Deer in Covington, Louisiana

Deer in Covington, Louisiana

Deer in Covington, Louisiana

Deer in Covington, Louisiana

Photograph of deer boldly walking around someone’s backyard during the winter months. Deer in southeast, Louisiana, particularly does, are so used to being fed by people who hunt them and people who simply enjoy seeing them, that they’ll often come right up to houses to graze on some corn or sliced apples (whatever has been left out for them to eat).

Along with a surplus of food comes a surplus of population. That’s a good thing for hunters, but for drivers it’s a completely different story. Most people I know locally have struck a deer in a vehicle at least once, including myself. It happened twice with me. Once while I was driving, once while I was a passenger. Needless to say a collision with an animal that large with such potent leaping ability can be quite dangerous.

Peter Egan doesn’t hunt because he doesn’t like the cold. He used to feed the deer and wild hogs when he lived in a more rural part of Louisiana.

Peter prefers fishing to hunting. In particular, he enjoys fishing for catfish.

Peter uses chum to lure catfish into the area that he’s fishing. He then proceeds to catch about as many as he’d like, primarily blue and channel catfish. He lives on the water so he can do this without even leaving home. Peter uses both home made and commercial catfish chum, as well as perforated cans of dog food.

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