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WL&F should seriously consider shutting down the upcoming deer season in the areas affected by the GREAT FLOOD OF 2016. I have hunted all my life but I think we should sit this one out. Fawns are dropping as we speak and i'm not a biologist but I would think they need dry land for survival. Blue tongue and other diseases I would assume will wipe out a large number of the population also due to overcrowding. I'm sure this probably will go on deaf ears due to economic impact and certain individuals desire to kill, but does anyone else even remotely agree with me?

August 14, 2016 at 7:04pm

Anybody else think Area 6 and 9 deer season dates need to change?

August 19, 2015 at 7:51pm

Sam Hamilton, the former director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, called

invasive species 'probably the single greatest threat in our country to our native wildlife.' This is what happened to the game especially wintering ducks in southern Iberville Parish. Read the full report ON INVASIVE SPECIES from The Louisiana Sportsman homepage.

June 16, 2015 at 6:59pm

Mr. Larry Reynolds are anyone who has hunted south farms this year how was the first few weeks and how do the ponds look? I got picked for the lottery hunt on the second split and was just wondering. Any info is greatly appreciated.

December 05, 2014 at 3:30pm

Anybody with any reports from south farms? How do the ponds look and did anybody hunt it for the opener?

November 22, 2014 at 5:54pm

Saw two woodcocks today on different ends of the lease I can't remember seeing them this early in the year since I was a kid. Looks like it will be a brutal winter which I have no problem with. Started noticing Robin's about a week ago which seems early also.

November 21, 2014 at 7:30pm

The real hunting season begins in about 1 hr.

October 04, 2014 at 5:37am

Anybody have any maps of the proposed areas of still hunting only for Iberville parish I couldn't find anything on LWF's website. Thanks

April 10, 2014 at 9:28pm

Hello fellow sportsman I am in need of a new shotgun for ducks I have narrowed it down to Benelli or Browning and want be swayed from the two. I know the Benelli SBE2 is proven but has anyone hunted with the new A5 because I have my dads 1953 version and used it as a kid to hunt with no problems and if the SBE is not hands down way better I would like to give the new A5 a chance. All opinions will be appreciated but please don't comment on any other brands as it will be one of the two I have listed that will be purchased. Thanks

December 25, 2013 at 9:25am

Mr. Larry Reynolds with the last few cold fronts how are the South Farm ponds looking. I got picked for the opener lottery hunt and was just wondering have the numbers picked up since the last time you commented. Hope to see you Saturday.

November 15, 2012 at 1:40pm

Does anybody know if nutria eat Salvania?

September 30, 2012 at 7:43am

Any word from the south farms of Sherburne how are the ducks looking and have pit blinds been installed any information is greatly appreciated.

November 26, 2011 at 10:02am

Fellow hunter's I have been selected for the lottery hunt in Sherbune at the beginning of Dec. and (my buddy) on new years eve I was wondering do we need large decoy spreads mojo's and waders? Also this may be a crazy question ,but do you think the flood helped the hunting out by flushing the ponds of bad vegetation etc..? Thanks for any responses they are greatly appreciated.

October 22, 2011 at 4:38am

Made this bad cast in March and interesting things happend.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDlKtCQqGKM&feature=youtube_gdata_player

August 26, 2011 at 8:34pm

Question for the waterfowl hunters I am interested in a new auto 12 gauge for the upcoming season chambered in 3 inch with a 28 inch barrel. I am thinking and leaning heavily to the Franchi I 12 ,but will consider the Browning Silver as well as the Berreta have any of you had any dealings with the Franchi all comments will be appreciated. P.S. I hunt timber mainly and have zero use for 3 1/2 inch chamber so no Binelli for me Thanks guys

July 28, 2011 at 1:05pm

Me Michael and Larry had the pleasure to stay and hunt at the Bin There Hunting Lodge on Monday and Tuesday in Welsh. We didnt fill our limits on geese or ducks, but we had a great time and the guides Preston, Mr. Mike and Dave where top notch as well as the camp. I am looking forward to going back and would recommend this guide service to other hunters.

November 17, 2010 at 5:42pm

Anybody do any good in Welsh this weekend?

November 14, 2010 at 11:58am

Hey guys I was wondering if any of you have any experience with slug guns? I will be getting a H&R 20 gauge from Santa Clause. I think this will be a good swamp gun where tracking may not be necessary. Any input would be appreciated.

November 05, 2010 at 4:41am

Man them swamp people back to unsafe acts again shooting gators in the boat that bullet could ricochet and hit a near by perch jerker.

October 26, 2010 at 9:09pm

Anybody else think that feeding deer ( because it makes deer nocturnal ) and an uncontrolable hog problem will lead to the resurgence of dog hunting? I think the day is near when seeing deer in the daylight is over.

October 21, 2010 at 9:29pm
A comment titled: Re: Coon damage in response to a report titled: Coon damage

Hopefully not a cowardly hunter in your area. My Kiefer pear trees felt the pain of such a despicable act.

9 hours ago
A comment titled: Re: SHUT IT DOWN!!! in response to a report titled: SHUT IT DOWN!!!

Well the numbers are in and as I figured the flood had a negative impact on the season. Area #9 was way down compared to recent years. Not many yearlings running around either. Maybe next year. Oh wait i forgot about the yearlings.

February 01 at 8:31pm
A comment titled: Re: SHUT IT DOWN!!! in response to a report titled: SHUT IT DOWN!!!

