Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Hunting Regulations 2019-2020 - Page 95

AREA CLOSED: Nov. 2-3, to all hunters EXCEPT Youth Deer Hunters.
Benchmark Closure: Area closed to all deer hunting when USGS water level gauge CRMS
5373 is at or above 3.0 msl feet, and reopens to deer hunting when water levels recede to
2.5 msl feet following a closure. Gauge information and levels are available at waterdata.
Physically Challenged Deer Hunting Area: Access restricted. Check WMA map for location and
call Hammond or Baton Rouge offices for details and applications. Hunting by reservation
for wheelchair confined PCHP permittees only. Same deer seasons listed below.
Deer Archery (bucks only): Oct. 1-15
Deer Archery (either-sex): Oct. 16 - Feb. 15
Deer Youth (either-sex): Nov. 2-3
Deer Firearms (either-sex): Nov. 29-30, mandatory deer check. Dec. 1, self-clearing permit.
Deer Firearms (bucks only): Dec. 21 - Jan. 5
Deer Primitive Firearms (either-sex): Jan. 11-12 & 20-26
Small Game and Waterfowl: Same as outside EXCEPT WATERFOWL CLOSED after 2 p.m. and
EXCEPT CLOSED Nov. 2-3 and Nov. 29 - Dec. 1 and OPEN to squirrel hunting during the
spring season, May 2-10, with or without dogs. Beagles allowed for rabbits and dogs
allowed for squirrel hunting Jan. 27 - Feb. 29.
Youth Squirrel Hunt: Sept. 28-29
Raccoon (nighttime): Jan. 27 - Feb. 29
Crawfish: 100 lbs per person per day.
Owner: LDWF (115,596 acres, Lafayette Office)
Self-Clearing Permit required for all activities. Permits available through the LDWF Selfclearing Permit app or internet/web portal or at Pass-a-Loutre Headquarters, Camp Canal
and all designated camping areas. Oyster harvesting is prohibited. Camping allowed ONLY
in designated areas. See self-clearing permit stations at headquarters for designated camping areas.
Vessels/Vehicles: All ATVs/UTVs, motorcycles, horses and mules are prohibited. Mud boats or
air-cooled propulsion vessels powered by more than 36 total horsepower prohibited.
Operation of mud boats and air-cooled propulsion engines prohibited after 2:00 p.m. Sept. 1
- Jan. 31, EXCEPT allowed after 2:00 p.m. in South pass, Pass-a-Loutre, Southeast Pass,
Loomis Pass, Dennis Pass, and Cadro Pass.
Deer Archery (bucks only): Oct. 1 - Feb. 15
Deer Youth Shotgun (bucks only): Oct. 19-20
Deer Shotgun: Bucks only may be taken with shotguns with either slugs or buckshot from
the day after the first split of the duck season closes for seven days.
Small Game and Waterfowl: Same as outside. Beagles prohibited October through the last
day of waterfowl season.


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