Waterfowl Hunting

Early duck estimates up 3X over 2013

A few days before the East Zone season opener for ducks, there’s good news about early migrations of waterfowl in the state. The estimate of 3.13 million ducks from the 2014 survey of central and south Louisiana is over 3

Time to get ready

Saturday was a great day to finish getting things in shape for the upcoming opening day in the East Zone.  Things are looking up for the ducks (see the report below). Duck hunting takes a lot of preparation, but it’s

Duck prospects looking good

Saturday, Nov. 15, is the first of two special youth hunts in our area and it should be a good one. There are a lot of ducks here, but there isn’t a whole lot of water. Where they’ve got water,

Simmons family featured in Louisiana Sportsman

The November 2014 issue of Louisiana’s premier outdoor magazine, the Louisiana Sportsman, features several articles about Jeff Simmon’s top tips for taking ducks, a history of Simmon’s Sporting Goods, Jeff’s favorite items for a successful duck hunt and the history

Youth hunts up next for duck hunters!

Louisiana has special days for youth duck hunts each year. There’s a reason for that — hunts with young duck hunters are special. This year in Louisiana, youth waterfowl hunts will be held Nov. 15 and Jan. 31 in the

Another teal season in the books

For most hunters, Louisiana’s 2014 special early teal season this year was kind of like a Shakespeare play — “Much Ado About Nothing”. It’s great that we have an early teal season, but it seems like more and more often,

Wow! 8.5 million blue-winged teal

If you are one of those teal hunters who shot three or four birds the first two weekends of teal season (or maybe less – hey, we aren’t mentioning names), here’s something to cheer you up. The U.S. Fish and

Good news, duck hunters!

You’ll be glad to know that the popular Simmons’ Duck Report is back!It will be available right here online every day during the 2014-15 season on the Simmons’ Sporting Goods homepage. We will also update the page regularly leading up