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Saturday afternoon was the perfect day for Gators. We always find they are much more active when warm temperatures meet normal tides. My daughter and her friend came down to join in the hunt. We filled 6 tags with gators that ran from just under 8 ft. to almost 9ft. The huge ones we have seen the last few weeks were elusive this day but the ones we caught were all nice and provided exciting moments for the girls. I would leave the dogs home for teal season in Delacroix. Way more gators than teal right now.

September 16 at 11:58am

Well, a new Duck Season has officially begun. I did not expect much this morning as we did not see anything while setting the alligator lines all day yesterday in Delacroix. Had a single come in and not leave. At least we christened the new season. Please let us know your results from this morning. And good luck to all this season.

September 15 at 7:29am

PawPaw and I went to Delacroix again today to start the process of moving Blinds that are now in water instead of on the land due to the continued erosion. The last few weeks we have been seeing one or two teal each trip. Today we saw 17 along with some mottled ducks. We saw 2 groups of 4, 2 groups of 3, a single and a pair. They were in the same area where they show up each year. Still plenty time for them to arrive before 9/15. Lots of work to do before the big duck season to get more blinds built and moved to dry land. The excitement is starting to build!!!

August 12 at 6:37pm

Delacroix has lost an icon. Lionel Serigne was indeed a great man. There are not too many of the true original ?old timers? left from Delacroix. If you were ever lucky enough to sit with Lionel Serigne, any of his brothers, or any of the other old Delacroix men and just talk about the good old days you are a lucky person. That culture is vanishing as fast as the marsh and reliving those times are special moments. He will be missed and Delacroix will be different without him around.

July 03 at 8:18pm

I was spending some time looking back through my pictures and logs from this past duck season and it has been as good or better than the past five seasons. My guide hunts went very well this year and the couple of slow hunts I had seemed to happen when I hunted with my family. We shot mostly teal and greys during the season till the greys started to get scarce the last two weekends. We still killed a few greys each hunt but shot a few dogris to fill limits at the bitter end. I made some new friends that I look forward to hunting with in the future and enjoyed the company of buddies I have been hunting with for years. I know it was a tough season for some, including some of my family, but I had a great season. Guess it was a combination of hard work and a little luck at times. As I type this I am getting messsges from some that hunted with me this year looking to book there dates for next season already. I guess it helps us all to start the planning for next year. There are boats to clean and maintain and more blinds to build. I can?t wait!!! Here are some pics from this past season. Good luck to all as we wait till we can hunt again!

January 29 at 8:21pm

The last weekend of the season I helped my buddy Jimmy from Wsterfowl Specialist with a group from North Carolina. We each had 3 hunters and worked hard to put the group on some shooting opportunities with the tough conditions and pressured ducks. Our groups averagered around 13-15 ducks per blind consisting of teal, bluebills(dogris) and some greys in the mix also. The first day someone in my group hunting Delacroix killed a drake Bluebill that was banded. On the second day that same group hunted with Jimmy in Shell Beach and killed another banded drake bluebill. When reporting the bands the two ducks were banded by the same person, two days apart in Illinois back in 2016. These two ducks were killed buy the same group, on back to back days, one in Delacroix and one in Shell beach with the actual hunting area about 10 miles apart from each other. Pretty crazy when you think about it. Two ducks, banded 2 days apart in Illinois by the same person killed in SE La. almost 2 years later on back to back days by the same hunters. It was a good closing to a good season for us down in Delacroix. I know it was tough for many including family members and good friends. Now the wait begins till we can do it again. Good luck to those hunting this weekend.

January 23 at 6:45pm

Today I didn?t book a guided trip in order to share the blind with my Father, my brother and his two children and a good friend. We all hunted together in the new blind I built. The teal action was pretty quick in the morning and we enjoyed letting the younger ones take their shots. We saw a few big ducks but not as many as we were hoping. We brought along a propane cooker for heat for PawPaw and decided to cook up some deer sausage in the blind as well. A hot meal with family while shooting ducks in the duck blind; how much better can it get! We killed 7 teal and 12 dogris. I could have been upset that we didn?t see and shoot as many big ducks as we had hoped but I sat back and enjoyed the memories we made today. Have a guided trip tomorrow and will post a report. Good luck to all!

