Deer Hunting in Northeast Louisiana
Louisiana deer management
I got interested in deer management in the mid '80's. In '95 i got my own land and signed up for dmap. They had us keep records and about every 5 yrs you check to see if the trends are up are going down, then u adjust ur plan. I discovered they had one solution to every problem, shoot more does. Since i had read evry thing i could about the subject, i wanted a little more. So i started asking questions and found la. manages acoording to compensatory response. This keeps the deer at 40% of capacity, causing deer to respond with lots of fawns. Dr. Kroll warned in mid 90's that this could lead to herd collapse. Over killing of does coupled with hurricane gustav and drought have caused this collapse.