Waterfowl Hunting

Bird band reporting changes

A note for duck hunters who might encounter a banded duck early this season: “I hope this finds you well whether you’re a week into the season (West Zone) or anticipating the opener in few days (East Zone), or maybe

It’s almost here…

Duck season opens Saturday, November 19. Make sure you have all your gear in order and come by and see us if you need anything. While the state duck surveys pointed out an overall lack of ducks except in southeast

November Duck report is Yuck!

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries conducted their annual November waterfowl survey this week and it doesn’t look good. The results were released Thursday night, Nov. 10. The only hope for a good opener for duck season for many folks may

Cold weather should fire you up!

Deer season has already started for bowhunters and deer is next. And of course, duck hunting. If you are like most hunters, you’ve been piddling around getting things ready or just kind of putting in the effort to go 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