Blue-winged teal

Biologists search for viruses carried by teal

Blue-winged teal are intercontinental travelers that could provide answers to virus dispersal.

(Submitted Photo/Courtesy of John K. Flores)

From a well-hidden pop-up blind next to ours, Paul Link, North American Waterfowl Management Plan coordinator for the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, counted down, “three, two, one…

Blue-winged teal opener better than last year

Steven Poole, from Mississippi, looks over the powder blue color of a blue winged teal's wings during a hunt near Welsh. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of John K. Flores)

With blue-winged teal breeding numbers at record levels — reportedly 73 percent above the long-term average this past spring — you had to know the stage was set for a spectacular opener when migrat

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