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West Monroe doc documents 2015-16 duck season with video

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When Hampton Rutland heads out for a duck hunt, he has to take along a lot more than just his decoys, shotgun, shells and hunting bag.

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Mud boat ban after 2 p.m. proposed at Pass-A-Loutre WMA for September - January

A prohibition on mud boats and air-cooled propulsion engines after 2 p.m. on Pass-A-Loutre WMA from September through January is one of the changes being considered by the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission in a Notice of Intent adopted last month in Baton Rouge.

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February 02 at 9:18 pm
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Excel OPTIFADE Camo Boats

Excel Boat Co. and W.L. GORE & Associates have partnered to offer Excel boats in GORE OPTIFADE Concealment Waterfowl Marsh Pattern. The pattern takes into account how ducks and geese see the world below them. Since birds are particularly sensitive to color and continuity with their surroundings, OPTIFADE micro pattern is extremely detailed to confuse bird vision. OPTIFADE is available on all Excel boats including the popular Excel F4 and Bay Pro.

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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January aerial survey shows big drop in Louisiana's duck numbers

With 80-degree temperatures on Christmas Day and a warmer and wetter December than usual, results from January’s aerial duck survey should come as no surprise: far fewer birds were counted in the state this month compared to last.

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January 26 at 1:25 pm
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Rayne hunter downs piebald spoonie in Acadia Parish

Shane Bergeron’s duck season got off to a rough start last fall, but wrapped up with a bang in January when he shot a startlingly white leucistic spoonbill over a rice field near Ebenezer in Acadia Parish.

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January 22 at 10:10 am
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The making of a duck addict

“I’ve always been fascinated by ducks,” Mike Carloss said with a grin. “My dad bought two baby ducks for me when I was little. They grew up to be Muscovys and ran loose around the yard.

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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Challengs to duck hunting

One of the main reasons (besides enjoying his company) I button-holed Mike Carloss for a duck hunt was the chance to get him away from distractions to pick his mind about the future of waterfowl hunting.

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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Why coot decoys should be in your duck-hunting set

Mike Carloss loves to hunt with coot decoys. By this time of the season ducks have been hunted the whole length of the Mississippi Flyway and then another month here, they have gotten pretty wise to the ways of hunters.

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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