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Louisiana - 2016 Season

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AreaDatesNotes
AMar 26 - Apr 24Barring federal exceptions, includes: Allen (N of LA-104, W of LA-26, S of junction of LA-104 to US-190, N of US-190 east of Kinder, W of US-165 south of Kinder), Avoyelles (bounded on the east by the Atchafalaya River, on the north by the Red River to the Brouillette Communitty, on the west by LA-452 from Brouillette to LA-1, on the south by LA-1, eastward to Hamburg, then by the West Atchaflaya Basin Protaction levee southward), Beauregard, Bienville, Calcasieu (N of I-10), Caldwell (W of Ouachita River southward to Catahoula Parish), Catahoula (S&W of the Ouachita River from the Caldwell Parish line south to LA-8 at Harrisonburg, N&W of LA-8 to LaSalle Parish. Also east of LA-15), Claiborne, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Evangeline (N&W of LA-115, N of LA-106 west of LA-115 to US-167, W of US-167 south to LA-10, N of LA-10 west of US-167 to LA-13, W of LA-13 south of LA-10 to Mamou and N of LA-104 west of Mamou), Franklin (E of LA-17 and E of LA-15 from its juncture with LA-17 at Winnsboro), Grant, Iberville (W of the Mississippi River), Jackson, Jefferson Davis (N of US-190 from junction with LA-26 to Kinder, W of US-165 and N of I-10 west from US-165), LaSalle, Lincoln, Livingston, Madison (E of US-65 from East Carroll Parish to US-80 and S of US-80. Also E of the main channel of the Mississippi River), Morehouse (W of US-165 from AR to LA-140 at Bonita, N&W to LA-830-4, W of LA-830-4 to US-165 at Bastrop, S to LA-3051, S to LA-138, W to LA-134, N to Ouachita Parish), Natchitoches, Ouachita (All W of the Ouachita River. E of the river N of US-80 to LA-139, W to LA-134, N to Morehouse Parish, S of the Morehouse line and E of the Ouachita river), Pointe Coupee, Rapides, Richland (S of US-80 and E of LA-17), Sabine, St. Helena, St. Landry (Area bounded on the W by West Atchafalaya Basin Protection Levee, on the E by the Atchafalaya River), Tangipahoa, Tensas (W of US-65 from Concordia Parish to LA-128, N to St. Joseph, W&N of LA-605, 604 & 3078 northward to Port Gibson Ferry. Also all land E of the Mississippi River), Union, Upper St. Martin (All within te Atchafalaya Basin), Vernon, West Baton Rouge, West Feliciana (including Raccourci Island), Winn Parishes
BMar 26 - Apr 17Barring federal exceptions, includes: Ascension, Bossier (All except area bounded on the N by I-20, on the W by LA-164, on the S by LA-164, on the E by Webster Parish line), Caddo, DeSoto, East Carroll (E of US-65 from AR line to Madison Parish line), Iberville (All E of the Mississippi River), Red River, St. Tammany, Washington, Webster (All except area bounded on the N by I-20, on the E by US-371, on the S by LA-164, on the W by Bossier Parish line) Parishes
CMar 26 - Apr 10Barring federal exceptions, includes: Caldwell (All E of the Ouachita River), Catahoula (All except portion in Area A), Concordia, Franklin (W of LA-17 from Richland Parish south to Winnsboro, W of LA-15 south to Catahoula Parish), Iberia (E of West Atchafalaya River Basin Protection Levee), Richland (W of LA-17 from Franklin Parish to Ringle Rd, S to Ferguson Rd, S to Little Rd, S to Big Creek, E to Franklin Parish), Tensas (E&S of US-65 from Concordia Parish to LA-128, S to St. Joseph, E&S of LA-605, 604 & 3078 north to Port Gibson Ferry) Parishes
Youth /
Physically Challenged
Mar 19 - Mar 20Areas A, B, C & Private Land
Bogue Chitto NWRMar 19 - Mar 20 (Youth)
Mar 26 - Apr 17
Lake Ophelia NWRMar 19 (Youth)
Mar 26 - Apr 10
Tensas NWRMar 19 - Mar 20 (Youth)
Mar 26 - Apr 10
Upper Ouachita NWRMar 19 (Youth Lottery Only)

Additional Information

Bag LimitAreaLimit
Statewide1 gobbler per day
2 per season
Hunting TimesAreaTimes
Statewide1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset
Arms & AmmoTypeDetails
ShotgunIncapable of holding more than three shells. Includes muzzleloaders. Must use shot no larger than lead #2 or steel BB
ArcheryBow & arrow or crossbow