Waterfowl & Duck Hunting

Warm weather and south winds kicked off the opening day of the second split on Saturday, but hunters were greeted with rain and winds howling from the north by Sunday morning.

Weekend weather extremes greet second-split duck hunters

Despite tough conditions, plenty of birds go down
December 19, 2016 at 2:20pm
Larry Reynolds, the state's waterfowl study leader, said it's possible the December aerial survey could be lower than the 3 million-bird estimate from last month — but he's trying his best to complete the survey on Friday.

Day 1 of December aerial survey: More mallards, potentially fewer birds overall

Southeast Louisiana transect lines likely to not be completed by Friday, Reynolds says
December 15, 2016 at 9:38pm
Tony Soileau’s camouflaged kayak blended perfectly into the natural habitat.

How Soileau became a kayak duck hunter

December 15, 2016 at 7:00am
Picking up decoys alone is a snap with a kayak.

Top 10 reasons duck kayaks are cool

December 15, 2016 at 7:00am
Tim Clark, 32, of South Lake Charles, shows off the two banded wood duck drakes he shot during a morning hunt on Sunday, Dec. 4 on Lacassine Bayou. Both birds were banded and hatched in 2015 — one in Gueydan and the other in Barlow, Ky.

One hunt yields two banded woodies on Lacassine Bayou

Year-old drakes banded in 2015 in Gueydan and Barlow, Ky., hunter says
December 13, 2016 at 11:18am
Taylor Broussard, 23, of Estherwood, shot this South American ringed teal on a duck hunt near Pecan Island on Dec. 1.

Rare South American ringed teal shot near Pecan Island

Hunter first suspected unusual looking bird ‘just a mutt duck’
December 09, 2016 at 11:30am
The stability of the NuCanoe allows Tony Soileau to take his son Andrew hunting with him.

Sneaky ducks — How to use a kayak for duck hunting

If you keep seeing ducks fall into a pothole that is hard to get to without spooking the birds, you need to try this hunter’s approach and prep a kayak for stealth.
December 01, 2016 at 7:00am

Two cited for alleged migratory game bird violations near Laplace, LDWF says

Suspects accused of shooting after hours, being over the limit on wood ducks
November 29, 2016 at 11:08am
Mojo Flock A Flickers produce random momentary flashes of spinning-wing action from six small units pre-programmed with random on/off timers.

Mojo Flock A Flickers

Six small units produce momentary flashes of spinning-wing action
November 18, 2016 at 8:00am
Banded Redzone waders keep you toasty warm on cold winter hunts in the blind, without the bulk and weight of neoprene.

Banded Redzone Breathable Insulated Waders

All of the warmth, without bulk and weight of neoprene waders
November 18, 2016 at 8:00am
Plastic decoys with shot holes and cracks often fill with water but don’t drain easily. Drill a hole on top of the decoy to drain it quickly, and then use silicone to seal the holes and cracks.

Become a Decoy Doc

Restore reliability and bring back bling to your blocks with these simple tips
November 16, 2016 at 10:00pm
Observing birds from a distance is a great way to note exactly what areas the birds are using and which species may be present.

Top tactics for public waterfowling success

November 15, 2016 at 6:00am
Jim Bowman of Shreveport waits on incoming ducks.

Day in the life of a waterfowl guide

November 15, 2016 at 6:00am
Colby Daniels holds up his three favorite waterfowl calls.

Shoot big for more waterfowl hunting success

November 15, 2016 at 6:00am