Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Hunting Regulations 2019-2020 - Page 103

Owner: LDWF (31,956 acres, Lafayette Office); New Orleans City Park Improvement
Association (2,867 acres)
Self-Clearing Permit required for all activities. Permits available at Pier 90, Bayou Gauche,
Bayou Segnette State Park landings, and at Airboat Adventures in Lafitte or through the
LDWF Self-clearing Permit app or internet/web portal.
Vessels/Vehicles: All ATVs/UTVs, motorcycles, horses and mules prohibited. Use of mud
boats powered by internal combustion engines with more than four cylinders is prohibited.
Pulling boats over levees, dams or water control structures or any other activities which
cause detriment to the integrity of levees, dams and water control structures is prohibited.
AREA CLOSED: During the month of October to all activities EXCEPT fishing, Youth Deer
Hunters and Youth Waterfowl Hunters, if the latter is provided for.
Deer Archery (either-sex): Nov. 1 - Jan. 31
Deer Youth (either-sex): Oct. 5-6, 12-13, 19-20 & 26-27
Deer Firearms (either-sex): Nov. 22-24
Deer Firearms (bucks only): Nov. 25 - Dec. 22
Deer Primitive Firearms (either-sex): Dec. 23-29
Waterfowl: Same as outside.
Small Game: Same as outside EXCEPT CLOSED October through December. Beagles allowed
for rabbits Jan. 1 - Feb. 29.
Feral Hogs: May be taken by properly licensed hunters from Oct. 1 - Feb. 29. In addition,
hunters may hunt feral hogs with archery equipment, shotguns loaded with buckshot or
slugs, or rimfire rifles no larger than .22 caliber from Feb. 16 - March 31. Hunters must also
display 400 square inches of Hunter Orange or Blaze Pink and wear a Hunter Orange or
Blaze Pink cap during special shotgun season for feral hogs.
Recreational Fishing: The harvest of all fish, shrimp, crabs and crawfish are for recreational
purposes only and any commercial use is prohibited.
Shrimp: may be taken by the use of cast nets only. During the inside open shrimp season, 25 lbs per boat per day (heads on) maximum shall be permitted. Size count to conform with open season requirements. During the inside closed season, 10 lbs per boat
per day (heads on) maximum may be taken for bait. All castnet contents shall be contained and bycatch returned to the water immediately.
Fish: may be taken only by rod and reel or hand lines for recreational purposes.
Crabs: may be taken only through the use of hand lines or nets; however, none are to
remain set overnight. Twelve dozen crabs maximum are allowed per boat or vehicle
per day.
Crawfish: may be harvested in unrestricted portions of the WMA and shall be limited to
100 lbs per person per day. Fishing gear used to catch crawfish shall not remain set


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