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Hunter shoots rare white-headed mallard drake

On Jan. 16, Brock Baudoin of New Iberia took friend Brennan Hebert duck hunting at Wax Lake Outlet just before Cajun country was about to enter into the grips of frigid Arctic temperatures. 

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January 31 at 5:19 pm
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Blond gadwall killed in Delacroix

Prairieville hunter Michael Campo thought his hunting season in Delacroix was wild when he shot a goose the day after Thanksgiving — but things really became weird Jan. 16 when he rolled a gadwall sporting feathers reminiscent of Donald Trump's signature blond comb-over.

"It looked a little funny but when we picked it up we knew it was different," Campo said of the leucistic-phase duck.

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January 23 at 4:32 pm
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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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January 18 at 4:51 pm
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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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