Buras Teal Hunt – 9/30/2017

A beautiful morning in the Mississippi River Delta! The skies were clear, the wind brisk out of the Northeast and relatively cool with low humidity. The Blue Wing Teal were a blur as they darted through our pond before shooting time. We hunted a small pond next to some broken marsh that was just flooded. The birds wanted into the broken marsh, but had to pass over the pond to get there. Big mistake! My guests let them have it and we finished up with limits shortly after we started. We got to see 5 drake Pintail try to land on our decoys. It was early for them and they passed on through. Another great Teal season is now in the books. We are looking forward to a great big duck season which opens 11/11/2017. Good luck to all!

Captain Jeff

Duck Hunt Report – 12/21/2016

Wow, the hunt was over quick this morning in the Mississippi River Delta. Cool temperatures and a brisk breeze out of the Northeast combined for excellent conditions for my guests. We tried a new pond that has not been hunted this season and it paid off! The birds worked perfectly and cupped into the decoy spread just like it was planned. My guests shot well and we got in and got out in short order. The bag consisted of Pintail, Gadwall, Bluewing Teal and Greenwing Teal. The excellent hunting continues and we will be back in the blinds later this week. Good luck out there!

Captain Jeff

Duck hunt 11/19/2016

Windy this morning in the Mississippi River Delta. The wind was whipping out of the Northwest at 30 mph and had the ducks moving. We set up in a small pond with the wind at our backs. The ducks responded well and my guests were really good shots. We limited early with the bag consisting of Pintail, Gadwall, Mottled, Greenwing and Bluewing Teal. There are a lot of ducks down and they are working well. Good luck this week!

Captain Jeff

Duck Hunt Report – 11/13/2016

Near perfect conditions again today. Brisk winds out the Northeast and cool temperatures greeted my guests as we entered the lease before dawn. We set up in the same pond as yesterdays bonanza. As shooting time came around, it was clear that the birds had been significantly pressured by opening day shooters. The birds were flaring from the pond and we quickly realized that we needed to shoot early and often. We started to knock down birds and ended up just short of limits as my guests needed to get back for the Saints game. The bag contained Pintail, Bluewing Teal, Gadwall and Mottled ducks. The ponds on my property look great, lots of grass equals lots of duck food. Good luck out there!

Captain Jeff

Youth waterfowl hunt – 11/5/2016

The youths were treated to brisk winds out of the North East and cooler than normal conditions. We picked a blind that would be perfect for the wind, got the decoys out and settled into the blind just before shooting time. When the time arrived, ducks were all over us. The kids blasted away, but their shooting skills were a little rusty. We ended up short of the limit, but plenty of shooting opportunities kept the kids entertained. We ended up with Bluewing Teal, Gadwall and Shovelers. Nice bag and big smiles on the kids faces and that is what it is really all about! The season opens for all on 11/12 and it should be fantastic. My ponds look great with plenty of submergent and floating vegetation as duck food. There were thousands of ducks all around us including Bluewing Teal, Greenwing Teal, Gadwall, Mottled, Pintail and Shovelers. They were decoying like a dream and were coming in to land with feet down in groups of 5-12. The season is looking great! Good luck out there this week!

Captain Jeff

Buras Duck Report 11/20/2015

Good duck action continues in the Mississippi River Delta. Brisk NE winds behind the latest cool front brought down more new birds. We set up in a new pond this AM and the ducks had no idea what was in store for them. The blinds was brushed up well and the ducks never saw us. Easy feet down shots! Plenty of Mottled ducks in the pond and we had to be selective on what we shot. We waited out the flurry of Mottleds and were rewarded with another variety of Species – Gadwall, Pintail, Bluewing Teal, Greenwing Teal and a pair of Mallards. The good hunting continues and should only get better. Good luck out there this weekend!

Captain Jeff

Buras duck report 11/19/2015

Good duck weather this week and some small fronts have pushed ducks down and into our ponds. The Easterly winds have pushed the water really high and flooding into the marsh. Easy access into the ponds, but the extra water opens up areas in the marsh that are typically dry. The ducks love newly flooded areas! We hit a pond perfect for the wind and adjacent to some flooded freshwater marsh this morning. The action was slow as shooting time arrived with ducks trying to land in the pond in singles and pairs. After the initial flurry of action, we had 6 species in the boat – Mottled, Pintail, Gadwall, Bluewing Teal, Greenwing Teal and Widgeon. An hour into the hunt, the Gadwall started to come in in groups of 2-15 and limits were achieved shortly thereafter. Great shoot! Good luck out there this weekend!

Captain Jeff

Buras Duck Report

The duck hunting action has been steady at the mouth of the Mississippi River. Good cool fronts over the last couple of weeks and great delta habitat conditions have equaled excellent success. We have been harvesting Pintail, Gadwall, Mottled, Greenwing and Bluewing teal. We have seen many other species as well. The area is lush with duck food and is holding birds between the fronts. It looks to be a banner year! Good luck out there!

Captain Jeff

Duck hunting report

The duck action has been steady over the last couple of weeks. We have plenty of ducks on the lease in the Mississippi River Delta and they are working well. We have had to move around a bit and use differnt decoy spreads to keep giving them differnt looks. The birds are working well into the diffent spreads and blind locations. We are still taking Gadwall, Widgeon, Bluewing and Greenwing Teal and a few Pintail. With the weekly cold fronts, the action should continue to be outstanding.

Captain Jeff

Duck Hunting in Venice, Louisiana

The duck hunting is excellent so far this season in the Mississippi River Delta out of Venice, LA. The birds are down in good numbers and the hunting areas have an over abundance of grasses and other duck feed. The hunting should only get better as the weather turns cold and sends more supply down the flyway our way. My guests have harvested Gadwall, Pintail, Widgeon, Mottled and BW Teal. The fishing has been outstanding as well. The Delta is loaded with redfish right now. These fish are cruising along any rock jetty. Live cocahoes, dead shrimp and various artificials are all producing fat Venice reds. The trout are a bit more challenging, but will soon fall into the fall/winter time pattern. The river is low and the water is turning a nice green color. The migration is on for both waterfowl and fish. Don’t be left out of the hot winter action! Good luck.

Captain Jeff J. Dauzat