Shooting Ranges Baton Rouge LA

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Dick's Sporting Goods
(225) 766-9100
9330 Mall Of Lousianna Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA
 
Gulf Coast Outfitters
(225) 926-3597
7656 Jefferson Highway
Baton Rouge, LA
 
Bass Pro Sports
(225) 271-3100
175 Bass Pro Boulevard
Denham Springs, LA
Hours
Mon-Sat 9:00 AM - 10:00 PMSun 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Pearl River - 3 Pools
(504) 886-3141
P.O. Box 790
Sun, LA
Other Activties
Boating; Fishing; Hunting; Water Sports; Wildlife Viewing

Big Branch Marsh National Wildlife Refuge
(985) 882-2000
16389 Hwy. 434
Lacombe, LA
Other Activties
Boating; Fishing; Hiking; Historic & Cultural Site; Hunting; Interpretive Programs; Wildlife Viewing

Academy
(225) 298-6300
10808 Industriplex Blvd (at Siegen Ln)
Baton Rouge, LA
 
Academy
(225) 923-4640
8464 Airline Highway (across from Cortana Mall)
Baton Rouge, LA
 
Bayou Bodcau Reservoir
(318) 322-6391
3505 S. Grand Street
Monroe, LA
Other Activties
Biking; Boating; Camping; Fishing; Hiking; Horseback Riding; Hunting; Interpretive Programs; Picnicking; Water Sports; Wildlife Viewing

Wallace Lake
(318) 322-6391
3505 South Grand Street
Monroe, LA
Other Activties
Fishing; Hunting; Wildlife Viewing

Atchafalaya Basin
(337) 585-0853
112 Speck Lane
Port Barre, LA
Other Activties
Biking; Boating; Camping; Fishing; Hiking; Historic & Cultural Site; Horseback Riding; Hunting; Off Highway Vehicle; Recreational Vehicles; Water Sports; Wildlife Viewing

Determine Winter/Summer Range

Author: 
Hawkeye270

One of the most important components of deciphering a new hunting area is distinguishing between the summer and winter ranges for the game that you plan to pursue. Without knowing this you cannot make reliable assumptions about where the game will be come opening day. Knowing these areas will allow you to take the current weather (as well as the past couple weeks) and apply that to the landscape and make an educated guess as to where you might find that big buck or bull.

There are a couple ways to go about locating these areas. The first is to just arm yourself with a map and get out in the field and find out for yourself. Take a look at a map and locate the higher ground in the unit that you have selected. Game animals will generally use this higher elevation terrain during the summer. As the seasons progress and the temperature drops and snows accumulate, these animals will move to lower adjacent elevations. Females and younger males will generally migrate first, with the mature males staying up high a little longer. You should be looking for drainages that will connect the summer and winter range that will allow game animals to slip by more or less undetected. In many cases, deer and elk will start out in their summer range (public land), move along their migration corridors (a mixture of medium elevation public and private) and then end up on the winter range which is more often than not privately owned. There are some really good late-season public land hunts that one can consistently take home meat however.

I suggest to contact your local fish and game department however and speaking with the biologist assigned to your area before heading out to investigate for yourself. This will save you a lot of time and help focus your efforts. As these people are typically over worked and thus very busy you need to contact them in the offseason. Spring and early summer are good times to contact them and you will find that they will...

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