LDWF places restrictions on mottled ducks during 2023-2024 Waterfowl Hunting Season

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The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries department has announced changes to the regulations governing the hunting of mottled ducks for the upcoming 2023-2024 Waterfowl Hunting Season. Starting this season, a notable alteration in the daily bag limit on mottled ducks is set to take effect, particularly during the initial 15 days of the regular duck season.

This shift, outlined by the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries department, signifies a crucial adjustment in the state’s waterfowl hunting policies. In an effort to ensure the conservation of the mottled duck population, hunters will face a temporary restriction, with a daily bag limit of 0 for the first 15 days of the season.

To assist hunters in distinguishing between mottled ducks and female mallards, the department has provided essential guidelines. These distinctions, ranging from body coloration to wing patterns, aim to enhance the accuracy of identification, ensuring the adherence to hunting regulations while safeguarding the mottled duck population.

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries department encourages hunters and wildlife enthusiasts to familiarize themselves with the provided details to promote responsible hunting practices and contribute to the preservation of the state’s diverse waterfowl species.

For more comprehensive information on the new regulations and guidelines, interested individuals are encouraged to visit the official Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries website at www.wlf.louisiana.gov/species/detail/mottled-duck.