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2003-04 HUNTING REGULATIONS PAMPHLETS AVAILABLE
The 2003-04 Hunting Seasons and Wildlife Management Area Regulations
pamphlet is now available at local hunting license vendors and the offices
of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. An electronic
version of the pamphlet may also be viewed and/or downloaded from the
department website at: www.wlf.state.la.us.
The pamphlet contains a complete listing of hunting season dates for deer,
small game and migratory game birds. The hunting rules and regulations are
also included. The season dates and regulations were officially ratified
by the Louisiana Wildlife Commission at their July 8 meeting.
Recent actions by the commission, however, are not included. The newly
created Tangipahoa Parish School Board Wildlife Management Area is not
listed in the pamphlet. The deer season for the area will be the same as
outside, with the stipulation that this is a still-hunt-only area. The
small game hunting regulations and seasons will be the same as outside
except that beagles will be permitted for rabbit hunting from January 26
through February 29. Squirrel dogs will be permitted from January 26
through February 8. Nighttime raccoon hunting will be allowed from January
26 through February 29. This area will be closed to ATVs, with access
allowed only by walking in.
The Louisiana Bobcat season was also approved after the printing of the
pamphlet. The LWFC set the season to run concurrent with the deer season,
opening on September 13 in conjunction with the opening of Louisiana's
archery season. Properly licensed big game hunters may take a bobcat
during the open deer hunting season. The season limit on bobcats taken by
recreational deer hunters shall be one. Legal shooting hours and methods
of take shall be the same as those for deer in each area of the state.
Hunters are strongly urged to obtain a copy of the pamphlet and review it
before heading into the woods this season. Ignoring changes to season
dates, rules or regulations could result in citations that carry stiff
fines and penalties.
For more information, contact Thomas Gresham at 225/765-2923
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