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Arkansas 2014-15 duck season dates: \r\nNov. 22-30 \r\nDec. 4-Dec. 23 \r\nDec. 26-Jan. 25 \r\nYouth Hunt: Jan. 31-Feb. 1\r\n\r\nOnce again they open later to the north and we open earlier to the south even as hunters in Louisiana request later opening dates for duck season. I just thought it might be in the realm of common sense to believe that if you pressure birds from the north they might continue to migrate to the south and provide us with a fighting chance to shoot some birds.

September 17, 2014 at 12:52pm

Went ride on the reserve and didn't see any teal to speak of. I hope the big duck season doesn't follow suit.

September 10, 2014 at 6:26pm

I would love an explanation on this:

(Taken from Arkansas regulations website)

The 2013-2014 Arkansas duck season dates are

Nov. 23-Dec. 1;
Dec. 5-Dec. 23; and
Dec. 26-Jan. 26

Why did the Louisiana coastal zone open Nov 9th when the state north of us didn't open till the 23rd??

November 24, 2013 at 7:11pm

for some reason, there just are no ducks on the Pointe aux chene management area.

October 31, 2013 at 1:59pm
A comment titled: Re: My Opinion on no ducks in response to a report titled: My Opinion on no ducks

The organization is going to need to have someone who is a outgoing, opinionated, and can have share differences without letting it bother them. This guy, Josh Goins, looks to have those qualities and connections. The organization will also need the support of the waterfowl leader, Larry reynolds. I don't believe much success will be found if the flyway federation goes to battle with WLF. We all pay alot of taxes for scientific procedure and data collection, analyais, etc. All that analysis needs to be utilized to the best extent possible when charging down this problem.

February 05, 2018 at 2:06pm

Yes!

February 02, 2018 at 12:17pm
A comment titled: Re: My Opinion on no ducks in response to a report titled: My Opinion on no ducks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6t1R8d6MTU

I've always liked this perspective the duck commander gave on the issues we face with the migrating ducks.
Check this out if you haven't already watched.

January 11, 2018 at 2:33pm
A comment titled: Re: My Opinion on no ducks in response to a report titled: My Opinion on no ducks

I can appreciate the hard earned scientific data. And I can understand that the FWS won't want to make any changes in light of the fact that the data is showing Louisiana ranking top kill state. I fear though that what the data represents over the past and up to this point is falling short on dictating that we actually need large scale changes north, northwest, west of us in relation to everything Jgoins1981 mentions. I wish our state leaders could get on board with a more proactive approach? Are we just going to wait until the data shows that it has all fallen through? Trust me when i say that the moment the state revenue starts to hurt, you will start to see proactive movements.

January 08, 2018 at 3:50pm
A comment titled: Re: My Opinion on no ducks in response to a report titled: My Opinion on no ducks

There is a duck hunting site I go on from time to time that will allow you to browse reporting by state. A number of years ago when we were observing that the duck hunting in southeast Louisiana was on the rapid decline, I decided to browse into states I thought were heavily into the farming and practices of improving their farm to attract ducks and geese. I poked at just one guy who had many pictures posted of his family hunting club started by his dad. I saw pictures of his field with birds so thick, I think in one shot I would have a limit. My comments attracted other guiding services and what they said to me was not pretty for train of thought. ?Ya?ll in Louisiana do not have the right to those waterfowl? among many other horrible things I didn't want to hear. These guys are starring at clouds of birds while we look at hardly nothing and Louisiana want to charge me $60 for a license. And its correct..........the sane will not travel 6 to 10 hrs just to waterfowl hunt. It just wont happen without relocating to another state.
Some of these guys up north of us have stumbled onto goldmines in the waterfowl guiding services. Attempting to disrupt that will not be an easy task. I hope that there is something can be done to fight for what is ours. I feel it?s a lost cause though.

