Teche Area duck hunters know some of the best duck hunting isn’t always on an oft-high-priced, oft-high-pressured pieces of private property. Many of them turn to the state’s coastal Wildlife Management Areas, like the Atchafalaya Delta WMA.

That was proved opening weekend of the special teal season, which began Sept. 15 and will end six days from now on Saturday. Led by Point aux Chene WMA to the east of us and followed closely by the Atchafalaya Delta WMA southwest of Franklin, the blue-winged teal harvest numbers for opening day are eye-openers on the WMAs.