Waterfowl Hunting in Delacroix Island in Southeast Louisiana
To All the Gloom and Doomers
Speaking as a duck hunter and not a guide. After Katrina the Reggio-Delacroix-Carnarvan area had a fantastic season. The season after Gustav was great for us. Lots of widgeon and coontail grass was gone BUT the birds adapted and found food. Tiny bright green grass began growing on the edges of the ponds and the grays tore it up. When the marshes are flooded the blue wings will indulge in smartweed and tiny snails and other animal matter. Afterall, widgeon and coontail grass is not a prefered food for blue winged teal. Gray ducks love widgeon grass. But if they don't find it they will find something. Stop worrying fellow hunters I've been chasing these birds since 1966 and have seen the ducks adapt to any condition. We will have a good season. Sure the storm dumped some water up the flyway but not enough the ruin our season. Two years ago they had record floods up north and we still did good here. End of story.