Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Hunting Regulations 2019-2020 - Page 46



DEER HUNTING
PRIMITIVE FIREARMS SEASON
LICENSE REQUIREMENTS
Primitive Firearms License is required of
all persons hunting deer with primitive
firearms during Primitive Firearms
Seasons. See page 10 for exceptions
and exemptions.
PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES
Hunting with dogs (All Primitive
Firearms Seasons are still hunt only).
LEGAL GEAR
Legal Gear for Primitive Firearms Season
includes:
Rifles or pistols, .44 caliber minimum, or
shotguns 10 gauge or smaller, all of
which must load exclusively from the
muzzle, use black powder or approved
substitute only, take ball, shot, or bullet
projectile only, including saboted bullets. All of the above may be fitted with
magnified scopes.
Single shot, breech loading rifles or single shot, breech loading pistols, .35 caliber or larger, having an exposed hammer that use metallic cartridges loaded
either with black powder or modern
smokeless powder. All of the above may
be fitted with magnified scopes.
Single shot, breech loading shotguns,
10 gauge or smaller, having an exposed
hammer, loaded with buckshot or slug.
EXCEPTIONS
Youths 17 or younger may hunt deer
with any legal weapon during the
Primitive Firearms Season in each deer
hunting area.
Either-sex deer may be taken in all areas
open for deer hunting EXCEPT when a
Bucks Only season is in progress. In such
cases, hunters must conform to the bucks
only regulations.
ARCHERY SEASON
LICENSE REQUIREMENTS
Bow License is required of all persons
hunting deer with archery gear during
Archery Seasons. See page 10 for
exceptions and exemptions.
LEGAL GEAR
Legal Gear for Archery Season includes:
Traditional bow, compound bow, crossbow, or any bow drawn, held or
released by mechanical means.
PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES
Possession or use any poisoned or
drugged arrow or arrows with explosive
tips.
Hunting deer with a bow having a draw
weight less than 30 lbs.
Hunting with a bow or crossbow fitted
with an infrared, laser sight, electrically
operated sight or device specifically
designed to enhance vision at night
(does NOT include non-projecting red
dot sights; RS 56:116.1.(b)(4)).
Hunting with dogs (All Archery Seasons
are still hunt only).
Either-sex deer may be taken in all areas
open for deer hunting EXCEPT when a
Bucks Only season is in progress. In such
cases, archers must conform to the bucks
only regulations.
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2019-2020 Louisiana Hunting Regulations

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