Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Hunting Regulations 2019-2020 - Page 60



MIGRATORY BIRDS
DOVE HUNTING
The state shall be divided into North and
South Dove Hunting Zones by the following
boundary: Beginning at the Texas-Louisiana
border on LA 12; thence east along LA 12 to
its intersection with US 190; thence east
along US 190 to its intersection with I-12;
thence east along I-12 to its intersection
with I-10; thence east along I-10 to the
Mississippi state line.
Eurasian collared doves and ringed turtle
doves may only be hunted or taken during
the open dove season. There is no bag limit
on Eurasian collared doves or ringed turtle
doves provided that a fully feathered wing
and head remain attached to the carcass of
the bird. Fully dressed Eurasian collared
doves and ringed turtle doves (those without a fully feathered wing and head naturally
attached to the carcass) shall be included in
the daily bag limit for doves. The bag limit for
mourning doves, white-winged doves and
fully dressed Eurasian collared and ringed
turtle doves is 15 in the aggregate.
BAND REPORTING
If you have found or harvested a banded
bird, please report it at www.reportband.
gov. You’ll need the band number as well as
where, when, and how you recovered the
bird. Your contact information will be
requested in case there are any questions.
The U.S. Geological Survey’s Patuxent Bird
Banding Lab (www.pwrc.usgs.gov/bbl/) will
send you a certificate of appreciation that
includes information about the sex, age and
species of the bird, and where and when it
was banded. You may keep the band. Please
note: Even if the band you recover
is inscribed with a 1-800 number, as of July
2, 2017, you can only report it at www.
reportband.gov.
If some or all of the numbers have worn off,
making the band unreadable, please email
bandreports@usgs.gov or visit www.pwrc.
usgs.gov/BBL/homepage/etch.cfm for
information on how to send the band for
chemical etching. Most bands can be chemically etched so that the numbers can be
read. The process does not destroy the
band, and it will be returned to you. Thank
you for helping manage migratory birds.
SUMMARY OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS
The following is a synopsis of Federal
Regulations that pertain to the hunting of
migratory game birds. Persons requiring
more information should go to www.fws.
gov/hunting/whatres.html where they will
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find a complete version of 50 CFR Part 20.
When State law is different from the following Federal law the hunter must comply
with the most restrictive law.
2019-2020 Louisiana Hunting Regulations

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