The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission on Thursday issued a notice of intent to adopt 2010-12 hunting schedules for the state's wildlife management areas.

The proposed schedules are:

ACADIANA CONSERVATION CORRIDOR (LDWF Owned - 2,285 Acres, Opelousas Office )

Self-Clearing Permit required for all activities.

Deer: Archery only: Oct. 1-15 bucks only, Oct. 16-Feb. 15, either-sex.

All other seasons CLOSED. No motorized vehicles allowed and no access via I-49 right-of-way.

Feral Hogs: May be taken by properly licensed hunters from Oct.1-Feb. 15, archery only.

ALEXANDER STATE FOREST (Owner - Office of Forestry-LDAF - 7,875 Acres, Pineville Office)

From December through February all hunters must check daily with the Office of Forestry for scheduled burning activity. No hunting or other activity will be permitted in burn units the day of the burning. Call 318-487-5172 or 318-487-5058 for information on burning schedules. Self-Clearing Permits required for hunters only.

Physically Challenged Wheelchair Confined Deer Hunting Area: Access restricted. Check WMA map for location and call Pineville or Baton Rouge Offices for details and applications. Hunting by reservation for wheelchair confined PCHP permittees only. Same deer seasons listed below.

Deer • Archery: Oct. 1-Jan. 31, either-sex. • Firearms: Fri. after Thanksgiving Day for 3 days, bucks only. • Primitive Firearms: 2nd Sat. of Oct. for 2 days; first Sat. of Nov. for 2 days. Either-sex. Mandatory Deer Check.

Small Game Same as outside EXCEPT CLOSED during primitive firearms season and open to squirrel hunting during the spring season, 1st Sat. of May for 9 days, with or without dogs.

Waterfowl: Same as outside. (Certain areas may be closed as posted).

Vehicles restricted to paved and graveled roads. No parking on or fishing or swimming from bridges. No open fires EXCEPT in recreational areas.

ATCHAFALAYA DELTA (Owner - State of Louisiana - 137,695 Acres, New Iberia Office)

Self-clearing Permit required for deer, feral hog hunting and tent camping. Self-clearing permits available from Main Delta and Wax Delta campgrounds and Cul-de-sac on Big Island.

Limited Access Area: No internal combustion engines allowed from September through January. See WMA map for specific location.

Big Island: CLOSED to all activities during the month of October, EXCEPT Youth Lottery Deer Hunts.

Deer • Youth Lottery: 3rd Sat. of Oct. for 2 days and 4th Sat. of Oct. for 2 days on Big Island only, either-sex, daily youth permit required. Call New Iberia office, Coastal and Nongame Resources Division (337) 373-0032 for details. • Archery: Oct. 1-Jan. 31 on Main Delta only (Big Island CLOSED during October); no deer hunting on Wax Lake Delta. Either-sex.

All harvested deer must be checked in at Atchafalaya Delta Headquarters.

Waterfowl Same as outside, EXCEPT shooting hours shall be one-half hour before sunrise to 2:00 p.m. during opening weekends of teal and duck season and one-half hour before sunrise to sunset the remainder of the season, and EXCEPT shooting hours are the same as outside for the Youth Hunt weekend.

Small Game Hunting for Rabbit Only Wax Lake Delta: Oct. 1-31 and Feb. 1 to the last day of Feb. with or without beagles. Nov. 1-Jan. 31 without beagles only. Main Delta: Feb. 1 to the last day of Feb. with or without beagles. CLOSED October through January.

Feral Hogs May be taken by properly licensed hunters from Oct. 1 to the last day of Feb. Hunters may hunt feral hogs with archery equipment and shotguns loaded with buckshot or slugs from Feb. 16-March 31. Hunters must also display 400 square inches of hunter orange and wear a "Hunter Orange" cap during special shotgun season for hogs. All harvested hogs must be checked in at the Atchafalaya Delta headquarters.

Camping and houseboat mooring allowed ONLY in designated areas. Permit needed for houseboat mooring, call New Iberia Office for information. Vessels/Vehicles: Mudboats or air-cooled propulsion engines greater than 36 horsepower are prohibited on the WMA. ATVs, ATCs and motorcycles prohibited EXCEPT as permitted for authorized WMA trappers.

ATTAKAPAS (Owner - State of Louisiana - 25,730 Acres, Corps of Engineers - 2,200 Acres, Opelousas Office)

Area CLOSED to all EXCEPT Youth Deer Hunters when the Youth deer season is open. Self-Clearing Permits required for hunters only.

