Spotlight on History
Duck Hunting in Louisiana
In honor of the premiere of In the Blind on December 12th on LPB, we’re highlighting stories related to duck hunting in Louisiana. In the state known as the Sportsman’s Paradise, generations of hunters have developed traditions related to waterfowl hunting and have played a vital role in the conservation efforts for bird populations and their habitats. Explore LPB’s past stories on duck hunting culture, duck recipes, and waterfowl conservation.
On this episode of Louisiana Conservationist TV Magazine, learn more about Louisiana’s role in the North American Waterfowl Management Plan to restore the duck population.
See Chef John Folse share some of his favorite wild game recipes, including Duck Cabanocy, on this episode of A Taste of Louisiana with Chef John Folse & Company.
Learn more about the colorful wood duck, including successful conservation efforts, in the “Wild Ways” segment from this episode of Louisiana Conservationist TV Magazine.
Watch a report on the renaissance of wooden duck decoy carving in Louisiana on this episode of Louisiana Conservationist TV Magazine.
Tag along with Chef John Folse to the Duck Festival in Gueydan and see his recipes for Pot-Roasted Duck and Duck Gumbo on this episode of A Taste of Louisiana.
Go duck hunting with Ms. Lucy in her hometown of Gueydan and see her recipe for Duck and Sausage Gumbo on this episode of Ms. Lucy’s Classic Cajun Culture and Cooking.
On this episode of After the Hunt with Chef John Folse, learn more about the history and importance of duck stamps to waterfowl conservation efforts around the country.
Learn more about duck calls at Haydel’s Game Calls in Bossier City and see Chef John Folse’s Louisiana Mallard recipes on this episode of After the Hunt.
Watch Chef John Folse learn more about coastal erosion and prepare Thai Chili Duck, Stuffed Teal Duck, and Stewed Ducks on this episode of After the Hunt.
On this episode of After the Hunt, view Chef John Folse’s visit to the Terrebonne Folklife Culture Center in Houma to learn more about the art of carving wooden duck decoys.
View Dr. Erik Johnson, director of bird conservation for Audubon Louisiana, speaking to the Baton Rouge Rotary Club, about avian migration patterns along the Mississippi Flyway.
See Mike Carloss, the director of conservation programs for the Southwest region, speaking to the Baton Rouge Rotary Club about Ducks Unlimited’s coastal restoration projects in Louisiana.