February 04, 2010 at 9:50pm
Very good discussion going on.
Now, my thoughts............
I like and appreciate the tag system we have going now. It's about time. A majority of hunters have restricted days they can hunt due to other commitments, so the tags let them put some meat in the freezer and keep them interested. It also keeps the large crowds from showing up on specified doe days. I'm lucky. My wife lets me hunt as much as I can. This year, I was blessed to miss only 2 weeknds of gun season. I hunt in the heart of the Basin. We did well this year, killing 1 eleven point, 3 nice eights, a few spikes, and about 6 does. not bad for a small group. Most of our deer were shot in front of the dogs. We hunt as main area of about 450 acres. I was there enough to know that we left plenty of deer in the swamp including a few very nice deer that anyone would be proud to hang on the wall. as a side note, the 11 point was about toothless. My semiedumacated guesstimate puts him at about 4-5 years old.
The past 3 years that I've hunted this area, I've noticed a LATE rut. We didn't start seeing scrapes or rubs till late December.
It would be interesting to give the proposal by Mr. Moreland a try. The man is wiser than most about Louisiana deer.
I would like to see the rabbit season extended to the end of March. I hope that would not interfere with the swampchicken hunters as I not up on the season dates.
Change is scary for a bunch of us. lol Let's pay attantion to what's going on.