Anybody seeing Teal?
You now cant run a mud boat in Plaquemines Parish unless you are on your private land and/or you have written permission from who you are leasing from. If you have to pass through public land or someone elses property to get there your are doing so illegally.
Any body catching crawfish in the pearl?
Looks like the air cooled engine restriction for the Biloxi WMA thread was removed. Someone must be upset.
If you hunt the Biloxi Marsh with a mud boat you should contact LDWF. They are fixing to restrict it down to 16 hp and less with staight shaft only. I dont know if it will do any good, I think it is coming from the land owner and if LDWF does not do what they say they may pull the lease.
Wait until after the full moon on Monday the 8th of August then go look. Don't get to excited about no birds until after that. Remember they are photo period migraters. When they sense the days are getting shorter they will come if they are capable. Last year alot of the birds were not flight ready so it took longer due to the late winter. They came in smaller sporatic groups that were hard to concentrate and hunt. Hopefully this hard winter we just went through does not cause the same problem as last year. Larry says he saw alot of teal up north and the numbers seem to be very high so I am hopefull. As long as there are no major rain events to temporarily flood areas above us between now and the opener we should be good. They love freshly flooded field type areas to feed. Regarless they have to come through us and Texas to get to South America and Texas is dry so I suspect again that Western LA will be covered in overflow and again have a great seasona as usual. Just my 2 cents.
Who ever gets the DU magazine please read the latest issue then tell me that DU has nothing to do with helping rice farmers with flooding schedules and habitat management work. Then get on the website and search DU projects and tell me how many are in southeast LA,(8-10 since DU inception) most are close to Mississippi and Arkansas. Then look up how much money DU collects from Louisiana per year.(State government 2013; $10,217,106.00, DU suporters 2013; $3,627,365.00) Then tell me I am nuts for thinking that they drive short stoping. It may not be intentional but that is what is happening.
Lets see we have had no tropical storms or hurricanes, check, we have had a good duck hatch this year, check, we have tons of feed and SAV's, check, we have had many acrtic fronts to push birds, check, areas north of us are frozen, check, the excuse of a 'delyed migration' has passed, check. Yet I still wonder were are the ducks. Are we being short stopped with heaters and agriculture up north I would think so. It cost money to pump fields when there is drought which makes the bottom line less attactive so they don't provide habitat during drought leaving the birds no other choice but to come down here and the governnment will pay them for lost crops. Sad thing is we can do nothing about it except pray for drought and higher produce prices so that we can have more ducks to shoot at. Please someone else do research and tell that my deduction is nuts. I figure that only when there is drought we do well with large numbers of ducks.
It appears that this reports page has become nothing more than an avenue for 'Guides' to advertise and tell half truths. I guess once the duck season starts I will have to find another site to get info.
Gray duck extravaganza.
Great opening weekeng with friends 51 birds in two days. Dont know where the greentop came from. And by the way who invited the gnats.
Three shots 4 dead ducks. Sometimes its better to be lucky than good. Done at 6:18 and there were not many birds to be seen.
I have a lottery hunt at White Lake rice field in early January and I was wondering if anybody has already been and if its been good or bad. Thanks for the info.
Ha sany one seen teal in the Biloxi Marsh. I would like to make a hunt this weekend but I don't have time to research. I would appreciate any info, thanks.
Has any one seen teal in the Biloxi Marsh.
We went to our lease near the Biloxi Marsh WMA and saw very few birds. There were a few teal an mottled ducks but not very many greys. I think the high water has affected the wigeon grass negativly. To those that hunt the Biloxi Marsh good luck because it does not look good.
The 1st split was OK not as good as last year we are killing ducks but not always the limit. It is time for some scouting and good luck for the second split. Good luck to all.
Gearing up for Saturday any reports form the Biloxi marsh? Thanks.