Duck Hunting: The Ducks Stop Here
In Louisiana, waterfowl is king. To hunters, as well as the local economy.
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.