New Regulations Governing Night-time Take of Outlaw Quadrupeds Now in Effect, LDWF Announces

Release Date: 10/21/2016

Oct. 21, 2016 – New regulations requiring permits for the night-time take of outlaw quadrupeds, nutria and beaver on private property have gone into effect, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) announced Thursday (Oct. 20).
The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission adopted a notice of intent for the regulations with amendments during its June meeting. To view the regulations, please visit
The permit will be valid for a period of one year from July 1-June 30 the following year, however, they may only be used from Sept. 1 of each year through the final day of February of the next year. Permits may be renewed annually without additional application.
Permittees may take outlaw quadrupeds, nutria or beaver during nighttime hours on private property from one-half hour after official sunset until one-half hour before official sunrise. 
The proposed changes are designed to streamline the application process and alleviate concerns relative to depredation and property damage by outlaw quadrupeds, nutria and beaver.
For more information, contact Melissa Collins at 225-763-8584 or