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LDWF waterfowl news: Reynolds talks 2017-18 season dates, pintail limits and Venice roseau cane worries

Outdoorsmen might be focused right now on spawning specks, big redfish, lunker bass and sac-a-lait slabs, but when those first cool fronts start teasing us after the dog days of summer, teal will once again take center stage.

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April 26 at 9:49 pm
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Delta Waterfowl: Duck hunter numbers in decline nationwide

Despite booming waterfowl populations in recent years, the number of duck hunters nationwide — and in Louisiana — has been in a steady decline, according to an online report.

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March 30 at 1:09 pm
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Gatortail Mod v series

While Gatortail made its name in the shallow water market, they now have a series that caters to open water and tight timber performance. The Mod V Series boasts a pointed bow and v-shaped front into its hull which allows for a bit more comfort when crossing open water and choppy seas. The Mod V also still performs in shallow water and mud and pairs wonderfully with Gatortail’s 37HP EFI Engine. This series is a great option for the serious duck hunter who wants to use his surface drive boat to double up as a fishing boat as well.

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March 01 at 10:11 am
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Video: Training tips to get your dog ready for next season

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During the waterfowl season, many habits — both good and bad — are formed by hunters and dogs alike. 

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February 20 at 1:50 pm
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Duck numbers down sharply in LDWF's January aerial survey

For the second year in a row, unseasonably warm temperatures apparently prompted large numbers of ducks to bolt from the state — or at least move into areas not included in the annual January aerial waterfowl survey, according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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January 20 at 6:44 am
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Duck hunters survive capsizing in frigid Mississippi River Saturday

EDITOR'S NOTE: Staff writer Ryan Arena filed this report for the St. Charles Herald-Guide.

After a weekend duck hunt that nearly ended with catastrophe in the cold waters of the Mississippi River, Matt Grabert called Saturday’s experience “the scariest thing I’ve ever been through.

“When you get thrown into the water at 4:45 in the morning, helpless in the middle of the river … it could have been a much different result,” said Grabert, of Boutte. “I could barely process it when it was happening.”

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January 10 at 9:52 am
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The Wetland Seat

The Wetland Seat from Delta Waterfowl Gear by ALPS OutdoorZ is a lightweight, easy carrying seat perfect for flooded timber and marsh hunting. The seat is built using a single aluminum leg designed with a wedge end that can be driven into marsh soil and provide a firm foothold. The Wetland Seat itself is 12 x 8 inches, padded, and folds flat against the frame for easy storage. It also includes a D-ring so hunters have a place to hang a game strap.

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January 01 at 7:00 am
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December aerial survey of 3.6 million ducks highest since 1999

Below-freezing temperatures and snowfall in the upper-Midwest states appears to be benefitting Louisiana duck hunters, as the state’s annual December aerial waterfowl survey completed last week revealed 3.61 million ducks in the state — the highest estimate since 1999.

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December 21, 2016 at 10:22 am
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