Getting ready for deer season

Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 8:52am

Can you smell it in the air? Deer hunting season is just around the corner.

The season begins on October 1st for archery, October 13th for youth firearms, October 20th for primitive arms and October 27th for modern firearms.

Jeffrey Taverner of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, remembers the first time his dad took him hunting, and hopes that other people will pass on the memories on hunting to their kids.

But you can't go hunting without the perfect gear, and Michaels Men's and Sporting in Homer, has everything that an avid hunter could want. From a gun that might be able to be customized with purple and gold to a deer stand that looks just like a tree trunk.

If a hunter doesn't want to wait for the gun season to open, there have been many technological advances with crossbows in the past few years, making them extremely accurate.

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries think it will be an excellent hunting season, and want everyone to have a good time, but still stay safe.

They remind hunters to wear hunter's orange, wear safety harnesses in elevated stands, and also leave a hunt plan of where you will be going and when you plan on returning.

And of course... there are a few regulations for hunting.

  • There is a daily limit of one antlered and one antlerless deer per day where legal, and a season limit of three antlered and 3 antlerless.
  • All hunters, regardless of age must get tags.
  • Every hunter must tag and deer harvest immediately upon harvest. Than can be done by calling in or going online to report the harvest.
  • A link to more rules and regulations can be found at the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries website, or by clicking here.
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