Every year me and some friends book opening week of turkey season at a 4000 acre hunting lodge. There is always 5-6 of us. This year a couple of my friends can not make it. I have 2 spots open for reputable hunters that want to kill some Rio Grande Turkeys. This is our third year, and every year we kill our allotment. We have two hunt options: 3.5 days, food lodging and two turkeys for $850.00 7 days of hunting, food, lodging, four birds $1,300.00 Most lodges charge over $1000 for one bird and $450 for every other bird after that. We leave Baton Rouge on Friday, March 30th..... Start hunting the next day. This year the place is covered in long beards. Last year I called in a flock of super jakes and quit counting at 42. Food and hospitality is best ever. If you can turkey hunt, you can fill your turkey allotment. We always get two birds each in the first two days, unless we get selective, then it takes three days. check out the lodge at www.ranchovedado.com Contact me at 225-445-6217, first two that signs up goes. Some of us will hunt 3.5 days, others 7 days. Texas lisc is $125.00 and allows four birds. I do not make any money on this. I negotiate good rates based on numbers that goes every year. Just had some friends have a run of bad luck this year. Be nice to make new friends and share memories and hunts.
Although the new hog huntng rgulations that have been passed is a step in the right direction, they are stumbling steps at best.
As I have hunted hogs most of my life, and been an astute observer of their breeding, we are going to be in real trouble soon in this state.
Hogs propogate in Texas where there is less water and cover. Now to the point they are coming into residential areas.
Louisiana has varied habitat that support large quantites of hogs, lots of bedding areas, and plenty of water.
If the population is not attacked in full force, hogs will dominate everywhere.
Even the state of Mississippi realizes they have hog problem now, and they took actions to allow you to hunt them at night with any firearm that is legal to own.
Louisiana made a big mistake limitng hunters to .22 calibre rifles as you have to make an ear shot to effectively kill them. Shoot a boar anywhere else with a .22 and you will just make him mad, scare him off, and he will more than likely recover.
A shotgun with buckshot will work, but may mean losing a large animal as hogs do not generally bleed much unless you get an exit would on the lower part of the body. Fat will clog up a buckshot entrance wound.
Does this mean they limited night hunting to these weapons to help stop people from shooting deer at night while hog hunting?
If that is the case, then how many deer have been head shot at night with a .22?
The hog problem evokes a need to open season on them with everything we can throw at them.
Deer habitat and turkey eggs will only suffer as the hog problem increases.
Just my opinion........