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Teal hunters give opening weekend mixed reviews

For the first time in years, Louisiana’s teal season opened on a Friday — and with one early cool front under our belts and the highest September aerial survey in the books since 2008 — expectations were high for a banner start.

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September 18 at 12:28 pm
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Teal numbers in LDWF’s September survey rocket to 373,000

Last week’s stretch of unseasonably cool temperatures was a pleasant surprise — and it looks like it helped usher in big numbers of blue-winged teal into Louisiana in time for today’s season opener.

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September 15 at 3:21 pm
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Teal gear this Hunter won’t leave home without

There are a dozen top-notch duck hunting guns on the market today, but when Hunter Simmons heads to the teal blind, he usually has his Browning Maxus 12-gauge over his shoulder.

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September 15 at 7:00 am
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Get ready, get set, go for teal! Part 2

Hunter Simmons of Mer Rouge has been in the duck blind with some of the best duck hunters in the South since he was old enough to hold a shotgun. Well, truth be told, even before that. And that usually included not missing out on Louisiana’s early bird teal season. Even though he’s still a young hunter, his experience puts his knowledge level way beyond his years.

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September 01 at 7:00 am
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Perfect places for clays practice

Legendary football coach Vince Lombardi said, “Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect.” That may be true if you are trying to win the Super Bowl, but if you are a shooter looking to improve your aim for hunting season, any practice is better than none. Louisiana hunters are fortunate to have a wide range of attractive options for brushing up on their shooting skills. Skeet ranges, sporting clay course and just regular skeet throwers all give hunters ample opportunity to sharpen their skills.

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August 15 at 7:00 am
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Two southeast La. WMAs expand, gain duck-hunting wetlands

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission on Thursday approved resolutions that will add more than 1,900 acres of waterfowl wetlands to two wildlife management areas in the southeastern part of the state.

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August 04 at 9:17 am
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Avian-X Topflight Preener/Sleeper mallard

Want to show the ducks a better spread this fall? Add a six-pack of Topflight Sleeper/Preeners created by world-famous carver Rick Johannsen. They perfectly mimic sleeping and preening mallards drakes and hens. Three of each will set you back $79.99.

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August 01 at 7:00 am
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Get ready, get set, go for teal! Part 1

Louisiana’s first-ever Friday opening day for hunting teal is September 15. You’ll probably have the blind and decoys ready early. You’ll be working your retriever, cleaning your shotgun and stocking up on supplies. Everything will be ready. 

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August 01 at 7:00 am
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