Atchafalaya Delta WMA waterfowlers average 1.8

NEW ORLEANS — Louisiana’s four coastal Wildlife Management Areas, including the Atchafalaya Delta WMA in St. Mary Parish, were popular destinations for opening day of the 2018-19 waterfowl hunting season Nov. 10 in Louisiana.

One of them, Pass-a-Loutre WMA, gave up an average of 4.1 ducks per hunter, according to Shane Granier, biologist manager who oversees coastal WMAs for the state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

Atchafalaya Delta WMA, the favorite of Teche Area waterfowlers for the past four decades, had nearly four times more duck hunters than Pass-A-Loutre WMA but the average harvest was considerably less at 1.7 ducks per duck hunter, Granier said in his Hunter Participation / Harvest Summary report filed Monday.

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