Deer Deer hunting will be closed when the river stage of the Atchafalaya River reaches 18 feet at Butte LaRose. • Archery: Oct. 1-15 bucks only, Oct. 16-Feb. 15, either sex. • Youth: Last Sat. of Oct. for 2 days, either-sex. • Firearms Either-sex: Fri. after Thanksgiving Day for 3 days; Fri. before 1st Sat. of Dec. for 3 days. • Firearms Bucks Only: 3rd Sat. of Dec. to Jan. 1. • Primitive Firearms: Mon. after next to last Sun. of Jan. for 7 days, either-sex.

Small Game & Waterfowl Same as outside EXCEPT small game hunting CLOSED during either-sex modern firearms seasons and waterfowl hunting CLOSED during youth deer seasons and Open to squirrel hunting during the spring season, 1st Sat. of May for 9 days, with or without dogs. Beagles allowed for rabbits and dogs allowed for squirrel hunting the day after primitive firearms season ends to the last day of Feb.

Raccoon (Nighttime) 2nd Sat. of Sept. for 16 days and the day after primitive firearms season ends to the last day of Feb.

Feral Hogs May be taken by properly licensed hunters from Oct. 1 to the last day of Feb. Hogs may be taken with the aid of dogs Feb. 1 to last day of Feb. only by permit available from a Region Office.

BAYOU MACON (LDWF Owned - 6,919 Acres, Monroe Office)

Deer • Archery: Oct. 1-Jan. 31, either-sex. • Firearms: 2nd Sat. of Nov. for 2 days Mandatory Deer Check, either-sex. • Primitive Firearms: 1st Sat. of Dec. for 2 days, either-sex.

Small Game & Waterfowl Same as outside EXCEPT CLOSED during firearms season and Open to squirrel hunting during the spring season, 1st Sat. of May for 9 days, with or without dogs. Beagles allowed for rabbits and dogs allowed for squirrel hunting 1st Sat. of Jan. to the last day of Feb.

Raccoon (Nighttime) 2nd Sat. of Sept. for 16 days and 1st Sat. of Jan. to the last day of Feb. All night activities prohibited EXCEPT as otherwise provided.

BAYOU PIERRE (LDWF Owned - 2,212 Acres, Minden Office)

Waterfowl Refuge is closed to all hunting, trapping and fishing EXCEPT for archery hunting for deer, which is allowed on the entire area. Refuge is marked with "Waterfowl Refuge" signs. Contact Region 1 Wildlife Division, Minden Office, for details for lottery hunts listed below at 318-371-3050.

Deer • Archery only: Oct. 1-Jan. 31, either-sex. Archery hunting is allowed in the waterfowl refuge.

Dove Same as outside.

Waterfowl Lottery Only (Portion west of Bayou Pierre) Lottery Youth Hunt: Same as outside youth waterfowl hunt. General Lottery Hunt: 2nd weekend of both splits of the West Zone season.

Other Small Game Same as outside and Open to squirrel hunting during the spring season, 1st Sat. of May for 9 days, with or without dogs. Beagles allowed for rabbits and dogs allowed for squirrel hunting 1st Mon. of Jan. to last day of Feb.

Raccoon (Nighttime) 1st Mon. of Jan. to last day of Feb.

Feral Hogs May be taken by properly licensed hunters from Oct. 1 to the last day of Feb.

BENS CREEK (Owner - Weyerhaeuser Co., Inc. - 13,044 Acres, Hammond Office)

Area Closed: To all EXCEPT Youth and Physically Challenged Deer Hunters during the Youth and Physically Challenged Deer Hunt.

Deer • Archery: Oct. 1-Jan. 31, either-sex. • Youth & Physically Challenged: 1st Sat. of Nov. for 2 days, either-sex. • Firearms Either-sex: Fri. after Thanksgiving Day for 3 days, Fri. Mandatory Deer Check, Sat. and Sun. • Self-Clearing Permit; 1st Sat. of Dec. for 7 days and Sat. before Christmas Day for 9 days, Self-Clearing Permit. • Firearms Bucks Only: Mon. after close of last either-sex season for 14 days. • Primitive Firearms: 2nd Sat. of Dec. for 7 days and day after firearms bucks only season ends for 7 days, either-sex.

