Shot this gobbler on a gasline at 1:50 in the afternoon. He was just cruising and eating. Little did he know I was waiting. Hit the Woodhaven Cherry Crystal call and it was over in a matter of minutes. 8' beard, 1 1/8' spurs. Longest spurs yet for me.
I was waiting for a North wind since bow season opened. Well after the front moved through I got in my stand Saturday morning. After a close encounter with a doe and nothing else I was debating whether to change stands. Around 10:00 I caught movement and noticed a 6pt coming to my BigandJ feed. I was getting ready to draw when I noticed another deer behind him. I saw he had a much bigger rack and was waiting for him to clear the brush. They sat there for 20 minutes not giving me a shot when the doe I saw earlier came in from behind me and started blowing. I just knew it was over. But these bucks were not leaving that BigandJ. I waited for the right moment and drew on the 8 pt. I had to stand up but couldn't get all the way up when the 6 pt busted me. I decided to let the arrow fly. I hit a little high but still caught some top lung and he didn't go 50 yards. Most nerve wracking 30 minutes of my life. 8 pts, 190 lbs. Deer was shot just East of the town of Bienville.
I selected wrong tract for turkey lottey and got picked for Angola tract. Anyone hunt this tract and if so could you give me any advise. Thanks in advance
Shot this big deer on Dec.16th. Brought a guest who had a shot at this deer but passed because he had just shot a spike that weighed 160lbs believe it or not. Needless to say, 45 minutes after he shot the spike, I shot this 11 pt out of the same stand. He was running all over with his nose to the ground. Shot in Bienville Parish around Mt.Olive. Tarsal glands pitch black and neck very swollen.
Is there anywhere in Port Sulphur you can launch? I used to launch behind the High School down there. Did anything survive Katrina down there. Also, what about Hi Ridge. Haven't been keeping up with the fishing during hunting season. Just curious on what I'll be able to do when I start after turkey season.
Shot this 224 lb buck right after the rain Sunday morning. He was shot in Bienville parish near the town of Bienville.
Shot this nice 7 pt opening day of rifle season near Mansfield La. Deer had 18 inside spread, weighed 190#'s and had real nice mass for a 3.5 year old deer. Unfortunately someone or something needed this rack more than me. I was cleaning my truck out, went inside to put clothes in the wash, came back it was gone. My biggest deer to date gone in 5 minutes.
Grosbec, if your out there, shoot me an e-mail. I got selected for Tunica and could use your help. Scott
Redbuck, only experience will help you tell how much a deer weighs. A lot of times when you see two young deer like that the mother is not far off. She will usually circle around you to make sure everything is alright. Personally I won't shoot a doe unless she's over a 100 lbs. I generally don't shoot anything without a rack at dusk and dawn so I won't make the mistake of shooting something I shouldn't. Alot of hunters can't do this but this method works for me. To get back to your question, I always look at the hind quarters, if they look like they blend into the deer it's probably not a big doe, if it looks like someone 'glued' the hind quarters on or if she has a swayed back it's a shooter. Just my .02
Randy, that is a fine buck. I hope your bow doesn't have a let off of higher than 65% or P&Y won't accept it in their books. That would be a shame. Congrats on a great La deer!
I have a lease in Bienville Parish also. As for the opening day of rifle season, I wish they wouldn't open it until mid November. I would like to have more time to hunt with the bow without muzzleloaders and rifles going off. The current system gives me 3 weeks and that's it. Personally, if it was my decision I would have a two month season, November for bows and December for muzzleloaders and rifles.Having a season that is 4 months put way too much pressure on the deer. As far as 'them' saying the rut is earlier I agree it is in some parts of Area 2 but where I hunt it doesn't start until mid December. I shoot all of my nice deer near Ruston around Thanksgiving and in Bienville around Christmas. Just my .02.