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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 EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR COURSES

March 7th & 8th 2014

LSU Ag Center in Crowley
157 Cherokee Drive
Crowley 70526

5:30 pm to 9:30 pm Friday
8:30 am to 5:00 pm  Saturday

Class capacity 25 for more information or to Register for this class please Contact Theresa Cross @ 337-491-2575 ext 3009 or email
tcross@wlf.la.gov

 

April 22 - 24, 2014

Waddill Outdoor Education Center
Tuesday       5PM to 9PM
Wednesday  5PM to 9PM
Thursday      5PM to 9PM

To Register or for more information please contact Bradley Jackson @ 225-274-8192 or bjackson@wlf.la.gov
YOU MUST ATTEND ALL THREE DAYS

 

  
BOWHUNTER EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR COURSES

 

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, & 50 YARDS
                         Shotgun Range: Manual trap thrower
                                                 Bring your own clay targets 

Hours of Operation - Fri. 11:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
                              Saturday and Sunday 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

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

Sherburne Shooting Range

Operated By: 

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

Address: 

3 miles South of U.S. 190 on La. 975
Sherburne WMA
1132 Sherburne Road
Lottie, LA 70756

Contact Information: 
337-566-2251

Shooting Accommodations - Shotgun Range # 1: Manual Throwers 
                                         are installed for public use, bring your own clay targets   
                                         and shells.

                                         Shotgun Range # 2: Skeet range (high & low house) with remote
                                         controlled throwers, bring your own clay targets and shells.      

                                         Archery Range: Field Targets 10 yds - 50 yds. &
                                         3-D Targets with elevated shooting platform on site.

                                         Handgun Range: 10, 25, & 50 yard lines,  
                                         20 shooting postiions.
                     
                                         Rifle Range: 25, 50, & 100 yard lines, 12 benches.

Hours of Operation - Rifle, Handgun, Shotgun Range # 1 & Archery Range: Everyday from official Sunrise to offical Sunset.  Shotgun Range # 2 - Thursday through Saturday 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.
                              
Range Fees - Free of charge.  Bring your own clay targets for Shotgun Range.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Range 337-566-2251
B.R. Office 225-765-2920
dhurdle@wlf.la.gov

    

 

Woodworth Shooting Range

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Address: 

661 Robinson Bridge Road
Woodworth, LA 71465

 

 Range Rules

  1. All firearms must be unloaded with the actions open prior to entering the range.

  2. The muzzle of all firearms must always be pointed in a safe direction.

  3. Eye and ear protection must be worn when on the shooting range.

  4. No person shall handle firearms or ammunition when the range is cold.

  5. During a cease fire, all firearms must be properly cleared and racked with actions open.

  6. No rapid fire. “Rapid fire” is defined as discharging more than one round per second.

  7. Shooters must pick up their trash, including casings, and dispose of it properly.

  8. Pets are not allowed on shooting ranges.

  9. Only target frames provided may be used, unless approved by range officer on duty.

  10. Shooters may have only one caliber of ammunition at the shooting bench at a time.

  11. No alcoholic beverages are allowed on the range. Any person who appears by to have been consuming alcoholic beverages or is otherwise impaired shall be expelled from the range.

  12. The use of profane language or language that is derogatory will not be tolerated and may be cause for expulsion from the range.

  13. No tracer or armor piercing rounds may be used. No exploding targets may be used.

  14. All users must abide by direction from the Range Officer. Range Officers are authorized to enforce these rules and expel uncooperative persons from the range or close the range if a situation warrants.

  

 RANGE HOURS AND INFORMATION
 
*  Special Note: Range is closed the third Saturday of each month from 8:00 AM to Noon  *
 
RIFLE AND PISTOL RANGES
 
THUR  - SUN             8:00 A.M.   -   5:00 P.M.
COST:                        FREE
 
Target frames, paper targets, eye protection, and ear protection are provided.
 
5-STAND SPORTING CLAYS 
THUR & FRI                 NOON     -     5:00 P.M.
SAT & SUN                 8:00 A.M.   -   5:00 P.M. 
 COST:                         $5.00 per round (25 Clays)
 
 
Contact Information:
Phone: 318-484-2212
Email: rstroede@wlf.la.gov

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