National Hunting and Fishing Day celebrations are set for this weekend, and include a Family Fish Fest at Waddill Outdoor Education Center in Baton Rouge on Sept. 27 followed by four events to be held around the state on Sept. 28, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said.
All events are free and open to the public, the LDWF said.
When hunters choose destinations for deer, squirrels and rabbits in Louisiana, there’s no question many head to wildlife management areas because year-in, year-out rewarding hunts on those public lands are repeated across the state.
Back in July our nation celebrated its 238th birthday. No doubt many of you celebrated Independence Day watching a traditional fireworks display; you saw the rocket’s red glare and the bombs bursting in air, and hopefully avoided the popping of a firecracker in your hand.
The good news is the aerial survey completed this week by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries revealed about 101,000 blue-winged teal had already arrived in advance of opening day this Saturday, an increase of about 51,000 birds compared to last year’s record-breaking low count.
It’s probably almost too late to get in much practice time at the range in preparation for the opening of dove season this Saturday, but you still have time to stock up on supplies you might need in the field.
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“Hmmm — six blue-winged teal would make for a nice day and plenty to eat,” I thought to myself the night before the opening day of the 2013 teal season. “Seriously? Six birds. One half dozen. Who’d of ever of thought the day would come?”