Public comment will be accepted through March 1 to Tommy Tuma, Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries, 2000 Quail Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70898. Phone (225) 765-2349. Email: ttuma@wlf.la.gov.

Deer

The state is divided into 10 areas for deer hunting

Archery seasons

Allowed to take either-sex deer except when bucks-only firearms seasons are in progress, and except Areas 5, 6 & 9. Note change for Area 7:

Areas 3, 7, 8 & 10, Sept. 15-Jan. 15

Areas 1, 2 & 4, Oct. 1-Jan. 31

Areas 5, 6 & 9, Oct. 1-15 (bucks only) & Oct. 16-Feb. 15 (either sex)

Gun seasons

Either-sex take allowed except where noted:

Area 1: Primitive Weapons, Nov. 10-16 & Jan. 21-31; Modern Firearms/still-hunt only, Nov. 17-Dec. 7 & Jan. 7-20; with/without dogs , Dec. 8-Jan. 6.

Area 2: Primitive Weapons, Oct. 20-26 & Jan. 14-20; Modern Firearms/still-hunt only, Oct. 27-Dec. 5; with/without dogs, Dec. 6-Jan. 13

Area 3: Primitive Weapons, Oct. 13-19 & Nov. 26-30; Modern Firearms/still-hunt only, Oct. 20-Nov. 25; with/without dogs, Dec. 1-Jan. 6.

Area 4: Primitive Weapons, Nov. 10-16 & Jan 21-31; Modern Firearms/still-hunt only, Nov. 17-Dec. 7 & Jan. 7-20; with/without dogs, Dec. 8-Jan. 6.

Area 5: Primitive Weapons, Nov. 10-16, Jan. 21-27 (bucks only); Modern Firearms/still-hunt only, Nov. 17-Dec. 7, bucks only except “doe” days Nov. 17-18 & Nov. 23-25; with/without dogs, Dec. 8-Jan. 20, bucks only except “doe” days Dec. 8-9 & Dec. 22-23.

Area 6: Primitive Weapons, Nov. 10-16 & Jan. 21-31; Modern Firearms/still-hunt only, Nov. 17-Dec. 7; with/without dogs, Dec. 8-Jan. 20.

Area 7: Primitive Weapons, Oct. 13-19 & Nov. 3-9; Modern Firearms/still-hunt only, Oct. 20-Nov. 2 & Nov. 10-25; with/without dogs, Nov. 26-Dec. 30.

Area 8: Primitive Weapons, Oct. 13-19 & Nov. 26-30; Modern Firearms/still-hunt only, Oct. 20-Nov. 25; with/without dogs, Dec. 1-Jan. 6.

Area 9: Primitive Weapons, bucks only Nov. 10-16 & Jan. 21-31; Modern Firearms/still-hunt only, Nov. 17-Dec. 7, bucks only except “doe” days Nov. 17-18 & Nov. 23-25; with/without dogs, Dec. 8-Jan. 20, bucks only except “doe” days Dec. 8-9 & Dec. 22-23.

Area 10: Primitive Weapons, Oct. 13-19 & Nov. 26-30; Modern Firearms/still-hunt only, Oct. 20-Nov. 25 & Dec. 1-Jan. 6.

Quail

Statewide: Nov. 17-Feb. 28, private lands only.

Rabbits & squirrels

Statewide: Oct. 6-Feb. 28, private lands only & May 4-26, 2019, spring squirrel season, private lands only.

Turkey (2019)

Area A: April 6-May 5.

Area B: April 6-28.

Area C: April 6-21.

Youth/Physically Challenged weekend: March 30-31

Migratory birds & waterfowl

Doves

South Zone: Sept. 1-9, Oct. 6-Nov. 25 & Dec. 16-Jan. 14; North Zone: Sept. 1-23, Oct. 6-Nov. 11 & Dec. 16-Jan. 14

Special Teal Season

Statewide: Sept. 15-30.

Ducks, Mergansers & Coots

Coastal Zone: Nov. 10-Dec. 2, Dec. 15-Jan. 20, special youth days Nov. 3-4; West Zone: Nov. 10-Dec. 2, Dec. 15-Jan. 20, special youth days Nov. 3 & Jan. 26; East Zone: Nov. 17-Dec. 2, Dec. 15-Jan. 27, special youth days Nov. 10 & Feb. 2

While the daily limit remains 6 with other special limitations on certain species, the daily limit on pintails will be increased from 1 to 2 for the upcoming season. The daily limit on mergansers remains 5 and 15 on coots.

Geese

Includes “light” geese (blue, snow & Ross' geese) and “whitefronted” geese (specklebellies)

Statewide: Nov. 3-Dec. 2 & Dec. 15-Feb. 10

Canada Geese

Statewide: Nov. 3-Dec. 2 & Dec. 15-Jan. 31, although closed in portions of Cameron & Vermilion parishes.

Conservation Order

Limited to take of blue, snow and Ross' geese only

Statewide: Dec. 3-14 & Feb. 11-March 10

No daily nor possession limits. Hunters allowed to use electronic calls and shotguns capable of holding more than three shells.

Rails & Gallinules

Statewide: Sept. 15-30 & Nov. 10-Jan. 2

Snipe

Statewide: Nov. 2-Dec. 2 & Dec. 15-Feb. 28

Woodcock

Statewide: Dec. 18-Jan. 31.

Source: LDWF Notice of Intent

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