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Licenses

5 Possession Tags

6 General Hunting Information


LDWF/Enforcement Office Numbers..............................................6
Louisiana Department of Hunter Education Requirements.......................................................6
Wildlife & Fisheries
P.O. Box 98000 7 Deer Hunting
2000 Quail Drive Schedules........................................................................................7
Baton Rouge, LA 70898 Methods of Take.............................................................................8
225-765-2800 Deer Tagging Information...............................................................9
Deer Hunting Regulations...............................................................9
Bobby Jindal, Governor Landowner Antlerless Deer Tag (LADT)......................................11
Robert J. Barham, Secretary Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP)..........................11
Lois Azzarello, Undersecretary Open Areas and Descriptions........................................................12
Jimmy Anthony, Assistant Secretary
Randy Pausina, Assistant Secretary 16 Quadrupeds & Resident Game Birds
John Roussel, Deputy Assistant Secretary
Schedules......................................................................................16
Division Administrators Methods of Take............................................................................17
Kenneth Ribbeck, Wildlife
Bob Love, Coastal & Nongame Resources 18 Migratory Game Birds
Gary Tilyou, Inland Fisheries Schedules......................................................................................18
Winton Vidrine, Enforcement Federal Regulations.......................................................................18
Joseph Shepard, Research & Assessment
20 Other Hunting Seasons
Wildlife and Fisheries
Commission 21 Wildlife Management Areas
Stephen J. Oats, chairman
WMA Regulations.........................................................................21
Patrick C. Morrow
• Permits....................................................................................21
Stephen W. Sagrera
• Special Seasons........................................................................21
Earl P. King, Jr.
• Methods of Take......................................................................22
Ronald Graham
• Firearms..................................................................................23
Ann Taylor
• Camping..................................................................................23
Mike Voisin
• Vehicles...................................................................................24
Cover photo: Andy Kimmel from Baton Rouge, • Commercial Activities.............................................................25
La. - LDWF File Photo • Dogs........................................................................................25
For updated information and the latest • Physically Challenged..............................................................25
regulations visit us online at • Restricted Areas......................................................................25
www.wlf.louisiana.gov. • Hunter Orange.........................................................................25
• Additional LDWF Lands.........................................................25
Help Stop Basic Season Schedule....................................................................26
Poaching WMA Map....................................................................................26
Individual WMASchedules............................................................27
Report Game Violations
Operation Game Thief 40 Federal Lands Schedules
1-800-442-2511
24 hours a day - 7 days a week 44 Sunrise/Sunset Table
Major Changes for 2010/2011 Major Changes in 2010/2011 Hunting Regulations
Brief Synopsis of changes for the 2010-2012 Hunting Regulations. Please note that the following only highlights the major
changes. All changes to the seasons and regulations are indicated in blue font.

1. DMAP and LADT participants must follow the deer season schedule for their respective areas.
2. Regulations for special youth hunts on private lands and WMAs changed to be consistent with other hunting seasons.

Wildlife Management Area Seasons and Rules and Regulations


1. Established Limited Access Areas on Atchafalaya Delta, Pass-a-Loutre, Pointe-aux-Chene and Salvador WMAs.
2. Non-toxic shot required to hunt snipe on all WMAs.
3. Establish a special Fall Lottery Turkey Season on Peason Ridge WMA.
4. Non-toxic shot required to hunt doves on Pointe-aux-Chene WMA - Pointe Farm Unit.
5. Allow blood tracking dogs for deer on WMAs consistent with established regulations for private property.

Kisatchie National Forest


1. Require all deer hunters hunting during the with or without dogs’ Deer season, Dec. 18-24 & 26, to have a
permit issued by LDWF.

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 official copy of the laws in effect and should not be utilized or relied upon as such. It does
represent an attempt by the publisher 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 responsibility to apprise himself of the laws in effect at any given time. These laws include those
contained 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 specific
information.

Regulations of the U.S. Department of the Interior strictly prohibit unlawful discrimination in departmental feder-
ally assisted programs on the basis of race, color, national origin, age or handicap. Any person who 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.

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

This public document was published at a total cost of $?????. 200,000 copies of this public document were published in the first printing at a cost of $
. This document was published by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, 2000 Quail Drive, Baton Rouge, LA to inform Louisiana residents
and non-residents 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 agencies established pursuant to R.S. 43:31. Printing of this material was purchased in accordance with the provisions of
2 Title 43 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes.
Licenses
Resident Hunting Fees Hunting and recreational
Basic Season (excluding Big Game) $15.00 fishing licenses may be
Big Game1 $14.00 purchased by phone toll-
Bow $10.50 free at 1-888-765-2602 or
Primitive Firearm $10.50 online at
LA Duck $5.50 www.wildlifelicense.com/la.
LA Sportsman's Paradise License2 $100.00 Methods of payment are
Wild Louisiana Stamp $5.50 Visa or MasterCard.
Wild Louisiana Stamp (1 day) $2.00 An authorization number
Wild Turkey 3
$5.50
for immediate use will be
Harvest Information Program (HIP)4 FREE
provided and licenses will
Senior Hunt/Fish License5 $5.00
be mailed to each licensee.
WMA Hunting Permit (age 18-59)6 $15.00
A convenience fee is
Non-Resident (NR) Hunting Fees assessed.
Basic Season (excluding Big Game) $150.00
Big Game1 $150.00 1
Big Game License: Required of all deer,
Bow $26.00 turkey and bobcat hunters in addition to
Basic Season License.
Small Game/Migratory Bird (1 day)7 $29.00 2
LA Sportsman's Paradise License:
Deer (1 day)7 $36.00 Includes Basic and Saltwater Fishing,
Basic Season and Big Game Hunting,
Turkey (1 day) 7
$36.00 Bow, Primitive Firearms, Turkey, LA
Primitive Firearm $26.00 Duck, WMA Hunting Permit and all
Recreational Gear licenses (EXCEPT
LA Duck $25.00
recreational trawls greater than 16 feet in
Louisiana Wild Turkey3 $20.50 length - additional license required).
Harvest Information Program (HIP) 4
FREE
3
Louisiana Wild Turkey: Required of
all turkey hunters in addition to Basic
Hunting Preserve (Oct. 1 - April 30) $15.00 Season and Big Game licenses.
NR La. Native Basic Trip (5 days, excluding Big Game) $15.00 4
Harvest Information Program (HIP):
Licensed hunters of migratory game birds
NR La. Native Big Game Trip (5 days)1 $14.00 (mourning doves, ducks, geese, wood-
NR La. Native Bow Trip (5 days) $10.50 cock, rails, snipe, coots or gallinules) in
NR La. Native Primitive Firearm Trip (5 days) $10.50 Louisiana must be HIP certified in addi-
tion to all other requirements.
NR La. Native Turkey Trip (5 days) $5.50 5
Senior Hunt/Fish License: Any resi-
NR La. Native Duck (5 days) $5.50 dent who reached age 60 on June 1, 2000
or later must obtain a Senior Hunt/Fish
Military Hunting Fees License to hunt or fish. This license is in
Resident/NR Active Military Basic Season $15.00 lieu of Basic and Saltwater Fishing, Basic
Hunting, Big Game, Bow, Primitive
Resident/NR Active Military Big Game 1
$14.00 Firearms, LA Duck License, Turkey
Resident/NR Active Military Bow $10.50 Stamp and WMA Hunting Permit. It does
not include special gear such as trawls,
Resident/NR Active Military Primitive Firearm $10.50
crab traps, crawfish traps, hoop nets, etc.
Resident/NR Active Military LA Duck $5.50 6
WMA Hunting Permit: Required of
Resident/NR Active Military Wild Turkey 3
$5.50 anyone who hunts on any land adminis-
tered by LDWF, including wildlife refuges
Other Fees and wildlife management and habitat
Commercial Hunting Preserve (pen-raised birds only; expires June conservation areas.
$200.00 7
New licenses effective June 1, 2009.
30)
These licenses are all inclusive. No other
Game Breeder (raising and selling wild game birds and/or wild game license is required.
$25.00
quadrupeds; expires Dec. 31)

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Licenses Lifetime Licenses
Lifetime hunting licenses include basic hunting, big game hunting,
Lifetime License Fees primitive firearms, bow hunting, state waterfowl license, turkey stamp
Lifetime Resident Senior Combo $50 and WMA hunting permit.
Lifetime licenses are available from the Baton Rouge office
Lifetime Non-resident Hunt/Fish $3,000
only. Allow three weeks processing time. Applicants are required to
Lifetime Hunt/Fish (0-4 years old) $200 have lived in Louisiana for the immediate twelve months prior to mak-
Lifetime Hunting (5-13 years old) $200 ing application to qualify for resident rates. Mandatory documents
Lifetime Fishing (5-13 years old) $200 required with application are a valid LA driver's license issued a mini-
mum of 12 months and one of the following:
Lifetime Hunt/Fish (5-13 years old) $300 1. Louisiana voter's registration card
Lifetime Hunting (14 years and older) $300 2. Louisiana vehicle registration and
Lifetime Fishing (14 years and older) $300 3. two previous year's state tax filing, stamped by Department of
Revenue and Taxation.
Lifetime Hunt/Fish (14 years and older) $500
(Applications available at www.wlf.louisiana.gov/licenses/lifetime/ or
by calling 225-765-2887)

License Exceptions & Exemptions


The following recreational fish- to fish and hunt in Louisiana. Submit a state or a political subdivision of the
ermen and hunters are not required to completed application with a copy of state that has not voluntarily agreed to
obtain a basic recreational fishing the applicants: participate in federal social security
license, saltwater license, basic hunt- 1. Louisiana Driver's license, under 42 U.S.C. 418, may qualify to
ing license, big game license or 2. Military identification card, purchase a resident basic hunting
migratory waterfowl conservation 3. Original letter from their com- (includes WMA hunting permit), resi-
license, but must have proof of age in manding officer verifying that dent big game hunting and a resident
their possession whenever fishing or they are in "good standing" with bow license at a fee of $5 each.
hunting: the Louisiana National Guard or Contact the licensing staff at (225)
1. Residents who reached age 60 United States armed forces and 765-2887 for required documents.
prior to June 1, 2000; 4. money order for $50.00. Mail to: These licenses are available by mail
2. Residents and non-residents Sports License, LDWF, P.O. Box or at the Baton Rouge office only.
younger than 16 years of age. 98000, Baton Rouge, LA 70898.
The application form is available Bona Fide Resident
Military online at www.wlf.louisiana.gov/ 1. Any person who has resided in
Military licenses are valid only licenses or at 225-765-2887. this state continuously during the
during that time when the licensee Resident veterans having a 12 months immediately prior to
is on active duty in the armed permanent service-connected dis- the date on which he applies for
forces of the United States. ability classification of 50 percent any license and who has mani-
Any resident or nonresident who or more and residents who are fested his intent to remain in this
possesses a military identification blind, paraplegic or multiple ampu- state by establishing Louisiana as
card that signifies that he is currently tee shall upon identification and proof his legal domicile, as demon-
on active duty with any one of the of disability satisfactory to LDWF, be strated by compliance with all of
armed forces of the United States, issued sports hunting license without the following, as applicable:
including the National Guard, or the the payment of any fees thereof. a. If registered to vote, he is reg-
spouse or dependent of such person, Contact Sports License at 225-765- istered to vote in Louisiana.
may be issued a license for hunting or 2887 for required forms. b. If licensed to drive a motor
recreational fishing in Louisiana for vehicle, he is in possession of
the fee as that required of Louisiana Social Security, a valid Louisiana drivers
residents. The military identification RailRoad, State and license.
card or dependent card and the appro- Public Subdivision c. If owning a motor vehicle
priate license must be on the licens- Disability Retirement located within Louisiana, he
ee's person at all times when he is Recipients is in possession of a valid
engaged in hunting and fishing activi- A resident who is totally and perma- Louisiana registration for that
ties. nently disabled and receiving a dis- vehicle.
Any Louisiana resident who sub- ability social security benefit may d. If earning an income, he has
mits proof of his status as a active submit a current award letter from filed a Louisiana state income
member of the Louisiana National Social Security (SSI does not qualify) tax return and has complied
Guard or any reserve component of and a valid Louisiana Driver's license with state income tax laws
the United States armed forces, to qualify. A resident who receives and regulations.
though not currently on active duty, disability retirement income from a 2. Any person, corporation or other
may purchase in lieu of Basic and retirement system whose members legal entity which posses a resi-
Saltwater Fishing, Basic Hunting, are exempt from federal social secu- dent license from any state or
Big Game, Bow, Primitive Firearms, rity, either pursuant to the Railroad country other than Louisiana
4 LA. Duck, Turkey Stamp and WMA
Hunting Permit, a license for $50.00
Retirement Insurance Act, 45 U.S.C.
231, or because they are employees of
shall not qualify for a resident
hunting license in Louisiana.
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:___________________________
___________________________ ___________________________
LDWF # or LDWF # or
Temporary Authorization #___________________ Temporary Authorization #___________________
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).
General Hunting Info General Hunting Information
A basic resident or non-resident applicable statutory laws. The
Enforcement Offices hunting license is required of all per- Secretary of the Louisiana Department
For specific information, con- sons to hunt, take, possess or cause to of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) has
tact your local Wildlife and be transported by any other person authority to close or alter seasons in
any wild bird or quadruped. See page emergency situations in order to pro-
Fisheries Enforcement Office. 4 for exceptions. tect fish and wildlife resources.
A big game license is required in Pursuant to Act 169 of the 1988
Baton Rouge 225-765-2999 addition to the basic hunting license regular session of the Legislature, the
to hunt, take, possess or cause to be Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries
Minden 318-371-3049 transported any deer or turkey. A Commission has adopted monetary
Monroe 318-343-2417 separate wild turkey license is values which are assigned to all ille-
Alexandria 318-487-5634 required in addition to the basic hunt- gally taken, possessed, injured or
ing license and the big game license destroyed fish, wild birds, wild quad-
Lake Charles 337-491-2580 to hunt, take, possess or cause to be rupeds and other wildlife and aquatic
Opelousas 337-948-0257 transported any turkey. life. Anyone taking, possessing, injur-
New Iberia 337-373-0032 The rules and regulations con- ing or destroying fish, wild birds, wild
tained within this digest have been quadrupeds and other wildlife and
Thibodaux 985-447-0821 officially approved and adopted by aquatic life shall be required to reim-
New Orleans 504-284-2023 the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries burse LDWF a sum of money equal to
Commission under authority vested the value of the wildlife illegally
by Section 115 of Title 56 of the taken, possessed, injured or destroyed.
Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950 This monetary reimbursement shall
and are considered to be in full force be in addition to any and all criminal
and effect in conjunction with all penalties imposed for the illegal act.

Hunter Education Requirements


No person born on or after Sept. 1, 1969, shall procure a hunting license of any kind, unless that person has been issued
a certificate of satisfactorily completion of a Hunter Education course approved by LDWF.
• EXCEPT a person who has not completed a hunter education course may be issued a license with the restriction that
they are accompanied by, and under the direct supervision of a person 18 years of age or older who has a valid hunting
license or proof of successful completion of a hunter education course.
• EXCEPT a person younger than 16 years of age may hunt without such certificate if they are accompanied by, and under
the direct supervision, of a person 18 years of age or older who has a valid hunting license or proof of successful comple-
tion of a hunter education course. “Direct Supervision” means that the person being supervised shall be within normal
audible voice proximity and in direct line of sight of the supervising adult at all times while hunting.
• EXCEPT This requirement shall not apply to any active or veteran member of the United States armed services or any
POST-certified law enforcement officer who may be issued a hunter education exemption. Application for this exemp-
tion may be filed at the LDWF office in Baton Rouge (225-765-2932) or any regional field office.
For information on scheduling a hunter education course log on to www.wlf.louisiana.gov or call 225-765-2932.

LDWF Field Office Contact Information


Minden Office 318.371.3050
Minden Office Monroe Office 9961 Hwy 80, Minden LA 71055
Mississippi
Alluvial Monroe Office 318.343.4044
Gulf Coastal Valley 368 Centurytel Dr., Monroe LA 71203
Plain
Pineville Pineville Office 318.487.5885
Office 1995 Shreveport Hwy., Pineville LA 71334

Lake Charles Office 337.491.2575


Opelousas
Office Hammond 1213 North Lakeshore Dr., Lake Charles LA 70601
Lake Charles Office
Office
Opelousas Office 337.948.0255
Gulf Coastal Plain 5652 Hwy. 182, Opelousas LA 70570

Hammond Office 985.543.4777

6 42371 Phyllis Ann Dr., Hammond LA 70403


Deer Hunting Schedules

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

Deer Season
Daily Bag Limits
2010-2011 and 2011-2012
1 antlered and
1 antlerless
(when legal)

Possession Limit
3 antlered and
3 antlerless
per season

2010-2011 Deer Hunting Schedule


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. 16 - Nov. 28
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

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Deer Hunting 2011-2012 Deer Hunting Schedule
Primitive Firearms (all Still Hunt
Area Archery With or Without Dogs
either-sex except as noted) (no dogs allowed)
Nov. 12-11 Nov. 19 - Dec. 9
1 Oct. 1 - Jan. 31 Dec. 10- Jan. 8
Jan. 23-29 Jan. 9-22
Oct. 22-28 Oct. 29 - Dec. 6 Dec. 7 - Jan. 15
2 Oct. 1 - Jan. 31
Jan. 16-22 (39 days) (40 days)
Oct. 8-14 Oct. 15 - Nov. 27
3 Sept. 17 - Jan. 15
Nov. 28 - Dec. 2 Dec. 3 - Jan. 8
Nov. 12-18
4 Oct. 1 - Jan. 31 Nov. 19 - Jan. 15
Jan. 16-23
Nov. 12-18
5 Oct. 1 - Jan. 31 Nov. 25 - Dec. 11
Dec. 26 - Jan. 1 Bucks Only
Oct. 1-15 Bucks Only Nov. 12-18
6 Nov. 19 - Dec. 9 Dec. 10 - Jan. 22
Oct. 16 - Feb. 15 Either-sex Jan. 23-29
Oct. 8-14 Oct. 15 - Nov. 4
7 Oct. 1 - Jan. 31 Nov. 28 - Jan. 1
Nov. 5-11 Nov. 12-27
Oct. 8-14
8 Sept. 17 - Jan. 15 Oct. 15 - Nov. 27 Dec. 3 - Jan. 8
Nov. 28 - Dec. 2

Modern Firearm Either-sex Seasons for 2010-2011 and 2011-2012


Antlerless deer may be harvested during entire deer season on private lands (all segments included) except in
the following parishes.
Nov. 20-21 & 26-28, 2010 and Nov. 19-20 & 25-27, 2011. 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. 26-28, 2010 and Nov. 25-27, 2011.

Methods of Taking Deer


Either-sex is defined as male or out the use of dog(s). Pursuing, driv- used to trail or retrieve wounded or
female deer. Taking or possessing ing or hunting deer with dogs or un-recovered deer shall have on a col-
spotted fawns is prohibited. moving vehicles, including ATVs, lar with owner's name, address and
It is illegal to hunt or shoot deer when or where a still hunting season phone number. In addition, a dog may
with firearms smaller than .22 caliber or area is designated, is prohibited be used to trail and retrieve un-recov-
center-fire or a shotgun loaded with and will be strictly enforced. The ered deer after legal hunting hours;
anything other than buckshot or rifled training of deer dogs is prohibited in however, no person accompanying a
slug. Handguns may be used for hunt- all still hunting areas during the gun dog after legal hunting hours may
ing. still hunting and archery only season. carry a firearm of any sort.
Taking game quadrupeds or birds Deer hunting with dogs is allowed in It is illegal to take deer while deer
from aircraft, participating in the tak- all other areas having open deer sea- are swimming or while the hunter is in
ing of deer with the aid of aircraft or sons that are not specifically desig- a boat with motor attached in operat-
from automobiles or other moving nated as still hunting only. A leashed ing position; however the restrictions
land vehicles is prohibited. dog may be used to trail and retrieve in this paragraph shall not apply to
Still hunting is defined as stalk- wounded or un-recovered deer during any person who has lost one or more
ing or stationary stand hunting with- legal hunting hours. Any leashed dog limbs.

IT IS UNLAWFUL To:
1. 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. have in possession or use any poisoned or drugged arrow or arrows with explosive tips.
3. hunt deer with a bow having a pull less than 30 lbs.
4. hunt with a bow or crossbow fitted with an infrared, laser sight, electrically operated sight or device specifically de-
signed to enhance vision at night (does NOT include non-projecting red dot sights; RS 56:116.1.(b)(4)).
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Deer Hunting
Deer Tagging Information (2010/2011)
Important: Do not remove the tags from the Deer Harvest Report Deer tagging
Card until you have killed a deer; at that point the tag is removed from procedure for
the Deer Harvest Report Card and attached to the animal. Tags removed
licenses purchased via
phone or Internet
from the Deer Harvest Report Card prior to killing a deer are no longer Hunters purchasing licenses by
valid and if lost by the hunter will not be replaced. phone or Internet will be given both
an authorization number and an
Prior to hunting deer, all deer LDWF identification number that
hunters, regardless of age or license will serve as their license until such
status, must obtain deer tags and have license arrives by mail. Hunters will
in possession when hunting deer. tag deer with possession tags, using
Immediately upon harvesting a deer, the authorization number and LDWF
the hunter must tag the deer with the identification number for the required
appropriate carcass tag before it is license numbers recorded on the pos-
moved from the kill site, and the session tag. Hunters will maintain
hunter must document the kill on the documentation of these harvested
harvest report card portion of the deer deer and will validate harvested deer
tag license. The hunter must record as required by law when the hunter
the date of kill and the parish of kill receives the original license and tags.
on the carcass tag. The tag must The hunter will validate the license
remain attached to the deer while kept information from these harvested
at camp, or while it is transported to deer and will discard the license tags
the domicile of the hunter or to a cold for these validated deer.
storage facility. Hunters who keep the
carcass or meat at camp must also Replacement of lost
comply with the game possession tag tags
regulations. Within 72 hours the hunt- Single tags are automatically
er must validate the kill and record invalid if detached from the license
the validation number on the license. prematurely, not placed on a harvest-
Hunters harvesting deer on DMAP ed animal, and then lost by the hunter.
and LADT lands should follow the Duplicate tags will be available to
instructions provided to them by replace lost tags at a charge to the
LDWF. When deer check stations are hunter. Hunters that have harvested
in operation, hunters on WMAs can deer prior to losing their remaining
validate deer during mandatory deer tags will have to remove and discard
check hunts. Hunters may validate the duplicate tags to account for the
deer by calling the validation toll free original tags that have been used and
number, 866-484-4805 or using the validated. Hunters must record these
validation web site. validated deer on the duplicate deer
tag license.

