Waterfowl & Duck Hunting

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The second shift —Sleep late and still kill your limit of teal

Kenny gaped — then he looked around the room frowning, his eyes like cue balls. Suddenly he smiled, reached into the cooler, and grabbed another brewskie.

“I’m in!” he laughed while popping open the beverage.

Then he waved it around the den of Doc’s Venice boathouse, toasting the whole gang. 

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23 hours ago
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The sweet spot — Tips for September teal-hunting success

My plan was well thought out for the opening day of teal season, but apparently the birds didn’t get the memo, e-mail, text — aw, heck, whatever method birds use to communicate one to another. 

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23 hours ago
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LDWF schedules September public meetings for waterfowl hunters

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has scheduled six meetings across the state next month to provide information and accept public comments on waterfowl hunting topics including zones and splits, changes in how season dates will be set and more. 

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August 28 at 11:27 am
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East Ascension DU banquet set for Sept. 10

The East Ascension Chapter of Ducks Unlimited will hold its 2015 banquet beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10, at the Trademart building at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center. 

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August 27 at 4:34 pm
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LWF commissioner: Harvest data trumps public opinion in setting duck, goose season dates

For Chad Courville, a  combination of ecological data plus harvest data — not public opinion — is key to making sound decisions on setting duck and goose seasons in Louisiana.

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August 13 at 2:27 pm
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NOI adopted for duck blinds on Saline Lake and Northwest Louisiana Game and Fish Preserves

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission adopted a Notice of Intent (NOI) at its August meeting that would establish regulations for duck blinds on Saline Lake and Northwest Louisiana Game and Fish Preserves.

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August 12 at 10:22 am
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LWF Commission sets 2015-16 duck season dates

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission on Thursday voted to set the dates for the state’s 2015-16 waterfowl season, and opted to push the opening day for Coastal Zone hunters up to the first Saturday in November this year — Nov. 7.

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August 06 at 5:53 pm
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Federal duck stamp price increase in effect for 2015-16 season

For the first time since 1991, hunters will have to shell out a little more cash to buy a federal duck stamp this season.

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August 05 at 10:29 am
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Zuschlag named DU Ambassador to Conservation

Richard Zuschlag received the inaugural state chairman’s Ambassador to Conservation award during the state convention in Lafayette, according to a release from Ducks Unlimited.

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July 31 at 9:36 am
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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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