Waterfowl & Duck Hunting

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Use netting to camouflage your duck blind

It might be 95 degrees with almost 100-percent humidity now, but believe it or not, teal season starts in less than two months — so it’s actually not too early to start thinking about taking care of your duck blind.

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July 02 at 3:16 pm
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LWF Commission sets early migratory bird hunting seasons

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission on Thursday set the tentative 2015-16 early migratory bird hunting seasons, pending final approval from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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July 02 at 3:00 pm
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Duck numbers remain high, USFWS says

Despite drier conditions this spring compared to last year, overall duck numbers edged up slightly compared to last year in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s 2015 Trends in Duck Breeding Populations, which was released today.

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July 02 at 1:26 pm
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BlueSteel

Rio’s BlueSteel Game Loads pack the lethal, non-toxic punch needed for those tough waterfowling conditions. High velocities, perfectly spherical steel shot and multiple shot sizes give you the killing power you need under adverse hunting conditions. Available in 12 and 20 Gauge and in blisteringly fast speeds up to 1550 fps, BlueSteel Game Loads provide great patterns and superb knock down power in environmentally-safe conditions. 

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July 01 at 7:00 am
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Duck hunter input wanted on potential changes for 2015-16 seasons

With possible changes looming for both the 2015 and 2016 duck hunting seasons — including zone and split adjustments — Louisiana’s waterfowl study leader is encouraging all hunters to participate in the every-five-year 2015 survey, which wraps up on June 30.

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June 10 at 4:26 pm
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2016 LDWF Duck Stamp Contest to feature gray ducks

The most abundant duck in Louisiana’s coastal marshes will be the featured species in the 2016 Louisiana Waterfowl Conservation Stamp competition, according to the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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June 09 at 1:25 pm
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Plaquemines Parish Council introduces new ordinance to axe mud boat restrictions

After Thursday night’s council meeting, it looks like the controversial Plaquemines Parish mud boat ordinance might really be dead in the water this time.

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May 29 at 9:55 am
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Plaquemines Parish mud boat ordinance not to be vetoed, Lafayette attorney says

The Plaquemines Parish president apparently has no plans to veto a controversial mud motor ordinance passed by the council earlier this month — despite a request from the measure’s author to scrap it entirely, according to a Lafayette attorney.

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May 27 at 6:30 pm
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Mud boat ordinance to be vetoed

Less than two hours after a story first appeared on LouisianaSportsman.com indicating a mud boat ordinance passed last week by the Plaquemines Parish Council faced an uncertain future, the author of the measure confirmed she has initiated the process to kill the measure entirely.

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May 20 at 3:52 pm
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Plaquemines Parish mud boat ordinance potentially dead in the water

An ordinance prohibiting mud boats from trespassing on public and private property that passed the Plaquemines Parish Council unanimously just last week likely will be modified or scuttled entirely, according to comments from the council chairman on Wednesday.

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May 20 at 2:00 pm
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LSU named top Ducks Unlimited university chapter

The Tiger Chapter at LSU was recently named the number one college chapter in Ducks Unlimited’s annual Sweet 16 listing for 2015.

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April 06 at 9:20 am
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Thibodaux city councilman asked to resign after hunting violation guilty plea

According to news reports, Eric Tabor is the first Thibodaux city councilman to publicly call for fellow member Chip Badeaux's resignation in connection with his guilty plea last month in federal court for hunting ducks with lead shot.

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April 02 at 2:42 pm
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Study: Coastal wetlands losses continuing

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently released an important study and conservation planning tool that could help officials  protect coastal wetlands, according to a press release from Ducks Unlimited.

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March 25 at 2:48 pm
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Duck hunting repeat offender sentenced in Federal Court

A Thibodaux man pleaded guilty in Federal Court in Orleans Parish on March 10 for hunting with lead shotgun shells and violating terms of his probation, according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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March 12 at 10:28 am
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LWFC Commission amends NOI for Biloxi Wildlife Management Area

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission on Thursday adopted a Notice of Intent on Thursday amending the proposed rule on vessel restrictions on the Biloxi Wildlife Management Area in St. Bernard Parish, which would raise the maximum horsepower allowed on the WMA from 16 to 25, according to a press release.

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March 06 at 8:06 am
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LSU student markets three-in-one foldable foam goose decoys

Aaron Koenck loved to goose hunt, but he didn’t particularly relish lugging around huge bags of the various hard-shelled decoys he needed to create a decent spread.

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February 11 at 5:30 pm
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