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Licenses

5 Possession Tags

6 General Hunting Information


Louisiana Department Enforcement Office Numbers...........................................................6
of Wildlife & Fisheries Hunter Education Requirements.......................................................6
P.O. Box 98000 Landowner Antlerless Deer Tag (LADT)........................................6
2000 Quail Drive Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP)...........................6
Baton Rouge, LA 70898 7 Deer Hunting
225-765-2800
Schedules........................................................................................7
Bobby Jindal, Governor Methods of Take.............................................................................8
Robert J. Barham, Secretary Deer Tagging Information...............................................................9
Janice Lansing, Undersecretary Deer Hunting Regulations...............................................................9
Jimmy Anthony, Assistant Secretary Open Areas and Descriptions........................................................11
Randy Pausina, Assistant Secretary
John Roussel, Deputy Assistant Secretary 16 Quadrupeds & Resident Game Birds
Division Administrators Schedules......................................................................................16
Kenneth Ribbeck, Wildlife Methods of Take............................................................................17
Bob Love, Coastal & Non-game Resources
Gary Tilyou, Inland Fisheries 18 Migratory Game Birds
Karen Foote, Marine Fisheries Schedules......................................................................................18
Winton Vidrine, Enforcement Federal Regulations.......................................................................18
Wildlife and Fisheries 20 Other Hunting Seasons
Commission
Robert Samanie III, chairman 21 Wildlife Management Areas
Patrick C. Morrow
Stephen W. Sagrera WMA Regulations.........................................................................21
Earl P. King, Jr. • Permits....................................................................................21
Ronald Graham • Special Seasons........................................................................21
Stephen J. Oats • Additional LDWF Lands.........................................................22
Ann Taylor • Methods of Take......................................................................23
• Firearms..................................................................................23
Cover photo: Matthew Aldridge from
• Dogs........................................................................................23
Prairieville, La. with buck taken on Tunica
Hills WMA. Photo by Chris Davis. • Physically Challenged..............................................................24
• Restricted Areas......................................................................24
For updated information and the • Camping..................................................................................24
latest regulations visit us online at • Commercial Activities.............................................................24
www.wlf.louisiana.gov. • Vehicles...................................................................................25
Help Stop Basic Season Schedule....................................................................27
WMA Map....................................................................................27
Poaching Individual WMASchedules............................................................28
Report Game Violations
Operation Game Thief 39 Federal Lands Schedules
1-800-442-2511
24 hours a day - 7 days a week 42 Sunrise/Sunset Table
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as to the rules and regulations governing the wildlife resources of the State of Louisiana. This material was printed in accordance with the standards for printing by state
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A Hunter's Pledge
Responsible hunting provides unique challenges and rewards. However, the future of the sport depends on each
hunter's behavior and ethics. Therefore, as a hunter, I pledge to:

• Respect the environment and wildlife.


• Respect property and landowners.
• Show consideration for non-hunters.
• Hunt safely.
• Know and obey the law.
• Support wildlife and habitat conservation.
• Pass on an ethical hunting tradition.
• Strive to improve my outdoor skills and understanding of wildlife.
• Hunt only with ethical hunters.

By following these principles of conduct each time I go afield, I will give my best to the sport, the public, the
environment and myself. The responsibility to hunt ethically is mine; the future of hunting depends on me.

DISCLAIMER
This publication is not an offi-
cial copy of the laws in effect
and should not be utilized or
relied upon as such. It does
represent an attempt by the pub-
lisher to present, as a public
service, a partial summary of
the laws in effect at the time of
the printing of this publication.
Substantive changes to the law
may very well occur following
the printing of this publication.
For these reasons, the accuracy
of the information contained
within this publication cannot
be guaranteed and the reader is
cautioned that it is his responsi-
bility to apprise himself of the
laws in effect at any given time.
These laws include those con-
tained within Revised Statutes,
particularly Title 56, the official
regulations of the Louisiana
Wildlife and Fisheries
Commission, federal laws and
any local or parish ordinances.
Contact your local LDWF
Enforcement Agent for spe-
cific information.

Regulations of the U.S.


Department of the Interior
strictly prohibit unlawful dis-
crimination in departmental
federally assisted programs
on the basis of race, color,
national origin, age or handi-
cap. Any person who believes
he or she has been discrimi-
nated against in any program,
activity, or facility operated
by a recipient of federal assis-
tance should write to:
2 Director, Office for Equal
Opportunity, U.S. Department
of the Interior, Washington
D.C. 20240.
Resident Hunting Fees
Basic Season (excluding Big Game) $15.00

Licenses
Big Game1 $14.00 Hunting and recreational
Bow $10.50
fishing licenses may be pur-
chased by phone toll-free at
Primitive Firearm $10.50
1-888-765-2602 or online at
LA Duck $5.50
www.wildlifelicense.com/la.
LA Sportsman's Paradise License2 $100.00
Methods of payment are Visa
Wild Louisiana Stamp $5.50 or MasterCard.
Wild Louisiana Stamp (1 day) $2.00 An authorization number for
Wild Turkey3 $5.50 immediate use will be pro-
Harvest Information Program (HIP)4 FREE vided and licenses will be
Senior Hunt/Fish License5 $5.00 mailed to each licensee. A
Canada Goose Permit $5.00 convenience fee is assessed.
WMA Hunting Permit (age 18-59)6 $15.00
Hunter Ed Deferral (1 month)7 - Resident deferral license is
valid for one month from the date of issue and is in lieu of Basic
Season, Big Game, Bow, Primitive Firearm, LA Duck, Turkey $10.00 1 Big Game License: Required of all deer,
turkey and bobcat hunters in addition to Basic
and WMA Hunting Permit.
Season License.
Non-Resident (NR) Hunting Fees 2 LA Sportsman's Paradise License:
Includes Basic and Saltwater Fishing, Basic
Basic Season (excluding Big Game) $150.00 Season and Big Game Hunting, Bow,
Big Game1 $150.00 Primitive Firearms, Turkey, LA Duck, WMA
Hunting Permit and all Recreational Gear
Bow $26.00 licenses (EXCEPT recreational trawls
Small Game/Migratory Bird (1 day)8 $29.00 greater than 16 feet in length - additional
license required).
Deer (1 day)8 $36.00 3 Louisiana Wild Turkey: Required of all
Turkey (1 day)8 $36.00 turkey hunters in addition to Basic Season
and Big Game licenses.
Primitive Firearm $26.00 4 Harvest Information Program (HIP):

LA Duck $25.00 Licensed hunters of migratory game birds


(mourning doves, ducks, geese, woodcock,
Louisiana Wild Turkey3 $20.50 rails, snipe, coots or gallinules) in Louisiana
must be HIP certified in addition to all other
Harvest Information Program (HIP) 4 FREE requirements.
Hunting Preserve (Oct. 1 - April 30) $15.00 5 Senior Hunt/Fish License: Any resident
who reached age 60 on June 1, 2000 or later
Louisiana Native NR Basic Trip (5 days, excluding Big Game) $15.00 must obtain a Senior Hunt/Fish License to
NR La. Native Big Game Trip (5 days)1 $14.00 hunt or fish. This license is in lieu of Basic
and Saltwater Fishing, Basic Hunting, Big
NR La. Native Bow Trip (5 days) $10.50 Game, Bow, Primitive Firearms, LA Duck
NR La. Native Primitive Firearm Trip (5 days) $10.50 License, Turkey Stamp and WMA Hunting
Permit. It does not include special gear such
NR La. Native Turkey Trip (5 days) $5.50 as trawls, crab traps, crawfish traps, hoop
NR La. Native Duck (5 days) $5.50 nets, etc.
6 WMA Hunting Permit: Required of any-
Hunter Ed Deferral (5 days)7 - Non-resident deferral license is one who hunts on any land administered by
valid for five consecutive calendar days and is in lieu of Non- LDWF, including wildlife refuges and wild-
$110.00
resident Basic Season, Big Game, Bow, Primitive Firearm, LA life management and habitat conservation
Duck, Turkey and WMA Hunting Permit. areas.
7 Can only be purchased once in a life-
Military Hunting Fees
time.
Resident/NR Active Military Basic Season $15.00 8 New licenses effective June 1, 2009.
These licenses are all inclusive. No other
Resident/NR Active Military Big Game1 $14.00 license is required.
Resident/NR Active Military Bow $10.50
Resident/NR Active Military Primitive Firearm $10.50
Resident/NR Active Military LA Duck $5.50
Resident/NR Active Military Wild Turkey3 $5.50
Other Fees
Commercial Hunting Preserve (pen-raised birds only; expires
$200.00
3
June 30)
Game Breeder (raising and selling wild game birds and/or wild
$25.00
game quadrupeds; expires Dec. 31)
Lifetime License Fees
Lifetime Licenses
Lifetime hunting licenses include basic hunting, big game hunting,
Licenses
Lifetime Resident Senior Combo $50.00
primitive firearms, bow hunting, state waterfowl license, turkey stamp
Lifetime Non-resident Hunt/Fish $3,000.00 and WMA hunting permit.
Lifetime Hunt/Fish (0-4 years old) $200.00 Lifetime licenses are available from the Baton Rouge office
only. LDWF does not issue receipts or authorization numbers for
Lifetime Hunting (5-13 years old) $200.00 Lifetime licenses. Allow six weeks processing time. Applicants are
Lifetime Fishing (5-13 years old) $200.00 required to have lived in Louisiana for the immediate twelve months
Lifetime Hunt/Fish (5-13 years old) $300.00 prior to making application to qualify for resident rates. Mandatory
documents required with application are a valid LA driver's license
Lifetime Hunting (14 years and $300.00 issued a minimum of 12 months and one of the following:
older) 1. Louisiana voter's registration card
Lifetime Fishing (14 years and older) $300.00 2. Louisiana vehicle registration and
3. two previous year's state tax filing, stamped by Department of
Lifetime Hunt/Fish (14 years and $500.00 Revenue and Taxation.
older) (Applications available at www.wlf.louisiana.gov/licenses/lifetime/ or
by calling 225-765-2887)

License Exceptions & Exemptions


The following recreational fisher- 1. Louisiana Driver's license, hunting, big game hunting and a resi-
men and hunters are not required to 2. Military identification card, dent bow license at a fee of $5 each.
obtain a basic recreational fishing 3. Original letter from their com- Contact the licensing staff at (225) 765-
license, saltwater license, basic hunting manding officer verifying that they 2887 for required documents. These
license, big game license or migratory are in "good standing" with the licenses are available by mail or at the
waterfowl conservation license, but Louisiana National Guard or Baton Rouge office only.
must have proof of age in their posses- United States armed forces and
sion whenever fishing or hunting: 4. money order for $50.00. Mail to: Bona Fide Resident
1. Residents who reached age 60 prior Sports License, LDWF, P.O. Box 1. Any person who has resided in this
to June 1, 2000; 98000, Baton Rouge, LA 70898. state continuously during the 12
2. Residents and non-residents young- The application form is available online months immediately prior to the
er than 16 years of age. at www.wlf.louisiana.gov/licenses or at date on which he applies for any
225-765-2887. license and who has manifested his
Military Resident veterans having a per- intent to remain in this state by
Military licenses are valid only manent service-connected disability establishing Louisiana as his legal
during that time when the licensee is classification of 50 percent or more domicile, as demonstrated by com-
on active duty in the armed forces of and residents who are blind, paraple- pliance with all of the following, as
the United States. gic or multiple amputee shall upon applicable:
Any resident or nonresident who identification and proof of disability a. If registered to vote, he is regis-
possesses a military identification card satisfactory to LDWF, be issued sports tered to vote in Louisiana.
that signifies that he is currently on hunting license without the payment of b. If licensed to drive a motor
active duty with any one of the armed any fees thereof. Contact Sports License vehicle, he is in possession of a
forces of the United States, including at 225-765-2887 for required forms. valid Louisiana drivers license.
the National Guard, or the spouse or c. If owning a motor vehicle locat-
dependent of such person, may be Social Security, ed within Louisiana, he is in
issued a license for hunting or recre- RailRoad, State and possession of a valid Louisiana
ational fishing in Louisiana for the fee Public Subdivision registration for that vehicle.
as that required of Louisiana residents. Disability Retirement d. If earning an income, he has
The military identification card or Recipients filed a Louisiana state income
dependent card and the appropriate A resident who is totally and perma- tax return and has complied
license must be on the licensee's person nently disabled and receiving a disabil- with state income tax laws and
at all times when he is engaged in hunt- ity social security benefit may submit a regulations.
ing and fishing activities. current award letter from Social Security 2. Any person, corporation or other
Any Louisiana resident who sub- (SSI does not qualify) and a valid legal entity which posses a resident
mits proof of his status as a active mem- Louisiana Driver's license to qualify. A license from any state or country
ber of the Louisiana National Guard or resident who receives disability retire- other than Louisiana shall not qual-
any reserve component of the United ment income from a retirement system ify for a resident hunting license in
States armed forces, though not cur- whose members are exempt from fed- Louisiana.
rently on active duty, may purchase in eral social security, either pursuant to
lieu of Basic and Saltwater Fishing, the Railroad Retirement Insurance Act,
Basic Hunting, Big Game, Bow, 45 U.S.C. 231, or because they are
Primitive Firearms, LA. Duck, Turkey employees of a state or a political sub-
4 Stamp and WMA Hunting Permit, a
license for $50.00 to fish and hunt in
division of the state that has not volun-
tarily agreed to participate in federal
Louisiana. Submit completed applica- social security under 42 U.S.C. 418,
tion with a copy of the applicants: may qualify to purchase a resident basic
Possession Tags

Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries
Resident Game Possession Tag Resident Game Possession Tag

No person shall give, put or leave resident game animals or No person shall give, put or leave resident game animals or
birds at any place or with another person unless the resident birds at any place or with another person unless the resident
game animals or birds or parts of the resident game animals or game animals or birds or parts of the resident game animals or
birds are tagged by the hunter with the following information: birds are tagged by the hunter with the following information:

Hunter's Name:____________________________ Hunter's Name:____________________________


Hunter's Address:___________________________ Hunter's Address:___________________________
____________________________ ____________________________
Basic License No.__________________________ Basic License No.__________________________
Big Game License No.______________________ Big Game License No.______________________
Parish Taken:______________________________ Parish Taken:______________________________
Date Taken:_______________________________ Date Taken:_______________________________
Species:_____________________ No._________ Species:_____________________ No._________
Sex of Deer: Buck______ Doe______ Sex of Deer: Buck______ Doe______

Tags shall be attached, secured to or enclosed with the part or Tags shall be attached, secured to or enclosed with the part or
parts. Failure to comply with tagging regulations may result in parts. Failure to comply with tagging regulations may result in
citations issued. Consult Hunting Regulations Pamphlet (R.S. citations issued. Consult Hunting Regulations Pamphlet (R.S.
56:124-125). 56:124-125).

Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries
Migratory Bird Possession Tag Migratory Bird Possession Tag

No person shall give, put or leave migratory birds at any place No person shall give, put or leave migratory birds at any place
or with another person unless the birds are tagged by the hunter or with another person unless the birds are tagged by the hunter
with the following information: with the following information:

Hunter's Name:____________________________ Hunter's Name:____________________________


Hunter's Address:___________________________ Hunter's Address:___________________________
____________________________ ____________________________
Date Taken:_______________________________ Date Taken:_______________________________
Hunter's Signature:_________________________ Hunter's Signature:_________________________
Species Number Species Number Species Number Species Number
______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______
______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______
______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______

Failure to comply with tagging regulations may result in cita- Failure to comply with tagging regulations may result in cita-
tions issued. Consult Migratory Bird Hunting Regulations Pam- tions issued. Consult Migratory Bird Hunting Regulations Pam-
phlet (50 CFR 20.36). phlet (50 CFR 20.36).
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General Hunting Information
General Hunting Information

fish, wild birds, wild quadrupeds and 4. Landowners or lessees with 40 or


Enforcement Offices other wildlife and aquatic life. Anyone more contiguous acres of forested
For specific information, con- taking, possessing, injuring or destroy- or marsh land. Each applicant will
tact your local Wildlife and ing fish, wild birds, wild quadrupeds be assessed a $25 administrative
and other wildlife and aquatic life shall processing fee.
Fisheries Enforcement Office. be required to reimburse LDWF a sum Each hunter must have the
of money equal to the value of the wild- Landowner Antlerless Deer Tag in his
Baton Rouge 225-765-2999 life illegally taken, possessed, injured or possession while hunting on the proper-
destroyed. This monetary reimburse-
Minden 318-371-3049 ment shall be in addition to any and all
ty for which the tag was issued and
Monroe 318-343-2417 immediately upon kill of an antlerless
criminal penalties imposed for the ille-
deer, the hunter must tag the animal
Alexandria 318-487-5634 gal act.
through the hock. The deer must be
Ferriday 318-757-3072 tagged before it is transported from the
Lake Charles 337-491-2580 Hunter site of kill and the tag will remain with
Opelousas 337-948-0257 Education the deer while the hunter is in route to
his domicile. Antlerless deer harvested
New Iberia 337-373-0032 Requirements on property enrolled in LADT does not
Thibodaux 985-447-0821 count in the season or daily bag limit for
New Orleans 504-284-2023 All persons born on or after Sept. 1, hunters. For more information contact
1969, must show proof of satisfactorily any Wildlife Division Regional Office.
A basic resident or non-resident completing a Hunter Education course
hunting license is required of all persons approved by LDWF to purchase a basic Deer
to hunt, take, possess or cause to be hunting license, EXCEPT any active or
transported by any other person any veteran member of the United States Management
wild bird or quadruped. See page 4 for armed services or any POST-certified
exceptions. law enforcement officer.
Assistance
A big game license is required in Application for exemption may be Program (DMAP)
addition to the basic hunting license to filed at the LDWF main office building
hunt, take, possess or cause to be trans- in Baton Rouge. Contact 225-765-2932 Land enrolled in the voluntary pro-
ported any deer or turkey. A separate for more information. A person younger gram will be assessed a $25 registration
wild turkey license is required in addi- than 16 years of age may hunt without fee and a $.05/acre fee. Deer manage-
tion to the basic hunting license and the such certificate if they are accompanied ment assistance tags must be in the pos-
big game license to hunt, take, possess by, and under the direct supervision, of session of the hunter in order to harvest
or cause to be transported any turkey. a person 18 years of age or older. For an antlerless deer. The tag shall be
The rules and regulations contained course information, call 225-765-2932, attached through the hock in such a
within this digest have been officially contact any regional office, or log on to manner that it cannot be removed before
approved and adopted by the Louisiana www.wlf.louisiana.gov. the deer is transported (including those
Wildlife and Fisheries Commission taken on either-sex days and those taken
under authority vested by Section 115 with approved archery equipment or
of Title 56 of the Louisiana Revised
Statutes of 1950 and are considered to
Landowner primitive firearms). Failure to do so is
violation of R.S. 56:115. Antlerless deer
be in full force and effect in conjunction Antlerless Deer harvest on property enrolled in DMAP
with all applicable statutory laws. The
does not count in the season or daily bag
Secretary of the Louisiana Department Tag (LADT) limit for hunters. Failing to follow
of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) has
authority to close or alter seasons in DMAP rules and regulations may result
Eligibility for LADT is limited to in suspension and cancellation of the
emergency situations in order to protect the following landowners or lessees:
fish and wildlife resources. program on those lands involved.
1. Licensed Deer Farmers;
Pursuant to Act 169 of the 1988 2. Landowners or lessees with less
regular session of the Legislature, the than 500 acres who have verified
Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries deer depredation problems;
Commission has adopted monetary val-
3. Landowners with 40 acres or more
ues which are assigned to all illegally
enrolled in the Louisiana Forest
taken, possessed, injured or destroyed
Stewardship Program; and

Regulations of the U.S. Department of the Interior and U.S. Department of Commerce strictly prohibit unlawful discrimination
in departmental federally assisted programs on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, or handicap. Any person who
6 believes he or she has been discriminated against in any program, activity, or facility operated by a recipient of federal assistance
should write to: Director, Office for Equal Opportunity, U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington D.C. 20240.
Deer Hunting Schedules

Deer Hunting
Shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset. Consult Wildlife Man-
agement Area and Federal Land sections for specific regulations and dates on those areas.

Deer Season
Daily Bag Limits
2009-2010 and 2010-2011
1 antlered and
1 antlerless
(when legal)

Possession Limit
3 antlered and
3 antlerless
per season

2009-2010 Deer Hunting Schedule


Primitive Firearms (all Still Hunt
Area Archery With or Without Dogs
either-sex except as noted) (no dogs allowed)
Nov. 14-20 Nov. 21 - Dec. 11
1 Oct. 1 - Jan. 31 Dec. 12- Jan. 3
Jan. 25-31 Jan. 4-24
Oct. 24-30 Oct. 31 - Dec. 8 Dec. 9 - Jan. 17
2 Oct. 1 - Jan. 31
Jan. 18-24 (39 days) (40 days)
Oct. 10-16 Oct. 17 - Nov. 29
3 Sept. 19 - Jan. 15
Nov. 30 - Dec. 4 Dec. 5 - Jan. 10
Nov. 7-13
4 Oct. 1 - Jan. 31 Nov. 14 - Jan. 3
Jan. 4-10
Nov. 14-20
5 Oct. 1 - Jan. 31 Nov. 27 - Dec. 13
Dec. 26 - Jan. 1 Bucks Only
Oct. 1-15 Bucks Only Nov. 14-20
6 Nov. 21 - Dec. 11 Dec. 12 - Jan. 24
Oct. 16 - Feb. 15 Either-sex Jan. 25-31
Oct. 10-16 Oct. 17 - Nov. 6
7 Oct. 1 - Jan. 31 Nov. 30 - Jan. 3
Nov. 7-13 Nov. 14-29

8 Sept. 19 - Jan. 15
Oct. 10-16
Oct. 17 - Nov. 29 Dec. 5 - Jan. 10 7
Nov. 30 - Dec. 4
2010-2011 Deer Hunting Schedule
Deer Hunting
Primitive Firearms (all Still Hunt
Area Archery With or Without Dogs
either-sex except as noted) (no dogs allowed)
Nov. 13-19 Nov. 20 - Dec. 10
1 Oct. 1 - Jan. 31 Dec. 11 - Jan. 2
Jan. 24-30 Jan. 3-23
Oct. 23-29 Oct. 30 - Dec. 8 Dec. 9 - Jan. 16
2 Oct. 1 - Jan. 31
Jan. 17-23 (40 days) (39 days)
Oct. 9-15 Oct. 17 - Nov. 29
3 Sept. 18 - Jan. 15
Nov. 29 - Dec. 3 Dec. 4 - Jan. 9
Nov. 13-19
4 Oct. 1 - Jan. 31 Nov. 20 - Jan. 9
Jan. 10-17
Nov. 13-19
5 Oct. 1 - Jan. 31 Nov. 26 - Dec. 12
Dec. 26 - Jan. 1 Bucks Only
Oct. 1-15 Bucks Only Nov. 13-19
6 Nov. 20 - Dec. 10 Dec. 11 - Jan. 23
Oct. 16 - Feb. 15 Either-sex Jan. 24-30
Oct. 9-15 Oct. 16 - Nov. 5
7 Oct. 1 - Jan. 31 Nov. 29 - Jan. 2
Nov. 6-12 Nov. 13-28
Oct. 9-15
8 Sept. 18 - Jan. 15 Oct. 16 - Nov. 28 Dec. 4 - Jan. 9
Nov. 29 - Dec. 3

Modern Firearm Either-sex Seasons for 2009-2010 and 2010-2011


Antlerless deer may be harvested during entire deer season on private lands (all segments included) except in the fol-
lowing parishes.
Nov. 14-15 & 27-29, 2009 and Nov. 20-21 & 26-28, 2010. West of mainline Mississippi
Area 4
East Carroll River Levee and north and west of LA 877 from West Carroll Parish line to LA 580,
(portion)
north of LA 580 to US 65, east of US 65 to Madison parish line.
Area 5 West Carroll Nov. 27-29, 2009 and Nov. 26-28, 2010.

