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I wrote a letter to LDWF and would like for some of you to help me spread it so they can realize what they are doing regarding pig control is dead wrong, here it is:

'Dear LDWF,
You guys are going about this pig control all wrong. We as taxpayers have a right to go out and shoot these things and put them on our tables.I have been reading up on and have realized that is the place where the experts reside and you should listen to them and go against what your professors and work experience has taught you.

It has been pointed out that helicopters are no good at effectively controlling pig populations. All those videos you see in places like Texas where helicopters are being used to control pigs is b.s. It didn't happen. Scrap that plan.

Also, hunters are much more effective at controlling pigs than any helicopter could ever be. You should open up the season year round and let us use any means necessary to kill all these things. We can do it, just like we have killed all the nutria. You guys let us hunt nutria at night and even upped the ante by giving us $5 per nutria tail. We killed them all.

Also, you guys are lying about the damage these things do. That marsh that is torn up and rooted up was done by something else - mud motors. Pigs don't do that. Pigs actually HELP the marsh by rooting around and AERATING the soil. This is beneficial to the marsh. Pigs are actually helpful to the marsh, do you guys not realize this? What you should do is embrace that pigs are beneficial to the environment and actually start releasing them in new places, ESPECIALLY THE MARSH! This will completely solve our coastal erosion problem. The pigs can get in there and actually aerate the soil allowing new marsh grass to come in and colonize the area. This is a win win for LDWF and for us sportsmen. We have a newly revitalized marsh AND we get to put some pigs on the table to eat.

If the pigs get loose and get onto some farm, the damage from pigs, the farmer will just have to suck that up. They probably are receiving gov't subsidies on that property anyways from us taxpayers.

Thank you for your time in reading this and we hope you will do what is right and release some pigs in the marsh so our kids and grandkids can enjoy the marsh a little longer and eat some wild pigs, woohoo'

March 09, 2014 at 11:41am

My neighbors shoot everything. I lease 40 acres in Allen Parish and to the north and south I have two clubs that are 'brown and down' and they hunt right on the edge of our property. I am wanting to grow big bucks but they keep shooting all my deer I am growing. We have strict rules where deer must be 12' wide and a 6 pt or better unless its a kid's first buck and they can shoot anything. Most my land is cutover and my 2 uncles and I have 5 stands. We feed corn and rice bran all year and have cameras out also. We have 3 food plots of wheat about 1/8 acre each. We have pics in the summer of several does, a spike, a 4 pt, a 6 pt, and a 7 pt and a 'good 8' but only at night. Only one of my uncles bowhunts and we both killed opening day, he shot a doe and I thought I shot at a doe (it was dark) but it was a spike (honest mistake).

Opening day of youth rifle, I brought my kid and my uncle brought his. Both kids saw does eating corn that morning but we were holding out on a buck as they had killed does last year. My kid was able to shoot a 6 pt late that evening. We tracked it but never found it as it went into a slough we couldn't cross.

Opening day of rifle, I had two does under the feeder but holding out for that big 8 we have pics of. My uncles both killed does and one of them shot the 7 pt we had on camera. It was only a basket rack 12' wide but pretty tall.

The rest of the season we hunted hard. Two times we stayed til 10:30 am but never saw that big 8 nor got pics of it. What really chaps me is that the last weekend of rifle, I watched that 4 pt feed under my feeder at daylight and he walked over to the neighbors property line and I heard a shot. I know they shot that little buck

Please tell me how I can go about talking to my neighbors about letting some deer walk so we can get some big genes into our area? And what can I plant on my property this time of year to ensure that the deer have plenty of protein to grow big antlers? Thanks in advance

February 19, 2014 at 3:39pm

Don't mean to sound cynical but this article is what is bad about deer hunting.

Every hunting show does nothing but pimp products and I understand that is their sponsors, but why in the world would an outdoor writer say these things?

From the story:

“Then, as the afternoon wore on, I looked out and saw the big buck at about 300 yards. Right before dark, he came to the Ground Pound and started feeding, and that’s when I shot.”
The G-5 broadhead launched from his Matthews MR 8 bow did the trick.
The hunt didn’t end there, however. After trailing the buck some 350 yards and hearing him get up and run, Petrus decided to resume the search Monday morning.
The next morning, my nephew joined me, and we located the deer in water, still alive, where I finished him off.

You are pimping a G5 broadhead and Matthews MR8 bow saying 'it did the trick'. Well, it obviously didn't if the deer was still alive the next day.

October 08, 2013 at 1:06pm

What if baiting for deer was banned? No corn or rice bran allowed. Would heads just explode? Would chaos ensue? Would people just stop hunting?


would more hunters actually become better hunters and more in tune to nature? deer would be less nocturnal?


October 07, 2013 at 12:50pm

What are we going to do when all the oysters, shrimp, trout, redfish, and our marshes die from all this freshwater we are getting? Some of the flows from the rivers are going at more than that Caernarvon Freshwater Diversion that has 'killed' everything south of it!

May 10, 2013 at 2:16pm

Another popular outdoor website has been very vocal with their opposition towards freshwater diversions i.e. Caernarvon diversion. However, if you have an opinion separate from theirs, your posts will be deleted! Its comical, that they claim no one listens to them, yet they are shutting down opinions themselves. All my posts have magically disappeared over there

April 14, 2013 at 3:59pm
A comment titled: Re: New to the area in response to a report titled: New to the area

And learn to say the word 'baw' baw

February 07, 2016 at 9:45am
A comment titled: Re: New to the area in response to a report titled: New to the area

Most land in Louisiana is private. Best thing is to find a public launch and launch from their. You have vermillion bay right there for decent saltwater fishing. The Avery canal is close to you as well. Lake Fausse pointe is a nice place also. Palmetto island state park has a kayak launch and has pretty good fishing too. It's all close by. I would recommend palmetto for you. Whatever you do, don't get a new Iberia haircut

February 07, 2016 at 7:02am
A comment titled: Re: Hog Doggin in response to a report titled: Hog Doggin

They let folks run dogs for hogs on WMAs?

