Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Hunting Regulations 2019-2020 - Page 47



DEER HUNTING
PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED SEASON ON PRIVATE LAND
Oct. 5-6, either-sex.
Restricted to individuals with Physically Challenged Hunter Permit. Permit applications are
available at regional LDWF offices.
YOUTH AND HONORABLY DISCHARGED VETERANS
SEASON ON PRIVATE LAND
Either-sex.
Areas 1, 4, 5, 6 & 9: Oct. 26 - Nov. 1
Area 2: Oct. 12-18
Areas 3, 7, 8 & 10: Sept. 21-27
Restricted to youths 17 or younger only and
resident honorably discharged veterans. All
legal gear for archery, primitive firearms,
and modern firearms allowed.
Youths must possess a hunter safety certification or proof of successful completion of
a hunter safety course. Youths must be
accompanied by one adult 18 years of age
or older. If the accompanying adult is in
possession of hunter safety certification, a
valid hunting license or proof of successful
completion of a hunter safety course, this
requirement is waived for youths younger
than 16 years of age. Adults may not possess a firearm. Youths may possess only
one legal firearm while hunting. The supervising adult shall maintain visual and voice
contact with the youth at all times, EXCEPT
properly licensed youths 16-17 years old
and youths 12 years old or older who have
successfully completed a hunter safety
course may hunt without a supervising
adult.
Resident veterans must be properly
licensed and must possess proof of honorable discharge. One of the following must
be carried by veterans while hunting:
Louisiana OMV issued U.S. Veterans
Driver’s License.
U.S. Department of Defense Form 214
or one of the following DD_214 equivalents:
i. Pre DD 214 era documents
(1941_1950):
a. WD AGO (war department
adjutant general) Forms, to
include WD AGO 53, WD AGO
55, WD AGO 53_55;
b. JAVPERS (naval personnel) discharge documents, to include
NAVPERS 553, NAVMC78PD,
NAVCG 553.
ii. National Personnel Records Center
NPRC “statement of service,”
issued as a result of a destroyed
discharge record during the 1973
National Archives fire.
iii. National Guard/Air National Guard
must have NGB_22 with 6 or more
years of service.
DEER MANAGEMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (DMAP)
Refer to LAC 76:V.111 or contact LDWF
Field Offices for specific DMAP rules. Deer
management assistance tags must be in the
possession of the hunter in order to harvest
deer. The tag shall be attached in such a
manner that it cannot be removed before
the deer is transported (including those
taken on either-sex days and those taken
with approved archery equipment or primitive firearms). Depending upon the level of
participation, antlerless or antlered deer
harvested on property enrolled in DMAP
may not count in the season or daily bag
limit for hunters. DMAP participants must
follow the deer season schedule established for their respective areas, EXCEPT
antlerless deer may be harvested any day of
the deer season on property enrolled in
DMAP provided that a DMAP tag is possessed by the hunter at the time of harvest.
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