Methods of Taking Deer


Either-sex is defined as male or use of dog(s). Pursuing, driving or hunt- recovered deer shall have on a collar
female deer. Taking or possessing spot- ing deer with dogs or moving vehicles, with owner's name, address and phone
ted fawns is prohibited. including ATVs, when or where a still number. In addition, a dog may be used
It is illegal to hunt or shoot deer hunting season or area is designated, is to trail and retrieve un-recovered deer
with firearms smaller than .22 caliber prohibited and will be strictly enforced. after legal hunting hours; however, no
center-fire or a shotgun loaded with The training of deer dogs is prohibited person accompanying a dog after legal
anything other than buckshot or rifled in all still hunting areas during the gun hunting hours may carry a firearm of
slug. Handguns may be used for hunt- still hunting and archery only season. any sort.
ing. Deer hunting with dogs is allowed in all It is illegal to take deer while deer
Taking game quadrupeds or birds other areas having open deer seasons are swimming or while the hunter is in a
from aircraft, participating in the taking that are not specifically designated as boat with motor attached in operating
of deer with the aid of aircraft or from still hunting only. Except in WMAs, position; however the restrictions in this
automobiles or other moving land vehi- a leashed dog may be used to trail and paragraph shall not apply to any person
cles is prohibited. retrieve wounded or un-recovered deer who has lost one or more limbs.
Still hunting is defined as stalking during legal hunting hours. Any dog
or stationary stand hunting without the used to trail or retrieve wounded or un-

IT IS UNLAWFUL:
1. to carry a gun including those powered by air or other means while hunting with bow and arrow during the special bow and
arrow deer season EXCEPT, it is lawful to carry a .22 caliber rimfire pistol loaded with #12 shot (ratshot) only.
2. to have in possession or use any poisoned or drugged arrow or arrows with explosive tips.
8 3. to hunt deer with a bow having a pull less than 30 lbs.
4. to hunt with a bow or crossbow fitted with an infrared, laser sight, electrically operated sight or device specifically designed to
enhance vision at night (does NOT include non-projecting red dot sights; RS 56:116.1.(b)(4)).
Deer Tagging Information (2009/2010)

Deer Hunting
Deer tagging procedure
Important: Do not remove the tags from the Deer Harvest Report Card for licenses purchased
until you have killed a deer; at that point the tag is removed from the Deer via phone or Internet
Harvest Report Card and attached to the animal. Tags removed from the Hunters purchasing licenses by
Deer Harvest Report Card prior to killing a deer are no longer valid and if phone or Internet will be given both an
lost by the hunter will not be replaced. authorization number and an LDWF
identification number that will serve as
Prior to hunting deer, all deer hunt- their license until such license arrives
ers, regardless of age or license status, by mail. Hunters will tag deer with pos-
must obtain deer tags and have in pos- session tags, using the authorization
session when hunting deer. Immediately number and LDWF identification num-
upon harvesting a deer, the hunter must ber for the required license numbers
tag the deer with the appropriate carcass recorded on the possession tag. Hunters
tag before it is moved from the kill site, will maintain documentation of these
and the hunter must document the kill harvested deer and will validate har-
on the harvest report card portion of the vested deer as required by law when the
deer tag license. The hunter must record hunter receives the original license and
the date of kill and the parish of kill on tags. The hunter will validate the license
the carcass tag. The tag must remain information from these harvested deer
attached to the deer while kept at camp, and will discard the license tags for
or while it is transported to the domicile these validated deer.
of the hunter or to a cold storage facility.
Hunters who keep the carcass or meat at Replacement of lost
camp must also comply with the game tags
possession tag regulations. Within 72 Single tags are automatically inval-
hours the hunter must validate the kill id if detached from the license prema-
and record the validation number on the turely, not placed on a harvested animal,
license. Hunters harvesting deer on and then lost by the hunter. Duplicate
DMAP and LADT lands should follow tags will be available to replace lost tags
the instructions provided to them by at a charge to the hunter. Hunters that
LDWF. Hunters may validate deer by have harvested deer prior to losing their
calling the validation toll free number, remaining tags will have to remove and
866-484-4805 or using the validation discard the duplicate tags to account for
web site. the original tags that have been used and
validated. Hunters must record these
validated deer on the duplicate deer tag
license.

Deer Hunting Regulations


Areas not specifically des- West Carroll and portions of East projection must be at least one inch long
ignated as open are closed. Carroll. Consult the modern firearms and its length must exceed the length of
table above for either-sex days for those its base. The beam tip is counted as a
Antler Restrictions parishes. This does not apply to public point but not measured as a point.
One antlered and one antlerless lands (WMAs, National Forest Lands,
deer per day (when legal) EXCEPT on and Federal Refuges) which will have Hunter Orange
some Federal Refuges (check Refuge specified either-sex days. Any person hunting any wildlife
regulations) and National Forest Lands A legal buck is a deer with visible during the open gun deer hunting season
where the daily limit shall be one deer antler of hardened bony material, bro- and possessing buckshot, slugs, a primi-
per day. ken naturally through the skin. Killing tive firearm or a centerfire rifle shall
Season limit is six, three antlered bucks without at least one visible antler display on his head, chest and/or back a
deer and three antlerless deer (all seg- as described above and killing does is total of not less than 400 square inches
ments included) by all methods of take, prohibited EXCEPT where specifical- of "HUNTER ORANGE." Persons
EXCEPT antlerless harvest on property ly allowed, and EXCEPT in hunting on privately owned, legally
enrolled in DMAP and LADT does not Thistlethwaite WMA where a legal posted land may wear a hunter orange
count in the season or daily bag limit buck shall be defined as a deer with at cap or hat in lieu of the 400 square
for hunters. Antlerless deer may be har- least four points on one side or a deer inches. These provisions shall not apply
vested during entire deer season on pri-
vate lands (all segments included)
with unbranched antlers commonly
referred to as spikes (no minimum
to persons hunting deer from elevated
stands on property that is privately
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EXCEPT in the following parishes: length). To be counted as a point, a owned and legally posted or to archery
Antler Restrictions for Thistlethwaite WMA EXCEPT when a bucks only season is
Deer Hunting
in progress for gun hunting and
All 4 points not greater than one inch All 4 points greater than one inch EXCEPT in Area 6 from Oct. 1-15. In
such cases, archers must conform to the
bucks only regulations. Either-sex deer
may be taken on WMAs at anytime dur-
ing archery season EXCEPT when
bucks only seasons are in progress on
the respective WMA. Also, archery
season restricted on Atchafalaya Delta,
Salvador, Lake Boeuf and Pointe-aux-
Chenes WMAs. (See WMA for details).
Bow and Arrow Regulations:
Longbow, compound bow and
crossbow or any bow drawn, held or
released by mechanical means will be a
legal means of take for all properly
deer hunters hunting on legally posted ing during the special primitive firearm licensed hunters. Bow and arrow fisher-
lands where firearm hunting is not segment. EXCEPT it is lawful to carry men must have a sport fishing license
allowed by agreement of the landowner a .22 caliber rimfire pistol loaded with and not carry any arrows with broad-
or lessee. However, anyone hunting #12 shot (ratshot only). head points unless a big game season is
deer on such lands where hunting with Legal Primitive Firearms for Special in progress.
firearms is allowed shall be required to Primitive Firearms Season include:
display the 400 square inches or a 1. Rifles or pistols, .44 caliber mini- Special Physically
hunter orange cap or hat while walking mum, or shotguns 10 gauge or Challenged Either-sex
to and from elevated stands. While a smaller, all of which must load Deer Season on Private
person is hunting from an elevated exclusively from the muzzle or cap Land
stand, the 400 square inches or cap or and ball cylinder, use black powder Oct. 3-4, 2009 and Oct. 2-3, 2010.
hat may be concealed. or approved substitute only, take Restricted to individuals with Physically
WARNING: Deer hunters are cau- ball or bullet projectile only, includ- Challenged Hunter Permit.
tioned to watch for persons hunting ing saboted bullets, including prim-
other game or engaged in activities itive firearms known as "in line" Special Youth Deer Hunt
not requiring "Hunter Orange." primitive firearms, and on Private Land
2. Single shot, breech loading rifles, Either Sex. Areas 1, 4, 5, 6: Oct. 31 -
DMAP .38 caliber or larger of a kind or Nov. 1, 2009 and Oct. 27-28, 2010;
On lands enrolled in DMAP, deer man- type manufactured prior to 1900 Area 2: Oct. 10-11, 2009 and Oct. 9-10,
agement assistance tags must be and replicas, reproductions or rein- 2010; Areas 3, 7, 8: Sept. 26-27, 2009
attached and locked through the hock of troductions of that type rifle having and Sept. 25-27, 2010. Youths 17 or
the antlerless deer, (including those an exposed hammer that use metal- younger only. Youths must possess a
lic cartridges loaded either with hunter safety certification or proof of
taken with approved archery equipment
black powder or modern smokeless successful completion of a hunter safety
and primitive firearms, and those antler- powder. All of the above may be
less deer taken on either-sex days) in a course. Each youth must be accompa-
fitted with magnified scopes. nied by one adult 18 years of age or
manner that it cannot be removed,
older. If the accompanying adult is in
before the deer is moved from the site of Special Youth Deer possession of hunter safety certification,
the kill. Shotgun Season on a valid hunting license or proof of suc-
Private Land cessful completion of a hunter safety
Primitive Firearms Either Sex. Youths 17 or younger course, this requirement is waived for
Segment may hunt deer with shotguns using youths younger than 16 years of age.
Special license and primitive fire- slugs only during the Primitive Firearms Adults may not possess a firearm.
arms specifications apply only to the Season in each deer hunting area. Youths may possess only one firearm
special state, WMA, national forest and while hunting. Legal firearms are the
preserves and federal refuge seasons. Archery Segment same as described for deer hunting. The
Still hunt only. See page 7 for specific Still hunting only Oct. 1 - Jan. 31 in supervising adult shall maintain visual
hunting area dates. Specific WMAs will all deer hunting areas, EXCEPT Areas and voice contact with the youth at all
also be open. Check WMA schedule for 3 and 8 where the season will be Sept. times. An adult may supervise only one
specific details. A primitive firearms 19 - Jan. 15, and Area 6 where the sea- youth during this special hunt.
license is required for resident hunters son will be Oct. 1-15 for bucks only and
between the ages of 16 and 59 inclusive Oct. 16 - Feb. 15 for either-sex. WMA
and non resident 16 years of age and seasons are the same as outside
older. Either-sex deer may be taken in except as noted below. An archery
all deer hunting areas EXCEPT Area 5 license is required for resident bow
and as specified on public areas. It is hunters between the ages of 16 and 59
10 unlawful to carry a gun, other than a
primitive firearm, including those pow-
inclusive and non-residents 16 years of
age and older. Either-sex deer may be
ered by air or other means, while hunt- taken in all areas open for deer hunting
Open Areas

Deer Hunting
See page 7 for season dates and page 8 for either-sex dates

Area 1
All of the following parishes are open
Concordia, East Feliciana, East Baton Rouge, Franklin, Madison, St. Helena, Tensas and Washington
Portions of the following parishes are open
East of Boeuf River to Ouachita River, east of Ouachita River from its confluence with Boeuf River to LA
Catahoula
8, south and east of LA 8 southwesterly to parish line.
East of mainline Mississippi River Levee and south and east of LA 877 from West Carroll Parish line to LA
East Carroll
580, south of LA 580 to US 65, west of US 65 to Madison parish line.
Grant East of US 165 and south of LA 8.
South of a line beginning where Little River enters Catahoula Lake, following the center of the lake east-
LaSalle
ward to Old River then to US 84, east of US 84 northward to LA 8, south of LA 8 eastward to parish line.
Livingston North of I-12.
Rapides East of US 165 and north of Red River.
All EXCEPT that portion south of I-12, west of LA 1077 to LA 22, south of LA 22 to Tchefuncte River,
St. Tammany
west of Tchefuncte River southward to Lake Pontchartrain.
Tangipahoa North of I-12.
West Feliciana All EXCEPT that portion known as Raccourci and Turnbull Island.
Still hunting only for portions of the following parishes
South of Deer Creek to Boeuf River, east of Boeuf and Ouachita rivers to LA 8 at Harrisonburg, west of LA
Catahoula
8 to LA 913, west of LA 913 and LA 15 to Deer Creek.
East of mainline Mississippi River Levee and south and east of LA 877 from West Carroll Parish line to LA
East Carroll
580, south of LA 580 to US 65, west of US 65 to Madison parish line.
East of Thompson Creek from the Mississippi state line to LA 10, north of LA 10 from Thompson Creek to
LA 67 at Clinton, west of LA 67 from Clinton to Mississippi state line. South of Mississippi state line from
LA 67 to Thompson Creek. Also that portion of East Baton Rouge Parish east of LA 67 from LA 64 north to
East Feliciana
parish line, south of parish line from LA 64 eastward to Amite River. West of Amite River southward to LA
& East Baton
64, north of LA 64 to LA 37 at Magnolia, east of LA 37 northward to LA 64 at Indian Mound, north of LA 64
Rouge
from Indian Mound to LA 67. Also, that portion of East Feliciana Parish east of LA 67 from parish line north
to LA 959, south of LA 959, east to LA 63, west of LA 63 to Amite River, west of Amite River, southward to
parish line, north of parish line westward to LA 67.
Franklin All
North of LA 16 from Tickfaw River at Montpelier, westward to LA 449, east and south of LA 449 from LA 16
St. Helena at Pine Grove northward to Rohner Road, south of Rohner Road to LA 1045, south of LA 1045 to the Tickfaw
River, west of the Tickfaw River from LA 1045 southward to LA 16 at Montpelier.
That portion of Tangipahoa Parish north of LA 10 from the Tchefuncte River to LA 1061 at Wilmer, east of
Tangipahoa LA 1061 to LA 440 at Bolivar, south of LA 440 to the Tchefuncte River, west of the Tchefuncte River from
LA 440 southward to LA 10.
East of LA 21 from the Mississippi state line southward to the Bogue Chitto River, north of the Bogue Chitto
River from LA 21 eastward to the Pearl River Navigation Canal, east of the Pearl River Navigation Canal
southward to the West Pearl River, north of the West Pearl River from the Pearl River Navigation Canal to
Holmes Bayou, west of Holmes Bayou from the West Pearl River northward to the Pearl River, west of the
Washington & Pearl River from Holmes Bayou northward to the Mississippi state line, south of the Mississippi state line
St. Tammany from the Pearl River westward to LA 21. Also, that portion of Washington Parish west of LA 25 from the
Mississippi state line southward to the Bogue Chitto River, then west of the Bogue Chitto River to its junction
with the St. Tammany Parish line, north of the St. Tammany Parish line to the Tangipahoa Parish line, east of
the Tangipahoa Parish line to the Mississippi state line, south of the Mississippi state line to its junction with
LA 25.
West of Thompson Creek to Illinois-Central Railroad, north of Illinois Central Railroad to Parish Road #7, 11
West Feliciana east of Parish Road #7 to the junction of US 61 and LA 966, east of LA 966 from US 61 to Chaney Creek,
south of Chaney Creek to Thompson Creek.
Area 2
Deer Hunting
All of the following parishes are open
Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Caldwell, Claiborne, DeSoto, Jackson, Lincoln, Natchitoches, Red River, Sabine, Union, Web-
ster and Winn
EXCEPT Kisatchie National Forest which has special regulations; consult the U.S. Forest Service for regulations. Caney, Cor-
ney, Middlefork tracts of Kisatchie have the same regulations as Area 2, EXCEPT still hunting only for deer, and EXCEPT na-
tional forest land within the Evangeline Unit, Calcasieu Ranger District described in Area 2 description shall be still hunting only.
Portions of the following parishes are open
North of US 190 from parish line westward to Kinder, east of US 165 from Kinder northward to LA 10 at
Allen
Oakdale, north of LA 10 from Oakdale, westward to the parish line.
Avoyelles That portion west of I-49.
West of Boeuf River to Ouachita River, west of Ouachita River from its confluence with Boeuf River to LA 8,
Catahoula
north and west of LA 8 southwesterly to parish line.
All EXCEPT the following portions: east of I-49 to junction of LA 29, east of LA 29 south of I-49 to Ville
Evangeline
Platte, and north of US 167 east of Ville Platte.
Grant All EXCEPT that portion south of LA 8 and east of US 165.
Jefferson Davis North of US 190.
North of a line beginning where Little River enters Catahoula Lake, following the center of the lake eastward
LaSalle
to Old River then to US 84, west of US 84 northward to LA 8, north of LA 8 eastward to parish line.
West of US 165 (from Arkansas state line) to Bonita, north and west of LA 140 to junction of LA 830-4 (Coo-
per Lake Road), west of LA 830-4 to Bastrop, west of LA 139 to junction of LA 593, west and south of LA
Morehouse
593 to Collinston, west of LA 138 to junction of LA 134 and north of LA 134 to Ouachita Parish line at Wham
Brake.
All EXCEPT south of US 80 and east of Ouachita River, east of LA 139 from Sicard to junction of LA 134,
Ouachita
south of LA 134 to Morehouse Parish line at Wham Brake.
All EXCEPT north of Red River and east of US 165, south of LA 465 to junction of LA 121, west of LA 121
and LA 112 to Union Hill, and north of LA 113 from Union Hill to Vernon Parish line, and that portion south
Rapides
of Alexandria between Red River and US 167 to junction of US 167 with I-49 at Turkey Creek Exit, east of
I-49 southward to parish line.
North of LA 10 from the parish line westward to LA 113, south of LA 113 eastward to parish line. Also that
Vernon portion north of LA 465, west of LA 117 from Kurthwood to Leesville, and north of LA 8 from Leesville to
Texas state line.
Still hunting only for portions of the following parishes
Claiborne & Caney, Corney and Middlefork tracts of Kisatchie National Forest. (See Kisatchie National Forest Regula-
Webster tions).
Ouachita East of Ouachita River.
West of US 167 from Alexandria southward to I-49 at Turkey Creek Exit, west of I-49 southward to parish
line, north of parish line westward to US 165, east of US 165 northward to US 167 at Alexandria. North of LA
Rapides
465 from Vernon Parish line to LA 121, west of LA 121 to I-49, west of I-49 to LA 8, south and east of LA 8
to LA 118 (Mora Road), south and west of LA 118 to Natchitoches Parish line.
East of Mora-Hutton Road from Natchitoches Parish line to Hillman Loop Road, south and east of Hillman
Vernon Loop Road to Comrade Road, south of Comrade Road to LA 465, east and north of LA 465 to Rapides Parish
line.

Area 3
All of the following parishes are open
Acadia, Cameron and Vermillion
Portions of the following parishes are open
Allen South of US 190 and west of LA 113.
12 West of LA 113 and east of LA 27 from parish line northward to DeRidder and north of US 190 westward from
Beauregard
DeRidder to Texas state line.
Area 3

Deer Hunting
(continued)
Portions of the following parishes are open
Calcasieu South of US 90 from Sulphur to the Texas state line. Also east of LA 27 from Sulphur northward to parish line.
Iberia West of US 90 and north of LA 14.
Jefferson Davis All EXCEPT north of US 190.
Lafayette West of I-49 and US 90.
South of LA 465 to junction of LA 121, west of LA 121 and LA 112 to Union Hill and north of LA 113 from
Rapides
Union Hill to Vernon Parish line.
St. Landry West of US 167.
West and north of LA 113, south of LA 465, east of LA 117 from Kurthwood to Leesville, and south of LA 8
Vernon
from Leesville to Texas state line.

Area 4
All of the following parishes are open
Richland
Portions of the following parishes are open
West of mainline Mississippi River Levee and north and west of LA 877 from West Carroll Parish line to LA
East Carroll
580, north of LA 580 to US 65, east of US 65 to Madison parish line.
East of US 165 (from Arkansas state line) to Bonita, south and east of LA 140 to junction of LA 830-4
(Cooper Lake Road), east of LA 830-4 to Bastrop, east of LA 139 at Bastrop to junction of LA 593, east and
Morehouse
north of LA 593 to Collinston, east of LA 138 to junction of LA 134 and south of LA 134 to Ouachita Line
at Wham Brake.
South of US 80 and east of Ouachita River, east of LA 139 from Sicard to junction of LA 134, south of LA
Ouachita
134 to Morehouse Parish Line at Wham Brake.

Area 5
All of the following parishes are open
West Carroll

Area 6
All of the following parishes are open
Ascension, Assumption, Iberville, Jefferson, Lafourche, Orleans, Plaquemines, Pointe Coupee, St. Bernard, St. Charles,
St. James, St. John, St. Martin, Terrebonne and West Baton Rouge
Portions of the following parishes are open
Avoyelles All EXCEPT that portion west of I-49.
That portion east of I-49 to junction of LA 29, east of LA 29 south of I-49 to Ville Platte and north of US 167
Evangeline
east of Ville Platte.
Iberia East of US 90.
Lafayette East of I-49 and US 90.
Livingston South of I-12.
South of Alexandria between Red River and US 167 to the junction of US 167 with I-49 at Turkey Creek Exit,
Rapides
east of I-49 southward to parish line.
St. Landry East of US 167.
North of US 90 from Iberia Parish line eastward to Wax Lake outlet, east of Wax Lake outlet southward to
St. Mary
Intracoastal Waterway, north of Intracoastal Waterway eastward to the Atchafalaya River, east of the Atcha-
falaya River southward to Bayou Shaffer, north of Bayou Shaffer to Bateman Lake, north and west of Bayou
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Chene from Bateman Lake to Lake Palourde.
Area 6
Deer Hunting
(continued)
Portions of the following parishes are open
That portion south of I-12, west of LA 1077 to LA 22, south of LA 22 to Tchefuncte River, west of Tchefuncte
St. Tammany
River southward to Lake Pontchartrain.
Tangipahoa South of I-12.
West Feliciana West of Mississippi River, known as Raccourci and Turnbull Islands.
Still hunting only for portions of the following parishes
North of LA 1 from Simmesport westward to LA 115 at Marksville, east of LA 115 from Marksville north-
Avoyelles
ward to the Red River near Moncla, south and west of the Red River to LA 1 at Simmesport.
Plaquemines East of the Mississippi River.
South of Alexandria between Red River and US 167 to the junction of US 167 with I-49 at Turkey Creek Exit,
Rapides
east of I-49 southward to parish line.
All of the parish shall be still hunting only EXCEPT that portion of St. Bernard known as the spoil area
St. Bernard between the MRGO on the east and Access Canal on the west, south of Bayou Bienvenue and north of Bay-
ou La Loutre.
South of Pass Manchac from Lake Pontchartrain to US 51, east of US 51 from Pass Manchac to LA 638
St. John (Frenier Beach Road). North of LA 638 from US 51 to Lake Pontchartrain, west of Lake Pontchartrain from
LA 638 to Pass Manchac.
Those lands surrounding Thistlethwaite WMA bounded north and east by LA 359, west by LA 10, and south
St. Landry
by LA 103.
High Water Deer hunting in those portions of Iberia, Iberville, St. Martin, and St. Mary parishes south of I-10, west of the
Benchmark East Guide Levee, east of the West Guide Levee, and north of US 90 will be closed when the river stage of
Closure the Atchafalaya River reaches 18 feet at Butte La Rose.

