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i am looking to lease some area 200-500 acres for deer, small game and turkey hunting within 1.5 hrs of BTR. have been in East feliciana near st helena but deer hunting has not been good. hunting with sons and dad; anybody have any leads? thanks.

January 28, 2012 at 9:08am

i think we did find one coyote on a camera recently.
the deer come to one of my feeders on a pipeline at night only but do not dare step out at any time during the day.
the other 2 feeders have hogs and the deer are steering clear.
what i am hearing here is:
1. its an off year; too many acorns for movement, hot, etc.
2. hogs and coyotes need to be thinned.
3. E. Feliciana off hwy 10 has a lower deer density to begin with than areas to the west and closer to the river.

It sounds like i can make an improvement by thinning the hogs and coyotes, then keep feeding through winter and try another year there VS move to an area where there are more deer. I am leaning towards the latter at this point. My dad has been in the stand 12 times and seen 0 deer.

January 23, 2012 at 7:17pm

we are on a lease in an area b/w clinton and greensburg off LA 10. we have cutover, woods and pine, along with creekbeds. we have some pics of deer at night but the numbers seem to be low. out of probably 80 times in the stand total(b/w 3 hunters we have seen deer about 10 times and harvested 3 total.

that seems low to me.
is that area not good?
is the density of deer lower there than in SW MS.
thinking of trying to move to another place with more deer......

also, there are a lot of hogs, fwiw.

January 19, 2012 at 2:10pm
A comment titled: wma in response to a report titled: Cat Island and Tunica Hills

i am wondering same about these 2. any experience?

January 28, 2012 at 9:06am
A comment titled: nice buck in response to a report titled: Last evening buck

very nice deer Jacob! I bet you were fired up!

January 28, 2012 at 9:02am
A comment titled: few deer in response to a report titled: cant find deer in east feliciana parish

I hunted our lease again yesterday afternoon and we did see 2 deer; first deer in over a month. They were several hundred yards down the power line on a adjacent owners property but at least they were deer! any more thoughts on that area? should we throw in the towel and move?

January 28, 2012 at 9:01am
A comment titled: big deer in response to a report titled: Dad's Buck

where in east feliciana was it?
we have been hunting off why 10 b/w clinton and greensburg and seeing very few deer this year on 200 acres with cutover and amite river frontage

January 23, 2012 at 8:31pm
A comment titled: cat in response to a report titled: cant find deer in east feliciana parish

this is a picture from one of my trail cams.
excuse quality
had to take pic of the pic but i wonder if bobcats are an issue for the deer herd

January 21, 2012 at 8:38am
A comment titled: No deer in response to a report titled: cant find deer in east feliciana parish

I think there are a lot of small land owners and hunting, which is part of it. Have not seen a coyote or have any pics of one but the hogs are out of control. Also, there is a large bobcat on the land. Maybe he is making a dent?

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