January 06 at 5:57pm

I know this season has been a tough one for most of the Duck Hunting Community and I have had both good and bad hunts this year. I just got a report that Delacroix is loaded with ducks and the weather has indeed sent them our way. The season closes on the 21st and time is running out. We only have two choices when it comes to duck hunting. We either go, or we don’t go. I will be in the blind every chance I get. I too become frustrated with slow hunts and morning with empty skies. I am going to stay positive and give the ducks all I have for the remainder of the season and enjoy what SE Louisiana has to offer. Some of my favorite saying when it come to duck hunting are; ?Don?t let your expectations ruin the experience?, and ?What if they show up and your not there?? I will be waiting form them if and when they show up! Good luck to all the rest of the season.

January 04 at 11:04am

We will be heading out to W. Monroe in the morning to make our annual hunting trip with Phil and the rest of the DC Crew. This annual trip dates back 12 years, way before Duck Dynasty was even on their radar. Phil, Kay, and the rest of the family have not changed and they are still the same down to earth and generous family they were before the crazy success of the show. We will be bringing up some fine SE Louisiana shrimp, fish, and oysters to go along with the awesome family dish?s that Phil and Kay will cook up. Looking forward to lots of hunting, eating around the table, and sharing story?s of past hunts. Can?t wait to see those mallards coming into the timber. It will be a good change of scenery from the Delacroix marsh. I will send reports after the hunts. Good luck to all this holiday season.

December 25, 2017 at 11:32am

I just wanted to start a ?Merry Christmas? post. Wishing everyone out there in LA Sportsman Land a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.


Fanny?s Family Duck Club and Guide Service,

Paw-Paw?s Pirogues.

December 24, 2017 at 5:54pm

It has been a great second split for us in Delacroix but it has takes some hard work. On the Friday before the second split opened I spent the evening scouting. I found that the ducks moved further outside, about 5 miles from where we had a good first split. I hunted out the boat blind and killed 52 the first weekend. On Thursday I spent the morning cutting boards. Drove down to Delacroix, cut brush on the way down. I made two 14 mile round trip boat rides to get the brush and materials to the hot location and spend till dark building a blind for todays’s hunt with a group of 4. Owning land and private leases are pretty tough work also. Have to stay on the ducks when they move. My plan was to kill 30 ducks in the morning out of new blind. Mission accomplished! The very heavy fog lifted about 7:30 and we finished with our 6 man limit. Mostly GW teal and a mix of greys, pintail, dogris, and a couple of spooners. Had a couple of young boys in the group and they had a blast. Good luck to everyone the rest of the season.

December 22, 2017 at 11:52am

While enjoying a warm fire after Saturday’s Duck hunts we baited some lines with fresh duck hearts and fished of the back of he dock. We got on a good catfish bite and caught some monsters. Didn’t have a scale to weigh them but this is a 100 qt. ice chest and one next to my 67 lb lab. It was a fun night and some good eating!

December 17, 2017 at 9:02pm

It was fast limits this morning in our area of Delacroix. We were a little late setting up because of havejng to run poachers off of our property. Man is that frustrating! We had a few dogris and teal belly up before we were finished setting up. We put the dogris on the no kill list and finished our limit of 24 before 7:15. All green wings, one Grey, and the few dogris from the early morning. If was as fast of shooting as I have ever experienced. The greys we’re moving to the area as we were picking up. We could have waited on them but were were happy with the green wings. Hope everyone had a good morning, some of the other hunters in Delacroix didn’t do to well. All about location and we were in the right spot this morning. Good luck the rest of the season.

December 16, 2017 at 10:22am

This afternoon this poacher showed up in my front yard. I guess he is waiting for the ducks migrating down with the weather fronts we are having. Hope the ducks enjoy the peace and quiet of the split this weekend and hang around till the 16th. Get those “Honey Do’s” out the way and get ready for the second split.