Deer Hunting Regulations


Areas not specifically the following parishes: West Carroll length). To be counted as a point, a
designated as open are and portions of East Carroll. Consult projection must be at least one inch
closed. the modern firearms table above for long and its length must exceed the
either-sex days for those parishes. length of its base. The beam tip is
Antler Restrictions This does not apply to public lands counted as a point but not measured
One antlered and one antlerless (WMAs, National Forest Lands, and as a point.
deer per day (when legal) EXCEPT Federal Refuges) which will have
on some Federal Refuges (check specified either-sex days. Hunter Orange
Refuge regulations) and National A legal buck is a deer with visi- Any person hunting any wildlife
Forest Lands where the daily limit ble antler of hardened bony material, during the open gun deer hunting
shall be one deer per day. broken naturally through the skin. season and possessing buckshot,
Season limit is six, three ant- Killing bucks without at least one vis- slugs, a primitive firearm or a center-
lered deer and three antlerless deer ible antler as described above and fire rifle shall display on his head,
(all segments included) by all meth- killing antlerless deer is prohibited chest and/or back a total of not less
ods of take, EXCEPT antlerless har- EXCEPT where specifically allowed, than 400 square inches of “HUNTER
vest on property enrolled in DMAP and EXCEPT in Thistlethwaite ORANGE.” Persons hunting on pri-
and LADT does not count in the sea- WMA where a legal buck shall be vately owned, legally posted land
son or daily bag limit for hunters. defined as a deer with at least four may wear a hunter orange cap or hat
Antlerless deer may be harvested dur- points on one side or a deer with in lieu of the 400 square inches.
ing entire deer season on private lands
(all segments included) EXCEPT in
unbranched antlers commonly
referred to as spikes (no minimum
These provisions shall not apply to
persons hunting deer from elevated
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below. An archery license is required
Deer Hunting Antler Restrictions for Thistlethwaite WMA for resident bow hunters between the
ages of 16 and 59 inclusive and non-
All 4 points not greater All 4 points greater than one inch residents 16 years of age and older.
than one inch Either-sex deer may be taken in all
areas open for deer hunting EXCEPT
when a bucks only season is in prog-
ress for gun hunting and 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 during
archery season EXCEPT when bucks
only seasons are in progress on the
respective WMA. Also, archery sea-
son restricted on Atchafalaya Delta,
Salvador, Lake Boeuf and Pointe-aux-
Chenes WMAs. (See WMA for
details).
stands on property that is privately a primitive firearm, including those Bow and Arrow Regulations:
owned and legally posted or to powered by air or other means, while Longbow, compound bow and
archery deer hunters hunting on hunting during the special primitive crossbow or any bow drawn, held or
legally posted lands where firearm firearm segment. EXCEPT it is law- released by mechanical means will be
hunting is not allowed by agreement ful to carry a .22 caliber rimfire pistol a legal means of take for all properly
of the landowner or lessee. However, loaded with #12 shot (ratshot only). licensed hunters. Bow and arrow fish-
anyone hunting deer on such lands Legal Primitive Firearms for ermen must have a sport fishing
where hunting with firearms is Special Primitive Firearms Season license and not carry any arrows with
allowed shall be required to display include: broadhead points unless a big game
the 400 square inches or a hunter 1. Rifles or pistols, .44 caliber mini- season is in progress.
orange cap or hat while walking to mum, or shotguns 10 gauge or
and from elevated stands. While a smaller, all of which must load Special Physically
person is hunting from an elevated exclusively from the muzzle or Challenged Either-sex
stand, the 400 square inches or cap or cap and ball cylinder, use black Deer Season on Private
hat may be concealed. powder or approved substitute Land
WARNING: Deer hunters are cau- only, take ball or bullet projectile Oct. 2-3, 2010 and Oct. 1-2,
tioned to watch for persons hunting only, including saboted bullets, 2011. Restricted to individuals with
other game or engaged in activities including primitive firearms Physically Challenged Hunter Permit.
not requiring “Hunter Orange.” known as “in line” primitive fire-
arms, and Special Youth Deer
DMAP 2. Single shot, breech loading rifles, Hunt on Private Land
On lands enrolled in DMAP, deer .38 caliber or larger of a kind or Either Sex. Areas 1, 4, 5, 6: Oct.
management assistance tags must be type manufactured prior to 1900 30-31, 2010 and Oct. 29-30, 2011;
attached and locked through the hock and replicas, reproductions or Area 2: Oct. 9-10, 2010 and Oct. 8-9,
of the antlerless deer, (including those reintroductions of that type rifle 2011; Areas 3, 7, 8: Sept. 25-26, 2010
taken with approved archery equip- having an exposed hammer that and Sept. 24-25, 2011. Youths 17 or
ment and primitive firearms, and use metallic cartridges loaded younger only. Youths must possess a
those antlerless deer taken on either- either with black powder or mod- hunter safety certification or proof of
sex days) in a manner that it cannot ern smokeless powder. All of the successful completion of a hunter
be removed, before the deer is moved above may be fitted with magni- safety course. Youths must be accom-
from the site of the kill. fied scopes. panied by one adult 18 years of age or
older. If the accompanying adult is in
Primitive Firearms Special Youth Deer possession of hunter safety certifica-
Segment Shotgun Season on tion, a valid hunting license or proof
Special license and primitive Private Land of successful completion of a hunter
firearms specifications apply only to Either Sex. Youths 17 or younger safety course, this requirement is
the special state, WMA, national for- may hunt deer with shotguns using waived for youths younger than 16
est and preserves and federal refuge slugs only during the Primitive years of age. Adults may not possess a
seasons. Still hunt only. See page 7 Firearms Season in each deer hunting firearm. Youths may possess only one
for specific hunting area dates. area. firearm while hunting. Legal firearms
Specific WMAs will also be open. are the same as described for deer
Check WMA schedule for specific Archery Segment hunting. The supervising adult shall
details. A primitive firearms license is Still hunting only Oct. 1 - Jan. 31 maintain visual and voice contact with
required for resident hunters between in all deer hunting areas, EXCEPT the youth at all times. EXCEPT prop-
the ages of 16 and 59 inclusive and Areas 3 and 8 where the season will erly licensed youths 16-17 years old
non resident 16 years of age and be Sept. 18 - Jan. 15, and Area 6 and youths 12 years old or older who
older. Either-sex deer may be taken in where the season will be Oct. 1-15 for have successfully completed a hunter
all deer hunting areas EXCEPT Area bucks only and Oct. 16 - Feb. 15 for safety course may hunt without a
5 and as specified on public areas. It either-sex. WMA seasons are the
10 is unlawful to carry a gun, other than same as outside except as noted
supervising adult.
Deer Hunting
Landowner Antlerless Deer Tag (LADT)
Eligibility for LADT is limited to erty for which the tag was issued and
the following landowners or lessees: immediately upon kill of an antlerless
1. Licensed Deer Farmers; deer, the hunter must tag the animal
2. Landowners or lessees with less through the hock. The deer must be
than 500 acres who have verified tagged before it is transported from
deer depredation problems; the site of kill and the tag will remain
3. Landowners with 40 acres or with the deer while the hunter is in
more enrolled in the Louisiana route to his domicile. Antlerless deer
Forest Stewardship Program; and harvested on property enrolled in
4. Landowners or lessees with 40 or LADT does not count in the season or
more contiguous acres of forested daily bag limit for hunters. LADT
or marsh land. Each applicant participants must follow the deer sea-
will be assessed a $25 administra- son schedule established for their
tive processing fee. respective areas. For more informa-
Each hunter must have the tion contact any Wildlife Division
Landowner Antlerless Deer Tag in his Regional Office.
possession while hunting on the prop-

Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP)


Land enrolled in the voluntary R.S. 56:115. Antlerless deer harvest
program will be assessed a $25 regis- on property enrolled in DMAP does
tration fee and a $.05/acre fee. Deer not count in the season or daily bag
management assistance tags must be limit for hunters. Failing to follow
in the possession of the hunter in order DMAP rules and regulations may
to harvest an antlerless deer. The tag result in suspension and cancellation
shall be attached through the hock in of the program on those lands
such a manner that it cannot be involved. DMAP participants must
removed before the deer is transported follow the deer season schedule
(including those taken on either-sex established for their respective areas.
days and those taken with approved Refer to LAC 76:V.111 for specific
archery equipment or primitive fire- DMAP rules.
arms). Failure to do so is violation of

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Deer Hunting Open Areas
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
Catahoula East of Boeuf River to Ouachita River, east of Ouachita River from its confluence with Boeuf River to
LA 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
East Carroll
LA 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
LaSalle eastward to Old River then to US 84, east of US 84 northward to LA 8, south of LA 8 eastward to par-
ish 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
St. Tammany
River, 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
Catahoula
LA 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
East Carroll
LA 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
East Feliciana from LA 67 to Thompson Creek. Also that portion of East Baton Rouge Parish east of LA 67 from LA
64 north to parish line, south of parish line from LA 64 eastward to Amite River. West of Amite River
& East Baton southward to LA 64, north of LA 64 to LA 37 at Magnolia, east of LA 37 northward to LA 64 at Indian
Rouge Mound, north of LA 64 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
St. Helena LA 16 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
Tangipahoa of 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,
Washington & west of the Pearl River from Holmes Bayou northward to the Mississippi state line, south of the Missis-
St. Tammany sippi state line 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 Mis-
sissippi state line to its junction with LA 25.
West of Thompson Creek to Illinois-Central Railroad, north of Illinois Central Railroad to Parish Road
West Feliciana #7, 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.
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Deer Hunting
Area 2
All of the following parishes are open
Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Caldwell, Claiborne, DeSoto, Jackson, Lincoln, Natchitoches, Red River, Sabine, Union,
Webster and Winn
EXCEPT Kisatchie National Forest which has special regulations; consult the U.S. Forest Service for regulations. Caney,
Corney, Middlefork tracts of Kisatchie have the same regulations as Area 2, EXCEPT still hunting only for deer, and EX-
CEPT national 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
Allen North of US 190 from parish line westward to Kinder, east of US 165 from Kinder northward to LA 10
at Oakdale, north of LA 10 from Oakdale, westward to the parish line.
Avoyelles That portion west of I-49.
Catahoula West of Boeuf River to Ouachita River, west of Ouachita River from its confluence with Boeuf River to
LA 8, north and west of LA 8 southwesterly to parish line.
Evangeline All EXCEPT the following portions: 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 east of Ville Platte.
Grant All EXCEPT that portion south of LA 8 and east of US 165.
Jefferson Davis North of US 190.
LaSalle North of a line beginning where Little River enters Catahoula Lake, following the center of the lake east-
ward 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
Morehouse (Cooper Lake Road), west of LA 830-4 to Bastrop, west of LA 139 to junction of LA 593, west and south
of LA 593 to Collinston, west of LA 138 to junction of LA 134 and north of LA 134 to Ouachita Parish
line at Wham Brake.
Ouachita All EXCEPT south of US 80 and east of Ouachita River, east of LA 139 from Sicard to junction of LA
134, 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
Rapides LA 121 and LA 112 to Union Hill, and north of LA 113 from Union Hill to Vernon Parish line, and that
portion south 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
Vernon that 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 Regu-
Webster lations).
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
Rapides parish line, north of parish line westward to US 165, east of US 165 northward to US 167 at Alexandria.
North of LA 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
Vernon Hillman 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.
West of LA 113 and east of LA 27 from parish line northward to DeRidder and north of US 190 westward
Beauregard
from DeRidder to Texas state line. 13
Deer Hunting Area 3 (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 par-
ish 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.
Rapides 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.
St. Landry West of US 167.
Vernon West and north of LA 113, south of LA 465, east of LA 117 from Kurthwood to Leesville, and south of
LA 8 from Leesville to Texas state line.

Area 4
All of the following parishes are open
Richland
Portions of the following parishes are open
East Carroll West of mainline Mississippi River Levee and north and west of LA 877 from West Carroll Parish line to
LA 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
Morehouse (Cooper Lake Road), east of LA 830-4 to Bastrop, east of LA 139 at Bastrop to junction of LA 593, east
and 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.
Ouachita South of US 80 and east of Ouachita River, east of LA 139 from Sicard to junction of LA 134, south of LA
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.
Evangeline 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 east of Ville Platte.
Iberia East of US 90.
Lafayette East of I-49 and US 90.
Livingston South of I-12.
Rapides South of Alexandria between Red River and US 167 to the junction of US 167 with I-49 at Turkey Creek
Exit, 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
14 Chene from Bateman Lake to Lake Palourde.
Deer Hunting
Area 6 (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 Tche-
St. Tammany
functe 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 M a r k s v i l l e
Avoyelles
northward 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
Rapides
Exit, 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
Bayou 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
St. Landry
south by LA 103.
High Water Deer hunting in those portions of Iberia, Iberville, St. Martin, and St. Mary parishes south of I-10, west
Benchmark of the East Guide Levee, east of the West Guide Levee, and north of US 90 will be closed when the river
Closure stage of 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
Beauregard
of 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 south-
Vernon
ward to the parish line.

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Quadrupeds & Resident Birds Quadrupeds & Resident Game Birds Schedules
Shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour WMAs during waterfowl seasons,
after sunset. Consult Wildlife Management Area and Federal nutria may be taken only by the use of
Land sections for specific regulations and dates on those areas. shotguns with shot not larger than F
steel; during gun deer seasons on
2010-2011 Schedule WMAs, anyone taking nutria must
Species Season Dates Daily Bag Limit Possession Limit display 400 square inches of "Hunter
Quail Nov. 20 - Feb. 28 10 20 Orange" and wear a "Hunter Orange"
cap or hat. Recreational nutria hunters
Rabbit Oct. 2 - Feb. 28 8 16
must remove each nutria carcass in
Oct. 2 - Feb. 28 8 16 whole condition from the hunting
Squirrel
May 7-29* 3 6 area, except that nutria may be
2011-2012 Schedule gutted. Possession of detached nutria
parts, including nutria tails, by recre-
Species Season Dates Daily Bag Limit Possession Limit
ational hunters is illegal. Nutria har-
Quail Nov. 19 - Feb. 28 10 20 vested recreationally may not be
Rabbit Oct. 1 - Feb. 28 8 16 pelted nor may such nutria or any
Oct. 1 - Feb. 28 8 16 nutria parts from recreationally taken
Squirrel nutria be sold, including the tail.
May 5-25* 3 6
Trespassing upon private property for
the purpose of taking nutria or other
*Spring squirrel season is CLOSED on the Kisatchie National Forest, national
fur bearing animals is punishable by
wildlife refuges, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers property and some state WMAs
fines and possible jail time (R.S.
(check WMA season schedule).
56.265). The Coastwide Nutria
Control Program is a separate pro-
Bobcat arm. A licensed hunter may take rac- gram and is in no way related to the
Experimental Year Round Season: coon or opossum with .22 rimfire nutria recreational season. For ques-
No person other than the holder rifle, .36 caliber or smaller primitive tions on the Coastwide Nutria Control
of a valid big game license may take firearm rifle or shotgun during day- Program call the New Iberia office:
or possess bobcat, EXCEPT licensed light hours. No bag limit for night- 337-373-0032.
trappers who may take or possess time or daytime raccoon or opossum
bobcat during the open trapping sea-
son. A big game licensee shall only
hunting during the open trapping sea- Blackbirds and Crows
son except on certain WMAs as The season for crows shall be
take bobcat during the time period
from one-half hour before sunrise to listed. The remainder of the year, the Sept. 1 - Jan. 1 with no limit; however
one-half hour after sunset with raccoon and opossum bag limit for crows, blackbirds, cowbirds and
approved archery equipment, shot- daytime or nighttime is two per per- grackles may be taken year round dur-
gun, primitive firearm or centerfire son, per day or night. No one who ing legal shooting hours if they are
firearm. A big game licensee shall not hunts raccoons or opossums as pre- depredating or about to depredate
take more than one bobcat per calen- scribed above shall pelt during the upon ornamentals or shade trees, agri-
dar year. This regulation applies only closed trapping season nor sell skins cultural crops, livestock, wildlife, or
to property that is privately owned, or carcasses of raccoons and opos- when concentrated in such numbers as
state WMAs and the Bayou des sums taken during the open trapping to cause a health hazard. Louisiana
Ourses, Bodcau, Bonnet Carre, Indian season unless he is the holder of a has determined that the birds listed
Bayou, Loggy Bayou and Soda Lake
valid trapping license which shall be above are crop depredators and that
tracts owned by the Corps of
Engineers, but does not apply to state required in addition to his basic hunt- crows have been implicated in the
wildlife refuges, the Kisatchie ing license. Pelting or selling car- spread of the West Nile virus in
National Forest or other federally casses is illegal during closed trap- humans.
owned refuges and lands. On state ping season. Hunting from boats or
WMAs the take of bobcat is restricted motor vehicles is prohibited. Pheasant
to those open seasons on the WMAs Open concurrently with the Quail
which require the respective legal Nutria Season; no limit.
weapons noted above. On WMAs and private property,
nutria may be taken recreationally by
Raccoon and Opossum licensed hunters from Sept. 1 - Feb.
No closed season. Raccoon and 28, during legal shooting hours by
opossum can be taken at night by one any legal hunting method with a daily
or more licensed hunters with one or limit of five. When taken with a shot-
16 more dogs and one .22 rimfire fire- gun, steel shot must be used. On
Quadrupeds & Resident Birds
Methods of Taking Quadrupeds &
Resident Game Birds
Taking quadrupeds and resident ver; nutria may be removed by any nutria or beaver during the nighttime
game birds from aircraft or participat- means (see Nighttime Take of hours from one-half hour after offi-
ing in the taking of deer with the aid Nuisance Animals & Outlaw cial sunset on the last day of February
of aircraft or from automobiles or Quadrupeds). Any nuisance beaver or to one-half hour after official sunset
other moving land vehicles is prohib- nutria trapped or shot outside open the last day of August of that same
ited. trapping season cannot be pelted or year. The method of such taking shall
No person shall take or kill any sold. A trapping license is required to be limited to a shotgun no larger than
game bird or wild quadruped with a sell or pelt nuisance beavers or nutria a No. 10 gauge fired with buckshot or
firearm fitted with any device to dead- taken during open trapping season. smaller or a standard .22 caliber rim-
en or silence the sound of the dis- Squirrel found destroying commer- fire firearm, and may be with or with-
charge thereof; or fitted with an infra- cial crops of pecans may be taken out the aid of artificial light, infrared
red sight, laser sight or device specifi- year-round by permit issued by or laser sighting devices, or night
cally designed to enhance vision at LDWF. This permit shall be valid for vision devices.
night {R.S. 56:116.1B(3)}. 30 days from the date of issuance.
It is illegal to intentionally feed, Contact the local regional office for Hunting and/or
deposit, place, distribute, expose, details. Discharging Firearms
scatter, or cause to be fed, deposited, on Public Roads
placed, distributed, exposed, or scat- Threatened and Hunting, standing, loitering or
tered, raw sweet potatoes to wild Endangered Species shooting game quadrupeds or game
game quadrupeds. Louisiana black bear, Louisiana birds with a gun during open season
Use of a longbow (including pearl shell (mussel), sea turtles, while on a public highway or public
compound bow and crossbow) and gopher tortoise, ringed sawback tur- road right-of-way is prohibited.
arrow or a shotgun not larger than a tle, brown pelican, bald eagle, pere- Hunting or the discharge of firearms
10 gauge fired from the shoulder grine falcon, whooping crane, Eskimo on roads or highways located on pub-
without a rest shall be legal for taking curlew, piping plover, interior least lic levees or within 100 feet from the
all resident game birds and quadru- tern, ivory-billed woodpecker, red- centerline of such levee roads or
peds. Also, the use of a handgun, rifle cockaded woodpecker, Bachman's highways is prohibited. Spot-lighting
and falconry (special permit required) warbler, West Indian manatee, Florida or shining from public roads is pro-
shall be legal for taking all game spe- panther, pallid sturgeon, gulf stur- hibited by state law. Hunting from all
cies except turkey. It shall be ille- geon, Attwater's greater prairie chick- public roads and rights-of-way is pro-
gal to hunt or take squirrel or rabbits en, whales and red wolf. Taking or hibited and these provisions will be
at any time with a breech-loaded rifle harassment of any of these species is strictly enforced.
or handgun larger than a .22 caliber a violation of state and federal laws.
rimfire or a primitive firearm larger Tags
than a .36 caliber. Outlaw Quadrupeds Any part of the deer or wild tur-
During closed deer gun season, it Holders of a legal hunting license key divided shall have affixed thereto
shall be illegal to possess shotgun may take coyotes, feral hogs where the name, date, address and big game
shells loaded with slugs or shot larger legal and armadillos year round dur- license number of the person killing
than BB lead or F steel shot while ing legal daylight shooting hours (see the deer or wild turkey and the sex of
small game hunting. Nighttime Take of Nuisance Animals that animal. This information shall be
Still hunting is defined as stalk- & Outlaw Quadrupeds). legibly written in pen or pencil on any
ing or stationary stand hunting with- The running of coyotes with dogs piece of paper or cardboard or any
out the use of dog(s). Pursuing, driv- is prohibited in all turkey hunting material which is attached or secured
ing or hunting deer with dogs is pro- areas during the open turkey season. to or enclosing the part or parts.
hibited when or where a still hunting Coyote hunting is restricted to chase
season or area is designated and will only when using dogs during still Sex Identification
be strictly enforced. hunting segments of the firearm and Positive evidence of sex identifi-
Shotguns larger than a 10 gauge archery only season for deer. Foxes cation, including the head, shall
or capable of holding more than three are protected quadrupeds and may be remain on any deer taken or killed
shells shall be prohibited. Plugs used taken only with traps by licensed within the state of Louisiana, or on all
in shotguns must be incapable of trappers during the trapping season. turkey taken or killed during any spe-
being removed without disassembly. Remainder of the year "chase only" cial gobbler season when killing of
Refer to game schedules con- allowed by licensed hunters. turkey hens is prohibited, so long as
tained within these regulations for such deer or turkey is kept in camp or
specific restrictions on the use of fire- Nighttime Take of field, or is in route to the domicile of
arms and other devices. Nuisance Animals & it possessor, or until such deer or tur-
Outlaw Quadrupeds key has been stored at the domicile of
Nuisance Animals On private property, the land- its possessor or divided at a cold stor-
Landowners or their designees owner, or his lessee or agent with age facility and has thus become
may remove beaver and nutria caus- written permission and the landown- identifiable as food rather than as
ing damage to their property without a er’s contact information in his posses- wild game.
special permit. Water set traps and
firearms may be used to remove bea-
sion, may take outlaw quadrupeds
(coyotes, armadillos and feral hogs), 17
Migratory Birds Migratory Game Bird Schedules
Shooting Hours
1. Teal, Rail, Gallinule, Snipe and Woodcock: One-Half Hour
before sunrise to sunset.
2. Mourning Dove: One-Half Hour before sunrise to sunset
EXCEPT on Sept. 4, when shooting hours will be 12 p.m. The state shall be divided into
(noon) to sunset. North and South Dove Hunting
Zones by the following boundary:
2010-2011 Migratory Game Bird Schedule Beginning at the Texas-Louisiana bor-
Species Season Dates Daily Bag Limit Possession Limit der on LA 12; thence east along LA 12
to its intersection with US 190; thence
South Zone: east along US 190 to its intersection
Mourning and Sept. 4-12 with I-12; thence east along I-12 to its
White-winged Oct. 16 - Nov. 28 intersection with I-10; thence east along
Doves and fully- Dec. 18 - Jan. 3 I-10 to the Mississippi state line.
15 30
dressed Eurasian Eurasian collared doves and ringed
North Zone: in the aggregate in the aggregate
Collared and turtle doves may only be hunted or
Ringed Turtle Sept. 4-19
taken during the open mourning dove
Doves Oct. 9 - Nov. 7 season. There is no bag limit on
Dec. 11 - Jan. 3 Eurasian collared doves or ringed turtle
Woodcock Dec. 18 - Jan. 31 3 6 doves provided that a fully feathered
Teal (Blue- wing and head remain attached to the
carcass of the bird. Fully dressed
winged, Green-
Sept. 11-26 4 8 Eurasian collard doves and ringed turtle
winged and Cin- doves (those without a fully feathered
namon) wing and head naturally attached to the
Sept. 11-26 carcass) shall be included in the daily
King and Clapper 15 30 bag limit for mourning doves. The bag
Late season to be set
Rails in the aggregate in the aggregate limit for mourning doves and fully
at later date.
dressed Eurasian collared and ringed
Sept. 11-26 turtle doves is 15 in the aggregate.
Sora and Virginia 25 25
Late season to be set Any person hunting migratory
Rails in the aggregate in the aggregate
at later date. birds (mourning doves, snipe, wood-
Sept. 11-26 cock, rails, gallinules, ducks, geese and
Gallinules Late season to be set 15 30 coots) is required to have a Harvest
at later date. Information Program (HIP) Permit. The
HIP Permits can be obtained, free of
Season to be set at charge, from any licensed vendor upon
Snipe 8 16
later date. completion of a short questionnaire.

