New Bear Season in Louisiana

Discussion in 'Sportsman's Paradise' started by red55, Aug 18, 2014.

  1. red55

    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

    This mornings paper mentioned that some hunters and a certain politician are trying to re-instate a bear season in Louisiana. There are only about 500 bears in Louisiana and they have been endangered for decades. They have had a slight recovery in recent years as habitat corridors established for them seems to be working. But already someone wants to change their status and allow hunting.

    No way we should be hunting bears in Louisiana. If you want to hunt bears, go to Canada where they are plentiful.
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  2. Bengal B

    Bengal B Founding Member

    In the past I have spent a lot of time in the Atchafalaya Spillway where they had released some black bears to propagate the species. I have seen all sorts of wild animals but I have never once seen a bear out there. I heard that a lot of them were brought from Minnesota and a lot of them found their way back there. If there are only 500 bears it would be insane to allow hunting them. It would be like hunting whooping cranes.
  3. titoabad1

    titoabad1 Contributing Member

    Here in Avoyelles parish we see quite a few of them. A lot of hunters have lost feeders, cameras etc to bears. I think that may have a lot to do with the push for a hunting season. I am not interested in hunting them. Had some bear cooked for me once, I do not consider it fit to eat, therefore I won't hunt em.
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  4. red55

    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

    There are enough bears being poached in Louisiana already, without a hunt. I know that there is a bear hide in my uncle's hunting camp and he damn sure never hunts out of Louisiana.
  5. LSUDad

    LSUDad Senior Member

    My friends and relatives live on Avery Island, they have a few there. I agree Red, not enough to be hunting
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  6. lsutiga

    lsutiga TF Pubic Relations

    I agree we shouldn't hunt them. I'm shocked there are enough to even consider it.

    I edited out the other part in case you accept my advise. I wouldn't post that. LDWF have a net force and could pick that up and it could cost nonk.
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  7. red55

    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

    Hearsay from an anonymous internet character.

    If they can find him, he deserves it. He's been hunting deer out of season his entire life and he's about 80.
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  8. Bengal B

    Bengal B Founding Member

    If you see it on the Internet it's got to be true
  9. COTiger

    COTiger 2010 Bowl Pick 'Em Champ

    Or Alaska. Many years ago when I was on active duty in the Air Force we were in a truck north of Fairbanks and had to stop to allow a gigantic grizzly to cross the road. I had a bowel movement shortly thereafter.

    I know. Too much information. :D
  10. lsutiga

    lsutiga TF Pubic Relations

    Yeah, a great lead. Anonymous can be a bitch. Ask this guy.

    And an IP address can make it non hearsay in a hurry.

    But hey, knock yourself out.

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