High duck numbers should give reason for pause where prairie is concerned

Hunters can expect 60 days and a 6-duck daily limit during the 2014-2015 waterfowl season. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of John K. Flores)

Chances are, if you were born after 1996 and have become a diehard waterfowl hunter, you’ve always experienced liberal duck seasons. By liberal, I mean 60-day seasons and six-bird bag limits.

North La. youngster shatters blue catfish mark

Three Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement agents witnessed and signed off on 12-year-old Lawson Boyte's 114-pound state record blue catfish. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of Dodie Atwood )

Not much was happening along the bank of the Mississippi River near Lake Providence where Jim Danley, his son Bo, and nephew Lawson Boyte were fishing for catfish back in early March.


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