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Teal season opener a mixed bag

Louisiana’s opening weekend of teal season played out a lot like a beginner’s class in real estate basics: It all boiled down to location, location, location.

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September 15 at 11:49 am
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Recent duck population increases masking detrimental wetlands losses

While many duck species populations are at or near historic levels now, officials are concerned that continued loss of wetlands in the U.S. Prairie Pothole Region, combined with the inevitable return of dryer weather there, will have serious implications for the future.

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September 12 at 3:30 pm
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Hackney Brake Experience

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The Honey Brake Lodge in Jonesville, LA has been crowned as the South's finest duck hunting lodge with amenities to die for and first class waterfowl hunting at its doorstep.

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September 11 at 6:00 pm
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LDWF's 2014 September teal survey third-lowest on record

The good news is the aerial survey completed this week by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries revealed about 101,000 blue-winged teal had already arrived in advance of opening day this Saturday, an increase of about 51,000 birds compared to last year’s record-breaking low count.

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September 11 at 3:17 pm
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Haves and Have-nots Teal season can be feast or famine

“Hmmm — six blue-winged teal would make for a nice day and plenty to eat,” I thought to myself the night before the opening day of the 2013 teal season. “Seriously? Six birds. One half dozen. Who’d of ever of thought the day would come?”

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September 01 at 7:00 am
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LDWF agents prepare for dove season opener on Sept. 6

Opening day hunters on private land can begin hunting doves one-half hour before sunrise this year, an important change to remember when the season kicks off statewide next Saturday, Sept. 6.Read More...
August 29 at 1:42 pm
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Hooked on quack: Mexican squealer gets stuck, dies in tree

An appropriate low-budget horror film title for this summer might be “When Trees Attack!”

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August 25 at 7:30 pm
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Opening day of duck season pushed back one week for Louisiana's coastal zone

For the first time in almost 40 years, waterfowl hunters in Louisiana’s coastal zone will not be in their blinds on the second Saturday in November for opening day of duck season.

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August 07 at 5:54 pm
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Bill to increase federal duck stamp price passes House Natural Resources Committee

The U.S. House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee yesterday passed the Federal Duck Stamp Act of 2014, which would raise the price of a federal duck stamp to $25 and dedicate the increase to conservation easements with private landowners.

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July 31 at 11:30 am
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Federal duck stamps available online, from state license vendors starting Aug. 1

Louisiana duck hunters will be allowed to purchase federal waterfowl stamps online and through hunting-and-fishing license vendors throughout the state beginning Aug. 1, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said today.

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July 17 at 3:51 pm
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Applications available for Elbow Slough WMA opening weekend dove lottery hunts

Applications are now being accepted for lottery dove hunts on Elbow Slough Wildlife Management Area in Rapides Parish for opening weekend.

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July 13 at 5:45 am
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LWFC sets dove, teal season dates for 2014-15

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission on Thursday set the dates for early migratory bird hunting this fall.

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July 03 at 4:51 pm
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Proposed 2014-15 duck hunting dates presented to LWFC

Editor's Note: This story was updated Friday morning to correct Coastal Zone dates previously provided by LDWF.

Proposed duck hunting dates for the 2014-15 season were presented to the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission at their Thursday meeting in Baton Rouge.

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July 03 at 4:30 pm
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DU's duck head featured on Sprint Cup Series car Saturday night

The Ducks Unlimited duck head will hit top speed Saturday under the lights at the Daytona International Speedway during the Coke Zero 400.

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July 03 at 11:13 am
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2014 USFWS Waterfowl Survey shows 8 percent increase in breeding pairs

A loss of about 107,000 wetland basins in the Prairie Pothole Region over a 12-year period dampened news of an 8 percent increase in breeding ducks this spring compared to last year, according to reports from Ducks Unlimited.

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July 02 at 4:59 pm
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Speed Reed

Camo Unlimited Speed Reed synthetic grass panels provide long lasting boat/duck blind and pit cover solutions. Features include flexible realistic strands that will not break, materials that can be painted to match your environment and strong mounting points for any application. These individual panels measure 2 feet x 28 inches and have UV Treatment and Weather Shield technology, ensuring multiple seasons of use.

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July 01 at 7:00 am
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