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Waterfowl and Duck Hunting in South Central Louisiana

Black-Bellied Whistling Duck

Is anyone else having problems with the Black-Bellied Whistling Ducks forcing the Wood Ducks out of your hunting area?

They have showed up on my hunting property about 4 years ago (about ten to fifteen) and now they are in the hundreds. During our hunts and fishing trips we would see anywhere from 50-200 Woodies in one morning and now we see 3-5 in one morning. We have not hunted the Whistling Ducks but we will probably start hunting them to try and force them out of the area so the Woodies can return.
December 18, 2012 at 9:10am
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lanco1Profile Photo
Posted December 18, 2012 at 10:03am
Shoot them

Why aren't you hunting the whistling ducks?

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Drake4x4Profile Photo
Posted December 18, 2012 at 10:11am
Quality Not Quantity

They are not on the top of my list of birds that I want in my bag. We do so well with Greys, RedHeads, Mallards, Woodies, and Teal. We have always let them pass and now they are a problem that will be taken care of if the “BAG BIRDS” are not flying this weekend.

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BR.steelslingerProfile Photo
Posted December 18, 2012 at 11:07am
Mexican whistlers?

Are these the Mexican whistlers with big ol' feet that you talking about?

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Drake4x4Profile Photo
Posted December 18, 2012 at 11:25am
Yes

Black-Bellied Whistling Duck, look them up.

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BR.steelslingerProfile Photo
Posted December 18, 2012 at 11:27am
thx

yeh i just looked em up i always called em tree ducks didnt know the actual name thought it was mexican whistlers. Shot a few of them i think 3 years ago at catahoula lake. Was the only time ive seen them.

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low birdProfile Photo
Posted December 18, 2012 at 11:35am
They compete

They will also nest in tree cavities so yes the do compete for nesting spots. They eat just fine shoot them up!

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rvsteeleProfile Photo
Posted December 18, 2012 at 12:41pm
Good Eatin!

Shoot em up! The couple I've tried were mighty fine pot roasted! It wouldn't surprise me if it were true that they can force the woodies out of the area.

Good Huntin!

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aj verretProfile Photo
Posted December 20, 2012 at 6:09pm
dont feel like it

if u dont feel like shooting them ill take them off your hands

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captaineric84Profile Photo
Posted December 23, 2012 at 2:31pm
I can use some!

I can use some pretty birds for my studio display if you get any and dont want to mess with them. I do bird taxidermy.
www.dirtybirdtaxidermy.com

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aj verretProfile Photo
Posted December 24, 2012 at 7:59am
tag team

eric maybe he will let me and u tag team those bad boys ive never shot one

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