Im looking to book a guided goose trip for a batchelor party, Im hoping someone can give a good recommendation or atleats who to stay away from. Looking to try and book around january mostly intrusted in dark geese canadas and specks, but a few extra snows would be nice. pit blind hunts are ok,but hoping to find a guide that does layout blind style in yo face hunting. Most people going are avid waterfowlers so a good guide is a must!
Dose anybody know if you can acess cataouatche from pier 90 or is the bayou full of lilies. I havn't been down there in a couple of weeks,whats the water looking like? Looking to make a trip friday trying to decide between cataouatche, bayou black or lake concordia any reports on any of those areas would be helpful!
Need help, Im trying to find a new place to hunt for the upcoming 09'10 season. Im looking for a lease,blind,duck club,spot in blind, deer club that has water and is willing to tolerate some duck hunting or crawfish ponds. Marsh,cypress brake,fields im open for all options. Preferably In point coupe,avoyelles or concordia parish's, but im open for anything in south or central Louisiana. Willing to help with what ever work needs to be done set blinds ect... I Know its a long shot but Id thought id try. Please let me know if anybody has any info.
I found a few pics from this past season so I thought Id post them up. All said and done even with the low duck count numbers I can't say I had a bad season. Compared to seasons past the numbers might not have been there, but they had big ducks in good numbers all season more so than in the past couple of years. Over all my personal numbers were down from the last two years just breaking 100, but with graduating from college and starting a new job I didn't get to make the number of hunts I normaly make. All hunts were made on public land In central LA. Most feed back from other hunters had a pretty good season hunting in the same areas I did,good water from start to end and at times to much spreading out ducks made for a good season and with constant scouting to stay on birds some good shoots.
Just wondering how yall would rate the duck hunting at attakapas, and what kind of bag is normaly taken in that area.
This Is one part of two articles that I encourage any waterfowl hunter or sportsmen In general about whats happening to our neighbors to the north and could happen here if we as sportsmen dont keep a vidual eye on whats happening In Washington DC and on who we vote for because as these times get more uncertain some of these same groups that are allready established here In the US gain foothold and growing support and we as sportsmen are the minority in this as a hole and must stick together because united we have a voice in these issues and cannot be ignored, but yet we fight and squabble amongst ourselves they will find a chenk In our armor and try to bring us down. I encourage anybody to go to deltawaterfowl.org and read whats happing in Canada and keep it in the back of your mind that we can never let it get that point here In america. Here is just a peice of one of those articles.
Regular readers of this column are aware that the future of hunting faces numerous challenges in Canada, and it is foremost on the minds of Canadian waterfowlers. Most hunters are perilously unaware of how close they have come in recent times to losing their shotguns, or to having their hunting grounds declared off limits. Others have experienced the sad and angry flow of emotion when they no longer have access to places they have hunted all their lives. To never see another sunrise with gun in hand, or the flight at day- break on a familiar duck marsh, is the price of ignoring threats to the future of waterfowling. Iâve often said that US waterfowlers need to keep an eye on events in Canada, as the issues facing waterfowl hunters, and the manner in which various anti- hunting groups, governments and conservation groups react, and the politics of hunter- defense, is informative. In short, the battle for waterfowling in Canada is coming to the US, it is just a matter of time.
What days would yall say would be the best days to go on a big trout trip if you could only pick two from now till the end of the month.
Hunting season's almost over time to get out the rods and hit the water!
Well this season is in the books,a few up's and downs but not too bad it about died in jan though. But the the last week the ducks showed and gave me 3 good hunts to put a good end to the season, the widgens were pretty thick the last weekend. Great hunt sat couldn't get anybody to make a hunt with me that morning in the rain so me and the only one who's allways there aka kujo my lab headed out to a timber hole Ive been hunting the past few hunts. I allways found a bunch of feathers there and shot a few but never hit it just right,well saturday I hit it just right had some other people hunting on a lake about 200 yards away to keep the ducks from rafting up. Right after shoting hours started and I could just see I heard wings allover widgens just started pouring in just cupped dropping out of the clouds. That morning of all the mornings I didn't even bring a hole box of shells,by 7 I had allmost shot umm all. I saved about 4 and stoped shooting next thing I know I hear the sound I know oh so well eep ep eep I looked up hear comes a big flock of greys right when the first one was about to touch down I rared up and droped the last to ducks to make a limit 3 widgens 3 greys. Since it was the last hunt id be makeing I just sat there for about an hour and watched ducks hit the water and work made me wish I still had another week knowing its gonna be a hole year before I got to see that agen. Well hope everbody had an awsome season september will be hear before we know it agen!
Just wanted to see how everybody did after this front that passed, The weather channel had snow all over up north. So far Im at zero this split after two hunts. Sunday we saw alot of ducks all big groups of mallards and greys we didn't see a flock with less than ten. But no matter what they wouldn't come close to tree line where we were set up, A few time's we had big groups working At one point we had a group of about 30 mallards working good they made about 8 or so passes on the decoys. They would lockup and right before they got into good decoy range they would go off to the side and not get to close to the tree's. we could have shot on one or two of the passes but I don't like passing shots I like umm feet down about to hit the deeks. Just seeing those big groups cupped working made the trip worth it even though we busted. At the end of the hunt they had about 500 ducks rafted in the middle of the pond, and were flying good till allmost 12. The next day I took off work because we saw so many ducks in that hole to go back and smoke umm. got there about 4 set out 200 or so deeks right were the ducks were rafted, we figured that we had to little decoys for the number of birds rafted the day before so we brought everything we had. brushed the blind about as good as we could, and then nuthing we saw two woodie's THATS IT I would have never beleaved that we would see nuthing after the number of birds we saw the day before. Thats how its been this hole year in the area we have been hunting in central LA one day a limit the next nuthing, Talk about cause High blood pressure. Guess Im gonna hafta keep driving 3 hours to SW LA to actually kill. hope everybody has had a better opener than me good hunting. Gonna give south farm a try in the morning might have better luck.
