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Solid duck season overall ends in the coastal zone

Coastal zone hunters across the state trekked to their blinds for the last time yesterday, ending a season that for many featured the most ducks they had seen in years.

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Yesterday at 2:47 pm
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Two Acadiana men cited for migratory game bird violations

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited two men for migratory game bird violations in Acadia Parish after they were allegedly found with a total of 46 ducks on Jan. 18.

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January 23 at 3:00 pm
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LDWF agents write-up 15 for alleged duck hunting violations at Rayne sewer plant

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited 15 residents for alleged duck hunting violations on Jan. 17 at the Rayne sewer plant in Acadia Parish.

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January 23 at 2:32 pm
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Gueydan hunt yields rare duck

It was only about five minutes into legal shooting time Saturday morning when Matt Arceneaux picked off what he thought was just another blue-winged teal zipping over a flooded bean field.

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January 21 at 5:12 pm
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Preliminary numbers from January's aerial survey show increase in ducks

The number of ducks in the state has remained pretty consistent this season since Larry Reynolds started conducting aerial surveys last November, but his most recent flights earlier this month indicate larger concentrations of birds have begun locating in areas away from hunting pressure.

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January 16 at 10:06 am
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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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