Guided duck hunts are expensive, but often cheaper than doing it on your own.

A day hunt at Top Gun with accommodations, for instance, is $375 per hunter.

That includes a private cabin that easily sleeps four on the Bonnie Idee, an excellent crappie and bass fishing lake — just in case you want to bring a rod and reel.

They also sell day hunts for doves for $75 per person and season memberships to guarantee a certain number of planned hunts.

Dove season is open through much of the duck season, allowing hunts for ducks in the morning and doves in the evening.

More-economical hunts are available during Louisiana’s goose conservation season.

Also ask about options to go on an evening scouting trip to pick the best spot for your morning hunt, to receive home-cooked meals, and tagging, cleaning, bagging and freezing of your birds for the trip home.

You can learn more or book at hunt at www.topgunguides.com.