Regulations

Migratory and Waterfowl Seasons

2016-2017 Migratory Game Bird Hunting Seasons

Season

Dates

Daily Bag Limit

Possession Limit

Rails

Sept. 10 – 25;

Nov. 12 – Jan. 4;

 

King and Clapper

Sora and Virginia

15 in the aggregate

25 in the aggregate

King and Clapper

Sora and Virginia

45 in the aggregate

75 in the aggregate

 

Gallinules

 

Sept. 10 – 25;

Nov. 12 – Jan. 4;

 

15

45

Snipe

 

West Zone

East Zone

Coastal Zone

Nov. 2- Dec. 4

Nov. 2- Dec. 4

Nov. 2- Dec. 4

Dec. 17- Feb. 28

Dec. 17- Feb. 28

Dec. 17- Feb. 28

     

8

24

Woodcock

Dec. 18- Jan. 31

3

9

Teal (Blue-winged, Green-winged and Cinnamon only)

Sept. 10 – 25

6

18

Mourning, White-winged, fully dressed Eurasian Collared and Ringed-turtle Doves

 

North Zone

South Zone

Sept. 3-25, Oct. 8 - Nov. 13 and Dec. 17 - Jan. 15

Sept. 3-11, Oct. 8 - Nov. 27 and Dec. 17 - Jan. 15

15 in the aggregate

45 in the aggregate

Ducks, Coots and Mergansers

West Zone

East Zone

Coastal Zone

Nov. 12- Dec. 4

Nov. 19- Dec. 4

Nov 12 - Dec. 4

Dec. 17 - Jan. 22

Dec. 17 - Jan. 29

Dec. 17 - Jan. 22

Ducks 6

Coots 15

Mergansers 5

No more than 4 mallards (no more than 2 females) 

3 wood ducks

3 scaup

2 pintails

2 canvasbacks

2 redheads

1 mottled duck

1 black duck

three times the daily bag limit

Youth Waterfowl Hunts

West Zone

East Zone

Coastal Zone

Nov. 5  &   Jan. 28

Nov. 12 & Feb. 4

Nov. 5-6

Same as regular season

Same as regular season

Light Geese     (Snow, Blue, Ross')

West Zone

East Zone

Coastal Zone

Nov. 5- Dec. 4

Nov. 5- Dec. 4

Nov. 5- Dec. 4

Dec. 17 - Feb. 12

Dec. 17 - Feb. 12

Dec. 17 - Feb. 12

20

No possession limit

White-fronted Geese (Specklebelly)

West Zone

East Zone

Coastal Zone

Nov. 5- Dec. 4

Nov. 5- Dec. 4

Nov. 5- Dec. 4

Dec. 17 - Feb. 12

Dec. 17 - Feb. 12

Dec. 17 - Feb. 12

2

6 possession limit

 

Conservation Order For Light Geese (Snow, Blue And Ross’s):

 

 

 

 

West Zone

East Zone

Coastal Zone

Dec. 5 – 16

Dec. 5 – 16

Dec. 5 – Dec. 16

Feb. 13 - March 12

Feb. 13 – March 12

Feb. 13 – March 12

 

 

 

Canda Geese

West Zone

East Zone

Coastal Zone

Nov. 5 - Dec. 4

Nov. 5 - Dec. 4

Nov. 5 - Dec. 4

Dec. 17 - Jan. 31

Dec. 17 - Jan 31

Dec. 17 - Jan. 31

1

3 possession limit

EXTENDED FALCONRY SEASONS FOR RAILS AND GALLINULES:

Statewide: Nov. 2 – Jan. 31

Sixteen (16) days of the total season lengths for rails, gallinules and extended falconry seasons were used during the September teal season.

EXTENDED FALCONRY SEASONS FOR DUCKS:

Coastal Zone: Nov. 3 – Jan. 31

West Zone: Nov. 3 – Jan. 31

East Zone: Nov. 3 – Jan. 31

EXTENDED FALCONRY FOR DOVES

Sept. 15 – Oct. 1

To view all dates for migratory and waterfowl seasons, go to: http://www.wlf.state.la.us/hunting/waterfowl/seasons.

Deer Season 2015-16

 

DEER HUNTING SCHEDULES

Shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.

Consult Wildlife Management Area and Federal Land schedules for specific regulations and dates on those areas.

 

POSSESSION LIMIT                                                          DAILY  BAG LIMITS

6 per season, not to exceed                                        1 antlered and 1 antlerless (when legal)

3 antlered OR 4 antlerless per season

 

*For more details on the 2015-16 deer season, refer to the 2015-2016 Louisiana Hunting Regulations

 

    

 

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