Small Game & Waterfowl Same as outside EXCEPT CLOSED Friday after Thanksgiving Day for 3 days and OPEN to squirrel hunting during the spring season, 1st Sat. of May for 9 days, with or without dogs. Beagles allowed for rabbits and dogs allowed for squirrel hunting the day after primitive firearms season ends to the last day of Feb.

Raccoon (Nighttime) The day after primitive firearms season ends to the last day of Feb.

Feral Hogs May be taken by properly licensed hunters from Oct. 1 to the last day of Feb.

BIG COLEWA BAYOU (LDWF Owned - 899 Acres, Monroe Office)

Self-Clearing Permit not required.

Physically Challenged Wheelchair Confined Deer Hunting Area: Access restricted. Check WMA map for location and call Monroe or Baton Rouge Offices for details and applications. Hunting by reservation for wheelchair confined PCHP permittees only. Fri. after Thanksgiving for 3 days, either-sex and Mon. after Thanksgiving for 14 days, bucks only.

Deer • Archery only: Oct. 1-Jan. 31, either-sex.

Small Game & Waterfowl Same as outside and open to squirrel hunting during the spring season, 1st Sat. of May for 9 days, with or without dogs. Beagles allowed for rabbit hunting 1st Sat. of Jan. to last day of Feb. All nighttime activities prohibited.

Feral Hogs May be taken by properly licensed hunters from Oct. 1 to the last day of Jan.

BIG LAKE (LDWF Owned - 19,231 Acres, Monroe Office)

Area Closed: To all EXCEPT Youth Deer Hunters when the Youth deer season is open.

Deer • Archery: Oct. 1-Jan. 31, either-sex. • Youth: Last Sat. of Oct. for 2 days, either-sex. • Firearms Either-sex: Fri. after Thanksgiving Day for 3 days, Mandatory Deer Check. • Firearms Bucks Only: Sat. after Christmas Day EXCEPT when Christmas Day falls on a Sat. or Sun. then the Mon. after Christmas Day for 9 days. • Primitive Firearms: Day after firearms bucks only season closes for 9 days, either-sex.

Small Game Same as outside EXCEPT CLOSED during either-sex firearms seasons and Open to squirrel hunting during the spring season, 1st Sat. of May for 9 days, with or without dogs. Beagles allowed for rabbits and dogs allowed for squirrel hunting the day after primitive firearms season ends to the last day of Feb.

Waterfowl Same as outside EXCEPT CLOSED during either-sex firearms seasons.

Raccoon (Nighttime) The day after primitive firearms season ends to the last day of Feb.

Feral Hogs May be taken by properly licensed hunters from Oct. 1 to the last day of Feb.

BILOXI (Owner - Biloxi Marsh Land Corporation - 42,787 Acres, New Iberia Office)

Self-Clearing Permits not required.

Deer • Archery only: October through January. First 15 days are bucks only.

Small Game & Waterfowl Same as outside EXCEPT beagles allowed for rabbits when duck season is closed and EXCEPT CLOSED to squirrel hunting during the spring season.

Feral Hogs May be taken by properly licensed hunters from October through February.

BODCAU (Owner - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - 34,355 Acres, Minden Office)

Area Closed (portion): on designated portion. Closed to all EXCEPT Youth deer hunters during the Youth Deer Hunt.

Deer • Archery: Oct. 1-Jan. 31, either-sex. • Youth: Sat. after 2nd Fri. of Oct. for 2 days, either-sex on designated portion. • Primitive Firearms: Mon. after Thanksgiving Day for 7 days, either-sex. • Modern Firearms Either-sex: Sat. after 4th Fri. of Oct. to the Sun. after Thanksgiving Day.

Small Game and Waterfowl Same as outside EXCEPT CLOSED during the youth deer hunt on designated portion and EXCEPT spring squirrel season will be open the 1st Sat. of May for 9 days only, with or without dogs. Beagles allowed for rabbits and dogs allowed for squirrel hunting Day after firearms deer season ends to the last day of Feb. • Youth Squirrel Hunt: 4th Sat. of Sept. for 2 days.

Raccoon Day after firearms deer season ends to the last day of Feb.

Feral Hogs May be taken by properly licensed hunters from Oct. 1 to the last day of Feb. Hogs may be taken with the aid of dogs Feb. 1 to last day of Feb. only by permit available from a Region Office.

Bird Dog Training Area Permit required. Open all year EXCEPT CLOSED during WMA Turkey Season. Contact Minden Office for permits and information.