January 04, 2018 at 10:06am

When it comes to the diver species, it seems it just takes them more time to get educated. Same thing with coots. Once they are educated, I lump them in with the smartest of ducks. I've seen my fair share of puddle ducks that when early season or young are stupid as well. I've seen plenty late season coots that you can't touch when they are aware of what a duck blind looks like. So i'm not so sure that opinion is always accurate.

January 03, 2018 at 2:36pm
A comment titled: Re: My Opinion on no ducks in response to a report titled: My Opinion on no ducks

Brah, enough with the exaggerated statements and laments. That's what I was told when i said, 'Louisiana has a duck migration issue and duck hunting in Louisiana is becoming a tradition of old'. If we had a migration, the skies would turn black with ducks and geese. Its that simple. I have seen pictures and been told first hand accounts of birds held north of Louisiana. Guys that are working their a** off to keep birds on their property for guiding purposes because there is good money to be made. Get in your vehicle and drive 6-10 hrs north/north west /west and you will go find where all of the migration is going. Its a sign of the times for Louisiana. If you will continue to reside in Louisiana, learn to love another sport.

January 03, 2018 at 1:28pm

It looks like the Big Branch / North shore has been well advertised to over 12,000 views. That place will probably be so overcrowded now next season.......good job! I know nothing about the place, yet this thread makes me want to explore it.

December 26, 2017 at 1:29pm
A comment titled: Re: Duck report lower Terrebonne parish in response to a report titled: Duck report lower Terrebonne parish

I do not hunt private land. I hunt the public. Where my head is at right now is how can we make public land hunting (outside limited access areas) more productive and better quality hunts for those involved. Some thoughts i've had outside of shifted season days were: actual enforcement of a reduction in horsepower to 25 hp or less, no afternoon (past 2 pm) hunting regardless of tide, a lottery type system for hunting. Some of you need to understand that for some public land hunters, there is no quality experience left.......only ducks to bring home. We are overcrowded outside the LAA and some people due to physical capabilities can't hunt LAA. I would rather have 6 hunts / season of a quality experience than 30 hunts of poor experience.

December 07, 2017 at 11:09am
A comment titled: Re: Duck report lower Terrebonne parish in response to a report titled: Duck report lower Terrebonne parish

Guys don't ya'll see it. The power is going to throw the graphs in your face and then you will shut up.....correct? My lament isn't based on trying to fill 18 birds. Its based on trying to fill just a couple ducks.
Don't get me wrong, i appreciate the data collected, the analysis, the results provided; after all that's what we pay the taxes for. However, it doesn't change the fact that for me and probably most duck hunters in this state (common everyday guy) that are paying a small fortune to keep up our great tradition of duck hunting, that tradition is fading fast. Just like Mr. Reynolds said (being respectful), regs are based on large scale observation and not you or your spot. So for those of us truly suffering with seeing our duck hunting laid to waste.......o well suck it up i guess. jjoojj, what you will learn just like me is that your lease will turn into a fishing lease and you will either try very hard to scratch out a few birds or give this crap up and chase those horns. All i can say is if you are in a tough situation, you might want to try enjoying that duck blind for the little while there is left. I have been duck hunting for 20 something years now since i was a small boy. Probably will put all the gear for sale next year and save my $62 duck license fee. Sorry for being long winded guys........

December 01, 2017 at 9:39am
A comment titled: Re: Duck report lower Terrebonne parish in response to a report titled: Duck report lower Terrebonne parish

This is probably more of a rant than a productive statement but whatever. The powers at be need to get with the program and make some serious changes to our duck season limit and days, zone dates, etc. The duck hunters who choose to keep hunting in Louisiana are getting screwed, especially, especially public land duck hunters who are not lucky enough to acquire a nice lease or have private land to go on. As a duck hunter in Louisiana you can only waste your time and money for so long. The latest waterfowl hunter participation surveys say the number of active hunters is dropping which i wasn't sure i agreed with. They say its lack of access to hunt able lands. Dude, after this season, they will see a drop in sale of Louisiana waterfowl licenses for sure, lol. Mess with the bull, you get the horn.

