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January's aerial waterfowl survey similar to December numbers

January's wintry weather has prevented the completion of this month’s aerial waterfowl survey, but preliminary numbers released by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries indicate just about the same number of birds in the state as last month.

The January estimate of 3.07 million ducks is essentially the same as December’s 3.02 million birds, and is 50 percent higher than last January’s estimate of 2.05 million, as well as 17 percent higher than the most recent five-year average of 2.61 million.

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Late-season duck calling tips

As many manufacturing processes trend toward computerized, assembly-line production techniques, there are still some things best done the old-fashioned way — like Faulk’s Game Calls. 

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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Riceland Custom Calls

Calling white-fronted geese can be a challenge, but quite often a quality call can make all of the difference.

Riceland Custom Calls have large bores and are easier to blow than other commercial models.

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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Caddo as a duck lake

Todd Hopkins, who lives on the lake, described it as an average duck hunting lake, one that can produce limit kills as well as one that can produce blanks.

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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Caddo Lake has some challenges

Every duck hunting spot has its idiosyncrasies and challenges, and Caddo Lake is no different than the others. Brandon Garner and Todd Hopkins mused over a few of them.

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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The skinny on Lake Caddo

Public access to Caddo Lake is easy, with multiple boat ramps on the Louisiana part of the lake. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries’ Caddo Lake Waterbody Management Plan lists six boat launches.

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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Seven cited for alleged goose violations in Vermilion Parish

Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited seven people in two incidents for allegedly hunting migratory game birds from a vehicle on a public road, according to a press release.

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January 08 at 2:15 pm
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Little things that count — Late-season goose-hunting tactics

Shot-wise things were slow. Way too slow.

The speckle bellies were down in good numbers, but for some reason acting real finicky  — just plain uppity at times.

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January 01 at 7:00 am
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