Summary of Federal Regulations


In addition to state regulations, • from a sink box (a low floating or the sail furled and its progress
the following federal rules apply to device, having a depression therefrom has ceased.
the taking, possession, shipping, affording the hunter a means of • by the aid of baiting or on or over
transporting and storing of migratory concealment beneath the surface a baited area where a person
game birds: of the water). knows or reasonably should
• from or with the aid of a car or know that the area is or has been
Restrictions other motor-driven land convey- baited. A baited area is consid-
No person shall take migratory ance or any aircraft, EXCEPT ered to be baited for 10 days after
game birds: that paraplegic and single or dou- complete removal of any bait.
• with a trap, snare, net, rifle, pis- ble amputees of the legs may Baiting includes placing, expos-
tol, swivel gun, shotgun larger take from any stationary motor ing, depositing, distributing or
than 10-gauge, punt gun, battery vehicle or stationary motor-driv- scattering of salt, grain or other
gun, machine gun, fishhook, poi- en land conveyance. “Paraplegic” feed that could serve as a lure or
son, drug, explosive or stupefy- means an individual afflicted attraction for migratory game
ing substance. with paralysis of the lower half birds to, on, or over areas where
• with a shotgun capable of hold- of the body which involves both hunters are attempting to take
ing more than three shells, unless legs, usually due to disease of or them. Agricultural areas must be
it is plugged with a one-piece injury to the spinal cord. prepared in accordance with offi-
filler which is incapable of • from or by means of any motor cial recommendations to be legal-
18 removal without disassembling
the gun.
boat or sailboat unless the motor
has been completely shut off and/
ly hunted. It is a separate offense
to place or direct placement of
bait on or adjacent to an area that Dressing Nontoxic Shot

Migratory Birds
causes, induces or allows another No person shall completely field Regulations & Zone
to hunt by the aid of bait or over dress any migratory game bird Descriptions
a baited area. Hunters are respon- (except mourning doves and No person shall take migratory
sible for ensuring that an area has band-tailed pigeons) and then trans- game birds while possessing shot
not been baited and should verify port the bird from the field. The head other than steel or other approved
its legality prior to hunting. The or one fully-feathered wing must shot. This restriction applies only to
maximum federal penalties are: remain attached to all such birds ducks, geese, brant, swans and coots.
for hunting over bait; $15,000/six while being transported from the field
months jail, and placing bait; to one’s home or to a migratory bird Dual Violation
$100,000/one year jail. preservation facility. Violation of state migratory bird
• using records or tapes of migra- regulations is also a violation of fed-
tory bird calls or sounds, or elec- Shipment eral regulations.
tronically amplified imitations of No person shall ship migratory
bird calls. game birds unless the package is Reference
• by driving rallying or chasing marked on the outside with: Federal regulations related to
birds with any motorized convey- • the name and address of the per- migratory game birds are located in
ance or any sailboat to put them son sending the birds, Title 50, Code of Federal Regulations,
in the range of the hunter. • the name and address of the per- Part 20.
son to whom the birds are being
Closed Season sent and Caution: More restrictive regula-
No person shall take migratory • the number of birds, by species, tions may apply to National Wildlife
game birds during the closed season. contained in the package. Refuges open to public hunting. For
additional information on Federal
Shooting or Hawking Importation regulations, contact U.S. Fish and
Hours For information regarding the Wildlife Service Special Agent-In-
No person shall take migratory importation of migratory birds killed Charge:
game birds except during the hours in another country, hunters should • Slidell 985-641-6209;
open to shooting and hawking as pre- consult 50 CFR 20.61 through 20.66. • Lafayette 337-437-7241;
scribed. One fully-feathered wing must remain • Lake Charles 337-437-7241;
attached to all migratory game birds • Monroe 318-325-1735.
Daily Bag Limit being transported between a port of
No person shall take in any one entry and one’s home or to a migra- Call your regional enforcement
day more than one daily bag limit. tory bird preservation facility. No office for more information on regu-
person shall import migratory game lations (see page 6).
Field Possession Limit birds killed in a foreign country,
No person shall possess more except Canada, unless such birds Requests for information on
than one daily bag limit while in the are dressed (EXCEPT as required in maps, permits and WMAs may be
field or while returning from the field 20.63), drawn and the head and feet directed to any Region or Coastal and
to one’s car, hunting camp, home, etc. are removed. No person shall import Non-game Resources Division
migratory game birds belonging to Office.
Wanton Waste another person. New Orleans: 504-568-5885
All migratory game birds shall be New Iberia: 337-373-0032
retrieved, if possible, and retained in Migratory Bird Hunting Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge: 337-
the custody of the hunter in the field. and Conservation 538-2276.
Stamp (Duck Stamp)
Tagging The law requires that each water-
No person shall give, put or leave fowl hunter 16 years of age and older
any migratory game birds at any place must carry on his person a valid
or in the custody of another person Migratory Bird Hunting and
unless the birds are tagged by the Conservation Stamp (federal duck
hunter with the following informa- stamp) signed in ink across the face.
tion: Hunters younger than 16 may
1. The hunter’s signature. voluntarily purchase a duck stamp
2. The hunter’s address. and help preserve wetlands for water-
3. The total number of birds fowl. Louisiana law requires that per-
involved, by species. sons between the ages of 16 and 59
4. The dates such birds were killed. inclusive and non residents 16 years
Tagging is required if the birds are of age and older have a valid state
being transported by another person duck license in possession while
for the hunter or if the birds have been hunting ducks, geese and coots. All
left for cleaning, storage (including residents hunting migratory game
temporary storage), shipment or taxi- birds (mourning doves, ducks, goose,
dermy services. woodcock, rails, snipe, coots or gal-
linules) in Louisiana must be HIP
Possession of Live Birds certified in addition to their appropri-
Wounded birds reduced to pos- ate licenses.
session shall be immediately killed
and included in the daily bag limit.

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Other Hunting Seasons Other Hunting Seasons
Turkey
Please refer to separate pamphlet scheduled for publication in December 2010.

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 & Primitive Firearms: Oct. 1- Jan. 31 (either-sex).

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2010-2011 Wildlife Management

Wildlife Management Areas


Area (WMA) Regulations
The following rules and regula- Free ranging livestock prohibit- exiting the WMA or within 72 hours
tions concerning the management, ed. after checking in if hunting from a
protection and harvest of wildlife have Gathering and/or removal of soft private camp adjacent to the WMA
been officially approved and adopted fruits, mushrooms and berries shall being hunted or if camping on the
by the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries be limited to five gallons per person WMA.
Commission in accordance with the per day. Each person must leave the
authority provided in Louisiana Nature Trails: Trails shall be Vehicle Tag portion of his permit on
Revised Statutes of 1950, Section 109 limited to pedestrians only. No vehi- the dashboard of the vehicle used to
of Title 56. Failure to comply with cles, ATVs, horses, mules, bicycles, enter into the WMA in such a way
these regulations will subject the indi- etc. allowed. Removal of vegetation that it can be easily read from outside
vidual to citation and/or expulsion (standing or down) or other natural of the vehicle. This must be done
from the management area. material is prohibited. only when the vehicle is parked and
Citizens are cautioned that by Deer seasons are for legal buck left unattended on the WMA. If an
entering a WMA managed by LDWF, deer unless otherwise specified. ATV, boat or other type vehicle was
they may be subjecting themselves Small game, when listed under used to enter the WMA then the
and/or their vehicles to game and/or the WMA regulations, may include vehicle tag must be attached to that
license checks, inspections and both resident game animals and game vehicle in such a manner that it can be
searches. birds as well as migratory species of readily seen and read.
WMA seasons may be altered or birds. No permit is required of fishers
closed anytime by LDWF's Secretary Oysters may not be harvested and boaters who do not travel on a
in emergency situations (floods, fire from any WMA, EXCEPT that oys- WMA road and/or launch on the
or other critical circumstances). ters may be harvested from private WMA as long as they do not get out
Hunters may enter the WMA no oyster leases and State Seed Grounds of the boat and onto the WMA.
earlier than 4 a.m. unless otherwise located within a WMA, when autho- Self-Clearing Permits are not
specified. Hunters must check out rized by the Wildlife and Fisheries required for persons only traveling
daily and exit the WMA no later than Commission and upon approval by through the WMA provided that the
two hours after sunset, or as otherwise the Department of Health and most direct route is taken and no
specified. Reference individual WMA Hospitals. activities or stops take place.
listings for specific requirements. When Mandatory Deer Checks
Lands within WMA boundaries are specified on WMAs, hunters must
will have same seasons and regula- Permits check deer at check station.
tions pertaining to baiting and use of Persons using WMAs or other
dogs as the WMA within which the SPECIAL NOTE: A WMA LDWF administered lands for any
lands are enclosed; however, with Hunting Permit, which purpose other than hunting must
respect to private lands enclosed with- costs $15.00, is required possess one of the following:
in a WMA, the owner or lessee may for persons age 18-59 to 1. a valid Wild Louisiana Stamp
elect to hunt according to the regular hunt on WMAs. 2. a valid Louisiana fishing license
season dates and hunting regulations 3. a valid Louisiana hunting license
applicable to the geographic area in Self-clearing Permits Persons younger than 16 or older than
which the lands are located, provided A Self-Clearing Permit is 60 years of age are exempt from this
that the lands are first enrolled in required for ALL ACTIVITIES requirement. Also a self-clearing
DMAP or LADT. Interested parties (hunting, fishing, hiking, bird- WMA permit, detailed above, may be
should contact the nearest LDWF watching, sightseeing, etc.) on required, (available at most entrances
regional office for additional informa- WMAs unless otherwise specified. to each WMA). Check individual
tion. The Self-Clearing Permit will con- WMA listings starting on page 27 for
Dumping garbage or trash on sist of three portions: Check In, EXCEPTIONS.
WMAs is prohibited. Garbage and Check Out and a Vehicle Tag.
trash may be properly disposed of in
designated locations if provided.
On WMAs where Self-Clearing
Permits are required, all persons must
Special
Disorderly conduct or hunting
under the influence of alcoholic bev-
obtain a WMA Self-Clearing Permit Seasons
from an Information Station. The
erages, chemicals and other similar check -in portion must be completed
substances is prohibited. Youth Hunts
and put in a permit box before each Deer:
Damage to or removal of trees, day's activity on the day of the activ-
shrubs, hard mast (including but not Only youths 17 or younger may
ity. EXCEPT if hunting from a pri- hunt. All other seasons are closed
limited to acorns and pecans), wild vate camp adjacent to the WMA being
plants and non-game wildlife (includ- EXCEPT physically challenged sea-
hunted or if camping on the WMA, sons. Youths must possess a hunter
ing reptiles and amphibians) or any users need only to check in once dur-
species of butterflies, skippers or safety certification or proof of suc-
ing any 72 hour period. Users may cessful completion of a hunter safety
moths is prohibited without a permit check in one day in advance of use.
from LDWF. course. Youths must be accompanied
The check-out portion must be
Burning of the marsh is prohibit- carried by each person while on the by one adult 18 years of age or older.
ed. Hunting actively burning marsh is WMA and must be completed and If the accompanying adult is in pos-
prohibited. put in a permit box immediately upon session of hunter safety certification,
a valid hunting license or proof of 21
successful completion of a hunter Youth squirrel hunts will be held on illegal. Hunter orange is required
Wildlife Management Areas safety course, this requirement is
waived for youths younger than 16
Bodcau, Boeuf, Clear Creek, Jackson-
Bienville, Little River, Pearl River,
when a deer gun season is in progress.

years of age. Adults may not possess Russell Sage, Sandy Hollow, Raccoon Hunting
a firearm. Youths may possess only Sherburne, Spring Bayou and West A licensed hunter may take rac-
one firearm while hunting. Legal fire- Bay WMAs on Sept. 25-26, 2010 and coon or opossum, one per person per
arms are the same as described for Sept. 24-25, 2011. day, during daylight hours only, dur-
deer hunting. The supervising adult ing the open rabbit season on WMAs.
shall maintain visual and voice con- Mourning Dove: Nighttime experimental raccoon
tact with the youth at all times. Floy Ward McElroy and Loggy hunting: All nighttime raccoon hunt-
EXCEPT properly licensed youths Bayou WMAs will have a youth dove ing, where allowed, is with dogs only.
16-17 years old and youths 12 years hunt and will follow the same regula- Self-clearing permit required.
old or older who have successfully tions provided for youth deer hunts.
completed a hunter safety course Loggy Bayou WMA hunt will be the Sport Fishing
may hunt without a supervising adult. first weekend of the Mourning Dove Sport fishing, crawfishing and
Contact the appropriate regional Season (Saturday only) and Floy frogging are allowed on WMAs when
office for maps of specific hunting Ward McElroy WMA hunt will be the in compliance with current laws and
areas. Either-sex deer may be taken second weekend of the Mourning regulations EXCEPT as otherwise
on the following WMAs (reference Dove Season (Saturday and Sunday specified under individual WMA list-
individual WMA listings for dates): only). ings.
Atchafalaya Delta, Attakapas, Ben’s
Creek, Big Lake, Bodcau, Boeuf, Physically Challenged Archery Season for
Buckhorn, Clear Creek, Camp Seasons Deer
Beauregard, Dewey Wills, Floy Ward An either-sex deer season will be The archery season on WMAs is
McElroy, Grassy Lake, Jackson held for hunters possessing a the same as outside and is open for
Bienville, Lake Boeuf, Maurepas Physically Challenged Hunters Permit either-sex deer EXCEPT as otherwise
Swamp, Ouachita, Pearl River, on the following WMAs during the specified on individual WMAs.
Pointe-aux-Chenes, Pomme de Terre, dates specified under the individual Archery season restricted on
Russell Sage, Sabine, Sabine Island, WMA listings: Ben’s Creek, Dewey Atchafalaya Delta and closed on cer-
Salvador/Timken, Sandy Hollow, Wills, Jackson Bienville, Sabine, tain WMAs when special seasons for
Sherburne, Sicily Island Hills, Spring Sherburne and West Bay. Contact youth or physically challenged hunts
Bayou, Thistlethwaite, Three Rivers, Regional Offices for permit applica- are in progress. Either-sex deer may
Tunica Hills and West Bay. Catahoula tion and map of specific hunting area. be taken on WMAs at any time during
and Red Dirt National Wildlife Catahoula and Red Dirt National archery season EXCEPT when
Management Preserves will also have Wildlife Management Preserves will bucks-only seasons are in progress on
either-sex youth hunts. also have a Physically Challenged the respective WMAs. Archers must
NOTE: Some of the above hunts Deer Hunt. Pointe-aux-Chenes will abide by bucks-only regulations and
may be by pre-application lottery. have an Experimental Lottery other restrictions when such seasons
Physically Challenged waterfowl are in progress.
Squirrel: hunt. Contact New Iberia Office,
On selected WMAs only. Only Coastal and Non-game Resources Primitive Firearms
youths 17 or younger may hunt. Division for details: 337-373-0032. Season for Deer
Squirrel, rabbit, raccoon and opossum Either-sex unless otherwise spec-
may be taken. Hogs may not be Lottery Hunts ified. EXCEPT youth 17 or younger
taken. No dogs allowed. All other Waterfowl: may use shotgun with slugs during
seasons will remain open to other Hunts restricted to those persons primitive firearms season on the
hunters. Youths must possess a hunter selected by lottery. Sherburne and WMA. See WMA deer schedule.
safety certification or proof of suc- Bayou Pierre WMAs only. See indi-
cessful completion of a hunter safety vidual WMA schedules or contact any
course. Youths must be accompanied Wildlife Division office for more Methods of
by one adult 18 years of age or older. details and deadlines.
If the accompanying adult is in pos- Taking Game
session of hunter safety certification, Turkey:
a valid hunting license or proof of Hunts restricted to those persons On WMAs the daily limit shall
successful completion of a hunter selected by lottery. All turkeys must be one antlered deer and one antler-
safety course, this requirement is be reported at self-clearing stations. less deer per day (when legal).
waived for youths younger than 16 Contact regional offices for details. Season limit is three antlered and
years of age. Adults may not possess WMAs include Bayou Macon, Clear three antlerless (all segments
a firearm. Youths may possess only Creek, Dewey Wills, Ft. Polk/Peason included) by all methods of take.
one firearm while hunting. The super- Ridge, Loggy Bayou, Sabine, Moving deer or hogs on a WMA
vising adult shall maintain visual and Sherburne, Sicily Island Hills, Tunica with organized drivers and standers,
voice contact with the youth at all Hills, Union and West Bay; consult drivers or making use of noises or
times. EXCEPT properly licensed separate turkey hunting regulations noise-making devices is prohibited.
youths 16-17 years old and youths 12 pamphlet for more details. Baiting or hunting over bait is
years old or older who have success- prohibited on all WMAs (hogs includ-
fully completed a hunter safety course Trapping ed).
may hunt without a supervising adult. Consult 2010-2011 trapping reg- Deer may not be skinned nor
Self-clearing permits are required. ulations for specific dates. All traps have any external body parts removed,
22 must be run daily. Traps with teeth are including but not limited to feet, legs,
tail, head or ears before being checked with screws, nails, spikes, etc. are any WMA EXCEPT during modern

