Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Hunting Regulations 2019-2020 - Page 74

ATV (definition): An All-Terrain Vehicle is an
off-road vehicle (not legal for highway use)
with factory specifications not to exceed
the following: weight - 750 lbs; length - 85
inches; width - 48 inches. ATV tires are
restricted to those no larger than 26 x 12
with a maximum 1-inch lug height and a
maximum allowable tire pressure of 12 psi
as indicated on the tire by the manufacturer. Use of all other ATVs or ATV tires are
prohibited on a WMA.
UTV (definition): A Utility Type Vehicle (or
Utility Terrain Vehicle) is any recreational
motor vehicle other than an ATV, not legal
for highway use, designed for and capable
of travel over designated unpaved roads,
traveling on four or more low-pressure tires
and with factory specifications not to
exceed the following: weight - 1900 lbs;
length - 128 inches; width - 68 inches. UTV
tires are restricted to those no larger than
27 x 12 with a maximum 1-inch lug height
and a maximum allowable tire pressure of
12 psi. UTVs are commonly referred to as
“side-by-sides” and may include golf carts.
Personal Water Craft (definition): A vessel
which uses an inboard motor powering a
water jet pump as its primary source of propulsion and is designed to be operated by a
person sitting, standing or kneeling on the
vessel rather than in the conventional manner of sitting or standing inside the vessel.
All trails will be marked with signage and
the following:
Entrances to ATV trails will be marked
with peach colored paint.
Entrances to ATV/UTV trails will be
marked with orange colored paint.
Entrances to Physically Challenged Only
trails will be marked with blue colored
Entrances to ATV trails that are open
year-round will be marked with purple
The end of all trails will be marked with
red paint.
Vehicles having wheels with a wheeltire combination radius of 17 inches or
more (measured from the center of the
hub and horizontal to ground).
The testing, racing, speeding or unusual
maneuvering of any type of vehicle.
Tractor or implement tires with farm
tread designs R1, R2 and R4 known
commonly as spade or lug grip types.
Use of airboats, aircraft, personal water
craft, “mud crawling vessels” (commonly
referred to as crawfish combines which
use paddle wheels for locomotion) and
hover craft, and EXCEPT type A personal
water craft, model year 2003 and
beyond, which are eight feet in length
and greater, may be operated within
WMAs from April 1 until the Monday of
Labor Day weekend, from sunrise to
sunset only, and EXCEPT personal water
craft are allowed on designated portions
of Alexander State Forest WMA yeararound. No person shall operate such
watercraft at a speed greater than “slow/
no wake” within 100 feet of an anchored
or moored vessel, shoreline, dock, pier
or persons engaged in angling or any
other manually powered vessel.
Driving or parking vehicles on food or
cover plots and strips.
Blocking the entrance to roads and trails.
Operation of licensed motorized vehicles (LMVs) legal for highway use,
including motorcycles, off of designated
roads as indicated on WMA maps.
Operation of ATVs or UTVs off of designated, marked ATV or ATV/UTV trails,
EXCEPT that those UTVs in which the
manufacturer’s specifications do not
exceed the weight, length, width, and
tire restrictions for ATVs are allowed on
ATV trails, and EXCEPT when WMA
roads are closed to LMVs. ATVs and/or
UTVs may then be operated on those
roads when allowed. NOTE: Only ATV
and UTV trails marked with signs and/or
paint, AND depicted on WMA maps are
open for use.
Operation of electric bicycles off of designated roads and trails as indicated on
WMA maps.
2019-2020 Louisiana Hunting Regulations


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