Waterfowl & Duck Hunting

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
Gatortail Mod v series

Gatortail Mod v series

March 01, 2017 at 10:11am
Working with your dog now will help it get rid of bad habits it might have picked up during the season.

Video: Training tips to get your dog ready for next season

Spend time with your retriever now to get rid of bad habits
February 20, 2017 at 1:50pm

Duck numbers down sharply in LDWF's January aerial survey

43% fewer birds than in December, Reynolds says
January 20, 2017 at 6:44am
Matt Grabert's boat capsized early Saturday morning during a duck hunt in cold, windy conditions on the Mississippi River out of Venice.

Duck hunters survive capsizing in frigid Mississippi River Saturday

Rescuers arrived after 15 minutes in ice cold waters
January 10, 2017 at 9:52am