Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Hunting Regulations 2019-2020 - Page 77



WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREAS
DOGS
All use of dogs on WMAs, EXCEPT for
bird hunting and duck hunting, is
EXPERIMENTAL as required by law.
Having or using dogs on any WMA is
prohibited EXCEPT for nighttime experimental raccoon hunting, squirrel hunting, rabbit hunting, bird hunting, duck
hunting, hog hunting and bird dog
training when allowed (see individual
WMA seasons listings for WMAs that
allow dogs).
Dogs running at large are prohibited on
WMAs. The owner or handler of said
dogs shall be liable.
Only recognizable breeds of bird dogs
and retrievers are allowed for quail and
migratory bird hunting. Only beagle
hounds which do not exceed 15 inches
at the front shoulders and which have
recognizable characteristics of the
breed may be used on WMAs having
experimental rabbit seasons.
A leashed dog may be used to retrieve
wounded or un-recovered deer during
legal hunting hours. Any leashed dog
used to trail or retrieve wounded or unrecovered deer shall have on a collar
with the owner’s name, address and
phone number. In addition, a dog may
be used to trail and retrieve un-recovered deer after legal hunting hours;
however, no person accompanying a
dog after legal hunting hours may carry
a firearm of any sort.
2019-2020 WMA BASIC SEASON SCHEDULE
SMALL GAME (SQUIRREL, RABBIT, QUAIL, MOURNING
DOVE, WOODCOCK, SNIPE, RAIL AND GALLINULE)
Same as outside unless otherwise specified on certain WMAs (see WMA
schedule for details).
Unless otherwise specified under the
specific WMA hunting schedule, the
use of dogs for rabbit and squirrel hunting is prohibited.
Non-toxic shot must be used for snipe,
rail and gallinule. Non-toxic shot size 6
and smaller must be used for dove.
FERAL HOGS
Feral hogs may be taken during any legal
hunting season on WMAs by properly
licensed and/or permitted hunters bearing a
license and gear legal for specified seasons
in progress, EXCEPT take of hogs is prohibited during nighttime raccoon seasons.
Hogs may not be taken with the aid of dogs,
EXCEPT feral hogs may be taken with the aid
of dogs during the month of February on
Attakapas, Bodcau, Clear Creek, Little River,
Pearl River, Sabine, Sabine Island, West Bay,
and that portion of Dewey W. Wills north of
the Catahoula Lake Diversion Canal by selfclearing permit. During this February dog
season, all hogs must be killed immediately
and may not be transported live under any
conditions, and hunters may use centerfire
pistols in addition to using guns allowed for
season in progress. In addition, feral hogs
may be taken on Atchafalaya Delta, Pass-aLoutre, Pointe-aux-Chenes and Salvador/
Timken WMAs from Feb. 16 - March 31 with
archery gear, shotguns loaded with buckshot or slugs or rimfire rifles no larger than
.22 caliber. Additional requirements may be
specified under individual WMAs.
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