"Because of the summer rains we've received, we should have better fawn recruitment," added Durham.
Despite their recent hardships, half a million deer still roam the Bayou State. After harvesting a deer, a hunter has seven days to validate the kill using the toll free validation phone number (866-484-4805) or the web link: www.la.wildlifelicense.com. This year a live operator will take your harvest information.
Look no further than the Mississippi Delta to find quality public hunting land. Deer Management Areas like Big Lake, Buckhorn, and Dewey Mills and Yancey are just a few deer hunting hotspots. Depending on where you're hunting, the rut occurs anywhere from early October to mid-December. Consult a local biologist to get Intel on when the rut will hit in your region.