December 08, 2017 at 2:39pm

It has been a busy Duck Season down in Delacroix. Some hunts have been better than others but the front on this past Sunday has brought more ducks to our part of the marsh. Monday?s hunt was a 3 man limit if 11 greys, 3 pintail, 2 teal, a readhead and a spoonie. There were more greys Monday than all season in the section of marsh l hunt the most. Today?s hunt was my donated hunt for Delta Waterfowl. We had a blast and it was a fun time in the blind. Our limit of 18 was a mix of greys, teal, and dogris, and a mottled Duck. The ducks worked a little better the last couple of days. Maybe because the weekday hunts were a little less crazy with fewer hunters. Looks like another front will come through Thursday and bring nice weather for the weekend. l had a group back out for this weekend so let me know if you want to make a hunt. Good luck to all this Holiday Weekend.




November 21, 2017 at 6:11pm

Man these next few nights will be difficult. 4 more sleepless nights before the duck season opener is here. l did not book a guided hunt for opening morning as l wanted to share the hunt with my dad who has just recovered from a knee replacement surgery. My successful youth hunt Sunday scratched the duck itch some and it was a great time sharing the hunt with two teenagers who limited out with 9 greys and 3 teal. But as you know, when you scratch an itch it becomes inflamed. It will be tough controlling the anxiety the rest of the week. Looking forward to creating more memories with Dad!! Good luck to all this weekend!

November 07, 2017 at 11:07am

Fanny?s Family had a great youth hunt to kick off the Duck Season down in Delacroix. Forstall and Scott tore them up this morning killing 9 Greys and 3 Teal. My Complements to Mr Rawlings for taking the young ones hunting. Forestall had some prior experience but it was Scott?s first Duck hunt. Even with the hot tempetures and no wind, the ducks worked perfectly and provided great opportunities for the young guns. When it is as still as it was this morning, being covered and eliminating all movement while the greys are working is important. This group did a great job listening to the rules of the blind and staying down till I called the shots. If this is any indication of the season to come it will be another good one. I still have a few dates open so let me know if you are interested in making a hunt this year. Good luck to all next weekend and stay safe on the water!

Scott, 504-442-0290

Delacroix Duck Hunts

November 05, 2017 at 8:50pm

That time of year!! Brushing blinds and making final boat inspections. Will post a duck report after the weekend.

October 28, 2017 at 4:36pm

The cool weather this morning got me in the mood for some duck calling practice on the way to work. My Lanyard stays on the passenger seat if my truck this time of year so it is always accessible when I get the urge to practice. I also find some time when no one else is home and I have the house to myself. My Lanyard is full of Duck Commander Calls. I know it is way more than needed for hunting but I love them all and all have a place and time during the hunt. What’s on Your Lanyard?

October 17, 2017 at 7:18am

Today I made my first teal hunt of the season. My brother and I killed five. There were a few flying around but not as many as were around the day before. We were also able to fill another alligator tag. Removed this Beast 100 yds. from my main duck blind. This is why we don't bring out dogs to hunt during teal season and sometimes not even the first week or so of the regular season. 11ft. 4 inches, over 360 lbs. Good luck the rest of the teal season.

September 24, 2017 at 5:08pm

Trespassing/poaching is very frustrating to deal with and can ruin your area as you have explained. We deal with it in Delacroix every season as well. Most of the time they admit they are wronged and leave peacefully. They would rather take a chance and get run out peacefully than pay for a lease or fight the public land battle. Eventually nice guys like you and I need to get tough on these trespassers or they will just keep bouncing around and getting to hunt good property for free while getting run out a couple of times a year. Ridiculous!!!

September 18 at 8:01am
A comment titled: Re: Gator Hunt with the Girls in response to a report titled: Gator Hunt with the Girls

Here is another pic from after the hunt. Sure is nice to spend quality family time in the great outdoors. Making memories that will last forever!

