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September Mallards

Well, many thought my buddy Cal Fontenot and I were crazy to take on such an adventure. Besides, who just jumps in their truck and drives to another country in the hopes of killing ducks without making the first phone call, knowing anyone, or going through an outfitter (not that we could afford one)? […]

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Sunup to Sundown

Southwest Louisiana has a special place in my fishing heart. There, on the border estuary of Sabine Lake, guide Chuck Uzzle introduced me to a large harem of speckled trout some six years ago. It was the biggest stringer of gorilla trout I have ever caught — nine fish over 28 inches were released that day. […]

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Lovey Dovey

Louisiana will really be a “Sportsman’s Paradise” for those outdoorsmen who enjoy the challenge of wing shooting for speedy gray bullets that buzz grain fields in the fall. […]

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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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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. […]

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Fly Delta

Hunt a place for a decade, and you’ll see sights known to no other man. Hunt a place as productive as the Atchafalaya Delta for a decade, and you’ll have a front-row seat to manifestations of nature too glorious to be fully appreciated by just one man. […]