Outdoor

Crystal Coak, daughter of John Flores, with a limit of white-fronted geese and some bonus ducks. The season seems to be off to a fair start.
—John K. Flores

Attitude is important as duck season begins

Sitting across from my grandson last Friday night eating Chinese food at Panda Buffet in Lake Charles, we talked about the ducks and geese we had seen an hour earlier while setting out decoys.

Cinnamon Teal like this are typically rare in a St. Mary Parish hunter’s bag but not uncommon in southwest Louisiana near the Texas state line. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of John K. Flores)

A preview of the 2017-18 waterfowl season

Only a lunatic would try to make a prediction on what hunters can expect for the upcoming waterfowl season. Essentially, there are just too many variables to consider, and it’s impossible to know.

This mottled duck hen is being fitted with a GPS/GSM telemetry unit. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of John K. Flores)

Researcher hopes to find mottled duck nests with telemetry study

When it comes to mottled ducks, a lot has been written scientifically. But, according to Elizabeth Bonczek, a Louisiana State University graduate student working on her PhD.

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Biologist James Whitaker releases a mourning dove he banded. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of John K. Flores)

LDWF continues National Dove Banding Program

James Whitaker, a Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries biologist, turned his truck onto an oil field service road this past week.

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