Wildlife Management Areas


out. illegal. firearm deer season and during spe-
Deer hunting on WMAs is Tree climbing spurs, spikes or cial shotgun season for feral hogs on
restricted to still hunting only. screw-in steps are prohibited. Atchafalaya Delta, Pass-a-Loutre,
Hunting from utility poles, high Spot-lighting (shining) from Pointe-aux-Chenes and Salvador
tension power lines, oil and gas explo- vehicles is prohibited on all WMAs. WMAs (see individual WMA season
ration facilities or platforms is prohib- Horses and mules may be ridden schedules for specific regulations).
ited. on WMAs except where prohibit- Target shooting and other forms
Construction of and/or hunting ed and except during gun seasons of practice shooting are prohibited on
from permanent tree stands or perma- for deer and turkey. Riding is restrict- WMAs EXCEPT as otherwise speci-
nent blinds on WMAs is prohibited. ed to designated roads and trails fied.
Any permanent stand or permanent depicted on WMA map, self-clearing Discharging of firearms on or
blind will be removed and destroyed. permit is required. Organized Trail hunting from designated roads, ATV
A permanent blind is any blind using Rides prohibited, EXCEPT allowed trails and their rights-of-way is pro-
non-natural materials or having a by permit only on Camp Beauregard. hibited during modern firearm and
frame which is not dismantled within Hunting and trapping from horses and primitive firearms deer season.
two hours after the end of legal shoot- mules is prohibited EXCEPT for
ing time each day. Blinds with frames quail hunting or as otherwise speci-
of wood, plastic, metal poles, wire, fied. Horse-drawn conveyances are Camping
mesh, webbing or other materials may prohibited.
be used but must be removed from the Camping on WMAs, including
WMA within two hours after the end
of legal shooting time each day. Blinds Firearms trailers, houseboats, recreational
vehicles and tents, is allowed only in
made solely of natural vegetation and designated areas and for a period not
not held together by nails or other Firearms having live ammunition to exceed 16 consecutive days,
metallic fasteners may be left in place in the chamber, magazine, cylinder or regardless of whether the camp is
but cannot be used to reserve hunting clip when attached to firearms or attended or unattended. Houseboats
locations. Natural vegetation (includ- crossbows cocked and in the ready shall not impede navigation. At the
ing any material used as corner posts) position are not allowed in or on end of the 16 day period camps must
is defined as natural branches that are vehicles, boats under power, motor- be removed from the area for at least
two inches or less in diameter. All cycles, ATVs, ATCs or in camping 48 hours. Camping area use limited
decoys must be removed from the areas on WMAs. exclusively to outdoor recreational
WMA daily. Permanent tree stands are Firearms may not be carried on activities.
any stands that use nails, screws, any area before or after permitted Houseboats are prohibited from
spikes, etc. to attach to trees and are hours except in authorized camp- overnight mooring within WMAs
strictly prohibited. Portable deer ing areas or as otherwise specified EXCEPT on stream banks adjacent
stands (those that are designed to be and except as may be permitted to LDWF-owned designated camping
routinely carried by one person) may for authorized trappers (see areas. Overnight mooring of vessels
not be left on WMAs unless the stands Quadrupeds page 16). that provide lodging for hire are pro-
are removed from trees and left in a Firearms and bows and arrows hibited on WMAs. On Atchafalaya
non-hunting position (a non-hunting are not allowed on WMAs during Delta WMA and Pass-a-Loutre,
position is one in which a hunter could closed seasons EXCEPT on desig- houseboats may be moored in spe-
not hunt from the stand in its present nated shooting ranges or as permitted
for trapping. Bows and broadhead cially designated areas throughout the
position). Also, all stands left must be hunting season. At all other times of
legibly tagged with the user’s name, arrows are not allowed on WMAs
EXCEPT during deer archery sea- the year, mooring is limited to a
address, phone number and Big Game period not to exceed 16 consecutive
Hunting License number (or Lifetime son, turkey season or as permitted for
bowfishing. Active and retired law days. Permits are required for the
License number). No stand may be mooring of houseboats on Pass-a-
left on any WMA prior to the day enforcement officers in compliance
with POST requirements, Federal Loutre and Atchafalaya Delta WMAs.
before deer season opens on that Permits must be obtained from the
WMA and all stands must be removed Law Enforcement Officers and hold-
ers of Louisiana concealed handgun New Iberia office: 337-373-0032. No
from the WMA within one day after permits or permit holders from a refuse or garbage may be dumped
the close of deer hunting on that reciprocal state, who are in compli- from these boats.
WMA. Free standing blinds must be ance with all other state and federal Discharge of human waste onto
disassembled when not in use. Stands firearms regulations, may possess lands or waters of any WMA is
left will not reserve hunting sites for firearms on WMAs, provided these strictly prohibited by state and federal
the owner or user. All portable stands, firearms are not used for any hunting law. In the event public restroom
blinds, tripods, etc. found unattended purpose. facilities are not available at a WMA,
in a hunting position or untagged will Encased or broken down fire- the following is required: anyone
be confiscated and disposed of by arms and any game harvested may be camping on a WMA in a camper,
LDWF. LDWF will not be responsible transported through the areas by the trailer or other unit (other than a
for unattended stands left on the area. most direct route provided that no houseboat or tent) shall have and
Unattended decoys will be con- other route exists EXCEPT as speci- shall utilize an operational disposal
fiscated, forfeited to and disposed of fied under WMA listing. system attached to the unit; tent
by LDWF. This action is necessary to Loaded firearms are not allowed campers shall have and shall utilize
prevent preemption of hunting space. near WMA check stations. portable waste disposal units and
It is illegal to save or reserve Center-fire rifles and handguns shall remove all human waste from
hunting locations using permanent larger than .22 caliber rimfire, shot- the WMA upon leaving; houseboats
stands or blinds. gun slugs or shot larger than BB lead moored on a WMA shall have a per-
Stands or blinds attached to trees or F steel shot cannot be carried onto mit or letter of certification from the 23
Health Unit (Department of Health Tractor or implement tires with However, these persons must abide by
Wildlife Management Areas and Hospitals) of the parish within
which the WMA occurs verifying that
farm tread designs R1, R2 and R4
known commonly as spade or lug grip
all rules in place for these trails.
Physically challenged persons under
it has an approved sewerage disposal types are prohibited on all vehicles. the age of 60 must apply for and
system on board. Further, that system Airboats, aircraft, personal water obtain a Physically Challenged Hunter
shall be utilized by occupants of the craft, “mud crawling vessels” (com- Program Permit from LDWF.
houseboats when on the WMA. monly referred to as crawfish com- Entrances to ATV trails will be
Firearms may not be kept loaded bines which use paddle wheels for marked with peach colored paint.
or discharged in a camping area locomotion) and hover craft are pro- Entrances to Physically Challenged-
unless otherwise specified. hibited on all WMAs and refuges. Only ATV trails will be marked with
Campsites must be cleaned by Personal water craft are defined as a blue colored paint. Entrances to ATV
occupants prior to leaving and all vessel which uses an inboard motor trails that are open all year long will
refuse placed in designated locations powering a water jet pump as its pri- be marked with purple paint. The end
when provided or carried off by mary source of propulsion and is of all ATV trails will be marked by red
campers. designed to be operated by a person paint. WMA maps serve only as a
Non-compliance with camping sitting, standing or kneeling on the general guide to the route of most
regulations will subject occupant to vessel rather than in the conventional ATV trails, therefore all signage and
immediate expulsion and/or citation, manner of sitting or standing inside paint marking as previously described
including restitution for damages. the vessel. Personal water craft are will be used to determine compliance.
Swimming is prohibited within allowed on portions of Alexander Deviation from this will constitute a
100 yards of boat launching ramps. State Forest WMA. EXCEPT Type A violation of WMA rules and regula-
personal watercraft, model year 2003 tions.
and beyond, which are 8 or more feet ATVs and motorcycles cannot be
Vehicles in length, may be operated in the areas left overnight on WMAs EXCEPT on
of Pearl River WMA, south of US 90 designated camping areas. ATV use
ATV (definition): An All Terrain from April 1 until the Monday after prohibited from two hours after sunset
Vehicle is an off-road vehicle (not Labor Day Weekend, from sunrise to to 4a.m., EXCEPT raccoon hunters
legal for highway use) with factory sunset only. No person shall operate may use ATVs during nighttime rac-
specifications not to exceed the fol- such watercraft at a speed greater than coon take seasons only. ATVs are
lowing: weight - 750 lbs; length - 85 “slow/no wake” within 100 feet of an prohibited from March 1 - Aug. 31
inches; width - 48 inches. ATV tires anchored or moored vessel, shoreline, EXCEPT squirrel hunters are allowed
are restricted to those no larger than dock, pier, persons engaged in angling to use ATV trails during the spring
25 x 12 with a maximum 1-inch lug or any other manually powered ves- squirrel season on the WMA and
height and a maximum allowable tire sel. See WMA for specific details. EXCEPT certain trails may be open
pressure of 7 psi. as indicated on the Driving or parking vehicles on during this time period to provide
tire by the manufacturer. Use of all food or cover plots and strips is pro- access for fishing or other purposes
other ATVs or ATV tires are prohib- hibited. and some ATV trails will be open all
ited on a WMA. Blocking the entrance to roads year long on certain WMAs.
and trails is prohibited.
UTV (definition): A Utility Type Licensed motorized vehicles Hunters are allowed to retrieve their
Vehicle (or Utility Terrain Vehicle) is (LMVs) legal for highway use, includ- own downed deer and hogs with the
any recreational motor vehicle other ing motorcycles, are restricted entire- aid of an ATV, EXCEPT on
than an ATV, not legal for highway ly to designated roads as indicated on Thistlethwaite and Sherburne WMAs,
use, designed for and capable of trav- WMA maps. ATVs are restricted to under the following conditions:
el over designated unpaved roads, marked ATV trails only, EXCEPT 1. No firearms or archery equip-
traveling on four or more low-pres- when WMA roads are closed to ment is in possession of the
sure tires and with factory specifica- LMVs. ATVs may then use those retrieval party or on the ATV.
tions not to exceed the following: roads when allowed. UTVs are 2. The retrieval party may consist of
weight - 1900 lbs; length - 128”; restricted to marked UTV trails only. no more than one ATV and one
width - 68”. UTV tires are restricted There are no restrictions on bicycles. helper.
to those no larger than 26 x 12 with a WMA maps available at all Regional 3. ATVs may not be used to locate
maximum 1” lug height and a maxi- Offices. Roads and trails may be or search for wounded game or
mum allowable tire pressure of 12 closed due to poor condition, con- for any other purpose than
psi. UTVs are commonly referred to struction or wet weather. NOTE: All retrieval of deer and hogs once
as “side-by-sides” and may include ATV trails are marked with signs they have been legally harvested
golf carts. and or paint, but not all ATV trails and located.
appear on WMA maps. 4. UTVs may not be used to retrieve
Vehicles having wheels with a Use of special ATV trails for downed deer or hogs.
wheel-tire combination having a radi- physically challenged persons is
us of 17 inches or more from the restricted to ATV physically chal- CAUTION: Many LDWF-
center of the hub (measured horizon- lenged permittees. Physically chal- maintained roadways on WMAs
tal to ground) are prohibited. lenged ATV permittees are restricted are unimproved and substandard.
The testing, racing, speeding or to physically challenged ATV trails or A maximum 20 mph speed limit is
unusual maneuvering of any type of other ATV trails only as indicated on recommended for all land vehicles
vehicle is prohibited within WMAs WMA maps or as marked by sign and using these roads.
due to property damages resulting in or paint. Persons 60 years of age or
high maintenance costs, disturbances older, with proof of age, are also
of wildlife and destruction of forest allowed to use physically challenged
trails and need not obtain a permit.
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ing, bird hunting, duck hunting, hog

Wildlife Management Areas


Commercial hunting and bird dog training when Hunter Orange
allowed (see individual WMA sea-
Activities sons listings for WMAs that allow All hunters (including archers
dogs).
Dogs running at large are prohib- and small game hunters) EXCEPT
Except for licensed activities waterfowl hunters and mourning
otherwise allowed by law, commer- ited on WMAs. The owner or handler
of said dogs shall be liable. dove hunters on WMAs must display
cial activities are prohibited without a 400 square inches of "Hunter Orange"
permit issued by the Secretary of Only recognizable breeds of bird
dogs and retrievers are allowed for and wear a "Hunter Orange" cap dur-
LDWF. ing open gun season for deer. Quail
quail and migratory bird hunting.
Only beagle hounds which do not and woodcock hunters and hunters
Commercial Fishing participating in special dog seasons
Permits are required of all com- exceed 15 inches at the front shoul-
mercial fisherman using Grassy Lake, ders and which have recognizable for rabbit, squirrel and feral hogs are
Pomme de Terre and Spring Bayou characteristics of the breed may be required to wear a minimum of a
WMAs. Gill nets or trammel nets and used on WMAs having experimental "Hunter Orange" cap. All other hunt-
rabbit seasons. ers and archers (while on the ground),
the take or possession of grass carp A leashed dog may be used to
are prohibited on Spring Bayou EXCEPT waterfowl hunters, also
retrieve wounded or unrecovered deer must wear a minimum of a "Hunter
WMA. Drag seines (except min- during legal hunting hours. Any
now and bait seines) are prohibited Orange" cap during special dog sea-
leashed dog used to trail or retrieve sons for rabbit and squirrel. ALSO,
EXCEPT experimental bait seines wounded or unrecovered deer shall
allowed on Dewey Wills WMA north all persons afield during hunting sea-
have on a collar with the owner's sons are encouraged to display
of LA 28 in diversion canal. name, address and phone number. In
Commercial fishing is prohibited dur- "Hunter Orange." Hunters participat-
addition, a dog may be used to trail ing in special shotgun season for feral
ing regular waterfowl seasons on and retrieve unrecovered deer after
Grand Bay, Silver Lake and Lower legal hunting hours; however, no per- hogs on Atchafalaya Delta, Pass-a-
Sunk Lake on Three Rivers WMA. son accomanying a dog after legal Loutre, Pointe-aux-Chenes and
Commercial fishing is prohibited on hunting hours may carry a firearm of Salvador WMAs must display 400
Salvador/Timken, Ouachita and any sort. square inches of "hunter orange" and
Pointe-aux-Chenes WMAs EXCEPT wear a "hunter orange" cap.
commercial fishing on Pointe-aux- Physically
Chenes is allowed in Cutoff Canal and
Wonder Lake. No commercial fishing Challenged Additional LDWF
activity shall impede navigation and
no unattended vessels or barges will Wheelchair Lands
be allowed. Non-compliance with
permit regulations will result in revo-
Confined Deer & LDWF manages additional lands
that are included in the WMA system
cation of commercial fishing privi- Waterfowl and available for public recreation.
leges for the period the license is
issued and one year there after. Hunting Areas Small tracts are located in Vernon,
Evangeline, St. Helena and other par-
Commercial fishing is allowed on Special deer and waterfowl hunting ishes. These small tracts have been
Pass-a-Loutre and Atchafalaya Delta areas, blinds and stands identified acquired from the Farmers Home
WMAs. See Pass-a-Loutre for addi- with LDWF logos, have been estab- Administration or other sources for
tional commercial fishing regulations lished for PCHP wheelchair confined conservation purposes. The following
on mullet. hunters on WMAs. Hunters must hunting seasons are applicable to
obtain PCHP permits and are required these tracts including Hutchinson’s
Hunting Guides/ to make reservations to use blinds and Creek WMA, Marsh Bayou WMA
Outfitters stands. PCHP wheelchair hunting
No person or group of persons and Walnut Hills WMA. Contact the
areas are available on Alexander State appropriate LDWF regional office for
may act as a hunting guide, outfitter Forest, Big Colewa Bayou, Buckhorn,
or in any other capacity for which specific information and any addi-
Clear Creek, Elbow Slough, Floy W. tional season dates:
they are paid or promised to be paid McElroy, Ouachita and Sherburne
directly or indirectly by any other • Deer: Archery only. Oct. 1 - Jan.
WMAs. Check WMA hunting sched- 31, EXCEPT Walnut Hill which
individual or individuals for services ules or call the LDWF Offices in
rendered to any other person or per- will be Sept. 18, 2010 - Jan. 15,
Pineville, Lake Charles, Opelousas, 2011.
sons hunting on any WMA, regardless Minden, Monroe or Hammond for
of whether such payment is for guid- • Mourning and White-winged
information. Doves: Sept. 4-19, Oct. 9 - Nov.
ing, outfitting, lodging or club mem-
berships. 7 and Dec. 11 - Jan. 3.
Restricted • Quail: Nov. 20 - Feb. 28.
• Woodcock: Dec. 18 - Jan. 31.
dogs Areas • Squirrel: Oct. 2 - Jan. 7, Still
hunt only. Dogs allowed Jan. 8 -
All use of dogs on WMAs, For your safety ALL oil and gas Feb. 28 and May 7-15.
EXCEPT for bird hunting and duck production facilities (wells, pumping • Rabbit: Oct. 2 - Jan. 7, Still hunt
hunting, is EXPERIMENTAL as stations and storage facilities) are off only. Jan. 8 - Feb. 28, Beagles
required by law. Having or using dogs limits. allowed.
on any WMA is prohibited EXCEPT No unauthorized entry or unau- • Raccoon: Sept. 11-26 and Jan. 8
for nighttime experimental raccoon thorized hunting in restricted areas, - Feb. 28.
hunting, squirrel hunting, rabbit hunt- refuges or limited access areas, unless 25
otherwise specified.
WMA Schedules 2010-2011 WMA Basic Season Schedule
Small Game (Squirrel, Feral Hogs season in progress. In addition, feral
Rabbit, Quail, Mourning Feral hogs may be taken during hogs may be taken on Atchafalaya
Dove, Woodcock, Snipe, any legal hunting season, EXCEPT Delta, Pass-a-Loutre, Pointe-aux-
Rail and Gallinule) during Turkey and the Spring Squirrel Chenes and Salvador WMAs from
Same as outside EXCEPT Season, on designated WMAs by Feb. 16 - March 31 with shotguns
closed during modern firearm loaded with buckshot or slugs.
properly licensed hunters using only
either-sex deer seasons on certain
guns or bow and arrow legal for
WMAs (see WMA schedule),
EXCEPT non-toxic shot must be specified seasons in progress. Hogs Outlaw Quadrupeds
used for snipe, rail and gallinule, may not be taken with the aid of dogs, and Birds (Coyote,
EXCEPT consult regulations for EXCEPT feral hogs may be taken Armadillo, Crows,
Bodcau, Jackson-Bienville and with the aid of dogs on Attakapas, Blackbirds, Starlings
Sabine Island, and EXCEPT all Bodcau, Boeuf, Dewey Wills, and Beaver)
small game hunting closed on Tunica Jackson-Bienville, Pass a Loutre, During hunting seasons specified
Hills and Alexander State Forest dur- Pearl River, Red River, Sabine and
ing the primitive firearm season. No on WMAs, EXCEPT the turkey and
Three Rivers WMAs Feb. 1-28 by spring squirrel seasons, take of outlaw
hunting on unharvested agricultural permit from either the Minden,
fields (not including food plots) prior quadrupeds and birds, with or without
Monroe, Pineville, Hammond or the use of electronic calls, is allowed
to Nov. 15 on Ouachita WMA.
Opelousas offices and all hogs must by properly licensed hunters and only
Consult the following WMA Hunting
Schedules for exceptions or any other be killed immediately and may not be with guns or archery equipment legal
specific details. Also, see Atchafalaya transported live under any conditions, for season in progress on WMA.
Delta, Pass-a-Loutre, Pointe-aux- EXCEPT as allowed by permit, and However, crows, blackbirds, grackles
Chenes and Salvador/Timken for hunters may use centerfire pistols in and cowbirds may not be taken before
additional information. Unless other- addition to using guns allowed for Sept. 1 or after Jan. 1.
wise specified under the specific
WMA hunting 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 speci-
fied. Hunting after 2 p.m. is prohibit-
ed on all WMAs EXCEPT for
Atchafalaya Delta, Biloxi, Lake
Boeuf, Pass-a-Loutre, Pointe-aux-
Chenes and Salvador/Timken WMAs.
Consult the specific WMA regula-
tions for shooting hours on these
WMAs. Consult the following WMA
Hunting Schedules for exceptions or
any other specific details, including
Lottery Waterfowl Hunt requirements
for Sherburne and Bayou Pierre
WMAs.
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WMA Schedules
2010-2011 Individual WMA Hunting Schedules
Acadiana Atchafalaya Delta shot or slugs from Feb. 16 - March
Conservation Owner: State of Louisiana (137,695 31. Hunters must also display 400
Corridor acres, New Iberia Office). Self- square inches of “hunter orange” and
Owner: LDWF (2,285 acres, Clearing Permit required for deer wear a “hunter orange” cap during
Opelousas Office). No motorized hunting, feral hog hunting and tent special shotgun season for feral hogs.
vehicles allowed and no access via camping only. Self-clearing permits All harvested hogs must be checked
I-49 right-of way. Self-Clearing available from Main Delta camp- in at the Atchafalaya Delta WMA
Permits required for all activities. ground and Cul-de-sac on Big Island. headquarters.
Camping and houseboat mooring
Deer: allowed ONLY in designated areas. Attakapas
Archery only: Oct. 1-15 bucks only. Owners: State of Louisiana (25,730
Oct. 16 - Feb. 15 either-sex. Limited Access Area: No internal acres); U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
combustion engines allowed from (2,200 acres, Opelousas Office). Self-
Feral Hogs: May be taken by prop- September through January. See Clearing Permits required for hunters
erly licensed hunters from Oct. 1 - WMA map for specific location. only.
Feb. 15, archery only.
Vessels/Vehicles: Mudboats or air- Area closed: Oct. 30-31 to all hunt-
All other seasons CLOSED. cooled propulsion engines greater ers EXCEPT Youth Deer Hunters.
than 36 horsepower are prohibited on
Alexander State the WMA. ATVs, ATCs and motor- Deer: Deer hunting will be closed
Forest cycles prohibited EXCEPT as per- when the river stage of the Atchafalaya
Owners: LDWF (283 acres, Minden mitted for authorized WMA trappers. River reaches 18 feet at Butte La
Office); LDAF (7,875 acres). From Rose.
December through February all hunt- Big Island: CLOSED to all activities Archery: Oct. 1-15, bucks only. Oct.
ers must check daily with the Office during the month of October, 16 - Feb. 15, either-sex.
of Forestry for scheduled burning EXCEPT Youth Lottery Deer Hunts. Youth: Oct. 30-31, either-sex.
activity. No hunting or other activity Firearms, Either-sex: Nov. 26-28,
will be permitted in burn units the day Deer: Dec. 3-5.
of the burning. Call 318-487-5172 or Youth Lottery: Oct. 16-17 & 23-24, Firearms, Bucks only: Dec. 18 - Jan.
318-487-5058 for information on either-sex, daily youth hunt permit 2.
burning schedules. Self-Clearing required. Call New Iberia Office, Primitive Firearms: Jan. 24-30,
Permits required for hunters only. Coastal & Non-game Resources either-sex.
Vehicles restricted to paved and grav- Division 337-373-0032 for details.
eled roads. No parking on or fishing Archery: Oct. 1 - Jan. 31 on Main Small Game & Waterfowl: Same as
or swimming from bridges. No open Delta only (Big Island CLOSED dur- outside EXCEPT CLOSED Oct. 30-
fires EXCEPT in recreational areas. ing October); no deer hunting on Wax 31, Nov. 26-28 and Dec. 3-5.
Lake Delta. Either-sex. All harvested EXCEPT waterfowl hunting is only
Physically Challenged Deer Hunting deer must be checked in at Atchafalaya closed on Oct. 30-31. Beagles
Area: Access restricted. Check WMA Delta Headquarters. allowed for rabbits and dogs allowed
map for location and call Minden or for squirrel hunting Feb. 1-28 and
Baton Rouge office for details and Waterfowl: Same as outside, open to squirrel hunting during the
applications. Hunting by reservation EXCEPT shooting hours shall be 1/2 spring season, May 7-15, with or
for wheelchair confined PCHP per- hour before sunrise to 2 p.m. during without dogs.
mittees only. Oct. 9-10, Nov. 6-7 & opening weekends of teal and duck
26-28, either-sex. season and 1/2 hour before sunrise to Raccoon (Nighttime): Sept. 11-26
sunset the remainder of the season, and Feb. 1-28.
Deer: and EXCEPT shooting hours are the
Archery: Oct. 1 - Jan. 31, either-sex. same as outside for the Youth Hunt Feral Hogs: May be taken by prop-
Firearms, Bucks only: Nov. 26-28. weekend. erly licensed hunters from Oct. 1 -
Primitive Firearms: Oct. 9-10, Nov. Feb. 28. Hogs may be taken with the
6-7, either-sex, mandatory deer check. Small Game: Hunting for rabbit aid of dogs Feb. 1-28 only by permit
only. available from a regional office.
Small Game: Same as outside Wax Lake Delta: Oct. 1-31 and Feb.
EXCEPT CLOSED Oct. 9-10, Nov. 1-28, with or without beagles. Nov. 1 Bayou Macon
6-7 and OPEN to squirrel hunting - Jan. 31 without beagles only. Owner: LDWF (6,919 acres, Monroe
during the spring season, May Main Delta: Feb. 1-28, with or with- Office). All night activities prohibited
7-15,with or without dogs. out beagles. CLOSED October EXCEPT as otherwise provided.
through January.
Waterfowl: Same as outside Deer:
EXCEPT closed after 2 p.m. Feral Hogs: May be taken by prop- Archery: Oct. 1 - Jan. 31, either-sex.
(Certain areas may be closed as post- erly licensed hunters Oct. 1 - Feb. 28. Firearms Hunt: Nov. 13-14, either-
sex, mandatory deer check.
ed). In addition, hunters may hunt feral
hogs with shotguns loaded with buck- 27
Primitive Firearms: Dec. 4-5, either- Ben’s Creek Big Lake
WMA Schedules sex. Owner: Weyerhaeuser Co., Inc. Owner: LDWF (19,231 acres, Monroe
(13,044 acres, Hammond Office). Office).
Small Game & Waterfowl: Same as
outside EXCEPT WATERFOWL Area Closed: Nov. 6-7, to all hunters Area Closed: Oct. 30-31, to all hunt-
CLOSED after 2 p.m. and EXCEPT EXCEPT youth and physically chal- ers EXCEPT Youth Deer Hunters.
CLOSED Nov. 13-14. Beagles lenged deer hunters.
allowed for rabbits and dogs allowed Deer:
for squirrel hunting Jan. 1 - Feb. 28 Deer: Archery: Oct. 1 - Jan. 31, either-sex.
and open to squirrel hunting during Archery: Oct. 1 - Jan. 31, either-sex. Youth: Oct. 30-31, either-sex.
the spring season, May 7-15, with or Youth & Physically Challenged: Firearms Either-sex: Nov. 26-27,
without dogs. Nov. 6-7, either-sex. mandatory deer check. Nov. 28, self-
Firearms, Either-sex: Nov. 26, man- clearing permit.
Raccoon: (Nighttime): Sept. 4-19 datory deer check. Nov. 27-28, Dec. Firearms Bucks only: Dec. 27 - Jan.
and Jan. 1 - Feb. 28. 4-10 & 18-26, self-clearing permit. 4.
Firearms, Bucks only: Dec. 27 - Jan. Primitive Firearms: Jan. 5-13,
Feral Hogs: May be taken by prop- 9. either-sex.
erly licensed hunters from Oct. 1 - Primitive, Firearms: Dec. 11-17 and
Feb. 28. Jan. 10-16, either-sex. Small Game: Same as outside
EXCEPT CLOSED Oct. 30-31 and
Bayou Pierre Small Game & Waterfowl: Same as Nov. 26-28. Beagles allowed for rab-
Owner: LDWF (2,212 acres, Minden outside except waterfowl bits and dogs allowed for squirrel
Office). Waterfowl Refuge is closed closed after 2 p.m. and EXCEPT hunting Jan. 14 - Feb. 28 and open
to all hunting, trapping and fishing CLOSED Nov. 6-7 & 26-28. Beagles to squirrel hunting during the spring
EXCEPT for archery hunting for allowed for rabbits and dogs allowed season, May 7-15, with or without
deer and hogs, which is allowed on for squirrel hunting Jan. 17 - Feb. 28 dogs.
the entire area. Refuge is marked with and open to squirrel hunting during
“Waterfowl Refuge” signs. Contact the spring season, May 7-15, with or Waterfowl: Same as outside
the Region I Wildlife Division without dogs. except closed after 2 p.m. and
Minden Office at 318/371-3050 for EXCEPT CLOSED Nov. 26-28.
details on the lottery hunts listed Raccoon (Nighttime): Jan. 17 - Feb.
below. 28. Raccoon (Nighttime): Jan. 14 - Feb.
28.
Deer: Feral Hogs: May be taken by prop-
Archery only: Oct. 1 - Jan. 31, erly licensed hunters from Oct. 1 - Feral Hogs: May be taken by prop-
either-sex. Archery hunting is allowed Feb. 28. erly licensed hunters from Oct. 1 -
in the waterfowl refuge. Feb. 28.
Big Colewa Bayou
Dove: Same as outside. Owner: LDWF (899 acres, Monroe Biloxi
Office). Self-Clearing Permit not Owner: Biloxi Marsh Land
Waterfowl Lottery Only: (Portion required. All nighttime activities pro- Corporation (42,787 acres, New Iberia
west of Bayou Pierre) hibited. Office). Self-Clearing Permits not
Lottery Youth Hunt: Same as out- required.
side youth waterfowl hunt. Physically Challenged Wheelchair-
General Lottery Hunt: Second confined Deer Hunting Area: Deer:
weekend of both splits of the West Access restricted. Check WMA map Archery: Oct. 1-15, bucks only. Oct.
Zone season. for location and call Monroe or Baton 16 - Jan. 31, either-sex.
Rouge offices for details and applica-
Other Small Game: Same as out- tions. Hunting by reservation for Small Game & Waterfowl: Same as
side. Beagles allowed for rabbits and wheelchair confined PCHP permit- outside EXCEPT beagles allowed for
dogs allowed for squirrel hunting Jan. tees only. Nov. 26-28, either-sex. rabbits when duck season is closed
3 - Feb. 28 and open to squirrel Nov. 30 - Dec. 13, bucks only. and EXCEPT CLOSED to squirrel
hunting during the spring season, hunting during the spring season.
May 7-15, with or without dogs. Deer:
Archery: Oct. 1 - Jan. 31, either-sex. Feral Hogs: May be taken by prop-
Raccoon (Nighttime): Jan. 1 - Feb. erly licensed hunters from October
28. Feral Hogs: May be taken by prop- through February.
erly licensed bowhunters from Oct. 1
Feral Hogs: May be taken by prop- - Jan. 31. Bodcau
erly licensed hunters from Oct. 1 - Owner: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Feb. 28. Small Game & Waterfowl: Same as (33,766 acres, Minden Office).
outside except waterfowl
closed after 2 p.m. Beagles Area Closed (portion): Closed to all
allowed for rabbit hunting Jan. 1 - hunters EXCEPT youth deer hunters
Feb. 28 and open to squirrel hunt- Oct. 9-10.
28 ing during the spring season, May
7-15 with or without dogs.
Deer: Youth Squirrel Hunt: Sept. 25-26 Camp Beauregard

