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What's the word Mr, Reynolds?

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December 13, 2016 at 8:43am

I have heard thru the grapevind that LDWF is considering increasing the size of the restricted areas on coastal WMA's know as Limited Access Areas?

As I read the rule it restricts combustion engines from being allowed within the LAA areas 24/7 from September thru the end of January.

Does anyone know if this is accurate in terms of how the rules are enforced?

How do you feel about LAA's generally speaking?

May 06, 2014 at 9:29am

Yes but the first time I hear that more refuges or returning rest areas to WMA’s is part of the solution I’m out.

February 07 at 7:51am
A comment titled: Re: Duck hunting south of Rayne, LA in response to a report titled: Duck hunting south of Rayne, LA

Sucks until you get to the freshwater marsh.

March 08, 2017 at 1:52pm
A comment titled: Re: 4 Duck Hunting Videos Into 1 in response to a report titled: 4 Duck Hunting Videos Into 1

Sky Busters Delight...Shoot 3 times as every bunch know matter what...lol

December 12, 2016 at 10:42am
A comment titled: Re: Louisiana Ariel survey in response to a report titled: Louisiana Ariel survey

What about the East Zone Mr, Reynolds? Will you be able to get it done? Not that there will be much to see but it's something we do look forward to each year.

November 09, 2016 at 12:58pm
A comment titled: Re: Second Split predictions in response to a report titled: Second Split predictions

I'll go home empty handed before I shoot a diver or a spoon unless I see a good mount prospect...

December 16, 2015 at 6:39pm
A comment titled: Re: Proposed East Zone Boundary Change in response to a report titled: Proposed East Zone Boundary Change

PP I would not be surprised at all if that happens. I think the SW La. rice gets put in the EZ and SELA. ends up staying in the CZ.

October 07, 2015 at 1:35pm
A comment titled: Re: Proposed East Zone Boundary Change in response to a report titled: Proposed East Zone Boundary Change

While I think SELA should remain in the CZ I certainly can understand wanting stability of dates.

One thing is certain CZ will not remain the same every year if what I have heard about a certain new commissioner is true and he has his way.

October 07, 2015 at 10:59am
A comment titled: Re: Coastal Zones dates in response to a report titled: Coastal Zones dates

Larry you represent all of the hunters of La. with the highest level of integrity and with the best of intentions for all. From what I have witnessed you are not easily swayed by political notions which is refreshing.

Keep doing what you do!

Greenchaser

August 07, 2015 at 8:55am
A comment titled: Re: Coastal Zones dates in response to a report titled: Coastal Zones dates

Thanks Scott,

Your bio seems to make it highly unlikely that you would have even been in business during the 30/3 era but it you say so I'll leave it at that.

Greenchaser

August 04, 2015 at 11:32pm
A comment titled: Re: Coastal Zones dates in response to a report titled: Coastal Zones dates

Mr. Outfitter,

If what you say is true then I stand corrected but I do wonder how much you will care about the resource when the bottom falls out on the prairie like it did in the 80's. If it's like last time you and others like you will fold your tent and head for greener pastures. I suppose it's just the nature of the business.

Good luck to you and your clients this season!

Greenchaser

August 04, 2015 at 5:06pm
A comment titled: Re: Coastal Zones dates in response to a report titled: Coastal Zones dates

I always find it a bit of an oxymoron when guides who put the greatest pressure on the resource of any group of waterfowl hunters within our state talk about sustaining quality hunting.

I'm not sure how those two factors go hand in hand but it's something I hear a fair amount from commercial ops personnel.

August 04, 2015 at 3:58am
A comment titled: Re: Coastal Zones dates in response to a report titled: Coastal Zones dates

Never said we should manage duck season any particular kind of way and especially not for a particular species. I'm pleased with the East Zone dates. I think they are the best we can do and satisfy most everyone.

I was simply correcting what I saw as errors in the content of your post. More ducks arrive as the season wears on. There are more ducks on the coast in December than there are in November and more in January than there are in December. It's as simple as that.

With that said and at the risk of repeating myself clearly ducks are easiest to harvest when they first arrive so it's wise to hunt fairly early on the coast even if the numbers are really not what they seem as the survey data points out. I think the birds quickly seek and find refuge as the season wears on.

August 03, 2015 at 2:46pm
A comment titled: Re: Coastal Zones dates in response to a report titled: Coastal Zones dates

http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/hunting/aerial-waterfowl-surveys

August 03, 2015 at 1:16pm
A comment titled: Re: Coastal Zones dates in response to a report titled: Coastal Zones dates

You and I both know that. Lanco in all his infinite wisdom didn't appear to know that based on his comments.

August 03, 2015 at 1:10pm
A comment titled: Re: Coastal Zones dates in response to a report titled: Coastal Zones dates

Actually the Dec. Coastal Survey generally indicates more ducks in the marsh. 5 out of the last 5 Dec. surveys illustrates that fact.

Since 2000 5-6 of the November surveys have been amongst the lowest on record. Last year was unusually high due to two arctic blast and the Dec survey number still topped Nov.

Are ducks more hunt able and more widespread in November. Probably so but the surveys clearly indicate the numbers are greater in Dec.

August 03, 2015 at 11:48am
A comment titled: Re: Coastal Zones dates in response to a report titled: Coastal Zones dates

You boys should have gotten in the coastal zone when you had the chance.

Problem with a North La. Zone is there is a good size segment of hunters in NW La. that see Central Flyway birds come thru early and they want to hunt earlier than the folks from Three Rivers area northward.

July 31, 2015 at 1:16pm
A comment titled: Re: Coastal Zones dates in response to a report titled: Coastal Zones dates

Anyone who is satisfied with hammering teal and gadwall all season simply do not have access to good mallard hunting!

Fortunately I have it all and want as late a season as possible!

July 31, 2015 at 10:36am
A comment titled: Re: Coastal Zones dates in response to a report titled: Coastal Zones dates

I'm with Deloutre on the East Zone Dates but it's not likely. Instead we will lose two weeks in the peak of the East Zone migration in December so rice field hunters can shoot GWT.

Just for the record I am south of Catahoula Lake.

July 27, 2015 at 1:49pm
A comment titled: Re: Biloxi marsh in response to a report titled: Biloxi marsh

I had several email exchanges with Mr. Baker on this matter and asked him point blank on two occassions if the land owner instituted or demanded this change in policy.

His answers were as follows:

The landowner and LDWF are conderned about the current damage to marsh. By virture of our lease agreement, LDWF is obligated to preserve and potect the the property. LDWF proposed the language and the landowner agrees with the proposal.

The proposed regulation change is designed to reduce habitat
damage within Biloxi WMA. We believe it will help preserve the fragile marsh on
which many species of wildlife and fisheries depend. This move is also
supported by the landowner.

I personally don't have a stake in the game but I think it sets a bad precedent for the future use of coastal WMA's.

April 14, 2015 at 3:43pm
A comment titled: Re: Biloxi marsh in response to a report titled: Biloxi marsh

That's exactly what I told Mr. Baker. Regulate where MM's can and can't be used on the WMA and have enforcement do their job and write tickets. The word would get out.

LDWF is taking the easy way out!

March 27, 2015 at 9:30am
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