Some friends and I went teal hunting in the Pearl River WMA last Fri, Sat, and Sun. On both Sat, and Sun, at approximately 20 min after sunrise the game warden drove his surface drive through our decoys and up the the boat to do a routine check. On Sat. the warden checked us then set out tearing through our decoys got lost in the marsh, stuck his boat for about 10 min then tore back through our hole costing us about an hour and a half of prime hunting time. On Sun. there was a diffrent agent but just as much of a jerk, he ran directly over our decoys turning one over and severing one from the weight. he then preceded to run the bow of his boat into our motor, and on his way out he passed through our hole twice. on his second pass he decided to stop about 70 yards directly in front of us and work on his motor for about 30 min.
I can't come close to expressing my rage I have been hunting the PRWMA for 4 years now and never had an experience like this. I plan on voicing my concern to the LDWF even though I know the most I will ever get is the run around from them. I just wish I had those two agents names.
Im having trouble getting a straight answer on when you can use firearms to hunt hogs in the sherburn WMA.
Does anyone know for sure if you can run a trolling motor in big branch
Can anyone inform me on what is public hunting land at the mouth of the tchufuncta river. I have been all over the marsh there and have seen no signs designating public land. I know where the cypress point club land is, but everything else is a mystery. I know people hunt the land and I have heard everything from it is all public to it all belongs to a shipyard. My research has left me empty handed. please help.
I have not been out to the bridge in several weeks so i can't help u there, but i do know that the wooden bridge on Lake Rd. in Madisonvill was washed away so you can not launch at the mouth right now. the closest free launch will be under the hwy22 bridge witch is not too much further away but small parkinglot. Also you could launch at Mandeville Harbor that is a short little boat ride to the causeway too, just from the other side. Good luck, and im sure you know but watch the wind because the lake can get rough quick for a flat boat.
Well it seams this post has taken off in several directions. After reading all the comments i just want to set a few things straight about the post.
I do not have anything against law enforcement, and as far as power tripping agents they dont realy bother me either. My Father-in-law was a Game Warden for 20 years, it is a job that must be done. My concern was the checking in the middle of the hunt, and the disconcern for our time we had to go hunting on those days. As I'm sure is the case for most of you we can't go hunting every day, in fact that was the only trip i will be able to make for teal, and it was cut short.
The warden running his boat through our decoys and into our boat was not a big issue either it just added to the frustration, I hope it was not done on purpose it seemed to me it was just haste and inexperience behind the wheel of a boat that lead to that.
thats all, now you can go back to your arguing haha
well i just dont undrstand checking in the middle of a hunt. i know hunting has to be regulated because some pleople abuse it, but check at the launch or on the river as people come back in. this way if they have done something wrong you can catch them. If they check a boat first thing in the morning then are gone by 10:00 AM what are they regulating. They might as well be giving people a free pass to do whatever they want for the rest of the day.
i believe today is the last day to regester. the route 22 gas station has entry forms along with most of the resturaunts in the area.
From what i remember is all gar must be caught on jugs and the line has to be in when they are weighed in. weigh in is at the end of lake road.