The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries in cooperation with Bowie Outfitters, in Baton Rouge, is conducting a deer scoring and measuring event this Saturday, May 10 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Bowie Outfitters is located at 8630 Perkins Road.
Attendees are encouraged to bring their deer heads and racks from the 2007-08 deer season to have them measured and scored based upon the Boone & Crockett (B&C) and Pope & Young (P&Y) scoring systems. Official scorers from both B&C and P&Y will be on hand to do the measuring.
Deer that score at least 130 B&C will qualify for listing in the Louisiana Big Game Recognition Program. Louisiana is currently in its 6th Recognition Program period that includes the 2007-09 hunting seasons.
Youth hunters 15 years of age and younger can also document their 2007-08 deer hunting season and 2008 turkey hunts with the Louisiana Youth Hunter Registry Program at this May 10 event in Baton Rouge.
The LDWF Deer Program and the Louisiana Big Game Records Program created the Youth Hunter Registry Program to recognize youth hunters and promote hunting. The Louisiana Outdoors Writers Association (LOWA) also recognizes the Male and Female Youth Hunters of the Year at their annual conference in October.
Other measuring and scoring events will be held over the upcoming months. Anyone with a trophy deer that may score high enough to receive recognition should attend and have their deer officially scored.
For more information about the Youth Hunter Registry Program or the Louisiana Big Game Recognition Program, please visit LDWF's Web site at www.wlf.louisiana.gov/hunting/biggamehunts.
For more information, contact Adam Einck at 225-765-2465 or firstname.lastname@example.org.