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October 04, 2011 at 9:10am
A comment titled: Fence in response to a report titled: invisible fence

Just purchase a wireless fence for my 8 month Lab (75 lbs. Works great, only took him twice getting shock to learn. When he hears the warning beeps he stops now. Love it...

February 06, 2010 at 11:03pm
A comment titled: Hornady is the way to go!!!!!!!! in response to a report titled: Handi Rifle 444 Marlin

Hornady 444 Marlin ammo is what I used last year. I was shock by the accuracy of this bullet. At 100yd 3 shots touching each other. NO tracking need with this ammo, drop them in there tracks. Handi Rifle 444 Marlin Great Gun.

May 04, 2009 at 10:56am
A comment titled: What's up Ricky in response to a report titled: rice bran

Just picked up some pellets this week. Will try it this weekend been having great success with power. I will place some on the ground and the rest in my feeder. Will let you know. Are you still hunting swamp?

November 06, 2008 at 7:34pm
A comment titled: OK!!!!!!!!!!!! in response to a report titled: Lucky 12 Hunting Club

Hey, Again good luck with your club.

November 05, 2008 at 6:08pm
A comment titled: Ok I have to say!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! in response to a report titled: Lucky 12 Hunting Club

Longside, Don't you think that on opening weekend they will have a few members there. You could just walk over and introduce yourself to whoever is there. Good luck with your new club.

November 05, 2008 at 5:51pm
A comment titled: High Country in response to a report titled: Hoyt Katera

Let me know if you want to sell your High Country.

October 24, 2008 at 10:19am
A comment titled: Keep the High Country in response to a report titled: Hoyt Katera

I hunt with a Brute Force High Country and let me tell you, that is a fine bow. Just don't get caught up with brand names. High Country will do the job....

October 23, 2008 at 5:38pm
A comment titled: LDWF NEWS RELEASE in response to a report titled: Another Louisiana Cougar!!!

Release Date: 10/10/2008

Photo taken on Sept. 4 in Natchitoches Parish.

Photo taken on Sept. 29 in Allen Parish.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) has received photographic evidence of the second and third documented cougar occurrences in the state in recent history.

Private citizens sent trail camera pictures from two different sites to the department in September. LDWF Large Carnivore Program Manager Maria Davidson and LDWF Natural Heritage Zoologist Beau Gregory then conducted site investigations that confirmed the authenticity of the photographs.

"The department interviewed the photo providers and investigated the sites and photographs. After inspecting all of the evidence, we have concluded with the best of our abilities that the photos are in fact real and of a cougar," Davidson said.

The first photograph was taken in Natchitoches parish on Sept. 4, and the second was taken in Allen parish on Sept. 29. The sites are approximately 100 miles apart, leading to speculation that the same cougar could be in both photos.

"Given the time lapse between the two pictures it is certainly possible for a cougar to have traveled that distance," Davidson said. "Both animals have the same general appearance of a young cougar, but it is impossible to determine conclusively if the animals are one and the same. It is also impossible to determine if the animals in the photographs are wild free-ranging mountain lions, or escaped captives."

Although it is illegal to own a cougar in Louisiana, it is possible that there are some illegally held "pets" in the state. Anyone holding a captive cougar in Louisiana must have a permit issued by LDWF, as captive cougars may compromise public safety. LDWF may issue permits to existing owners in the state in order to reduce difficulties associated with determining the validity of reported cougar sightings.

The mountain lion, cougar, panther or puma are names that all refer to the same animal. Their color ranges from lighter tan to brownish grey.

The only species of big cats that occur as black are the jaguar and leopard. Jaguars are native to South America and leopards are native to Africa. Both species can occur as spotted or black, although in both cases the spotted variety is much more common. Although the department receives numerous calls about "black panthers", there has never been a documented case of a black cougar anywhere in North America.

The first recently documented cougar sighting was in 2002 by LDWF Program Manager Michael Carloss on Lake Fausse Point State Park. That sighting was later confirmed with DNA analysis from scat found at the site.

The department receives many calls reporting sightings of cougars throughout Louisiana. The vast majority of these reports cannot be verified due to the very nature of a sighting. These animals can move through an area and leave little or no evidence to be found. Many of the calls are found to be cases of mistaken identity. Dog tracks make up the majority of the evidence submitted by those reporting cougar sightings. Other animals commonly mistaken for cougars are bobcats and house cats, usually seen from a distance or in varying shades of light.

The significant lack of physical evidence leads the department to conclude that Louisiana does not have an established, breeding population of cougars. In states that have verified small populations of cougars, physical evidence can readily be found in the form of tracks, cached deer kills, scat and road kills. The recent occurrences of cougars in Louisiana may be young animals dispersing from existing populations in west Texas. An expanding population in west Texas can produce dispersing individual cougars that move into suitable habitat in Louisiana. Young males are known to disperse from their birthplace and travel hundreds of miles seeking their own territories.

