Waterfowl & Duck Hunting

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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.

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August 29 at 1:42 pm
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Hooked on quack: Mexican squealer gets stuck, dies in tree

An appropriate low-budget horror film title for this summer might be “When Trees Attack!”

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August 25 at 7:30 pm
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Opening day of duck season pushed back one week for Louisiana's coastal zone

For the first time in almost 40 years, waterfowl hunters in Louisiana’s coastal zone will not be in their blinds on the second Saturday in November for opening day of duck season.

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August 07 at 5:54 pm
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Bill to increase federal duck stamp price passes House Natural Resources Committee

The U.S. House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee yesterday passed the Federal Duck Stamp Act of 2014, which would raise the price of a federal duck stamp to $25 and dedicate the increase to conservation easements with private landowners.

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July 31 at 11:30 am
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Federal duck stamps available online, from state license vendors starting Aug. 1

Louisiana duck hunters will be allowed to purchase federal waterfowl stamps online and through hunting-and-fishing license vendors throughout the state beginning Aug. 1, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said today.

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July 17 at 3:51 pm
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Applications available for Elbow Slough WMA opening weekend dove lottery hunts

Applications are now being accepted for lottery dove hunts on Elbow Slough Wildlife Management Area in Rapides Parish for opening weekend.

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July 13 at 5:45 am
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LWFC sets dove, teal season dates for 2014-15

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission on Thursday set the dates for early migratory bird hunting this fall.

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July 03 at 4:51 pm
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Proposed 2014-15 duck hunting dates presented to LWFC

Editor's Note: This story was updated Friday morning to correct Coastal Zone dates previously provided by LDWF.

Proposed duck hunting dates for the 2014-15 season were presented to the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission at their Thursday meeting in Baton Rouge.

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July 03 at 4:30 pm
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DU's duck head featured on Sprint Cup Series car Saturday night

The Ducks Unlimited duck head will hit top speed Saturday under the lights at the Daytona International Speedway during the Coke Zero 400.

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July 03 at 11:13 am
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2014 USFWS Waterfowl Survey shows 8 percent increase in breeding pairs

A loss of about 107,000 wetland basins in the Prairie Pothole Region over a 12-year period dampened news of an 8 percent increase in breeding ducks this spring compared to last year, according to reports from Ducks Unlimited.

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July 02 at 4:59 pm
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Speed Reed

Camo Unlimited Speed Reed synthetic grass panels provide long lasting boat/duck blind and pit cover solutions. Features include flexible realistic strands that will not break, materials that can be painted to match your environment and strong mounting points for any application. These individual panels measure 2 feet x 28 inches and have UV Treatment and Weather Shield technology, ensuring multiple seasons of use.

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July 01 at 7:00 am
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2015 Louisiana Duck Stamp competition to feature blue-winged teal

Blue-winged teal will be featured on the 2015 Louisiana Duck Stamp, and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is encouraging artists to submit original artwork for the competition.

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June 10 at 10:26 am
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Duck breeding ground conditions excellent now in southern Saskatchewan, Reynolds says

On a recent auditing trip to monitor Ducks Unlimited’s efforts to restore wetlands in Saskatchewan, Louisiana’s waterfowl study leader was encouraged by both the number of birds and the habitat conditions he witnessed firsthand.

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June 02 at 2:00 pm
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Annual drawdown at Catahoula Lake underway one month early, LDWF says

The annual drawdown of Catahoula Lake has begun about one month early this year in an attempt by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to address the encroachment of woody vegetation on the lakebed, according to a news release.

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May 09 at 11:28 am
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Six Louisiana chapters crack DU's Top 100 for 2013

Six Louisiana chapters made the 2013 Ducks Unlimited Top 100 list as some of the organization’s best fundraisers, according to a press release.

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April 07 at 12:35 pm
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Completed wetland restoration project on Sherburne WMA's South Farm Unit provides more acreage for duck hunting next fall

Duck hunters on Sherburne Wildlife Management Area will have more acreage available for hunting this fall after a $440,000 wetland restoration project on the South Farm Unit, according to Ducks Unlimited.

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February 26 at 3:08 pm
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