Duck Report

Sunday was good, too

We had another good morning. In fact, you might say it was excellent. It was mostly teal, but we had a limit of 36 on the water in less than an hour. That’s some fast shooting. We saw a lot

LDWF duck estimates – NE LA

LDWF aerial survey: The Northeast Louisiana survey was conducted November 9-15 via transectssimilar to December and January 2022. This survey is no longer flown over select locations andshould not be compared to past years’ reports. A total of 208,000 ducks

Duck Report 2023-24: Started with a limit!

There’s nothing better than a cool, pretty opening morning to start of the duck season and what’s what we had on opening morning of the 2023-24 season Saturday, Nov. 18. Things aren’t great everywhere with low numbers of ducks, but

Current LDWF Duck estimates – record low

LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE & FISHERIES The 2023 November survey estimate of 584,000 ducks in Louisiana’s coastal region and Little River basin is the lowest on record, and 27% lower than last November’s record low estimate of 802,000. This year’s

Ruddy Duck wins Louisiana duck stamp contest

Anthony J. Padgett of Noblesville, Indiana, has won the 2024 Louisiana Waterfowl Conservation Stamp Competition sponsored by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF). The annual contest, in its 36th year, determines the image on what is commonly called the

Important 2023-24 Louisiana duck regulation!

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) would like to remind waterfowl hunters that the harvest of mottled ducks is prohibited in the first 15 days of the regular duck season in both the East and West zones. In

Time to get things in order

Some of our area waterfowl hunters got an early start on the season with a good teal season, but big duck season is right around the corner. Take time to get all your gear in shape and don’t wait until

Statewide teal numbers are way down

The 2023 estimate of blue-winged teal in coastal Louisiana and Little River Basin (148,000) was 44% lower than the 2022 estimate of 264,000. It was 30% lower than the most recent 5-year average and 24% lower than the most recent

Day 60: Turn out the lights

Last one out of the blind, turn out the lights. Or in this case, in the flooded woods. The party is over for this season. We hope it was a good one for you. We gave it our best shot