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LDWF aerial survey: December duck count at 3.02 million birds

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries’ December Aerial Waterfowl Survey indicates a major migration of birds into the Bayou State has occurred since last month, with 3.02 million birds counted compared to 1.55 million in November.

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2 hours ago
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Mottled duck telemetry study underway in Southwest Louisiana

The mottled duck’s ongoing population struggles, which prompted officials to reduce the daily limit to one bird eight years ago, now are the reason for a telemetry study designed to help researchers locate their nests to determine nesting success. 

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14 hours ago
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Benton man, juvenile busted for alleged nighttime hunting in Bossier Parish

Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries arrested a 20-year-old Benton man and ticketed a 16-year-old juvenile after allegedly observing the pair spotlighting for deer in Bossier Parish.

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Yesterday at 2:29 pm
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Hunter strikes out in Illinois, scores big in EBR Parish

Hunter McCullough and his father-in-law dished out a hefty chunk of change to make a deer hunt to Illinois earlier this season. But McCullough came home empty-handed and depressed. 

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Yesterday at 10:34 am
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Reynolds: December duck survey ‘disappointing’ so far

EDITOR'S NOTE: Larry Reynolds, waterfowl study leader with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, spoke to LouisianaSportsman.com Wednesday morning before flying the final eight transect lines of the December aerial survey. During this interview, he stressed that the entire survey is not yet complete, and his comments were based only on what he’s personally seen so far from his side of the airplane. Reynolds’ full report is expected to be released late tomorrow afternoon — check back to get the complete results.

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Yesterday at 9:45 am
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Big Bayou State bucks going down

No doubt the excitement in the deer hunting fraternity soared when news broke on the big non-typical arrowed by Frank Sullivan in October. The buck will easily make the Pope and Young record book, and depending on how the typical frame scores, might surpass the state record for archery-killed non-typicals. This buck was one of those pre-rut bucks that had developed a distinct feeding pattern, which is ideal for a bowhunter. 

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December 12 at 9:00 am
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Big buck nicknamed Rocking Chair got rocked on Dec. 5

Tyler Wallace and his brother-in-law, Corey Wichelns, nicknamed a legendary Webster Parish buck “Rocking Chair” because it’s big rack looked like a rocker turned upside down.

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December 11 at 10:26 am
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Ruston hunter drops big Union Parish 11-point

Chris Hart had his eye on a big Union Parish buck which had shown up several times on trail cams at the 7,000-acre Shiloh Hunting Club.

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December 11 at 9:44 am
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