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2004 Duck Forecast

As owner of Mallard Retreat, James Warrington has the option of hunting any of his five lodges from Jonesville, La., to northern Alberta, Canada, including Stuttgart, Ark., southern Alberta and North Dakota. […]

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2004-2005 WMA Forecast

As days off and vacations were being planned for hunting in 2004-05, state wildlife biologists liked what they saw on public hunting acreage in their respective districts. […]

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Permanent Plots

Let’s face it: Plowing, soil testing, liming, fertilizing, planting and killing weeds to maintain a green field includes exhausting work and often great expense. A green field, like a two-edged sword, can and will attract and feed deer. […]

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Wild Duck Chase

The call of the wild. To Jack London, it meant wolf howls echoing through snowy valleys of the Alaska wilderness. To me, it sounds like geese — that distant honking that always jerks your gaze skyward and sets your neck craning around, searching for the source. […]

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Unintended Outcome

It was several years ago when Wild Turkey Hunting Club decided to move from an anything-goes buck management plan to a requirement that bucks have at least 6 points before members could shoot them. […]

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Swampers in the Marsh

Although large numbers of rabbits live in marshes, you may have problems hunting marsh rabbits. But 73-year-old Melvyn Verdin of Barataria has made it his life’s passion. […]

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Late is Great

In the latter part of the Louisiana duck season, times can be awesome and they can be frustrating. Just when you think you figured out a late-season pattern, it changes and then it does again the following season. […]