BOEUF (LDWF Owned - 50,967 Acres, Monroe Office)

Area Closed: To all EXCEPT Youth Deer Hunters when youth deer season is open.

Deer • Archery: Oct. 1-Jan. 31, either-sex. • Youth: 2nd Sat. of Oct. for 2 days, either-sex. • Firearms Either-sex: Fri. after Thanksgiving Day for 3 days, Fri. and Sat. Mandatory Deer Check, Sun. Self-Clearing Permit. • Firearms Bucks Only: 1st Sat. of Dec. for 14 days. • Primitive Firearms: 1st Sat. of Dec. for 7 days, either-sex.

Small Game and Waterfowl Same as outside EXCEPT CLOSED Fri. and Sat. following Thanksgiving Day and EXCEPT spring squirrel season will be open the 1st Sat. of May for 9 days only, with or without dogs. Beagles allowed for rabbits and dogs allowed for squirrel hunting 1st Sat. of Jan. to the last day of Feb. Youth Squirrel Hunt: 4th Sat. of Sept. for 2 days.

Internal combustion engines and craft limited to 10 hp rating or less in the Greentree Reservoir.

Raccoon (Nighttime) 2nd Sat. of Sept. for 16 days and 1st Sat. of Jan. to the last day of Feb.

Feral Hogs May be taken by properly licensed hunters from Oct. 1 to the last day of Feb. Hogs may be taken with the aid of dogs Feb. 1 to last day of Feb. only by permit available from a Region Office.

BUCKHORN (LDWF Owned - 11,262 Acres, Monroe Office)

Area Closed last Sat. of Oct. for 2 days to all EXCEPT Youth and Physically Challenged Deer hunters.

Deer • Archery: Oct. 1-Jan. 31, either-sex. • Youth and Physically Challenged: Last Sat. of Oct. for 2 days, either-sex. • Firearms Either-sex: Fri. after Thanksgiving Day for 3 days, Fri. and Sat. Mandatory Deer Check, Sun. Self-Clearing Permit; and 1st Sat. of Dec. for 2 days and 2nd Sat. of Dec. for 2 days. • Firearms Bucks Only: Sat. after Christmas Day EXCEPT when Christmas Day falls on a Sat. or Sun. then the Mon. after Christmas Day for 9 days. • Primitive Firearms: Day after firearms bucks only season ends for 7 days, either-sex.

Youth and Physically Challenged Wheelchair Confined Deer Hunting Area Check map for location. Access restricted. Call Ferriday or Baton Rouge Offices for further details. • Youth Lottery: Last consecutive Sat. and Sun. in Oct., Fri., Sat. and Sun. following Thanksgiving, 1st two weekends and last consecutive Sat. and Sun. of Dec. and 1st consecutive Sat. and Sun. in Jan. Either-sex. Hunting by pre-application lottery only. • Physically Challenged Wheelchair Confined: Last consecutive Sat. and Sun. In Oct., Fri., Sat. and Sun. following Thanksgiving, 1st two weekends and last consecutive Sat. and Sun. of Dec., and 1st consecutive Sat. and Sun. in Jan. Either-sex. Hunting by reservation for wheelchair confined. PCHP permittees only.

Small Game and Waterfowl Same as outside EXCEPT CLOSED during either-sex gun hunts and Open to squirrel hunting during the spring season, 1st Sat. of May for 9 days, with or without dogs. Beagles allowed for rabbits and dogs allowed for squirrel hunting the day after primitive firearms season ends to the last day of Feb.

Raccoon (Nighttime) Day after primitive firearms season ends to the last day of Feb.

Feral Hogs May be taken by properly licensed hunters from Oct. 1 to the last day of Feb.

CAMP BEAUREGARD (Louisiana National Guard - 12,500 Acres, Pineville Office)

Daily military clearance is required for all recreational users. Registration for use of Self-Clearing permit required once per year at Range Central Building, telephone (318) 641-3355, 641-3365 or LDWF, Region III Office, telephone (318) 487-5885. All or portions of the area may be closed daily due to military activities. All game harvested must be reported on self-clearing checkout permit. No hunting in Restricted Areas.

Area Closed to all EXCEPT Youth Deer Hunters when youth deer season is open.

