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Turkey Hunting The Most Challenging Game

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I don’t doubt that hogs contribute to the problem, but each geographical area has its specific problems. I agree hogs are a major fault.

I layed out what i know about Tangi, St Tamm, & some of Wash. parishes.

Now, Tensas, from 2000 to 06, i had a blast. Times hunting turkey i will always reminisce. Man i was on them big time. Then came the big messy select cuts, and the hogs. It has never recovered.
I've been hunting my lease in East Feliciana since 1984. We were infested with turkeys. No problem limiting out every year. Everything changed in 2010 when the woods were select cut. It got so thick you couldn't walk through, much less the turkeys. The hogs showed up that same year and the turkey population has gone down every year.
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You must have come in Custom Guns at one time.
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My first experience with Turkeys happened in East Feliciana parish while Deer hunting back in '85. I was quietly walking down a dirt road and when I came around a bend in the road, 2 monster size hens [?] took off flying 10 feet from me. I was not sure who was more surprised at this encounter?
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I hunted lease's and 'publics land were had birds then here come's the
logging and cut trees destroyed the habitat. I am a NWTF member .
The NWTF does more of the turkey population than Louisiana than the
La. Wildlife & Fisheries. In some area of the state flooding and hogs is a major problem.
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You would think the NWTF would take notice of so many sloppy select cutting practices effecting turkeys, and assert their influence to “ clean up” cut areas pristine, branches, etc, level ruts, etc
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I was raised just south of Montpelier in Livingston Parish. Family place is on the Tickfaw River.
I took second place in one of the Tri-parish calling contests when I was just a High School kid in the 80's.
I moved off to college at Louisiana Tech in Ruston and stayed up there after graduation. I chased birds in the Winn, Caney and Corney Ranger Districts of the Kisatchie National Forest and lived for several years when I first started teaching within the boundaries of the now nonexistent Jackson-Bienville WMA.
I moved to southwest Missouri 21 years ago and haven't been back to hunt Louisiana more than a half dozen times and I dont know if I ever will again. It is a sad state of affairs back home in regards to Turkey hunting.
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You remember Custom Guns in Hammond? We chopped many a 1100’s ? Just having been in that era hunting, man turkeys were everywhere.
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I remember a lot of guys having work done on guns in the area back then at a place in Hammond. I was just a high school kid and any extra cash I had would have been used paying for gas and chasing girls all over Livingston, St.Helena and Tangipahoa Parishes. Lol
Dated one girl from Independence area and got scared when I realized her family had mafia connections!
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You go to the Beach Club ? Brown Door ? So long ago.
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