#9

August 17, 2016 at 1:25pm
A comment titled: Re: SHUT IT DOWN!!! in response to a report titled: SHUT IT DOWN!!!

Let me backup on this post and do something I should have done from the get go. I am not trying by any means to undermine or belittle the human devastation which has occurred recently from this historic event. I hope the people viewing this made it through this terrible event with as much fortune as I have. I strongly feel the need to report on this now rather than later when there will be no evidence to support my claims. Huck I went to the lease today. I found a few fawns on the shoulder of the highway and they surely weren't frolicking. I'm sure if a car doesn't get them a coyote will. If this water doesn't drop fast and I mean SUPER fast all fawns may be lost in my area!!! I didn't make it very far today and will do a little more investigating tomorrow. I stayed mainly on the main roads and don't want to push the interior because I fear I may do more damage than good by disturbing the few high spots I know of. I will check in later stay safe out there and my condolences go out to those affected by this terrible event.

August 17, 2016 at 12:49pm
A comment titled: Re: Arm is killing me in response to a report titled: Arm is killing me

Probably using muscles you haven't used before. Keep shooting should get better before Oct. LOL. No seriously hopefully its just a strain or something simple.

April 20, 2016 at 7:18am
A comment titled: Re: gnat spray in response to a report titled: gnat spray

VANILLA LACE OR AMBER ROMANCE lotion from Victoria's secret. You will smell like a female, but I promise you a gnat will not get within five feet of you.

March 29, 2016 at 6:49pm
A comment titled: Re: Help with trout guide in response to a report titled: Help with trout guide

Captain Kim for sure!!!

March 22, 2016 at 2:59pm
A comment titled: Re: Yonder it comes in response to a report titled: Yonder it comes

Thanks for the education vicious.

March 11, 2016 at 12:43pm
A comment titled: Re: Yonder it comes in response to a report titled: Yonder it comes

Couldn't have asked for a better time for this rain. The woods are starting to green up and the moisture will provide whitetails with vegetation that is super high in protein. The biggest factor to good horn development is moisture level in the spring. Thank you Mother Nature!!

March 11, 2016 at 10:43am
A comment titled: Re: Hightower in response to a report titled: Hightower

Awesome buck congrats! I will take height over spread any day.

December 10, 2015 at 6:42pm
A comment titled: Re: Poor hunting in response to a report titled: Poor hunting

JMO hunting has become a who can put out the most feed sport (which I am guilty of). Back when my club could still run dog's we saw way more deer than now. The difference is instead of pallets of dog food there are now pallets of rice brand in there place. I don't think the number of deer has decreased. I think its more of a problem of feeding them to the point that they become completely nocturnal. I'm in no means saying I prefer dog hunting versus still hunting. I can only report what my boots on the ground have observed. We kill roughly the same amount of deer now than we did when we where dog hunting. However I will say that when we ran dog's the group would kill larger bucks on average than we do now. Because one things for sure nocturnal or not when he goes to stinking he becomes vulnerable to a hounds nose.

November 10, 2015 at 6:48pm
A comment titled: Re: Small Area Hunting in response to a report titled: Small Area Hunting

Soybeans are very high in protein and will add body weight as well as antler mass. They are also very good for lactating doe's. I keep a bossbuck feeder full from March until September and they eat roughly 350 pounds per month. The squirrels get some, but the coons refuse to eat them. I tried actual protein feed and the coons loved those pellets more than corn. Good luck

October 05, 2015 at 8:55pm
A comment titled: Re: First Buck With A Bow in response to a report titled: First Buck With A Bow

Beautiful deer congrats

October 05, 2015 at 2:29pm
A comment titled: Re: Small Area Hunting in response to a report titled: Small Area Hunting

Soybeans

October 05, 2015 at 4:49am
A comment titled: Re: Salvania in response to a report titled: Salvania

The only good thing that ever came from Brazil is the BUTT LIFT.

Gutter Thoughts

October 01, 2015 at 6:13am
A comment titled: Re: Best choice squirrel gun in response to a report titled: Best choice squirrel gun

16 gauge full choke for me personally

September 26, 2015 at 9:39pm
A comment titled: Re: AREA 6/9 in response to a report titled: AREA 6/9

Bayou Wild i rarely sit in a box stand. I was simply stating that with a bumper acorn crop it is basically impossible to single out a feed tree. I agree it is good for the deer but IMO the month of November and the first two weeks of December are useless for hunting in my neck of the woods. To each his own good luck this season!! Changes to the season dates hopefully coming soon.

September 03, 2015 at 6:06pm
A comment titled: Re: Walking Tall in response to a report titled: Walking Tall

Nice!!! They do that where i hunt too only there spikes lol

September 03, 2015 at 6:32am
A comment titled: Re: AREA 6/9 in response to a report titled: AREA 6/9

Acorns everywhere! Another useless November and early December season on the way.

August 31, 2015 at 7:54pm
A comment titled: Re: AREA 6/9 in response to a report titled: AREA 6/9

Tuff while i disagree with you about the dogs (i dont hunt with them anymore but know people who do )i do agree with you about the season being pushed back.JB i too have seen spotted fawns mid December.I think archery should open the last week of September and go to the last day of February with bucks only until mid October like it is currently setup. Rifle season should be open for the thanksgiving holidays and close until the week before or of Christmas (depending on when Christmas day is ) and go to the last day of February also. The so called primitive season should be abolished as this is only a way for the state to sale an additional license. These are just my thoughts on the matter. I would take less days during a more productive time if possible.

August 20, 2015 at 8:08am
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