Larry Reynolds, I understand that the proposed duck hunting dates for the different zones were recently published for the duck season for 2016-2017. Where can we find this info?
Looking for a .410 shotgun. if anyone has one they are looking to sell, please let me know.
Don't get a chance to shoot many of these. This is only the second one i have shot in over 35 years of hunting. I have shot many of the more common black-bellied whistling ducks. It was shot on Salvador WMA this morning.
This white pouldeau was shot on Lake Boeuf.
everyone, this cold blast reminds me of the unfortunate incident where 2 young guys (22 yrs. old) from New Orleans lost their lives (died of hypothermia) in the manchac prairie marsh back in Dec. 1983 when they went duck hunting. the news report mentioned that they froze in their pirogue which had taken on water. please be safe out there and be prepared for the worst. Monday night, the average temps. for the northshore will be 12 deg. and for the southshore 20 deg. there will be other days to hunt. with the marshes freezing, my experience has been that the ducks are not going to be there anyway; until it thaws out.
I am sure that everyone has noticed that salvinia is continuing to spread and people are out spraying it to get it under control. When i was hunting the maurepas swamp, we would spray it also and found out that, if it is sprayed too early (October), it will come back and be just as thick as if you didn't spray it. We would always wait until mid to late November (temps. are colder) to spray it and it would not come back until the next year.
he obviously did not make it to louisiana this year!
Got him back from the taxidermist. The only one I have ever killed. Shot him during the 2011-2012 hunting season close to the Mississippi River.
The next year, the Wongs have a new baby.
The nurse brings out a lovely, healthy, bouncy, but definitely a Caucasian, WHITE baby boy.
'Congratulations,' says the nurse to the new parents...
'Well Mr. Wong, what will you and Mrs. Wong name the baby?'
The puzzled father looks at his new baby boy and says,
'Well, two Wong's Don't make a white,
So I think we will name him...
Are you ready for this?
Sum Ting Wong
The 1919 permit cost Albert Baye one dollar, and allowed him limits hunters can only dream about 93 years later.
More than likely it was because there were fewer hunters, surely more available hunting lands and, possibly, more game.
Certainly fewer hunters, a less mobile citizenry and weaponry were factors, but hunters were hunters and its certain Mr. Baye, then 53 years old, was a waterfowl hunter. Evidence is that he bought his license in advance of the duck and goose seasons, but not seasons for upland game.
And its waterfowl seasons that astounds todays hunters.
Mr. Baye could take up to 25 ducks a day in a Nov. 1-Jan. 31 season, and add to that a 25-a-day limit combined among poule deau, gallinules and rails, which is less than whats allowed hunters today.
Theres more: Hunters were allowed to take plovers, curlews and sandpipers and something called a chorook, a species of sandpiper, up to 12 a day in the aggregate of those birds.
Its doubtful that Mr. Baye took part in putting gros bec, the yellow crowned night heron, on the table.
Yes, taking gros bec was legal in 1919. The season ran July 1-Nov. 1 and there was a 15-a-day limit.
Talk to older south Louisiana folks, those who came through the Great Depression, and theyll swear theres no finer eating bird than a gros bec, especially a young gros bec.
That alone would have made hunting near his Lafourche Parish home a dream.
Still theres more: While hunters were allowed to take 10 geese, similar to todays daily limit on blue, snow and Ross geese, that 1919 limit included all geese, including speckledbellies and Canadas. As if that wasnt enough, there was a 25-a-day limit on snipe, though its doubtful any subsistence hunter would have used shotgun shells on such a small bird.
Dove hunters had a Sept. 15-Dec. 31 season with a 25-a-day limit; quail hunters could take 15 a day in a Nov. 15-Feb. 29 (a leap year in 1920) season when wild quail were much more abundant than the 8-per-day take now, although the season is just as long and there even was a Nov. 15-March 31 turkey season with a limit of one per day.
Back in 1919, robins were protected along with many other songbirds and wading birds, but species like turkey buzzards and comorants, great horned owls, the English sparrow, crows, grackles and blackbirds and kingfishers, when nesting in levees were considered outlaw birds and could be taken any time during the year.
For upland game, a bear season was the oddity. It ran Nov. 1-Feb. 15, but trapping was prohibited.
Elk, newly reintroduced into the state, were off limits, and there was a five-per-season, one-per-day limit on deer. The season was divided into zones with the states Northern Zone running Sept. 15-Jan. 5 and Southern Zone hunters getting their shots Oct. 1-Jan. 20.
Back 93 years ago, hunters could take 15 squirrels a day between Sept. 15-Feb. 15 and sale of squirrels was allowed during this period. Current law prevents selling squirrels.
Because it was not listed, rabbits could be taken throughout the year.
The Louisiana Department of Conservation also made an effort to advise about a hunting ethic.
The last two paragraphs of Mr. Bayes hunting license read: Every true sportsman will encourage and aid the Department of Conservation in the enforcement of the law, discourage and report infractions thereof.
unfortunately, a lot of bashing and arguing going on here...... there is enough game and hunting for all of us. we are supposed to be enjoying our hunting. let's get out and have some fun.
Forget the outcome of the election. It is done just like a good pot of gumbo!!! Let's hunt since we still have the right to do so.....
duck season is here already. youth season starts saturday.
Oct. 19, 2012 -- Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division agents are investigating a fatal hunting incident that took the life of a Lake Charles man in Allen Parish.
The Reeves Police Department received a report on Oct. 18 about a truck that had been parked on the side of Hwy. 190 near Rodeo Pen Road in Reeves for two to three days and notified the Allen Parish Sheriffs Office (APSO).
A sheriffs office deputy found the truck and noticed a trail into the woods. After walking the trail for approximately 100 yards, the deputy found the body of Donald C. Hodge Sr., 60, shortly after 5 p.m. on Oct. 18.
The APSO deputy found Hodge under a tree with a lock on type deer stand lying next to him with what appeared to be broken straps that would normally secure the stand to the tree. Authorities did not find a safety harness attached to Hodge or the tree.
His body was turned over to the Allen Parish Coroners Office.
LDWF will be the lead investigative agency and do not suspect foul play.
For more information, contact Adam Einck at 225-765-2465 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Would be interested in hearing about the banded birds killed this year. I killed a banded black-bellied whistling duck in the first split.
Here is a Fulvous Tree Duck I killed back in 2009 in the Bonnet Carre Spillway. In my 30 plus years of hunting, this is the only one I have ever seen.
Just spoke to George at the launch. Due to the floodwall construction work further up the canal, you will not be able to launch at Pier 90 until the end of January.
Does anyone know if there was anymore info released from the game warden incident? This is the one that was out on night patrol and found dead the next morning.
It happens every year just before teal season. And this year is no exception. The forecast calls for significant rain with high southeast winds for the next few days.
Yesterday morning, a boat sunk while entering the diversion area. Reports are that the boat hit some rocks which tore a hole in it. Anyone have an update on the hunter(s) that were in the water. I heard they were rescued and taken to the hospital and treated for possible hypothermia.