Waterfowl & Duck Hunting

Advances in battery-powered tools like a hedge trimmer and reciprocating saw make the job of brushing your blind much easier.

Blind brushing tips for opening day

Battery-powered tools make the job much easier
November 06, 2017 at 11:00am
New Jersey artist Tim Taylor's painting of a pair of canvasbacks against a cloud-filled sky will be featured on the 2018 Louisiana Duck Stamp that will go on sale next summer on June 1.

New Jersey artist’s painting selected for 2018 Louisiana Duck Stamp

Stamp featuring canvasback pair will go on sale June 1, 2018, LDWF says
November 03, 2017 at 10:56am
Native to our Louisiana coast, the mottled duck is a trophy for marsh hunters as they are among the most wary of waterfowl.

Prepping for early season success

New birds in the Bayou State make make for action-packed early-season duck hunting, but that doesn’t mean you can just get out there and wing it. Use these tips to fill your strap on opening day.
November 01, 2017 at 7:00am
Larry Reynolds, waterfowl study leader for the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, shows off a nice limit of grey ducks on his lease in Cameron Parish. 

Duck commander

The state’s waterfowl study leader eats, breathes and sleeps ducks — on the job and in the blind. Learn Larry Reynolds’ top tips to shoot more birds this season.
November 01, 2017 at 7:00am
Teal hunters across Louisiana gave opening weekend mixed reviews. The 16-day season ends on Saturday, Sept. 30.

Teal hunters give opening weekend mixed reviews

Fog, excess water, birds on the move make for challenging conditions
September 18, 2017 at 12:28pm
September's aerial survey completed this week noted more than 370,000 blue-winged teal in the state, almost four times the number counted last year.

Teal numbers in LDWF’s September survey rocket to 373,000

Almost quadruples number of birds counted in 2016, Reynolds says
September 15, 2017 at 3:21pm
Although it’s not a big expanse of water, small spots that are flooded in fields are often great teal spots during the special teal-only season.

Get ready, get set, go for teal! Part 2

This teal hunter shares his tips to get set and go after the early birds of duck hunting.
September 01, 2017 at 7:00am
Louisiana has ample opportunities for practicing with your scattergun, so there’s no excuse for being unprepared when the season opens.

Perfect places for clays practice

August 15, 2017 at 7:00am

Two southeast La. WMAs expand, gain duck-hunting wetlands

LWF Commission approves property for Salvador, Joyce WMAs
August 04, 2017 at 9:17am
Avian-X Topflight Preener

Avian-X Topflight Preener/Sleeper mallard

August 01, 2017 at 7:00am
Being comfortable and confident before the season opens is paramount.

Get ready, get set, go for teal! Part 1

Ensure preparation meets opportunity for your teal hunting “luck” this season.
August 01, 2017 at 7:00am
The daily bag limit for pintails has dropped from two birds down to one for the 2017-18 waterfowl season, according to LDWF waterfowl study leader Larry Reynolds.

LDWF waterfowl news: Reynolds talks 2017-18 season dates, pintail limits and Venice roseau cane worries

Teal season will open on a Friday for first time in 16 years
April 26, 2017 at 9:49pm
According to a Delta Waterfowl study, the number of duck hunters nationally and statewide is in decline.

Delta Waterfowl: Duck hunter numbers in decline nationwide

Lack of access to good hunting grounds key, researcher says
March 30, 2017 at 1:09pm