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Jim Rockford
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Anybody catch the KNOE piece tonight on the Busbice deer operation?

55,000 fenced in acres in Winn, Lasalle, and Caldwell parishes. Spoke with several neighboring landowners who didn't have anything good to say about them. Ruined the hunting for everybody surrounding them, problems accessing their own property, blocking streams and causing flooding and erosion, etc. State bureaucrats and legislators have passed the buck. KNOE reached out to A&E and the Busbice's for their side of the story and they refused to give a statement.


Mosquito
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Mississippi
Member since Apr 2015
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Saw it. Currently reading more about it online. Not much people can do as its private property. I'd sure be disappointed if someone fenced off a large chuck of the local deer population. But again, its private so they have the right to do what they want with it.


Some pretty serious conspiracy theories abound as to how the property was acquired.

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Names that have surfaced in what has become a conspiracy-laden story include imprisoned former Winn Parish Tax Assessor A.D. “Bodie” Little, former Gov. Mike Foster and former Vice President Dick Cheney.

Landowners, including the Goughs, maintain that Foster hosted Cheney on a hunting trip in 2002 and shortly afterwards a federal grant came through Foster’s administration which was used to purchase the land which eventually came under the control of Busbice and Six-C.

Efforts by LouisianaVoice to confirm that allegation have been unsuccessful, though an entry of more than $87.86 million was included on page 29 in Foster’s fiscal year 2003-2004 executive budget under the column heading of Federal Funds.

Marty Milner, fiscal officer for the Office of Facility Planning and Control, said in a 2008 email to investigator Art Walker that he had found the $87.86 million but some projects were funded through the Department of the Military and the Department of Transportation and Development but his office did not handle the accounting for those departments. Accordingly, he said, he was unable to determine the disposition of the money.


Jim Rockford
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It's not up on the KNOE website yet. Maybe it will be tomorrow.


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Jim Rockford
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Here it is. About an 8 minute segment, which is a huge time block for a local news broadcast. LINK


Jim Rockford
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I have a little crush on Jenna Browder, BTW.


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INFIDEL
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We lost our lease in that "deal". Well, kind of. LP folded and the land was for sale. Another was gonna buy it, but these shite birds came in and bought the world up.


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AlxTgr
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Kyre Banorg
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It's pretty much a taking of deer. It should be against the law.


slinger1317
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The few interactions I have had with the Busbice's gave me the impression that they are fake pieces of shite. I won't go into details but my best friend went to HS with them and I have met them a few times.

Millionaire "country boys"


tigerfoot
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The few interactions I have had with the Busbice's gave me the impression that they are fake pieces of shite. I won't go into details but my best friend went to HS with them and I have met them a few times. Millionaire "country boys"
I don't know them at all, but if they are anything like they appear on TV, I would rather get my peen superglued to my gut than to spend a minute with them.

I bet you anything they love crossbows.


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Clyde Tipton
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It's pretty much a taking of deer. It should be against the law.


I think the law says if you build a high fence, you can only enclose 3 sides for a certain period of time before building the last side to allow native deer the chance to stay or go.

Then again, I may be making that up.


MillerMan
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can only enclose 3 sides for a certain period of time before building the last side to allow native deer the chance to stay or go


If the landowner isn't putting out as much corn as possible while that 4th side remains open, he is doing it wrong


ElDawgHawg
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Member since Nov 2012
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I don't know them personally but they kind of give the impression that they are above everyone else. It seems that they try to buy their way out of everything.

Now.... that said... If I could high fence 55,000 acres I would do it in a heartbeat..... just saying.....


Clyde Tipton
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If I could high fence 55,000 acres I would do it in a heartbeat..... just saying....


Can you imagine the maintenance on that? We only have a small pasture and every time a bird farts a limb falls on the fence it seems.


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Boats n Hose
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ITT: the have nots will bitch about the haves.


SCwTiger
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the have nots will bitch about the haves
As well they should, when their tax dollars were used for the benefit of the haves. I'm glad I don't live in Winn Parish anymore, or hunt that area. Their kind make me puke.


Boats n Hose
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I only saw a conspiracy theory, is there no proof?

And besides, if you have money you have pull. That's the way the world works.


White Bear
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Wire cutters is cheap.


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offshoretrash
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Is this any different than claiming water ways and preventing the public to access by boat?

It's their land they can do with it as they wish.


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SCwTiger
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is there no proof
I personally don't know, but it sure sounds as if there's plenty of proof. Not that it will matter - we live in the State of Corruption, and it will never stop.
Wouldn't be so bad if the taxpayer funded Kisatchie NF was available during the entirety of deer season, but the powers that be are choking that off little by little.

And I know money = pull. Doesn't mean I have to like it.


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AlxTgr
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Kyre Banorg
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I think the law says if you build a high fence, you can only enclose 3 sides for a certain period of time before building the last side to allow native deer the chance to stay or go.
Ah, but are the deer told this? if not, it's ineffective.


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