Waterfowl & Duck Hunting

Caddo Lake has large numbers of permanent “private” blinds. The posts driven in a circle in front of the blind were part of a fence used to attempt to keep floating salvinia from obscuring the hunters’ decoys.

Caddo as a duck lake

January 15 at 7:00am
Canaan Heard, with Faulk’s Game Calls, said if second-split ducks appear interested in your spread, keep the calling to a minimum and avoid blowing any long hail calls. Less is more at this point in the season.

Late-season duck calling tips

January 15 at 7:00am

Seven cited for alleged goose violations in Vermilion Parish

Birds taken from a moving vehicle on a public road, LDWF says
January 08 at 2:15pm
Benjamin Page with Southwest Louisiana rice field ducks.

Little things that count — Late-season goose-hunting tactics

Geese are famous for being finicky. For staying just out of range, chuckling as hunters grind their teeth in frustration. But these guides know small adjustments can result in birds on the ground.
January 01 at 7:00am
In coastal marshes, tide levels determine the location of duck “honey holes.”

Late-season lowdown — How to kill ducks in January

You can’t stick with your early season tactics and continue killing ducks this month. Here’s how to adjust to track down waterfowl honey holes.
January 01 at 7:00am
Most of the duck hunting in the lake is done in areas with trees.

Ducking Caddo

|This cypress-filled gem on the Louisiana-Texas |border offers up some great waterfowl hunting — |but knowing some of its idiosyncrasies beforehand |will up your odds of bagging a limit.|
January 01 at 7:00am
Barry Brown with Tebow: Scenes like this make it easy to understand why duck hunters love the sport so much.

Working the duck beat

Recalling early assignments on WMAs in Avoyelles Parish
December 15, 2017 at 2:29pm
Pintail whistles are the men’s bread-and-butter calls.

Delta’s dirty dozen

December 15, 2017 at 7:00am
Large, open-water ponds provide lush feeding areas for waterfowl, but little natural vegetation besides roseau canes to camouflage hunters. Permanent blinds are prohibited on Delta National Wildlife Refuge.

Why hunt Delta National Wildlife Refuge?

December 15, 2017 at 7:00am

LDWF aerial survey: December duck count at 3.02 million birds

Figure is double November’s estimate, but 16 percent below last December
December 14, 2017 at 6:27pm
LSU grad student Elizabeth Bonczek attaches a telemetry transmitter to a mottled duck hen that was captured late this summer — when the birds are flightless — at the Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge..

Mottled duck telemetry study underway in Southwest Louisiana

Goal is to determine nesting success of reclusive ducks
December 14, 2017 at 6:00am
Larry Reynolds, who is currently flying the December aerial waterfowl survey, said numbers thus far hadn't met his expectations — considering the cold weather the state has experienced since the first split ended on Dec. 3.

Reynolds: December duck survey ‘disappointing’ so far

Numbers likely up from November, but not matching cold weather expectations
December 13, 2017 at 9:45am
The Mississippi River delta area, simply called “Venice” by most hunters, is noted for holding large numbers of waterfowl.

Ducks down on the Delta

The Delta National Wildlife Refuge at the mouth of the Mississippi River is a haven for ducks and hunters alike. Here’s what you need to know if you go, including the latest on the roseau cane die-off.
December 01, 2017 at 7:00am
Attaching a welcome mat to the stand’s deck prevents your dog from losing traction in wet, muddy conditions.

DIY duck blind dog stand

November 30, 2017 at 9:00pm