Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Hunting Regulations 2019-2020 - Page 73



WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREAS
FIREARMS
Firearms having live ammunition in the
chamber, magazine, cylinder or clip when
attached to firearms or crossbows cocked
and in the ready position are not allowed
in or on vehicles, boats under power,
motorcycles, ATVs/UTVs, ATCs or in
camping areas on WMAs.
Firearms may not be carried on any area
before or after permitted hours EXCEPT
in authorized camping areas or as otherwise specified and EXCEPT as may be
permitted for authorized trappers (see
Quadrupeds page 46).
Firearms and bows and arrows are not
allowed on WMAs during closed seasons
EXCEPT on designated shooting ranges
or as permitted for trapping, and EXCEPT
as allowed pursuant to R.S. 56:109.C and
R.S. 56:1691. Bows and broadhead
arrows are not allowed on WMAs EXCEPT
during deer archery season, turkey season or as permitted for bowfishing.
Active and retired law enforcement officers in compliance with POST requirements, Federal Law Enforcement Officers
and holders of Louisiana concealed
handgun permits or permit holders from
a reciprocal state, who are in compliance
with all other state and federal firearms
regulations, may possess firearms on





WMAs, provided these firearms are not
used for any hunting purpose.
Encased or broken down firearms and
any game harvested may be transported
through the areas by the most direct
route provided that no other route exists
EXCEPT as specified under WMA listing.
Loaded firearms are not allowed near
WMA check stations.
The following cannot be carried onto any
WMA EXCEPT during modern and primitive firearm deer seasons and during
special shotgun season for feral hogs on
Atchafalaya Delta, Pass-a-Loutre, Pointeaux-Chenes and Salvador WMAs (see
individual WMA season schedules for
specific regulations).
Centerfire rifles
Break-action centerfire and Boltaction centerfire handguns
Scoped centerfire handguns
Shotgun slugs or shot larger than BB
lead or F steel
Target shooting and other forms of practice shooting are prohibited on WMAs
EXCEPT as otherwise specified.
Discharging of firearms on or across, or
hunting from designated roads, ATV/UTV
trails, nature trails, hiking trails, and their
rights-of-way is prohibited during open
firearms seasons for deer.
HUNTER ORANGE AND BLAZE PINK
All hunters (including archers and small
game hunters) and trappers, EXCEPT
waterfowl hunters and mourning dove
hunters on WMAs must display 400
square inches of “Hunter Orange” or
“Blaze Pink” and wear a “Hunter Orange”
or “Blaze Pink” hat or cap during open
firearms seasons for deer.
Quail and woodcock hunters and hunters
participating in special dog seasons for
rabbit, squirrel and feral hogs are
required to wear a minimum of a “Hunter
Orange” or “Blaze Pink” hat or cap.
All other hunters and archers (while on the
ground), EXCEPT waterfowl hunters, also
must wear a minimum of a “Hunter
Orange” or “Blaze Pink” hat or cap during
special dog seasons for rabbit and squirrel.
Hunters participating in special shotgun
season for feral hogs on Atchafalaya
Delta, Pass-a-Loutre, Pointe-aux-Chenes
and Salvador WMAs must display 400
square inches of “Hunter Orange” or
“Blaze Pink” and wear a “Hunter Orange”
or “Blaze Pink” cap.
Deer hunters hunting from concealed
blinds must display a minimum of 400
square inches of “Hunter Orange” or
“Blaze Pink” above or around their blinds
which is visible from 360 degrees.
ALSO, all persons afield during hunting
seasons are encouraged to display
“Hunter Orange” or “Blaze Pink.”
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