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Deer Hunting in Central Louisiana

What Makes a Good Deer Hunt?

What do you look for when making a decision when to hunt? I know wind and temperature are a big deal, but what more? I started keeping a log this year of my hunts, but cant make connections to what factors make deer move well. Any advice?
November 01, 2011 at 11:57am
6 Comments
sf49ers Profile Photo
Posted November 01, 2011 at 12:23pm
RAIN

RAIN!!! IF YOU HUNT IN THE RAIN AND WAIT IT OUT YOU WILL GET RESULTS. AS LONG AS THE WIND IS NOT ABOVE 15 MPH THIS IS A GREAT TIME BECAUSE OTHER HUNTERS WILL NOT HUNT THE MISERABLE WEATHER. THINK OF IT THIS WAY, WOULD YOU STAY LAYING DOWN IN THE COLD AFTER SOMEONE JUST SPRAYED YOU WITH THE HOSE PIPE? THEY WON'T EITHER! IF YOU HUNT AND WAIT OUT THE MISERABLE WEATHER, YOU WILL GET GREAT RESULTS. I HAVE SEEN DEER EVERYTIME I HUNTED IN THE RAIN. IT ALSO ELIMINATES ALL SCENT FROM THE EQUATION, EVERYTHING IS IN YOUR FAVOR, NO PRESSURE, NO SCENT, AND DEER HAVE TO MOVE TO GET WARM. BUCKS ALSO FRESHEN SCRAPES AFTER RAIN BECAUSE THEIR SCENT IS WASHED OUT! TOUGH IT OUT AND YOU WILL SEE.

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kcam1976 Profile Photo
Posted November 01, 2011 at 12:35pm
Lunar Charts

I pay alot of attention to Lunar Charts, and best feeding times....much success... Deer do not always move early in the morning or last hour of daylight.

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hunt r Profile Photo
Posted November 01, 2011 at 3:13pm
hunt

First thing you need to do is call the wlf and find out the deer per acre in your area. Unless u are on a good management plan, u will find its about 1 deer per 25 acres. This makes deer very hard to see. If u hunt a quiet area, then deer will follow the lunar tables very well, but if u hunt public land u could see one about anytime of day. During the rut u will see more bucks from 11:00 till 1:00.

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reflex Profile Photo
Posted November 02, 2011 at 11:00am
anytime

anytime not at work and in the woods is good!. i like a frosted clear morning with a quarter moon and no wind!

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e-man (R) Profile Photo
Posted November 02, 2011 at 11:17am
Good hunt

Any time i get to plant my fat butt in a stand is a good hunt.

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Admiral Rabbit Profile Photo
Posted November 02, 2011 at 12:30pm
'Rock'n Robin in 'da Treetop'

...it's all good...even for 'da frozen wee-wee coffee and do-do runny eggs w/onions, garlic and Spam ???...cheers

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