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My wife keeps taking in strays and this new cat just ain’t right. Looks like a trip to the vet to see what is wrong with it. Not one to judge but it sure is an ugly cat.

April 17, 2021 at 5:00pm

Got to love the colors late in season. Hopefully get a green wing before season ends.

January 23, 2021 at 2:05pm

First speckled bellies spotted this am. 3 groups of about 20 each flying around together. Teal still stacked up in open water fields. Wood ducks are still around in good numbers. Big ducks seem to be down earlier this year. It has a been a few years since we have seen this many birds down during teal season. Have also spotted whooping cranes again in area.

October 03, 2020 at 6:59pm

The squealers are still around and in pretty good numbers. They are moving from rice fields into towns - seeing more in populated areas than in past. Getting the teal fever, looking forward to a couple hunts with friends. Will enjoy some good eats and homemade wine even if hunts are a bust. Just watched the commissioner’s meeting on future seasons. Interesting data and thought I would see more discussion on here about it. Looks like we may go back to a 2 zone 3 split seasons. I am ready to chase some waterfowl-good luck this season.

July 26, 2020 at 2:45pm

Slim Pickens on birds this year decided to do a goose breast in a garlic teriyaki orange sauce with some homemade Muscadine wine

January 04, 2020 at 5:53pm

Couple pictures from hunting. Looking forward to the season.

October 25, 2019 at 3:23pm

Stocking up for the house and camp with a little wine for the meals. Bottled up some blackberry, pineapple pear and some moscato. Muscadine is still cooking.

August 29, 2019 at 8:12pm

LWFC Amends Light and White-Fronted Geese Hunting Season in NOI for 2019-20 Hunting Seasons Rules and Regulations Release Date: 03/11/2019 March 11, 2019 – The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission (LWFC) voted Thursday (March 7) to amend light geese and white-fronted geese hunting season in the proposed notice of intent for the 2019-20 hunting seasons, rules and regulations during its monthly meeting in Woodworth. The commission voted to decrease the number of available hunting days from 88 to 74 and increase the daily bag limit of white-fronted geese from two to three. The daily bag limit for light geese, which includes snow, blue and Ross geese, remains at 20. The first season split will begin Nov. 16, 2019, and run through Dec. 8, 2019, with the second season split set to begin Dec. 14, 2019, running through Feb. 2, 2020. These seasons will be in effect in both the north and south zones. The Conservation Order for light geese will run from Dec. 9-13, 2019, for the first split then Feb. 3-March 15, 2020. There is no daily bag or possession limit during the Conservation Order. To view the full notice of intent and all proposed hunting season dates and regulations changes for the upcoming hunting seasons, please visit Public comment can be submitted in writing by mail to: Tommy Tuma, LDWF Wildlife Division, P.O. Box 98000, Baton Rouge, LA 70898-9000, or via email to For more information, contact Tommy Tuma at 225-765-2349 or

May 03, 2019 at 7:38pm

Made a trip to central Texas With my buddy who was not able to get on a thunder chicken during our first trip. We were able to tag team on a bird who came up with a friend. He was able to double up on the pair-happened too fast for me to video so only could watch. 10.5 beards and 1.25/1.12 spurs. Awesome trip with great guy

April 27, 2019 at 7:47pm

A little coloration from the season.

January 20, 2019 at 12:10pm

Sunrise shot from a couple hunts back and made some duck poppers-strawberry fog jelly, garlic teriyaki sauce, Mexican cheese and duck all sleeping on a jalapeño bed covered in a bacon blanket

January 06, 2019 at 9:34am

What to do with birds after the hunt-enjoy them

Duck breast marinade- Cajunsim’s LA home made

Homemade blackberry port wine
Homemade strawberry fig preserve
Bayou rum tangerine
Fresh tangerine off tree
Raw cane sugar
Balsamic vinegar

Brine duck overnight, rinse, dry and add to above mix to marinade 30-60 min. Cook breasts on hot black iron skillet for 2-4 min a side (if skin on deboned bird cook skin side down a little longer before flip)
Place breasts on platter/pot.

