Minden Press-Herald

Sep 20th

Reynolds cautiously optimistic about duck season

This time last year, duck hunters were enthusiastic about the prospects of a super season just ahead. Reproduction was good up north so lots of waterfowl would be winging down to Louisiana to spend the winter.

What looked like a great season ahead turned out to be an overall disappointment. Roger Goodell-like factors entered the picture over which Louisiana's duck hunters had no control, sort of like what happened to the New Orleans Saints this season. While states north of us had plenty of water, Louisiana was in the throes of drought conditions. While ducks dabbled in the plenteous waters of Missouri and Arkansas, they over-flew our part of the world. Ducks don't like to kick up dust when they land.

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