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Trapper Education

The Louisiana Trapper and Alligator Hunters Association host trapping workshops to pass on the knowledge and skills of trapping furbears.

Trapping is an art form rapidly disappearing in our state today. It is an important tool in wildlife management and in some cases the only effective method of control available. It is important to pass this knowledge on to a new generation. This workshop is for you if you want to possess the knowledge and skills necessary to trap furbearers.

Workshops are open to ages 10 and above.

Participants 10-12 years of age must be accompanied with a parent or guardian and ages 13 and older can attend without a parent or guardian.

WORKSHOP SCHEDULES:

To be announced.

  

Hunter & Bowhunter Instructor Courses

Hunter & Bow Hunter Instructor Courses:

Volunteer Hunter Education Instructor Academy (2-day course):

Location:

LSU Agricultural Center

157 Cherokee Drive

Crowley, LA  70526

Schedule:

January 15th (Friday), 2016                             5:30pm to 9:30pm

January 16th (Saturday), 2016                        8:30am to 5:00pm

Contact Ben Stultz at 337-948-0255 or bstultz@wlf.la.gov for more information or to register for the course.

 

Location:

St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office Training Academy

1815 Terrace Hwy

St. Martinville, LA

Schedule:

February 5th (Friday)                                         5:30pm to 9:30pm

February 6 (Saturday)                           8:30am to 5:00pm

Contact Ben Stultz at 337-948-0255 or bstultz@wlf.la.gov for more information or to register for the course.

 

Location:

LDWF Monroe Field Office

368 CenturyLink Drive

Monroe, LA 71203

Schedule:

February 16, 2016 (Tuesday)                         8:00am to 5:00pm

February 17, 2016 (Wednesday)                    8:00am to 12:00pm

Contact Dana Norsworthy at dnorsworthy@wlf.la.gov or Zachary Bounds at zbounds@wlf.la.gov or at 318-343-4044 for more information or to register for the course.

 

Location:

DeRidder Water Treatment Facility

1366 Ball Rd

DeRidder, LA  70634

Schedule:

March 18th (Friday), 2016                             5:30pm to 9:30pm

March 19th (Saturday), 2016                        8:30am to 5:00pm

Contact Theresa Cross at (337)491-2575 x3009 or tcross@wlf.la.gov for more information or to register for the course.

 

Requirements for other states

HUNTING OUTSIDE OF LOUISIANA?

See link below.

Migratory and Waterfowl Seasons

2009-2010 MIGRATORY GAME BIRDS HUNTING SEASONS

 

SEASON
DATES
DAILY BAG LIMIT
POSSESSION LIMIT
   
Rails
Sept. 12-27
Nov. 14 - Jan. 6
King and Clapper
Sora and Virginia
King and Clapper
Sora and Virginia
   
15 in the aggregate
25 in the aggregate
30 in the aggregate
25 in the aggregate
Gallinules
Sept. 12-27
Nov. 14 - Jan. 6
15
30
   
Snipe
Nov. 7 - Dec. 11
Dec. 19 - Feb. 28
8
16
   
Woodcock
Dec. 18 - Jan. 31
3
6
   
Teal (Blue-winged, Green-winged and Cinnamon only)
Sept. 12-27
4
8
   
Mourning, White-winged, fully dressed Eurasian Collared and Ringed-turtle Doves
NORTH ZONE
SOUTH ZONE
15in the aggregate
30in the aggregate
 
 
Sept. 5-20
Oct. 10 - Nov. 8 Dec. 12 - Jan. 4
Sept. 5-13
Oct. 17 - Nov. 29
Dec. 19 - Jan. 4
     
Ducks, Coots and Mergansers
WEST ZONE
EAST ZONE
Daily bag limit for ducks is 6 and may include no more than 4 mallards (no more than 2 of which may be females), 1 pintail, 1 black duck, 3 wood ducks, 1 mottled duck, 2 scaup, 1 canvasback and 2 redheads. The daily bag limit on coots is 15. The daily bag limit for mergansers is 5; only 2 of which may be a hooded merganser. Merganser limits are in addition to the daily bag limit for ducks.The possession limit on ducks, coots and mergansers is twice the daily bag limit.
   
 
Nov. 14 - Dec. 6
Dec. 19 - Jan. 24
Nov. 21 - Dec. 6
Dec. 19 - Jan. 31
     
Youth Waterfowl Hunts
Nov. 7-8
Nov. 14-15
Bag limits are the same as regular duck season. See "Ducks and Coots" section for more details.
   
