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Shut up to call ducks

Ducks don’t talk to each other nearly as much as hunters think, especially during the late season. Just as a roomful of people will migrate away from a loud, obnoxious guy who tries to dominate the conversation, ducks will exhibit the same behavior.

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Nooner Ducks

Poor Zach. Maybe I should have warned him. This was the first Louisiana duck hunt for Pelayo’s brother-in-law, and he was dressed like a male model for Cabela’s catalog. His camo outfit was spanking new with the creases razor sharp. His hat even had a price tag still dangling from the back. And around his neck dangled a shiny wooden duck call about the size of a small baseball bat. […]

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A Deed for Ducks

As far back as 1929, men, who sipped the best bourbon around tables with white-linen cloths, wrote deeds. They sought to own the land for the mineral rights to the black gold deep in the soil below. […]

Waterfowl & Duck Hunting

Ducks cranking up behind cold front

If a Monday morning marsh hunt with Hackberry Rod & Gun is any indication, Louisiana waterfowlers reluctantly counting down the days of the 2006-07 season may finish with a flurry thanks to the cold front making its way across the state. […]

Waterfowl & Duck Hunting

Atchafalaya Delta WMA holding variety of ducks

This duck season has been all about being in the right spot at the right time, and there’s no better public spot to hunt through the end of the season than Atchafalaya Delta WMA. This 140,000-acre maze of freely available land at the mouth of the Atchafalaya River and the Wax Lake Outlet looks a lot like the Mississippi River Delta, and it can hold just as many birds. […]

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Health Club Ducks

What’s more exasperating than watching flock after flock after flock of ducks (mostly greys) land far out into the open water 300 yards away from your decoy spread, which was lovingly placed in a sheltered little cove and strategically set out from 20 to 35 yards downwind of where you huddle, perfectly hidden, in a grove of marsh alders blowing yourself hoarse on a duck call? […]