Hunting seasons

  • DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: State Deer Area 2, through Jan. 13, either-sex season, with or without dogs.
  • DEER/MODERN FIREARMS/ATCHAFALAYA BASIN: Through Jan. 13, bucks only, with or without dogs.
  • DEER/PRIMITIVE FIREARMS: Jan. 14-20, State Deer Area 2, still-hunt only, either-sex season.
  • DEER/ARCHERY: State Deer Areas 3 and 8 through Jan. 15; State Deer areas 1, 2, 4, 5 and 7 through Jan. 31. Deer Area 6 and Special Atchafalaya Basin/I-10 south (Oct. 1-15, bucks only) through Feb. 15. Either-sex deer allowed to be taken except where noted. Special license required: $10.50 for residents (ages 16-59); $26 for nonresidents (16 and older).
  • DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: State Deer Area 1, through Jan. 20, still-hunt only, either-sex season.
  • DUCKS/WEST ZONE: Second split through Jan. 20. Includes ducks, coots (poule d’eau) and mergansers.
  • DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: State Deer Area 6, through Jan. 20, either-sex season, with or without dogs. Note: The special Lake Maurepas area, Plaquemines Parish and a portion of St. Bernard Parish are excluded from State Deer Area 6 dates.
  • DUCKS/COASTAL ZONE: Through Jan. 20, second split. Includes ducks, coots (poule d’eau) and mergansers.
  • CANADA GEESE/WEST ZONE: Second split through Jan. 21.
  • DEER/PRIMITIVE FIREARMS: Jan. 21-31, State Deer Areas 1 and 6, still-hunt only, either-sex season.
  • DEER/PRIMITIVE FIREARMS/ATCHAFALAYA BASIN: Jan. 21-31, bucks only, still-hunt only.
  • DUCKS/EAST ZONE: Through Jan. 27, second split. Includes ducks, coots (poule d’eau) and mergansers.
  • GEESE/EAST ZONE: Through Jan. 27, second split. Open to take speckledbelly, Canada, blue, snow and Ross’ geese.
  • WOODCOCK: Statewide through Jan. 31.
  • CANADA GEESE/COASTAL ZONE: Second split through Jan. 31
  • GEESE/COASTAL & WEST ZONES: Through Feb. 3, second split. Open to take speckledbelly, blue, snow and Ross’ geese.
  • SQUIRRELS/RABBITS/QUAIL: Statewide through Feb. 28.
  • SNIPE/EAST, WEST & COASTAL WATERFOWL ZONES: Second split through Feb. 28.
  • SQUIRREL: May 4-26 statewide, private lands. Daily limit 3. Possession limit 6. Reduced seasons on state wildlife management areas. Consult Louisiana Hunting Regulations/2012-2013 for WMAs with spring squirrel seasons. Closed on most federal lands.

2013-2014 RESIDENT-GAME SEASONS

  • RABBIT/SQUIRREL: Oct. 5-Feb. 28, statewide. Spring squirrel season, May 3-25.
  • QUAIL: Nov. 16-Feb. 28, statewide.
  • DEER
  • Except where noted, all seasons allow take of either sex whitetail deer.
  • AREA 1: Archery, Oct. 1-Jan. 31; Primitive Firearms, Nov. 9-15, Jan. 20-31; Modern Firearms, Nov. 16-Dec. 6, Jan. 6-19, still-hunt only; Dec. 7-Jan. 5, with/without dogs. (Reminder: Area 4 is now part of Area 1).
  • AREA 2: Archery, Oct. 1-Jan. 31;
    Primitive Firearms, Oct. 19-25, Jan. 13-19; Modern Firearms, Oct. 26-Dec. 3, still-hunt only; Dec. 4-Jan. 12, with/without dogs.
  • AREA 3: Archery, Sept. 21-Jan. 15; Primitive Firearms, Oct. 12-18, Dec. 2-6; Modern Firearms, Oct. 19-Dec. 1, Dec. 7-Jan. 12, still-hunt only.
  • AREA 5: Archery, Oct. 1-Jan. 31; Primitive Firearms, Nov. 9-15, Dec. 23-29; Modern Firearms, Nov. 29-Dec. 22, still-hunt only.
  • AREA 6: Archery, Oct. 1-15, bucks only, Oct. 16-Feb. 15, either sex; Primitive Firearms, Nov. 9-15, Jan. 20-31; Modern Firearms, Nov. 16-Dec. 6, still-hunt only; Dec. 7-Jan. 19, with/without dogs. (Note: In the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac, lands in the Maurepas Area and the parts of St. Bernard and Plaquemines parishes outside the protective levee are expected to have special season dates and daily/season limits; Lands within the Morganza Floodway and the Atchafalaya Basin have special season at noted.)
  • AREA 7: Archery, Oct. 1-Jan. 31; Primitive Firearms, Oct. 12-18, Nov. 2-8; Modern Firearms, Oct. 19-Nov. 1, Nov. 9-Dec. 1, still-hunt only; Dec. 2-Jan. 5, with/without dogs.
  • AREA 8: Archery, Sept. 21-Jan. 15; Primitive Firearms, Oct. 12-18, Dec. 2-6; Modern Firearms, Oct. 19-Dec. 1, still-hunt only; Dec. 7-Jan. 12, with/without dogs.
  • SPECIAL ATCHAFALAYA BASIN AREA: Archery, Oct. 1-15, bucks only, Oct. 16-Feb. 15, either sex; Primitive Firearms, Jan. 20-31, bucks only; Modern Firearms, Nov. 16-24, still-hunt only, either sex; Nov. 25-Dec. 6, still-hunt only, bucks only; Dec. 7-8, with/without dogs, either sex; Dec. 9-Jan. 12, with/without dogs, bucks only.
  • MIGRATORY BIRDS/WATERFOWL: Season dates and bag limits will be established by the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission (with the approval of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service) at the commission’s July and August meetings.