Deer Hunting in Northeast Louisiana
Tensas National Wildlife Refuge
I have a question to all the hunters that have been hunting TNWR. Have you seen a decrease in the deer population in the last few years? The reason for me asking is because I have been hunting Tensas for about 15 years. I have killed many deer and have seen many deer killed. Went to the first gun hunt this year and hardly seen any deer killed. Did notice many hunters. I heard that there were only about 160 deer killed for the first gun hunt. To me that is terrible. I have seen years when I hunted the ATV trail on sharkey road and in one weekend 300-400 deer would be killed. This year I have spoken to many hunters and they are saying the same thing, not many deer. I did see that they had a doe day this year, I am not sure why. Why not go back to the 3-5 day muzzle loading gun hunt. I am not trying to bash TNWR. I love hunting there. Just looking for any information if you are seeing lots of deer or hardley no deer. Thanks and safe hunting. Please watch out for the bears, there have been 2 killings of bears in Louisiana in the last few weeks. TNWR is starting to have many hogs, a bear can be easily mistaken for a hog. A black bear is a beautiful animal.