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Bonnet care spillway deer or hog hunting

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Has anyone ever hunted deer or hogs in the spillway and been successful?
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Re: Bonnet care spillway deer or hog hunting
Make sure you study the regulations. It is Corps land and has more restrictions on hunting than WMAs. I am pretty sure rifles are not allowed. All the deer and hog hunting will be between the lake and Airline Hwy. A boat will help. But it is not all access, there are restricted areas. Again read the regs.
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Re: Bonnet care spillway deer or hog hunting
I am aware of all the regulations I have my permit and everything else I need and you can use shotgun (buckshot) or bow only.. I live in Laplace so the spillway is the closest wma to me I don’t know to much about Maurepas swamp I’ve heard about people killing deer and hogs but never really found out if it’s any good out there.. and do you think I would really need a boat?
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Re: Bonnet care spillway deer or hog hunting
Spillway is a good place to hunt, but like any place, you must put time scouting. I like the Northwest area, and don't be afraid to hunt the more wet areas, even areas where you need waders, as these big bucks don't mind it at all and it's a safe spot for them.

Maurepas is great, but you'll have a lot of fun pulling a deer out for a quarter mile! Also, Joyce WMA is good, but about the toughest place on earth to hunt. Not talking about the area right off of North Pass, but north of Owl Bayou where you'll basically stay in your pirogue until you get in the tree. Cannot walk it, you'll be over your waders in a second. Learned the hard way when I was young, I've pulled myself out of many holes by clinging to branches of trees, and it's friggin' scary. You wanna kill a deer in Joyce, find a fresh rub and hunt it 3-4 days in a row.

Good Luck!
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