February 05, 2016 at 3:37pm
A comment titled: Re: Should I keep trying? in response to a report titled: Should I keep trying?

Deer can walk on that floatant marsh fairly well. I have seen people take a 4 x 4 piece of plywood and lay on the floatant and place corn on it for the deer. This was all done by airboat. The stands they used were very tall to see over the grass. They had punched through the grass and set their posts way down into he mud to build their stand. It's very tough hunting

February 05, 2016 at 6:05am
A comment titled: Re: is this true? in response to a report titled: is this true?

No MEV these are not state WMAs. It's illegal to leave permanent blinds on WMAs. In north LA a place called Wham brake had permanent blinds for years until a few years back it became a WMA. Most the folks with blinds didn't go tear down their blinds. State took care of them. Many folks were upset but it is what it is. Gonna be lots of butt hurt in the next year over this

February 01, 2016 at 12:06pm
A comment titled: Re: LDWF Public Meetings in response to a report titled: LDWF Public Meetings

The numbers of ducks has dropped from December to January and likely does from January to February. It seems that there are ducks all over in February but that's what happens when they aren't getting shot at. Let the ducks have some time to rest and get fattened up for the return flight to go have babies for us next year

January 27, 2016 at 11:49am
A comment titled: Re: Recap of our 2015-2016 season in response to a report titled: Recap of our 2015-2016 season

I found the song. It's called 'the sport od duck hunting is ruined forever' and the artist is 'The Topwaters'

January 26, 2016 at 6:23am
A comment titled: Re: Recap of our 2015-2016 season in response to a report titled: Recap of our 2015-2016 season

How you guys got through the season without shooting someone is pretty lucky. You guys are shooting all across one anothers lanes.

And why get all camoed up and paint your face and have a bright neon green lanyard?

And the music is terrible Are you really a bad mf'er because you can kill a few ducks?

January 23, 2016 at 6:06pm
A comment titled: Re: Growing Bigger Whitetails in response to a report titled: Growing Bigger Whitetails

So you 'manage' 5 leases in Missouri but don't get paid to do it? What is your point of all this? Most those big deer you are posting pics of are not from Louisiana either. The cornfields in the hills say it's Missouri but you want people to think its Louisiana?

January 21, 2016 at 7:05pm
A comment titled: Re: Growing Bigger Whitetails in response to a report titled: Growing Bigger Whitetails

I was being sarcastic to scaffold!

January 10, 2016 at 7:43am
A comment titled: Re: What y\'all think ?? in response to a report titled: What y'all think ??

Very nice deer. Wouldn't worry about a score its just a silly number. Deer isn't going to be in any record books. Put it on the wall

January 09, 2016 at 8:22am
A comment titled: Re: Vermilion parish in response to a report titled: Vermilion parish

There is no public land there to hunt. You may find a lease but its generally tough hunting. Some places need air boats to get out to where they hunt. Would recommend looking north where there is actual woods and not majority marsh

January 07, 2016 at 7:48am
A comment titled: Re: Bass with Eggs in response to a report titled: Bass with Eggs

The production of eggs doesnt happen overnight, it takes some time. Most fish you catch in the winter will start having eggs develop. Nothing really groundbreaking

January 05, 2016 at 7:43am
A comment titled: Re: Growing Bigger Whitetails in response to a report titled: Growing Bigger Whitetails

You are like the Deer Whisperer. How much are your services?

December 22, 2015 at 2:06pm
A comment titled: Re: 12 point in response to a report titled: 12 point

Rule #1 of public hunting. Never ever tell where you killed a big deer or limit of ducks. Cyberscouts are a coming

December 09, 2015 at 3:28pm
A comment titled: Re: Proposed East Zone Boundary Change in response to a report titled: Proposed East Zone Boundary Change

A north zone would not work. Northeast louisiana wants latest dates possible and a bunch of people in northwest la want to start early and have as many December days as possible. They are the ones that hunt the lakes up there. Also have a few that want late dates in nw la that hunt the flooded timber. It's a cluster.trying to please everyone and the more you try to please people the worse it gets.

October 10, 2015 at 7:25pm
A comment titled: Re: Red Dirt Buck in response to a report titled: Red Dirt Buck

Good looking mount but that gun barrel pointing right at you gives me the heebie jeebies

September 29, 2015 at 4:41pm
A comment titled: Re: Goose hunt recommendations in response to a report titled: Goose hunt recommendations

Conservation goose hunts are very hit or miss in louisiana. Either just do a speck hunt in sw la or head north for good consistent snow hunting

September 29, 2015 at 8:13am
A comment titled: Re: Deer Age and Score in response to a report titled: Deer Age and Score

Deer is 4.5 yes old. His antlers are not through growing in that pic. He is a good one. Who cares about a number or score.

September 26, 2015 at 7:03am
A comment titled: Re: Chinese Tallow Trees in response to a report titled: Chinese Tallow Trees

Ben Franklin was the culprit. He brought them over and said ' I give to you the Chinese tallowtree a most useful tree'. They could be used for biofuels also but the trouble is harvesting the seeds. Sure squirrels and a few birds eat them but if there were no tallows they would survive just fine. They also are Theron culprits in dispersing the seeds. the only good tallow is a dead tallow

September 22, 2015 at 7:47pm
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