Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Hunting Regulations 2020-2021 - Page 72



WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREAS
METHODS OF TAKING GAME
For deer, season limits on WMAs are
part of the deer area limit. Daily bag
limits are the same as statewide daily
bag limits UNLESS a Bucks Only Season is
in progress on that WMA (reference individual WMA listings for seasons).
Moving deer or hogs on a WMA with
organized drivers and standers, drivers
or making use of noises or noise-making
devices is prohibited. Deer hunting on
WMAs is restricted to still hunting only.
Baiting, hunting over bait, or possession
of bait is prohibited on all WMAs EXCEPT
bait may be kept in a vehicle traversing a
WMA road or parked on a WMA road.
Bait is defined as any substance used to
attract game via ingestion.
During Mandatory Deer Check hunts,
deer may not be skinned nor have any
external body parts removed, including
but not limited to feet, legs, tail, head or
ears before being checked out.
When Mandatory Deer Checks are specified on WMAs, hunters must check deer
at weigh stations as designated on WMA
maps.
Hunting from utility poles and structures, and oil and gas exploration facilities or platforms is prohibited.
Tree climbing spurs, spikes or screw-in
steps are prohibited.
Construction of and/or hunting from
permanent tree stands or permanent
blinds on WMAs is prohibited. Any permanent stand or permanent blind will be
removed and destroyed.
A permanent blind is any blind using
non-natural materials or having a
frame which is not dismantled within
two hours after the end of legal shooting time each day. Blinds with frames
of wood, plastic, metal poles, wire,
mesh, webbing or other materials
may be used but must be removed
from the WMA within two hours after
the end of legal shooting time each
day. Blinds made solely of natural vegetation and not held together by nails
or other metallic fasteners may be left
in place but cannot be used to reserve
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hunting locations. Natural vegetation
(including any material used as corner
posts) is defined as natural branches
that are two inches or less in diameter.
Permanent tree stands are any stands
that use nails, screws, spikes, etc. to
attach to trees.
Deer stands may not be left on WMAs
unless the stands are:
Removed from trees.
Placed flat on the ground.
Left in a non-hunting position (a nonhunting position is one in which a
hunter could not hunt from the stand
in its present position).
Legibly tagged with the user’s name,
address, phone number and LDWF ID
number.
All portable stands, blinds, tripods,
etc. found unattended in a hunting
position, not placed flat on the ground,
or untagged will be confiscated and
disposed of by LDWF.
No stand may be left on any WMA prior
to the day before deer season opens on
that WMA and all stands must be
removed from the WMA within one day
after the close of deer hunting on that
WMA.
Free standing blinds must be disassembled when not in use.
Unattended decoys prohibited. Decoys
left unattended will be confiscated, forfeited to and disposed of by LDWF.
Spot-lighting (shining) from vehicles is
prohibited.
Horses and mules may be ridden on
WMAs EXCEPT where prohibited and
EXCEPT during firearms seasons for deer
and turkey. Riding is restricted to designated roads and trails depicted on WMA
map. Organized Trail Rides prohibited,
EXCEPT allowed by permit only on Camp
Beauregard WMA (contact Pineville Field
Office for details). Hunting and trapping
from horses and mules is prohibited
EXCEPT for quail hunting or as otherwise
specified. Horse-drawn conveyances are
prohibited.
2019-2020 Louisiana Hunting Regulations

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