Had a Prett good opener in the sabine marsh. Saturday morning was our worst morning with the fog and about 3 groups of people around us. It was pretty slow at first but after everybody left we started to kill a few around 10 or so we ended up with 2 greys and 6 teal. Sunday was alot better good overcast skys and a good wind blowing, right at shooting hours the ducks started pooring in and we pretty much had the area just to us. We ended up taking our 2 man limit by 8:30 or so and to top off our good morning we saw a group of about 3 specks out over the marsh, I hit umm up with the speck call and they turned and locked up about 150yds out coming right at us. We let umm get about 10yds right over our heads were we could allmost count the spots on there bellys then we took 2 out of the 3 and then a blue goose came over and we took him also to end our weekend. Now im just waiting for the east zone opener to try and get some green heads.
BISMARCK, N.D. August 27, 2007 - News in the Dakotas is mixed for waterfowl hunters. Late-summer habitat conditions look good in many breeding areas in the Dakotas. The bad news is many areas face imminent destruction. Ducks Unlimited is asking duck hunters across the country for help.
âWeâve seen good brood numbers throughout the Missouri Coteau in North Dakota, but we also see native grasslands converted to cropland. This is bad news for future duck production.â said Dr. Scott Stephens, director of conservation planning for Ducks Unlimitedâs Great Plains Office.
Increased crop prices driven by demand for corn for ethanol production put even greater pressure on native grasslands. These grasslands produce 70 percent of the continentâs ducks.
âWe have a chance to protect these native grasslands through the farm bill,â said Scott McLeod, DUâs farm bill lead for the Great Plains Regional Office. âThe Senate will draft its version of the farm bill in September.
McLeod says DU and many other conservation groups want a strong Sodsaver provision in the farm bill to prevent further loss of native grasslands.
Sodsaver would eliminate all federal payments for crops planted on land with no previous cropping history. Landowners could still farm native grasslands, but at their own risk with no federal assistance.
Sodsaver would also level the economic playing field between ranchers and crop producers, and provide substantial savings to U.S. taxpayers by reducing subsidy and disaster payments.
âGiven the strong waterfowling tradition in the South, itâs important that all southern duck hunters understand whatâs at stake with Sodsaver. Now is the time to be heard loud and clear,â McLeod said.
During August, senators are back in their home states, giving constituents a great opportunity to voice their support for Sodsaver.
The Prairie Pothole Region annually produces nearly three out of every four ducks harvested in the South. If Sodsaver is not included in the 2007 farm bill, it could have dire effects on the continentâs duck populations and hunting in the South.
âWe are very concerned that without a Sodsaver provision, 30-day seasons may become the norm and closed seasons a real possibility over the next decade. None of us wants to see that,â Stephens said.
Going down to grand isle to do a little fishing this weekend, planing to fish the beaches. Anybody have any reports on how the fishing has been this week from down that way?
I finally got to go out and catch a few fish after looking at the river and wishing I was fishing all week on my way to work. Got kinda a late start at about 7:30 after fishing for a few hours I finaly got on some fish at about 10am or so got some good bite's fishing along some rocks in about 3 or so feet of water or where ever I could find a trash pile from sombodys yard. stoped fishing about 12:30 ended up catching 10 most were about 13 or so inches a few were keepers. all were caught fliping watermellon red brush hogs. sorry I dont have a pic but all were full up with eggs and were released.should be getting pretty good In the next couple of weeks as the fish move shallow try to find the natural bank and in the canals should be the hot spots in the next couple weeks if the warm weather holds out.
Here's a few pics from this season I would have had more to post if my dog didn't get my dig cam all wet. Have had an ok season Im probly over 100 ducks this season hunting on public land,mostly trash ducks and teal though. And my new pup has allmost that many retreaves under his belt he had a good first season. Got 3 hunts left to bad the season is allmost over well hope everybody had a good season.
Anybody make any goose hunts for the east zone opener this past weekend. Was thinking about going make a hunt in the morning and was wondering if anybodys seeing any specks.
Im going do some scouting/ Fishing in the morning at salvador in the morning, And need some info. Where is the best place to lanch for that area, what areas should I steer clear of. not looking for anybodys hony hole just a point in the right direction.
Anybody been fishing in the galliano or golden meadow area latly. Im probly making a trip down in the morning to there or the grand isle area just trying to get an idea on where there biting.
Anybody ever hunt turkeys at three Rivers or the A.C.E property at old river locks. Im trying to scout some new place's for turkey season just wondering if they have a few or how croweded it would be. any help would be welcome.
Here are some ducks killed last week near morganza LA , should have had the two man limit but had two criples get away. 4 woodies 4 greys 1 spoonbill and 1 mallard