WMA Schedules
Archery: Oct. 1 - Jan. 31, either-sex. (see page 22). Owner: Louisiana National Guard
Youth: Oct. 9-10, either-sex. On des- (12,500 acres, Minden Office). Daily
ignated portion of area. Raccoon (Nighttime): Sept. 11-26 military clearance is required for
Primitive Firearms: Nov. 29 - Dec. and Jan. 1 - Feb. 28. all recreational users. Registration
5, either-sex. for use of Self-clearing permit
Firearms, Either-sex: Oct. 30 - Nov. Feral Hogs: May be taken by prop- required once per year at Range
28. erly licensed hunters from Oct. 1 - Central Building, telephone 318-641-
Feb. 28. Feral hogs may be taken with 3355, 318-641-3365 or Pineville
Small Game & Waterfowl: Same as the aid of dogs from Feb. 1-28 only Office, telephone 318-487-5885. All
outside except waterfowl by permit, available from a regional or portions of the area may be closed
closed after 2 p.m. and EXCEPT office. daily due to military activities. All
CLOSED ONLY during youth deer game harvested must be reported on
hunt on designated portion and Buckhorn self-clearing checkout permit. No
EXCEPT spring squirrel season will Owner: LDWF (11,264 acres, Monroe hunting in restricted areas.
be open May 7-15 only, with or with- Office).
out dogs. Beagles allowed for rabbits Area Closed: Oct. 9-10 to all
and dogs allowed for squirrel hunting Area Closed: Oct. 30-31 to all EXCEPT Youth Deer Hunters.
Dec. 6 - Feb. 28. EXCEPT youth and physically chal-
Youth Squirrel Hunt: Sept. 25-26. lenged deer hunters. Deer:
(see page 22). Archery: Oct. 1 - Jan. 31, either-sex.
Deer: Youth: Oct. 9-10, either-sex, on des-
Raccoon (Nighttime): Dec. 6 - Feb. Archery: Oct. 1 - Jan. 31, either-sex. ignated portion of the WMA.
28. Youth & Physically Challenged: Firearms, Bucks only: Dec. 26 - Jan.
Oct. 30-31, either-sex. 1.
Feral Hogs: May be taken by prop- • Area: Check map for location. Primitive Firearms: Nov. 26-27 and
erly licensed hunters from Oct. 1 - Access restricted. Call Monroe Dec. 11-12, either-sex, mandatory
Feb. 28. Feral hogs may be taken with office for further details. deer check.
the aid of dogs from Feb. 1-28 only by • Youth Lottery: Oct. 30-31, Nov.
permit, available from a regional 26-28, Dec. 4-5, 11-12 & 18-19 Small Game & Waterfowl: Same as
office. and Jan. 8-9. Either-sex. Hunting outside except waterfowl
by pre-application lottery only. closed after 2 p.m. and EXCEPT
Bird Dog Training Area: Permit • Physically Challenged: Oct. CLOSED Oct. 9-10, Nov. 26-27 and
required. Open all year EXCEPT 30-31, Nov. 26-28, Dec. 4-5 & Dec. 11-12 and EXCEPT CLOSED
CLOSED during WMA Turkey 11-12 and Dec. 26 - Jan. 2. to squirrel hunting during the spring
Season. Contact Minden Office for Either-sex. Hunting by reserva- season. Beagles allowed for rabbits
permits and information. tion for wheelchair confined, and dogs allowed for squirrel hunting
PCHP permittees only. Jan. 8 - Feb. 28.
Boeuf Firearms, Either-sex: Nov. 26-27,
Owner: LDWF (50,967 acres, Monroe mandatory deer check. Nov. 28 and Feral Hogs: May be taken by prop-
Office). Internal combustion engines Dec. 4-5 & 11-12, self-clearing per- erly licensed hunters from Oct. 1 -
and craft limited to 10 Hp rating or mit. Feb. 28.
less in the Greentree Reservoir. Firearms, Bucks only: Dec. 27 - Jan.
4. Raccoon (Nighttime): Jan. 29 - Feb.
Area Closed: Oct. 9-10, to all Primitive Firearms: Jan. 5-13, 28
EXCEPT Youth Deer Hunters. either-sex.
Fishing: Special regulations to be
Deer: Small Game & Waterfowl: Same as posted at Twin Lakes
Archery: Oct. 1 - Jan. 31, either-sex. outside except waterfowl
Youth: Oct. 9-10, either-sex. closed after 2 p.m. and EXCEPT Retriever training allowed on select-
Firearms, Either-sex: Nov. 26-27, CLOSED Oct. 30-31, Nov. 26-28 ed portions of the WMA. Contact the
mandatory deer check. Nov. 28, self- and Dec. 4-5 & 11-12 and open to Region office for specific details.
clearing permit. squirrel hunting during the spring
Firearms, Bucks only: Dec. 6-17. season, May 7-15, with or without Clear Creek
Primitive Firearms: Nov. 29 - Dec. dogs. Beagles allowed for rabbits and Owner: Forest Capital Partners LLC.
5, either-sex. dogs allowed for squirrel hunting Jan. (55,672 acres. Lake Charles Office).
13 - Feb. 28.
Small Game & Waterfowl: Same as Area Closed: Oct. 23-24 to all
outside except waterfowl Raccoon (Nighttime): Jan. 13 - Feb. EXCEPT Youth Deer Hunters.
closed after 2 p.m. and EXCEPT 28.
CLOSED Oct. 9-10 and Nov. 26-28 Physically Challenged Wheelchair-
and EXCEPT spring squirrel season Feral Hogs: May be taken by prop- confined Deer Hunting Area:
will be open May 7-15 only, with or erly licensed hunters from Oct. 1 - Access restricted. Check WMA map
without dogs. Beagles allowed for Feb. 28. for location and call Lake Charles or
rabbits and dogs allowed for squirrel Baton Rouge offices for details and
hunting Jan. 1 - Feb. 28. applications. Hunting by reservation 29
for wheelchair confined PCHP per- Small Game and Waterfowl: Same Elm Hall
WMA Schedules mittees only. Same deer seasons list-
ed below.
as outside except waterfowl
closed after 2 p.m. and EXCEPT
Owner: LDWF (2,839 acres,
Opelousas Office). No ATVs allowed.
CLOSED Oct. 23-24 north of the Self-clearing permits required for
Deer: diversion canal and the entire area hunters only.
Archery: Sept. 18 - Jan. 15, either- Dec. 11-12, EXCEPT waterfowl
sex. hunting will be allowed in the green- Deer:
Youth: Oct. 23-24, either-sex. tree impoundment Dec. 11-12, if duck Archery: Oct. 1-15, bucks only. Oct.
Firearms, Either-sex: Oct. 30-31, season is in progress, and OPEN to 16 - Feb. 15, either-sex.
mandatory deer check. Nov. 26-28, squirrel hunting during the spring Firearms, Either-sex: Nov. 26-27.
self-clearing permit. season, May 7-15, with or without Firearms, Bucks only: Nov. 28 and
Firearms, Bucks only: Nov. 1-25 dogs. Beagles allowed for rabbits and Dec. 25 - Jan. 9.
and Dec. 18 - Jan. 2. dogs allowed for squirrel hunting Jan. Primitive Firearms: Jan. 24-25,
Primitive Firearms: Nov. 29 - Dec. 17 - Feb. 28. either-sex.
5, either-sex.
Raccoon (Nighttime): Jan. 17 - Feb. Small Game & Waterfowl: Same as
Small Game & Waterfowl: Same as 28. outside except waterfowl
outside except waterfowl Nighttime Chase Only: May 1 - closed after 2 p.m. and EXCEPT
closed after 2 p.m. and EXCEPT Sept. 25, Tuesdays and Thursdays CLOSED Nov. 26-27 and open to
CLOSED Oct. 23-24, Oct. 30-31 and only. Raccoon hunters may use ATVs squirrel hunting during the spring sea-
Nov. 26-28 and EXCEPT spring on designated trails during take sea- son, May 7-15, with or without dogs.
squirrel season will be open May son only.
7-15 only, with or without dogs. Feral Hogs: May be taken by prop-
Beagles allowed for rabbits and dogs Feral Hogs: May be taken by prop- erly licensed hunters from Oct. 1 -
allowed for squirrel hunting Jan. 3 - erly licensed hunters from Oct. 1 - Feb. 28.
Feb. 28. Feb. 28. Feral hogs may be taken with
Youth Squirrel Season: Sept. 25-26 the aid of dogs from Feb. 1-28 only Floy Ward McElroy
(see page 22). by permit, available from a regional Owner: LDWF (681 acres, Monroe
office. Office). Access restricted. Contact
Raccoon (Nighttime): Jan. 3 - Feb. Monroe Region Office at 318/343-
28. Crawfish: Limited to 100 lbs per 4045 for information.
person per day.
Dewey W. Wills Deer:
Owner: LDWF (63,401 acres, Larto Tracts: All season dates on Youth Lottery Hunt: Oct. 23-24 &
Opelousas Office). Larto Tracts (see WMA map) same as 30-31 and Nov. 6-7 & 13-14.
outside, EXCEPT still hunt only and Restricted to those selected as a result
Area Closed: Oct. 23-24, to all EXCEPT deer hunting restricted to of the pre-application lottery.
EXCEPT Youth and Physically ARCHERY ONLY. All vehicles, Physically Challenged Wheelchair-
Challenged Deer hunters only that including ATVs, prohibited. confined Lottery Hunt: Nov. 13-14.
portion of the area north of the Restricted to wheelchair-confined
Diversion Canal. Elbow Slough PCHP permittee only, selected as a
Owner: LDWF (160 acres, Minden result of a pre-application lottery.
Deer: Office). All motorized vehicles pro-
Archery: Oct. 1 - Jan. 31, either-sex. hibited. Steel shot only for all hunt- Youth Mourning Dove Hunt:
Youth & Physically Challenged: ing. Second weekend of the Mourning
Oct. 23-24, either-sex. Only that por- Dove Season, Saturday and Sunday
tion of the area north of the Diversion Youth Waterfowl Lottery: Contact only. (see page 22).
Canal shall be open only to physically the Minden Office for details and
challenged and youth deer hunters. applications. Small Game:
The remainder of the area is open to Youth Lottery Squirrel Hunt: Oct.
other hunters. Physically Challenged Waterfowl 9-10. Restricted to those selected as a
• Youth Lottery: Dec. 4-5 and Jan. Lottery: Wheelchair confined, PCHP result of the pre-application lottery.
1-2, 8-9 & 15-16. Contact permittees only. Contact Minden
Opelousas Office (337-948-0255) Office for details and applications. Fort Polk
for details and applications. Owner: U.S. Army and U.S. Forest
Firearms, Either-sex: Dec. 11-12, Mourning Dove: Saturdays, Sundays Service (105,545 acres, Lake Charles
mandatory deer check. No hunting and Wednesdays only from Sept. Office). Daily military clearance is
allowed in the greentree impound- 4-19 Oct. 9 - Nov. 7. required to hunt any game.
ment or within 100 feet of the green- Registration for use of Self-Clearing
tree levee, if duck season is in prog- Rabbit: Feb. 1-28. Beagles allowed. Permit required once per year at
ress. Building #8590, North Fort Polk or
Firearms, Bucks only: Nov. 26-28 All other seasons closed. the building at Alligator Lake
and Dec. 25 - Jan. 9. entrance, telephone 1-888-718-3029
Primitive Firearms: Jan. 10-16, or (337) 531-5715 to obtain informa-
either-sex. tion on areas open for hunting. Either-
30 sex deer season daily permits avail-
able at daily permit stations. Trappers Deer: Firearms, Either-sex: Nov. 20-21,

