We found that although Louisiana is the last stop for millions of wintering ducks in the Mississippi River Flyway—approximately 2,486,000 in 2016—waterfowling’s overall impact on the state is far-reaching. Consider a few facts:
Hunters harvest approximately 3 million ducks in Louisiana each year.
Approximately 97,300 hunters spent 857,100 days afield.
Waterfowling supports more than 1,000 jobs, and adds more than $4.255 million in state tax revenue annually.