• Waterfowl & Duck Hunting

    With a record number of ducks expected in the migration, duck hunters in the Mississippi Delta will have a lot to smile about this season.

    Traffic patterns — Tips for Mississippi Delta duck hunting

    Use these expert tips to know where and how to set up in the Delta to take advantage of what is predicted to be a record waterfowl migration.
    January 01, 2016 at 7:00am
    Kenny Blakeney’s dog Gator displays his passion while retrieving a duck during an early morning delta duck hunt.

    Delta doubleheader — Duck hunting in the morning plus deer hunting in the evenings

    At Magna Vista Plantation, sunrises belong to waterfowl and sunsets to big bucks. Here’s how to double up on your hunting days.
    January 01, 2016 at 7:00am
    At Cole Lake Hunting Club near Isola, where hunters can choose fields or timber, a typical Saturday hunt can fill a camera lens with guys and ducks.

    Why you shouldn’t overpressure ducks

    December 15, 2015 at 7:00am
    Jacob Sartain (right) prefers hunting flooded catfish ponds or fields where he has planted duck food, and he shows the reason why.

    Conditional awareness — Learn when to duck hunt timber and when to hunt ag fields

    The Mississippi Delta offers the best of all waterfowling worlds, with ducks flocking to standing timber and the ample ag fields. Which option is more productive all depends on the conditions.
    December 01, 2015 at 7:00am
    The first submission period for Mississippi's wildlife management area lottery duck hunts is now underway.

    WMA duck-hunt draw opens

    6 wildlife management areas included in first waterfowl hunting lottery
    November 09, 2015 at 10:30am
    Sportsman Mallard T

    Sportsman Mallard T

    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

    Plaque includes names of Legacy members that helped fund restoration project at Howard Miller
    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

    16-day season opens Saturday in Mississippi
    September 09, 2015 at 3:00pm
    Camo Unlimited netting provides years of camouflage for duck blinds.

    Use this netting to hide your duck blinds

    Camo Unlimited netting designed for years of service
    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

    Liberal frameworks repeated, allowing a 6-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

    Ample supply of blue-winged waterfowl could mean good shooting
    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 dry conditions, estimates show 49.5 million breeding ducks in 2015 survey
    July 02, 2015 at 3:15pm
    BlueSteel

    BlueSteel

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

    Coozy’s Custom Calls

    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

    MDWFP gives hunters a way to track migration, view duck behavior
    December 14, 2014 at 10:45pm