The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission (LWFC) adopted an amended Notice of Intent to hold a Louisiana black bear hunting season in December of 2024 in northeast Louisiana. The action came during the commission’s April meeting Tuesday (April 9) in Baton Rouge.

The hunt, which will be by lottery and administered by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF), will be confined to Bear Management Area 4, which includes Tensas, Madison, East Carroll and West Carroll parishes and portions of Richland, Franklin and Catahoula parishes. The season would begin on Dec. 7, 2024 and run through Dec. 22, 2024.

Hunts will be restricted to properly licensed Louisiana residents by lottery. All successful applicants for the hunt will be required to attend a LDWF bear hunter training course.

To see the amended and complete NOI, go to