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Top 5 tactics for early season success

Landing zones – Though creating defined landing zones is often a favorite decoy pattern for hunters, it only takes observing a raft of puddle ducks one time to realize they will plop down just about anywhere — regardless of an available zone. Focus on replicating a relaxed group of loafing and feeding ducks at your favorite hole, and the birds should present plenty of shooting opportunities.

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November 15 at 6:00 am
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Reynolds’ season-opening decoy set

Lively discussions about decoy spread strategies have probably gone on since wood carvers starting crafting lifelike dekes in the 1800s. 

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November 15 at 6:00 am
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LDWF begins lead study of mottled ducks on Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge

For years now, it’s been widely documented that mottled duck populations have been declining on the Texas Gulf coast, while they have remained somewhat stable in Louisiana. 

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November 13 at 5:40 pm
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Duck numbers down ahead of opening day

Duck hunters heading out to blinds for opening day of duck season in Louisiana’s west and coastal zones Saturday morning didn’t exactly get the news they were hoping for from the just-released November aerial survey conducted by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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November 10 at 2:51 pm
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DIY decoy rigging

Today’s waterfowl decoys come in innumerable shapes, sizes and species applicable to various hunting situations. 

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November 08 at 5:00 pm
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Blind brushing tips for opening day

With the Louisiana waterfowl seasons kicking off this month, duck and goose hunters across the state will be heading out to scout and brush blinds. 

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November 06 at 11:00 am
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New Jersey artist’s painting selected for 2018 Louisiana Duck Stamp

A New Jersey artist was selected as the winner of the 2018 Louisiana Waterfowl Conservation Stamp in a competition sponsored by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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November 03 at 10:56 am
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Prepping for early season success

As if finally locating long lost friends, they arrived just as we’d envisioned. The five-pack of gadwall redefined the term ‘fully committed’ from the time they hit the far edge of the pond, and dropped into our spread without hesitation. As the guns let loose, no stragglers escaped to rat us out to the masses yet to come. 

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November 01 at 7:00 am
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