Waterfowl Hunting in Louisiana
Well another season has come and gone. As usual, the duck hunting in my area got better as the season ended, with us getting good numbers right there at the last day. Currently, the fields are full of mallards, pintail, and teal. This has been the identical scenario for the last 5-6 years. Obviously our migration pattern has changed. We are not getting the numbers early in the season like we used to. Everyone knows that, and we all know why. It seems as if the coastal areas did well in the beginning and the Mississippi flyway and central La. did better towards the end. My question is why do we still have duck hunting seasons similar to those of 10-20 years ago? Why do we still have East and West zones? None of this makes any sense. Deer hunting centers around the rut, which is why we have so many "areas". Why can't we get a petition going to change our duck season? I propose a longer break in the split so that our season ends in late January/early Feb., and do away with the "zones". We don't need a longer season, just that exists to the end of Jan. What are your thoughts? Ideas?