Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Hunting Regulations 2020-2021 - Page 50



QUADRUPEDS & RESIDENT BIRDS
PHEASANT
SEASON: Open concurrently with Quail Season.
DAILY LIMIT
No limit.
METHODS OF TAKING QUADRUPEDS & RESIDENT
GAME BIRDS
LICENSE REQUIREMENTS
Basic Season License is required of all
persons hunting quadrupeds and resident game birds. Additional licenses are
required for deer, bobcat, and turkey. See
page 10 for exceptions and exemptions.
PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES
Using or possessing scents or lures that
contain natural deer urine or other
bodily fluids for the purpose of attracting
wildlife, EXCEPT natural deer urine
products produced by manufacturers
or entities that are actively enrolled
and participating in the Archery Trade
Association Deer Protection Program,
and which products have been tested
and certified that no detectable levels
of CWD are present, and clearly labeled
as such.
Take of quadrupeds and resident game
birds with a firearm fitted with an infrared sight, laser sight or EXCEPT as provided in R.S. 56:116 (A) (8) any sighting
device which projects a beam of light
to the target or otherwise electronically illuminates the target, or device
specifically designed to enhance vision
at night {R.S. 56:116.1B(3)}. Any person
who has been convicted of a class four
or greater hunting violation for a period of five years after the date of such





conviction shall not use a firearm fitted
with a sound suppressor pursuant to
R.S. 56:116.6.
Intentionally feeding, depositing, placing,
distributing, exposing, scattering, or causing to be fed, deposited, placed, distributed, exposed, or scattered, raw sweet
potatoes to wild game quadrupeds.
Use of shotguns larger than a 10 gauge or
capable of holding more than three shells.
Possession of shotguns in which the plug
may be removed without disassembly.
Take of game quadrupeds or birds from
aircraft.
Hunting or take of squirrel or rabbit with a
breech-loaded rifle or handgun larger than
.22 caliber, any centerfire rifle, or a muzzleloading firearm larger than .36 caliber
LEGAL GEAR
Legal archery gear or a shotgun not larger than a 10 gauge fired from the shoulder without a rest is legal for taking all
resident game birds and quadrupeds.
Handgun, rifle and falconry (special permit required) is legal for taking all game
species EXCEPT turkey.
Air rifles are legal for taking squirrels,
rabbits, and outlaw quadrupeds.
Refer to game schedules contained within
these regulations for specific gear restrictions.
NUISANCE ANIMALS

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Landowners or their designees may remove beaver and nutria causing damage to their property without a special
permit. Water set traps and firearms
may be used to remove beaver; nutria
may be removed by any means (see
Nighttime Take of Nutria, Beaver & Outlaw Quadrupeds).

Any nuisance beaver or nutria trapped or
shot outside open trapping season cannot be pelted or sold. A trapping license is
required to sell or pelt nuisance beavers
or nutria taken during open trapping season. Squirrel found destroying commercial crops of pecans may be taken yearround by permit issued by LDWF. Contact
the local LDWF field office for details.
2019-2020 Louisiana Hunting Regulations

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