• Waterfowl & Duck Hunting

    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
    Canada geese, like this one at Barnett Reservoir, will have to keep an eye out for hunters Sept. 1-15, during the special early statewide Canada season that allows sportsmen a chance at the resident birds.

    Early Canada goose season open

    Little-used opportunity gives hunters crack at resident geese
    September 02, 2016 at 10:15am
    Bad news for September blue-wing teal hunters — the early migrating birds have shown a 22 percent loss in population over the past year.

    Duck numbers slightly down

    Eight species, including mallards, remain above the long-term average
    August 17, 2016 at 10:30am
    Mississippi's 2016-17 migratory bird seasons were proposed on April 20, months ahead of previous years. That includes doves, ducks and geese.

    Commission proposes migratory bird seasons

    Change in federal system allows states to select dates earlier
    April 25, 2016 at 9:10am

    Saturday is youth duck day

    MDWFP requires supervision by a licensed adult
    February 05, 2016 at 9:10am
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    February 01, 2016 at 7:00am
    Ducks are more wary in the closing weeks of the season, so you have to be on your toes to fill your straps.

    Top 3 late-season duck hunting tactics

    Try these expert tips to pick off wary birds
    January 17, 2016 at 6:30am