Area 7
Portions of the following parishes are open
Iberia South of LA 14 and west of US 90
All EXCEPT that portion north of US 90 from Iberia Parish line eastward to Wax Lake Outlet, east of Wax
Lake Outlet southward in Intracoastal Waterway, north of Intracoastal Waterway eastward to the Atchafalaya
St. Mary
River, east of the Atchafalaya River southward to Bayou Shaffer, north of Bayou Shaffer to Bateman Lake,
north and west of Bayou Chene from Bateman Lake to Lake Palourde.

Area 8
Portions of the following parishes are open
That portion east of LA 113 from the parish line to US 190, north of US 190 eastward to Kinder, west of US
Allen
165 northward to LA 10 at Oakdale and south of LA 10 from Oakdale westward to parish line.
That portion east of LA 113. Also that portion west of LA 27 from parish line northward to DeRidder, south of
Beauregard
US 190 from DeRidder to Texas state line.
That portion west of LA 27 from the parish line southward to Sulphur and north of US 90 from Sulphur to
Calcasieu
Texas state line.
That portion east of LA 113 from the parish line northward to Pitkin and south of LA 10 from Pitkin southward
Vernon
to the parish line.

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Quadrupeds and Resident

Quadrupeds & Resident Game Birds


Quadruped & Resident Birds

Game Birds Schedules


Shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour shot must be used. On WMAs during
after sunset. Consult Wildlife Management Area and Federal Land waterfowl seasons, nutria may be taken
sections for specific regulations and dates on those areas. only by the use of shotguns with shot
not larger than F steel; during gun deer
2009-2010 Schedule seasons on WMAs, anyone taking nutria
Species Season Dates Daily Bag Limit Possession Limit must display 400 square inches of
"Hunter Orange" and wear a "Hunter
Quail Nov. 21 - Feb. 28 10 20
Orange" cap or hat. Recreational nutria
Rabbit Oct. 3 - Feb. 28 8 16 hunters must remove each nutria carcass
Oct. 3 - Feb. 28 8 16 in whole condition from the hunting
Squirrel area, except that nutria may be gut-
May 1-23* 3 6
ted. Possession of detached nutria parts,
2010-2011 Schedule including nutria tails, by recreational
Species Season Dates Daily Bag Limit Possession Limit hunters is illegal. Nutria harvested rec-
Quail Nov. 20 - Feb. 28 10 20 reationally may not be pelted nor may
such nutria or any nutria parts from rec-
Rabbit Oct. 2 - Feb. 28 8 16 reationally taken nutria be sold, includ-
Oct. 2 - Feb. 28 8 16 ing the tail. Trespassing upon private
Squirrel
May 7-29* 3 6 property for the purpose of taking nutria
or other fur bearing animals is punish-
*Spring squirrel season is CLOSED on the Kisatchie National Forest, national wild- able by fines and possible jail time (R.S.
life refuges, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers property and some state WMAs (check 56.265). The Coastwide Nutria Control
WMA season schedule). Program is a separate program and is in
no way related to the nutria recreational
Bobcat licensed hunter may take raccoon or season. For questions on the Coastwide
Experimental Year Round Season: opossum with .22 rimfire rifle, .36 cali- Nutria Control Program call the New
No person other than the holder of ber or smaller primitive firearm rifle or Iberia office: 337-373-0032.
a valid big game license may take or shotgun during daylight hours. No bag
possess bobcat, EXCEPT licensed trap- limit for nighttime or daytime raccoon
pers who may take or possess bobcat Blackbirds and Crows
or opossum hunting during the open The season for crows shall be Sept.
during the open trapping season. A big
trapping season except on certain 1 - Jan. 1 with no limit; however crows,
game licensee shall only take bobcat
during the time period from one-half WMAs as listed. The remainder of the blackbirds, cowbirds and grackles may
hour before sunrise to one-half hour year, the raccoon and opossum bag be taken year round during legal shoot-
after sunset with approved archery limit for daytime or nighttime is two ing hours if they are depredating or
equipment, shotgun, primitive firearm per person, per day or night. No one about to depredate upon ornamentals or
or centerfire firearm. A big game licens- who hunts raccoons or opossums as shade trees, agricultural crops, live-
ee shall not take more than one bobcat prescribed above shall pelt during the stock, wildlife, or when concentrated in
per calendar year. This regulation closed trapping season nor sell skins or such numbers as to cause a health haz-
applies only to property that is privately carcasses of raccoons and opossums ard. Louisiana has determined that the
owned, state WMAs and the Bayou des taken during the open trapping season
Ourses, Bodcau, Bonnet Carre, Indian birds listed above are crop depredators
unless he is the holder of a valid trap- and that crows have been implicated in
Bayou, Loggy Bayou and Soda Lake
ping license which shall be required in the spread of the West Nile virus in
tracts owned by the Corps of Engineers,
but does not apply to state wildlife ref- addition to his basic hunting license. humans.
uges, the Kisatchie National Forest or Pelting or selling carcasses is illegal
other federally owned refuges and during closed trapping season. Hunting Pheasant
lands. On state WMAs the take of bob- from boats or motor vehicles is prohib- Open concurrently with the Quail
cat is restricted to those open seasons on ited. Season; no limit.
the WMAs which require the respective
legal weapons noted above. Nutria
On WMAs and private property,
Raccoon and Opossum nutria may be taken recreationally by
No closed season. Raccoon and licensed hunters from Sept. 1 - Feb. 28,
opossum can be taken at night by one or
16 more licensed hunters with one or more
during legal shooting hours by any legal
hunting method with a daily limit of
dogs and one .22 rimfire firearm. A five. When taken with a shotgun, steel
Methods of Taking Quadrupeds and
Quadrupeds & Resident Game Birds

Quadruped & Resident Birds


Resident Game Birds
Taking quadrupeds and resident may be used to remove beaver; nutria Hunting and/or
game birds from aircraft or participating may be removed by any means Discharging Firearms on
in the taking of deer with the aid of air- EXCEPT that nutria cannot be taken by Public Roads
craft or from automobiles or other mov- the use of headlight and gun between Hunting, standing, loitering or
ing land vehicles is prohibited. the hours of sunset and sunrise. With a shooting game quadrupeds or game
No person shall take or kill any special permit issued by LDWF, beavers birds with a gun during open season
game bird or wild quadruped with a may be taken between one-half hour while on a public highway or public
firearm fitted with any device to deaden after official sunset to one-half hour road right-of-way is prohibited. Hunting
or silence the sound of the discharge before official sunrise for a period of or the discharge of firearms on roads or
thereof; or fitted with an infrared sight, three consecutive calendar evenings highways located on public levees or
electrically operated sight or device from the effective date of the permit. within 100 feet from the centerline of
specifically designed to enhance vision For specific details contact a regional such levee roads or highways is prohib-
at night {R.S. 56:116.1B(3)}. office near you. Any nuisance beaver or ited. Spot-lighting or shining from pub-
It is illegal to intentionally feed, nutria trapped or shot outside open trap- lic roads is prohibited by state law.
deposit, place, distribute, expose, scat- ping season cannot be pelted or sold. A Hunting from all public roads and
ter, or cause to be fed, deposited, placed, trapping license is required to sell or rights-of-way is prohibited and these
distributed, exposed, or scattered, raw pelt nuisance beavers or nutria taken provisions will be strictly enforced.
sweet potatoes to wild game quadru- during open trapping season. Squirrel
peds. found destroying commercial crops of Tags
Use of a longbow (including com- pecans may be taken year-round by per- Any part of the deer or wild turkey
pound bow and crossbow) and arrow or mit issued by LDWF. This permit shall divided shall have affixed thereto the
a shotgun not larger than a 10 gauge be valid for 30 days from the date of name, date, address and big game
fired from the shoulder without a rest issuance. Contact the local regional license number of the person killing the
shall be legal for taking all resident office for details. deer or wild turkey and the sex of that
game birds and quadrupeds. Also, the animal. This information shall be legi-
use of a handgun, rifle and falconry Threatened and bly written in pen or pencil on any piece
(special permit required) shall be legal Endangered Species of paper or cardboard or any material
for taking all game species except Louisiana black bear, Louisiana which is attached or secured to or
turkey. It shall be illegal to hunt or take pearl shell (mussel), sea turtles, gopher enclosing the part or parts.
squirrel or rabbits at any time with a tortoise, ringed sawback turtle, brown
breech-loaded rifle or handgun larger pelican, bald eagle, peregrine falcon, Sex Identification
than a .22 caliber rimfire or a primitive whooping crane, Eskimo curlew, piping Positive evidence of sex identifica-
firearm larger than a .36 caliber. plover, interior least tern, ivory-billed tion, including the head, shall remain on
During closed deer gun season, it woodpecker, red-cockaded woodpecker, any deer taken or killed within the state
shall be illegal to possess shotgun shells Bachman's warbler, West Indian mana- of Louisiana, or on all turkey taken or
loaded with slugs or shot larger than BB tee, Florida panther, pallid sturgeon, killed during any special gobbler season
lead or F steel shot while small game gulf sturgeon, Attwater's greater prairie when killing of turkey hens is prohibit-
hunting. chicken, whales and red wolf. Taking or ed, so long as such deer or turkey is kept
Still hunting is defined as stalking harassment of any of these species is a in camp or field, or is in route to the
or stationary stand hunting without the violation of state and federal laws. domicile of it possessor, or until such
use of dog(s). Pursuing, driving or hunt- deer or turkey has been stored at the
ing deer with dogs is prohibited when or Outlaw Quadrupeds domicile of its possessor or divided at a
where a still hunting season or area is Holders of a legal hunting license cold storage facility and has thus
designated and will be strictly enforced. may take coyotes, feral hogs where become identifiable as food rather than
Shotguns larger than a 10 gauge or legal and armadillos year round during as wild game.
capable of holding more than three legal daylight shooting hours. The run-
shells shall be prohibited. Plugs used in ning of coyotes with dogs is prohibited
shotguns must be incapable of being in all turkey hunting areas during the
removed without disassembly. open turkey season. Coyote hunting is
Refer to game schedules contained restricted to chase only when using dogs
within these regulations for specific during still hunting segments of the fire-
restrictions on the use of firearms and arm and archery only season for deer.
other devices. Foxes are protected quadrupeds and
may be taken only with traps by licensed
Nuisance Animals trappers during the trapping season.
Landowners or their designees may Remainder of the year "chase only"
remove beaver and nutria causing dam-
age to their property without a special
allowed by licensed hunters. 17
permit. Water set traps and firearms
Migratory Game Bird Schedules
Migratory Game Birds

Migratory Game Birds


Shooting Hours The state shall be divided into
1. Teal, Rail, Gallinule, Snipe and Woodcock: One-Half Hour North and South Dove Hunting Zones
before sunrise to sunset. by the following boundary: Beginning
2. Mourning Dove: One-Half Hour before sunrise to sunset at the Texas-Louisiana border on LA 12;
thence east along LA 12 to its intersec-
EXCEPT on Sept. 5, when shooting hours will be 12 p.m. tion with US 190; thence east along US
(noon) to sunset. 190 to its intersection with I-12; thence
2009-2010 Migratory Game Bird Schedule east along I-12 to its intersection with
I-10; thence east along I-10 to the
Species Season Dates Daily Bag Limit Possession Limit Mississippi state line.
South Zone: Eurasian collared doves and ringed
Mourning and Sept. 5-13 turtle doves may only be hunted or
White-winged Oct. 17 - Nov. 29 taken during the open mourning dove
Doves and fully- season. There is no bag limit on Eurasian
Dec. 19 - Jan. 4 15 30
dressed Eurasian collared doves or ringed turtle doves
North Zone: in the aggregate in the aggregate provided that a fully feathered wing and
Collared and
Ringed Turtle Sept. 5-20 head remain attached to the carcass of
Oct. 10 - Nov. 8 the bird. Fully dressed Eurasian collard
Doves
Dec. 12 - Jan. 4 doves and ringed turtle doves (those
without a fully feathered wing and head
Woodcock Dec. 18 - Jan. 31 3 6 naturally attached to the carcass) shall
Teal (Blue- be included in the daily bag limit for
winged, Green- mourning doves. The bag limit for
Sept. 12-27 4 8 mourning doves and fully dressed
winged and Cin-
namon) Eurasian collared and ringed turtle
doves is 15 in the aggregate.
Sept. 12-27 Anyone hunting migratory birds
King and Clapper 15 30
Late season to be set (mourning doves, snipe, woodcock,
Rails in the aggregate in the aggregate
at later date. rails, gallinules, ducks, geese and coots)
Sept. 12-27 will be required to have a Harvest
Sora and Virginia 25 25 Information Program (HIP) Permit. The
Late season to be set
Rails in the aggregate in the aggregate HIP Permits can be obtained, free of
at later date.
charge, from any licensed vendor upon
Sept. 12-27 completion of a short questionnaire.
Gallinules Late season to be set 15 30
at later date.
Season to be set at
Snipe 8 16
later date.

Summary of Federal Regulations


In addition to state regulations, the • from or with the aid of a car or 10 days after complete removal of
following federal rules apply to the tak- other motor-driven land convey- any bait. Baiting includes placing,
ing, possession, shipping, transporting ance or any aircraft, EXCEPT that exposing, depositing, distributing
and storing of migratory game birds: paraplegic and single or double or scattering of salt, grain or other
amputees of the legs may take from feed that could serve as a lure or
Restrictions any stationary motor vehicle or attraction for migratory game birds
No person shall take migratory game stationary motor-driven land con- to, on, or over areas where hunters
birds: veyance. "Paraplegic" means an are attempting to take them.
• with a trap, snare, net, rifle, pistol, individual afflicted with paralysis Agricultural areas must be prepared
swivel gun, shotgun larger than of the lower half of the body which in accordance with official recom-
10-gauge, punt gun, battery gun, involves both legs, usually due to mendations to be legally hunted. It
machine gun, fishhook, poison, disease of or injury to the spinal is a separate offense to place or
drug, explosive or stupefying sub- cord. direct placement of bait on or adja-
stance. • from or by means of any motor cent to an area that causes, induces
• with a shotgun capable of holding boat or sailboat unless the motor or allows another to hunt by the aid
more than three shells, unless it is has been completely shut off and/or of bait or over a baited area. Hunters
plugged with a one-piece filler the sail furled and its progress are responsible for ensuring that an
which is incapable of removal therefrom has ceased. area has not been baited and should
without disassembling the gun. • by the aid of baiting or on or over a verify its legality prior to hunting.
18 • from a sink box (a low floating
device, having a depression afford-
baited area where a person knows
or reasonably should know that the
The maximum federal penalties
are: for hunting over bait; $15,000/
ing the hunter a means of conceal- area is or has been baited. A baited six months jail, and placing bait;
ment beneath the surface of the area is considered to be baited for $100,000/one year jail.
water).
• using records or tapes of migratory Shipment ducks, goose, woodcock, rails, snipe,
Migratory Game Birds

Migratory Game Birds


bird calls or sounds, or electroni- No person shall ship migratory coots or gallinules) in Louisiana must
cally amplified imitations of bird game birds unless the package is marked be HIP certified in addition to their
calls. on the outside with: appropriate licenses.
• by driving rallying or chasing birds • the name and address of the person
with any motorized conveyance or sending the birds, Nontoxic Shot
any sailboat to put them in the • the name and address of the person Regulations & Zone
range of the hunter. to whom the birds are being sent Descriptions
and No person shall take migratory
Closed Season • the number of birds, by species, game birds while possessing shot other
No person shall take migratory contained in the package. than steel or other approved shot. This
game birds during the closed season. restriction applies only to ducks, geese,
Importation brant, swans and coots.
Shooting or Hawking For information regarding the
Hours importation of migratory birds killed in Dual Violation
No person shall take migratory another country, hunters should consult Violation of state migratory bird
game birds except during the hours 50 CFR 20.61 through 20.66. One fully- regulations is also a violation of federal
open to shooting and hawking as pre- feathered wing must remain attached to regulations.
scribed. all migratory game birds being trans-
ported between a port of entry and one's Reference
Daily Bag Limit home or to a migratory bird preserva- Federal regulations related to
No person shall take in any one day tion facility. No person shall import migratory game birds are located in
more than one daily bag limit. migratory game birds killed in a foreign Title 50, Code of Federal Regulations,
country, except Canada, unless such Part 20.
Field Possession Limit birds are dressed (EXCEPT as required
No person shall possess more than in 20.63), drawn and the head and feet Caution: More restrictive regula-
one daily bag limit while in the field or are removed. No person shall import tions may apply to National Wildlife
while returning from the field to one's migratory game birds belonging to Refuges open to public hunting. For
car, hunting camp, home, etc. another person. additional information on Federal regu-
lations, contact U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Wanton Waste Migratory Bird Hunting Service Special Agent-In-Charge:
All migratory game birds shall be and Conservation Stamp • Slidell 985-641-6209;
retrieved, if possible, and retained in the (Duck Stamp) • Lafayette 337-437-7241;
custody of the hunter in the field. The law requires that each water- • Lake Charles 337-437-7241;
fowl hunter 16 years of age and older • Monroe 318-325-1735.
Tagging must carry on his person a valid
No person shall give, put or leave Migratory Bird Hunting and Call your regional enforcement
any migratory game birds at any place Conservation Stamp (federal duck office for more information on regula-
or in the custody of another person stamp) signed in ink across the face. tions (see page 6).
unless the birds are tagged by the hunter Hunters younger than 16 may vol-
with the following information: untarily purchase a duck stamp and help Requests for information on maps,
1. The hunter's signature. preserve wetlands for waterfowl. permits and WMAs may be directed to
2. The hunter's address. Louisiana law requires that persons any Region or Coastal and Non-game
3. The total number of birds involved, between the ages of 16 and 59 inclusive Resources Division Office.
by species. and non residents 16 years of age and New Orleans: 504-568-5885
4. The dates such birds were killed. older have a valid state duck license in New Iberia: 337-373-0032
Tagging is required if the birds are being possession while hunting ducks, geese Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge: 337-538-
transported by another person for the and coots. All residents hunting migra- 2276.
hunter or if the birds have been left for tory game birds (mourning doves,
cleaning, storage (including temporary
storage), shipment or taxidermy servic-
es.

Possession of Live Birds


Wounded birds reduced to posses-
sion shall be immediately killed and
included in the daily bag limit.

Dressing
No person shall completely field
dress any migratory game bird
(except mourning doves and band-
tailed pigeons) and then transport the
bird from the field. The head or one
fully-feathered wing must remain
attached to all such birds while being
transported from the field to one's home
or to a migratory bird preservation facil-
ity.
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Other Hunting Seasons
Other Hunting Seasons

Other Hunting Seasons


Turkey
Please refer to separate pamphlet scheduled for publication in December 2009.

Falconry
Special permit required. Resident and migratory game species may be taken EXCEPT turkey. Seasons and bag limits are
the same as for statewide and WMA regulations. Migratory game birds may be taken during regular hunting seasons or during
extended falconry seasons. The falconry daily bag limit for migratory game birds during extended falconry seasons and during
regular hunting seasons is three migratory game birds, singly or in the aggregate. Possession limit is six migratory game birds,
singly or in aggregate. See LAC 76:V.301 for complete regulations.

Licensed Hunting Preserve


Oct. 1 - April 30. Pen-raised birds only. No limit entire season. See LAC 76:V.305 for complete regulations.

Farm Raised White-tailed Deer & Exotics on Supplemented Shooting Preserves


See LAC 76:XIX.111 for complete regulations. Archery, Firearm and Primitive Firearms: Oct. 1- Jan. 31 (either-sex).

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2009-2010 Wildlife Management
WMA Regulations

Wildlife Management Areas


Area (WMA) Regulations
The following rules and regulations Free ranging livestock prohibited. checking in if hunting from a private
concerning the management, protection Gathering and/or removal of soft camp adjacent to the WMA being hunt-
and harvest of wildlife have been offi- fruits, mushrooms and berries shall be ed or if camping on the WMA.
cially approved and adopted by the limited to five gallons per person per Each person must leave the
Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries day. Vehicle Tag portion of his permit on the
Commission in accordance with the Nature Trails: Trails shall be lim- dashboard of the vehicle used to enter
authority provided in Louisiana Revised ited to pedestrians only. No vehicles, into the WMA in such a way that it can
Statutes of 1950, Section 109 of Title ATVs, horses, mules, bicycles, etc. be easily read from outside of the vehi-
56. Failure to comply with these regula- allowed. Removal of vegetation (stand- cle. This must be done only when the
tions will subject the individual to cita- ing or down) or other natural material is vehicle is parked and left unattended on
tion and/or expulsion from the manage- prohibited. the WMA. If an ATV, boat or other type
ment area. Deer seasons are for legal buck vehicle was used to enter the WMA then
Citizens are cautioned that by deer unless otherwise specified. the vehicle tag must be attached to that
entering a WMA managed by LDWF, Small game, when listed under the vehicle in such a manner that it can be
they may be subjecting themselves and/ WMA regulations, may include both readily seen and read.
or their vehicles to game and/or license resident game animals and game birds No permit is required of fishers and
checks, inspections and searches. as well as migratory species of birds. boaters who do not travel on a WMA
WMA seasons may be altered or Oysters may not be harvested from road and/or launch on the WMA as long
closed anytime by LDWF's Secretary in any WMA, EXCEPT that oysters may as they do not get out of the boat and
emergency situations (floods, fire or be harvested from private oyster leases onto the WMA.
other critical circumstances). and State Seed Grounds located within Self-Clearing Permits are not
Hunters may enter the WMA no a WMA, when authorized by the required for persons only traveling
earlier than 4 a.m. unless otherwise Wildlife and Fisheries Commission and through the WMA provided that the
specified. Hunters must check out daily upon approval by the Department of most direct route is taken and no activi-
and exit the WMA no later than two Health and Hospitals. ties or stops take place.
hours after sunset, or as otherwise spec- Persons using WMAs or other LDWF
ified. Reference individual WMA list- administered lands for any purpose
ings for specific requirements. Permits other than hunting must possess one
Lands within WMA boundaries of the following:
will have same seasons and regulations SPECIAL NOTE: A WMA Hunting 1. a valid Wild Louisiana Stamp
pertaining to baiting and use of dogs as Permit, which costs $15.00, is 2. a valid Louisiana fishing license
the WMA within which the lands are required for persons age 3. a valid Louisiana hunting license
enclosed; however, with respect to pri- 18-59 to hunt on WMAs. Persons younger than 16 or older than
vate lands enclosed within a WMA, the 60 years of age are exempt from this
owner or lessee may elect to hunt Self-clearing Permits requirement. Also a self-clearing WMA
according to the regular season dates A Self-Clearing Permit is permit, detailed above, may be required,
and hunting regulations applicable to required for ALL ACTIVITIES (available at most entrances to each
the geographic area in which the lands (hunting, fishing, hiking, birdwatch- WMA). Check individual WMA list-
are located, provided that the lands are ing, sightseeing, etc.) on WMAs unless ings starting on page 28 for
first enrolled in DMAP or LADT. otherwise specified. The Self-Clearing EXCEPTIONS.
Interested parties should contact the Permit will consist of three portions:
nearest LDWF regional office for addi- Check In, Check Out and a Vehicle
tional information. Tag. Special Seasons
Dumping garbage or trash on On WMAs where Self-Clearing
WMAs is prohibited. Garbage and trash Permits are required, all persons must Youth Hunts
may be properly disposed of in desig- obtain a WMA Self-Clearing Permit Deer:
nated locations if provided. from an Information Station. The check Only youths 17 or younger may
Disorderly conduct or hunting -in portion must be completed and put hunt. All other seasons are closed
under the influence of alcoholic bever- in a permit box before each day's activ- EXCEPT physically challenged sea-
ages, chemicals and other similar sub- ity on the day of the activity. EXCEPT sons. Youths must possess a hunter
stances is prohibited. if hunting from a private camp adjacent safety certification or proof of success-
Damage to or removal of trees, to the WMA being hunted or if camping ful completion of a hunter safety course.
shrubs, hard mast (including but not on the WMA, users need only to check Each youth must be accompanied by
limited to acorns and pecans), wild in once during any 72 hour period. one adult 18 years of age or older. If the
plants and non-game wildlife (including Users may check in one day in advance accompanying adult is in possession of
reptiles and amphibians) or any species of use. hunter safety certification, a valid hunt-
of butterflies, skippers or moths is pro- The check-out portion must be car- ing license or proof of successful com-
hibited without a permit from LDWF.
Burning of the marsh is prohibited.
ried by each person while on the WMA
and must be completed and put in a
pletion of a hunter safety course, this
requirement is waived for youths
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Hunting actively burning marsh is pro- permit box immediately upon exiting younger than 16 years of age. Adults
hibited. the WMA or within 72 hours after may not possess a firearm. Youths may
possess only one firearm while hunting. first weekend of the Mourning Dove Nighttime experimental raccoon
Wildlife Management Areas

