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Todd Fitzmorris aka “Coot”

Todd Fitzmorris, who is known as “Coot” when posting reports on the LouisianaSportsman.com forum, has been prowling the marshes of Southeast Louisiana since the age of 15.

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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Target other species during the late duck season

Like most hunters in Southeast Louisiana, grays and teal make up most of the ducks taken by Capt. Nash Roberts IV, but during the latter days of hunting he will often target other species.

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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Finishing duck season strong

The second split of 2013-2014 season has been recognized by hunters in Southeast Louisiana as one of the poorest in many years. I, like many other hunters, struggled with low tides and what seemed to be a total lack of ducks.

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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The Yentzen story

The first duck call that ever touched my lips was a Yentzen.

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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Cutting the mumbo jumbo

Most duck hunters — even expert callers — don’t understand the language of duck calls. Some incorrectly associate call style with numbers of reeds.

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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Richard K. Yancey WMA is a hunter’s paradise

Chuck Wilkins is from Denham Springs, but he spends as much time as possible hunkered down at his hunting camp south of Deer Park.

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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About Richard K. Yancey Wildlife Management Area

Richard K. Yancey Wildlife Management Area is big, with its 69,806 acres sprawling nearly 30 miles north to south between the Mississippi and Red rivers.

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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Don’t get stuck in a duck-hunting rut

Sometimes, late-season ducks will kick you right out of your duck blind. If you are paying attention.

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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Christmas trees, garland make great duck-hunting camo

The first time a couple of my hunting partners saw me stop my truck at the curb and load up an old fake Christmas tree and about 40 feet of used garland that had been discarded after Christmas, I got laughed at pretty hard.

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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Duck boys grew up

The first time I wrote about Matt Laird and Matthew Turner, they were sophomores in high school — both standout prep athletes and excellent students.

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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Goose Busters — Who you gonna call?

The first official Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries aerial survey for Northeast Louisiana back in November showed more than 160,000 geese in the Mer Rouge region the week duck season opened.

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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Hog busters — How Louisiana Wild Hog Removal operates

A few years ago a group of eight hunters formed Louisiana Wild Hog Removal LLC to hunt, kill and remove feral hogs from other people’s property.

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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Varmint: Why wild hogs spread so quickly

Louisiana has a strange relationship with Sus scrofa — the feral hog,

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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Hunting journals prove simple is best approach

Warren Womack keeps detailed journals from virtually every hunt he’s ever been on. He records where he hunted, the date and time, any deer seen and weather conditions — with the occasional accompanying photographs or video.

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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Stand placement is key to deer-hunting success

While Savant sees early morning and afternoon as prime deer times, if hunting public land has taught him anything it’s that other hunters think the same way.

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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Target nuttall oaks for late-season success

Warrent Womack is always on the lookout for mast-bearing trees during deer season. Any seasoned deer hunter knows the affinity between whitetails and acorns during the fall and winter.

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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