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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.