Louisiana Hunting Seasons Dates (Updated)

Welcome to the Louisiana Hunting Seasons page. Updated US Hunting Seasons for 2019-2020.

As part of our comprehensive guide to US Hunting Seasons By State on this page you will find out "When Is Hunting Season for Louisiana?" 

There is also general information on the different hunting seasons for a wide range of wild game species. You will find links to the relevant State Authority so you can make sure you have all the correct legal obligations in place before you start your hunt.

Louisiana has a large number of hunting opportunities throughout the hunting season. Game species available include:-

Deer, Turkey, Alligator, Hogs and a range of Small Game and Game Bird hunting.

IMPORTANT. All care has been taking in preparing this hunting season information for you. Please check the relevant State Authority's Website for further information and any changes to current US Hunting Season Regulations. We have provided a link to each States hunting season website for your convenience.

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Deer Hunting Season
Hog Hunting Season

Louisiana Deer Hunting Season

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries makes the following comments about deer hunting during hunting season.


"White-tailed deer are an abundant and sustainable game species in Louisiana. The deer population is estimated to be at a minimum of 500,000 today."

Hunting Category

Hunting Season 2019-2020*

Firearms (No Dogs)

Oct 19-Jan 19

Firearms (With or Without Dogs)

dec 2-Jan 19

Muzzleloader

Oct 19-Jan 31

Bow

Sept 21-Jan 31

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website. Seasons dates vary widely between hunting zones in Louisiana.

Louisiana Turkey Hunting Season

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries makes the following comments about turkey hunting during hunting season.


"The eastern wild turkey is the largest game bird native to Louisiana. Gobblers average about 17 pounds with some birds weighing up to 25 pounds. Hens average between 8 and 11 pounds."

Hunting Category

Hunting Season 2019-2020*

General Hunting Season

Apr 4-May 3

Youth & Disabled Hunt

March 28-29

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website.

 Louisiana Small Game Hunting Season

Louisiana as some fantastic Wild Hog hunting throughout the State.

Hunting Category

Hunting Season 2019-2020*

Hogs

Open all Year

Coyotes

Open All Year

Rabbit

Oct 5-Feb 29

Squirrel

Oct 5-Feb 29 & May 2-24

Raccoon & Opossum

Open All Year

Bobcat

Open All Year

Alligators

(East) Last Wed august for 30 Days

Alligators

(West) First Wed Sept For 30 Days

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website. A resident alligator hunter must either own land or have permission to hunt alligators on land that is classified as wetland habitat in order to qualify for alligator harvest tags

Louisiana Game Bird Hunting Season

Hunting Category

Hunting Season 2019-2020*

Ducks

Nov 9-Jan 26

Pheasants

Nov 16-Feb 29

Quail

Nov 16-Feb 29

Light Geese

Nov 2-Feb 9

Dove (5 Species)

Sept 7- Jan 31

Canada Geese

Nov 2-Jan 31

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website. Ducks, Dove seasons vary widley across hunting units.

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Good Luck!!

Paul

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