Woman dressed warmly in camouflage and standing in marsh reeds aims a shotgun into the air

This popular hunting area offers several great opportunities throughout the waterfowl season. It all begins early in the season with a teal hunt, and hunters will find a lot of teal using the refuge. Through the rest of the waterfowl season, 15,000 to 20,000 ducks and 10,000 to 15,000 snow geese will be found on the refuge. Hunters can access one area by boat, and another area by foot. The boat access area, Christmas Point, is known for its excellent hunting due to the mixture of fresh and brackish marshes. The walk-in area, Middle Bayou, can be sporadic, but is offered as a place to hunt for those who don't have boats. Pass shooting for geese can be productive, depending on the daily flight patterns the geese take to area rice fields. Aerial photos of the refuge are available, and studying these photos can help hunters pinpoint the best areas.