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I'm from SE Louisiana but never been hunting before. I finished the training & think I have everything I need. Was going to hunt either Maurepas Swamp or Joyce from a canoe. But I've not scouted those areas before and want to stay safe during hunting season. Is anyone interested in taking out a first time hunter to show him the ropes? I hunt for food only, not a trophy hunter.
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Re: First time hunter
How old are you? Would you consider hunting other areas besides the ones you listed?
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I'm 43. And yes I would hunt other areas.
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I saw that either-sex weekend is over for deer. I'm assuming the chances of seeing a spike are much lower. Might target hogs instead. Probably during a weekday. Or is it usually best to stay out of the woods during deer season if you're not targeting deer?
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its still either sex in other areas (archery though i think and primitive later) like sherburne and as far as staying out of the woods...if its public land,you can go out there whenever you like as long as you legal,sure other hunters might not like it but they dont own the land..just be respectful of the guys you might run into...if you see someone setup,stop and go back the other way and use scent control.
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one thing to add...if you decide to do joyce and maurepas...better have a pair of waders and thermacell. For your first hunting experience you picked probably the hardest area to hunt in the state of Louisiana. Ive scouted it a little bit myself and decided i didnt want the headache. There are big deer out there from what i hear though,just be ready to work.
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I'm more of a duck hunter than a deer hunter. I chased them hard for a long time and will back up what the guy above me said. Usually hunters will flash their light at you if you are getting too close. If that happens, walk away quietly and try to disturb as little as possible. I never messed around with Joyce but sherburne can get pretty rough.
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