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Louisiana – Honey Brake

General info

We think the editors at Garden & Gun do the best job descirbing Honey Brake when the said “Honey Brake takes the bar on Southern waterfowling destinations and hurls it into the stratosphere” Voted Best of the Sporting South 2012 Garden & Gun

Situated between the mighty Mississippi River and legendary Catahoula Lake is the Louisiana Delta Plantation and the Honey Brake Lodge. At one time more than 96,000 continuous acres, the Louisiana Delta Plantation is located approximately 15 miles south of Jonesville, LA on Hwy 124, 30 miles northeast of Alexandria, LA and 30 miles west of Natchez, MS. It is adjacent to one of the largest Wildlife Management Areas (WMA) in the South, the Dewey Wills WMA. The WMA is adjacent to Catahoula Lake, world famous for its duck hunting. The Louisiana Delta Plantation is one of the most important waterfowl areas in North America, wintering between 450,000 and 850, 000 ducks and geese each winter. Honey Brake, nearly 9,000 acres of Wetland Reserve Program (WRP), is an integral part of the Louisiana Delta Plantation and soon to be one of the most important waterfowl hunting destinations in the world once it is discovered.

The Hunting

The hunting at Honey Brake is what waterfowl hunter’s dream of when they reflect back to the good ole days of duck hunting. The property is home to flooded corn and bean fields, moist soil management units, green tree reservoirs and every other cutting edge management technique known to hold and attract waterfowl. With more than 120 duck blinds on the property, Honey Brake never puts excessive pressure on the resident birds, assuring great hunting from the start of the season to the end. Hunters travel to the blind either in specially designed duck boats or ATVs for the short ride in the morning. Local guides that are known for their exceptional calling skills, knowledge of the property, and world-class retrievers round out this quality experience. Clients usually hunt in parties of 3 with 1 guide per blind, but with that being said we never mix parties. Afternoons can be spent enjoying the world class shooting facilities, including 15 station sporting clays, lighted 5 stand and duck flush, or dove hunting. Honey Brake Lodge is situated on Larto Lake which is ranked as the 3rd best white perch (crappie) lake in the country and can be as good as it gets anywhere in the world.

Habitat

The habitat surrounding the Louisiana Delta Plantation is a combination of fertile agriculture land, green tree reservoirs, moist soil management units, and large blocks of timber common to the Mississippi River Delta. Waterfowl management is taken to extremes on both the Louisiana Delta Plantation and Honey Brake, assuring our clients the best waterfowl experience possible.

Seasons

Waterfowl seasons are set by the federal government and vary slightly from year to year. Traditionally, the early Teal season will open in mid-September and the annual Waterfowl season typically starts in early November and continues thru late January.

Accommodations

The accommodations at Honey Brake are an experience in itself for even the most well-traveled waterfowl hunter. With a main lodge consisting of 13,000 sq. ft. and 3 cabins each with roughly 1800 sq. ft., all connected by a series of raised walkways 10 ft. off the ground, this lodge is unlike anything we have experienced in North America. With facilities to sleep 50 plus clients, we never have more than 24 per hunt assuring a personalized experience for our clients. The lodge also features meeting facilities for up to 24, complete mud room, full outdoor kitchen and fire pit, and many other amenities to assure a comfortable stay for our clients.

Getting there

Hunters can fly into Alexandria, LA International airport (AEX) and rent a car for the 1 hour drive to the property or just make arrangements with the lodge to have someone pick you up. The farm is an easy 5 hour drive from Dallas TX and less than 8 hours from many of the metropolitan areas of the South East.

Price

*$975 per day, per person, private room(all private rooms share a bath)

*$975 per day, per observer

- includes lodging, meals, hunting and one round of complimentary five stand

-does not include shells, licenses or tips