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~~~This is a repost, you can see the original story with pictures at http://www.wafb.com/global/story.asp?s=9672935 ~~~~

Posted: Jan 14, 2009 11:55 AM CST

Updated: Jan 14, 2009 12:16 PM CST

LSU Swimming Coach Adam Schmitt

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The head coach of LSU's swim team has seen some pretty incredible dives over the years.

But nothing quite tops the dive that happened Wednesday morning when an eight-point buck dove through his bedroom window.

The Olympic-style dive happened in the Riverbend sudbivision, just off Brightside near River Road, close to the LSU campus. "I was at work over at the university and I got a phone call from my wife saying that there's a deer in the house," coach Adam Scmitt said. "So, I came running home to see what was going on."

"The wildlife guy thinks he saw his reflection and thought it was another buck and he was coming up to fight it," Schmitt said. Schmitt says the buck went through his bedroom window and ran down the hall and into his daughter's bedroom.

His wife was pretty shaken up by the whole ordeal, the coach said. "Yeah, she's kinda in a 'state' right now. She was walking out and saw it run past her. She wasn't sure what it was. My daughter did get cornered in the bathroom there, but she escaped."

Amazingly, the deer did very little damage to the house, besides leaving behind a bloody set of mini blinds and a broken window. Wildlife workers arrived, tranqualized the deer, and hauled it away. However, workers ended up putting it to sleep, saying it was too injured to be released again.

It was sad ending to a wild morning near LSU. "Kind of a dramatic thing to have a deer running through your house, to say the least," Schmitt said.

January 14, 2009 at 12:46pm

Has anyone braved the rain at Maurepas? Any luck?

November 29, 2008 at 5:42pm

So I have been scouting the canal banks of Maurepas WMA(yes I know the bigger bucks are deep in swamp). The question is what do I do with my boat? I have a pretty big boat, way more than what I need to get to my spot. I am struggling to what to do with it. How far should I park it and walk? Of course, I am looking for the deer to walk down the canal bank so leaving the boat tied up there could spook the deer or are they conditioned to seeing boats?

Looking for an opinion

October 27, 2008 at 2:58pm

I realize that the person whose stand I found may not read this forum, but I am going to give it a shot.

I spent some time scouting this past week on the eastern portion of the Maurepas Swamp WMA and on one of the canals, by a pond, on the spoil bank there is a fairly newly constructed permanent deer stand. I have to say it's in a great location. Matter of fact, I want to hunt that spot, but I am leery of encroaching on other people's turf.

The rub is that this is supposed to be public land and that deer stand is not supposed to be there. I just want to hunt the spot that I found (and obviously others have found before me)

Any advice?

September 30, 2008 at 7:14am
A comment titled: Sunday Afternoon in response to a report titled: Maurepas Opening Weekend

I just got back. Saw nothing except a bard owl. He was shocked to find out that I wasn't part of the tree. Heard 3 shots, so I am guessing there were a couple of kills. Really windy. My guess is that the deer don't get up and move around if they can't hear.

November 30, 2008 at 7:29pm
A comment titled: Half the time this site sucks in response to a report titled: Will the real hogzilla please stand up.

Look I don't know why a reporter would post a photoshop picture, but a hog this size is more than possible. Don't forget the kid in alabama http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,275524,00.html

I have been reading the same people saying the same stupid sh&t. Oh your not a real hunter and this is a lie and yada yada yada. Are you kidding me? Next thing you know the site will degrade into "where did you catch the fish?", "in the lips" or "in the water."

Think about what you post before hit the submit button. Any stupid ass comment back will only prove my point.

Hey maybe its not real, but I don't really care either.

November 02, 2008 at 8:00pm
A comment titled: Follow up in response to a report titled: Found a deer stand, need advice

I am concerned about two things. One, being ticketed. Really not that big of a deal, but enough to think twice about. Two, getting in to it with whomever has claimed this spot as their spot. All the camps that were supposed to be removed and/or burned are still there and look like they are actively being used. My understanding is that people are not respecting the rules of the WMA and the fact that it is state land.

It sucks for everyone. The folks who have been leasing the property for years are upset. Then there are guys like me who are looking for a place close to home to hunt who really don't want to walk into the middle of this BS. The fact that I found a good spot to hunt and a tree stand in the second place I looked means that this is one of many. So its more than just finding another spot, because the next spot good spot is pretty likely to have a stand there or someone who is still claiming it because of all of the hurt feelings.

I guess the question is, what is the DWLF going to do? How are they going to make this place safe and available to the public if they don't remove the camps and end the territorialism?

Before anyone goes and bashes me and says how your family has hunted on this land for years and etc... I empathize with your position, but unless I am mistaken the fight is over. Now its time for the public to be able to safely use this property.

September 30, 2008 at 8:39am
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