‘Duck Camp Dinners’ Brings Southern Waterfowl Fare to Table

The latest web series from MeatEater features waterfowler and chef Jean-Paul Bourgeois and his deep roots in the Louisiana Bayou.

Hunting cultural traditions abound in the United States. And even waterfowlers have their various cultural niches. A Louisiana duck camp is a far cry from the snow goose hunts of the Dakotas or the flyway hunts of the midwest.

Chef Jean-Paul Bourgeois is embedded into the Louisiana net of Cajun duck culture. He also brings his passion for Cajun cooking to their remote camp in the bayou.

The six-episode series follows Bourgeois and friends from beginning to end. And it dives deep into a corner of the world most hunters have yet to discover.

Find three episodes right now via MeatEater’s YouTube channel. And luckily, there are three more in waiting.

Nicole Qualtieri
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Based in Montana, Nicole Qualtieri is GearJunkie's Hunt + Fish Editor. She also serves as a Board Director for Orion the Hunters Insititute, a non-profit promoting fair chase and hunting ethics nationwide. A DIY hunter, she comes from a non-traditional hunting background and began hunting and fishing in her 30s. She's been a voice for hunting, fishing, and conservation since 2014, when she got started working on the television show MeatEater. She's an avid horsewoman, bird dog aficionado, snowboarder, hiker/backpacker, food nerd, and all-around outdoorswoman. Find her online at @nkqualtieri.

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