Deer • Archery: Oct. 1-Jan. 31, either-sex. • Youth Deer Hunt: 2nd Sat. of Oct. for 2 days, either-sex on designated portion of the WMA. Mandatory Deer Check. All deer harvested must be brought to Rifle Range Road Weigh Station. • Firearms Bucks Only: Dec. 26-Jan. 1. • Primitive Firearms: Fri. after Thanksgiving Day for 2 days, and 2nd Sat. of Dec. for 2 days Mandatory Deer Check, either-sex. All deer harvested must be brought to Rifle Range Road Weigh Station.

Small Game & Waterfowl Same as outside, EXCEPT CLOSED during either-sex gun hunts for deer and EXCEPT CLOSED to squirrel hunting during the spring season. Beagles allowed for rabbits and dogs allowed for squirrel hunting Sat. after Jan. 1 to the last day of Feb.

Raccoon (Nighttime) Last consecutive Sat. and Sun. in Jan. To last day of Feb.

Feral Hogs May be taken by properly licensed hunters from Oct. 1 to the last day of Feb.

Fishing Special regulations to be posted at Twin Lakes. Retriever training allowed on selected portions of the WMA. Contact the Region office for specific details.

CLEAR CREEK (Owner - Forest Capital Partners - 55,672 Acres, Lake Charles Office)

Area Closed to all EXCEPT Youth Deer Hunters when the Youth Deer Season is open.

Physically Challenged Wheelchair Confined Deer Hunting Area: Access restricted. Check WMA map for location and call Lake Charles or Baton Rouge Offices for details and applications. Hunting by reservation for wheelchair confined PCHP permittees only. Same deer seasons listed below.

Deer • Archery: 3rd Sat. of Sept. to Jan. 15, either-sex. • Youth Deer Hunt: Next to last Sat. of Oct. for 2 days, either-sex. • Firearms Either-sex: Last Sat. of Oct. for 2 days, Mandatory Deer Check and Fri. after Thanksgiving for 3 days, Self-Clearing Permit. • Firearms Bucks Only: Mon. after the last Sat. of Oct. to Thanksgiving Day, and 3rd Sat. of Dec. to Jan. 1. • Primitive Firearms: Mon. after Thanksgiving Day for 7 days, either-sex.

Small Game & Waterfowl: Same as outside EXCEPT CLOSED during either-sex gun hunts and EXCEPT spring squirrel season will be open 1st Sat. of May for 9 days only, with or without dogs. Beagles allowed for rabbits and dogs allowed for squirrel hunting the day after firearms bucks only season closes to the last day of Feb.

Youth Squirrel Hunt: 4th Sat. of Sept. for 2 days.

Raccoon (Nighttime): Day after firearms bucks only season closes to the last day of Feb.

DEWEY W. WILLS (LDWF Owned - 61,871 Acres, 1,530 Acres LaSalle Parish School Board, Opelousas Office)

Area Closed to all EXCEPT Youth and Physically Challenged Deer Hunters during the Physically Challenged and Youth Deer Hunt only on that portion of the area north of the Diversion Canal.

Deer • Archery: Oct. 1-Jan. 31, either-sex. • Physically Challenged and Youth: Last Sat. of Oct. for 2 days, either-sex. Only that portion of the area north of the Diversion Canal shall be open only to Physically Challenged and youth deer hunters. The remainder of the area is open to all. • Youth Lottery: 1st Sat. of Dec. for 2 days, 1st Sat. of Jan. for 2 days, 2nd Sat. of Jan. for 2 days, and 3rd Sat. of Jan. for 2 days, either-sex. Contact Opelousas Office (337-948-0255) for details and applications. • Firearms Either-sex: 2nd Sat. of Dec. for 2 days, Mandatory Deer Check. No hunting allowed in the greentree impoundment or within 100 feet of the greentree levee if duck season is in progress. • Firearms Bucks Only: Fri. after Thanksgiving Day for 3 days and 4th Sat. of Dec. for 16 days. • Primitive Firearms: Mon. after Firearms Bucks Only for 7 days, either-sex.

Small Game and Waterfowl Same as outside EXCEPT CLOSED during Physically Challenged and Youth Deer Season north of the Diversion Canal and the entire area during the either-sex firearm hunt EXCEPT waterfowl hunting will be allowed in the greentree impoundment during the firearm either-sex season and Open to squirrel hunting during the spring season 1st Sat. of May for 9 days, with or without dogs. Beagles allowed for rabbits and dogs allowed for squirrel hunting day after primitive firearms season ends to the last day of Feb.

