If heading to the greentree reservoir at Dewey W. Wills Wildlife Management Area for some opening-day duck hunting was on your calendar, you'd better find another option: The reservoir is pretty much bone dry.
When it comes to hunting coastal waterfowl, whether in the agricultural rice fields or the National Wildlife Refuge system, a hard-hitting shotgun shell is of utmost importance, particularly where geese are in the mix.
Lake Charles is located within a 30-minute drive of some from the finest waterfowl hunting on the continent. There are numerous hotels along the city’s Interstate 210 Loop that provide access south to the agricultural areas where duck and goose hunting are part of the fabric of the region.
If you’re dreading the thought of untangling dozens and dozens of decoys to prep your spread this season, an ingenious invention by a Central, La., duck hunter will make the job easier and keep you from losing from your religion opening morning.
Nobody knows exactly what Saturday morning’s season opener will bring to duck hunters across Louisiana’s coastal marshes and rice fields, but conditions now look a little more promising than they have in recent years.