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must also register at Building #8590 Archery: Oct. 1-15 bucks only, Oct. mandatory deer check. Nov. 22 - Dec.
and use self-clearing system. Special 16 - Feb. 15, either-sex. 31, self-clearing permit.
regulations apply to ATV users. This Youth: Oct. 30-31, either-sex.
information available where permits Firearms, Either-sex: Nov. 26-27, Small Game and Waterfowl: Same
are issued or at http://www.jrtc-polk. mandatory deer check. Nov. 28, self- as outside except waterfowl
army.mil/fpk_hunt/. clearing permit. closed after 2 p.m. and EXCEPT
Firearms, Bucks only: Dec. 25 - Jan. CLOSED Oct. 9-10 (portions) and
Deer: 9. Nov. 20-21, and open to squirrel
Archery: Sept. 18 - Jan. 15, either-sex Primitive Firearms: Jan. 10-16, hunting during the spring season,
Special Archery regulations for either-sex. May 7-15, with or without dogs.
Cantonment Areas, check locally at Beagles allowed for rabbits and dogs
Building #8590. Either-sex deer legal Small Game & Waterfowl: Same as allowed for squirrel hunting Jan.1 -
Sept. 18 - Jan. 15. Remainder of outside except waterfowl Feb. 28.
WMA restricted to bucks only when closed after 2 p.m. and EXCEPT Youth Squirrel Hunt: Sept. 25-26.
bucks only gun season is in progress. CLOSED Oct. 30-31 and Nov. 26-28 (see page 22).
Firearms, Either Sex: Oct. 30-31 and and open to squirrel hunting during
Nov. 26-28, Mandatory Deer Check. the spring squirrel season, May 7-15, Raccoon (Nighttime): Jan. 1 - Feb.
Firearms, Bucks only: Nov. 1-25 and with or without dogs. Beagles allowed 28.
Dec. 11 - Jan. 1. for rabbits and dogs allowed for
Primitive Firearms: Oct. 9-15, squirrel hunting Jan. 17 - Feb. 28. Feral Hogs: May be taken by prop-
either-sex. Self-clearing Permit erly licensed hunters from Oct. 1 -
required, Special Permit, Building Sport Fishing: Same as outside Feb. 28. All hogs must be reported at
#8590. A selected portion of the area EXCEPT permitted only after 2 p.m. Self-Clearing Permit Station. Feral
to be open. on Smith Bay, Red River Bay and hogs may be taken with the aid of
Grassy Lake proper. dogs from Feb. 1-28 only by permit,
Small Game & Waterfowl: Same as Crawfishing: March 15 - July 31. available from a regional office.
outside except waterfowl Recreational only. 100 lbs per boat or
closed after 2 p.m. and EXCEPT group daily during waterfowl season. Joyce
CLOSED Oct. 30-31 and Nov. 26-28 Owners: LDWF (23,423 acres);
and EXCEPT CLOSED to squirrel Commercial Fishing: Permitted Joyce Heirs (851 acres); Tangipahoa
hunting during the spring season. EXCEPT on Smith Bay, Red River School Board (484 acres, Hammond
Hunter orange must be worn when Bay and Grassy Lake proper on Office).
bucks only gun hunts for deer are in Saturday and Sunday and during
progress. Squirrel hunting with dogs waterfowl season. Permits available Deer:
allowed Nov. 29 - Dec. 10 and Jan. 2 from area supervisor Spring Bayou Archery: Oct. 1-15, bucks only. Oct.
- Feb. 28. Headquarters or Opelousas Office. 16 - Feb. 15, either-sex.
Firearms: Same as outside, still hunt
Feral Hogs: May be taken by prop- Raccoon (Nighttime): Sept. 11-26 only.
erly licensed hunters from Sept. 18 - and Jan. 17 - Feb. 28.
Jan. 1. Hunters may hunt feral hogs All Other Game: Same as outside
with shotguns loaded with buckshot or Feral Hogs: May be taken by prop- except waterfowl
slugs from Jan. 2 - Feb. 28. Hunters erly licensed hunters from Oct. 1 - closed after 2 p.m., still hunt only
must display 400 square inches of Feb. 28. and open to squirrel hunting during
“hunter orange” and wear a “hunter the spring season, May 7-15, with or
orange” cap during special shotgun Jackson Bienville without dogs.
season for feral hogs. Owner: Weyerhaeuser, et. al. (32,185
acres, Minden Office). Swamp Walk: Adhere to all WMA
Fishing: Special regulations pertain- rules and regulations. No loaded fire-
ing to fishing are posted at specific Area Closed (portion): Oct. 9-10, on arms or hunting allowed within 100
lakes. designated portions. Closed on a des- yards of walkways. Check hunting
ignated portion to all activities schedule and use walk way at your
Experimental Hunting Area: Refer EXCEPT Youth and Wheelchair- own risk.
to Fort Polk WMA Hunting Map. confined Deer hunters, and on a sepa-
Small game and squirrel hunting with rate portion for Mobility Impaired Feral Hogs: May be taken by prop-
dogs allowed Nov. 29 - Feb. 28 in Mill Deer Hunters. erly licensed hunters from Oct. 1 -
Creek 2 Alpha (MC2A) and Mill Feb. 28.
Creek 2 Bravo (MC2B) Mill Creek Deer:
Unit. This area will be closed to deer Archery: Oct. 1 - Jan. 31, either-sex.
and hog hunting during this time. Youth & Physically Challenged:
Oct. 9-10, either-sex for youth and
Grassy Lake physically challenged hunters on des-
Owner: LDWF (12,983 acres, ignated portions. Contact the Minden
Opelousas Office). Regional Office for Physically
Challenged Permit applications and a
Area Closed: Oct. 30-31, to all hunt-
ers EXCEPT Youth Hunters.
map showing the designated portions.
Self-clearing permit required
31
Lake Boeuf Raccoon (Nighttime): Jan. 10 - Feb. dogs and EXCEPT steel shot required
WMA Schedules Owner: LDWF (802 acres, New 28.
Nighttime Chase only: May 1 - Sept.
for rails, gallinules and snipe.
Iberia Office). Self-Clearing Permit
required for deer and hog hunting 25, Tuesdays and Thursdays only. Feral Hogs: May be taken by prop-
only. Self-Clearing Permit available Raccoon hunters may use ATVs on erly licensed hunters from Oct. 1 -
at Theriot Canal boat landing off LA designated trails during take seasons Feb. 28.
308. Hunting until 12 p.m. (noon) for only.
all game. All nighttime activities pro- Crabs: No crab traps allowed.
hibited. Small Game & Waterfowl: Same as Attended lift nets are allowed.
outside except waterfowl
Deer: closed after 2 p.m. and EXCEPT Maurepas Swamp
Archery: Oct. 1-15, bucks only. Oct. spring squirrel season will be open Owner: LDWF (73,744 acres,
16 - Jan. 31, either-sex. May 7-15 only, with or without dogs. Hammond Office). No loaded fire-
Beagles allowed for rabbits and dogs arms or hunting allowed within 100
Waterfowl: Same as outside. allowed for squirrel hunting Jan. 10 - yards of Nature Trail.
Feb. 28.
Small Game: Nov. 1 - Feb. 28 and Youth Squirrel Hunt: Sept. 25-26. Area Closed: Nov. 6-7, to all hunters
open to squirrel hunting during the (see page 22). EXCEPT Youth Deer Hunters.
spring season, May 7-15, with or
without dogs. Beagles prohibited Loggy Bayou Deer:
November and December. Owners: LDWF (4,085 acres); State Archery: Oct. 1-15, bucks only. Oct.
Lands Office (159 acres); U.S. Army 16 - Feb. 15, either-sex.
Feral Hogs: May be taken by prop- Corps of Engineers (2,138 acres, Youth: Nov. 6-7, either-sex.
erly licensed hunters from Oct. 1 - Minden Office). Firearms, Either-sex: Nov. 26, man-
Feb. 28. datory deer check. Nov. 27-28 and
Deer: Dec. 4-5 & 11-12, self-clearing per-
Lake Ramsay Archery: Oct. 1 - Jan. 31, either-sex. mit.
Owner: LDWF (796 acres, Hammond Firearms, Either-sex: Nov. 26-27, Firearms, Bucks only: Dec. 18 - Jan.
Office). Foot traffic only. All vehicles mandatory deer check. Nov. 28, self- 9.
restricted to parish roads and desig- clearing permit. Primitive Firearms: Jan. 10-23,
nated parking areas. Primitive Firearms: Nov. 29 - Dec. either-sex.
5, either-sex.
Deer: Small Game & Waterfowl: Same as
Archery only: Oct. 1 - Jan. 31, Small Game & Waterfowl: Same as outside except waterfowl
either-sex. outside except waterfowl closed after 2 p.m. and EXCEPT
closed after 2 p.m. and EXCEPT CLOSED Nov. 6-7 & 26-28 and
Small Game & Waterfowl: Same as CLOSED Nov. 26-27 and open to open to squirrel hunting during the
outside except waterfowl squirrel hunting during the spring spring season, May 7-15, with or
closed after 2 p.m. and open to season, May 7-15, with or without without dogs. Beagles allowed for
squirrel hunting during the spring dogs. Beagles allowed for rabbits and rabbits and dogs allowed for squirrel
season, May 7-15, with or without dogs allowed for squirrel hunting Jan. hunting Jan. 29 - Feb. 28.
dogs. Beagles allowed for rabbits and 1 - Feb. 28. Dove hunting restricted to
dogs allowed for squirrel hunting Jan. youth hunters on opening Saturday of Raccoon (Nighttime): Jan. 29 - Feb.
1 - Feb. 28. the first split (following regulations 28.
for Youth Deer Hunts on WMAs).
Bird Dog Training Area: Permit Feral Hogs: May be taken by prop-
required. Open all year EXCEPT Raccoon (Nighttime): Jan. 1 - Feb. erly licensed hunter from Oct. 1 - Feb.
CLOSED during WMA Turkey 28. 28.
Season. Contact Upland Game
Section, 225-765-2355, for permits Feral Hogs: May be taken by prop- Ouachita
and information. erly licensed hunters from Oct. 1 - Owner: LDWF (10,377 acres, Monroe
Feb. 28. Office). All nighttime activities pro-
Feral Hogs: May be taken by prop- hibited EXCEPT as otherwise pro-
erly licensed hunters from Oct. 1 - Manchac vided.
Feb. 28. Owner: LDWF (8,328 acres,
Hammond Office). Area Closed: Oct. 9-10 to all
Little River EXCEPT Youth Deer Hunters.
Owner: LDWF (3,911 acres, Deer:
Opelousas Office). Archery: Oct. 1-15, bucks only. Oct. Waterfowl Refuge: North of LA 15
16 - Feb. 15, either-sex. closed to all hunting, fishing and trap-
Deer: ping and ATV use during duck season,
Archery: Oct. 1 - Jan. 31, either-sex. Small Game & Waterfowl: Same as including early teal season.
Firearms, Bucks only: Oct. 30 - Nov. outside except waterfowl
14. closed after 2 p.m. and OPEN to Deer:
Primitive Firearms: Nov. 26-28 and squirrel hunting during the spring Archery: Oct. 1 - Jan. 31, either-sex.
32 Dec. 11-12, either-sex. season, May 7-15, with or without Youth: Oct. 9-10, either-sex.
Firearms, Either-sex: Nov. 26-27, Deer: moored vessel, shoreline, dock, pier,

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mandatory deer check. Nov. 28, self- Archery: Oct. 1-15, bucks only. Oct. persons engaged in angling or any
clearing permit. 16 - Feb. 15, either-sex. other manually powered vessel.
Firearms, Bucks only: Dec. 11-24. Shotgun: Bucks only and feral hogs
may be taken with shotguns with Rifle range: Open Friday, Saturday
Waterfowl: South of LA 15, either slugs or buckshot from the day and Sunday with a $6 fee. For more
EXCEPT for the youth and physical- after the first split of the duck season information call 985-643-3938 or
ly challenged waterfowl lottery hunts, closes for seven days. visit www.honeyisland.org.
same as outside except Closed All deer and hogs must be checked-in
after 2 p.m. and EXCEPT CLOSED at Pass-a-Loutre Headquarters. Area Closed: Nov. 6-7 to all hunters
Oct. 9-10 and Nov. 26-28, EXCEPT EXCEPT Youth Deer Hunters.
for the Pintail Alley area. Small Game & Waterfowl: Same as
Youth Waterfowl Lottery: Contact outside. Beagles prohibited October Deer:
the Monroe Office for details and through January. Archery: Oct. 1 - Jan. 31, either-sex.
applications. Youth: Nov. 6-7, either-sex.
Physically Challenged Wheelchair- Feral Hogs: May be taken by prop- Firearms, Either-sex: Nov. 26, man-
confined Waterfowl Lottery: erly licensed hunters from Oct. 1 - datory deer check. Nov. 27 - Dec. 10,
Wheelchair confined, PCHP permit- Feb. 28. In addition, hunters may self-clearing permit.
tees only. Contact Monroe Office for hunt feral hogs with archery equip- Firearms, Bucks only: Dec. 11-26.
details and applications. ment, shotguns loaded with buckshot Primitive Firearms: Nov. 13-21,
or slugs or rimfire rifles no larger Dec. 27 - Jan. 16, either-sex.
Small Game: Same as outside than .22 caliber from Feb. 16 - March
EXCEPT CLOSED Oct. 9-10 and 31. Hogs may be taken with the aid of Small Game: Same as outside
Nov. 26-28 and open to squirrel dogs Feb. 16 - March 15, only by EXCEPT CLOSED Nov. 6-7 &
hunting during the spring season, May permit available from the New Iberia 26-28 and open to squirrel hunting
7-15, with or without dogs. Beagles office. All hogs must be checked in a during the spring season, May 7-15,
allowed for rabbits and dogs allowed Pass a Loutre headquarters. Hunters with or without dogs. Beagles allowed
for squirrel hunting Jan. 1 - Feb. 28. must also display 400 square inches for rabbits and dogs allowed for
Snipe hunting after 2 p.m. prohibited of “hunter orange” and wear a “hunt- squirrel hunting Jan. 17 - Feb. 28.
during duck season. er orange” cap during special shotgun Youth Squirrel Hunt: Sept. 25-26.
season for feral hogs. (see page 22)
Raccoon (Nighttime): Sept. 11-26
and Jan. 1 - Feb. 28. Commercial Fishing: Same as out- Waterfowl: Same as outside
side. Commercial mullet fishing open except closed after 2 p.m. and
Crawfish: March 15 - June 30, 100 only in: South Pass, Pass-a-Loutre, EXCEPT no hunting in Waterfowl
lbs per person per day limit. No traps North Pass, Southeast Pass, Northeast Refuge Area and EXCEPT CLOSED
or nets left overnight. Pass, Dennis Pass, Johnson Pass, Nov. 6-7 & 26-28 north of US 90.
Loomis Pass, Cadro Pass, Wright
Commercial Fishing: CLOSED. Pass, Viveats Pass, Cognevich Pass, Raccoon (Nighttime): Sept. 11-26
Blind Bay, Redfish Bay, Garden and Jan. 17 - Feb. 28.
Feral Hogs: May be taken by prop- Island Bay, Northshore Bay, East Bay
erly licensed hunter from Oct. 1 - Feb. (west of barrier islands) and oil and Feral Hogs: May be taken by prop-
28. gas canals as described on the LDWF erly licensed hunters from Oct. 1 -
Pass-a-Loutre WMA map. Feb. 28. Hogs may be taken with the
Pass-a-Loutre aid of dogs Feb. 1-28 only by permit
Owner: LDWF (115,596 acres, New Pearl River available from a regional office.
Iberia Office). Self-Clearing Permit Owner: LDWF (35,031 acres,
required for deer, feral hog hunting Hammond Office). All roads closed 8 Peason Ridge
and camping only. Permits available p.m. - 4:30 a.m. to all vehicles. Old Owner: U.S. Army (33,010 acres,
at Pass-a-Loutre Headquarters and all Hwy. 11 will be closed when river Lake Charles Office). Daily military
designated camping areas. Oyster har- gauge at Pearl River, Louisiana, clearance is required to hunt any
vesting is prohibited. Camping and reaches 16.5 feet. All hunting, game. Registration for use of self-
houseboat mooring allowed ONLY in EXCEPT waterfowl, will be closed clearing permit required once per
designated areas. See self-clearing when the river stage at Pearl River year at Building #8590, North Fort
permit stations at headquarters for reaches 16.5 feet. No hunting in the Polk, telephone no. 1-888-718-3029
designated camping areas. vicinity of the Nature Trail. Observe or 337-531-5715 to obtain informa-
“No Hunting” signs. tion on areas open for hunting. Either-
Vessels/Vehicles: Mudboats or air- Type A personal watercraft, model sex deer season daily permits avail-
cooled propulsion engines greater year 2003 and beyond, which are 8 or able at daily permit stations. Trappers
than 36 horsepower are prohibited on more feet in length, may be operated must also register at Building #8590
the WMA. ATVs, ATCs and motorcy- in the areas of Pearl River WMA, and use self-clearing system. Special
cles prohibited on this area. south of US 90 from April 1 until the federal regulations apply to ATV
Monday after Labor Day Weekend, users. This information available
Limited Access Area: No internal from sunrise to sunset only. No per- where permits are issued. (http://
combustion engines allowed from son shall operate such watercraft at a www.jrtc-polk.army.mil/fpk_hunt/).
September through January. See
WMA map for specific location.
speed greater than “slow/no wake”
within 100 feet of an anchored or 33
Area Closed: To all hunters Oct. 2-8, or slugs from Feb. 16 - March 31. authorized by LDWF. All other motor-
WMA Schedules except those selected as a result of
the pre-application Fall Turkey
Hunters must also display 400 square
inches of “hunter orange” and wear a
ized vehicles, horses and mules are
prohibited unless authorized by
Lottery Season. “hunter orange” cap during special LDWF.
shotgun season for feral hogs.
Deer: Limited Access Area: No internal
Archery: Sept. 18 - Jan. 15, either- All Pointe-aux-Chenes property combustion engines allowed from
sex. EXCEPT Point Farm Unit and September through January. See
Firearms, Bucks only: Nov. 1-25 Restricted Areas: WMA map for specific location.
and Dec. 11 - Jan. 1.
Firearms, Either-sex: Oct. 30-31 Deer: Point Farm Unit: An approxi-
and Nov. 26-28, Mandatory Deer Archery: Oct. 1-15, bucks only. Oct. mately 1,000 acre area inside the
Check. 16 - Feb. 15, either-sex. Pointe-aux-Chenes WMA which is
Primitive Firearms: Oct. 9-15, Firearms, Bucks only: Nov. 26-28 generally bounded on the west by the
either-sex. Special permits available and Dec. 11-17. double gates behind the Montegut
at Building #8590. A selected portion Middle School and the WMA bound-
of the area to be open. Small Game: Same as outside ary, and on the north by the WMA
EXCEPT CLOSED during bucks boundary and Point Farm ridge levee,
Small Game & Waterfowl: Same as only firearms season and open to and is bounded on the east and south
outside except waterfowl squirrel hunting during the spring by the Point Farm ridge levee. The
closed after 2 p.m. and EXCEPT season, May 7-15, with or without boundary of Point Farm is more accu-
CLOSED Oct. 30-31 and Nov. 26-28 dogs. Beagles prohibited October rately marked with signs. Point Farm
and EXCEPT CLOSED to squirrel through December. gate will be open all weekends during
hunting during the spring season. the month of February, weather per-
Squirrel hunting with dogs allowed Waterfowl: Same as outside. mitting. Parking in designated areas
Nov. 29 - Dec. 10 and Jan. 2 - Feb. required for mourning dove hunting.
28. Hunter Orange must be worn Recreational Fishing: The harvest of No motorized vessels allowed in the
when bucks only gun hunts for deer all fish, shrimp, crabs and crawfish is drainage ditches. EXCEPT for
are in progress. for recreational purposes only and mourning dove hunting, (provided for
any commercial use is prohibited. below) all other hunting activities
Fall Turkey Lottery Season: Oct. Shrimp: may be taken by the use of closed until after the last day of youth
2-8, gobblers only. Restricted to those cast nets only. During the inside open deer hunts.
selected as a result of a pre-applica- shrimp season, 25 lbs per boat per day
tion lottery. (heads on) maximum shall be permit- Deer:
ted. Size count to conform with open Youth Lottery: Oct. 2-3 & 9-10,
Feral Hogs: May be taken by prop- season requirements. During the either-sex. Daily Youth Hunt Permit
erly licensed hunters from Sept. 18 - inside closed season, 10 lbs per boat required. To apply or for more infor-
Jan. 1. In addition, hunters may hunt per day (heads on) may be taken for mation call the New Iberia Office,
feral hogs with shotguns loaded with bait. Coastal and Non-game Resources
buckshot or slugs from Jan. 2 - Feb. Oyster harvesting: prohibited Division, 337-373-0032.
28. Hunters must display 400 square Fish: may be taken only by rod and Archery: Oct. 11-15, bucks only. Oct.
inches of “hunter orange” and wear a reel or hand lines for recreational pur- 16 - Dec. 31, either-sex.
“hunter orange” cap during special poses only.
shotgun season for feral hogs. Crabs: may be taken only through Mourning Dove: Hunting will be
the use of hand lines or nets; however, permitted each day during the
Pointe-aux-Chenes none are to remain set overnight. September split and each day of the
Owner: LDWF (35,267 acres, New Twelve dozen crabs maximum are second and third splits (AFTER the
Iberia Office). All nighttime activities allowed per boat or vehicle per day. last youth deer hunt day). Opening
prohibited. Self-Clearing Permit Crawfish: may be harvested in unre- weekend hours will be from 12
required for deer and feral hog hunt- stricted portions of the WMA and p.m. (noon) until official sunset. Other
ing only. Self-clearing permits avail- shall be limited to 100 lbs per boat or weekend and all weekday hours will
able from headquarters on LA 665, at group. be from 1/2 hour before sunrise until
Point Farm gate behind Montegut Fishing gear: used to catch crawfish 12 p.m. (noon). Gates will be opened
Middle School and at Bason’s Boat shall not remain set overnight. on Saturdays during the first and sec-
Landing in Cutoff. Hunting until 12 ond segments, weather permitting,
p.m. (noon) on all game EXCEPT Vessels/Vehicles: All boats powered EXCEPT during waterfowl season
for mourning dove and youth lottery by internal combustion engines hav- and Youth Deer Hunt weekends.
deer hunts. Trapping is allowed only ing horsepower ratings above 25 Hp Parking will be allowed in designated
by written agreement with LDWF, are not allowed in the Grand Bayou, areas only. Non-toxic shot only south
Coastal and Non-game Resources Montegut and Pointe-aux-Chenes of the dove field gate.
Division. water management units. Public is
permitted to travel anytime through Small Game: Same as outside,
Feral Hogs: May be taken by prop- the WMA for access purposes only, in EXCEPT CLOSED until the day
erly licensed hunters from Oct. 1 - the waterways known as Grand after the last youth deer hunt day and
Feb. 28. Hunters may hunt feral hogs Bayou, Humble Canal, Little Bayou open to squirrel hunting during the
34 with shotguns loaded with buckshot Blue and Grand Bayou Blue unless spring season, May 7-15, with or
without dogs. Beagles prohibited Firearms, Bucks only: Jan. 1-9. rel hunting with dogs allowed Jan. 1

