Waterfowl & Duck Hunting

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Grand Opening — Top duck-hunting tips for opening-day success

The final minutes were counting down on the dawn of a new duck season. Visions of last season’s gray ducks hovering over the decoys had faded with time, and teal season was only a taste of what this hunter envisioned to satisfy his insatiable desire for the thrill of duck hunting.

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November 1 at 7:00 am
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Gettin’ it all right — Duck-hunting tips for success

Sometimes it just pays to be right in the place at the right time. That’s definitely the case with duck hunting.

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November 1 at 7:00 am
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Venice triple-threat: Downing ducks, snaring specks and catching cats

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Sportsman TV host Greg Hackney and the crew headed down to Venice to participate in an almost 30-year tradition of hunting, fishing and camping at Passe-a-Loutre Wildlife Management Area.

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Roomy 55-inch case from Gator Outfitters accommodates today's largest gun/choke combos

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With today’s long choke tubes extending the length of many shotguns beyond 50 inches, sometimes it’s a tight squeeze using an old gun case.

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October 29 at 9:20 am
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Flex Neck Field Goose

The Flex Neck Field Goose from Fowl Foolers features a unique and innovative pose-able neck which can be set to any position desired or changed throughout the day. The Flex Neck Field Goose decoy’s alterable position gives hunters unprecedented control over the look and realism of their spread. Each decoy is also made with a superior quality foam body wrapped in burlap and will last generations.

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October 01 at 7:00 am
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More ducks is good news? Maybe, but …

No one who really knows me would accuse me of being a die-hard duck hunter. While I’ve spent a lot of time over the years pointing a shotgun at waterfowl (“pointing” being the operative term), what has traditionally gotten my hunting juices flowing has been the thought of climbing into a tree and having a deer — any deer — walk into range.

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October 01 at 7:00 am
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Spotty teal season comes to a close

State teal hunters indicated teal season stayed pretty consistent during the 16-day season: Consistently better in the southwestern part of the state, and not as steady the further east you hunted.

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September 29 at 4:45 pm
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Hackney enjoys the complete Honey Brake experience

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Roughing it smoothly - that's how Greg Hackney and the crew spent some time last September shooting the latest episode of Sportsman TV, ‘Hackney Brake Experience.’ 

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September 24 at 10:45 am
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'Mediocre' teal season set to close Sunday

The second weekend of teal season seemed to show some signs of improvement over the first, but birds remain fairly scattered throughout the state, according to a spokesman for the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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September 23 at 8:57 pm
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Teal season opener a mixed bag

Louisiana’s opening weekend of teal season played out a lot like a beginner’s class in real estate basics: It all boiled down to location, location, location.

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September 15 at 11:49 am
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Recent duck population increases masking detrimental wetlands losses

While many duck species populations are at or near historic levels now, officials are concerned that continued loss of wetlands in the U.S. Prairie Pothole Region, combined with the inevitable return of dryer weather there, will have serious implications for the future.

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September 12 at 3:30 pm
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Hackney Brake Experience

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The Honey Brake Lodge in Jonesville, LA has been crowned as the South's finest duck hunting lodge with amenities to die for and first class waterfowl hunting at its doorstep.

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September 11 at 6:00 pm
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LDWF's 2014 September teal survey third-lowest on record

The good news is the aerial survey completed this week by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries revealed about 101,000 blue-winged teal had already arrived in advance of opening day this Saturday, an increase of about 51,000 birds compared to last year’s record-breaking low count. 

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September 11 at 3:17 pm
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Haves and Have-nots — Teal season can be feast or famine

“Hmmm — six blue-winged teal would make for a nice day and plenty to eat,” I thought to myself the night before the opening day of the 2013 teal season. “Seriously? Six birds. One half dozen. Who’d of ever of thought the day would come?”

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September 01 at 7:00 am
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LDWF agents prepare for dove season opener on Sept. 6

Opening day hunters on private land can begin hunting doves one-half hour before sunrise this year, an important change to remember when the season kicks off statewide next Saturday, Sept. 6.Read More...
August 29 at 1:42 pm
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