Light Geese (Snow, Blue, Ross')
Nov. 14 - Dec. 6
Dec. 19 - Feb. 5
Nov. 9 - Dec. 6Dec. 19 - Jan. 31
20
none
 
White-fronted Geese (Specklebelly)
 
2
4
   
Canada Goose
Dec. 19 - Jan. 31
1 daily in aggregate with White-fronts
2 in aggregate with White-fronts
   

2009-10 Dove Season

The term "dove" refers to the following species, and only the following species: mourning doves, white-winged doves, Eurasian collared-doves, and ringed-turtle doves.

 

North

South

Sep. 5-20

Sep. 5-13

Oct. 10-Nov. 8

Oct. 17-Nov.29

Dec. 12-Jan. 4

Dec. 19-Jan. 4

Bag Limit

Mourning and white-winged doves and fully dressed Eurasian collared- and ringed turtle-doves: Daily bag limit 15 in aggregate, Possession 30 in aggregate, but note: there is no bag limit on Eurasian collared-doves or ringed turtle-doves provided that a fully feathered wing and head remain attached to the carcass of the bird. Fully dressed Eurasian-collared doves and ringed-turtle doves (those without a fully feathered wing and head naturally attached to the carcass) shall be included in the aggregate bag.

Dove Hunting Zones


The state shall be divided into North and South Dove Hunting Zones by the following boundary: Beginning at the Texas-Louisiana border on La. Highway 12; thence east along La. Highway 12 to its intersection with U.S. Highway 190; thence east along U.S. Highway 190 to its intersection with Interstate 12; thence east along Interstate 12 to its intersection with Interstate 10; thence east along Interstate 10 to the Mississippi state line.

Extended Falconry Season

  • Mourning Doves: Statewide
    September 21 - October 6
  • Woodcock: Split Season, Statewide
    October 28 - December 17
    February 1 - February 11

Falconry daily bag and possession limits for all permitted migratory game birds must not exceed 3 and 6 birds, respectively, singly or in the aggregate, during the extended falconry seasons and regular hunting seasons. Remainder of extended falconry seasons for ducks, rails, gallinules to be set in August with the duck regulations.

Shooting and Hawking Hours:

Dove: One-half hour before sunrise to sunset except 12:00 noon to sunset September 5, 2009.

Teal, rails, gallinules, and woodcock: One-half hour before sunrise to sunset.

Zoning

Beginning at the Arkansas-Louisiana border on LA 3; thence south along LA 3 to Bossier City; thence east along I-20 to Minden; thence south along LA 7 to Ringgold; thence east along LA 4 to Jonesboro; thence south along US 167 to Lafayette; thence southeast along US 90 to the Mississippi state line.

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.

Documents: 

Natchitoches Shooting Range

Operated By: 

Natchitoches Sportsman's Assoc.

Address: 

635 Tauzin Rd.
Natchitoches, LA 71457
(6 miles from Natchitoches on LA 6 East)

Contact Information: 
318-356-9457

Shooting Accommodations - Rifle Range: 100 yds.
                   lighted, movable target backs
                   10 shooting points.
                   Handgun Range: 50 & 25 yds
                   16 shooting points, lighted
                  
Sporting Clay Range: 10 Stations.
                   5-Stand Shotgun: lighted
                   Skeet & Trap: lighted
                   Archery Range: 3-D Targets

Hours of Operation - Wed., Thurs., Fri.: 2:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.
                              Sat. & Sun.: 9:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M.
                             (Summer hours same except Sunday 2:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.)

 

Range Fees - $10.00 per day (half price for military, police, & students)

                     Memberships available upon request.                 

Courses Offered - Hunter Education; Concealed Carry; NRA Rifle, Pistol, Shotgun, Home Safety, Personal Protection.

Proshop - Limited Stock onsite plus special order.

Gunsmith on duty all hours.

Pearl River-Honey Island Shooting Range

Operated By: 

Southeast Louisiana Firearms Safety, Inc.

Owned: 
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
Address: 

Pearl River Wildlife Management Area near Slidell, LA.

Contact Information: 
985-643-3938

Shooting Accommodations - Rifle Range: 25, 50, & 100 yards
                         Handgun Range: 25 YARDS
                         Shotgun Range: Electronic throwers $3.00/25 Clays 
                                                  

Hours of Operation -  Check shooting range web site for current hours of operation: http://www.honeyisland.org

Range Fees - 16 years and over: $6.00    
                    15 years and younger: Free

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