December 29, 2010 at 1:34am
I have hunting privlages on some property in Baton Rouge. Two years ago we found a tresspasser had set up a ground blind and climbing stand location on the property. We removed the stand from the tree and removed the ground blind. Last year we found the tree stand in the exact same tree. I removed the stand and took it with me. I left a note on the tree for the owner of the stand to call me if they wanted the stand back. Several days later I recieved a call about the stand. I politely explained that the property is private and that he did not have permission to be on the property for any reason. He agreed(so he said) to not hunt the property anymore. So I returned the stand to the property line and he retrieved it. Well fast forward another year. Monday morning I was sitting on my stand when I hear a shot from behind me. At the time I was thinking it was from the property next door. After sometime another shot rang out. So later when I got down off my stand and retrieving my atv I decided to ride the woods. Low and behold I find fresh blood and a drag trail off the property. Coming back towards my atv I start looking for evidence of a stand location. When I find corn all over the place. Then a game camera and then find the very same stand from the last several years. I know this because I marked the stand in a way only I would know. The same person once again tresspassing and killing deer on property he has no permission to be on. So my question is what should I do about this? Call the LDWF and press charges? Sheriff for tresspassing? What?