Waterfowl Hunting

Teal estimates about average

The 2022 estimate of 264,000 blue-winged teal in coastal Louisiana and Catahoula Lake was 6% lower than the 2021 estimate of 281,000. It was 37% higher than the most recent 5-year average and 44% higher than the most recent 10-year

FWS reports duck numbers are down

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has released its report on 2022 Waterfowl Population Status, based on surveys conducted in May and early June by FWS, Canadian Wildlife Service (CWS) and other partners. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the

Duck season is over, but…

You can’t hunt ducks now, but you can spend some great times in the Duck Blind and we guarantee you can get your limit. That’s the Duck Blind Cafe on the second level of Simmons’ Sporting Goods. Come by and

Day 60: Boom! What a finish

We were fortunate to have a couple of spots we’ve been kind of saving and it paid off big time on the last morning of the season. There were quite a few ducks hanging around. We had two blinds and

Day 59: We had a good hunt

There weren’t a lot of ducks Saturday morning, but we had a good hunt. It was iced up pretty bad and locked up in a lot of areas. We were in a good spot and got a mixed bag of

Day 58: And then there were two

Man, it was tough Friday, but we still got 11 and that’s better than a lot of days here recently. There are just not many birds and while you’d expect new ducks in here with the weather change above us,

Day 57: A few ducks around

Well, it was a bit better today than most days recently, but that still isn’t saying a lot. There were enough birds flying to keep it interesting. We had a group that killed 14 in one blind. We spent a

Day 56: A little bit better day

Wednesday was a good morning, especially compared to the last few days. We saw a decent number of ducks flying and while they didn’t work great, we did get a good mixed bag. We still aren’t getting any mallards much

Day 55: Grinding it out

Today there were a decent amount of ducks flying, but they didn’t want to work very well. It was a tough day, but we stayed and grinded it out and got 12. There still aren’t many big birds. Goose hunting

Banded