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State Trad Bowhunting Orgs => LOUISIANA - Louisiana Traditional Bowmen => Topic started by: wislnwings on February 20, 2011, 08:30:00 AM

Title: Hog Hunting
Post by: wislnwings on February 20, 2011, 08:30:00 AM
Ok, so my hunting lease has hogs on it.  Problem has been that we only have nightime movement on camera and I've only seen one during daylight all deer season.  So I just got around to reading through the new nightime hog hunting regulations and see that its not legal to bowhunt them at night.  I see where I can get an additional free permit to use more firepower, as in high power rifle, but we're not allowed to bowhunt them.   Dissappointing.  I have no interest in shooting them with a rifle and can't think of a reason why bowhunting them would be any more dangerous than a highpower rifle at night.  Any ideas why this would be?
Title: Re: Hog Hunting
Post by: BowPlinker on February 21, 2011, 10:00:00 AM
Because its stupid that why... any idiot knows HIGH POWERED rifles are much safer to use at night than a bow and arrow...geezee  :smileystooges:
Title: Re: Hog Hunting
Post by: wislnwings on February 21, 2011, 01:38:00 PM
It's sad that the state would rather trust me to shoot at night with a rifle that can launch a bullet several thousand feet per second and travel over a mile, but doesn't trust me to shoot an arrow at under 200 fps and travels a few hundred yards.
Title: Re: Hog Hunting
Post by: trip on February 21, 2011, 01:59:00 PM
Have you spoken to anyone in LDWF? Maybe hunting with a bow is not listed but acceptable?? Maybe?? Let us know if you get an accurate interpretation.
Title: Re: Hog Hunting
Post by: BowPlinker on February 21, 2011, 02:03:00 PM
oh WELL IF ITS not WRITTEN THAT YOU cant USE IT THEN............   :jumper:

rEALLY, THE WAY i READ THE LAW STATED YOU COULD HUNT THEM ANYTIME YOU WANTED TO ON PRIVATE PROPERTY..

oops cap lock on, sorry...  ill call the LWF
Title: Re: Hog Hunting
Post by: trip on February 21, 2011, 07:38:00 PM
Thanks, I'll ask around also.  Let us know BowPlinker.  Y'all going to the club shoot Saturday?
Title: Re: Hog Hunting
Post by: STEVE R. on February 21, 2011, 08:30:00 PM
I would be willing to bet you can use a bow at night.Just check with the headquaters.
Title: Re: Hog Hunting
Post by: wislnwings on February 21, 2011, 09:30:00 PM
So far the answer I got was no, the regs specify shotgun with no larger than buckshot and rimfire rifle.  Also you can get a free permit for centerfire rifle from the area supervisor.  But no bows.  I'm calling one of the enforcement agents in my area tomorrow to see if he says anything different.
I won't be able to make the shoot Saturday.  It my daughters 2nd birthday party.  Friday we're taking her fishing cause that's what she wants to do for her birthday and mommy said we would do what she wants.
Title: Re: Hog Hunting
Post by: BowPlinker on February 22, 2011, 01:47:00 PM
I cant go either me and wife are going to Florida for a vacation  :)
Title: Re: Hog Hunting
Post by: wislnwings on February 22, 2011, 08:28:00 PM
The answer I got from enforcement today was shotgun and 22 rimfire only.  No archery.

Ken let me know when you get back in town and we'll get together to shoot or chase hogs.
Title: Re: Hog Hunting
Post by: trip on February 22, 2011, 09:10:00 PM
Thanks for the info wislnwings. Have fun on your vacation Bowplinker.
Title: Re: Hog Hunting
Post by: ARCHER2 on February 23, 2011, 03:52:00 PM
Hey Brother,
It may have something to do with personal safety, but at any rate looks like it would be left up to the hunter. Ever thought of trying to lure them out during daylight hours? You could find or dig you out a trench or hole in the ground, covered with visqueen/plastic and pour out some soured corn and get ready.
                                  Good Luck!
                                    Charlie
Title: Re: Hog Hunting
Post by: BowPlinker on February 23, 2011, 07:03:00 PM
Thanks Trip...
Wishingwings:
Im ready to go chase hogs anytime,,, justexcuse to get in the woods is fine with me...
If we put out something smelly they WILL come...
Ill give ya a holler when I get back..    :)  

Saw about 30 deer today in woods around the house... some big ones to...  Ill be goin out in the morning to hunt (with my camera)    :)    and do some stump shootin...   I just like to see how close I can get   :)
Title: Re: Hog Hunting
Post by: wislnwings on February 24, 2011, 09:21:00 AM
Sounds like fun.  I'll be putting bait and camera out some time this weekend hopefully.
Title: Re: Hog Hunting
Post by: JB74nola on January 27, 2014, 02:56:00 AM
Is it still illegal to use bows at night the regulations say any legal firearm, and you can used suppressed weapons now... So dose that include our silent sticks?