Alligator season has begun

The Daily Review Outdoor Writer John Flores poses with a good St. Mary Parish alligator he harvested during the commercial season several years ago. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of John K. Flores)

For an animal that was once on the brink of extinction, it’s hard to believe the State of Louisiana now has a wild alligator population estimated to be some two million and growing.

LDWF to change process of how waterfowl seasons are set

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Commission set an 88-day, two white-fronted limit goose season, opting to ignore public opinion who preferred a 74-day season and three-bird limit. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of John K. Flores)

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.
That is, of course, unless you’re talking about setting waterfowl regulations.

Is 60-day, six-bird limit the new norm?

The Daily Review Outdoor Writer John Flores’ grandson, Gabriel Flores, had a big duck hunt last year. This year's breeding duck numbers certainly will mean another six-duck, six-day season for waterfowl hunters. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of John K. Flores)

“So, is this the new norm?” I asked Mother Nature after reading the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services Trends in Breeding Population Report released this past week.


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