November 29, 2017 at 11:00am
A comment titled: Re: Duck report lower Terrebonne parish in response to a report titled: Duck report lower Terrebonne parish

I am getting tired of hearing that our first half is a bust in the coastal zone. Is it possible that the first half of the season may be done away with. We don't have ducks anyway and whatever few they have are getting too much pressure in the public areas. I wouldn't mind seeing a season that reflects less than 60 days and opens in December. We would still have a split. I don't feel like the current duck situation in coastal of Louisiana can support 60 days. This is too much pressure on what few ducks we get.

November 29, 2017 at 9:21am
A comment titled: Re: Aerial survey? in response to a report titled: Aerial survey?

I wouldn't give him the results because he is asking so rudely. People need to learn to treat other people with respect and this would be a better world.

November 10, 2017 at 9:16am
A comment titled: Re: Feed Permit in response to a report titled: Feed Permit

Ya'll are wasting your time with this guys. This topic has been hashed out too many times to no avail. We can't get the ones in charge to give us a helping hand in attracting more ducks to southeast LA. Maybe they listen when the hunter participants drop off and state lose revenue. The bayou lafourche duck hunting scene is looking more like 'the tradition of duck hunting around bayou lafourche that no longer exists'. You just assume go find out where the ducks want to go and start going there. Anything else is a big waste of time. Good luck.

November 08, 2017 at 3:51pm
A comment titled: Re: Lead ban in response to a report titled: Lead ban

uh oh, somebody found a gap. I never actually thought of that before with the dove hunting in those adjacent fields mostly because i've never hunted those northern areas of the state. I would love to see an explanation on that one too.

April 14, 2017 at 1:04pm

We can't take the season into our own hands because we may end up in jail. When it comes to the ag field hunting stuff; I understand that farmer grows crops, harvest crops, some drops to the ground and then they hunt the field. If mother nature provides the rainfall to naturally flood those fields that is ok. What I don't agree with is A) those guys allowing excess grain on the field bottoms and B) artificially flooding those fields with stored water and pumps. That is putting water in the feed but we cannot put feed in our water for those who hunt less desirable marsh areas.

December 08, 2016 at 9:23am

There is one conclusion that I have come to. If you aren't killing ducks because of any of the named reasons (season too early, too much pressure, habitat loss, etc), its best to just try to travel to where the birds want to go. The aforementioned reasons probably won't change anytime soon because I believe our duck season regulations here are compromised by political bs / big money running the system. Bringing this discussion up again is like running in circles and going no where.

December 07, 2016 at 3:46pm
A comment titled: Re: Duck season overall in response to a report titled: Duck season overall

I think the guys who once thought they could escape overall crappy duck seasons in Louisiana because they were 'covered in ringnecks,' think otherwise this year? Its never good for your area to be dominated by one species because when that species has a population problem or too late of a migration, so do you. ....and i would learn to like to eat apple snails and carp fast and in a hurry!

January 15, 2016 at 2:42pm
A comment titled: Re: Redhead that\'s going in my wall in response to a report titled: Redhead that's going in my wall

I am looking for a taxidermist to mount a redhead duck of mine as well. Do you have any photos of the one that your guy Ronnie mounted? Also, what is his price and usual turnaround?

thanks,

January 04, 2016 at 12:47pm
A comment titled: Re: Season is still getting better in response to a report titled: Season is still getting better

If the dogris population is ever in trouble, so are we huh bro? As much as I will eat a dogris, its ashame that our area duck hunting has been reduced to being so predictable. The joy of duck hunting is supposed to be killing species variety and never knowing what you might get. Get on them boys flooding those crops and don't let up. If they can put water in the food, why can't we put food in the water?

December 04, 2015 at 9:19pm
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