Buras Duck Report 12/19/2015

Another duck smack down in the Mississippi River Delta. My guests were treated to beautiful duck hunting weather this weekend. Cold in the pre dawn darkness and warming up in the morning. There were plenty of ducks around although not as many as expected with the cold weather and the 2 week layoff with the season split. My guests were as little rusty at first light, but came around as the sun came up. We bagged Gadwall, Widgeon and Bluewing Teal. The ducks worked the decoy spread perfectly and offered 25 yard decoying shots. Good times for all, except for the ducks! The season runs to late January 2016 and it is looking good for us. We just need several reinforcing cold fronts and the action should remain good. Good luck out there!

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

Duck report

The duck action remains strong this weekend at the Mississippi River Delta. Limits of Gadwall, Widgeon and Greewnwing teal have made up 90% of the bag. The birds are starting to shy a little from the big blinds so we are moving to smaller set ups with more coot decoys deployed. The action should remain strong as a few fronts move through this week to renforce the duck population with some new birds. The season is over on Sunday so good luck out there this week!

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 season opener report

Awesome start to duck season 2014! The ducks are down and they worked like the good ole days this weekend in the Mississippi River Delta. Easy limits each morning on a wide variety of species. We set up early and waited for daylight, first came the Greenwing and Bluewing teal. Each hunter bagged a couple to get the day started and then we decided to wait out the big ducks. Great idea as big groups of ducks started to dive bomb into the decoy spread. We ended up with Mallards, Gadwalls, Widgeon and Mottled ducks. Excellent shooting combined with endless opportunity resulted in easy limits. This season could be one for the ages!

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