HUNTING SEASONS

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Through Sunday (Jan. 8), Deer Area 3, still-hunt. Either-sex take.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Through Sunday (Jan. 8), Deer Area 8. With or without dogs. Either-sex take.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS:Through Sunday (Jan. 8), Deer Area 1. With or without dogs. Either-sex take.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Monday (Jan. 9), opening day, State Deer Area 1. Still-hunt only. Either-sex take. Through Jan. 22.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Through Jan. 15, State Deer Area 2. With or without dogs. Either-sex take.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Through Jan. 15, State Deer Area 4. Still-hunt only. Either-sex take.

DEER/ATCHAFALAYA BASIN SEASON/MODERN FIREARMS: Through Jan. 15. Bucks only. With or without dogs.

DEER/ARCHERY: Deer Areas 3 and 8 through Jan. 15; Deer Areas 1, 2, 4, 5 and 7 through Jan. 31; Deer Area 6 through Feb. 15. Either-sex take in Areas 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 and 8; Area 6 (including special Atchafalaya Basin season through Feb. 15) either-sex take allowed.

DEER/PRIMITIVE WEAPONS: Jan. 16-22, State Deer Area 2. Still-hunt only. Either-sex take.

DEER/PRIMITIVE WEAPONS: Jan. 16-23, State Deer Area 4. Still-hunt only. Either-sex take.

DUCKS/WEST WATERFOWL ZONE:Through Jan. 22, second split.

DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Through Jan. 22, Deer Area 6. With or without dogs. Either-sex take.

DUCKS/EAST WATERFOWL ZONE: Through Jan. 29, second split. Ducks, mergansers and coots.

GEESE/EAST WATERFOWL ZONE: Through Jan. 29, second split.

CANADA GOOSE: Through Jan. 29. Statewide except portions of Vermilion and Cameron parishes closed.

WOODCOCK: Through Jan. 31, statewide.

DEER/PRIMITIVE WEAPONS: Jan. 23-29, State Deer Areas 1 and 6, still-hunt only, either-sex take allowed; and, special Atchafalaya Basin season, still-hunt only, bucks only.

GEESE/CONSERVATION ORDER/EAST WATERFOWL ZONE: Jan. 30-March 11. Limited to take of blue, snow and Ross’ geese. No possession limits. Hunters allowed to use unplugged shotguns, use of electronic calls. Hunting hours extended to one-half hour after sunset.

LICENSED PRESERVES/DEER AND EXOTIC ANIMALS: Through Jan. 31.

GEESE/WEST WATERFOWL ZONE: Through Feb. 5 , second split,

GEESE/CONSERVATION ORDER/WEST WATERFOWL ZONE: Feb. 6-March 11. Limited to take of blue, snow and Ross’ geese. No possession limits. Hunters allowed to use unplugged shotguns, use of electronic calls. Hunting hours extended to one-half hour after sunset.

SNIPE: East and West waterfowl zones: Through Feb. 28, second splits.

SQUIRREL, RABBIT AND QUAIL: Through Feb. 29.

NUTRIA: Through Feb. 29. Daily limit 5. Nontoxic shot only for shotguns. Check for specific restrictions on take and pelting.

LICENSED PRESERVES/PEN-RAISED BIRDS: Through April 30.

SQUIRREL: May 5-27, private lands only. WMA dates listed in 2011-2012 Louisiana Hunting Regulations pamphlet.

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area A March 24-April 22

Area b March 24-April 15

Area c March 24-April 8

2012-2013 SEASONS

SQUIRREL: Oct. 6-Feb. 28; May 4-26, 2013

RABBIT: Oct. 6-Feb. 28

QUAIL: Nov. 17-Feb. 28

DEER:

All seasons allow either-sex deer take except where noted

AREA 1: Archery, Oct. 1-Jan. 31; Primitive Firearms, Nov. 10-16 and Jan. 21-31, 2013; Modern Firearms, Nov. 17-Dec. 7 and Jan. 7-20, 2013 (still-hunt only), Dec. 8-Jan. 6 (with or without dogs).

AREA 2: Archery, Oct. 1-Jan. 31; Primitive Firearms, Oct. 20-26 and Jan. 14-20, 2013; Modern Firearms, Oct. 27-Dec. 5 (still-hunt only), Dec. 6-Jan. 13 (with or without dogs).

AREA 3: Archery, Sept. 15-Jan. 15; Primitive Firearms, Oct. 13-19 and Nov. 26-30; Modern Firearms, Oct. 20-Nov. 25 and Dec. 1-Jan. 6 (still-hunt only).

AREA 4: Archery, Oct. 1-Jan. 31; Primitive Firearms, Nov. 10-16 and Jan. 21-31, 2013; Modern Firearms, Nov. 17-Dec. 7 and Jan. 7-20, 2013 (still-hunt only), Dec. 8-Jan. 6 (with or without dogs).

AREA 5: Archery, Oct. 1-Jan. 31; Primitive Firearms, Nov. 10-16 and Dec. 26-Jan. 1 (bucks only); Modern Firearms, Nov. 23-Dec. 9 (still-hunt only; only either-sex hunting dates in West Carroll Parish are Nov. 23-25)

AREA 6: Archery, Oct. 1-15 (bucks only) and Oct. 16-Feb. 15; Primitive Firearms, Nov. 10-16 and Jan. 21-31; Modern Firearms, Nov. 17-Dec. 7 (still-hunt only), Dec. 8-Jan. 20 (with or without dogs).

AREA 7: Archery, Oct. 1-Jan. 31; Primitive Firearms, Oct. 13-19 and Nov. 3-9; Modern Firearms, Oct. 20-Nov. 2 and Nov. 10-25 (still-hunt only), Nov. 26-Dec. 30 (with or without dogs).

AREA 8: Archery, Sept. 15-Jan. 15; Primitive Firearms, Oct. 13-19 and Nov. 26-30; Modern Firearms, Oct. 20-Nov. 25, Dec. 1-Jan. 6 (with or without dogs).

NOTES: For the 2012-2013, State Deer Area 4 will be moved into State Deer Area 1. Area 4 dates are listed to inform Area 4 hunters of the new dates and the move to Area 1.

All dates are listed and taken from the 2011-2012 Louisiana Hunting Regulations pamphlet and do no reflect any changes that might arise from public hearings conducted in March by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries and adopted by the Louisiana Wildlife & Fisheries Commission.

Respective dates and bag limits for migratory birds and migratory waterfowl will be set in July and August.

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