Deer Hunting in Northeast Louisiana
For all you people that get to hunt the early bow season, on sept.18 at 2:00pm the mature bucks will open up their first primary scrapes and licking branches. Licking branches tell the buck which doe is in the best physical shape to raise his young. A mature buck will travel all over his territory and make these on that day. Then he has no more need to come back to them very often. However every other deer that comes by will add their scent to it. So the odds of killing the buck that made them are very low, while chance to kill any deer is high. He will check each one a few times till he decides which doe group offers the most, then he will spend most of his time near there and abandon the rest of his area. So if u know of an area like this used every year, that is the best day to kill the most mature buck in your area.