Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited a Monroe man on Feb. 15 for criminal damage to property, intentional littering, hunting deer out of season and leaving a deer stand in hunting position on Ouachita Wildlife Management Area.
Many readers of Happy Trails no doubt also read my additional article last month in the January issue of Mississippi Sportsman titled Hinds County Hunter Bags Monster Buck. Well, there is a little more to that story than what you read on those pages.
Last October, Ben Larriviere watched a big-bodied, wide-racked 8-point walk in front of his lock-on stand in Avoyelles Parish for almost 30 minutes, but decided to pass on arrowing the big deer from only 20 yards.
Jim Spano quickly went from considering some of New Orleans’ best crawfish hotspots to contemplating his own delectable venison recipes last Friday morning when a big 11-pointer suddenly appeared before him on a 120-acre lease near Quitman, Miss.
Louisiana is one of the sleeper states in terms of producing big bucks. While places like Kansas and Illinois get all the limelight, Bayou State hunters know there are some real giants roaming our forests.