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Waterfowl and Duck Hunting in Shell Beach / Hopedale / Reggio in Southeast Louisiana
Hunted in the winds this morning. The MRGO was rocking when we crossed it in the dark! Got to my pond and set up with 15 decoys just upwind of the point the blind was on. It's a good thing I set up that way because 30 MPH winds made it hard to finish the birds. But despite half the flocks landing short we managed 7 grays, 3 bluewings, 1 greenwing and a spoony by 7:15. Saw more high migrators....  Read More
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November 17 at 5:52pm
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Waterfowl and Duck Hunting in Shell Beach / Hopedale / Reggio in Southeast Louisiana
Hunted my lease in Hopedale this morning. Had a limit of teal by 8 am. If our shooting had been better we would have been done by 7:15. Decoyed 200-250 teal in flocks of 2-30. My friends in the area also limited (12 hunters total). Some had mostly grays, some a mixed bag. Some divers were killed (2 dosgris) and one Greenhead.
November 15 at 12:54pm
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Waterfowl and Duck Hunting in Shell Beach / Hopedale / Reggio in Southeast Louisiana
Hunted alone this AM and limited out by 7:45. Would have been no problem to have had a second person limit with me. Had teal coming in as I picked up the decoys. Water is VERY high though and the birds are in the flooded marsh think of the shallowest pond you know and go there. Road around some bayous checking on thins for a friend and it looks like birds were holding on the small potholes just....  Read More
September 24 at 11:09am
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Waterfowl and Duck Hunting in Shell Beach / Hopedale / Reggio in Southeast Louisiana
Killed 5 teal between two hunters in Hopedale this morning. If only we could shoot BBWDs in September ............, I could break out the big gumbo pot. Didn't hear much shooting around me and water was goofy high.
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September 20 at 12:41pm
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Waterfowl and Duck Hunting in Shell Beach / Hopedale / Reggio in Southeast Louisiana
Got 4 this morning with two of us in the blind. Could have had a couple more. From what I heard the we were top of the leader board in Hopedale. Hopefully we get some more birds down soon. I'll be back at it Tuesday!
September 13 at 7:23pm
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Waterfowl and Duck Hunting in Shell Beach / Hopedale / Reggio in Southeast Louisiana
Saw about 100 teal in 4 flocks when I went to dress blinds today. Fingers crossed.
September 06 at 3:15pm
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Hunting in Central Louisiana
So Mary Landrieu announced her latest attempt to betray our state today, turning the bulk of the Atchafalaya Basin into a national park! While at first that may sound like a good thing, she is lauding fictitious restoration funds and 'improved acess for tourist', what it really means is a giant NO HUNTING sign in the center of our coast. Also no further oil and gas activity in the area. This....  Read More
July 24 at 3:30pm
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Hog Hunting in Louisiana
Louisiana has always allowed small bore muzzle loaders (the 'squirrel guns' of battle of New Orleans fame) for small game hunting including on WMAs. I do believe that when the requirement was moved from 'muzzle loader' to 'primitive rifle' the wording was changed in reference to small game as well as large. So theoretically any one with a single shot cartridge rifle suitable....  Read More
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April 25 at 2:17am
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Waterfowl and Duck Hunting in Shell Beach / Hopedale / Reggio in Southeast Louisiana
Hunted a pond where I scouted 250-300 BW teal a week ago and all we killed today were grays and a couple spoonies. Plenty of grays in Hopedale today. Kill a three man limit before 7:30.
November 09, 2013 at 2:17pm
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Waterfowl and Duck Hunting in Shell Beach / Hopedale / Reggio in Southeast Louisiana
Grassed blinds today saw more birds than I expected. Checked 4 ponds, best had 250 mostly grays, worst had a few dozen bluewings. Saw birds trading in fair numbers . The key is going to be widgeon grass and seclusion. Between the sight fishing for reds and the surface drive motors I think the birds are keying in on really isolated locals where they can avoid disruptions. Hopefully there will be....  Read More
October 28, 2013 at 8:17pm
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Waterfowl and Duck Hunting in Shell Beach / Hopedale / Reggio in Southeast Louisiana
Scouted 10 ponds from pisana to the southernmost border of Biloxi WMA. No teal seen. Did catch enough fish for dinner.
Not happy but not terribly worried often don't scout well out there for teal and then do well for the opener. Wish the giant high north of us would dissipate!
September 09, 2013 at 10:31pm
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Hunting in Louisiana
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February 15, 2013 at 11:43pm
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Hunting in Louisiana
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February 15, 2013 at 11:41pm
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Waterfowl and Duck Hunting in Shell Beach / Hopedale / Reggio in Southeast Louisiana
Awesome day today, 2 limits by 7:30 and then 45 fish for noon!
November 17, 2012 at 8:47pm
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Other Hunting in Shell Beach / Hopedale / Reggio in Southeast Louisiana
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Made a snipe hunt yesterday and they were thick, dog worked well and we were done in less than an hour. Killed 8 in 15 shots which is pretty good for me shooting snipe. The birds were holding in the short grass regrowing in a burn from this October.
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February 16, 2012 at 3:24pm
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Waterfowl and Duck Hunting in Shell Beach / Hopedale / Reggio in Southeast Louisiana
Still having a good duck season in hopedale. Killed 3 grays and 3 teal in 30 minutes this morning, ran around and scouted afterwards and saw ducks everywhere we looked.
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November 28, 2011 at 11:39am
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Waterfowl and Duck Hunting in Southwest Louisiana
Did anybody go on the self guided White Lake Rice Field Hunt last weekend? I don't think they flooded the fields this year due to the drought. My buddy drew for this weekend and we were just trying to see how it worked out as a dry field goose hunt. Tried contacting the folks at White Lake but no response so far.
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November 17, 2011 at 7:26pm
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Waterfowl and Duck Hunting in Shell Beach / Hopedale / Reggio in Southeast Louisiana
Went and scouted my ponds on both sides the MRGO in Hopedale. Checked 5 ponds and saw at least 1000 ducks on those ponds (combined not each)with more trading around towards reggio. Ponds with grass held DUCKS ponds with bare bottoms not so much. west of the MRGO it was mostly a mix of BW and GW teal, east of the MRGO it was mostly grays. Should be fun this weekend. Everyone be safe this weekend.....  Read More
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November 08, 2011 at 11:40am
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Waterfowl and Duck Hunting in Shell Beach / Hopedale / Reggio in Southeast Louisiana
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  • Dad got some better pics of Ava but all I have right now is this dock shot. Without Ava would likely
Took the teal about 20 minutes to get flying with the fog but then it was on. My dad and I had 8 by 7:24. Tried fishing some spots around the launch and wound up with about 20 throw back rat reds and 6 keeper trout. Bugs were minimal and the weather was beautiful. Dog did well. All in all a great day.
September 10, 2011 at 6:52pm
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Hunting in South Central Louisiana
Well it seems that the Morganza Spillway will be opened for the first time since 1973. I seem to remember people talking about deer drowning and altered hunting regs in the basin after the 1973 opening (Before I was born but apparently it made enough of an impression on my relatives that they were still telling tales in the early eighties). Can any of you 'boomers' out there remember how it....  Read More
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May 11, 2011 at 5:40am
Morganza to open
The morganza will open on Saturday morning. Please stay off the levees and out of the flooded areas. This high water will affect many people..
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May 05, 2011 at 1:23am

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