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WGP43
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Acadia Parish Duck Hunting
Anyone know how the duck hunting has been in the Acadia Parish area the last few years?


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aTmTexas Dillo
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Acadia Parish Duck Hunting


Been a while since I've been through that area. Is rice still farmed around there? Going east on I 10 that was where I first saw geese. In good years on a good day you could see the mallards circling the rice fields.


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Is rice still farmed around there?

Is grass green?


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good_2_geaux
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how the duck hunting has been


It hadn’t been what it once was. It’s largely rice but sugarcane acreage is increasing. The farther south / southwest in the parish usually the better duck hunting. We have family land near Church Pointe and the hunting is bad to terrible with the exception of some teal seasons


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It never has been good except maybe the extreme SW corner where you get the first hints of marsh and those were just ducks lost on their way to Gueydan.

Acadia Parish isn't really wetlands. It's mostly prairie. BARELY prairie South of I-10, but still prairie.

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Is rice still farmed around there?
Does the pope shite in the woods?
This post was edited on 11/21 at 3:56 pm


johnnyrocket
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I agree we are still growing rice in fields my family owns North of Indian Bayou which would be the lower SE corner of Acadia Parish. Been doing it since my grandfather grew rice in those fields.

Fields in VP have been hit or miss from what my cousin and his step son told me.

I personally have not been to the fields since right before hurricane Laura.

This post was edited on 11/21 at 8:38 pm


KemoSabe65
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re: Acadia Parish Duck Hunting
Lyons Pt used to be solid as was the refuge.


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YawBaw7
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Lyons Pt used to be solid as was the refuge.


This. In the 90s, the rice fields south of Crowley were hot.
Regularly took limits in Lyons Point and Morse.


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Cowboyfan89
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Acadia Parish isn't really wetlands. It's mostly prairie. BARELY prairie South of I-10, but still prairie.

Well, the prairie is pretty much gone now, and there used to be a pretty significant wetland component to the prairie, so...


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Frickin sugar cane


choupiquesushi
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Been on a steady sharp decline. Place l limited many times as a youngster 1978-1983. Barely see any ducks now


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There are still a few spots that hold birds and around Christmas they will have big bodies of geese in the southern part but it’s nowhere close to what it once was

Sugarcane had nothing to do with it though. Sugarcane acres might have increased in Acadia by 500ac at most in the last 5-10 years and it’s just in the far eastern part

There is 85k+ acres of rice in the parish but 80% of those acres are crawfished


choupiquesushi
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but 80% of those acres are crawfished
yep and greatly diminishes what used to be many pockets of areas that held birds


johnnyrocket
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I see the difference from the 60’s and 70’s to today in the number of ducks that I see. When I was little I would see tons of Geese all over my grandfather’s fields.

Lived outside Louisiana 80’s thru early 2000’s.
I cannot say that during this period I saw a decline of ducks.

The area has changed from a lot from the 60’s and 70’s just by rice fields changing to subdivisions, sugarcane fields, and crawfish ponds.

Is that is what is causing less ducks to come or is there something else?
This post was edited on 11/23 at 11:12 am


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