• Waterfowl & Duck Hunting

    When inland areas freeze, even just overnight, many ducks will relocate to the Mississippi River and hold in the backwaters and sloughs.

    When the Delta freezes, hit the Big Muddy

    January 15, 2017 at 7:00am
    It takes a lot of gas in the truck and boat to keep abreast of areas ducks are using throughout the season because migrations, weather, and hunting pressure keep them on the move.

    No. 1 key to duck success

    January 15, 2017 at 7:00am
    You don’t have to wait to get home or to the camp before breasting out ducks, if you know this trick.

    How to field-breast ducks

    This technique keeps you legal
    January 13, 2017 at 12:00pm
    In the right situation, snipe can be found in wetland habitat in sufficient numbers for a fun shoot and, later, great meals.

    Snipe hunting is for real — and it’s fun

    Often overlooked as a practical joke, the true sport offers excellent fun
    January 05, 2017 at 8:35am
    The Wetland Seat

    The Wetland Seat

    January 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    Regardless of the weather conditions in the Delta, cold weather from Canada to Memphis should push plenty of ducks into the Mississippi Delta this season.

    Looking for a repeat — 2017 duck-hunting forecast

    Waterfowlers are crossing their fingers, hoping for some frigid temperatures up north that will drive ducks in front of their guns.
    January 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    Austin Partridge of Terry killed his first black duck Wednesday on a WMA hunt in the Delta.

    Arctic blast pushed ducks down

    Mississippi hunters reporting success all along the Delta
    December 22, 2016 at 3:00pm
    Delta duck hunters with the ability to pump water will have the advantage again when the second three-day weekend season opens Friday (Dec. 2-4). Their dogs may have some more ducks to retrieve.

    Second brief duck season opens today

    Still a good news/bad news situation for Delta duck hunters
    December 02, 2016 at 9:20am
    Gumbo mud caked on his boots prevented Jay Gunn from moonwalking after retrieving a double double in the 2015-16 season.

    Christmas goose — How to kill Mississippi Delta geese

    This Mississippi Delta hunter’s full lanyard proves Mississippi is a new specklebelly hotspot. And he shares all of his tricks.
    December 01, 2016 at 7:00am
    Plastic decoys with shot holes and cracks often fill with water but don’t drain easily. Drill a hole on top of the decoy to drain it quickly, and then use silicone to seal the holes and cracks.

    Become a Decoy Doc

    Restore reliability and bring back bling to your blocks with these simple tips
    November 17, 2016 at 6:00am
    The key to effective decoy spreads is to make them realistic.

    Tips for opening-day decoy spreads

    Adjust during the season, focus on realism, veteran hunter says
    November 13, 2016 at 6:00am
    Jacob Sartain (right) is a dedicated waterfowler who knows that mornings like this are no accident, and that it takes a year-round commitment to produce quality duck hunting.

    The season that never ends — Keys to managing duck-hunting habitat

    Passionate waterfowlers know success rarely comes easy, and this die-hard hunter contends that means year-round work. Learn his keys to annual success.
    November 01, 2016 at 7:00am
    The MDWFP will begin the process of filling draw hunts for the waterfowl season on Monday (Oct. 31). The process will be done in two-week increments during the season.

    WMA waterfowl draw process starts Monday

    MDWFP will hold five different two-week draw periods
    October 28, 2016 at 9:15am
    The fast-migrating blue-winged teal give duck hunters a taste of action in September, and a taste of, perhaps, duck and andouille gumbo.

    Lead for doves, not for teal

    September 15, 2016 at 7:00am
    The advice of most land managers is to shoot dove, and/or teal, when you have them on your property. Don’t wait until another day. Saving them could mean losing them, if they decide to move on.

    Shoot teal, doves while you can

    September 15, 2016 at 7:00am
    Mississippi's teal season opens on Saturday, and thanks to last weekend's surprise cool snap there's already blue wings in the Delta.

    Teal season opens Saturday

    Labor Day weekend cool front should be good news for waterfowl hunters
    September 08, 2016 at 12:05pm