Waterfowl & Duck Hunting

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LSU student markets three-in-one foldable foam goose decoys

Aaron Koenck loved to goose hunt, but he didn’t particularly relish lugging around huge bags of the various hard-shelled decoys he needed to create a decent spread.

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February 11 at 5:30 pm
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Ruston doctor creates 2014-15 duck hunting recap video

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Hampton Rutland’s love for duck hunting is matched only by the enjoyment he gets from creating videos of his outdoor adventures.

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February 03 at 11:10 am
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Coozy’s Custom Calls

Coozy’s Custom Calls are handmade from start to finish for the avid waterfowler that demands the true tones that bring ducks in. Made from high grade hard woods that will last for years to come, Coozy’s Custom Calls are easy to blow, work in all types of weather, from 10 degrees freezing in the far north up to 65 degrees in the southern coastal marshes, and have been tested by some of the best guides from all over the country to insure that the right sounds and notes are there.

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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Video: Duck hunting - helmet required

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In a scene that could have come straight from Alfred Hitchcock’s thriller “The Birds,” take a look at this video to see what a hunting party encountered earlier this month in Arkansas on the way in to their blind. 

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January 30 at 4:20 pm
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DU to celebrate World Wetlands Day on Monday

Conservationists across the globe are celebrating World Wetlands Day on Feb. 2 to raise awareness of the value of wetlands preservation.

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January 30 at 9:52 am
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Gator-Tail teams up with DU

Ducks Unlimited recently welcomed Gator-Tail Outboards as the organization’s newest corporate partner, and announced plans for a 25-horsepower special DU edition motor scheduled to hit the market this spring.

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January 29 at 9:05 am
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Solid duck season overall ends in the coastal zone

Coastal zone hunters across the state trekked to their blinds for the last time yesterday, ending a season that for many featured the most ducks they had seen in years.

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January 26 at 2:47 pm
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Two Acadiana men cited for migratory game bird violations

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited two men for migratory game bird violations in Acadia Parish after they were allegedly found with a total of 46 ducks on Jan. 18.

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January 23 at 3:00 pm
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LDWF agents write-up 15 for alleged duck hunting violations at Rayne sewer plant

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited 15 residents for alleged duck hunting violations on Jan. 17 at the Rayne sewer plant in Acadia Parish.

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January 23 at 2:32 pm
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Gueydan hunt yields rare duck

It was only about five minutes into legal shooting time Saturday morning when Matt Arceneaux picked off what he thought was just another blue-winged teal zipping over a flooded bean field.

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January 21 at 5:12 pm
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Preliminary numbers from January's aerial survey show increase in ducks

The number of ducks in the state has remained pretty consistent this season since Larry Reynolds started conducting aerial surveys last November, but his most recent flights earlier this month indicate larger concentrations of birds have begun locating in areas away from hunting pressure.

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January 16 at 10:06 am
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Todd Fitzmorris aka “Coot”

Todd Fitzmorris, who is known as “Coot” when posting reports on the LouisianaSportsman.com forum, has been prowling the marshes of Southeast Louisiana since the age of 15.

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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Target other species during the late duck season

Like most hunters in Southeast Louisiana, grays and teal make up most of the ducks taken by Capt. Nash Roberts IV, but during the latter days of hunting he will often target other species.

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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Finishing duck season strong

The second split of 2013-2014 season has been recognized by hunters in Southeast Louisiana as one of the poorest in many years. I, like many other hunters, struggled with low tides and what seemed to be a total lack of ducks.

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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The Yentzen story

The first duck call that ever touched my lips was a Yentzen.

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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Cutting the mumbo jumbo

Most duck hunters — even expert callers — don’t understand the language of duck calls. Some incorrectly associate call style with numbers of reeds.

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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