Catahoula Lake, Louisiana
Drop a Duck at a Waterfowl Hot Spot
Catahoula Lake, Louisiana’s largest natural freshwater lake, may not be a lake at all, at least according to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. In December, it ruled that the 46-square-mile body of water is technically a river, making the shore and much of the lake bed private. If the decision holds, 150 years of public access to this natural gem will end. But the thousands of ducks that flock here each fall will lose the most, since the government will largely stop managing the lake to their benefit.
Go Now: Book a hunt while you still can with Greg Andrus of Catahoula Lake Guide Service. —Michael R. Shea
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