Deglaze with wine or rum and remaining marinade then drizzle on breasts.

Find a pillow and quiet place to take a nap after 😁

November 11, 2018 at 11:36am

Planted a variety of fruit trees a few years ago and finally picking the fruits of the labor. Made my first batch of Mayhaw jelly and tried some Japanese plum jelly. Also added in some blackberry cobbler and will save the mulberries for some wine. Made some blackberry wine last year and tasted fine.

April 24, 2018 at 5:52pm

The Louisiana call makers and collectors association will be holding their annual meeting in Pineville Louisiana May 19. It will be open for members at eight and open to the public at 10 and will feature Dale Bordelon demonstrating the making of Cane Duck Calls

April 24, 2018 at 5:47pm

Observed a variety of ducks today in the draining crawfish pond. Black bellied whistling ducks, fulvous ducks, mottled ducks, Bluewing Teal in addition to wood ducks. Always enjoy watching the reverse migration of blue wings in full plumage coming through the area. Squealers in large flocks wandering around. Saw a large group of them this week sitting around a pond along 107 in Mansura.

April 07, 2018 at 2:15pm

Got this idea for a wood duck box using old pallet and kitty litter tub-5 gallon bucket may work. Will test and see how it works out. Patent pending lol

February 26, 2018 at 6:41am

Cool pic of turkeys in flight from my buddy in Texas. Should be a good spring hunt.

February 11, 2018 at 7:28am

You make a gumbo. Not quite the finish I was expecting. Got this fellow courtesy of a bald eagle that was harassing him on the levee. Had a fun season with a mess of a few dozen ducks and geese. Will try geese for remaining days we have to chase them. Looking forward to Turkey season and next teal/duck/goose.

January 28, 2018 at 2:17pm

Geese have helped make season fun. Best season hunting sky carp and friends. Going to keep at em for a few more weeks. Hopefully will get better at calling.

January 27, 2018 at 7:43am

Good weekend, slow but fun season. Lot of geese to fill the duck shortage.

January 21, 2018 at 5:04pm
A comment titled: Re: Texas Turkey 3-25-22 in response to a report titled: Texas Turkey 3-25-22

Congratulations on a successful trip. Nice thunder chickens and heard they have a good crop this year.

March 30, 2022 at 6:45pm
A comment titled: Re: 2021-22 Duck Season in response to a report titled: 2021-22 Duck Season

Good looking hunts congratulations good luck on the turkeys

February 14, 2022 at 7:23pm
A comment titled: Re: 2021 Turkey season - Success in response to a report titled: 2021 Turkey season - Success

Very nice. Congratulations on a successful season.

April 15, 2021 at 6:00pm
A comment titled: Re: 2021 Turkey season in response to a report titled: 2021 Turkey season

Thanks for the post of pictures and good luck this season. Heading to Tx in a few weeks to chase the thunder. Hope to post some success pics.

March 21, 2021 at 9:16am
A comment titled: Re: A teal season for the ages! in response to a report titled: A teal season for the ages!

Tell 10 gauge good pic lol Glad y’all had great season, that place always had potential. Still remember the ringnecks on that hunt a few years ago good luck this season.

October 06, 2020 at 6:04pm
A comment titled: Re: September Teal Aerial Survey in response to a report titled: September Teal Aerial Survey

It is a welcome site to see so many birds in area compared to last couple seasons. Be safe and verify the species BEFORE you pull the trigger. Lots of teal but also lots of big ducks. Rice fields are loaded with teal in multiple areas of Acadiana. Most hunters should be successful this weekend.

September 11, 2020 at 4:48pm
A comment titled: Re: Squealers, teal and 2021+seasons in response to a report titled: Squealers, teal and 2021+seasons

Special Squealers season may be a possible explored option in future but do not want to lose any teal days Like with woodies in northern states. Would rather shoot teal with more days than lose days for squealers. Commission video meeting about 45-55 minutes in covered topic - good info in video meeting if you are into data and research. Another concern would be mottled duck juvies being shot - mottles look and sound a lot like squealers—-not.

