is under. The deer head north, to the river banks, and even across the levee.
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One Perspective...
I think that it's great the way it is. I'm looking at it from perspective of shift workers... I work shift work and when we had doe says, there were some years where I could only harvest a doe maybe 2 or 4 days a year. That being the case, I was forced to harvest the first one that I saw and most of the time it was a younger doe that you really didn't want to take. The way it is now, I can pick and choose the ones that I want to take. Also, I only take 2 animals a year because thatís about all I can eat.. I know that most hunters are the same and it wouldnít matter if they went back the way that it was. I know that on our lease, we have way too many does.. with that being said, Iíve been hunting since Wednesday and I havenít seen a doe to take one. I donít know if itís the moon phase or what, but they are not moving during the morning or evening hours. No matter what you do, you will have a small percentage of people and clubs that will break the law by killing more than they should but a very high percentage of people and clubs will hunt respectively and obey limits and laws. Some clubs such as mine has too many does because we were way too conservative and not took does over the years and we are paying for it now. I firmly believe that most of the sportsmen in Louisiana are good, honest, conservatives that will respect the deer herds and do what is best for their land. I applaud the guys for the state that are doing what they are doing in creating the laws and working with the sportsman. Again, I am not trying to say you are wrong in your beliefs; I am only giving another perspectiveÖ. Happy hunting and good luck in your quests!
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basin
well I would have to agree with the shift worker on his part but maybe when the water level is @ 7 foot bayou Sorrel locks shut down the doe days below the Pigeon area in the Basin
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I hunt just north of I-10 and we don't have the same problem that you guys have that far south. If I hunted in your area, I'd probably have the same opinion of shutting it down during high water. We probably have more deer in my area due to high water around, but my lease doesn't normally flood till end of January through March or so. I see now that we are comparing apples and oranges.. just a little different.
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Does
Why not just use a little restraint and don't shoot any does! No where in the regs does it tell hunters that they must use all their tags.
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I agree!
I can't speak for the entire basin, only for what I see in my area.

I hunt the attakapas wma and this is the worst I have seen it since pre Andrew! There just aren't the deer this year like we have had. To many deer being killed during the either sex " primative" weapon season when the water is high. I think the "primative season should either be moved up earlier or make it bucks only especially when the river is up! We are seeing the results from last years slaughter!
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Basinboy
Thanks for the comment I hope the LDWF understand what we are talking about and do something about this.
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