Dave Moreland, in charge of deer management for Louisiana, recommends a number of public areas. For bowhunters, the Tensas River NWR looks good. Muzzleloaders should try the Lake Ophelia NWR. For modern gun deer, some of the best WMAs are Jackson Bienville, Red River, Three Rivers, Sherburne and Union. Contact: Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (225-765-2346; www.wlf.state.la.us).