Raccoon (Nighttime) Day after primitive firearms season ends to the last day of Feb. Nighttime Chase only: May 1-Sept. 25, Tuesdays and Thursdays only. Raccoon hunters may use ATVs on designated trails during take season only.

Feral Hogs May be taken by properly licensed hunters from Oct. 1 to the last day of Feb. Hogs may be taken with the aid of dogs Feb. 1 to last day of Feb. only by permit available from a Region Office.

Crawfish Limited to 100 pounds per person per day.

LARTO TRACTS All season dates on Larto Tracts (see WMA map) same as outside, EXCEPT still hunt only and EXCEPT deer hunting restricted to ARCHERY ONLY. All vehicles including ATVs prohibited.

ELBOW SLOUGH (LDWF Owned - 160 acres, Pineville Office)

Youth Waterfowl Lottery: Contact the Pineville Office for details and applications.

Physically Challenged Wheelchair Confined Waterfowl Lottery Wheelchair confined, PCHP permittees only. Contact Pineville Office for details and applications.

Mourning Dove Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays only during Sept. and Oct. of the outside season.

Rabbit Feb. 1 to the last day of Feb. Beagles allowed. All other seasons closed. Steel shot only for all hunting. All motorized vehicles prohibited.

ELM HALL (LDWF Owned - 2,839 Acres, Opelousas Office)

Self-clearing permits required for hunters only.

Deer • Archery: Oct. 1-15 bucks only, Oct. 16-Feb. 15, either sex. • Firearms Either-sex: Fri. after Thanksgiving Day for 2 days. • Firearms Bucks Only: Sun. after Thanksgiving Day and Sat. after Christmas Day EXCEPT when Christmas Day falls on a Sat. or Sun., then the Mon. after Christmas Day to the 2nd Sun. of Jan. • Primitive Firearms: Mon. after next to last Sun. in Jan. for 2 days, either-sex.

Small Game and Waterfowl Same as outside EXCEPT CLOSED during either-sex firearm seasons for deer and Open to squirrel hunting during the spring season, 1st Sat. of May for 9 days, with or without dogs.

No ATVs allowed.

FLOY WARD McELROY (LDWF Owned - 681 acres, Monroe Office)

Access restricted. Contact Monroe Region Office at 318-343-4045 for information.

Deer • Youth Lottery: Next to last Sat. of Oct. for 2 days, last Sat. of Oct. for 2 days, 1st Sat. of Nov. for 2 days, and 2nd Sat. of Nov. for 2 days, either-sex. Restricted to those selected as a result of the pre-application lottery. • Physically Challenged Wheelchair Confined Lottery: 2nd Sat. of Nov. for 2 days, either-sex. Restricted to wheelchair confined PCHP permittees only selected as a result of the pre-application lottery.

Youth Mourning Dove Hunt Second weekend of the Mourning Dove Season (Saturday and Sunday only).

Youth Lottery Squirrel Hunt 2nd Sat. of Oct. for 2 days. Restricted to those selected as a result of the pre-application lottery.

FORT POLK (Owner - U.S. Army and U.S. Forest Service - 105,545 Acres, Lake Charles Office)

Daily military clearance is required to hunt any game. Registration for use of Self-Clearing Permit required once per year at Building #7654, North Fort Polk or the building at Alligator Lake entrance, telephone 1-888-718-3029 or 337-531-5715 to obtain information on areas open for hunting. Either-sex deer season daily permits available at daily permit stations. Trappers must also register at Building #7654 and use Self-Clearing system. New special regulations apply to ATV users. This information available where permits are issued or at http://www.jrtc-polk.army.mil/fpk_hunt/.

Deer • Archery: 3rd Sat. of Sept. to Jan. 15, either-sex. Special Archery regulations for Cantonment Area, check locally at Building #7654, either-sex deer legal the entire season. Remainder of WMA restricted to bucks only when bucks only gun season is in progress. • Primitive Firearms: 2nd Sat. of Oct. for 7 days, either-sex, Self-Clearing Permit required, Special Permit, Building #7654. A selected portion of the area to be open. • Firearms Either-sex: Last Sat. of Oct. for 2 days, and Fri. after Thanksgiving Day for 3 days, Mandatory Deer Check. • Firearms Bucks Only: Mon. after last Sat. of Oct. to Thanksgiving Day, 2nd Sat. of Dec. to Jan. 1.