Cougars that occur in Louisiana are protected under state and federal law. Penalties for taking a cougar in Louisiana may include up to one year in jail and/or a $100,000 fine. Anyone with any information regarding the taking of a cougar should call LA Operation Game Thief, inc. at 1-800-442-2511. Callers may remain anonymous and may receive a cash reward.

To report verifiable sightings of cougars containing physical evidence such as photos, tracks and/or scat please call Maria Davidson at 337-948-0255 or your nearest LDWF Region office at: Minden 318-371-3050 Monroe 318-343-4044 Pineville 318-487-5885 Ferriday 318-757-4571 Lake Charles 337-491-2575 Opelousas 337-948-0255 Baton Rouge 225-765-2360.

For more information, please contact Maria Davidson at 337-948-0255. 2008-291

October 14, 2008 at 10:16pm
A comment titled: NICE!!!!!!! in response to a report titled: First Crossbow Kill

Good Job. Nice doe. Always remember, doe meat is better than NO meat.

October 07, 2008 at 9:00pm
A comment titled: Corn $$$ in response to a report titled: deer feeding in mississippi

With corn prices going up, I am sure it's still going to be your best deal on feed.

June 16, 2008 at 10:51pm
A comment titled: Cut-um in response to a report titled: deer feeding in mississippi

I AGREE!!!!!!!! Some people just can't mind there own business.

June 16, 2008 at 6:20pm
A comment titled: Cry Baby Rob!!!!!!!!! in response to a report titled: deer feeding in mississippi

You hunt like you want.
I will hunt like I want.

Happy Trails.

June 15, 2008 at 10:51pm
A comment titled: Just a guess in response to a report titled: big-6

3 1/2 to 4 1/2 years old. Hard to say without seeing his body. Nice deer. Good to see a kid in the mix, hunter orange shirt, good deal keep them safe.

June 10, 2008 at 1:10pm
A comment titled: Also in response to a report titled: deer feeding in mississippi

Can't put corn in feeder from Oct 1st thur Dec 1st. But after that you can put corn for the rest of the season. Feeder has to be out of your line of sight, not the feed just the feeder. I will put a fish feeder on mine that way it will shoot feed out 25' on my plot and the feeder will be in the woods out of sight. This is legal. I'v already checked. I will use soybeans for Oct-Dec1.

June 10, 2008 at 8:48am
A comment titled: From MDWF hope this helps in response to a report titled: deer feeding in mississippi

Frequently asked questions

Public Notice Number W-3796 (Supplemental Feeding of White-tailed Deer)

1) What is a Complete Pelletized Ration?

Complete Pelletized Ration is a feed mixture in the form of a pellet that is nutritionally adequate for deer and containing at least 16% crude protein, crude fat, crude fiber, vitamins, minerals, and does not contain any animal byproducts. (Examples of Complete Pelletized Rations: Milk Flow Dairy pellets, Purina Antler Max, Sportsmans Choice Record Rack, Red Head On-Track Premium Feed, Antler King ® Pelleted Deer and Elk Feed)

2) How far do I have to be from a feeder during hunting season?

Hunters must be at least 100 yards from a feeder that contains feed. Additionally, the feeder may not be in the hunterÂ’s line of sight.

3) What is “within the line of sight”? What does this mean?

Within the line of sight means being hidden from view by natural vegetation or naturally occurring terrain features. For example: The feeder is behind a dense clump of trees; the feeder is over a hill; a mound has been pushed in a field and the feeder is behind the mound.

4) Since feeders within the curtilage of the home are exempt from the regulations, does this mean I can shoot a deer under a feeder in my back yard?

No. This would be illegal because it is illegal to hunt with the aid of bait.

5) Why do I have to use an above ground covered feeder?

This is so the feed will not sit on the ground in piles. When feed is piled on the ground there is more opportunity for moisture to come in contact with the feed which can cause it to mold and sour.

6) Then why can I use a spin cast feeder? They allow feed to touch the ground.

Yes they do allow feed to come in contact with the ground, but the feed is distributed in a manner so it is not piled. Deer can remove most of the feed the feeder distributes each time it turns on. This will reduce the likelihood that the feed with mold or sour.

7) Why do I have to put my feeder 100 yards away from my property line?

This is primarily to reduce conflict between adjoining landowners, lease holders, and hunt clubs.

8) Why canÂ’t put a feeder on public land?

Once again this is to reduce conflict between hunters. If feeding were allowed on public land, a hunter who put up a feeder could “claim” that area as their hunting area. Also, it would be extremely difficult to know where all of the feeders were located on public land. Due to this, you could be hunting in violation and not know it.

June 10, 2008 at 8:39am
A comment titled: Snaper in response to a report titled: Grand Isle

Not bad for a group of city boys. The guy on the right of this picture is a well known race car driver. The second guy from the left he blows for a living (insulation).

August 03, 2005 at 6:44am
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