Hunting

Lifetime License Application

Commercial or Recreational: 
Recreational

Disabled Veteran Application

Hunting or Fishing: 
Hunting
Commercial or Recreational: 
Recreational

Trapper Education

LDWF has partnered with the Louisiana Trappers and Alligator Hunters Association (LTAHA) and the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies to provide a free, voluntary online trapper education course.

Course topics include:

  • Introduction to Trapper Education
  • Historical Considerations
  • Furbearer Management
  • Best Management Practices
  • Running a Trapline
  • Trapping Regulations
  • Types of Traps
  • Trapping Equipment
  • Trapping Safety
  • Responsible Trapping
  • The Market Value of Furbearers

Trapper education is not mandatory in Louisiana, but the information provided in this free course can help current trappers improve their knowledge and provide new trappers with a basic background of the industry. The purpose of this course is to increase active trapper numbers, provide basic trapping knowledge, and teach ethical and law-abiding behavior, as well as to instill public confidence and maintain public support for trapping as a wildlife management tool.

LDWF and the LTAHA also offer hands-on trapping workshops. Workshops are held each winter, generally as full day Saturday events, in both the southern and northern areas of the state. Workshop topics include trap setting for land and water areas, skinning demonstrations, and pelt handling techniques. Workshops are available to teens and adults who have completed the online course.

For more information contact Jennifer Manuel at jhogue@wlf.la.gov or 337-373-0032.

Trapping Workshops

Single Day Workshops:
December 2nd at Cypress Black Bayou
December 9th at Palmetto Island State Park

Weekend Trapping School:
January 26th-28th at Woodworth Shooting Range

For more information or to register for one of these free workshops, contact LDWF's New Iberia office at 337-373-0032 or email Jennifer Manuel at jhogue@wlf.la.gov.

Hunter and Bowhunter Instructor Courses

Volunteer Hunter Education Instructor Academy (2-day course)
 
Dates: July 24  &  25, 2018
 
Location: LDWF Monroe Office
                   368 CenturyLink Drive
                   Monroe, LA 71203
 
Schedule: July 24, 2018 (Tuesday)  8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
                  July 25, 2018 (Wednesday)  8:00 a.m. – 12 p.m.
 
Contact Dana Norsworthy or Zachary Bounds at (318) 343-4044, dnorsworthy@wlf.la.gov or zbounds@wlf.la.gov for more information or to register for the course.”

Requirements for other states

HUNTING OUTSIDE OF LOUISIANA?

See link below.

Tagging

POSSESSION TAGS

Any part of the deer or wild turkey divided shall have affixed thereto the name, date, address and big game license number of the person killing the deer or wild turkey and the sex of that animal. This information shall be legibly written in pen or pencil on any piece of paper or cardboard or any material which is attached or secured to or enclosing the part or parts. On lands enrolled in DMAP, deer management assistance tags must be attached and locked through the hock of the antlerless deer, (including those taken with bow, muzzleloader and those antlerless deer taken on either-sex days) in a manner that it cannot be removed, before the deer is moved from the site of the kill.

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Natchitoches Shooting Range

Hours

See website

Fees

$20 per day; half price for military, police, and students; memberships available upon request; see website for details

Location

635 Tauzin Road, Natchitoches, LA 71457 (6 miles from Natchitoches on LA Hwy 6 East)

Contact

318-356-9457; natchitochesshootingrange@gmail.com; www.natchitochesshooting.com

Owner/operator

Natchitoches Sportsman's Association

Description

The Natchitoches Shooting Range is a privately owned and operated facility. LDWF has partnered with its owners to provide additional shooting and hunter education opportunities to the public.

  • Shooting accommodations
    • Rifle range (100 yards; lighted, movable target backs; 10 shooting points)
    • Pistol range (25 and 50 yards; 16 lighted shooting points)
    • Sporting clay range (10 stations)
    • 5-stand shotgun (lighted)
    • Skeet and trap (lighted)
    • Archery range with 3-D targets
  • Courses
    • Hunter Education
    • Concealed Carry
    • NRA Rifle, Pistol, Shotgun, Home Safety, Personal Protection
  • Proshop
    • Limited stock available onsite plus special order.
    • Gunsmith on duty all hours.

