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Old December 12th, 2010
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Was hunting back in the swamp this morning and noticed movement in the water to my left. It was a slough and I thought it was a mink at first then I thought it was a beaver or nutria. I look a little closer and it appears to be an otter and 3 of them. I didn't think the water was deep enough for them to swim but there they were just a swimming away.

You just never know what your going to bring back when you go hunting in Louisiana. What a experience.
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I saw 3 earlier this year hopping along on dry land....and as far as I know there was no water within a half mile.
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Do they all hang out in groups of 3? We have 3 that have taken up residency in our pond. They are very interesting to watch.
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Had one scare the bejeasus out of me a few years back while tree rat huntin. I came up to a little water hole in the swamp, and obviousle I got too close to her nest (or burrow or whatever) All I know is that there was this growl scream and it charged out of no where. It happened quick and I shot off a round and she did a 180 and jumped into the water. Had to check myself after that. I know I didn't shoot it just in the general direction.
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there payin good money for Otter Pelts!!! was like $85 a pelt couple yrs ago
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They were bigger than I thought. I guess it's a family, mom dad and child. I asked a guy I hunt with if we had otters and he said nothing would surprise him in the swamps of LA.
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I hunt the swamps in the basin and see them regularly. Funny bout the groups of three cause if I'm not mistaken thats what was in my group last year. I Used to see atleast a couple of them every hunt. Swimming along right under my stand.
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i have seen em in the swamps a few times. in pearl river and in maurepaus area
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I have so many of those suckers on my lease I named it Otter Creek Hunting Club. Every so often we see piles of wood duck feathers floating down the creek. Im thinking they get one once in a while.
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We used to have a few that would hang out by a bridge in the state canal near Melville.

My bow hunting spot was in the woods about 100 yards away, on a old dry slough bottom with just a little mud hole in front of me.
One early afternoon I could hear something coming through the woods fast. I stood up had the old PSE at ready and hear comes this big *** otter jumping through the woods. Otter went straight to the mud whole and starting playing in it.
Being from Louisiana I thought about shooting it but then I really didnt know if it was legal or not. And not having a cell phone or BB probably about 12 years ago I couldn't check.

Was a good hunt. And even to this day still usually have otters in this spot on the canal.
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