Waterfowl & Duck Hunting

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 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 at 1:09pm
Gatortail Mod v series

Gatortail Mod v series

March 01 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 at 1:50pm

Duck numbers down sharply in LDWF's January aerial survey

43% fewer birds than in December, Reynolds says
January 20 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 at 9:52am
The Wetland Seat

The Wetland Seat

January 01 at 7:00am
LouisianaSportsman.com user Frogslayer posted this picture from the opening weekend of the second split in Pecan Island. December's aerial survey by the LDWF revealed 3.6 million ducks in the state - the highest December number since 1999.

December aerial survey of 3.6 million ducks highest since 1999

Winter weather in flyway pushing birds into Louisiana, Reynolds says
December 21, 2016 at 10:22am
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