September 17 at 10:43am
A comment titled: Re: A New Duck Season Officially Begins in response to a report titled: A New Duck Season Officially Begins

Glad to hear some of y’all having good hunts. We have an area on our property that is one of those “pockets”. Had some 4 weeks before the season but they have relocated. Hope to have better hunts next weekend. Keep the reports coming. And good luck to all!

September 17 at 10:36am
A comment titled: Re: Teal Opener-Thoughts??? in response to a report titled: Teal Opener-Thoughts???

Our area of Delacroix had more teal 4-5 weeks ago then they had last weekend. Will be waiting for shooting time in my new blind that my dad and I built. Will also be filling out gator tags and chasing reds after the morning flight is over. Need to get these huge gators thinned out a little. Way too many gators these days!!! Good luck to all this weekend.

September 13 at 9:30pm
A comment titled: Re: Loch Ness Monster in Delacroix, LA? in response to a report titled: Loch Ness Monster in Delacroix, LA?

A group of otters. Fun to watch. Used to see them a lot in Delacroix. They like to come play in your decoys. Will raise their head high out the water to check you out.

September 07 at 11:12am
A comment titled: Re: Boat Blind Material in response to a report titled: Boat Blind Material

Hey Gadwall. May want to try this place. This will be my third season using this grass. It?s available in sheets and rolls of different sizes and lengths. Although my guided hunts are usually in permanent blinds, my boat blind is always attached and ready for use. I make many hunts out of the boat each year. I make sure to always put the blind upright overnight and between hunts to keep the grass dry. I also put the grass on the blind frame with blades laying down and the top rolled up for extra coverage. This also helps the grass last longer and the blades lay more natural. Good luck to all, the teal are already here!

August 24 at 12:17pm
A comment titled: Re: Lake Pontchartrain Manatees in response to a report titled: Lake Pontchartrain Manatees

I saw one at the Madisonville boat launch on 6/29/2016 right around 3:00 pm. I was on the small dock next to the ramp holding the boat while my dad parked the truck. It surfaced not 3 feet from the dock. Got my phone ready to catch it on video but never resurfaced. It was much bigger that I expected them to be. Seemed over 8 ft long, probably closer to 10 ft. long. Pretty cool sight!

August 03 at 7:16pm
A comment titled: Re: Melerine's Camp Rental in response to a report titled: Melerine's Camp Rental

Lionel Serigne was indeed a great man. There are not too many of the true original “old timers” left from Delacroix. If you were ever lucky enough to sit with Lionel Serigne, any of his brothers, or any of the other old Delacroix men and just talk about the good old days you are a lucky person. That culture is vanishing as fast as the marsh and reliving those times are special moments. He will be missed and Delacroix will be different without him around.

July 03 at 8:15pm
A comment titled: Re: 3 Days in Delly Croix 4 29-5-1 18 in response to a report titled: 3 Days in Delly Croix 4 29-5-1 18

Delacroix is a special place for sure. It?s sad how fast we are losing that beautiful marsh. Did you see any of those beautiful blue wings that are still hanging around. My dad and I fished Saturday afternoon and saw several flocks of those fully plumed teal. Still hanging around where they were last fall and will be returning in just a few short months. We caught plenty reds and a couple trout. Threw back 2-3 small reds for every one we kept. Enjoyed spending time in Paradise!

May 03 at 9:06pm
A comment titled: Re: LOUISIANA LEGENDS in response to a report titled: LOUISIANA LEGENDS

Looks like a good trip Jimmy. I?m sure the stories at the camp and on the boat were memorable. I?ve enjoyed some of their company before. Enjoy the great times on the water and keep up the good work!

April 20 at 1:03pm
A comment titled: Re: Dog training in response to a report titled: Dog training

I can strongly recommend B-Young retrievers. Look them up and give them a call. I have been hunting with them and dogs they have trained for years. They are great people and are close to the area you are looking for. Tell them Scott recommended them.

