HUNTING SEASONS

NOTE: Consult the 2014-2015 Louisiana Hunting Regulations pamphlet for complete seasons/regulations on private, state and federal lands.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Through Jan. 4, State Deer Area 1, with/without dogs, either-sex take allowed.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Through Jan. 4, State Deer Area 4, with/without dogs, bucks only, except either-sex take allowed Dec. 21, Dec. 27-28, Jan. 3-4.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Through Jan. 4, State Deer Area 7, with/without dogs, bucks only except either-sex take Dec. 27-28.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Jan. 5-18, State Deer Area 1, still hunt only, either-sex take allowed.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Jan. 5-18, State Deer Area 4, still hunt only, bucks only, except either-sex take allowed Jan. 10-11 & Jan. 17-18.

RAILS/GALLINULES: Through Jan. 7, statewide.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Through Jan. 11, State Deer Area 2, with/without dogs, either-sex take allowed.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Through Jan. 11, State Deer Area 3, still-hunt only, either-sex take allowed.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Through Jan. 11, State Deer Area 5. Still-hunt only, bucks only.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Through Jan. 11, State Deer Area 8, with/without dogs, either-sex take allowed.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Through Jan. 11, State Deer Area 10, still-hunt only, bucks only, except either-sex take allowed Dec. 27-28.

DEER/ARCHERY SEASON: Through Jan. 15, State Deer Areas 3, 8 & 10; through Jan. 31, State Deer Areas 1, 2, 4, 5 & 7; through Feb. 15, State Deer Areas 6 & 9. Either-sex take allowed.

DOVES/NORTH & SOUTH ZONES: Through Jan. 15, third split.

DUCKS/WEst ZONE: Through Jan. 18, second split.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Through Jan. 18, State Deer Area 6, with/without dogs, either-sex take allowed.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Through Jan. 18, State Deer Area 9, with/without dogs, bucks only, except either-sex take allowed Dec. 27-28, Jan. 10-11.

DUCKS/coastal & EAst ZONEs: Through Jan. 25, second split.

BLUE, SNOW, ROSS’, SPECKLEBELLY GEESE & CANADA GEESE: Through Jan. 25, East Waterfowl Zone, second split. Special limits for take of all five species.

WOODCOCK: Through Jan. 31, statewide.

CANADA GEESE: Through Jan. 31, Coastal & West waterfowl zones, second split. Special limits for take of this species combined with specklebelly goose take.

BLUE, SNOW, ROSS’ & SPECKLEBELLY GEESE: Through Feb. 1, Coastal & West waterfowl zones, second split. Special limits for take of these four species.

SNIPE/COASTAL & WEST ZONES: Through Feb. 27, second splits.

SNIPE/EAST ZONE: Through Feb. 27, second split.

SQUIRRELS/RABBITS/QUAIL: Through Feb. 28, statewide, private lands.

FISHERIES NOTICES

STATE RECREATIONAL RED SNAPPER SEASON: Closure scheduled for 11:59 p.m., Dec. 31 in state waters, and will not reopen until Louisiana Wildlife & Fisheries Commission votes to reopen the state season. Until the closure, daily limit is 2 red snapper, 16 inches minimum length. Anglers required to have fee-free Louisiana Recreational Offshore Landing Permit. Website: www.rolp.wlf.la.gov.

FEDERAL RECREATIONAL Red Snapper Season: Closed in federal waters throughout the Gulf of Mexico.

RECREATIONAL FISHING CLOSURES: Federal & state waters, greater amberjack & gray triggerfish seasons closed for remainder of 2014. Gag grouper closure through July 1, 2015.

Fall INSHORE SHRIMP SEASON: Opened statewide until further notice.

COMMERCIAL KING MACKERAL CLOSURE: Closed in state & federal waters.

COMMERCIAL NON-SANDBAR LARGE COASTAL SHARKS OPENS: 12:01 a.m., Jan. 1, 2015. Recreational & commercial seasons for all sharks in Louisiana waters will close from 12:01 a.m. April 1, 2015 until 12:01 p.m. July 1, 2015. Commercial take for small coastal sharks in state waters opens Jan. 1 and will remain open until 80 percent of the federal quota has been met.

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