WMA Schedules
October and November. Non-toxic Primitive Firearms: Jan. 10-16, - Feb. 28. Snipe hunting after 2 p.m.
shot only south of the dove field gate. either-sex. prohibited during duck season.
Youth Squirrel Hunt: Sept. 25-26.
Waterfowl: CLOSED. Small Game and Waterfowl: Same (see page 22).
as outside except waterfowl
Pomme De Terre closed after 2 p.m. and EXCEPT Raccoon (Nighttime): Sept. 11-26
Owner: LDWF (6,434 acres, CLOSED Nov. 26-28 and open to and Jan. 1 - Feb. 28.
Opelousas Office). squirrel hunting during the spring
season, May 7-15, with or without Crawfish: 100 lbs per person per day
Area Closed: Oct. 30-31 to all hunt- dogs. Beagles allowed for rabbits and limit.
ers EXCEPT Youth Deer Hunters. dogs allowed for squirrel hunting Jan.
17 - Feb. 28. Chauvin Tract (US 165 North): All
Deer: season dates on Chauvin Tract (US
Archery: Oct. 1-15, bucks only. Oct. Raccoon (Nighttime): Sept. 11-26 165 North) same as outside, EXCEPT
16 - Feb. 15, either-sex. and Jan. 17 - Feb. 28. still hunt only and EXCEPT deer
Youth: Oct. 30-31, either-sex. hunting restricted to archery only. All
Firearms, Either-sex: Nov. 26-27, Feral Hogs: May be taken by prop- vehicles including ATVs prohibited.
mandatory deer check. Nov. 28, self- erly licensed hunters from Oct. 1 -
clearing permit. Feb. 28. Hogs may be taken with the Feral Hogs: May be taken by prop-
Firearms, Bucks only: Dec. 25 - Jan. aid of dogs Feb. 1-28 only by permit erly licensed hunters from Oct. 1 -
9. available from a regional office. Feb. 28.
Primitive Firearms: Jan. 10-16,
either-sex. Recreational Crawfishing: Yakey Sabine
Farms only. March 15 - July 31, rec- Owner: Forest Capital Partners, LLC.
Small Game & Waterfowl: Same as reational crawfishing only. Crawfish et al (7,154 acres, Minden Office).
outside except waterfowl harvest limited to 100 pounds per
closed after 2 p.m. and EXCEPT vehicle or group per day. No traps left Area Closed: Oct. 9-10 to all
CLOSED Oct. 30-31 and Nov. 26-28 overnight. No motorized watercraft EXCEPT Youth and Physically
and open to squirrel hunting during allowed. Commercial crawfishing not Challenged Deer Hunters. Physically
the spring season, May 7-15, with or allowed. Challenged Deer Hunt limited to
without dogs. Beagles allowed for those chosen by lottery. Contact
rabbit and squirrel hunting with dogs Russell Sage Minden Office at 318-371-3050 for
allowed Jan. 17 - Feb. 28. Owner: LDWF (16,559 acres, Monroe more details and application dead-
Office). Transporting trash or garbage line.
Raccoon (Nighttime): Sept. 11-26 on WMA roads is prohibited. All
and Jan. 17 - Feb. 28. nighttime activities prohibited Deer:
EXCEPT as otherwise provided. Archery: Oct. 1 - Jan. 31, either-sex.
Feral Hogs: May be taken by prop- Internal combustion engines and craft Youth & Physically Challenged:
erly licensed hunters from Oct. 1 - limited to 10 Hp rating or less in the Oct. 9-10, either-sex.
Feb. 28. Greentree Reservoirs. Firearms, Either-sex: Oct. 23-24,
mandatory deer check. Nov. 26-28,
Commercial Fishing: Permitted Area Closed: Oct. 30-31 south of self-clearing.
Monday through Friday EXCEPT I-20 only to all EXCEPT youth and Firearms, Bucks only: Oct. 30 - Nov.
CLOSED during duck season. physically challenged deer hunters. 24.
Commercial fishing permits available North of I-20 will remain open for all Primitive Firearms: Dec. 4-12,
from area supervisor, Opelousas other allowable activities. either-sex.
regional office or Spring Bayou
Headquarters. Deer: Small Game and Waterfowl: Same
Archery: Oct. 1 - Jan. 31, either-sex as outside except waterfowl
Sport Fishing: Same as outside Youth & Physically Challenged: closed after 2 p.m. and EXCEPT
EXCEPT allowed only after 2 p.m. Oct. 30-31, either-sex, south of I-20 CLOSED Oct. 9-10 & 23-24 and
during waterfowl season. only. Nov. 26-28 and open to squirrel
Crawfish: March 15 - July 31. Firearms, Either-sex: Nov. 26-27, hunting during the spring season,
Recreational only. 100 lbs per boat or mandatory deer check. Nov. 28, self- May 7-15, with or without dogs.
group daily. clearing permit. Beagles allowed for rabbits and squir-
Firearms, Bucks only: Dec. 11-24. rel hunting with dogs allowed Jan. 1
Red River Primitive Firearms: Dec. 4-5, either- - Feb. 28.
Owners: LDWF (29,964 acres); U.S. sex.
Army Corps of Engineers (11,717 Raccoon (Nighttime): Jan. 1 - Feb.
acres, Opelousas Office). Small Game and Waterfowl: Same 28.
as outside except waterfowl
Deer: closed after 2 p.m. and EXCEPT Feral Hogs: May be taken by prop-
Archery: Oct. 1 - Jan. 31, either-sex. CLOSED Nov. 26-28 and EXCEPT erly licensed hunters from Oct. 1 -
Firearms, Either-sex: Nov. 26-27, spring squirrel season will be open Feb. 28. Hogs may be taken with the
mandatory deer check. Nov. 28, self-
clearing permit.
May 7-15 only, with or without dogs.
Beagles allowed for rabbits and squir-
aid of dogs Feb. 1-28 only by permit
available from a regional office.
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Sabine Island December. Beagles allowed for rab- Sandy Hollow
WMA Schedules Owner: State of Louisiana and bits Jan. 1 - Feb. 28. Owners: LDWF (3,515 acres,
Calcasieu Parish School Board (8,695 Hammond Office); Tangipahoa Parish
acres, Lake Charles Office). Sabine Waterfowl: Same as outside. School Board (181 acres). No hunting
Island boundaries are Sabine River with any firearm south of Jackson
on the west, Cut-Off Bayou on the Feral Hogs: May be taken by prop- Road, except school board tract,
north, and Old River and Big Bayou erly licensed hunters from Oct. 1 - on days of scheduled field trials.
on the south and east. Self-clearing Feb. 28. In addition, hunters may hunt Dates of field trials are listed on the
permits required for hunters only. feral hogs with shotguns loaded with check stations or can be obtained from
buckshot or slugs from Feb. 16 - the Hammond office (985-543-4777).
Area Closed: Sept. 25-26 to all March 31. Hunters must also display
EXCEPT youth deer hunters. 400 square inches of “hunter orange” Area Closed: North tract closed to all
and wear a “hunter orange” cap dur- hunters Nov. 6-7 EXCEPT for youth
Deer: Same as outside ing special shotgun season for feral and physically challenged hunters.
hogs.
Small Game & Waterfowl: Same as Deer:
outside except waterfowl Recreational Fishing: The harvest of Archery: Oct. 1 - Jan. 31, either-sex.
closed after 2 p.m. and EXCEPT all fish, shrimp, crabs and crawfish Youth & Physically Challenged:
CLOSED Sept. 25-26 and open to are for recreational purposes only and North tract only, Nov. 6-7, either-sex.
squirrel hunting during the spring any commercial use is prohibited. Firearms, Either-sex: Nov. 26-28
season, May 7-15, with or without Shrimp: may be taken by the use of and Dec. 18-19.
dogs. Squirrel and rabbit hunting with cast nets only. During the inside open Primitive Firearms: Dec. 11-17 and
dogs allowed Jan. 10 - Feb. 28. shrimp season, 25 lbs per boat per day Dec. 25 - Jan. 2.
(heads on) maximum shall be permit-
Raccoon (Nighttime): Jan. 1 - Feb. ted. Size count to conform with open Small Game & Waterfowl: Same as
28. season requirements. During the outside except waterfowl
inside closed season, 10 lbs per boat closed after 2 p.m. and EXCEPT
Feral Hogs: May be taken by prop- per day (heads on) maximum may be CLOSED Nov. 26-28 and open to
erly licensed hunters from Sept. 18 - taken for bait. squirrel hunting during the spring sea-
Feb. 28. Fish: may be taken only by rod and son, May 7-15, with or without dogs.
reel or hand lines for recreational pur- Beagles allowed for rabbits and dogs
Salvador/Timken poses. allowed for squirrel hunting Jan. 3 -
Owner: LDWF (33,047 acres, New Crabs: may be taken only through Feb. 28.
Iberia Office). Self-Clearing Permit the use of hand lines or nets; however, Youth squirrel hunt: Sept. 25-26.
required for deer and feral hog hunt- none are to remain set overnight.
ing only. Permits available at Pier 90, Twelve dozen crabs maximum are Feral Hogs: May be taken by prop-
Bayou Gauche and Bayou Segnette allowed per boat or vehicle per day. erly licensed hunters from Oct. 1 -
landings and at Airboat Adventures in Crawfish: may be harvested in unre- Feb. 28.
Lafitte. Hunting until 12 p.m. (noon) stricted portions of the WMA and
only for all game. All nighttime activ- shall be limited to 100 lbs per boat or Raccoon (Nighttime): Jan. 3 - Feb.
ities prohibited. ATVs and motorcy- group. Fishing gear used to catch 28.
cles prohibited on this area. crawfish shall not remain set over-
night. Mourning Dove: Sept. 4 & 11
Limited Access Area: No internal through the end of first split. Closed
combustion engines allowed from Vessels: Boats powered by internal Sept. 5-10 of first split, second and
September through January. See combustion engines having horse- third splits are same as outside
WMA map for specific location. power ratings above 25 Hp are per- EXCEPT youth hunt on Northern
mitted only in oil company access Tract during the opening day of the
Area Closed: During the month of canals, Louisiana Cypress Canal, the first segment (Sept. 4). Hunt restricted
October to all activities EXCEPT Netherlands Pond including the West to youths 17 or younger and supervis-
Youth Deer Hunters and Youth Canal, Lakes “Baie Des Chactas” and ing adult who must be 18 years of age
Waterfowl Hunters, if the later is pro- “Baie Du Cabanage” and the or older. The supervising adult must
vided for. Rathborne Access Ditch. Use of mud maintain visual and voice contact
boats powered by internal combus- with the youth at all times.
Deer: tion engines with four cylinders or
Archery: Nov. 1 - Jan. 31, either-sex. less is permitted in interior ditches Bird Dog Training: Sept. 6 - Nov. 14
Youth: Oct. 9-10, 16-17, 23-24 & from Sept. 4 - Jan. 31 and may be and Feb. 1-28, EXCEPT restricted to
30-31, either-sex. further permitted for the regulated that portion south of LA 10 only and
Firearms, Either-sex: Nov. 26-28. harvest of furbearers. Pulling boats EXCEPT blank pistols only. Wild
Firearms, Bucks only: Nov. 29 - over levees, dams or water control birds only (use of pen-raised birds
Dec. 19. structures or any other activities prohibited).
Primitive Firearms: Dec. 20-26, which cause detriment to the integrity Bird Dog Training Area: Permit
either-sex. of levees, dams and water control required. An area has been designated
structures is prohibited. to allow use of released birds for dog
Small Game: Same as outside training purposes. Open all year
36 EXCEPT CLOSED October through EXCEPT CLOSED during either-
sex modern firearm hunts for deer, Physically Challenged Waterfowl Quail: CLOSED.

WMA Schedules
WMA turkey season and opening Hunting Area: Access restricted.
weekend of the first segment of dove Call Opelousas Office for further Raccoon (Nighttime): Sept. 11-26,
season. Contact the Upland Game details. Hunting by reservation for Jan. 17 - Feb. 28.
Section (225-765-2355) for permit wheelchair confined PCHP permit-
and information. tees only. Crawfishing: March 15 - July 31,
Bird Dog Field Trials: Permit Recreational crawfishing only.
required from Baton Rouge Office. Area Closed: Oct. 30-31 EXCEPT Crawfish harvest limited to 100 lbs
to youth and physically challenged per vehicle or boat per day. No traps
Horseback Riding: Self-clearing per- deer hunters. or nets left overnight. No motorized
mit required. Organized trail rides water craft allowed on farm complex.
prohibited. Riding allowed only on Deer: Commercial crawfishing not
designated roads and trails (See WMA Archery: Oct. 1-15 bucks only, Oct. allowed.
Map). Horses and mules are specifi- 16 - Feb. 15, either-sex.
cally prohibited during turkey and gun Youth & Physically Challenged: Bird Dog Training Area: Permit
season for deer EXCEPT as allowed Oct. 30-31, either-sex, ALL OTHER required. Open to bird dog training all
for bird dog field trials. No horses or SEASONS CLOSED. Self-clearing year EXCEPT CLOSED during
mules on green planted areas. Horse- permits. either-sex modern firearm hunts for
drawn conveyances are prohibited. Youth Lottery: Oct. 30 and Dec. 20, deer, WMA turkey season, and open-
22, 27, 29 & 31, either-sex. Contact ing weekend of first and second seg-
Sherburne Opelousas Office (337-948-0255) for ments of dove season. Contact the
Owners: LDWF (11,780 acres, more details and applications. Upland Game Section (225-765-
Opelousas Office); U.S. Fish and Firearms, Either-sex: Nov. 26-27 2355) for permit and information.
Wildlife Service (15,220 acres); U.S. and Dec. 4-5, mandatory deer check.
Army Corps of Engineers (16,618 Nov. 28 - Dec. 3 and Dec. 6-10, self- Note: Atchafalaya National
acres). The area known as the South clearing permit. Wildlife Refuge and U.S. Army
Farm is located on the East Side of Firearms, Bucks only: Dec. 25 - Jan. Corps of Engineers land holdings
Sherburne WMA. No hunting will be 9. adjacent to the Sherburne WMA will
allowed EXCEPT waterfowl hunting Primitive Firearms: Jan. 10-16, have the same rules and regulations
within the levee system of the farm either-sex. as Sherburne WMA. No hunting or
from the Friday before the Youth trapping in restricted areas. Contact
Lottery Deer Hunt until the day after Small Game: Same as outside the Region Office for details and
the last waterfowl hunt on the South EXCEPT CLOSED Oct. 30-31 and description of “South Farm.”
Farm. Waterfowl hunting will be Nov. 26-28 and EXCEPT spring
allowed by lottery only. Hunting will squirrel season will be open May Feral Hogs: May be taken by prop-
be allowed in the wooded portions 7-15 only, with or without dogs. erly licensed hunters from Oct. 1 -
east of the waterfowl impoundments. Beagles allowed for rabbits and dogs Feb. 28.
Consult the WMA maps for exact allowed for squirrel hunting Jan. 17
locations. Retriever training allowed - Feb. 28. Sicily Island Hills
on selected portions of the WMA. Youth Squirrel Hunt: Sept. 25-26. Owner: LDWF (7,524 acres, Monroe
Contact the Region office for specific (see page 22). Office).
details. Vehicular traffic prohibited on
East Atchafalaya River levee within Waterfowl, Snipe, Rail & Gallinules: Area Closed: Oct. 9-10 to all
Sherburne WMA boundaries. Same as outside except closed EXCEPT Youth Deer Hunters.
after 2 p.m. and EXCEPT CLOSED
Rifle, Pistol, Archery & Skeet Oct. 30-31 and Nov. 26-28 and Deer:
Range: Rifle, Pistol and Archery EXCEPT hunting after 2 p.m. pro- Archery: Oct. 1 - Jan. 31, either-sex.
Ranges are open daily from official hibited EXCEPT no hunting in Youth: Oct. 9-10, either-sex.
sunrise to official sunset. The Skeet/ Waterfowl Refuge and EXCEPT Firearms, Either-sex: Nov. 26, man-
Trap Range has set days and hours of steel shot only on waterfowl impound- datory deer check. Nov. 27-28, self-
operation, for more information call ments. That portion of Sherburne clearing permit.
the Range Complex at 337-556-2251. WMA known as the South Farm Firearms, Bucks only: Dec. 11-24.
Additional information may be restricted to Lottery hunts only. South Primitive Firearms: Dec. 4-10,
obtained from the LDWF Opelousas Farm waterfowl hunting limited to either-sex.
Office, 5652 Highway 182, LA. one hunt per calendar week per per-
70570, phone number, 337-948-0255. son. All other hunting closed on South Small Game & Waterfowl: Same as
Farm complex from the Friday before outside except waterfowl
Physically Challenged Deer Hunting Youth Lottery Deer Hunt until the day closed after 2 p.m. and EXCEPT
Area: Access restricted. Check WMA after the last waterfowl hunt on the CLOSED Oct. 9-10 and Nov. 26-28
map for location and call the Opelousas South Farm. Contact the Region and Open to squirrel hunting during
Office for details and applications. Office for details and description of the spring season, May 7-15, with or
Hunting by reservation for wheelchair “South Farm.” without dogs. Beagles allowed for
confined PCHP permittees only. Same Youth Waterfowl Lottery: Contact rabbits and dogs allowed for squirrel
hunting seasons listed below for deer. the Opelousas Office for details and hunting Jan. 17 - Feb. 28.
applications.
Raccoon (Nighttime): Jan. 17 - Feb.
28.
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Feral Hogs: May be taken by prop- Commercial Fishing: Permitted Antlered Deer Point Restrictions: A
WMA Schedules erly licensed hunters from Oct. 1 -
Feb. 28.
Monday through Friday EXCEPT
slat traps and hoop nets permitted any
legal buck shall be defined as deer
with at least four points on one side or
day, and except gill or trammel a deer with unbranched antlers com-
Soda Lake nets or the take or possession of grass monly referred to as spikes (no mini-
Owners: Caddo Levee District (1,300 carp are prohibited. Permits available mum length). To be counted as a
acres); U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from area supervisor or Opelousas point, a projection must be at least one
(1,200 Acres, Minden Office). Region Office. CLOSED until after 2 inch long and its length must exceed
Motorized vehicles allowed on desig- p.m. during waterfowl season. the length of its base. The beam tip is
nated trails. Bicycles allowed. Vehicle counted as a point but not measured as
parking allowed only in designated Sport Fishing: Same as outside a point.
parking areas. EXCEPT only allowed after 2 p.m. Archery: Oct. 1-15 bucks only, Oct.
during waterfowl season. 16 - Feb. 15, either-sex.
Deer: Crawfish: March 15 - July 31. Youth: Oct. 30-31, either-sex. No
Archery only: Oct. 1 - Jan. 31, Recreational only, 100 lbs per person antler restrictions.
either-sex. or group daily. Firearms, Either-sex: Nov. 26-28
and Dec. 4-5.
Small Game & Waterfowl: Feral Hogs: May be taken by prop- Firearms, Bucks only: Dec. 25 - Jan.
FALCONRY ONLY, same as out- erly licensed hunters from Oct. 1 - 9.
side, and open to squirrel hunting Feb. 28. Primitive Firearms: Nov. 13-14 and
during the spring season, May 7-15, Jan. 10-16, either-sex.
Falconry Only. Tangipahoa Parish
School Board Small Game & Waterfowl: Same as
Feral Hogs: May be taken by prop- Owner: Tangipahoa Parish School outside except waterfowl
erly licensed hunters from Oct. 1 - Board (1,643 acres; Hammond closed after 2 p.m. and EXCEPT
Jan. 31, archery only. Office). Self-clearing permits CLOSED Oct. 30-31, Nov. 26-28 and
required for all activities. No horse- Dec. 4-5 and open to squirrel hunt-
Spring Bayou back riding during gun season for ing during the spring season, May
Owner: LDWF (12,506 acres, deer or turkey. ATVs are prohibited. 7-15, with or without dogs.
Opelousas Office). No hunting
allowed in Headquarters area. Only Deer & Waterfowl: Same as outside Feral Hogs: May be taken by prop-
overnight campers allowed in the except waterfowl closed erly licensed hunters from Oct. 1 -
improved Boggy Bayou Camping after 2 p.m. Feb. 28.
area. Rules and Regulations posted at
campsite. A fee is assessed for use of Small Game: Same as outside and Three Rivers
this campsite. Water skiing permitted open to squirrel hunting during the Owners: LDWF (26,204 acres,
only in Old River and Grand Lac. spring season, May 7-15, with or Opelousas Office); Office of State
without dogs. Beagles allowed for Lands (835 acres); U.S. Army Corps
Area Closed: Oct. 30-31 to all hunt- rabbits and dogs allowed for squirrel of Engineers (1,085 acres).
ers EXCEPT Youth Hunters. hunting Jan. 24 - Feb. 28.
Area Closed: Oct. 30-31, to all hunt-
Deer: Raccoon (Nighttime): Jan. 31 - Feb. ers EXCEPT youth and physically
Archery: Oct. 1-15 bucks only. Oct. 28. challenged hunters.
16 - Feb. 15, either-sex.
Youth: Oct. 30-31, either-sex. Feral Hogs: May be taken by prop- Deer:
Firearms, Either-sex: Nov. 26-27, erly licensed hunters from Oct. 1 - Archery: Oct. 1 - Jan. 31, either-sex.
mandatory deer check. Nov. 28, self- Feb. 28. Youth & Physically Challenged:
clearing permit. Oct. 30-31, either-sex.
Firearms, Bucks only: Dec. 25 - Jan. Thistlethwaite Firearms, Either-sex: Nov. 26-27,
9. Owner: Thistlethwaite Heirs (11,100 mandatory deer check. Nov. 28, self-
Primitive Firearms: Jan. 10-16, acres, Opelousas Office). All motor- clearing permit.
either-sex. ized vehicles restricted to improved Firearms, Bucks only: Jan. 1-9.
roads only. All users must enter and Primitive Firearms: Jan. 10-16,
Small Game & Waterfowl: Same as leave through Main Gate only. either-sex.
outside except waterfowl
closed after 2 p.m. and EXCEPT Restricted Area: Small game hunt- Small Game & Waterfowl: Same as
CLOSED Oct. 30-31 and Nov. 26-28 ing allowed with shotgun only loaded outside except waterfowl
and open to squirrel hunting during with shot no larger than BB lead or F closed after 2 p.m. and EXCEPT
the spring season, May 7-15, with or steel. Deer hunting allowed by CLOSED Oct. 23-24 and Nov. 26-28
without dogs. Beagles allowed for archery only. and open to squirrel hunting during
rabbits and dogs allowed for squirrel the spring season, May 7-15, with or
hunting Jan. 17 - Feb. 28. Area Closed: Oct. 30-31, Except without dogs. Beagles allowed for
Youth squirrel hunt: Sept. 25-26 to Youth Deer Hunters. rabbits and dogs allowed for squirrel
(see page 22) hunting Jan. 17 - Feb. 28.
Deer: Mandatory deer check for all
38 Raccoon (Nighttime): Sept. 11-26
and Jan. 17 - Feb. 28.
deer seasons EXCEPT Archery. Raccoon (Nighttime): Jan. 17 - Feb.
28
Feral Hogs: May be taken by prop- Raccoon (Nighttime): Dec. 6 - Feb.

