Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Hunting Regulations 2019-2020 - Page 51



QUADRUPEDS & RESIDENT BIRDS
OUTLAW QUADRUPEDS (COYOTES, ARMADILLOS &
FERAL HOGS)
Holders of a hunting license may take coyotes, feral hogs and armadillos year round
during legal daylight shooting hours (for
information on nighttime take see
Nighttime Take of Nutria, Beaver & Outlaw
Quadrupeds). The running of coyotes with
dogs is prohibited in all turkey hunting
areas during the open turkey season.
Coyote hunting is restricted to chase only
when using dogs during still hunting segments of the firearm and archery only seasons for deer. Foxes are protected quadrupeds and may be taken only with traps by
licensed trappers during the trapping season. Remainder of the year “chase only”
allowed by licensed hunters.
Persons using cage or corral traps to capture feral hogs must have a basic hunting
license. Hog traps must have an opening in
the top measuring at least 22 x 22 inches or
25 inches in diameter. Persons using snares
to capture feral hogs must have a trapping
license. Use of snares is not recommended
in areas that have bears.
NIGHTTIME TAKE OF NUTRIA, BEAVER & OUTLAW
QUADRUPEDS
On private property, the landowner, or his
lessee or agent with written permission
and the landowner’s contact information in
his possession, may take outlaw quadrupeds (coyotes, armadillos and feral hogs),
nutria or beaver during the nighttime hours
from one-half hour after official sunset on
the last day of February to one-half hour
after official sunset the last day of August
of that same year. Such take may be with or
without the aid of artificial light, infrared or
laser sighting devices, or night vision devices. In addition, pursuant to 56:116 (D) (3)
any person who is authorized to possess a
firearm suppressor may use a firearm fitted
with a sound suppressor when taking outlaw quadrupeds, nutria or beaver. Any person attempting to take outlaw quadrupeds
under the provisions of this paragraph,
within 24 hours prior to the attempted
take, shall notify the sheriff of the parish in
which the property is located, and the
LDWF Enforcement Division by calling
1-800-442-2511, of their intention to
attempt to take outlaw quadrupeds under
the provisions of this paragraph.
HUNTING AND/OR DISCHARGING FIREARMS ON
PUBLIC ROADS
PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES
Hunting, standing, loitering or shooting
game quadrupeds or game birds while
on a public road or public road right-ofway.
Hunting or the discharge of firearms on
roads or highways located on public
levees or within 100 feet from the center line of such levee roads or highways.
Spot-lighting or shining from public
roads.
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