Louisiana hunting season offers a wide variety of experiences. The migratory bird hunting is among the best in the country and the Whitetail Deer of Louisiana tend to have trophy racks made for fireplace mantles. Louisiana offers a very detailed Alligator hunt as well.
Whether you’re an instate resident or looking to visit this jewel of the south, Louisiana offers information about licenses and detailed maps about their 13 hunting zones with the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
Louisiana Deer Seasons
|Archery||September to January**|
|Muzzleloader||October to January**|
|Firearms, No Dogs||October to January**|
|Firearms, With Or Without Dogs||December to January|
**Season dates vary greatly by zone/area — Louisiana has 10 hunting “areas.” In Louisiana, you may not possess more than six deer per season, three of which are antlered and 4 of which are antlerless. Daily bag limits of 1 antlered deer and 1 anterless deer (when legal) are enforced.
Louisiana Wild Turkey Seasons
|General Season||Apr. 6-May 5**|
|Youth And Disabled Hunt||Mar. 30-31|
**Season dates vary by area — Louisiana has 3 turkey hunting areas.
Louisiana Small Game Seasons
|Nutria||Sept. 1-Feb. 28|
|Raccoon, Opossum, Bobcat||Open season|
|Squirrel||Oct. 6-Feb. 28 and May 4-26**|
|Rabbit||Oct. 6-Feb. 28|
|Quail and Pheasant||Nov. 17-Feb. 28|
**Spring squirrel season is closed in some areas. Small game limits vary by species. For more information on bag limits, visit theLouisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries website.
The Louisiana hunting seasons are controlled by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. You can apply for permits online.