Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Hunting Regulations 2019-2020 - Page 67



WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREAS
2019-2020 WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)
REGULATIONS
The following rules and regulations concerning the management, protection and harvest
of wildlife have been officially approved and
adopted by the Louisiana Wildlife and
Fisheries Commission in accordance with
the authority provided in Louisiana Revised
Statutes of 1950, Section 109 of Title 56.
Failure to comply with these regulations will
subject the individual to citation and/or
expulsion from the management area.
Persons using WMAs or other LDWF
administered lands for any purpose
other than hunting must possess one of
the following:
1. a valid Wild Louisiana Stamp
2. a valid Louisiana fishing license
3. a valid Louisiana hunting license
4. Persons younger than 16 or older
than 60 years of age are exempt
from this requirement.
Citizens are cautioned that by entering a
WMA managed by LDWF, they may be
subjecting themselves and/or their vehicles to game and/or license checks,
inspections and searches.
WMA seasons may be altered or closed
anytime by LDWF’s Secretary in emergency situations (floods, fire or other
critical circumstances).
Hunters may enter the WMA no earlier
than 4 a.m. unless otherwise specified.
Hunters must check out daily and exit the
WMA no later than two hours after sunset, or as otherwise specified. Reference
individual WMA listings for specific
requirements.
Lands within WMA boundaries will have
the same seasons and regulations pertaining to baiting and use of dogs as the
WMA within which the lands are
enclosed; however, with respect to private lands enclosed within a WMA, the
owner or lessee may elect to hunt
according to the regular season dates
and hunting regulations applicable to the
geographic area in which the lands are
located, provided that the lands are first
enrolled in DMAP. Interested parties
should contact the nearest LDWF field
office for additional information.
Dumping garbage or trash on WMAs is
prohibited. Garbage and trash may be
properly disposed of in designated locations if provided.
Use of drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) on WMAs is prohibited.
Disorderly conduct or hunting under the
influence of alcoholic beverages, chemicals
and other similar substances is prohibited.
Damage to or removal of trees, shrubs,
hard mast (including but not limited to
acorns and pecans), wild plants and nongame wildlife (including reptiles and
amphibians) or any species of butterflies,
skippers or moths is prohibited without a
permit from LDWF.
Burning of the marsh is prohibited. Hunting
actively burning marsh is prohibited.
Gathering and/or removal of soft fruits,
mushrooms, berries and American lotus
seeds and pods shall be limited to five
gallons per person per day.
Nature Trails: Trails shall be limited to
pedestrians only. No vehicles, ATVs/UTVs,
horses, mules, bicycles, etc. allowed.
Removal of vegetation (standing or down)
or other natural material is prohibited.
Deer seasons are for legal antlered deer
unless otherwise specified.
Small game, when listed under the WMA
regulations, may include both resident
game animals and game birds as well as
migratory birds.
Oysters may not be harvested from any
WMA, EXCEPT that oysters may be harvested from private oyster leases and
State Seed Grounds located within a
WMA, when authorized by the Wildlife
and Fisheries Commission and upon
approval by the Department of Health.
Unauthorized entry or unauthorized
hunting in restricted areas, refuges or
limited access areas, is prohibited unless
otherwise specified.
Operating, modifying, tampering with or
altering water control structures is prohibited.
For your safety ALL oil and gas production facilities (wells, pumping stations
and storage facilities) are restricted.
Access is prohibited.
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