The proposed 2016 Waterfowl Zone map is posted on Wildlife & Fisheries. If adopted, SE Louisiana will be hunting some late migrating Scaup and Ringnecks next January and not hunting Teal, Grays and Pintail in early/mid November.
Comment period open until October 30.
Good start on a new lease, but slowed down for the final week-end.
Buddies loooking to replace ~100 decoys lost this past season. If you ae interested in replacing some of your old decoys, let me know and I will put the two of you in contact for details.
What I hope LDWF continues to consider when setting the number of splits and/or dates is allowing the maximum number of week-ends for those of us that have to work Monday thru Friday. I have just gone over my harvest records for the last 20 years and after the second week-end in January, the numbers fall off dramatically. In fact, I have had better success in November and December than in January. Perhaps it is the areas I hunted, but late January ducks were tough to get into shooting range and appeared to have started pairing up. The ducks we see after the season closes have been here,just not in the hunting ponds!
If you look at the survey numbers, the majority of the ducks are in Louisiana by the end of November with small increases in December and January. I would prefer more days on the front end.