I attended the March 15 th Meeting in Shreveport, LA. We had a good turnout. I chose to speak as it was a Town Hall Forum. I support a tagging system as it allows Hunters who have either small or no leases to Hunt Deer with the Hunter that may have doe tags for the whole season through our Deer Management Assistance Program. Another point I made to the audience was that with everything that our Wildlife and Fisheries tries to do is tied to the mighty dollar and yet we hunt for 4 months for what one night out with the wife cost! I suggested that the cost of license be reviewed and increased...do you know that I got an applause! A lot of the hunters had agendas like doing away with dog hunting or doe days...mostly emotional statements that were self serving, instead of statements meant to advance the Tagging Issue. John
Winter is tough on whitetails, that is an accepted fact.
You can help the quality of your herd by providing winter plots - that are not necessarily designed as kill plots.
Having what I call green plots - that the deer can browse in when most of the other food is gone, can greatly benefit the deer herd when they need it most.
Come December - at least in our area of the south - most of the mast is gone, all of the crops were long harvested and this green browse can really make the difference for...