Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Hunting Regulations 2019-2020 - Page 117

Owner: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (28,500 acres within St. Martin and St. Landry parishes)
Additional permit required and posted restrictions apply for all persons regardless of age.
Permits must be signed prior to hunting any game and must be carried at all times while in
the field. To obtain a permit:
see bulletin board on site.
visit the Atchafalaya Basin Floodway System Project Office, 112 Speck Lane, Port Barre,
LA 70577.
phone: 337-585-0853.
visit the project website at https://www.mvn.usace.army.mil/recreation/ (then click on
Atchafalaya Basin).
All hunting shall be still hunting only, EXCEPT as otherwise specified.
Consult U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ “Hunting Guide to Indian Bayou” brochure for additional posted restrictions.
Daily limit on deer is one per day.
Antler Deer Point Restriction: A legal buck shall be defined as a deer with at least four points
on one side or a deer with unbranched antlers commonly referred to as spikes (no minimum length). To be counted as a point, a projection must be at least one inch long and its
length must exceed the length of its base. The beam tip is counted as a point but not measured as a point.
Deer Archery (bucks only): Oct. 1-15
Deer Archery (either-sex): Oct. 16 - Feb. 15
Deer Firearms (either-sex): Nov. 29 - Dec. 1 and Dec. 7-8, mandatory deer check.
Deer Firearms (bucks only): Jan. 4-12, mandatory deer check.
Deer Primitive Firearms (either-sex): Dec. 14-15
Deer Youth and Physically Challenged (either-sex): Oct. 26-27 and Nov. 2-3. No antler restrictions. Mandatory Deer Check. All other seasons CLOSED.
Deer Youth Lottery: Nov. 23 & 25 and Dec. 21 & 23. Contact Project Office for details.
Turkey Youth and Physically Challenged Lottery: March 28-29
Turkey General Lottery: April 4-5
Small Game, Migratory Game Birds and Waterfowl: Same as outside EXCEPT CLOSED Oct.
26-27, Nov. 2-3, Nov. 29 - Dec. 1 and Dec. 7-8 (EXCEPT waterfowl season will remain open
during all Deer Gun hunts). Hunting waterfowl after 2 p.m. prohibited. Squirrel and rabbit
hunting with dogs allowed Jan. 13 - Feb. 29. No spring squirrel season.
Youth Squirrel Hunt: Sept. 28-29
Raccoon (nighttime): Sept. 14-29 and Jan. 13 - Feb. 29. Special use permit required.
Feral Hogs, Coyotes, Beaver and Nutria: May be taken incidental to any hunt with gear legal
for that hunt.


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