Pearl River-Honey Island Shooting Range

Hours

See website

Fees

See website

Location

Pearl River Wildlife Management Area near Slidell, LA

Contact

985-643-3938; honey.island.wm@gmail.com; www.honeyisland.org

Owner/operator

Owned by LDWF; operated by Southeast Louisiana Firearm Safety Incorporated

Description

Shooting opportunities include a rifle range, rim-fire and pistol range, shotgun range with electronic throwers, and a 3-D archery range. Southeast Louisiana Firearm Safety Incorporated is a nonprofit volunteer organization which handles the day-to-day operations and upkeep of the range using all volunteer staff. The organization uses money generated from range fees for range maintenance, improvements, and operations.

Rules

See website

Map

Access Map

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Sherburne Shooting Range

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Hours

Skeet Range #1, Archery Range, Pistol Range, and Rifle Range: 7 days a week, sunrise to sunset

Skeet/Trap Range #2: Thursday-Saturday, 8 am-4 pm

Fees

Free

Location

Sherburne Wildlife Management Area, 1132 Sherburne Road, Lottie, LA 70756 (3 miles south of U.S. Hwy 190 on LA Hwy 975)

Contact

Sherburne Headquarters: 337-566-2251; Baton Rouge Office: 337-765-2920; dhurdle@wlf.la.gov

Owner/operator

LDWF

Description

  • Skeet Range #1
    • Two to four manual throwers
    • Bring your own clay targets and shells.
  • Skeet/Trap Range #2
    • Two electric throwers (high and low houses) and one trap bunkhouse, with remote-controlled releases
    • Shooters must supply their clays and ammunition. We recommend standard (4.5-inch) clays.
  • Archery Range
    • Bag targets are set at various distances of 10, 20, 30, 40, and 50 yards
    • 15-foot elevated tower for shooting 3-D targets
  • Pistol Range
    • Covered outdoor range with 10, 25, and 50-yard targets
    • 20 shooting positions
  • Rifle Range
    • Covered outdoor range with 25, 50, and 100-yard targets
    • 12 concrete shooting benches
    • Paper targets only

Rules

Self-Clearing Permit

You must have a Self-Clearing Permit for all activities on wildlife management areas, unless otherwise specified. This includes the use of any shooting range. Self-Clearing Permits are available at Information/Permit Stations located on the Range Complex. You must fill out the Self-Clearing Permit before entering the range area.

Licenses

If you’re using a WMA for any purpose other than hunting, you must have one of the following:

  • A valid Wild Louisiana Stamp
  • A valid Louisiana fishing license
  • A valid Louisiana hunting license

Individuals younger than age 16 or older than age 60 are exempt from this requirement.

Range Rules

  1. All users must abide by range officer directions (if present).
  2. Eye and ear protection required.
  3. Firearms must be uncased, magazines removed, and actions open when carried onto range.
  4. Keep all muzzles pointed in a safe direction.
  5. No handling of firearms when users are down range.
  6. Shooters may have only one firearm on the firing line at a time.
  7. All firearms must be unloaded with the actions open unless on the firing line and the range is cleared for live fire. 
  8. During a cease fire, all firearms must be properly racked behind the shooting line, completely unloaded, with the action open.
  9. No rapid fire or fully automatic fire.
  10. Firearms may not be drawn and fired from holsters.
  11. Only paper targets and provided target frames may be used. No metal or exploding targets.
  12. No tracer or armor piercing rounds allowed.
  13. Must use the provided launchers to shoot clay targets.
  14. No alcoholic beverages allowed.
  15. No profane language or derogatory remarks.
  16. No pets allowed.
  17. Shooters must pick up their own shell hulls, casings, and trash and dispose of it properly.
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