If you're a hunter, Louisiana is the place to be! The state offers a variety of game animals to hunt, as well as plenty of public and private hunting land. However, in order to participate in Louisiana's hunting seasons, you'll need to have the right licenses and permits.
In this blog post, we will discuss everything you need to know about Louisiana's hunting seasons and licensing requirements. Let's get started!
Hunting In Louisiana
Hunting in Louisiana offers diverse opportunities for different types of game. Waterfowl hunting is popular in the state, thanks to the many wetlands and bayous. Alligator hunting is also a popular activity, with many hunters seeking out these large reptiles. Other game animals that can be hunted in Louisiana include deer, hogs, and rabbits.
Louisiana offers hunters a wide variety of game to choose from, making it a great state for hunting. Waterfowl are plentiful in the many wetlands and bayous, making it a popular choice for those looking to hunt these birds. Alligator hunting is also popular in Louisiana, as these reptiles can be found in many parts of the state.
In addition to these two main choices, hunters can also find deer, hogs, and rabbits in Louisiana. This state has something for everyone when it comes to hunting opportunities. Louisiana is a great place to pursue your passion for hunting.
With so many different types of game available, you're sure to find the perfect prey for your next hunt. Whether you're looking to bag a waterfowl or an alligator, Louisiana has what you're looking for. So get out there and start exploring all the great hunting opportunities this state has to offer.
Louisiana Deer Seasons
|Archery||Sept. 18-Feb. 15**|
|Muzzleloader/Primitive Firearms||Oct. 9-Jan.31**|
|Firearms, No Dogs||Oct. 16-Jan. 23**|
|Firearms, With Or Without Dogs||Nov. 29-Jan. 23**|
|Youth and Honorably Discharged Veterans||Oct. 9 to Nov. 5**|
**Season dates vary greatly by zone/area. Louisiana has 10 hunting areas with regulations and dates varying by each zone. For more information, visit the Louisiana Wildlife & Fisheries website.
Louisiana Wild Turkey Seasons
|General Season||Apr. 2-May 1**|
|Youth And Disabled Hunt||March 26-27|
**Season dates vary by area — Louisiana has three turkey hunting areas. Turkey hunting seasons are open only on private lands.
Louisiana Small Game Seasons
|Raccoon, Opossum, Bobcat||Open Season|
|Squirrel||Oct. 2-Feb. 28 and May 7-29|
|Rabbit||Oct. 2-Feb. 28|
|Quail||Nov. 20-Feb. 28|
How To Get A Hunting License In Louisiana?
Depending on your age, you may be required to have the Hunter Education Certificate in order to legally buy a license or permit to hunt.
- Complete the Louisiana hunter education certification requirements.
- Choose the correct license type.
- Buy the license through the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries website or a Louisiana–approved retailer.
Louisiana License Expiration
Hunting licenses go on sale on June 1 and expire June 30 of the next year. Louisiana residents and non-residents are able to purchase a lifetime hunting license.
Where to Buy a Louisiana Hunting License
- Visit the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries website.
- Call 1-888-765-2602.
- Visit the Baton Rouge Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries office or an approved license retailer.
Small game limits vary by species. For more information on bag limits, visit theLouisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries website.
The Louisiana hunting seasons are controlled by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. You can apply for permits online.
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