January 21, 2016 at 9:54am
we need to tighten the laws on how farmers deal with their excess grain that is not harvested and left on the ground! i understand there are laws in place to control the issue, but ITS NOT ENOUGH! when you start farming grain feilds and heating ponds specifically for ducks, you are deliberatly altering their migration patterns! why would they want to move when everything they need is being hand fed to these birds? Don't give me wrong, I am a firm believer in the conservation and preservation of the sport, I have no trouble abiding by bag limits or any hunting regulation! But I and everybody else who hunts these birds would like to see more throughout the year! Something needs to be done weither its enforcing more laws against farmers and land owners in the north, altering the 'traditional' season dates, or making more of an effort to combat invasive grasses such as salvaynia and water lillies! Louisiana is getting the short end of the stick when it comes to duck hunting these days and we need to speak up!