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State: Bumper year for trophy bucks

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Leader photo by GLYNN HARRIS West Monroe’s Ron Pace shows the antlers of his impressive 12 point buck he took in Lincoln Parish during the deer season just ended.

The deer season that just ended in Louisiana goes down as a whopping success for me. No, I didn’t get my buck but I had the opportunity to interview and write about scores of other hunters who did.

I came away from this past season with enough evidence to validate that Louisiana takes a back seat to few other states when it comes to producing trophy bucks. True, some of the corn-fed giants in Iowa, Kansas and Canada can weigh as much as a Holstein heifer with rocking chairs on their heads but for overall quality, including body size and characteristics of head gear, we’re right up there with the best.

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