Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Hunting Regulations 2019-2020 - Page 49



QUADRUPEDS & RESIDENT BIRDS
ing or take is conducted with the use of
one or more dogs (R.S. 56:116.C.1).
DAILY LIMIT
Two raccoon and two opossum per day
or night (see exception for open trapping season).
LEGAL GEAR
During daylight hours:
-- Rimfire firearms .22 caliber or
smaller.
-- Muzzleloading firearm .36 caliber
or smaller.
-- Shotguns - only during daylight
hours and only during the open
dog season for rabbit.
During nighttime hours:
-- Rimfire firearms .22 caliber or
smaller.
EXCEPTIONS
No daily limit for nighttime or daytime
raccoon or opossum during the open
trapping season EXCEPT on certain
WMAs as listed.
NUTRIA
SEASON: Sept. 1 - Feb. 29. See exception
below for certain WMAs.
PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES
Possession of detached nutria parts,
including nutria tails, by recreational
hunters.
Pelting of recreationally harvested nutria.
Sell of recreationally harvested nutria
or any parts from recreationally harvested nutria.
Leaving of recreationally harvested nutria carcass in the field, EXCEPT that nutria may be gutted.
DAILY LIMIT
Five per day.
LEGAL GEAR
Any gear on private lands. Shotguns
with non-toxic shot only and rimfire
rifles .22 caliber and smaller on WMAs.
EXCEPTIONS
Nutria may be taken on Atchafalaya
Delta, Salvador/Timken, Pointe-AuxChenes, and Pass-a-Loutre WMAs Sept.
1 - March 31.
On WMAs during waterfowl seasons,
nutria may be taken only by the use of
shotguns with shot not larger than F
steel.
The Coastwide Nutria Control Program is
a separate program and is in no way related to the nutria recreational season. For
questions on the Coastwide Nutria Control
Program call the Lafayette field office: 337262-2080.
CROWS, BLACKBIRDS, COWBIRDS AND GRACKLES
SEASON: Sept. 1 - Jan. 1. See exception
below for depredation.
DAILY LIMIT
No limit.
EXCEPTIONS
Crows, blackbirds, cowbirds and grackles may be taken year round during
legal shooting hours if they are depredating or about to depredate upon ornamentals or shade trees, agricultural
crops, livestock, wildlife, or when concentrated in such numbers as to cause
a health hazard.
As described in 50 CFR Part 21, nontoxic shot must be used for the take of
crows, blackbirds, cowbirds and grackles under the special depredation order.
In addition, an annual report has to be
submitted to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service for those that participate in the
take of these species.
www.wlf.louisiana.gov
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