When I got on the stand Saturday October 3, I was expecting to see deer with the cooler weather but not a shooter buck. The buck came out and started eating locus beans directly under my stand. He wasn't very wide but he made up for it in beam length and mass. He weighed in at a hefty 225.8lbs.
With talk of future shorter seasons are LDWF decisions for the good or the bad. In my opinion the entire system is flawed. There is nothing asking hunters what they see rather than what they kill. I did not kill one single deer in my home parish last year but saw more than I have ever seen. The property that I hunt close to home is pretty much under a doe day system which usually means I can only kill does whenever they have young fawns or during the rut. This alone has led to me seeing about 10 does to every buck. The reporting system is also a joke. Calling it in is not an easy task especially if you are in the middle of nowhere with hardly any cell phone reception. The mail in surveys are also gonna be off because who in their right mind is going to tell on themselves for not reporting a harvest in the first place. Numbers could also be down because people are practicing QDM. Which means they are killing less deer while populations are going up because they are trying to increase the age structure of their herd.
My brother killed this rare prize on December 22. We have been having him on camera for 2 years now and he has never lost his rack. When he shot the buck he thought it was a big hard horned buck, but when we tracked down an hour later with a dog he realized that he shot 'Fuzzy' which is what we named him 2 years ago. He weighed 220lbs, had 6 3/4 inch bases, 23 inch beams, and a 13 inch inside spread. He is a main frame 8 with 4 abnormal points.
I just recently purchased my first kayak. I live in the Gonzales area and was wondering where are some good places to fish from a kayak. I go fishing in Fourchon quite often with one of my friends, but I have never been kayak fishing down there. Can anyone direct me to some places to fish out of a kayak, or a website that will do so.