WMA Schedules
erly licensed hunters from Oct. 1 - 28.
Feb. 28. Hogs may be taken with the
aid of dogs Feb. 1-28 only by permit Feral Hogs: May be taken by prop-
available from a regional office. erly licensed hunters from Oct. 1 -
Feb. 28.
Tunica Hills
Owner: LDWF (5,906 acres, West Bay
Hammond Office). Refer to WMA Owner: Forest Capital Partners, LLC.,
map. Camping limited to tents only in Roy O. Martin, Forest Investment
designated area. (60,000 acres, Lake Charles Office).

Area Closed: Nov. 6-7, to all hunters Area Closed: Oct. 23-24, to all
EXCEPT youth deer hunters. EXCEPT youth and physically chal-
lenged deer hunters.
Deer:
Archery: Oct. 1 - Jan. 31, either-sex. Deer:
Youth: Nov. 6-7, either-sex. Archery: Sept. 18 - Jan. 15, either-
Primitive Firearms: Nov. 26, manda- sex.
tory deer check, either-sex. Nov. 27 - Youth & Physically Challenged:
Dec. 12, self-clearing permit, either- Oct. 23-24, either-sex, for youth and
sex. physically challenged hunters only.
Firearms, Either-sex: Oct. 30-31,
Small Game & Waterfowl: Same as mandatory deer check. Nov. 26-28,
outside except waterfowl self-clearing permit.
closed after 2 p.m. and EXCEPT Firearms, Bucks only: Nov. 1-25
CLOSED Nov. 6-7 and Nov. 26 - and Dec. 18 - Jan. 2.
Dec. 12 and open to squirrel hunting Primitive Firearms: Nov. 29 - Dec.
during the spring season, May 7-15, 5, either-sex.
with or without dogs, South Tract
only. All handguns prohibited north of Small Game & Waterfowl: Same as
LA 66 (North Tract). Beagles allowed outside except waterfowl
for rabbits and dogs allowed for squir- closed after 2 p.m. and EXCEPT
rel hunting Feb. 1-28 on South Tract CLOSED Oct. 23-24, Oct. 30-31 and
only. Nov. 26-28 and open to squirrel
hunting during the spring season,
Raccoon (Nighttime): Feb. 1-28 on May 1-9, with or without dogs.
South Tract only. Beagles allowed for rabbits and squir-
rel hunting with dogs allowed Jan. 1
Feral Hogs: May be taken by prop- - Feb. 28.
erly licensed hunters from Oct. 1 - Youth squirrel hunt: Sept. 25-26
Feb. 28. (see page 22).

Union Raccoon (Nighttime): Jan. 1 - Feb.


Owner: Plum Creek Timber Co., et al 28.
(11,193 acres, Monroe Office). All
nighttime activities prohibited
EXCEPT as otherwise provided.

Deer:
Archery: Oct. 1 - Jan. 31, either-sex.
Firearms, Either-sex: Oct. 30-31,
mandatory deer check. Nov. 1-7,
13-14, 20-21 & 26-28 and Dec. 4-5,
self-clearing permit.

Small Game & Waterfowl: Same as


outside except waterfowl
closed after 2 p.m. and EXCEPT
CLOSED Oct. 30 - Nov. 7, Nov.
13-14, 20-21 & 26-28 and Dec. 4-5
and open to squirrel hunting during
the spring season, May 7-15, with or
without dogs. Beagles allowed for
rabbits and dogs allowed for squirrel
hunting Dec. 6 - Feb. 28.
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Federal Lands Schedules 2010-2011 Federal Lands Hunting Schedules
Catahoula (Grant & Rapides
parishes), Winn (Winn, Grant &
Natchitoches parishes) and
Kisatchie Ranger dis-
tricts (Natchitoches Parish) and
the Evangeline Unit of the
Calcasieu Ranger
District (Rapides Parish):

Deer hunting with dogs on the


Catahoula Ranger District shall occur
only north of La. 8, excluding the
National Catahoula Wildlife
Management Preserve. Deer hunting
with dogs on the Evangeline Unit
shall occur only in the portion of the
unit located south of La. 121 from
near McNutt southwesterly to Spring
Kisatchie National their blinds which is visible from
Creek, east of Spring Creek southeast-
Forest (KNF) 360 degrees.
erly to US 165, except dogs may be
All Seasons for KNF are for • Outside the firearm season for
used in Palustris Experimental Forest.
2010-11 only. deer, archers must wear a mini-
National Forest lands within the
mum of a hunter orange cap
Evangeline Unit, Calcasieu Ranger
Vehicles: while on the ground. District, described in still hunt only
• Motorized travel off designated • Rabbit, quail and woodcock area shall be still hunt only.
roads and trails and outside des- hunters must wear a hunter
ignated areas is prohibited on the orange vest or cap outside the Deer:
entire KNF. Motor Vehicle Use firearm seasons for deer. Archery: Oct. 1 - Jan. 31.
Maps (MVUM) showing desig- • All persons afield during hunting Primitive Firearms, Either-sex: Oct.
nated roads and trails and associ- seasons are encouraged to wear 23-24, still hunt only.
ated vehicles and travel seasons hunter orange. Firearms, Either-sex: Oct. 30-31 and
are available in all Forest Service Nov. 26, still hunt only.
offices and on the Kisatchie Miscellaneous: Hunting in or within Firearms, Bucks only: Nov. 1, 6-7,
(www.fs.fed.us/r8/kisatchie). 150 yards of a developed recreation 13-14, 20-25 & 27-28, Dec. 4-5, 11-12
• Nighttime ATV travel is prohib- site, campsite, any residence or any & 31 and Jan. 1-2 & 7-9, still hunt
ited. ATV travel is allowed building is prohibited. only. Dec. 18-24 & 26, with or without
between one hour before sunrise dogs. Permit required from LDWF for
and one hour after sunset. Deer Hunting: ALL deer hunters during the
• Game retrieval with an ATV is • Bag Limit = 1 deer of the appro- with or without dogs deer season.
only allowed within designated priate sex per day up to the state-
300-foot corridors within the wide seasonal limit of three ant- Vernon Unit of the
National Wildlife Management lered and three antlerless deer. Calcasieu Ranger
Preserves (see MVUM). • All deer must be tagged as District (Vernon Parish, exclud-
• Camping corridors for highway- required by LDWF regulations. ing Fort Polk WMA):
legal vehicles to drive within 100 • Hunting stand, blind, tripod, etc.
feet of the road and camp are regulations applicable to LDWF Deer:
designated on the Caney District WMAs are in effect on KNF Archery: Sept. 18 - Jan. 15.
and in the National Red Dirt (refer to “Methods of Taking Primitive Firearms, Either-sex: Oct.
Wildlife Management Preserve. Game” section of the 2010-2011 23-24, still hunt only.
LDWF WMA Regulations). Firearms, Either-sex: Oct. 30-31 and
Hunter Orange: • The training of deer dogs is pro- Nov. 26-28, still hunt only.
• All hunters (including archers hibited year-round. Firearms, Bucks only: Nov. 1, 6-7,
and small game hunters; exclud- • Archery: either-sex deer may be 13-14 & 20-25, Dec. 4-5, 11-12,
ing waterfowl and dove hunters) taken at any time by archers dur- 18-24, 26-31 and Jan. 1-2 & 7-9, still
must display 400 square inches ing the archery season EXCEPT hunt only.
of hunter orange and wear a when bucks-only firearms sea-
sons are in progress on KNF Caney Ranger District
hunter orange cap during any
(archers must hunt only bucks (Webster and Claiborne parishes):
firearm season for deer.
• Deer hunters hunting from con- during bucks-only firearm sea-
sons) Deer: Same as outside including
cealed ground blinds during fire- Youth Hunt (Area 2) except still hunt
arms season must display a mini- only. Either-sex entire season.
mum of 400 square inches of
40 hunter orange above or around
Archery: Oct. 1 - Jan. 31.
Other seasons on Entire National Catahoula Rabbit: Same as outside except bea-

Federal Lands Schedules


KNF: and National Red gles allowed for rabbit Jan. 8 - Feb.
Dirt Wildlife 28 only. Only beagle hounds which
Rabbit, Squirrel, Quail & Migratory Management do not exceed 15 inches at the front
Game Birds: Same dates and bag Preserves shoulder and which have recogniz-
limits as outside except closed Owner: U. S. Forest Service: able characteristics of the breed may
to squirrel hunting during the spring (Catahoula Preserve - 36,000 Acres in be used on the Wildlife Management
season. Grant and Winn Parishes; Red Dirt Preserves.
Preserve - 38,000 Acres in
Waterfowl: Same as outside Natchitoches Parish). Season Permit Squirrel: Same as outside except
EXCEPT waterfowl hunting ceases required from Forest Supervisor’s squirrel hunting with dogs allowed
at 2 p.m. office, Winn, Catahoula or Kisatchie Jan. 8 - Feb. 28 only. Hunting parties
Ranger District offices or www.fs.fed. may not include more than one dog.
Feral Hogs, Coyotes, Armadillos & us/r8kisatchie/hunting/index.html. In Closed to squirrel hunting during the
Beavers: May be taken incidentally addition, weekend permits, available spring season.
on any KNF hunt by properly licensed at the check stations, are required for
hunters with weapons legal for that deer gun hunts. Raccoon (Nighttime): Dogs allowed
hunt until the daily or seasonal bag Jan. 8 - Feb. 28 only.
limit of game is taken. The placing of Deer:
seed, corn, wheat, salt, or other feed to Special Youth Hunt: Oct. 16-17, All Other Game: Consult KNF’s
constitute a lure or enticement for any either-sex, still hunt only. Catahoula and Red Dirt Preserve
species, including hogs, is prohibited • Weekend permit required. Regulations issued by KNF. To obtain
on KNF. Hunting over such feed is • Youths between the ages of 8-17 permits and information, visit web-
prohibited on KNF. Moving deer or inclusive only. site listed above or contact: KNF
hogs with organized drivers and stand- • Youths must possess a hunter Forest Supervisor’s Office, 2500
ers, drivers, or making use of noise or safety certification or proof of Shreveport Hwy., Pineville, LA
noise-making devices is prohibited. successful completion of a hunt- 71360, telephone 318-473-7160.
er safety course. Office hours 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Raccoons, Opossums, Fox & • Youth must be accompanied by
Coyotes: May be hunted during day- an adult 18 years of age or older. USACE -
light or nighttime from Oct. 1 - Feb. • If the accompanying adult is in Indian Bayou Area
28 only (Fox-chase only). A licensed possession of hunter safety certi- (28,500 acres within St. Martin and
hunter may take raccoon or opossum, fication, a valid hunting license St. Landry parishes). Additional per-
one per person per day, except during or proof of successful comple- mit required and posted restrictions
the trapping season when there shall tion of a hunter safety course, apply for all persons regardless of
be no limit. Also, dogs prohibited dur- this requirement is waived for age. Permits must be signed prior to
ing deer gun still-hunt only season. the youth. hunting any game and must be car-
• Adults may not possess a fire- ried at all times while in the field. To
Crows, Blackbirds, Grackles & arm. obtain a permit:
Cowbirds: May be taken Sept. 1 - • Each youth may possess only • see bulletin board on site
Jan. 1 only. one firearm while hunting. • visit the Atchafalaya Basin
• Legal firearms are the same as Floodway System Project Office,
Hunting-dog training: from March 1 described for deer hunting. 112 Speck Lane, Port Barre, LA.
- Sept. 30. Allowed only in the follow- • The supervising adult shall main- 70577
ing circumstances: dogs are within tain visual and voice contact with • phone: 337-585-0853
voice-command distance of handler; the youth at all times. • visit the project website at
dogs are participating in night-time • EXCEPT properly licensed https://www.mvn.usace.army.
raccoon chases mentioned above; youths 16-17 years old and mil/recreation/ (then click on
dogs are participating in licensed youths 12 years old or older who Atchafalaya Basin).
events conducted by nationally-recog- have successfully completed a All hunting shall be still hunting
nized kennel clubs (KNF permit hunter safety course may hunt only, EXCEPT as otherwise speci-
required – contact Forest Supervisor’s without a supervising adult. fied.
office); dogs are under close control • Also, special season for physical-
of hikers; and any dog on a leash. No ly-challenged hunters with a Deer: Daily limit on deer is one per
firearms allowed while training dogs. LDWF Physically Challenged day.
Dogs prohibited during turkey hunt- Hunt Permit, either-sex, still hunt Antler Deer Point Restriction: A
ing season. only. Weekend permit required. legal buck shall be defined as a deer
with at least four points on one side
Hunting-dog Nighttime Chase Primitive Firearms, Either-sex: or a deer with unbranched antlers
Only: (All breeds allowed, no deer Oct. 23-24, still-hunt only, weekend commonly referred to as spikes (no
dogs). May 1 - Sept. 30, Tuesdays and permit. minimum length). To be counted as a
Fridays only. No firearms allowed. Firearms, Either-sex: Oct. 30-31 point, a projection must be at least
Nighttime ATV travel is prohibited. and Nov. 26, still-hunt only, weekend one inch long and its length must
permit. exceed the length of its base. The
Firearms, Bucks only: Nov. 27-28, 41
still-hunt only, weekend permit.
beam tip is counted as a point but not Deer: Archery, Primitive Firearms Squirrel & Rabbit: Same as outside,
Federal Lands Schedules measured as a point.
Archery: Oct. 1-15, bucks only. Oct.
and Shotgun only.
Archery: Oct. 1-15, bucks only. Oct.
EXCEPT hunting with dogs not
allowed north of US 61 during shot-
16 - Feb. 15, either-sex. 16 - Jan. 31, either-sex. gun season for deer, Nov. 26-28 and
Youth & Physically Challenged: Primitive Firearms: Jan. 10-16, Dec. 11 - Jan. 2.
Oct. 30-31 and Jan. 15-16, either-sex. either-sex.
No antler restrictions. Mandatory Shotgun: Nov. 26-28, either-sex. Jan. Armadillos, Beaver, Feral Hogs,
Deer Check. All other seasons 1-9, bucks only. Nutria, Coyote, Crows, Blackbirds
CLOSED, except waterfowl sea- & Starlings: May be taken incidental
son will remain open. Small Game, Migratory Game to any Spillway hunt with weapons
Firearms, Either-sex: Nov. 26-28 Birds & Waterfowl: Same as out- legal for that hunt.
and Dec. 4-5, mandatory deer check. side, EXCEPT hunting waterfowl
All other seasons closed, after 2 p.m. prohibited. * Attention Deer Hunters: the Bonnet
Except waterfowl season will Carre Spillway is included in Zone 6.
remain open. Raccoon, Squirrel & Rabbit: Same
Primitive Firearms, Either-sex: as outside, EXCEPT hunting with **Attention Dove Hunters: the
Dec. 10-12 & 17-19. dogs allowed Dec. 11-31 and Jan. 17 Bonnet Carre Spillway is included in
Firearms Bucks only: Jan. 1-12, - Feb. 28. the South Hunt Zone.
mandatory deer check.
Unmarked Hogs: May be taken by ***Attention Waterfowl Hunters: the
Small Game, Migratory Game properly licensed hunters from Oct. 1 Bonnet Carre Spillway is included in
Birds & Waterfowl: Same as outside - Feb. 28. the Eastern Hunt Zone.
EXCEPT CLOSED Oct. 30-31,
Nov. 26-28, Dec. 4-5 and Jan. 15-16 Turkey: March 19 - April 3, 2011 Barataria Preserve
(except waterfowl hunting will Owner: National Park Service, Crown
remain open during all Deer Gun USACE - Point (30,000 acres within Jefferson
hunts). Hunting waterfowl after 2 Bonnet Carre Parish). Additional Permit required.
p.m. prohibited. Squirrel and rabbit Spillway Contact Jean Lafitte National
hunting with dogs allowed Jan. 17 - (7,623 acres within St. Charles Historical Park and Preserve at 504-
Feb. 28. No spring squirrel season. Parish). Additional permit required 689-3690 for additional information.
and posted restrictions apply for all
Quail: CLOSED. persons regardless of age. Permits Deer:
must be signed prior to hunting any Archery, Bucks Only: Oct. 1-15.
Raccoon (Nighttime): Sept. 11-26 game and must be carried at all times Archery, Either-sex: Oct. 16 - Dec.
and Jan. 17 - Feb. 28. Special use while in the field. For more informa- 19 and Jan. 1-23.
permit required. tion, see bulletin boards on-site, visit Shotgun, Either-sex: Nov. 13-14 and
the project website at www.mvn. Dec. 4-5.
Hogs, Coyotes, Beaver & Nutria: usace.army.mil/recreation/ (Then Shotgun, Bucks Only: Nov. 15 -
May be taken incidental to any hunt click on Bonnet Carre Spillway), or Dec. 3, Dec. 6-19 and Jan. 1-23, 2011.
with weapons legal for that hunt. contact the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers, Bonnet Carre Spillway Small Game: (squirrel, nutria, rab-
Consult U.S. Army Corps of Project Office at 985-764-7484 for bit). Oct. 2 - Dec. 19 and Jan. 1-23.
Engineers’ “Hunting Guide to Indian more information. All hunting shall
Bayou” brochure for additional post- be still hunting only, EXCEPT as Migratory Game Birds &
ed restrictions. otherwise specified. Waterfowl: Same as outside, West
Zone.
USACE - Old River Deer*: Archery and Shotgun (buck-
Control & Lock Area shot) only. Hunting permits issued Aug. 28 - Oct.
(2,699 acres within Pointe Coupee, Archery: Oct. 1-15, bucks only. Oct. 2, 2010. All Barataria Preserve hunt-
West Feliciana and Concordia par- 16 - Feb. 15, either-sex. ing ends on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011.
ishes). Additional permit not required; Youth: Oct. 30-31, either-sex.
however, posted restrictions apply. Additional permit required from All stands must be removed by
For more information, see bulletin Spillway office. Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011.
boards on-site, visit the project web- Shotgun: Nov. 26-28, either-sex.
site at www.mvn.usace.army.mil/rec- Dec. 11 - Jan. 2, bucks only.
reation/ (Then click on Old River
Control) or contact the U. S. Army Small Game, Migratory Game
Corps of Engineers, Old River Birds** & Waterfowl***: Same as
Control Natural Resources Specialist outside. Shotgun only. Hunting water-
at 225-492-2690 for more informa- fowl after 12 p.m. (noon) prohibited.
tion. All hunting shall be still hunting During shotgun deer season, use of
only, EXCEPT as otherwise speci- dogs allowed for waterfowl hunting
fied. No firearms allowed larger than only.
.22 caliber rimfire.
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September October November December January February


Day Rise Set Rise Set Rise Set Rise Set Rise Set Rise Set
(AM) (PM) (AM) (PM) (AM) (PM) (AM) (PM) (AM) (PM) (AM) (PM)
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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Conversion Table for Other
Areas
March April For the other areas listed, add the number of minutes shown in
Rise Set Rise Set the monthly table below to the daily figures given in the New
(AM) (PM) (AM) (PM) Orleans Area Table. The will furnish central standard time
6:27 5:59 5:50 6:19 sunrise and sunset figures for any particular day in these areas.
6:25 6:00 5:49 6:19
6:24 6:01 5:48 6:20 Alexandria Baton Rouge
6:23 6:01 5:47 6:21 Area Area
6:22 6:02 5:45 6:21 Add Minutes
6:21 6:03 5:44 6:22 Month Rise Set Rise Set
6:20 6:03 5:43 6:22 September +9 +11 +4 +5
6:19 6:04 5:42 6:23 October +11 +10 +5 +4
6:18 6:05 5:41 6:24 November +12 +8 +5 +3
6:16 6:05 5:39 6:24 December +13 +7 +5 +3
6:15 6:06 5:38 6:25 January +13 +7 +6 +3
6:14 6:07 5:37 6:25 February +10 +9 +4 +4
6:13 6:07 5:36 6:26 March +10 +11 +4 +5
6:12 6:08 5:35 6:27 April +8 +12 +3 +5
6:11 6:08 5:34 6:27 Lafayette Lake Charles
6:09 6:09 5:33 6:28 Area Area
6:08 6:10 5:32 6:28 Rise SetRise Set
6:07 6:10 5:31 6:29 September +8 +8 +12 +13
6:06 6:11 5:30 6:30 October +7 +8 +13 +12
6:05 6:12 5:28 6:30 November +8 +7 +13 +12
6:03 6:12 5:27 6:31 December +8 +7 +13 +12
6:02 6:13 5:26 6:32 January +8 +7 +13 +11
6:01 6:13 5:25 6:32 February +8 +8 +12 +12
6:00 6:14 5:24 6:33 March +7 +8 +12 +13
5:59 6:15 5:23 6:33 April +8 +8 +12 +12
5:57 6:15 5:22 6:34 Shreveport
Monroe Area
Area
5:56 6:16 5:21 6:35
Rise Set Rise Set
5:55 6:16 5:21 6:35
September +6 +10 +13 +17
5:54 6:17 5:20 6:36
October +9 +7 +16 +14
5:53 6:18 5:19 6:37
November +11 +4 +18 +11
5:51 6:18
December +13 +2 +21 +10
January +13 +2 +20 +10
February +9 +6 +16 +14
March +8 +9 +14 +16
April +6 +11 +11 +19
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