WMA Regulations
Legal firearms are the same as described Season (Saturday only) and Floy Ward hunting: All nighttime raccoon hunt-
for deer hunting. The supervising adult McElroy WMA hunt will be the second ing, where allowed, is with dogs only.
shall maintain visual and voice contact weekend of the Mourning Dove Season Self-clearing permit required.
with the youth at all times. An adult (Saturday and Sunday only).
may supervise only one youth during Sport Fishing
this special hunt. Contact the appropri- Physically Challenged Sport fishing, crawfishing and frog-
ate regional office for maps of specific Seasons ging are allowed on WMAs when in
hunting areas. Either-sex deer may be An either-sex deer season will be compliance with current laws and regu-
taken on the following WMAs (refer- held for hunters possessing a Physically lations EXCEPT as otherwise specified
ence individual WMA listings for Challenged Hunters Permit on the fol- under individual WMA listings.
dates): Atchafalaya Delta, Attakapas, lowing WMAs during the dates speci-
Ben's Creek, Big Lake, Bodcau, Boeuf, fied under the individual WMA listings: Archery Season for Deer
Buckhorn, Clear Creek, Camp Ben's Creek, Dewey Wills, Jackson The archery season on WMAs is
Beauregard, Dewey Wills, Floy Ward Bienville, Sabine, Sherburne and West the same as outside and is open for
McElroy, Grassy Lake, Jackson Bay. Contact Regional Offices for per- either-sex deer EXCEPT as otherwise
Bienville, Lake Boeuf, Maurepas mit application and map of specific specified on individual WMAs. Archery
Swamp, Ouachita, Pearl River, Pointe- hunting area. Catahoula and Red Dirt season restricted on Atchafalaya Delta
aux-Chenes, Pomme de Terre, Russell National Wildlife Management and closed on certain WMAs when spe-
Sage, Sabine, Sabine Island, Salvador/ Preserves will also have a Physically cial seasons for youth or physically
Timken, Sherburne, Sicily Island Hills, Challenged Deer Hunt. Pointe-aux- challenged hunts are in progress. Either-
Spring Bayou, Thistlethwaite, Three Chenes will have an Experimental sex deer may be taken on WMAs at any
Rivers, Tunica Hills and West Bay. Lottery Physically Challenged water- time during archery season EXCEPT
Catahoula and Red Dirt National fowl hunt. Contact New Iberia Office, when bucks-only seasons are in prog-
Wildlife Management Preserves will Coastal and Non-game Resources ress on the respective WMAs. Archers
also have either-sex youth hunts. Division for details: 337-373-0032. must abide by bucks-only regulations
NOTE: Some of the above hunts may and other restrictions when such sea-
be by pre-application lottery. Lottery Hunts sons are in progress.
Mourning Doves:
Squirrel: Bayou Pierre only. Contact any Primitive Firearms
On selected WMAs only. Only Wildlife Division office for details. Season for Deer
youths 17 or younger may hunt. Either-sex unless otherwise speci-
Squirrel, rabbit, raccoon and opossum Waterfowl: fied. EXCEPT youth 17 or younger
may be taken. Hogs may not be taken. Hunts restricted to those persons may use shotgun with slugs during
No dogs allowed. All other seasons will selected by lottery. Deadline for appli- primitive firearms season on the WMA.
remain open to other hunters. Youths cations is Oct. 3, 2008. Sherburne and See WMA deer schedule.
must possess a hunter safety certifica- Bayou Pierre WMAs only. See individ-
tion or proof of successful completion ual WMA schedules or contact any Additional LDWF
of a hunter safety course. Each youth Wildlife Division office for more
must be accompanied by one adult 18 details. Lands
years of age or older. If the accompany-
ing adult is in possession of hunter Turkey: LDWF manages additional lands
safety certification, a valid hunting Hunts restricted to those persons that are included in the WMA system
license or proof of successful comple- selected by lottery. All turkeys must be and available for public recreation.
tion of a hunter safety course, this reported at self-clearing stations. Small tracts are located in Vernon,
requirement is waived for youths Contact regional offices for details. Evangeline, St. Helena and other par-
younger than 16 years of age. Adults WMAs include Bayou Macon, Clear ishes. These small tracts have been
may not possess a firearm. Youths may Creek, Dewey Wills, Ft. Polk/Peason acquired from the Farmers Home
possess only one firearm while hunting. Ridge, Loggy Bayou, Sabine, Administration or other sources for con-
The supervising adult shall maintain Sherburne, Sicily Island Hills, Tunica servation purposes. The following hunt-
visual and voice contact with the youth Hills, Union and West Bay; consult ing seasons are applicable to these tracts
at all times. Self-clearing permits are separate turkey hunting regulations including Hutchinson's Creek WMA,
required. Youth squirrel hunts will be pamphlet for more details. Marsh Bayou WMA and Walnut Hills
held on Bodcau, Boeuf, Clear Creek, WMA. Contact the appropriate LDWF
Jackson-Bienville, Little River, Pearl Trapping regional office for specific information
River, Russell Sage, Sandy Hollow, Consult 2009-2010 trapping regu- and any additional season dates:
Sherburne, Spring Bayou and West Bay lations for specific dates. All traps must • Deer: Archery only. Oct. 1 - Jan.
WMAs on Sept. 26-27, 2009 and Sept. be run daily. Traps with teeth are illegal. 31, EXCEPT Walnut Hill which
25-26, 2010. Hunter orange is required when a deer will be Sept. 19, 2009 - Jan. 15,
gun season is in progress. 2010.
Mourning Dove: • Mourning and White-winged
Floy Ward McElroy and Loggy Raccoon Hunting Doves: Sept. 6 - 21; Oct. 11- Nov.
Bayou WMAs will have a youth dove A licensed hunter may take rac- 9; Dec. 13 - Jan. 5.
22 hunt and will follow the same regula- coon or opossum, one per person per • Quail: Nov. 21 - Feb. 28.
tions provided for youth deer hunts. day, during daylight hours only, during • Woodcock: Dec. 18 - Jan. 31.
Loggy Bayou WMA hunt will be the the open rabbit season on WMAs.
• Squirrel: Oct. 3 - Jan. 8, Still hunt unless the stands are removed from Firearms and bows and arrows are
WMA Regulations

Wildlife Management Areas


only. Dogs allowed Jan. 9 - Feb. 28 trees and left in a non-hunting position not allowed on WMAs during closed
and May 1-9. (a non-hunting position is one in which seasons EXCEPT on designated shoot-
• Rabbit: Oct. 3 - Jan. 8, Still hunt a hunter could not hunt from the stand ing ranges or as permitted for trapping.
only. Jan. 9 - Feb. 28, Beagles in its present position). Also, all stands Bows and broadhead arrows are not
allowed. left must be legibly tagged with the allowed on WMAs EXCEPT during
• Raccoon: Sept. 12-27 and Jan. 9 - user's name, address, phone number and deer archery season, turkey season or as
Feb. 28. Big Game Hunting License number (or permitted for bowfishing.
Lifetime License number). No stand Encased or broken down firearms
may be left on any WMA prior to the and any game harvested may be trans-
Methods of day before deer season opens on that ported through the areas by the most
Taking Game WMA and all stands must be removed
from the WMA within one day after the
direct route provided that no other route
exists EXCEPT as specified under
On WMAs the daily limit shall be close of deer hunting on that WMA. WMA listing.
one antlered deer and one antlerless Free standing blinds must be disassem- Loaded firearms are not allowed
deer per day (when legal). Season bled when not in use. Stands left will near WMA check stations.
limit is three antlered and three ant- not reserve hunting sites for the owner Center-fire rifles and handguns
lerless (all segments included) by all or user. All portable stands, blinds, tri- larger than .22 caliber rimfire, shotgun
methods of take. pods, etc. found unattended in a hunting slugs or shot larger than BB lead or F
Moving deer or hogs on a WMA position or untagged will be confiscated steel shot cannot be carried onto any
with organized drivers and standers, and disposed of by LDWF. LDWF will WMA EXCEPT during modern firearm
drivers or making use of noises or not be responsible for unattended stands deer season and during special shotgun
noise-making devices is prohibited. left on the area. season for feral hogs on Atchafalaya
Baiting or hunting over bait is pro- Unattended decoys will be confis- Delta, Pass-a-Loutre, Pointe-aux-
hibited on all WMAs (hogs included). cated, forfeited to and disposed of by Chenes and Salvador WMAs (see indi-
Deer may not be skinned nor have LDWF. This action is necessary to pre- vidual WMA season schedules for spe-
any external body parts removed, vent preemption of hunting space. cific regulations).
including but not limited to feet, legs, It is illegal to save or reserve hunt- Target shooting and other forms of
tail, head or ears before being checked ing locations using permanent stands or practice shooting are prohibited on
out. blinds. WMAs EXCEPT as otherwise speci-
Deer hunting on WMAs is restrict- Stands or blinds attached to trees fied.
ed to still hunting only. with screws, nails, spikes, etc. are ille- Discharging of firearms on or hunt-
Hunting from utility poles, high gal. ing from designated roads, ATV trails
tension power lines, oil and gas explora- Tree climbing spurs, spikes or and their rights-of-way is prohibited
tion facilities or platforms is prohibited. screw-in steps are prohibited. during modern firearm and primitive
Construction of and/or hunting Spot-lighting (shining) from vehi- firearms deer season.
from permanent tree stands or perma- cles is prohibited on all WMAs.
nent blinds on WMAs is prohibited. Horses and mules may be ridden on
Any permanent stand or permanent WMAs except where prohibited and dogs
blind will be removed and destroyed. A except during gun seasons for deer
permanent blind is any blind using non- and turkey. Riding is restricted to desig- All use of dogs on WMAs,
natural materials or having a frame nated roads and trails depicted on WMA EXCEPT for bird hunting and duck
which is not dismantled within two map, self-clearing permit is required. hunting, is EXPERIMENTAL as
hours after the end of legal shooting Organized Trail Rides prohibited, required by law. Having or using dogs
time each day. Blinds with frames of EXCEPT allowed by permit only on on any WMA is prohibited EXCEPT
wood, plastic, metal poles, wire, mesh, Camp Beauregard. Hunting and trap- for nighttime experimental raccoon
webbing or other materials may be used ping from horses and mules is prohibit- hunting, squirrel hunting, rabbit hunt-
but must be removed from the WMA ed EXCEPT for quail hunting or as ing, bird hunting, duck hunting, hog
within two hours after the end of legal otherwise specified. hunting and bird dog training when
shooting time each day. Blinds made allowed (see individual WMA seasons
solely of natural vegetation and not held listings for WMAs that allow dogs).
together by nails or other metallic fas-
Firearms Dogs running at large are prohibited on
teners may be left in place but cannot be WMAs. The owner or handler of said
Firearms having live ammunition dogs shall be liable. Only recognizable
used to reserve hunting locations.
in the chamber, magazine, cylinder or breeds of bird dogs and retrievers are
Natural vegetation (including any mate-
clip when attached to firearms or cross- allowed for quail and migratory bird
rial used as corner posts) is defined as
bows cocked and in the ready position hunting. Only beagle hounds which do
natural branches that are two inches or
are not allowed in or on vehicles, boats not exceed 15 inches at the front shoul-
less in diameter. All decoys must be
under power, motorcycles, ATVs, ATCs ders and which have recognizable char-
removed from the WMA daily.
or in camping areas on WMAs. acteristics of the breed may be used on
Permanent tree stands are any stands
Firearms may not be carried on any WMAs having experimental rabbit sea-
that use nails, screws, spikes, etc. to
area before or after permitted hours sons.
attach to trees and are strictly prohibit-
except in authorized camping areas
ed. Portable deer stands (those that are
designed to be routinely carried by one
and except as may be permitted for
authorized trappers (see Quadrupeds
23
person) may not be left on WMAs
page 16).
Deer hunters hunting from con- placed in designated locations when
Physically
Wildlife Management Areas

WMA Regulations
cealed ground blinds must display a provided or carried off by campers.
Challenged minimum of 400 square inches of Non-compliance with camping reg-
"Hunter Orange" above or around their ulations will subject occupant to imme-
Wheelchair blinds which is visible from 360 diate expulsion and/or citation, includ-
Confined Deer & degrees. ing restitution for damages.
Swimming is prohibited within 100
Waterfowl Hunting yards of boat launching ramps.
Areas
Camping
Special deer and waterfowl hunting Camping on WMAs, including Commercial
areas, blinds and stands identified with trailers, houseboats, recreational vehi-
LDWF logos, have been established for cles and tents, is allowed only in desig- Activities
PCHP wheelchair confined hunters on nated areas and for a period not to
exceed 16 consecutive days, regardless Except for licensed activities
WMAs. Hunters must obtain PCHP
of whether the camp is attended or unat- otherwise allowed by law, commercial
permits and are required to make reser-
tended. Houseboats shall not impede activities are prohibited without a per-
vations to use blinds and stands. PCHP
navigation. At the end of the 16 day mit issued by the Secretary of LDWF.
wheelchair hunting areas are available
on Alexander State Forest, Big Colewa period camps must be removed from the
area for at least 48 hours. Camping area Commercial Fishing
Bayou, Buckhorn, Clear Creek, Elbow
use limited exclusively to outdoor rec- Permits are required of all commer-
Slough, Floy W. McElroy, Ouachita and
reational activities. cial fisherman using Grassy Lake,
Sherburne WMAs. Check WMA hunt-
Houseboats are prohibited from Pomme de Terre and Spring Bayou
ing schedules or call the LDWF Offices
overnight mooring within WMAs WMAs. Gill nets or trammel nets and
in Pineville, Ferriday, Lake Charles,
EXCEPT on stream banks adjacent to the take or possession of grass carp are
Opelousas, Minden, Monroe or Baton
LDWF-owned designated camping prohibited on Spring Bayou WMA.
Rouge for information.
areas. Overnight mooring of vessels Drag seines (except minnow and
that provide lodging for hire are prohib- bait seines) are prohibited EXCEPT
ited on WMAs. On Atchafalaya Delta experimental bait seines allowed on
Restricted WMA and Pass-a-Loutre, houseboats Dewey Wills WMA north of LA 28 in
diversion canal. Commercial fishing is
Areas may be moored in specially designated
prohibited during regular waterfowl
areas throughout the hunting season. At
all other times of the year, mooring is seasons on Grand Bay, Silver Lake and
For your safety ALL oil and gas Lower Sunk Lake on Three Rivers
production facilities (wells, pumping limited to a period not to exceed 16
consecutive days. Permits are required WMA. Commercial fishing is prohib-
stations and storage facilities) are off ited on Salvador/Timken, Ouachita and
limits. for the mooring of houseboats on Pass-
a-Loutre and Atchafalaya Delta WMAs. Pointe-aux-Chenes WMAs EXCEPT
No unauthorized entry or unauthor- commercial fishing on Pointe-aux-
ized hunting in restricted areas or ref- Permits must be obtained from the New
Iberia office: 337-373-0032. No refuse Chenes is allowed in Cutoff Canal and
uges, unless otherwise specified. Wonder Lake. No commercial fishing
or garbage may be dumped from these
boats. activity shall impede navigation and no
Hunter Orange Discharge of human waste onto unattended vessels or barges will be
lands or waters of any WMA is strictly allowed. Non-compliance with permit
All hunters (including archers and prohibited by state and federal law. In regulations will result in revocation of
small game hunters) EXCEPT water- the event public restroom facilities are commercial fishing privileges for the
fowl hunters and mourning dove hunt- not available at a WMA, the following period the license is issued and one year
ers on WMAs must display 400 square is required: anyone camping on a WMA there after. Commercial fishing is
inches of "Hunter Orange" and wear a in a camper, trailer or other unit (other allowed on Pass-a-Loutre and
"Hunter Orange" cap during open gun than a houseboat or tent) shall have and Atchafalaya Delta WMAs. See Pass-a-
season for deer. Quail and woodcock shall utilize an operational disposal sys- Loutre for additional commercial fish-
hunters and hunters participating in spe- tem attached to the unit; tent campers ing regulations on mullet.
cial dog seasons for rabbit, squirrel and shall have and shall utilize portable
feral hogs are required to wear a mini- waste disposal units and shall remove Hunting Guides/
mum of a "Hunter Orange" cap. All all human waste from the WMA upon Outfitters
other hunters and archers (while on the leaving; houseboats moored on a WMA No person or group of persons may
ground), EXCEPT waterfowl hunters, shall have a permit or letter of certifica- act as a hunting guide, outfitter or in any
also must wear a minimum of a "Hunter tion from the Health Unit (Department other capacity for which they are paid
Orange" cap during special dog seasons of Health and Hospitals) of the parish or promised to be paid directly or indi-
for rabbit and squirrel. ALSO, all per- within which the WMA occurs verify- rectly by any other individual or indi-
sons afield during hunting seasons are ing that it has an approved sewerage viduals for services rendered to any
encouraged to display "Hunter Orange." disposal system on board. Further, that other person or persons hunting on any
Hunters participating in special shotgun system shall be utilized by occupants of WMA, regardless of whether such pay-
season for feral hogs on Atchafalaya the houseboats when on the WMA. ment is for guiding, outfitting, lodging
or club memberships.
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Chenes and Salvador WMAs must dis-
Firearms may not be kept loaded or
discharged in a camping area.
play 400 square inches of "hunter Campsites must be cleaned by
orange" and wear a "hunter orange" cap. occupants prior to leaving and all refuse
Licensed motorized vehicles as previously described will be used to
WMA Regulations

Wildlife Management Areas


Vehicles (LMVs) legal for highway use, includ-
ing motorcycles, are restricted entirely
determine compliance. Deviation from
this will constitute a violation of WMA
to designated roads as indicated on rules and regulations.
ATV (definition): An All Terrain Vehicle WMA maps. ATVs are restricted to ATVs and motorcycles cannot be
is an off-road vehicle (not legal for marked ATV trails only, EXCEPT left overnight on WMAs EXCEPT on
highway use) with factory specifica- when WMA roads are closed to LMVs. designated camping areas. ATV use pro-
tions not to exceed the following: weight ATVs may then use those roads when hibited from two hours after sunset to
- 750 lbs; length - 85"; width - 48". ATV allowed. UTVs are restricted to marked 4a.m., EXCEPT raccoon hunters may
tires are restricted to those no larger UTV trails only. There are no restric- use ATVs during nighttime raccoon take
than 25 x 12 with a maximum 1" lug tions on bicycles. WMA maps available seasons only. ATVs are prohibited from
height and a maximum allowable tire at all Regional Offices. Roads and trails March 1 - Aug. 31 EXCEPT squirrel
pressure of 7 psi. as indicated on the tire may be closed due to poor condition, hunters are allowed to use ATV trails
by the manufacturer. Use of all other construction or wet weather. NOTE: during the spring squirrel season on the
ATVs or ATV tires are prohibited on a All ATV trails are marked with signs WMA and EXCEPT certain trails may
WMA. and or paint, but not all ATV trails be open during this time period to pro-
appear on WMA maps. vide access for fishing or other purposes
UTV (definition): A Utility Type Vehicle Use of special ATV trails for physi- and some ATV trails will be open all
(or Utility Terrain Vehicle) is any recre- cally challenged persons is restricted to year long on certain WMAs.
ational motor vehicle other than an ATV, ATV physically challenged permittees.
not legal for highway use, designed for Physically challenged ATV permittees Hunters are allowed to retrieve their
and capable of travel over designated are restricted to physically challenged own downed deer and hogs with the aid
unpaved roads, traveling on four or ATV trails or other ATV trails only as of an ATV, EXCEPT on Thistlethwaite
more low-pressure tires and with facto- indicated on WMA maps or as marked and Sherburne WMAs, under the fol-
ry specifications not to exceed the fol- by sign and or paint. Persons 60 years of lowing conditions:
lowing: weight - 1900 lbs; length - age or older, with proof of age, are also 1. No firearms or archery equipment
128"; width - 68". UTV tires are restrict- allowed to use physically challenged is in possession of the retrieval
ed to those no larger than 26 x 12 with a trails and need not obtain a permit. party or on the ATV.
maximum 1" lug height and a maximum However, these persons must abide by 2. The retrieval party may consist of
allowable tire pressure of 12 psi. UTVs all rules in place for these trails. no more than one ATV and one
are commonly referred to as "side-by- Physically challenged persons under the helper.
sides" and may include golf carts. age of 60 must apply for and obtain a 3. ATVs may not be used to locate or
Physically Challenged Hunter Program search for wounded game or for
Vehicles having wheels with a Permit from LDWF. any other purpose than retrieval of
wheel-tire combination having a radius Entrances to ATV trails will be deer and hogs once they have been
of 17 inches or more from the center of marked with peach colored paint. legally harvested and located.
the hub (measured horizontal to ground) Entrances to Physically Challenged- 4. UTVs may not be used to retrieve
are prohibited. Only ATV trails will be marked with downed deer or hogs.
The testing, racing, speeding or blue colored paint. Entrances to ATV
unusual maneuvering of any type of trails that are open all year long will be CAUTION: Many LDWF-maintained
vehicle is prohibited within WMAs due marked with purple paint. The end of all roadways on WMAs are unimproved
to property damages resulting in high ATV trails will be marked by red paint. and substandard. A maximum 20
maintenance costs, disturbances of WMA maps serve only as a general mph speed limit is recommended for
wildlife and destruction of forest repro- guide to the route of most ATV trails, all land vehicles using these roads.
duction. therefore all signage and paint marking
Tractor or implement tires with
farm tread designs R1, R2 and R4
known commonly as spade or lug grip
types are prohibited on all vehicles.
Airboats, aircraft, personal water
craft, "mud crawling vessels" (com-
monly referred to as crawfish combines
which use paddle wheels for locomo-
tion) and hover craft are prohibited on
all WMAs and refuges. Personal water
craft are defined as a vessel which uses
an inboard motor powering a water jet
pump as its primary source of propul-
sion and is designed to be operated by a
person sitting, standing or kneeling on
the vessel rather than in the conven-
tional manner of sitting or standing
inside the vessel. Personal water craft
are allowed on portions of Alexander
State Forest WMA. See WMA for spe-
cific details.
Driving or parking vehicles on food
or cover plots and strips is prohibited.
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Blocking the entrance to roads and
trails is prohibited.
2009-2010 WMA Basic Season Schedule