April 03 at 8:53pm
A comment titled: Re: How 'bout The Good Ole Days in response to a report titled: How 'bout The Good Ole Days

That is a great reflection of what it is all about. We all have memories of the “good old day” with the hunters who taught us how to hunt. As the years pass the young grow up to become the old timers. I guess that is the transition I am in now. It snuck up on me but I guess I am one of the older one and it’s my time to teach the next generation. We all will wish for just one more hunt with the old timers when there time has past. Great post T!

February 17 at 4:59pm

Great Pics Roland. Glad you had a great year also. Going to have to make a road trip up there with you one year. Maybe during our coastal split. Hope all is well and we make it through the off season.

January 30 at 12:06pm
A comment titled: Re: Duck Dogs in response to a report titled: Duck Dogs

A lab with any amount of drive will not let the mud slow them down. Call B-Young Retrievers, they train and raise both and they can answer all your questions. Good luck in which ever you choose!

January 29 at 9:51pm
A comment titled: Re: Our seasons suck in response to a report titled: Our seasons suck

I know that part of the reason the season is a week earlier in the coastal zone is to take advantage of the early migration of the teal, greys and other species that make up the majority of what we kill in the coastal zone. There were at least as many greys in the marsh during the first week of November, youth weekend, as there were all season. Another hunter posted that he had 14 days that his Marsh was not accessible due to low tides. It the coastal season continued for another week it could easily be another week of no water for hunters. Just think that these are some factors that are considered when setting coastal dates. Good luck to those who can hunt this weekend!

January 24 at 7:08am
A comment titled: Re: My Opinion on no ducks in response to a report titled: My Opinion on no ducks

I love to see the passion in this post. I had my doubts about the fact that keeping water from freezing up north was happening on a large enough scale to halt the migration. I have not had the time to research the topic. I do agree with the concept of mechanically altering conditions to shoot ducks as not being fair chase. Also, I may be wrong, but when noting that there are almost 10000 views I don’t think that means 10000 people. If I open this post 5 times a day to read the comments for the 10 days or so since it started, I would account for 50 views. Again, I may be wrong. Either way you have brought a great deal of attention to this subject. Good Job, and good luck, I will continue to keep up with this post.

January 11 at 1:56pm
A comment titled: Re: Duck blind sunrise in response to a report titled: Duck blind sunrise

Sunrise is defiantly my favorite time of the morning. Many shot opportunities have been missed while my back is turned to the decoys to take pics and admire the creators start of the day. Here are a couple from this year.

January 08 at 6:41pm
A comment titled: Re: Double band wood duck in response to a report titled: Double band wood duck

That is a memory made that will last forever!

January 04 at 11:23am
A comment titled: Re: My Opinion on no ducks in response to a report titled: My Opinion on no ducks

I just received an update from the Duck Commander crew in N Louisiana. The ducks just showed up yesterday. It was below freezing last week when we were there and the ducks were very scarce. The temps got crazy low Sunday and still took 3 more days for the ducks to come downtown N. La. They hunted the deep holes that remained unfrozen and killed them the last 2 days. It takes extremes to get them down to us. A buddy hunted Delacroix today and killed 8 between 2 blinds. Way fewer ducks now where he hunts that earlier in the season. Whatever the reasons, it’s just not what it used to be. I’ve still had a great season to this point but it’s still not close to years in the past. I think the ducks are just getting “Slick”. That’s what Phil says. Wait 5 days after the season and the ducks will be all over. And it’s not because they are just getting down then, they are hanging in refuges and other places where they are not hunted or pressured. Just another theory to throw out there. Oh well, all we can do is stay at it. The end of the season is quickly approaching.

January 03 at 8:27pm
A comment titled: Re: Hard work pays off in Delacroix in response to a report titled: Hard work pays off in Delacroix

Still having good hunts in Delacroix. Saturday was a challenging shoot with the teal giving my guest fits. They ended the day with limits of teal, a couple greys and a pair of pintails. Sunday was a rainy blue bill morning but my hunters from Costa Rica enjoyed the shoot. Limits of dosgris and some greys filled the strap and made them happy before the rains got bad. The teal moved out the area but I thinks they will return. Will keep at them for the next 21 days!! Good luck to all the rest of the season.

January 01 at 2:08pm
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