February 13, 2013 at 2:21pm
I hunt on a large lease in the Washington Parish area that is now located in the new proposed area 4. We have been a six point or better deer club for the past several years now and allowed to kill 3 bucks un-limited club wide and only 2 doe up to 75 per season club wide. Most of the members will not shoot a doe and almost look down on the members that do kill one and i have never seen over 30-40 killed in a season. with this being said we are over run with doe of all ages. i have seen as many as nine in my plot at one time and not one buck (not even a knott head). i saw only 3 or 4 bucks last year and no shooters at all. im not sure if it is low deer population or just hunters passing on a shooter buck or doe waiting on a trophy deer that might not ever show up because they are getting fewer & fewer and the ones we do have dont have to leave the thickets to breed or feed.