WMA Schedules
Small Game (Squirrel, on designated WMAs by properly Pass-a-Loutre, Pointe-aux-Chenes and
Rabbit, Quail, Mourning licensed hunters using only guns or bow Salvador WMAs from Feb. 16 - March
Dove, Woodcock, Snipe, and arrow legal for specified seasons in 31 with shotguns loaded with buckshot
Rail and Gallinule) progress. Hogs may not be taken with or slugs.
Same as outside EXCEPT the aid of dogs, EXCEPT feral hogs
closed during modern firearm may be taken with the aid of dogs on
either-sex deer seasons on certain
Outlaw Quadrupeds and
Bodcau, Boeuf, Dewey Wills, Jackson- Birds (Coyote,
WMAs (see WMA schedule), EXCEPT
non-toxic shot must be used for snipe, Bienville, Pearl River, Red River and Armadillo, Crows,
rail and gallinule, EXCEPT consult Three Rivers WMAs Feb. 1-28 by per- Blackbirds, Starlings
regulations for Bodcau, Jackson- mit from either the Baton Rouge,
and Beaver)
Bienville and Sabine Island, and Minden, Pineville or Ferriday offices
During hunting seasons specified
EXCEPT all small game hunting closed and all hogs must be killed immediately
on WMAs, EXCEPT the turkey and
on Tunica Hills and Alexander State and may not be transported live under
Forest during the primitive firearm sea- spring squirrel seasons, take of outlaw
any conditions and hunters may use
son. No hunting on unharvested agricul- quadrupeds and birds, with or without
centerfire pistols in addition to using
tural fields (not including food plots) the use of electronic calls, is allowed by
guns allowed for season in progress.
prior to Nov. 15 on Ouachita WMA. properly licensed hunters and only with
Hunters may harvest hogs during the
Consult the following WMA Hunting guns or archery equipment legal for
month of March on Pass-a-Loutre WMA
Schedules for exceptions or any other season in progress on WMA. However,
specific details. Also, see Atchafalaya by using shotguns with shot no larger
crows, blackbirds, grackles and cow-
Delta, Pass-a-Loutre, Pointe-aux- than BB lead or F steel, or .22 caliber
birds may not be taken before Sept. 1 or
Chenes and Salvador/Timken for addi- rimfire firearms. In addition, feral hogs
after Jan. 1.
tional information. Unless otherwise may be taken on Atchafalaya Delta,
specified under the specific WMA hunt-
ing schedule, the use of dogs for rabbit
and squirrel hunting is prohibited. WMA Map
Waterfowl (Ducks,
Geese and Coots)
Same as outside EXCEPT
closed during modern firearm
either-sex deer seasons on certain
WMAs (see WMA schedule) and
EXCEPT waterfowl hunting will be
allowed on Attakapas, Bodcau, Jackson-
Bienville, Joyce and Salvador/Timken
WMAs, Pintail Alley on Ouachita
WMA, Pearl River south of US 90, the
greentree impoundment on Dewey Wills
WMA, and the South Farm Complex of
Sherburne WMA during either-sex deer
season, unless otherwise specified.
Hunting after 2 p.m. is prohibited on all
WMAs EXCEPT for Atchafalaya
Delta, Biloxi, Lake Boeuf, Pass-a-
Loutre, Pointe-aux-Chenes and
Salvador/Timken WMAs. Consult the
specific WMA regulations for shooting
hours on these WMAs. Consult the fol-
lowing WMA Hunting Schedules for
exceptions or any other specific details,
including Lottery Waterfowl Hunt
requirements for Sherburne and Bayou
Pierre WMAs.

Feral Hogs
Feral hogs may be taken during any
legal hunting season, EXCEPT during 27
Turkey and the Spring Squirrel Season,
2009-2010 Individual WMA
WMA Schedules

Hunting Schedules
Acadiana Conservation Atchafalaya Delta Attakapas
Corridor Owner: State of Louisiana (137,695 Owners: State of Louisiana (25,730
Owner: LDWF (2,285 acres, Opelousas acres, New Iberia Office). Self-Clearing acres); U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Office). No motorized vehicles allowed Permit required for deer hunting, feral (2,200 acres, Opelousas Office). Self-
and no access via I-49 right-of way. hog hunting and tent camping only. Clearing Permits required for hunters
Self-Clearing Permits required for all Self-clearing permits available from only.
activities. Main Delta campground and Cul-de-sac
on Big Island. Camping and houseboat Area closed: Oct. 31 - Nov. 1 to all
Deer: mooring allowed ONLY in designated hunters EXCEPT Youth Deer Hunters.
Archery only: Oct. 1-15 bucks only. areas.
Oct. 16 - Feb. 15 either-sex. Deer: Deer hunting will be closed when
Vessels/Vehicles: Mudboats or air- the river stage of the Atchafalaya River
Feral Hogs: May be taken by properly cooled propulsion engines greater than reaches 18 feet at Butte La Rose.
licensed hunters from Oct. 1 - Feb. 15, 36 horsepower are prohibited on the Archery: Oct. 1-15, bucks only. Oct. 16
archery only. WMA. ATVs, ATCs and motorcycles - Feb. 15, either-sex.
prohibited EXCEPT as permitted for Youth: Oct. 31 - Nov. 1, either-sex.
All other seasons CLOSED. authorized WMA trappers. Firearms Either-sex: Nov. 27-29, Dec.
4-6.
Alexander State Big Island: CLOSED to all activities Firearms Bucks only: Dec. 19 - Jan. 1.
Forest during the month of October, EXCEPT Primitive Firearms: Jan. 25-31, either-
Owners: LDWF (283 acres, Pineville Youth Lottery Deer Hunts. sex.
Office); LDAF (7,875 acres). From
December through February all hunters Deer: Small Game & Waterfowl: Same as
must check daily with the Office of Youth Lottery: Oct. 17-18 and Oct. outside EXCEPT CLOSED Oct. 31 -
Forestry for scheduled burning activity. 24-25, either-sex, daily youth hunt per- Nov. 1, Nov. 27-29 and Dec. 4-6.
No hunting or other activity will be per- mit required. Call New Iberia Office, EXCEPT waterfowl hunting is only
mitted in burn units the day of the burn- Coastal & Non-game Resources closed on Oct. 31 - Nov. 1. Beagles
ing. Call 318-487-5172 or 318-487- Division 337-373-0032 for details. allowed for rabbits and dogs allowed for
5058 for information on burning sched- Archery: Oct. 1 - Jan. 31 on Main squirrel hunting Feb. 1-28 and open to
ules. Self-Clearing Permits required for Delta only (Big Island CLOSED during squirrel hunting during the spring sea-
hunters only. Vehicles restricted to October); no deer hunting on Wax Lake son, May 1-9, with or without dogs.
paved and graveled roads. No parking Delta. Either-sex. All harvested deer
on or fishing or swimming from bridges. must be checked in at Atchafalaya Delta Raccoon (Nighttime): Sept. 12-27 and
No open fires EXCEPT in recreational Headquarters. Feb. 1-28.
areas.
Waterfowl: Same as outside, EXCEPT Feral Hogs: May be taken by properly
Physically Challenged Deer Hunting shooting hours shall be 1/2 hour before licensed hunters from Oct. 1 - Feb. 28.
Area: Access restricted. Check WMA sunrise to 2 p.m. during opening week-
map for location and call Pineville or ends of teal and duck season and 1/2 Bayou Macon
Baton Rouge offices for details and hour before sunrise to sunset the remain- Owner: LDWF (6,919 acres, Monroe
applications. Hunting by reservation for der of the season, and EXCEPT shoot- Office). All night activities prohibited
wheelchair confined PCHP permittees ing hours are the same as outside for the EXCEPT as otherwise provided.
only. Oct. 10-11, Nov. 7-8 & 27-29, Youth Hunt weekend.
either-sex. Deer:
Small Game: Hunting for rabbit only. Archery: Oct. 1 - Jan. 31, either-sex.
Deer: Wax Lake Delta: Oct. 1-31 and Feb. Firearms Hunt: Nov. 14-15, either-sex.
Archery: Oct. 1 - Jan. 31, either-sex. 1-28, with or without beagles. Nov. 1 - Primitive Firearms: Dec. 5-6, either-
Firearms Bucks only: Nov. 27-29. Jan. 31 without beagles only. sex.
Primitive Firearms: Oct. 10-11, Nov. Main Delta: Feb. 1-28, with or without
7-8, either-sex. beagles. CLOSED October through Small Game & Waterfowl: Same as
January. outside EXCEPT WATERFOWL
Small Game: Same as outside EXCEPT CLOSED after 2 p.m. and EXCEPT
CLOSED Oct. 10-11, Nov. 7-8 and Feral Hogs: May be taken by properly CLOSED Nov. 14-15. Beagles allowed
OPEN to squirrel hunting during the licensed hunters Oct. 1 - Feb. 28. In for rabbits and dogs allowed for squirrel
spring season, May 1-9,with or without addition, hunters may hunt feral hogs hunting Jan. 2 - Feb. 28 and open to
dogs. with shotguns loaded with buckshot or squirrel hunting during the spring sea-
slugs from Feb. 16 - March 31. Hunters son, May 1-9, with or without dogs.
Waterfowl: Same as outside EXCEPT must also display 400 square inches of
28 closed after 2 p.m. (Certain areas "hunter orange" and wear a "hunter Raccoon: (Nighttime): Sept. 5-20 and
may be closed as posted). orange" cap during special shotgun sea- Jan. 2 - Feb. 28.
son for feral hogs.
Bayou Pierre and open to squirrel hunting during Raccoon (Nighttime): Jan. 11 - Feb.

WMA Schedules
Owner: LDWF (2,212 acres, Minden the spring season, May 1-9, with or 28.
Office). Waterfowl Refuge is closed to without dogs.
all hunting, trapping and fishing Feral Hogs: May be taken by properly
EXCEPT for archery hunting for deer Raccoon (Nighttime): Jan. 18 - Feb. 28. licensed hunters from Oct. 1 - Feb. 28.
and hogs, which is allowed on the entire
area. Refuge is marked with "Waterfowl Feral Hogs: May be taken by properly Biloxi
Refuge" signs. Contact the Region I licensed hunters from Oct. 1 - Feb. 28. Owner: Biloxi Marsh Land Corporation
Wildlife Division Minden Office at (42,787 acres, New Iberia Office). Self-
318/371-3050 for details on the lottery Big Colewa Bayou Clearing Permits not required.
hunts listed below. Owner: LDWF (899 acres, Monroe
Office). Self-Clearing Permit not Deer:
Deer: required. All nighttime activities pro- Archery: Oct. 1-15, bucks only. Oct. 16
Archery only: Oct. 1 - Jan. 31, either- hibited. - Jan. 31, either-sex.
sex. Archery hunting is allowed in the
waterfowl refuge. Physically Challenged Wheelchair- Small Game & Waterfowl: Same as
confined Deer Hunting Area: Access outside EXCEPT beagles allowed for
Dove: Same as outside EXCEPT open- restricted. Check WMA map for loca- rabbits when duck season is closed and
ing day of first split will be restricted to tion and call Monroe or Baton Rouge EXCEPT CLOSED to squirrel hunting
those hunters selected as a result of a offices for details and applications. during the spring season.
lottery. Hunting by reservation for wheelchair
confined PCHP permittees only. Nov. Feral Hogs: May be taken by properly
Waterfowl Lottery Only: (Portion 27-29, either-sex. Nov. 30 - Dec. 13, licensed hunters from October through
west of Bayou Pierre) bucks only. February.
Lottery Youth Hunt: Same as outside
youth waterfowl hunt. Deer: Bodcau
General Lottery Hunt: Second week- Archery: Oct. 1 - Jan. 31, either-sex. Owner: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
end of both splits of the West Zone (33,766 acres, Minden Office).
season. Feral Hogs: May be taken by properly
licensed bowhunters from Oct. 1 - Jan. Area Closed (portion): Closed to all
Other Small Game: Same as outside. 31. hunters EXCEPT youth deer hunters
Beagles allowed for rabbits and dogs Oct. 10-11.
allowed for squirrel hunting Jan. 1 - Small Game & Waterfowl: Same as
Feb. 28 and open to squirrel hunting outside except waterfowl Deer:
during the spring season, May 1-9, with closed after 2 p.m. Beagles allowed Archery: Oct. 1 - Jan. 31, either-sex.
or without dogs. for rabbit hunting Jan. 2 - Feb. 28 and Youth: Oct. 10-11, either-sex. On desig-
open to squirrel hunting during the nated portion of area.
Raccoon (Nighttime): Jan. 1 - Feb. 28. spring season, May 1-9, with or without Primitive Firearms: Dec. 7-13, either-
dogs. sex.
Feral Hogs: May be taken by properly Firearms Either-sex: Oct. 31 - Dec. 6.
licensed hunters from Oct. 1 - Feb. 28. Big Lake
Owner: LDWF (19,231 acres, Ferriday Small Game & Waterfowl: Same as
Ben's Creek Office). outside except waterfowl
Owner: Weyerhaeuser Co., Inc. (13,044 closed after 2 p.m. and EXCEPT
acres, Baton Rouge Office). Area Closed: Oct. 24-25, to all hunters CLOSED ONLY during youth deer
EXCEPT Youth Deer Hunters. hunt on designated portion and
Area Closed: Nov. 7-8, to all hunters EXCEPT spring squirrel season will be
EXCEPT youth and physically chal- Deer: open May 1-9 only, with or without
lenged deer hunters. Archery: Oct. 1 - Jan. 31, either-sex. dogs. Beagles allowed for rabbits and
Youth: Oct. 24-25, either-sex. dogs allowed for squirrel hunting Jan. 1
Deer: Firearms Either-sex: Nov. 27-28. - Feb. 28.
Archery: Oct. 1 - Jan. 31, either-sex. Firearms Bucks only: Nov. 29 and Youth Squirrel Hunt: Sept. 26-27. (see
Youth & Physically Challenged: Nov. Dec. 26 - Jan. 3. page 22).
7-8, either-sex. Primitive Firearms: Jan. 4-10, either-
Firearms Either-sex: Nov. 27-29, Dec. sex. Raccoon (Nighttime): Jan. 1 - Feb. 28.
5-11 & 19-25.
Firearms Bucks only: Dec. 26 - Jan. 10 Small Game: Same as outside Feral Hogs: May be taken by properly
Primitive Firearms: Dec. 12-18 and EXCEPT CLOSED Oct. 24-25 and licensed hunters from Oct. 1 - Feb. 28.
Jan. 11-17, either-sex. Nov. 27-28. Beagles allowed for rabbits Feral hogs may be taken with the aid of
and dogs allowed for squirrel hunting dogs from Feb. 1-28 only by permit,
Small Game & Waterfowl: Same as Jan. 11 - Feb. 28 and open to squirrel available from an LDWF Regional
outside except waterfowl hunting during the spring season, May Office.
closed after 2 p.m. and EXCEPT 1-9, with or without dogs.
CLOSED Nov. 7-8 & 27-29. Beagles Bird Dog Training Area: Permit
allowed for rabbits and dogs allowed Waterfowl: Same as outside except
closed after 2 p.m. and EXCEPT
required. Open all year EXCEPT
CLOSED during WMA Turkey Season.
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for squirrel hunting Jan. 18 - Feb. 28
CLOSED Nov. 27-28. Contact Minden Office for permits and
information.
Boeuf Firearms Bucks only: Dec. 26 - Jan. 3. Clear Creek
WMA Schedules
Owner: LDWF (50,967 acres, Ferriday Primitive Firearms: Jan. 4-17, either- Owner: Forest Capital Partners LLC.
Office). Internal combustion engines sex. (55,672 acres. Lake Charles Office).
and craft limited to 10 Hp rating or less
in the Greentree Reservoir. Small Game & Waterfowl: Same as Area Closed: Oct. 17-18 to all
outside except waterfowl EXCEPT Youth Deer Hunters.
Area Closed: Oct. 10-11, to all closed after 2 p.m. and EXCEPT
EXCEPT Youth Deer Hunters. CLOSED Oct. 24-25, Nov. 27-29, Dec. Physically Challenged Wheelchair-
5-6 & 12-13 and open to squirrel confined Deer Hunting Area: Access
Deer: hunting during the spring season, May restricted. Check WMA map for loca-
Archery: Oct. 1 - Jan. 31, either-sex. 1-9, with or without dogs. Beagles tion and call Lake Charles or Baton
Youth: Oct. 10-11, either-sex. allowed for rabbits and dogs allowed for Rouge offices for details and applica-
Firearms Either-sex: Nov. 27-28. squirrel hunting Jan. 18 - Feb. 28. tions. Hunting by reservation for wheel-
Firearms Bucks only: Nov. 29 and chair confined PCHP permittees only.
Dec. 7-20. Raccoon (Nighttime): Jan. 16 - Feb. 28. Same deer seasons listed below.
Primitive Firearms: Nov. 30 - Dec. 6,
either-sex. Feral Hogs: May be taken by properly Deer:
licensed hunters from Oct. 1 - Feb. 28. Archery: Sept. 19 - Jan. 15, either-sex.
Small Game & Waterfowl: Same as Youth: Oct. 17-18, either-sex.
outside except waterfowl Camp Beauregard Firearms Either-sex: Oct. 31 - Nov. 1
closed after 2 p.m. and EXCEPT Owner: Louisiana National Guard and Nov. 27-29.
CLOSED Oct. 10-11 and Nov. 27-28 (12,500 acres, Pineville Office). Daily Firearms Bucks only: Nov. 2-26 and
and EXCEPT spring squirrel season military clearance is required for all Dec. 19 - Jan. 3.
will be open May 1-9 only, with or with- recreational users. Registration for use Primitive Firearms: Nov. 30 - Dec. 6,
out dogs. Beagles allowed for rabbits of Self-clearing permit required once either-sex.
and dogs allowed for squirrel hunting per year at Range Central Building, tele-
Jan. 2 - Feb. 28. phone 318-641-3355, 318-641-3365 or Small Game & Waterfowl: Same as
Youth Squirrel Hunt: Sept. 26-27 (see LDWF Region 3 Office, telephone 318- outside except waterfowl
page 22). 487-5885. All or portions of the area closed after 2 p.m. and EXCEPT
may be closed daily due to military CLOSED Oct. 17-19, Oct. 31 - Nov. 1
Raccoon (Nighttime): Sept. 5-20 and activities. All game harvested must be and Nov. 27-29 and EXCEPT spring
Jan. 2 - Feb. 28. reported on self-clearing checkout per- squirrel season will be open May 1-9
mit. No hunting in restricted areas. only, with or without dogs. Beagles
Feral Hogs: May be taken by properly allowed for rabbits and dogs allowed for
licensed hunters from Oct. 1 - Feb. 28. Area Closed: Oct. 10-11 to all EXCEPT squirrel hunting Jan. 2 - Feb. 28.
Feral hogs may be taken with the aid of Youth Deer Hunters. Youth Squirrel Season: Sept. 26-27
dogs from Feb. 1-28 only by permit, (see page 22).
available from an LDWF Regional Deer:
Office. Archery: Oct. 1 - Jan. 31, either-sex. Raccoon (Nighttime): Jan. 2 - Feb. 28.
Youth: Oct. 10-11, either-sex, on desig-
Buckhorn nated portion of the WMA. Dewey W. Wills
Owner: LDWF (11,262 acres, Ferriday Firearms Bucks only: Dec. 26 - Jan. 1. Owner: LDWF (61,871 acres, Pineville
Office). Primitive Firearms: Nov. 27-28, Dec. Office).
5-6, either-sex.
Area Closed: Oct. 24-25 to all Area Closed: Oct. 24-25, to all
EXCEPT youth and physically chal- Small Game & Waterfowl: Same as EXCEPT Youth and Physically
lenged deer hunters. outside except waterfowl Challenged Deer hunters.
closed after 2 p.m. and EXCEPT
Deer: CLOSED Oct. 10-11, Nov. 27-28 and Deer:
Archery: Oct. 1 - Jan. 31, either-sex. Dec. 5-6 and EXCEPT CLOSED to Archery: Oct. 1 - Jan. 31, either-sex.
Youth & Physically Challenged: Oct. squirrel hunting during the spring sea- Youth & Physically Challenged: Oct.
24-25, either-sex. son. Beagles allowed for rabbits and 24-25, either-sex. Only that portion of
• Area: Check map for location. dogs allowed for squirrel hunting Jan. 2 the area north of the Diversion Canal
Access restricted. Call Ferriday or - Feb. 28. shall be open only to physically chal-
Baton Rouge office for further lenged and youth deer hunters. The
details. Feral Hogs: May be taken by properly remainder of the area is open to other
• Youth Lottery: Oct. 24-25, Nov. licensed hunters from Oct. 1 - Feb. 28. hunters.
27-29, Dec. 5-6, 12-13 & 26-27, • Youth Lottery: Dec. 12-13, Jan. 2-3,
Jan. 2-3. Either-sex. Hunting by Raccoon (Nighttime): Jan. 30 - Feb. 28 9-10 & 16-17. Contact Pineville
pre-application lottery only. Office, 318-487-5885, for details
• Physically Challenged: Oct. 24-25, Fishing: Special regulations to be post- and applications.
Nov. 27-29, Dec. 5-6 & 12-13, Dec. ed at Twin Lakes Firearms Either-sex: Dec. 5-6. No
26 - Jan. 3. Either-sex. Hunting by hunting allowed in the greentree
reservation for wheelchair con- Retriever training allowed on selected impoundment or within 100 feet of the
30 fined, PCHP permittees only. portions of the WMA. Contact the
Region office for specific details.
greentree levee, if duck season is in
Firearms Either-sex: Nov. 27-29. Dec. progress.
5-6 & 12-13.
Firearms Bucks only: Nov. 27-29, Deer: Deer:

WMA Schedules
Dec. 26 - Jan. 10. Archery: Oct. 1-15, bucks only. Oct. Archery: Sept. 19 - Jan. 15, either-sex
Primitive Firearms: Jan. 16-19, either- 16 - Feb. 15, either-sex. Special Archery regulations for
sex. Firearms Either-sex: Nov. 27-28. Cantonment Areas, check locally at
Firearms Bucks only: Nov. 29 and Building #8590. Either-sex deer legal
Small Game and Waterfowl: Same as Dec. 26 - Jan. 10. Sept. 19 - Jan. 15. Remainder of WMA
outside except waterfowl Primitive Firearms: Jan. 25-26, either- restricted to bucks only when bucks
closed after 2 p.m. and EXCEPT sex. only gun season is in progress.
CLOSED Oct. 24-25 north of the diver- Firearms Either Sex: Oct. 31 - Nov. 1,
sion canal and the entire area Dec. 5-6, Small Game & Waterfowl: Same as Nov. 27-29, Mandatory Deer Check.
EXCEPT waterfowl hunting will be outside except waterfowl Firearms Bucks only: Nov. 2-26 and
allowed in the greentree impoundment closed after 2 p.m. and EXCEPT Dec. 12 - Jan. 1.
Dec. 5-6, if duck season is in progress, CLOSED Nov. 27-28 and open to Primitive Firearms: Oct. 10-16, either-
and OPEN to squirrel hunting during squirrel hunting during the spring sea- sex. Self-clearing Permit required,
the spring season, May 1-9, with or son, May 1-9, with or without dogs. Special Permit, Building #8590. A
without dogs. Beagles allowed for rab- selected portion of the area to be open.
bits and dogs allowed for squirrel hunt- Feral Hogs: May be taken by properly
ing Jan. 22 - Feb. 28. licensed hunters from Oct. 1 - Feb. 28. Small Game & Waterfowl: Same as
outside except waterfowl
Raccoon (Nighttime): Jan. 22 - Feb. 28. Floy Ward McElroy closed after 2 p.m. and EXCEPT
Nighttime Chase Only: May 1 - Sept. Owner: LDWF (681 acres, Monroe CLOSED Oct. 31 - Nov. 1 and Nov.
25, Tuesdays and Thursdays only. Office). Access restricted. Contact 27-29 and EXCEPT CLOSED to
Raccoon hunters may use ATVs on des- Monroe Region Office at 318/343-4045 squirrel hunting during the spring sea-
ignated trails during take season only. for information. son. Hunter orange must be worn when
bucks only gun hunts for deer are in
Feral Hogs: May be taken by properly Deer: progress. Squirrel hunting with dogs
licensed hunters from Oct. 1 - Feb. 28. Youth Lottery Hunt: Oct. 17-18, Oct. allowed Nov. 30 - Dec. 11 and Jan. 2 -
Feral hogs may be taken with the aid of 31 - Nov. 1, Nov. 7-8 & 14-15. Feb. 28.
dogs from Feb. 1-28 only by permit, Restricted to those selected as a result
available from an LDWF Regional of the pre-application lottery. Feral Hogs: May be taken by properly
Office. Physically Challenged Wheelchair- licensed hunters from Sept. 20 - Jan. 1.
confined Lottery Hunt: Nov. 7-8. Hunters may hunt feral hogs with shot-
Crawfish: Limited to 100 lbs per per- Restricted to wheelchair-confined guns loaded with buckshot or slugs
son per day. PCHP permittee only, selected as a from Jan. 2 - Feb. 28. Hunters must
result of a pre-application lottery. display 400 square inches of "hunter
Larto Tracts: All season dates on Larto orange" and wear a "hunter orange" cap
Tracts (see WMA map) same as outside, Youth Mourning Dove Hunt: Second during special shotgun season for feral
EXCEPT still hunt only and EXCEPT weekend of the Mourning Dove Season, hogs.
deer hunting restricted to ARCHERY Saturday and Sunday only. (see page
ONLY. All vehicles, including ATVs, 22). Fishing: Special regulations pertaining
prohibited. to fishing are posted at specific lakes.
Small Game:
Elbow Slough Youth Lottery Squirrel Hunt: Oct. Experimental Hunting Area: Refer to
Owner: LDWF (160 acres, Pineville 10-11. Restricted to those selected as a Fort Polk WMA Hunting Map. Small
Office). All motorized vehicles prohib- result of the pre-application lottery. game and squirrel hunting with dogs
ited. Steel shot only for all hunting. Youth Lottery Rabbit Hunt: Jan. 2. allowed Nov. 30 - Feb. 28 in Mill Creek
Restricted to those selected as a result 2 Alpha (MC2A) and Mill Creek 2
Youth Waterfowl Lottery: Contact the of the pre-application lottery. Bravo (MC2B) Mill Creek Unit. This
Pineville Office for details and applica- area will be closed to deer and hog hunt-
tions. Fort Polk ing during this time.
Owner: U.S. Army and U.S. Forest
Physically Challenged Waterfowl Service (105,545 acres, Lake Charles Grassy Lake
Lottery: Wheelchair confined, PCHP Office). Daily military clearance is Owner: LDWF (12,983 acres, Opelousas
permittees only. Contact Pineville required to hunt any game. Office).
Office for details and applications. Registration for use of Self-Clearing
Permit required once per year at Area Closed: Oct. 31 - Nov. 1, to all
Mourning Dove: Saturdays, Sundays Building #8590, North Fort Polk or the hunters EXCEPT Youth Hunters.
and Wednesdays only from Sept. 5-20 building at Alligator Lake entrance,
Oct. 10 - Nov. 8. telephone 1-888-718-3029 or (337) Deer:
531-5715 to obtain information on Archery: Oct. 1-15 bucks only, Oct. 16
Rabbit: Feb. 1-28. Beagles allowed. areas open for hunting. Either-sex deer - Feb. 15, either-sex.
season daily permits available at daily Youth: Oct. 31 - Nov. 1, either-sex.
All other seasons closed. permit stations. Trappers must also reg- Firearms Either-sex: Nov. 27-29.
ister at Building #8590 and use self- Firearms Bucks only: Dec. 26 - Jan.
Elm Hall
Owner: LDWF (2,839 acres, Opelousas
clearing system. Special regulations
apply to ATV users. This information
10.
Primitive Firearms: Jan. 11-17, either-
31
Office). No ATVs allowed. Self-clearing available where permits are issued or at sex.
permits required for hunters only. http://www.jrtc-polk.army.mil/fpk_
hunt/.
Small Game & Waterfowl: Same as Raccoon (Nighttime): Jan. 1 - Feb. 28. Small Game & Waterfowl: Same as
WMA Schedules
outside except waterfowl outside except waterfowl
closed after 2 p.m. and EXCEPT Feral Hogs: May be taken by properly closed after 2 p.m. and open to
CLOSED Oct. 31 - Nov. 1 and Nov. licensed hunters from Oct. 1 - Feb. 28. squirrel hunting during the spring sea-
27-29 and open to squirrel hunting dur- All hogs must be reported at Self- son, May 1-9, with or without dogs.
ing the spring squirrel season, May 1-9, Clearing Permit Station. Feral hogs may Beagles allowed for rabbits and dogs
with or without dogs. Beagles allowed be taken with the aid of dogs from Feb. allowed for squirrel hunting Jan. 2 -
for rabbits and dogs allowed for squirrel 1-28 only by permit, available from an Feb. 28.
hunting Jan. 18 - Feb. 28. LDWF Regional Office.
Bird Dog Training Area: Permit
Sport Fishing: Same as outside Joyce required. Open all year EXCEPT
EXCEPT permitted only after 2 p.m. Owners: LDWF (23,373 acres); Joyce CLOSED during WMA Turkey Season.
Crawfishing: March 15 - July 31. Heirs (851 acres); Tangipahoa School Contact Upland Game Section, 225-
Recreational only. 100 lbs per boat or Board (484 acres, Baton Rouge Office). 765-2355, for permits and information.
group daily during waterfowl season on
Smith Bay, Red River Bay and Grassy Deer: Little River
Lake proper. Archery: Oct. 1-15, bucks only. Oct. 16 Owner: LDWF (3,911 acres, Pineville
- Feb. 15, either-sex. Office).
Commercial Fishing: Permitted Firearms: Same as outside, still hunt
EXCEPT on Smith Bay, Red River Bay only. Deer:
and Grassy Lake proper on Saturday Archery: Oct. 1 - Jan. 31, either-sex.
and Sunday and during waterfowl sea- All Other Game: Same as outside Firearms Bucks only: Oct. 31 - Nov. 15.
son. Permits available from area super- except waterfowl closed Primitive Firearms: Nov. 27-29, Dec.
visor Spring Bayou Headquarters or after 2 p.m., still hunt only and open 5-6, either-sex.
Opelousas Office. to squirrel hunting during the spring
season, May 1-9, with or without dogs. Raccoon (Nighttime): Jan. 11 - Feb. 28.
Raccoon (Nighttime): Sept. 12-27 and Nighttime Chase only: May 1 - Sept.
Jan. 18 - Feb. 28. Swamp Walk: Adhere to all WMA 25, Tuesdays and Thursdays only.
rules and regulations. No loaded fire- Raccoon hunters may use ATVs on des-
Feral Hogs: May be taken by properly arms or hunting allowed within 100 ignated trails during take seasons only.
licensed hunters from Oct. 1 - Feb. 28. yards of walkways. Check hunting
schedule and use walk way at your own Small Game & Waterfowl: Same as
Jackson Bienville risk. outside except waterfowl
Owner: Weyerhaeuser, et. al. (32,185 closed after 2 p.m. and EXCEPT
acres, Minden Office). Lake Boeuf spring squirrel season will be open May
Owner: LDWF (802 acres, New Iberia 1-9 only, with or without dogs. Beagles
Area Closed (portion): Oct. 10-11, on Office). Self-Clearing Permit required allowed for rabbits and dogs allowed for
designated portions. Closed on a desig- for deer and hog hunting only. Self- squirrel hunting Jan. 11 - Feb. 28.
nated portion to all activities EXCEPT Clearing Permit available at Theriot Youth Squirrel Hunt: Sept. 26-27. (see
Youth and Wheelchair-confined Deer Canal boat landing off LA 308. Hunting page 22).
hunters, and on a separate portion for until 12 p.m. (noon) for all game. All
Mobility Impaired Deer Hunters. nighttime activities prohibited. Loggy Bayou
Owners: LDWF (4,084 acres); State
Deer: Deer: Lands Office (159 acres); U.S. Army
Archery: Oct. 1 - Jan. 31, either-sex. Archery: Oct. 1-15, bucks only. Oct. 16 Corps of Engineers (2,138 acres,
Youth & Physically Challenged: Oct. - Jan. 31, either-sex. Minden Office).
10-11, either-sex for youth and physi-
cally challenged hunters on designated Waterfowl: Same as outside. Deer:
portions. Contact the Minden Regional Archery: Oct. 1 - Jan. 31, either-sex.
Office for Physically Challenged Permit Small Game: Nov. 1 - Feb. 28 and Firearms Either-sex: Nov. 27-29.
applications and a map showing the open to squirrel hunting during the Primitive Firearms: Nov. 30 - Dec. 6,
designated portions. Self-clearing per- spring season, May 1-9, with or without either-sex.
mit required dogs. Beagles prohibited November and
Firearms Either-sex: Nov. 21 - Dec. December. Small Game & Waterfowl: Same as
27. outside except waterfowl
Feral Hogs: May be taken by properly closed after 2 p.m. and EXCEPT
Small Game and Waterfowl: Same as licensed hunters from Oct. 1 - Feb. 28. CLOSED Nov. 27-29 and open to
outside except waterfowl squirrel hunting during the spring sea-
closed after 2 p.m. and EXCEPT Lake Ramsay son, May 1-9, with or without dogs.
CLOSED Oct. 10-11 (portions) and Owner: LDWF (796 acres, Baton Rouge Beagles allowed for rabbits and dogs
Nov. 21-22, and open to squirrel hunt- Office). Foot traffic only. All vehicles allowed for squirrel hunting Dec. 28 -
ing during the spring season, May 1-9, restricted to parish roads and designated Feb. 28. Dove hunting restricted to
with or without dogs. Beagles allowed parking areas. youth hunters on opening Saturday of
for rabbits and dogs allowed for squirrel the first split (following regulations for
32 hunting Dec. 28 - Feb. 28. Deer: Youth Deer Hunts on WMAs).
Youth Squirrel Hunt: Sept. 26-27. (see Archery only: Oct. 1 - Jan. 31, either-
page 22). sex. Raccoon (Nighttime): Dec. 28 - Feb. 28.
Feral Hogs: May be taken by properly ping and ATV use during duck season, slugs or buckshot from the day after the

WMA Schedules
licensed hunters from Oct. 1 - Feb. 28. including early teal season. first split of the duck season closes for
seven days.
Manchac Deer: All deer and hogs must be checked-in at
Owner: LDWF (8,328 acres, Baton Archery: Oct. 1 - Jan. 31, either-sex. Pass-a-Loutre Headquarters.
Rouge Office). Youth: Oct. 10-11, either-sex.
Firearms Either-sex: Nov. 27-29. Small Game & Waterfowl: Same as
Deer: Firearms Bucks only: Dec. 12-25. outside. Beagles prohibited October
Archery: Oct. 1-15, bucks only. Oct. 16 through January.
- Feb. 15, either-sex. Waterfowl: South of LA 15, EXCEPT
for the youth and physically challenged Feral Hogs: May be taken by properly
Small Game & Waterfowl: Same as waterfowl lottery hunts, same as out- licensed hunters from October through
outside except waterfowl side except Closed after 2 p.m. March. Hunters may harvest hogs dur-
closed after 2 p.m. and OPEN May and EXCEPT CLOSED Oct. 10-11, ing the month of March using shotguns
1-9, with or without dogs, to squirrel Nov. 27-29, EXCEPT for the Pintail with shot no larger than BB lead or F
hunting during the spring season and Alley area. shot steel, or no larger than .22 caliber
EXCEPT steel shot required for rails Youth Waterfowl Lottery: Contact the rimfire firearms. In addition, hunters
and gallinules. Monroe Office for details and applica- may hunt feral hogs with shotguns load-
tions. ed with buckshot or slugs from Feb. 16
Feral Hogs: May be taken by properly Physically Challenged Wheelchair- - March 31. Hunters must also display
licensed hunters from Oct. 1 - Feb. 28. confined Waterfowl Lottery: 400 square inches of "hunter orange"
Wheelchair confined, PCHP permittees and wear a "hunter orange" cap during
Crabs: No crab traps allowed. Attended only. Contact Monroe Office for details special shotgun season for feral hogs.
lift nets are allowed. and applications.
Commercial Fishing: Same as outside.
Maurepas Swamp Small Game: Same as outside Commercial mullet fishing open only
Owner: LDWF (72,053 acres, Baton EXCEPT CLOSED Oct. 10-11, Nov. in: South Pass, Pass-a-Loutre, North
Rouge Office). No loaded firearms or 27-29 and open to squirrel hunting Pass, Southeast Pass, Northeast Pass,
hunting allowed within 100 yards of during the spring season, May 1-9, with Dennis Pass, Johnson Pass, Loomis
Nature Trail. or without dogs. Beagles allowed for Pass, Cadro Pass, Wright Pass, Viveats
rabbits and dogs allowed for squirrel Pass, Cognevich Pass, Blind Bay,
Area Closed: Nov. 7-8, to all hunters hunting Jan. 2 - Feb. 28. Snipe hunting Redfish Bay, Garden Island Bay,
EXCEPT Youth Deer Hunters. after 2 p.m. prohibited during duck sea- Northshore Bay, East Bay (west of bar-
son. rier islands) and oil and gas canals as
Deer: described on the LDWF Pass-a-Loutre
Archery: Oct. 1-15, bucks only. Oct. 16 Raccoon (Nighttime): Sept. 12-27 and WMA map.
- Feb. 15, either-sex. Jan. 2 - Feb. 28.
Youth: Nov. 7-8, either-sex. Pearl River
Firearms Either-sex: Nov. 27-29 and Crawfish: March 15 - June 30, 100 lbs Owner: LDWF (35,031 acres, Baton
Dec. 5-6 & 12-13. per person per day limit. No traps or Rouge Office). All roads closed 8 p.m.
Firearms Bucks only: Dec. 28 - Jan. nets left overnight. - 4:30 a.m. to all vehicles. Old Hwy. 11
12. will be closed when river gauge at Pearl
Primitive Firearms: Jan. 13-21, either- Commercial Fishing: CLOSED. River, Louisiana, reaches 16.5 feet. All
sex. hunting will be closed when the river
Pass-a-Loutre stage at Pearl River reaches 16.5 feet
Small Game & Waterfowl: Same as Owner: LDWF (115,596 acres, New EXCEPT waterfowl hunting south of
outside except waterfowl Iberia Office). Self-Clearing Permit LA 90. No hunting in the vicinity of the
closed after 2 p.m. and EXCEPT required for deer, feral hog hunting and Nature Trail. Observe "No Hunting"
CLOSED Nov. 7-8 & 27-29 and open camping only. Permits available at signs.
to squirrel hunting during the spring Pass-a-Loutre Headquarters and all des-
season, May 1-9, with or without dogs. ignated camping areas. Oyster harvest- Rifle range: Open Friday, Saturday and
Beagles allowed for rabbits and dogs ing is prohibited. Camping and house- Sunday with a $6 fee. For more infor-
allowed for squirrel hunting Jan. 30 - boat mooring allowed ONLY in desig- mation call 985-643-3938 or visit www.
Feb. 28. nated areas. See self-clearing permit honeyisland.org.
stations at headquarters for designated
Raccoon (Nighttime): Jan. 30 - Feb. 28. camping areas. Area Closed: Nov. 7-8 to all EXCEPT
Youth Deer Hunters and rifle range
Ouachita Vessels/Vehicles: Mudboats or air- users.
Owner: LDWF (10,989 acres, Monroe cooled propulsion engines greater than
Office). All nighttime activities prohib- 36 horsepower are prohibited on the Deer:
ited EXCEPT as otherwise provided. WMA. ATVs, ATCs and motorcycles Archery: Oct. 1 - Jan. 31, either-sex.
prohibited on this area. Youth: Nov. 7-8, either-sex.
Area Closed: Oct. 10-11 to all Firearms Either-sex: Nov. 27 - Dec.
EXCEPT Youth Deer Hunters. Deer: 11.

Waterfowl Refuge: North of LA 15


Archery: Oct. 1-15, bucks only. Oct.
16 - Feb. 15, either-sex.
Firearms Bucks only: Dec. 12-27.
Primitive Firearms: Nov. 7-15, Dec.
33
closed to all hunting, fishing and trap- Shotgun: Bucks only and feral hogs 28 - Jan. 15, either-sex.
may be taken with shotguns with either
Small Game: Same as outside Feral Hogs: May be taken by properly ing dove hunting. No motorized vessels
WMA Schedules
EXCEPT CLOSED Nov. 7-8 & 27-29 licensed hunters from Sept. 20 - Jan. 1. allowed in the drainage ditches.
and open to squirrel hunting during In addition, hunters may hunt feral hogs EXCEPT for mourning dove hunting,
the spring season, May 1-9, with or with shotguns loaded with buckshot or (provided for below) all other hunting
without dogs. Beagles allowed for rab- slugs from Jan. 2 - Feb. 28. Hunters activities closed until after the last day
bits and dogs allowed for squirrel hunt- must display 400 square inches of of youth deer hunts.
ing Jan. 16 - Feb. 28. "hunter orange" and wear a "hunter
Youth Squirrel Hunt: Sept. 26-27. (see orange" cap during special shotgun sea- Deer:
page 22) son for feral hogs. Youth Lottery: Oct. 3-4 & 10-11 (after-
noons only), either-sex. Daily Youth
Waterfowl: Same as outside except Pointe-aux-Chenes Hunt Permit required. To apply or for
closed after 2 p.m. and EXCEPT no Owner: LDWF (35,267 acres, New more information call the New Iberia
hunting in Waterfowl Refuge Area and Iberia Office). All nighttime activities Office, Coastal and Non-game
EXCEPT CLOSED Nov. 7-8 & 27-29 prohibited. Self-Clearing Permit Resources Division, 337-373-0032.
north of US 90. required for deer and feral hog hunting Archery: Oct. 12-15, bucks only. Oct.
only. Self-clearing permits available 16 - Dec. 31, either-sex.
Raccoon (Nighttime): Sept. 12-27 and from headquarters on LA 665, at Point
Jan. 16 - Feb. 28. Farm gate behind Montegut Middle Mourning Dove: Hunting will be per-
School and at Bason's Boat Landing in mitted each day during the September
Feral Hogs: May be taken by properly Cutoff. Hunting until 12 p.m. (noon) on split and each day of the second and
licensed hunters from Oct. 1 - Feb. 28. all game EXCEPT for mourning dove third splits (AFTER the last youth deer
Hogs may be taken with the aid of dogs and youth lottery deer hunts. Trapping is hunt day). Opening weekend hours will
Feb. 1-28 only by permit available from allowed only by written agreement with be from 12 p.m. (noon) until official
Baton Rouge Office. LDWF, Coastal and Non-game sunset. Other weekend and all weekday
Resources Division. hours will be from 1/2 hour before sun-
Peason Ridge rise until 12 p.m. (noon). Gates will be
Owner: U.S. Army (33,010 acres, Lake Feral Hogs: May be taken by properly opened on Saturdays during the first and
Charles Office). Daily military clear- licensed hunters from Oct. 1 - Feb. 28. second segments EXCEPT during
ance is required to hunt any game. Hunters may hunt feral hogs with shot- waterfowl season and Youth Deer Hunt
Registration for use of self-clearing per- guns loaded with buckshot or slugs weekends. Parking will be allowed in
mit required once per year at Building from Feb. 16 - March 31. Hunters must designated areas only.
#8590, North Fort Polk, telephone no. also display 400 square inches of "hunt-
1-888-718-3029 or 337-531-5715 to er orange" and wear a "hunter orange" Small Game: Same as outside,
obtain information on areas open for cap during special shotgun season for EXCEPT CLOSED until the day after
hunting. Either-sex deer season daily feral hogs. the last youth deer hunt day and open
permits available at daily permit sta- to squirrel hunting during the spring
tions. Trappers must also register at All Pointe-aux-Chenes property season, May 1-9, with or without dogs.
Building #8590 and use self-clearing EXCEPT Point Farm Unit and Beagles prohibited October and
system. Special federal regulations Restricted Areas: November.
apply to ATV users. This information
available where permits are issued. Deer: Waterfowl: CLOSED.
(http://www.jrtc-polk.army.mil/fpk_ Firearms Bucks only: Nov. 27-29 and
hunt/). Dec. 12-18. Recreational Fishing: The harvest of
Archery: Oct. 1-15, bucks only. Oct. 16 all fish, shrimp, crabs and crawfish is
Deer: - Feb. 15, either-sex. for recreational purposes only and any
Archery: Sept. 20 - Jan. 15, either-sex. commercial use is prohibited.
Firearms Bucks only: Nov. 2-26 and Small Game: Same as outside Shrimp: may be taken by the use of cast
Dec. 12 - Jan. 1. EXCEPT CLOSED during bucks only nets only. During the inside open shrimp
Firearms Either-sex: Oct. 31 - Nov. 1 firearms season and open to squirrel season, 25 lbs per boat per day (heads
and Nov. 27-29, Mandatory Deer Check. hunting during the spring season, May on) maximum shall be permitted. Size
Primitive Firearms: Oct. 10-16, either- 1-9, with or without dogs. Beagles pro- count to conform with open season
sex. Special permits available at hibited October through December. requirements. During the inside closed
Building #8590. A selected portion of season, 10 lbs per boat per day (heads
the area to be open. Point Farm Unit: An approxi- on) may be taken for bait.
mately 1,000 acre area inside the Pointe- Oyster harvesting: prohibited
Small Game & Waterfowl: Same as aux-Chenes WMA which is generally Fish: may be taken only by rod and reel
outside except waterfowl bounded on the west by the double gates or hand lines for recreational purposes
closed after 2 p.m. and EXCEPT behind the Montegut Middle School and only.
CLOSED Oct. 31 - Nov. 1 and Nov. the WMA boundary, and on the north by Crabs: may be taken only through the
27-29 and EXCEPT CLOSED to the WMA boundary and Point Farm use of hand lines or nets; however, none
squirrel hunting during the spring sea- ridge levee, and is bounded on the east are to remain set overnight. Twelve
son. Squirrel hunting with dogs allowed and south by the Point Farm ridge levee. dozen crabs maximum are allowed per
Nov. 30 - Dec. 11 and Jan. 2 - Feb. 28. The boundary of Point Farm is more boat or vehicle per day.
Hunter Orange must be worn when accurately marked with signs. Point Crawfish: may be harvested in unre-
34 bucks only gun hunts for deer are in Farm gate will be open all weekends stricted portions of the WMA and shall
progress. during the month of February. Parking be limited to 100 lbs per boat or group.
in designated areas required for mourn- Fishing gear: used to catch crawfish
shall not remain set overnight.
Vessels/Vehicles: All boats powered by Deer: with dogs allowed Jan. 2 - Feb. 28.

