Effective duck calling There is a big difference between “Contest Calling” and “Blind calling.” What sounds good to a judge in a competition will not convince many ducks to come to your pond. Check out […]
Increasing realism ultimately leads to more birds on your strap Larry Reynolds criss-crosses the Louisiana coastline multiple times each fall — cruising at 100 knots with a bird’s-eye view from just 125 feet up, estimating […]
Working on a rice farm in Acadia Parish definitely gave Phillip Zaunbrecher an advantage in keeping an eye out on the whereabouts of teal this season — but even his job didn’t prepare him for the special bird he knocked down on Friday, Sept. 21.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries’ aerial survey last week indicated only a fraction of the typical numbers of blue-winged teal had arrived in the state ahead of opening weekend— and for the most part, hunters who ventured out Saturday and Sunday validated those estimates.