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  • Hunted Leaf River WMA hard Mon,Tues,Wed 1/6-1/8 and saw nothing but ICE. Saw a few small scrapes and rubs, but nothing moving. Going back all week starting Monday. Rut should be starting soon.

    January 10, 2014 at 2:22pm

    With a friend of mine (Steven Rogers) watching super bowl when he got a call about a hunter who shot himself. Steven is a volunteer with the Janice Fire Dept. Apparently a hunter was lowering a 50 cal muzzeloader, but forgot to take out primer when it went off striking him in upper arm. The bullet also struck the cable on deer stand taking it out too. I know they finally got him down, but not sure if he survived. Just wandering if anybody out there new him and how he's doing. Steven said there were multiple agencies at the scene, its great to know we have people around when you get in trouble. I hunt alone frequently and realize how bad something can turn out. Great job to all involved.

    February 08, 2013 at 12:08pm

    Killed a doe last week in Leaf RIver WMA. All four hoofs were sloughing and she looked very poor. No fat on the meat when we cleaned her. Her hair was thinning also. My first encounter with this. I checked her in and left one of her legs with the jaw bone. Not much deer movement last week, mostly in morning.

    December 27, 2012 at 8:58am

    Just hunted 6 straight days. Saw one buck and no doe. It's like rut just stopped. No new signs. Usually deer chasing hard this time of year. Weather horrible all week. High 73 all week. Really frustrated. Can't believe weather would make that impact. I spent 3 days all day in stand, didn't see a deer. Even wearing scent lock, so you know I was hot. Anybody hunting this area? My buddy killed 8 point last Saturday. So they are moving some.

    January 26, 2012 at 4:15pm

    Anyone seeing deer chasing in Leaf River. Buddies telling me they seeing a lot of scrapes. Peak rut isn't expected till Mid/Late January.

    January 01, 2012 at 3:36pm

    Hunted all last week and only found a few small scrapes. Anyone seeing doe chasing in southeast Perry County?
    I've read that years with low acorn production will also cause fewer scrapes? I found acorn production was lower this year than last. So, is it too early in the rut to see a lot of scrapes, or have they started already and there are just going to be fewer scrapes?
    Full moon is this week January 19th. I plan to hunt all that week. Hope they start chasing.
    I missed a buck last year chasing a doe on Feb 5th. Was this the peak rut, or was he chasing a doe that didn't get bred during the middle of the month?
    Last week Leaf river had 111 deer checked in, 95 were does. I hope this helps us, makes the bucks have to move around a little more to find does.
    Good luck to all on last week of season.

    January 16, 2011 at 10:42am
    A comment titled: No Rut in response to a report titled: Southern Rut

    No rut in Leaf River WMA this past week. Few small scrapes and rubs, but no movement for me. I spent 12 hrs in a stand this wednesday and saw nothing at all.

    January 10, 2014 at 2:25pm
    A comment titled: Urgent in response to a report titled: another mississippi tom down

    Mr. Lott please give me a call 337-849-8473. I think someone stole your identity. I worried they may have access to your personal information.

    April 07, 2011 at 10:08am
    A comment titled: Someone is using your email in response to a report titled: finally,scored big buck

    Mr. Lott I just got a email from you asking for $3000.00 because you are stranded in the United Kingdom. You need to check your bank statements and emails someone may have stole your identity. Feel free to call me 337-849-8473.

    April 07, 2011 at 10:06am
    A comment titled: Rut just starting in response to a report titled: Perry County Rut?

    Shot 8 point with my 45-70 using Hornady Ballistic tip. Deer walked off hurt. Could not find one drop of blood, or the deer. There were 2 bucks, looked like twins, both young and both walking with a doe. I think the rut is just heating up. Going back for 1st week in Feb. . Saw 20 deer this past week, but only 4 bucks and none were chasing does.

    January 23, 2011 at 8:54am
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