WMA Schedules
internal combustion engines having Archery: Oct. 1 - Jan. 31, either-sex. Snipe hunting after 2 p.m. prohibited
horsepower ratings above 25 Hp are not Firearms Either-sex: Nov. 27-28. during duck season.
allowed in the Grand Bayou, Montegut Firearms Bucks only: Nov. 29 and Youth Squirrel Hunt: Sept. 26-27. (see
and Pointe-aux-Chenes water manage- Dec. 26 - Jan. 3. page 22).
ment units. Public is permitted to travel Primitive Firearms: Jan. 4-10, either-
anytime through the WMA for access sex. Raccoon (Nighttime): Sept. 12-27 and
purposes only, in the waterways known Jan. 2 - Feb. 28.
as Grand Bayou, Humble Canal, Little Small Game and Waterfowl: Same as
Bayou Blue and Grand Bayou Blue outside except waterfowl Crawfish: 100 lbs per person per day
unless authorized by LDWF. All other closed after 2 p.m. and EXCEPT limit.
motorized vehicles, horses and mules CLOSED Nov. 27-28 and open to
are prohibited unless authorized by squirrel hunting during the spring sea- Chauvin Tract (US 165 North): All
LDWF. son, May 1-9, with or without dogs. season dates on Chauvin Tract (US 165
Beagles allowed for rabbits and dogs North) same as outside, EXCEPT still
Pomme De Terre allowed for squirrel hunting Jan. 11 - hunt only and EXCEPT deer hunting
Owner: LDWF (6,434 acres, Opelousas Feb. 28. restricted to archery only. All vehicles
Office). including ATVs prohibited.
Raccoon (Nighttime): Sept. 12-27 and
Area Closed: Oct. 31 - Nov. 1 to all Jan. 11 - Feb. 28. Sabine
hunters EXCEPT Youth Deer Hunters. Owner: Forest Capital Partners, LLC.
Feral Hogs: May be taken by properly et al (7,154 acres, Pineville Office).
Deer: licensed hunters from Oct. 1 - Feb. 28.
Archery: Oct. 1-15, bucks only. Oct. 16 Hogs may be taken with the aid of dogs Area Closed: Oct. 10-11 to all EXCEPT
- Feb. 15, either-sex. Feb. 1-28 only by permit available from Youth and Physically Challenged Deer
Youth: Oct. 31 - Nov. 1, either-sex. the Baton Rouge or Ferriday offices. Hunters. Physically Challenged Deer
Firearms Either-sex: Nov. 27-29. Hunt limited to those chosen by lottery.
Firearms Bucks only: Dec. 26 - Jan. Recreational Crawfishing: Allowed Contact Pineville office at 318-487-
10. on Yakey Farms wetland restoration 5885 for more details. Application dead-
Primitive Firearms: Jan. 11-17, either- projects Feb. 1-28. 100 lbs per person line is.
sex. per day, maximum of five wire traps per
person. No traps or nets left overnight. Deer:
Small Game & Waterfowl: Same as No motorized watercraft allowed. Archery: Oct. 1 - Jan. 31, either-sex.
outside except waterfowl Youth & Physically Challenged: Oct.
closed after 2 p.m. and EXCEPT Russell Sage 10-11, either-sex.
CLOSED Oct. 31 - Nov. 1, Nov. 27-29 Owner: LDWF (16,559 acres, Monroe Firearms Either-sex: Oct. 24-25. Nov.
and open to squirrel hunting during Office). Transporting trash or garbage 27-29, Self-clearing permit.
the spring season, May 1-9, with or on WMA roads is prohibited. All night- Firearms Bucks only: Oct. 31 - Nov. 25.
without dogs. Beagles allowed for rab- time activities prohibited EXCEPT as Primitive Firearms: Dec. 5-13, either-
bit and squirrel hunting with dogs otherwise provided. Internal combus- sex.
allowed Jan. 18 - Feb. 28. tion engines and craft limited to 10 Hp
rating or less in the Greentree Small Game and Waterfowl: Same as
Raccoon (Nighttime): Sept. 12-27 and Reservoirs. outside except waterfowl
Jan. 18 - Feb. 28. closed after 2 p.m. and EXCEPT
Area Closed: Oct. 25-26 south of I-20 CLOSED Oct. 10-11 & 17-18, Nov.
Feral Hogs: May be taken by properly only to all EXCEPT youth and physi- 27-29 and open to squirrel hunting
licensed hunters from Oct. 1 - Feb. 28. cally challenged deer hunters. North of during the spring season, May 1-9, with
I-20 will remain open for all other or without dogs. Beagles allowed for
Commercial Fishing: Permitted allowable activities. rabbits and squirrel hunting with dogs
Monday through Friday EXCEPT allowed Jan. 2 - Feb. 28.
CLOSED during duck season. Deer:
Commercial fishing permits available Archery: Oct. 1 - Jan. 31, either-sex Raccoon (Nighttime): Jan. 2 - Feb. 28.
from area supervisor, Opelousas region- Youth & Physically Challenged: Oct.
al office or Spring Bayou Headquarters. 24-25, either-sex, south of I-20 only. Feral Hogs: May be taken by properly
Firearms Either-sex: Nov. 27-29. licensed hunters from Oct. 1 - Feb. 28.
Sport Fishing: Same as outside Firearms Bucks only: Dec. 12-25.
EXCEPT allowed only after 2 p.m. Primitive Firearms: Dec. 5-6, either- Sabine Island
during waterfowl season. sex. Owner: State of Louisiana and Calcasieu
Crawfish: March 15 - July 31. Parish School Board (8,695 acres, Lake
Recreational only. 100 lbs per boat or Small Game and Waterfowl: Same as Charles Office). Sabine Island boundar-
group daily. outside except waterfowl ies are Sabine River on the west, Cut-
closed after 2 p.m. and EXCEPT Off Bayou on the north, and Old River
Red River CLOSED Nov. 27-29 and EXCEPT and Big Bayou on the south and east.
Owners: LDWF (29,964 acres); U.S. spring squirrel season will be open May Self-clearing permits required for hunt-
Army Corps of Engineers (11,717 acres,
Ferriday Office).
1-9 only, with or without dogs. Beagles
allowed for rabbits and squirrel hunting
ers only. 35
Area Closed: Sept. 26-27 to all Shrimp: may be taken by the use of cast Feral Hogs: May be taken by properly
WMA Schedules
EXCEPT youth deer hunters. nets only. During the inside open shrimp licensed hunters from Oct. 1 - Feb. 28.
season, 25 lbs per boat per day (heads
Deer: Same as outside on) maximum shall be permitted. Size Raccoon (Nighttime): Jan. 4 - Feb. 28.
count to conform with open season
Small Game & Waterfowl: Same as requirements. During the inside closed Mourning Dove: Sept. 5 & 12 through
outside except waterfowl season, 10 lbs per boat per day (heads the end of first split. Closed Sept. 6-11
closed after 2 p.m. and EXCEPT on) maximum may be taken for bait. of first split, second and third splits are
CLOSED Sept. 26-27 and open to Fish: may be taken only by rod and reel same as outside EXCEPT youth hunt
squirrel hunting during the spring sea- or hand lines for recreational purposes. on Northern Tract during the opening
son, May 1-9, with or without dogs. Crabs: may be taken only through the day of the first segment (Sept. 5). Hunt
Squirrel hunting with dogs allowed Jan. use of hand lines or nets; however, none restricted to youths 17 or younger and
2 - Feb. 28. are to remain set overnight. Twelve supervising adult who must be 18 years
dozen crabs maximum are allowed per of age or older. The supervising adult
Raccoon (Nighttime): Jan. 2 - Feb. 28. boat or vehicle per day. must maintain visual and voice contact
Crawfish: may be harvested in unre- with the youth at all times.
Feral Hogs: May be taken by properly stricted portions of the WMA and shall
licensed hunters from Sept. 19 - Feb. be limited to 100 lbs per boat or group. Bird Dog Training: Sept. 7 - Nov. 15
28. Fishing gear used to catch crawfish and Feb. 1-28, EXCEPT restricted to
shall not remain set overnight. that portion south of LA 10 only and
Salvador/Timken EXCEPT blank pistols only. Wild birds
Owner: LDWF (33,047 acres, New Vessels: Boats powered by internal only (use of pen-raised birds prohibit-
Iberia Office). Self-Clearing Permit combustion engines having horsepower ed).
required for deer and feral hog hunting ratings above 25 Hp are permitted only Bird Dog Training Area: Permit
only. Permits available at Pier 90, Bayou in oil company access canals, Louisiana required. An area has been designated
Gauche and Bayou Segnette landings Cypress Canal, the Netherlands Pond to allow use of released birds for dog
and at Airboat Adventures in Lafitte. including the West Canal, Lakes "Baie training purposes. Open all year
Hunting until 12 p.m. (noon) only for all Des Chactas" and "Baie Du Cabanage" EXCEPT CLOSED during either-sex
game. All nighttime activities prohibit- and the Rathborne Access Ditch. Use of modern firearm hunts for deer, WMA
ed. ATVs and motorcycles prohibited on mud boats powered by internal combus- turkey season and opening weekend of
this area. tion engines with four cylinders or less the first segment of dove season. Contact
is permitted in interior ditches from the Upland Game Section (225-765-
Area Closed: During the month of Sept. 6 - Jan. 31 and may be further 2355) for permit and information.
October to all activities EXCEPT Youth permitted for the regulated harvest of Bird Dog Field Trials: Permit required
Deer Hunters and Youth Waterfowl furbearers. Pulling boats over levees, from Baton Rouge Office.
Hunters, if the later is provided for. dams or water control structures or any
other activities which cause detriment to Horseback Riding: Self-clearing per-
Deer: the integrity of levees, dams and water mit required. Organized trail rides pro-
Archery: Nov. 1 - Jan. 31, either-sex. control structures is prohibited. hibited. Riding allowed only on desig-
Youth: Oct. 3-4, 10-11, 17-18 & 24-25, nated roads and trails (See WMA Map).
either-sex. Sandy Hollow Horses and mules are specifically pro-
Firearms Either-sex: Nov. 27-29. Owners: LDWF (3,515 acres, Baton hibited during turkey and gun season for
Firearms Bucks only: Nov. 30 - Dec. Rouge Office); Tangipahoa School deer EXCEPT as allowed for bird dog
20. Board (181 acres). No hunting with any field trials. No horses or mules on green
Primitive Firearms: Dec. 21-27, firearm south of Jackson Road, planted areas.
either-sex. except school board tract, on days of
scheduled field trials. Dates of field tri- Sherburne
Small Game: Same as outside als are listed on the check stations or can Owners: LDWF (11,780 acres); U.S.
EXCEPT CLOSED October through be obtained from the Baton Rouge Fish and Wildlife Service (15,220
December. Hunting with or without office (225-765-2360). acres); U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
beagles January and February. (17,000 acres, Opelousas Office). The
Deer: area known as the South Farm is located
Waterfowl: Same as outside. Archery: Oct. 1 - Jan. 31, either-sex. on the East Side of Sherburne WMA.
Firearms Either-sex: Nov. 27-29 and No hunting will be allowed EXCEPT
Feral Hogs: May be taken by properly Dec. 19-20. waterfowl hunting within the levee sys-
licensed hunters from Oct. 1 - Feb. 28. Primitive Firearms: Dec. 12-18 and tem of the farm from the day after the
In addition, hunters may hunt feral hogs Dec. 26 - Jan. 3. Youth Deer Hunt until the day after the
with shotguns loaded with buckshot or last waterfowl hunt on the South Farm.
slugs from Feb. 16 - March 31. Hunters Small Game & Waterfowl: Same as Waterfowl hunting will be allowed by
must also display 400 square inches of outside except waterfowl lottery only. Hunting will be allowed in
"hunter orange" and wear a "hunter closed after 2 p.m. and EXCEPT the wooded portions east of the water-
orange" cap during special shotgun sea- CLOSED Nov. 27-29 and open to fowl impoundments. Consult the WMA
son for feral hogs. squirrel hunting during the spring sea- maps for exact locations. Retriever
son, May 1-9, with or without dogs. training allowed on selected portions of
36 Recreational Fishing: The harvest of Beagles allowed for rabbits and dogs the WMA. Contact the Region office for
all fish, shrimp, crabs and crawfish are allowed for squirrel hunting Jan. 4 - specific details. Vehicular traffic prohib-
for recreational purposes only and any Feb. 28. ited on East Atchafalaya River levee
commercial use is prohibited. Youth squirrel hunt: Sept. 26-27. within Sherburne WMA boundaries.
Rifle, Pistol, Archery & Skeet Range: shot only on waterfowl impoundments. Small Game & Waterfowl: Same as

WMA Schedules
Rifle, Pistol and Archery Ranges are That portion of Sherburne WMA known outside except waterfowl
open daily from official sunrise to offi- as the South Farm restricted to Lottery closed after 2 p.m. and EXCEPT
cial sunset. The Skeet/Trap Range has hunts only. South Farm waterfowl hunt- CLOSED Oct. 10-11 and Nov. 27-28
set days and hours of operation, for ing limited to one hunt per calendar and Open to squirrel hunting during
more information call the Range week per person. All other hunting the spring season, May 1-9, with or
Complex at 337-556-2251. Additional closed on South Farm complex from without dogs. Beagles allowed for rab-
information may be obtained from the the day after Youth Deer Hunt until the bits and dogs allowed for squirrel hunt-
LDWF Opelousas Office, 5652 day after the last waterfowl hunt on the ing Jan. 18 - Feb. 28.
Highway 182, LA. 70570, phone num- South Farm. Contact the Region Office
ber, 337-948-0255. for details and description of "South Raccoon (Nighttime): Jan. 18 - Feb. 28.
Farm."
Physically Challenged Deer Hunting Youth Waterfowl Lottery: Contact the Feral Hogs: May be taken by properly
Area: Access restricted. Check WMA Opelousas Office for details and appli- licensed hunters from Oct. 1 - Feb. 28.
map for location and call the Opelousas cations.
Office for details and applications. Quail: CLOSED. Soda Lake
Hunting by reservation for wheelchair Owners: Caddo Levee District (1,300
confined PCHP permittees only. Same Raccoon (Nighttime): Sept. 12-27, acres); U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
hunting seasons listed below for deer. Jan. 18 - Feb. 28. (1,200 Acres, Minden Office).
Motorized vehicles allowed on desig-
Physically Challenged Waterfowl Crawfishing: March 15 - July 31, nated trails. Bicycles allowed. Vehicle
Hunting Area: Access restricted. Call Recreational crawfishing only. parking allowed only in designated
Opelousas Office for further details. Crawfish harvest limited to 100 lbs per parking areas.
Hunting by reservation for wheelchair vehicle or boat per day. No traps or nets
confined PCHP permittees only. left overnight. No motorized water craft Deer:
allowed on farm complex. Commercial Archery only: Oct. 1 - Jan. 31, either-
Area Closed: Oct. 31 - Nov. 1 EXCEPT crawfishing not allowed. sex.
to youth and physically challenged deer
hunters. Bird Dog Training Area: Permit Small Game & Waterfowl:
required. Open to bird dog training all FALCONRY ONLY, same as outside,
Deer: year EXCEPT CLOSED during and open to squirrel hunting during
Archery: Oct. 1-15 bucks only, Oct. 16 either-sex modern firearm hunts for the spring season, May 1-9, Falconry
- Feb. 15, either-sex. deer, WMA turkey season, and opening Only.
Youth & Physically Challenged: Oct. weekend of first and second segments
31 - Nov. 1, either-sex, ALL OTHER of dove season. Contact the Upland Feral Hogs: May be taken by properly
SEASONS CLOSED. Self-clearing Game Section (225-765-2355) for per- licensed hunters from Oct. 1 - Jan. 31.
permits. mit and information.
Youth Lottery: Dec. 18, 21, 23, 28 & Spring Bayou
30 and Jan. 1, either-sex. Contact Note: Atchafalaya National Wildlife Owner: LDWF (12,506 acres, Opelousas
Opelousas Office (337-948-0255) for Refuge and U.S. Army Corps of Office). No hunting allowed in
more details and applications. Engineers land holdings adjacent to the Headquarters area. Only overnight
Firearms Either-sex: Nov. 27-29, Dec. Sherburne WMA will have the same campers allowed in the improved Boggy
18-20. rules and regulations as Sherburne Bayou Camping area. Rules and
Firearms Bucks only: Dec. 26 - Jan. WMA. No hunting or trapping in Regulations posted at campsite. A fee is
10. restricted areas. Contact the Region assessed for use of this campsite. Water
Primitive Firearms: Jan. 11-17, either- Office for details and description of skiing permitted only in Old River and
sex. "South Farm." Grand Lac.

Small Game: Same as outside Feral Hogs: May be taken by properly Area Closed: Oct. 31 - Nov. 1 to all
EXCEPT CLOSED Oct. 31 - Nov. 1, licensed hunters from Oct. 1 - Feb. 28. hunters EXCEPT Youth Hunters.
Nov. 27-29 and Dec. 18-20 and
EXCEPT spring squirrel season will be Sicily Island Hills Deer:
open May 1-9 only, with or without Owner: LDWF (7,504 acres, Ferriday Archery: Oct. 1-15 bucks only. Oct. 16
dogs. Beagles allowed for rabbits and Office). - Feb. 15, either-sex.
dogs allowed for squirrel hunting Jan. Youth: Oct. 31 - Nov. 1, either-sex.
18 - Feb. 28. Area Closed: Oct. 10-11 to all Firearms Either-sex: Nov. 27-29.
Youth Squirrel Hunt: Sept. 26-27. (see EXCEPT Youth Deer Hunters. Firearms Bucks only: Dec. 26 - Jan. 10
page 22). Primitive Firearms: Jan. 11-17, either-
Deer: sex.
Waterfowl, Snipe, Rail & Gallinules: Archery: Oct. 1 - Jan. 31, either-sex.
Same as outside except closed Youth: Oct. 10-11, either-sex. Small Game & Waterfowl: Same as
after 2 p.m. and EXCEPT CLOSED Firearms Either-sex: Nov. 27-28. outside except waterfowl
Oct. 31 - Nov. 1, Nov. 27-29 and Dec. Firearms Bucks only: Nov. 29 and closed after 2 p.m. and EXCEPT
18-20 (excluding the South Farm Dec. 7-20. CLOSED Oct. 31 - Nov. 1 and Nov.
Complex) and EXCEPT hunting after 2
p.m. prohibited EXCEPT no hunting in
Primitive Firearms: Nov. 30 - Dec. 6,
either-sex.
27-29 and open to squirrel hunting
during the spring season, May 1-9, with
37
Waterfowl Refuge and EXCEPT steel or without dogs. Beagles allowed for
rabbits and dogs allowed for squirrel Antlered Deer Point Restrictions: A Hogs may be taken with the aid of dogs
WMA Schedules
hunting Jan. 18 - Feb. 28. legal buck shall be defined as deer with Feb. 1-28 only by permit available from
Youth squirrel hunt: Sept. 26-27 (see at least four points on one side or a deer the Baton Rouge or Ferriday Offices.
page 22) with unbranched antlers commonly
referred to as spikes (no minimum Tunica Hills
Raccoon (Nighttime): Sept. 12-27 and length). To be counted as a point, a pro- Owner: LDWF (5,783 acres, Baton
Jan. 18 - Feb. 28. jection must be at least one inch long Rouge Office). Refer to WMA map.
and its length must exceed the length of Camping limited to tents only in desig-
Commercial Fishing: Permitted its base. The beam tip is counted as a nated area.
Monday through Friday EXCEPT slat point but not measured as a point.
traps and hoop nets permitted any day, Archery: Oct. 1-15 bucks only, Oct. 16 Area Closed: Nov. 7-8, to all hunters
and except gill or trammel nets or - Feb. 15, either-sex. EXCEPT youth deer hunters.
the take or possession of grass carp are Youth: Oct. 31 - Nov. 1, either-sex. No
prohibited. Permits available from area antler restrictions. Deer:
supervisor or Opelousas Region Office. Firearms Either-sex: Nov. 27-29 and Archery: Oct. 1 - Jan. 31, either-sex.
CLOSED until after 2 p.m. during Dec. 5-6. Youth: Nov. 7-8, either-sex.
waterfowl season. Firearms Bucks only: Dec. 26 - Jan. Primitive Firearms: Nov. 27 - Dec. 13,
10. either-sex.
Sport Fishing: Same as outside Primitive Firearms: Jan. 11-17, either-
EXCEPT only allowed after 2 p.m. sex. Small Game & Waterfowl: Same as
during waterfowl season. outside except waterfowl
Crawfish: March 15 - July 31. Small Game & Waterfowl: Same as closed after 2 p.m. and EXCEPT
Recreational only, 100 lbs per person or outside except waterfowl CLOSED Nov. 7-8 and Nov. 27 - Dec.
group daily. closed after 2 p.m. and EXCEPT 13 and open to squirrel hunting during
CLOSED Oct. 31 - Nov. 1, Nov. 27-29 the spring season, May 1-9, with or
Feral Hogs: May be taken by properly and Dec. 5-6 and open to squirrel without dogs, South Tract only. All
licensed hunters from Oct. 1 - Jan. 31. hunting during the spring season, May handguns prohibited north of LA 66
1-9, with or without dogs. (North Tract). Beagles allowed for rab-
Tangipahoa Parish bits and dogs allowed for squirrel hunt-
School Board Feral Hogs: May be taken by properly ing Feb. 1-28 on South Tract only.
Owner: Tangipahoa Parish School licensed hunters from Oct. 1 - Feb. 28.
Board (1,643 acres; Baton Rouge Raccoon (Nighttime): Feb. 1-28 on
Office). Self-clearing permits required Three Rivers South Tract only.
for all activities. No horseback riding Owners: LDWF (28,124 acres); Office
during gun season for deer or turkey. of State Lands (835 acres); U.S. Army Feral Hogs: May be taken by properly
ATVs are prohibited. Corps of Engineers (1,085 acres, licensed hunters from Oct. 1 - Feb. 28.
Ferriday Office).
Deer & Waterfowl: Same as outside Union
except waterfowl closed Area Closed: Oct. 24-25, to all hunters Owner: Plum Creek Timber Co., et al
after 2 p.m. EXCEPT youth and physically chal- (11,113 acres, Monroe Office). All
lenged hunters. nighttime activities prohibited EXCEPT
Small Game: Same as outside and as otherwise provided.
open to squirrel hunting during the Deer:
spring season, May 1-9, with or without Archery: Oct. 1 - Jan. 31, either-sex. Deer:
dogs. Beagles allowed for rabbits and Youth & Physically Challenged: Oct. Archery: Oct. 1 - Jan. 31, either-sex.
dogs allowed for squirrel hunting Jan. 24-25, either-sex. Firearms Either-sex: Oct. 31 - Nov. 8,
25 - Feb. 28. Firearms Either-sex: Nov. 27-28. Nov. 14-15, 21-22 & 27-29 and Dec.
Firearms Bucks only: Nov. 29 and 5-6.
Raccoon (Nighttime): Jan. 25 - Feb. 28. Dec. 26 - Jan. 3.
Primitive Firearms: Jan. 4-10, either- Small Game & Waterfowl: Same as
Thistlethwaite sex. outside except waterfowl
Owner: Thistlethwaite Heirs (11,100 closed after 2 p.m. and EXCEPT
acres, Opelousas Office). All motorized Small Game & Waterfowl: Same as CLOSED Oct. 31 - Nov. 8, Nov. 14-15,
vehicles restricted to improved roads outside except waterfowl 21-22 & 27-29 and Dec. 5-6 and open
only. All users must enter and leave closed after 2 p.m. and EXCEPT to squirrel hunting during the spring
through Main Gate only. CLOSED Oct. 24-25 and Nov. 27-28 season, May 1-9, with or without dogs.
and open to squirrel hunting during Beagles allowed for rabbits and dogs
Restricted Area: Small game hunting the spring season, May 1-9, with or allowed for squirrel hunting Jan. 2 -
allowed with shotgun only loaded with without dogs. Beagles allowed for rab- Feb. 28.
shot no larger than BB lead or F steel. bits and dogs allowed for squirrel hunt-
Deer hunting allowed by archery only. ing Jan. 11 - Feb. 28. Raccoon (Nighttime): Jan. 2 - Feb. 28.

