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Migration Alert: Louisiana Teal Hunting Success Varies Statewide

Although blue-winged teal numbers were significantly higher in Louisiana before opening day than they were last year, they remained well below the long-term average for September. Hunting success varied over the weekend, with some teal hunters enjoying fast and furious action while others saw mediocre flights. It was a fairly simple proposition—if you were lucky enough to be where the teal wanted to be, you did well.

Migration Alert: Louisiana Teal Counts Already Exceed 2013 Numbers

Daily highs remain in the 90s throughout much of Louisiana, but that hasn't kept waterfowl hunters from getting ready for the state's 16-day teal season, which will open on September 13. The good news is that many blue-winged teal have already arrived, and many more are on the way.

Migration Alert: Cold Front Should Improve Missouri Teal Season

The majority of Missouri teal hunters enjoyed decent gunning to kick off the 2014–2015 waterfowl season. Hunters in Missouri's Bootheel are experiencing more consistency than other areas, but with a strong front bearing down on the Show Me State, most are predicting that more teal are on the way.

Migration Alert: Bluewings Abundant Along Texas Coast, Prairie

It wouldn't be September without mosquitoes. It wouldn't be September without humidity and sweat pouring from your forehead. It wouldn't be September without the possibility of a tropical cyclone in the Gulf. And, it wouldn't be September without rice fields and coastal ponds brimming with blue-winged teal.

Migration Alert: Bluewings Find Ideal Habitat in Nebraska’s Rainwater Basin

Nebraska's early teal season began statewide on Sept. 6, and thanks to timely precipitation, many hunters are finding the perfect combination of food and water for bluewings, especially in the Rainwater Basin. Although hunter success has been variable so far, the action should only improve from now on as the majority of the blue-winged teal migration has yet to arrive.

Migration Alert: Better Late Than Never for Louisiana Teal Hunters

Louisiana's early teal season is ending with a bang, thanks to the arrival of good flights of bluewings during the latter half of September. The strong finish comes after a disappointing start for many Louisiana teal hunters.

Migration Alert: Texas Bluewings Arrive Just In Time

The Thursday Outdoors section of the Houston Chronicle, a barometer for many coastal hunters and fishers, painted a bleak picture for opening day teal prospects. What a difference a day makes.

More teal in early-season bag, higher possession limit encourage hunters

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - July 1, 2013 - This fall, early-teal-season hunters may have an opportunity to bag more teal. Additionally, if the Department of Interior finalizes the waterfowl harvest regulations as initially proposed, the possession limit would increase. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed a six-teal bag limit for early teal season and a possession limit for all seasons equivalent to three daily bag limits. Current limits are a four-teal daily bag during the special season and a possession limit of two daily bag limits.

Bayou Bluewings

An unforgettable teal-hunting adventure in the heart of Cajun country

Migration Alert: Teal numbers increasing in Texas

Sept. 8, 2011: Teal concentrating on areas with water, suitable habitat

Season Kickoff: Teal Time

September teal hunting is a great way to kick off the waterfowl season.

Texas Teal & Trout

Blue-winged teal, speckled trout, and redfish are a classic Gulf Coast combo.

Calling Whistling Ducks - Video Tip

Rod Haydel, founder of Haydel's Game Calls, provides some professional secrets to calling whistling ducks, especially teal and pintails.

Tips for Early Teal

We were among several hunters at the boat ramp arranging gun cases, decoys and blind bags before joining the squadron of aluminum crafts on the lake. The September air was hot, muggy and filled with so many mosquitoes that killing only two of them in a swat was a product of poor timing.

Teal, We Meet Again

If you haven't tried teal hunting yet, you should

September Teal: Mayhem in the Marsh

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