Preceding the 1918 Migratory Bird Treaty Act, duck hunting was not considered recreational. It was big business. Very big. Who was Florine "Pie" Champagne and how'd he start hunting ducks commercially? What was his daily quota, how'd he hunt and where'd all those ducks go? Where'd he get decoys and calls, and how big was his spread? What firearms did he favor and just how good were his shooting skills? What became of Pie after market hunting? And why does he remain Louisiana's most famous market hunter? In today's Duck Season Somewhere podcast episode, grandson Benny Broussard borrows from his own boyhood memories, his mother's meticulous notes and his uncle's supper table stories to describe his famous duck hunting grandfather, portraying the people and culture of last-century Louisiana duck hunting "hired guns".
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The Market Hunter
Kanati Waterfowl Taxidermy
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