Area Closed: Oct. 31 - Nov. 1, Raccoon (Nighttime): Jan. 11 - Feb. 28 Feral Hogs: May be taken by properly
Except to Youth Deer Hunters. licensed hunters from Oct. 1 - Feb. 28.
38 Deer: Mandatory Deer Check for all Feral Hogs: May be taken by properly
deer seasons EXCEPT Archery. licensed hunters from Oct. 1 - Feb. 28.
West Bay
2009-2010 Federal Lands

Federal Lands Schedules


Owner: Forest Capital Partners, LLC.,
Roy O. Martin, Forest Investment
(60,000 acres, Lake Charles Office).
Hunting Schedules
Area Closed: Oct. 17-18, to all
EXCEPT youth and physically chal-
lenged deer hunters.

Deer:
Archery: Sept. 19 - Jan. 15, either-sex.
Youth & Physically Challenged: Oct.
17-18, either-sex, for youth and physi-
cally challenged hunters only.
Firearms Either-sex: Oct. 31 - Nov. 1
and Nov. 27-29.
Firearms Bucks only: Nov. 2-26, Dec.
19 - Jan. 3.
Primitive Firearms: Nov. 30 - Dec. 6,
either-sex.

Small Game & Waterfowl: Same as


outside except waterfowl Kisatchie National feet of the road and camp are desig-
closed after 2 p.m. and EXCEPT Forest nated on the Caney District and in
CLOSED Oct. 17-18, Oct. 31 - Nov. 1 All Seasons for KNF are for the National Red Dirt Wildlife
and Nov. 27-29 and open to squirrel 2009-10 only. Management Preserve
hunting during the spring season, May
1-9, with or without dogs. Beagles Deer Hunting: Catahoula Ranger District (Grant &
allowed for rabbits and squirrel hunting • Bag Limit = 1 deer of the appropri- Rapides Parishes), Winn Ranger
with dogs allowed Jan. 2 - Feb. 28. ate sex per day up to the statewide District (Winn, Grant & Natchitoches
Youth squirrel hunt: Sept. 26-27 (see seasonal limit of three antlered and Parishes), Kisatchie Ranger District
page 22). three antlerless deer. (Natchitoches Parish), Evangeline Unit
• All deer must be tagged as required of the Calcasieu Ranger District
Raccoon (Nighttime): Jan. 2 - Feb. 28. by LDWF regulations. (Rapides Parish)
• Hunting stand, blind, tripod, etc.
regulations applicable to LDWF Deer hunting with dogs on the Catahoula
WMAs are in effect on KNF (refer Ranger District shall occur only north of
to "Methods of Taking Game" sec- La. 8, excluding the National Catahoula
tion of the 2009-2010 LDWF Wildlife Management Preserve. Deer
WMA Regulations). hunting with dogs on the Evangeline
• The training of deer dogs is prohib- Unit shall occur only in the portion of
ited year-round. the unit located south of La. 121 from
near McNutt southwesterly to Spring
Vehicles: Creek, east of Spring Creek southeast-
• Motorized travel off designated erly to US 165, except dogs may be used
roads and trails and outside desig- in Palustris Experimental Forest.
nated areas is prohibited on the National Forest lands within the
entire KNF. Motor Vehicle Use Evangeline Unit, Calcasieu Ranger
Maps (MVUM) showing designat- District, described in still hunt only area
ed roads and trails and associated shall be still hunt only.
vehicles and travel seasons are
available in all Forest Service Deer:
offices and on the Kisatchie (www. Primitive Firearms, Either-sex: Oct.
fs.fed.us/r8/kisatchie). 24-25, still hunt only.
• ATV travel is allowed between one Either-sex: Oct. 31 - Nov. 1 and Nov.
hour before sunrise and one hour 27, still hunt only.
after sunset; nighttime ATV travel Bucks only: Nov. 2, 7-8, 14-15, 21-26
is prohibited. & 28-29, Dec. 5-6 & 12-13, Jan. 1-3 &
• Game retrieval with an ATV is only 8-10, still hunt only. Dec. 19-24 &
allowed within designated 300- 26-27, with or without dogs
foot corridors within the National
Wildlife Management Preserves
(see MVUM).
• Camping corridors for highway- 39
legal vehicles to drive within 100
Vernon Unit of the Calcasieu Ranger Crows, Blackbirds, Grackles & • Each youth must be accompanied
Federal Lands Schedules
District (Vernon Parish, excluding Fort Cowbirds: May be taken Sept. 1 - Jan. by one adult 18 years of age or
Polk WMA): 1 only. older.
• If the accompanying adult is in pos-
Deer: All hunters (including archers and small session of hunter safety certifica-
Primitive Firearms, Either-sex: Oct. game hunters; excluding waterfowl and tion, a valid hunting license or
24-25, still hunt only. dove hunters) must display 400 square proof of successful completion of a
Either-sex: Oct. 31 - Nov. 1 and Nov. inches of hunter orange and wear a hunter safety course, this require-
27-29, still hunt only. hunter orange cap during any firearm ment is waived for the youth.
Bucks only: Nov. 2, 7-8, 14-15 & season for deer. Deer hunters hunting • Adults may not possess a firearm.
21-26, Dec. 5-6, 12-13, 19-24 & 26-31, from concealed ground blinds during • Youths may possess only one fire-
Jan. 1-3 & 8-10, still hunt only. firearms season must display a mini- arm while hunting.
mum of 400 square inches of hunter • Legal firearms are the same as
Caney Ranger District (Webster and orange above or around their blinds described for deer hunting.
Claiborne Parishes): which is visible from 360 degrees. • The supervising adult shall main-
Rabbit, quail and woodcock hunters tain visual and voice contact with
Deer: Same as outside including Youth must wear a hunter orange vest or cap the youth at all times.
Hunt (Area 2) except still hunt only. outside the firearm seasons for deer. All • An adult may supervise only one
Either-sex entire season. persons afield during hunting seasons youth during this special hunt.
are encouraged to wear hunter orange. • Also, special season for physically-
Other seasons on KNF: Hunting in or within 150 yards of a challenged hunters with a LDWF
developed recreation site, campsite, any Physically Challenged Hunt Permit,
Archery: residence or any building is prohibited. either-sex, still hunt only. Weekend
Vernon Unit, Calcasieu Ranger permit required.
District: Sept. 19 - Jan. 15. Hunting-dog training: from March 1 -
Remainder of KNF: Oct. 1 - Jan. 31. Sept. 30. Allowed only in the following Primitive Firearms, Either-sex: Oct.
Either-sex deer may be taken at any circumstances: dogs are within voice- 24-25, still hunt only, weekend permit.
time by archers during archery season command distance of handler; dogs are Either-sex: Oct. 31 - Nov. 1 and Nov.
except when bucks-only firearms sea- participating in night-time raccoon 27, still hunt only, weekend permit.
sons are in progress on KNF (archers chases mentioned above; dogs are par- Bucks only: Nov. 28-29, still hunt only,
must hunt only bucks during bucks-only ticipating in licensed events conducted weekend permit.
firearm seasons). by nationally-recognized kennel clubs
(KNF permit required – contact Forest Rabbit: Same as outside except beagles
All Other Small Game: Same as out- Supervisor's office); dogs are under allowed for rabbit Jan. 9 - Feb. 28 only.
side except closed to squirrel hunting close control of hikers; and any dog on Only beagle hounds which do not
during the spring season and waterfowl a leash. No firearms allowed while exceed 15 inches at the front shoulder
hunting ceases at 2 p.m. training dogs. and which have recognizable character-
istics of the breed may be used on the
Unmarked Hogs, Coyotes, Armadillos National Catahoula Wildlife Management Preserve.
& Beavers: May be taken incidentally and National Red Dirt
on any KNF hunt by properly licensed Wildlife Management Squirrel: Same as outside except squir-
hunters with weapons legal for that hunt Preserves rel hunting with dogs allowed Jan. 9 -
until the daily or seasonal bag limit of Owner: U. S. Forest Service: (Catahoula Feb. 28 only. Hunting parties may not
game is taken. The placing of seed, Preserve - 36,000 Acres in Grant and include more than one dog. Closed to
corn, wheat, salt, or other feed to consti- Winn Parishes; Red Dirt Preserve - squirrel hunting during the spring sea-
tute a lure or enticement for any species, 38,000 Acres in Natchitoches Parish). son.
including hogs, is prohibited on KNF. Season Permit required from Forest
Hunting over such feed is prohibited on Supervisor's office, Winn, Catahoula or Raccoon (Nighttime): Dogs allowed
KNF. Moving deer or hogs with orga- Kisatchie Ranger District offices or Jan. 9 - Feb. 28 only.
nized drivers and standers, drivers, or www.fs.fed.us/r8kisatchie/hunting/
making use of noise or noise-making index.html for all hunting. In addition, All Other Game: Consult KNF’s
devices is prohibited. weekend permits, available at the check Catahoula and Red Dirt Preserve
stations, are required for deer gun hunts. Regulations issued by KNF. To obtain
Raccoons & Opossums: permits and information, visit website
May be hunted during daylight or night- Deer: listed above or contact: KNF Forest
time from Oct. 1 - Feb. 28 only. A Special Youth Hunt: Oct. 17-18, Supervisor's Office, 2500 Shreveport
licensed hunter may take raccoon or either-sex, still hunt only. Hwy., Pineville, LA 71360, telephone
opossum, one per person per day, except • Weekend permit required. 318-473-7160. Office hours 8 a.m. to
during the trapping season when there • Youths between the ages of 8-17 4:30 p.m.
shall be no limit. inclusive only.
Night-time chase only: May 1 - Sept. • Youths must possess a hunter safety USACE -
30, Tuesdays and Thursdays only. No certification or proof of successful Indian Bayou Area
firearms allowed. Nighttime ATV travel completion of a hunter safety (28,500 acres within St. Martin and St.
40 is prohibited. course. Landry parishes). Additional permit
required and posted restrictions apply Consult U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Deer*: Archery and Shotgun (buck-

Federal Lands Schedules


for all persons regardless of age. Permits "Hunting Guide to Indian Bayou" bro- shot) only.
must be signed prior to hunting any chure for additional posted restrictions. Archery: Oct. 1-15, bucks only. Oct. 16
game and must be carried at all times - Feb. 15, either-sex.
while in the field. To obtain a permit: USACE - Old River Youth: Oct. 31 - Nov. 1, either-sex.
see bulletin board on site Control & Lock Area Additional permit required from
• visit the Atchafalaya Basin (2,699 acres within Pointe Coupee, Spillway office.
Floodway System Project Office, West Feliciana and Concordia parish- Shotgun: Nov. 27-29, either-sex. Dec.
112 Speck Lane, Port Barre, LA. es). Additional permit not required; 12 - Jan. 3, bucks only.
70577 however, posted restrictions apply. For
• phone: 337-585-0853 more information, see bulletin boards Small Game, Migratory Game
• visit the project website at https:// on-site, visit the project website at Birds** & Waterfowl***: Same as
www.mvn.usace.army.mil/recre- www.mvn.usace.army.mil/recreation/ outside. Shotgun only. Hunting water-
ation/ (then click on Atchafalaya (Then click on Old River Control) or fowl after 12 p.m. (noon) prohibited.
Basin). contact the U. S. Army Corps of During shotgun deer season, use of dogs
All hunting shall be still hunting only, Engineers, Old River Control Natural allowed for waterfowl hunting only.
EXCEPT as otherwise specified. Resources Specialist at 225-492-2690
for more information. All hunting shall Squirrel & Rabbit: Same as outside,
Deer: Daily limit on deer is one per be still hunting only, EXCEPT as oth- EXCEPT hunting with dogs not
day. erwise specified. No firearms allowed allowed north of US 61 during shotgun
Antler Deer Point Restriction: A legal larger than .22 caliber rimfire. season for deer, Nov. 27-29 and Dec. 12
buck shall be defined as a deer with at - Jan. 3.
least four points on one side or a deer Deer: Archery, Primitive Firearms and Armadillos, Beaver, Feral Hogs,
with unbranched antlers commonly Shotgun only. Nutria, Coyote, Crows, Blackbirds &
referred to as spikes (no minimum Archery: Oct. 1-15, bucks only. Oct. Starlings: May be taken incidental to
length). To be counted as a point, a pro- 16 - Jan. 31, either-sex. any Spillway hunt with weapons legal
jection must be at least one inch long Primitive Firearms: Jan. 4-10, either- for that hunt.
and its length must exceed the length of sex.
its base. The beam tip is counted as a Shotgun: Nov. 27-28, either-sex. Nov. * Attention Deer Hunters: the Bonnet
point but not measured as a point. 29 and Dec. 26 - Jan. 3, bucks only. Carre Spillway is included in Zone 6.
Archery: Oct. 1-15, bucks only. Oct. 16
- Feb. 15, either-sex. Small Game, Migratory Game Birds **Attention Dove Hunters: the Bonnet
Youth & Physically Challenged: Oct. & Waterfowl: Same as outside, Carre Spillway is included in the South
31 - Nov. 1 and Jan. 16-17, either-sex. EXCEPT hunting waterfowl after 2 Hunt Zone.
No antler restrictions. Mandatory Deer p.m. prohibited.
Check. All other seasons CLOSED, ***Attention Waterfowl Hunters: the
except waterfowl hunting will Raccoon, Squirrel & Rabbit: Same as Bonnet Carre Spillway is included in
remain open Jan. 16-17. outside, EXCEPT hunting with dogs the Eastern Hunt Zone.
Firearms Either-sex: Nov. 27-29 and allowed Jan. 12 - Feb. 28 and squirrel
Dec. 5-6. Mandatory Deer Check. All hunting with dogs allowed Dec. 12-20. Barataria Preserve
other seasons closed. Owner: National Park Service, Crown
Primitive Firearms Either-sex: Dec. Unmarked Hogs: May be taken by Point (30,000 acres within Jefferson
11-13 & 18-20. properly licensed hunters from Oct. 1 - Parish). Additional Permit required.
Firearms Bucks only: Jan. 2-13. Feb. 28. Contact Jean Lafitte National Historical
Mandatory Deer Check. Park and Preserve at 504-589-2330 for
USACE - additional information.
Small Game, Migratory Game Birds Bonnet Carre
& Waterfowl: Same as outside Spillway Deer:
EXCEPT CLOSED Oct. 31 - Nov. 1, (7,623 acres within St. Charles Parish). Archery Bucks Only: Oct. 10-16, Nov.
Nov. 27-29, Dec. 5-6 and Jan. 16-17 Additional permit required and posted 15 - Dec. 4 and Dec. 7-12.
(except waterfowl hunting will restrictions apply for all persons regard- Archery Either-sex: Oct. 17 - Nov. 14
remain open Jan. 16-17). Hunting less of age. Permits must be signed and Dec. 5-6.
waterfowl after 2 p.m. prohibited. prior to hunting any game and must be Shotgun Either-sex: Nov. 14-15 and
Squirrel and rabbit hunting with dogs carried at all times while in the field. Dec. 5-6.
allowed Jan. 18 - Feb. 28. For more information, see bulletin Shotgun Bucks Only: Nov. 16 - Dec. 4,
boards on-site, visit the project website Dec. 7-13 and Dec. 27 - Jan. 17, 2010.
Quail: CLOSED. at www.mvn.usace.army.mil/recreation/
(Then click on Bonnet Carre Spillway), Small Game: (squirrel, nutria, rabbit).
Raccoon (Nighttime): Sept. 12-27 and or contact the U.S. Army Corps of Oct. 18 - Dec. 12 and Dec. 27 - Jan. 17.
Jan. 18 - Feb. 28. Engineers, Bonnet Carre Spillway
Project Office at 985-764-0126 for Migratory Game Birds & Waterfowl:
Hogs, Coyotes, Beaver & Nutria: May more information. All hunting shall be Same as outside, West Zone.
be taken incidental to any hunt with still hunting only, EXCEPT as other-
weapons legal for that hunt. wise specified. All stands must be removed by 5 p.m. 41
Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010. Hunting
Permits issued from Saturday, Sept. 5,
2009 to Sunday Oct. 18, 2009.
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1 5:37 6:23 5:53 5:46 6:14 5:14 6:38 5:00 6:56 5:12 6:51 5:37
2 5:38 6:22 5:54 5:45 6:15 5:13 6:39 5:00 6:56 5:12 6:50 5:38
3 5:38 6:21 5:55 5:44 6:15 5:12 6:40 5:00 6:57 5:13 6:50 5:39
4 5:39 6:19 5:55 5:42 6:16 5:11 6:41 5:00 6:57 5:14 6:49 5:40
5 5:39 6:18 5:56 5:41 6:17 5:10 6:41 5:00 6:57 5:15 6:48 5:41
6 5:40 6:17 5:56 5:40 6:18 5:10 6:42 5:00 6:57 5:15 6:48 5:42
7 5:40 6:16 5:57 5:39 6:19 5:09 6:43 5:00 6:57 5:16 6:47 5:42
8 5:41 6:15 5:58 5:38 6:19 5:08 6:44 5:01 6:57 5:17 6:46 5:43
9 5:41 6:13 5:58 5:37 6:20 5:08 6:44 5:01 6:57 5:18 6:45 5:44
10 5:42 6:12 5:59 5:35 6:21 5:07 6:45 5:01 6:57 5:19 6:45 5:45
11 5:42 6:11 5:59 5:34 6:22 5:07 6:46 5:01 6:57 5:19 6:44 5:46
12 5:43 6:10 6:00 5:33 6:23 5:06 6:46 5:01 6:57 5:20 6:43 5:47
13 5:44 6:08 6:01 5:32 6:23 5:05 6:47 5:02 6:57 5:21 6:42 5:47
14 5:44 6:07 6:01 5:31 6:24 5:05 6:48 5:02 6:57 5:22 6:41 5:48
15 5:45 6:06 6:02 5:30 6:25 5:04 6:48 5:02 6:57 5:23 6:40 5:49
16 5:45 6:05 6:03 5:29 6:26 5:04 6:49 5:03 6:57 5:24 6:40 5:50
17 5:46 6:03 6:03 5:28 6:27 5:04 6:50 5:03 6:57 5:24 6:39 5:50
18 5:46 6:02 6:04 5:27 6:28 5:03 6:50 5:04 6:56 5:25 6:38 5:51
19 5:47 6:01 6:05 5:26 6:28 5:03 6:51 5:04 6:56 5:26 6:37 5:52
20 5:47 6:00 6:05 5:25 6:29 5:02 6:51 5:04 6:56 5:27 6:36 5:53
21 5:48 5:58 6:06 5:24 6:30 5:02 6:52 5:05 6:56 5:28 6:35 5:53
22 5:48 5:57 6:07 5:23 6:31 5:02 6:52 5:05 6:55 5:29 6:34 5:54
23 5:49 5:56 6:07 5:22 6:32 5:01 6:53 5:06 6:55 5:30 6:33 5:55
24 5:49 5:55 6:08 5:21 6:33 5:01 6:53 5:06 6:55 5:31 6:32 5:56
25 5:50 5:53 6:09 5:20 6:33 5:01 6:54 5:07 6:54 5:31 6:31 5:56
26 5:51 5:52 6:09 5:19 6:34 5:01 6:54 5:08 6:54 5:32 6:30 5:57
27 5:51 5:51 6:10 5:18 6:35 5:01 6:54 5:08 6:53 5:33 6:29 5:58
28 5:52 5:50 6:11 5:17 6:36 5:00 6:55 5:09 6:53 5:34 6:28 5:59
29 5:52 5:49 6:12 5:16 6:37 5:00 6:55 5:10 6:52 5:35 6:28 5:59
30 5:53 5:47 6:12 5:15 6:37 5:00 6:56 5:10 6:52 5:36
31 6:13 5:14 6:56 5:11 6:51 5:37
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Sunrise/Sunset Chart
Conversion Table for
Other Areas
For the other areas listed, add the number of minutes
shown in the monthly table below to the daily figures given
March April in the New Orleans Area Table. The will furnish central
Rise Set Rise Set standard time sunrise and sunset figures for any particular
(AM) (PM) (AM) (PM) day in these areas.
6:27 5:59 5:50 6:19
Alexandria Baton Rouge
6:25 6:00 5:49 6:19 Area Area
6:24 6:01 5:48 6:20 Add Minutes
6:23 6:01 5:47 6:21 Month Rise Set Rise Set
6:22 6:02 5:45 6:21 September +9 +11 +4 +5
6:21 6:03 5:44 6:22 October +11 +10 +5 +4
6:20 6:03 5:43 6:22 November +12 +8 +5 +3
6:19 6:04 5:42 6:23 December +13 +7 +5 +3
6:18 6:05 5:41 6:24 January +13 +7 +6 +3
6:16 6:05 5:39 6:24 February +10 +9 +4 +4
6:15 6:06 5:38 6:25 March +10 +11 +4 +5
6:14 6:07 5:37 6:25 April +8 +12 +3 +5
6:13 6:07 5:36 6:26 Lake Charles
6:12 6:08 5:35 6:27 Lafayette Area
Area
6:11 6:08 5:34 6:27 Rise Set Rise Set
6:09 6:09 5:33 6:28 September +8 +8 +12 +13
6:08 6:10 5:32 6:28 October +7 +8 +13 +12
6:07 6:10 5:31 6:29 November +8 +7 +13 +12
6:06 6:11 5:30 6:30 December +8 +7 +13 +12
6:05 6:12 5:28 6:30 January +8 +7 +13 +11
6:03 6:12 5:27 6:31 February +8 +8 +12 +12
6:02 6:13 5:26 6:32 March +7 +8 +12 +13
6:01 6:13 5:25 6:32 April +8 +8 +12 +12
6:00 6:14 5:24 6:33 Shreveport
Monroe Area
5:59 6:15 5:23 6:33 Area
5:57 6:15 5:22 6:34 Rise Set Rise Set
5:56 6:16 5:21 6:35 September +6 +10 +13 +17
5:55 6:16 5:21 6:35 October +9 +7 +16 +14
5:54 6:17 5:20 6:36 November +11 +4 +18 +11
5:53 6:18 5:19 6:37 December +13 +2 +21 +10
5:51 6:18 January +13 +2 +20 +10
February +9 +6 +16 +14 43
March +8 +9 +14 +16
April +6 +11 +11 +19