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Biologist expects lower USFWS waterfowl breeding population estimates this year

Don’t freak out if waterfowl breeding population estimates from the prairies of Canada and the Northern U.S. due out next month are lower than what they’ve been in recent years.

That’s the message to the state’s duck hunters from Larry Reynolds, waterfowl study leader for the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, who pointed out that despite great population estimates last summer, crazy weather conspired to make the 2015-16 season one lots of folks would like to forget.

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July 21 at 11:06 am
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LSUís Tiger Chapter second in the nation in DU fundraising

The last five times they’ve played on the football field, LSU has defeated Texas A&M — but this year, the Aggies nipped the Tigers† in fundraising efforts for Ducks Unlimited.

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May 25 at 8:03 am
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2016-17 duck season dates set by LWFC

Four months ahead of the typical August announcement, the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission set the 2016-17 duck season dates — along with hunting season dates for other species and the general and WMA hunting rules and regulations — at its April meeting on Thursday in Baton Rouge.

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April 08 at 11:00 am
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Invasive apple snails wreak havoc in Orange Grove marsh

Mike Arcement put decoys out on his 2,000-acre lease in Orange Grove southwest of Houma the weekend before duck season started last November, and by opening day many of them were already covered in bright pink egg cases.

Submerged aquatic vegetation on the lease — key forage for ducks — was practically non-existent by the time the season started, as well.†

The culprits in both cases were apple snails, an invasive species that arrived in Louisiana about 10 years ago and readily consumes aquatic plants.†

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March 22 at 9:27 am
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Three cited for alleged duck hunting violations in Acadia Parish

Three men were cited for migratory bird violations on Feb. 20 in Acadia Parish after wildlife agents allegedly watched them shooting ducks on Bayou Nezpique, according to a press release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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March 02 at 4:35 pm
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Lafayette Parish man cited for hunting ducks and geese during closed season

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited two men for alleged hunting violations on Feb. 12 in Lafayette Parish.

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February 16 at 4:03 pm
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Flock of ducks apparently struck by lightning in Avoyelles Parish Monday morning

After surviving the 2015-16 hunting season, a flock of ducks in Avoyelles Parish was apparently taken out by a most unlikely source — a lightning strike during severe weather that rumbled through the area Monday morning.

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February 15 at 4:55 pm
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West Monroe doc documents 2015-16 duck season with video

 Video Included

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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February 10 at 6:03 pm
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