Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Hunting Regulations 2019-2020 - Page 64



MIGRATORY BIRDS
FIELD DRESSING
No person shall completely field dress any
migratory game bird (EXCEPT mourning
doves, white-winged doves and band-tailed
pigeons) and then transport the bird from
the field. The head or one fully-feathered
wing must remain attached to all such birds
while being transported from the field to
one’s home or to a migratory bird preservation facility.
NONTOXIC SHOT REGULATIONS &
ZONE DESCRIPTIONS
No person shall take migratory game birds
while possessing shot other than steel or
other approved shot. This restriction
applies only to ducks, geese, brant, swans
and coots.
SHIPMENT
No person shall ship migratory game birds
unless the package is marked on the outside with:
the name and address of the person
sending the birds,
the name and address of the person
to whom the birds are being sent and
the number of birds, by species, contained in the package.
IMPORTATION
For information regarding the importation
of migratory birds killed in another country,
hunters should consult 50 CFR 20.61
through 20.66. One fully-feathered wing
must remain attached to all migratory
game birds being transported between a
port of entry and one’s home or to a migratory bird preservation facility. No person
shall import migratory game birds killed in
a foreign country, EXCEPT Canada, unless
such birds are dressed (EXCEPT as required
in 20.63), drawn and the head and feet are
removed. No person shall import migratory
game birds belonging to another person.
LICENSE, PERMIT & STAMP
REQUIREMENTS
All persons hunting migratory birds must
have a valid basic hunting license or equivalent combination license. In addition:
Persons 16 years of age and older who
hunt migratory birds must have a
Harvest Information Program (HIP) certification on their person while hunting.
Migratory birds include mourning and
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white-winged doves, snipe, woodcock,
rails, gallinules, ducks, geese and coots.
The HIP certification can be obtained
free of charge from any hunting license
vendor upon completion of a short
questionnaire. The HIP certification can
also be obtained online at www.la-web.
s3licensing.com.
Persons 16 years of age and older who
hunt ducks and geese must have a
Migratory Bird Hunting Conservation
Stamp (Federal Duck Stamp) that is
signed in ink across the face, on their
person while hunting.
Residents 16-59 years of age and nonresidents 16 years of age and older
must have a general hunting license and
state duck license in their possession
while hunting ducks, geese and coots.
The Federal Electronic Duck Stamp
allows customers to buy Federal Duck
Stamps online for immediate use. The
electronic stamp is valid for 45 days
from the date of purchase. Customers
should receive their physical stamp
within this period. As soon as you
receive your physical stamp, you must
sign it and use it for hunting. If you have
not received your Federal Duck Stamp,
please contact Amplex at 1-800-8524897 or duckstamp@amplex.com.
DUAL VIOLATION
Violation of state migratory bird regulations
is also a violation of federal regulations.
REFERENCE
Federal regulations related to migratory
game birds are located in Title 50, Code of
Federal Regulations, Part 20.
CAUTION: More restrictive regulations
may apply to National Wildlife Refuges
open to public hunting. For additional
information on Federal regulations, contact
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Special Agent:
LaCombe 985-882-3756
Metairie 504-219-8870
Call your regional enforcement office for
more information on regulations (see
page 13).
2019-2020 Louisiana Hunting Regulations

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