July 27, 2020 at 4:50pm
A comment titled: Re: Turkeys, Deer, and Racoons in response to a report titled: Turkeys, Deer, and Racoons

Awesome turkey pictures. Can’t wait to head over to Texas and chase some thunder chickens. Going to go a couple weeks later than last year - a bit warmer and toms out chasing hens. Have done better in April than in March.

March 06, 2020 at 2:04pm

That is a great pic for the camp. Looks like hunting is feast or famine-with famine being the more frequent for most and the ones doing well ain’t talking lol. Hard to figure out them ducks-same place two different days and one day 1-3 and next day limit in 10 minutes. Overall it has been slowest season I have experienced. Very unusual not even seeing high flying migration. They are not in rice fields of south central La. at least areas I travel. did hear first flock of Canada geese this weekend and awesome sight of whooping cranes. Already thinking about turkey hunting.

December 23, 2019 at 1:41pm
A comment titled: Re: Deer in the Heat of Summer in response to a report titled: Deer in the Heat of Summer

Great shots, miss my trail cam pics. Always anticipating what walked through the area. Keep the pictures coming.

August 07, 2019 at 8:14pm
A comment titled: Re: Texas trip 2 successful double in response to a report titled: Texas trip 2 successful double

Pan fried turkey breast with sweet pickles and sweet mulberry wine.

May 11, 2019 at 6:20pm
A comment titled: Re: Texas trip 2 successful double in response to a report titled: Texas trip 2 successful double

Ronald sorry to hear about the poor hunting. I no longer hunt in LA, blessed to have met people I can swap duck hunts and crawfish for turkey hunts. So many more deer and turkeys there-May have to move lol. I was able to get one for table a few weeks ago not a trophy but fun experience.

May 01, 2019 at 7:54am
A comment titled: Re: Texas Turkey, spring 2019 2nd Trip in response to a report titled: Texas Turkey, spring 2019 2nd Trip

Great to hear about your hunts. Heading back to Texas to chase thunder chickens. Always a rush to hear them thunder back when calling at em. Enjoyed stories and pictures.

April 17, 2019 at 8:19pm
A comment titled: Re: Texas Turkey Hunting, spring 2019 in response to a report titled: Texas Turkey Hunting, spring 2019

Nice one. Hunted Seguin last week and harvested one for the table. They were just starting to gobble when we left. Last year we went at end of season and skunked. May try week 3 next year. Headed to north Texas to try to fill remaining tags.

April 02, 2019 at 5:00pm
A comment titled: Re: A little color from hunts in response to a report titled: A little color from hunts

Bonus goose

February 03, 2019 at 10:37am
A comment titled: Re: A little color from hunts in response to a report titled: A little color from hunts

Looks like y’all did fine Chris. We had a very blessed season also. Hunted with old friends, met new people and was able to harvest a few birds on most hunts. One of the best seasons in a few years. Enjoyed the sunrises and stories. May try a goose hunt or two then look forward to next September.

January 28, 2019 at 7:42pm
A comment titled: Re: Sunrise and poppers in response to a report titled: Sunrise and poppers

Ronald we had friends come in from Texas and we wore them out with food. We had poppers, gumbo, grilled, pot roasted and rotisserie ducks/geese.
Finished them off with shrimp and crawfish etouffe

January 09, 2019 at 9:32pm
A comment titled: Re: Sunrise and poppers in response to a report titled: Sunrise and poppers

Rotisserie speck injected with butter marinade

January 07, 2019 at 6:41pm
A comment titled: Re: Ducks after the hunt in response to a report titled: Ducks after the hunt

Mandevillian that injection sounds good. I just did a turkey with a butter Cajun seasoning from a known la company and mentioned this would be good in a duck breast. May even try them marinade I did in an injection. Season has been very blessed so far and will be cooking some of the harvest throughout the season trying new recipes.

November 20, 2018 at 6:48pm

Just a reminder for Saturday

May 17, 2018 at 6:38am
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