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 commissionerâs 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.
Slim Pickens on birds this year decided to do a goose breast in a garlic teriyaki orange sauce with some homemade Muscadine wine
Couple pictures from hunting. Looking forward to the season.
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.
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 â 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 http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/action-items. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, contact Tommy Tuma at 225-765-2349 or email@example.com.
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
A little coloration from the season.
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 jalapeÃ±o bed covered in a bacon blanket
What to do with birds after the hunt-enjoy them
Duck breast marinade- Cajunsimâs LA home made
Homemade blackberry port wine
Homemade strawberry fig preserve
Bayou rum tangerine
Fresh tangerine off tree
Raw cane sugar
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 ð
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.
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
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.
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
Cool pic of turkeys in flight from my buddy in Texas. Should be a good spring hunt.
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.
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.
Good weekend, slow but fun season. Lot of geese to fill the duck shortage.
Hunting has been a challenge this season with mixed results. Low duck numbers but have harvested a couple on most hunts. Have done well personally on geese with great numbers of geese in the area. Overall had great time with people I hunt with and enjoyed sunrises like this. Will chase a few more times then Turkey time.
Attended the call maker meeting/show today in pineville. Talented group of call makers keeping the art alive. Unique and great looking calls. Met a lot of great people.
A few more hand made cane calls put together to pass the time before teal season gets here. Finally learning a few tips from Dad-only took a 3-4 decades to listen lol. It is addicting but satisfying. Now to find more cane.