Waterfowl & Duck Hunting

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February 01, 2016 at 7:00am
Numbers from Louisiana's January aerial waterfowl survey showed 1.85 million birds in the state this month - only 70 percent of December's total of 2.64 million and the lowest January total since 2009.

January aerial survey shows big drop in Louisiana's duck numbers

Warm, wet December likely the cause of fewer birds, Reynolds says
January 26, 2016 at 1:25pm
Shane Bergeron poses with the leucistic spoonie he shot on Jan. 9 over a rice field near Ebenezer in Acadia Parish.

Rayne hunter downs piebald spoonie in Acadia Parish

Bergeron shoots rare specimen on Jan. 9 in Ebenezer
January 22, 2016 at 10:10am
With the exception of his family and faith, Mike Carloss has dedicated his whole life to waterfowl, both as a biologist and a hunter.

The making of a duck addict

January 15, 2016 at 7:00am
The combination of more hunters and better equipment puts hunting pressure on birds and forces them to become more nocturnal.

Challenges to duck hunting

January 15, 2016 at 7:00am
Scott Dennis runs Fanny’s Family Guide Service – passing on his family hunting traditions to his guests.

Fanny’s Family Guide Service

January 15, 2016 at 7:00am
Pierce Dennis helps pick up the decoys in one of Paw Paw’s Pirogues.

The story of Paw Paw’s Pirogues

January 15, 2016 at 7:00am

Lottery waterfowl hunts cancelled on Sherburne WMA South Farm Unit

Rising water levels are causing backwater flooding on the site, LDWF says
January 14, 2016 at 4:56pm
As the 2015-16 Louisiana duck season comes to a close, wary birds make for tougher hunting. The Coastal Zone ends on Jan. 17, the West Zone wraps up on Jan. 24 and the East Zone closes on Jan. 31.

Top 3 late-season duck hunting tactics

Try these tips to pick off wary birds this month
January 12, 2016 at 2:53pm
Mike Carloss shows off the limit that he polished off early in the morning.

Mr. Duck — Hunting tips from duck-hunting addict Mike Carloss

When this hunter was the LDWF’s Atchafalaya Delta Wildlife Management Area manager, he hunted every morning and evening of the duck seasons. And he still hunts the same, simple way — and kills plenty of birds. Here’s his approach.
January 01, 2016 at 7:00am
The Dean of Delacroix duck hunters, Errol Dennis, Sr., with a strap full of gadwalls.

The Dean of Delacroix — This family patriarch still duck hunts the old way

In today’s fast-paced duck hunting world, Errol Dennis Sr. directs his family’s hunting as if he were back in the old days. And they’ve mastered the art of killing late-season ducks.
January 01, 2016 at 7:00am
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January 01, 2016 at 7:00am
Eleven white-fronted geese have been fitted with transmitters as part of an LDWF study into the sharp decline in overwintering populations of the geese.

LDWF investigates decline in specklebellies wintering in Louisiana

White-fronted goose number down sharply over past 20 years
December 28, 2015 at 3:26pm