Young duck hunters fared well at certain Louisiana WMAs
Back to Main MenuReal Estate TransfersBack to Main MenuLocal Grocery AdsSpecial SectionsLocal AdsLagniappeThere are some kids under 16 who can shoot a shotgun better than most adults. There are others who are apparently furious at the air around them, because that guess factory ‘s all they seem to want to hit.None of the latter group hunted ducks on Pass a Loutre Wildlife Management Area this weekend.According to bag checks guess factory conducted by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, all of the kids who hunted Pass a Loutre during the annual youth weekend had great success. In fact, the three hunters who were che guess factory cked each shot their limits.Included in the bags were gadwall (50 percent), blue winged teal (38 percent), pintail (6 percent) and mottled ducks (6 percent).Youngsters hunting other coastal WMAs didn’t fare quite as well, according to a report submitted by Shane Granier, biologist manager for the department.The next most productive WMA was Atchafalaya Delta, where young hunters averaged 2.6 birds each. Those who hunted the Wax Delta limited access area did the best, averaging fo guess factory ur ducks each.Hunters throughout the WMA had their best luck with blue winged teal (30 percent). They also shot gadwall (21 percent), green winged teal (13 percent), wigeon (7 percent), shoveler (6 percent), mottled ducks (5 percent), redheads (4 percent), pintail (4 percent), mallard (3 percent), scaup (2 percent), ringnecks (2 percent), ruddy ducks (2 percent) and canvasbacks (1 percent).Biologists checked the bags of 53 hunters on Atchafalaya Delta WMA, and estimated a total of 255 ducks were taken over the weekend.Hunters on Pointe aux Chenes WMA struggled a bit, taking an average of 1.6 ducks each, according to the department.That number was buoyed by great success on the Montegut Unit limited access area. The four hunters who were checked after hunting there each had their limits.Throughout Pointe aux Chenes, blue winged teal (40 percent) made up the biggest part of hunters’ bags. They also took green winged teal (27 percent), gadwall (24 percent), shoveler (5 percent), scaup (2 percent), mottled ducks (1 percent) and ruddy ducks (1 percent).Biologists checked 164 hunters, and estimated a total of 210 ducks were taken across the WMA.Over on Salvador WMA, the young hunters fared much more poorly than the rest of the area’s public marshlands. An estimated 50 hunters scored only 22 birds.