Deer Hunting in Lake D`Arbonne in Northeast Louisiana
Area 2 Hunting Season Survey
Hey hunters, I would like to know your opinions on the deer hunting season in Area 2.
1) Leave the seasons alone.
2) Shorten the whole season.
3) Shorten the buck season and leave the doe season alone.
Please let me know which you prefer and why. I have talked to some State people about this and would like to gather as much information on this topic as possible.
I vote to shorten the buck season to approximately 30 days and leave the doe season alone.
My reasoning is our buck or doe season now is almost 90 days long and almost 30 of those are with dogs chasing them. A buck has little to no chance to reach maturity (5 years old) with such a long season. Should you cut those buck days to 30 days (15 still hunting and 15 with or without dogs) a buck would have a greater chance to reach his potential. Sure there are some really nice bucks killed in area 2 now but imagine what it would be if the seasons were shortened.
Practice QDM. Take does and let bucks reach maturity. Thats my vote.