• Waterfowl & Duck Hunting

    The first submission period for Mississippi's wildlife management area lottery duck hunts is now underway.

    WMA duck-hunt draw opens

    Mississippi’s unique draw system for duck hunts on its wildlife management areas has entered its first submission period, and hunters have until Nov. 15 to get one of the first hunts early in the upcoming season.

    November 09, 2015 at 10:30am
    Sportsman Mallard T

    Sportsman Mallard T

    The latest Sportsman T-shirt line includes this shirt made exclusively for duck hunters. The long-sleeved T-shirt is made of high-quality performance cotton and features a flying mallard across the back. The shirt is the part of an impressive lineup of hunting Ts made with a cotton-microfiber blend that combines comfort, wrinkle resistance and wicking ability.

    November 01, 2015 at 7:00am
    Biologists and Ducks Unlimited staff with some of the DU Legacy Greenwing members who helped fund a $750,000 waterfowl habitat restoration project at Howard Miller WMA near Rolling Fork.

    Ducks Unlimited youth honored for WMA contribution

    Today it stands as a symbol of a new generation of waterfowl conservationists, and the new monument at the Howard Miller Wildlife Management Area could mean more wintering ducks for decades to come.

    October 30, 2015 at 2:00pm
    Mississippi's 16-day teal season opens Saturday, coinciding perfectly with the first cold front of the season. It should push more of the early-migrating blue-winged teal into the state.

    Front should push teal into state

    What is forecast to be the first significant cold front of the season couldn’t be better timed for Mississippi waterfowl hunters, who are looking at Saturday’s opening day of the teal season with increased optimism.

    September 09, 2015 at 3:00pm
    Camo Unlimited netting provides years of camouflage for duck blinds.

    Use this netting to hide your duck blinds

    It might be 95 degrees with almost 100-percent humidity now, but believe it or not, teal season starts next month — so it’s actually not too early to start thinking about taking care of your duck blind.

    August 22, 2015 at 6:30am
    Another year of strong mallard populations could equate to another good season for Mississippi duck hunters. The green-headed drakes will be in much demand during the 60-day season announced Tuesday by state wildlife officials.

    State has 60-day duck season

    As expected after federal officials last month reported another above-average count in its annual waterfowl population surveys, Mississippi has set a 2015-16 duck season that gives hunters 60 days and a six-bird daily limit.

    August 05, 2015 at 9:00am
    Blue-winged teal numbers remain high above the long-term average, and if their early migration lines up with Mississippi's Sept. 12-27 season, hunters should have some fun.

    Teal season set Sept. 12-27

    Last week, federal waterfowl officials announced another banner year of blue-winged teal production, estimating over 8.5 million birds in the population, representing a slight increase over last year and 73 percent higher than the 50-year average.

    July 08, 2015 at 10:00am
    The USFWS's 2015 Trends in Duck Breeding Populations indicates duck numbers edged up slightly to 49.5 million this spring, the highest count on record.

    Duck numbers remain high, USFWS says

    Despite drier conditions this spring compared to last year, overall duck numbers edged up slightly compared to last year in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s 2015 Trends in Duck Breeding Populations, which was released today.

    July 02, 2015 at 3:15pm


    Rio’s BlueSteel Game Loads pack the lethal, non-toxic punch needed for those tough waterfowling conditions. High velocities, perfectly spherical steel shot and multiple shot sizes give you the killing power you need under adverse hunting conditions. Available in 12 and 20 Gauge and in blisteringly fast speeds up to 1550 fps, BlueSteel Game Loads provide great patterns and superb knock down power in environmentally-safe conditions. 

    July 01, 2015 at 7:00am
    Coozy’s Custom Calls

    Coozy’s Custom Calls

    Coozy’s Custom Calls are handmade from start to finish for the avid waterfowler that demands the true tones that bring ducks in. Made from high grade hard woods that will last for years to come, Coozy’s Custom Calls are easy to blow, work in all types of weather, from 10 degrees freezing in the far north up to 65 degrees in the southern coastal marshes, and have been tested by some of the best guides from all over the country to insure that the right sounds and notes are there.

    February 01, 2015 at 7:00am
    Watching ducks in the wild is now possible for Mississippi sportsmen, thanks to a webcam operated by the MDWFP at one of its Delta WMAs.

    Duck cam gives live look at Delta waterfowl

    Duck hunters wanting to track the continual arrival of migrating waterfowl have a new toy, courtesy the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks.

    December 14, 2014 at 10:45pm
    Jeff Terry, right, enjoyed a great opening morning duck hunt near Eagle Lake, and has had limit hunts ever since.

    Ducks came south early, now headed north

    If ever a biblical verse has fit a hunting season, it is Job 1:21 and the start of the 2014 Mississippi Duck season.

    December 05, 2014 at 3:45pm
    Mississippi's duck season opens Thursday, on Thanksgiving, and the state's hunters can be thankful that freak fall polar vortexes have pushed a lot of mallads south early.

    Turkey day also duck day

    Move over turkey, this Thanksgiving isn’t all about you.

    November 26, 2014 at 3:10pm
    The Decoy Buddy, shown here with the optional floating crank handle, allows hunters to set their decoys for water depths up to 10 feet, and then retract the line inside the unit for tangle-free storage.

    Decoy Buddy makes setting spread ‘reel’ easy

    If you’re dreading the thought of untangling dozens and dozens of decoys to prep your spread this season, an ingenious invention by a Central, La., duck hunter will make the job easier and keep you from losing from your religion opening morning.

    November 10, 2014 at 7:30am
    Don’t just show up at the duck camp — take the time to do a complete rundown of all the equipment needed to ensure you can focus on the hunt, not fixing last-minute problems.

    Top 5 mistakes duck hunters make

    Duck hunters have spent all year looking forward to the first day of the season, and there’s nothing worse than heading to the camp and having everything go south.

    November 08, 2014 at 7:30am
    Flex Neck Field Goose

    Flex Neck Field Goose

    The Flex Neck Field Goose from Fowl Foolers features a unique and innovative pose-able neck which can be set to any position desired or changed throughout the day. The Flex Neck Field Goose decoy’s alterable position gives hunters unprecedented control over the look and realism of their spread. Each decoy is also made with a superior quality foam body wrapped in burlap and will last generations.

    October 01, 2014 at 7:00am