Duckpond Plantation, owned by the Godfrey family, is approximately 2600 acres of timber, planted fields, lakes, and borrow pits on the Mississippi River just south of the Town of Saint Joseph, Louisiana, Tensas Parish. Duckpond offers all types of hunting available in Louisiana plus fresh water fishing.
Duckpond is a hunting club and more offering fun year around for family and friends welcoming wives and children of all ages. Many of the current members bring their sons and daughters on a regular basis to enjoy seeing wildlife, trail riding, and eating smores by the camp fire.
To add to the year around fun during summer members enjoy boating and water skiing on beautiful Lake Bruin just five minutes away.
Membership dues are approximately $7000.00.
Duckpond is limited to 10 memberships per year.
Duckpond is located in Tensas Parish which is known for having the best deer hunting in the State of Louisiana. Duckpond enrolls in the Louisiana Deer Management Assistance Program and receives 50+ doe tags per season. Members are allowed 3 bucks with 6 deer total per season. Size requirements vary from year to year but generally bucks must be 8 points or better with minimum 18” spread or 18” main beams.
Duckpond plants food plots year around such as wheat, oats, and soybeans for better health of the deer and to promote greater antler size.
Duckpond has a variety of duck habitat that you will find almost nowhere else. Hunt the famous Mississippi flyway, flooded timber of pecan trees that attracts wood ducks like you have never seen before, or even a green tree well off the river. Pit blinds in 200+ acres of rice fields are also available on Gum Ridge Plantation just south of Duckpond for an additional fee.
Turkey hunting is available on Duckpond and the population has been growing greatly in the last several years. Harvest of one turkey is allowed per membership per season.
Duckpond generally is allocated 3 alligator tags by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries which are offered to the members by auction.
Thankfully Duckpond’s hog population is small but unfortunately there are more coyotes and raccoons than we would like. Members are encouraged to take all nuisance animals whenever possible.
Louisiana State Hunting Information and Regulations: http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/hunting
Information about Lake Bruin:
(2) Lake Bruin State Park: Website
Local restaurants and other local businesses:
(1) Lake Bruin Lodge and Country Store/Fish Tails Restaurant: Website
(2) Netterville’s Landing: Website
(3) Mac’s Fresh Market: Website