Small Game & Waterfowl Same as outside EXCEPT CLOSED during either-sex firearms hunts for deer and EXCEPT CLOSED to squirrel hunting during the spring season. Hunter Orange must be worn when bucks only gun hunts for deer are in progress. Squirrel hunting with dogs allowed Mon. after Thanksgiving Day for 12 days and Jan. 2 to the last day of Feb.

Feral Hogs May be taken by properly licensed hunters from beginning of Archery Season to Jan. 1. Hunters may hunt feral hogs with shotguns loaded with buckshot or slugs from Jan. 2 to the end of Feb. Hunters must also display 400 square inches of hunter orange and wear a "Hunter Orange" cap during special shotgun season for hogs.

Fishing Special regulations pertaining to fishing are posted at specific lakes.

Experimental Hunting Area Refer to Fort Polk WMA Hunting Map: Small game and squirrel hunting with dogs allowed Mon. after Thanksgiving Day to last day of Feb. in Mill Creek 2 Alpha (MC2A) and Mill Creek 2 Bravo (MC2B) Mill Creek Unit. This area will be closed to deer and hog hunting during this time.

GRASSY LAKE (LDWF Owned - 12,983 Acres, Opelousas Office)

Area Closed to all EXCEPT Youth Deer Hunters during Youth Deer Hunt.

Deer • Archery: Oct. 1-15 bucks only, Oct. 16-Feb. 15 either-sex. • Youth: Last Sat. of Oct. for 2 days. • Firearms Either-sex: Fri. after Thanksgiving Day for 3 days, Fri. and Sat. Mandatory Deer Check, Sun. Self-Clearing Permit. • Firearms Bucks Only: 4th Sat. of Dec. for 16 days. • Primitive Firearms: Mon. after close of Firearms Bucks Only for 7 days, either-sex.

Small Game and Waterfowl Same as outside EXCEPT CLOSED during either-sex firearms hunts for deer and Open to squirrel hunting during the spring season 1st Sat. of May for 9 days, with or without dogs. Beagles allowed for rabbits and dogs allowed for squirrel hunting day after primitive firearms season ends to last day of Feb.

Sport Fishing Same as outside EXCEPT permitted only after 2 p.m. during waterfowl season on Smith Bay, Red River Bay and Grassy Lake proper.

Commercial Fishing Permitted EXCEPT on Smith Bay, Red River Bay and Grassy Lake proper on Saturday and Sunday and during waterfowl season. Permits available from area supervisor Spring Bayou Headquarters or Opelousas Region Office.

Raccoon (Nighttime) 2nd Sat. of Sept. for 16 days and day after primitive firearms season ends to last day of Feb.

Crawfishing March 15-July 31. Recreational only. 100 lbs per boat or group daily.

Feral Hogs May be taken by properly licensed hunters from Oct. 1 to last day of Feb.

JACKSON-BIENVILLE (Owner - Weyerhaeuser, et. al. - 32,185 Acres, Minden Office)

Area Closed (portion): Closed to all EXCEPT youth and Physically Challenged deer hunters during the Youth and Physically Challenged Deer Hunt.

Deer • Archery: Oct. 1-Jan. 31, either sex. • Youth, Physically Challenged & Physically Challenged Wheelchair Confined: Sat. after 2nd Fri. of Oct. for 2 days, either-sex, for physically challenged and youth hunters only on a portion of Jackson-Bienville WMA. Contact Minden Region Office for Physically Challenged Permits and specific map. Self-Clearing permits are also required. • Firearms Either-sex: Sat. before Thanksgiving Day, 1st 2 days Mandatory Deer Check, to the last day of Dec.

Small Game & Waterfowl: Same as outside EXCEPT CLOSED only during Youth and Physically Challenged Deer Hunt (a portion only) and whole area during the 1st two days of firearms either-sex season and Open to squirrel hunting during the spring season, 1st Sat. of May for 9 days, with or without dogs. Beagles allowed for rabbits and dogs allowed for squirrel hunting after firearms deer season ends to the last day of Feb. • Youth Squirrel Hunt: 4th Sat. of Sept. for 2 days.

Raccoon (Nighttime) Day after firearms deer season ends to last day of Feb.

Feral Hogs May be taken by properly licensed hunters from Oct. 1 to the last day of Feb. All hogs must be reported at Self-Clearing Permit Station. Hogs may be taken with dogs Feb. 1 to last day of Feb. only by permit available from a Region Office.

JOYCE (LDWF Owned - 24,757 Acres, Joyce Heirs - 851 Acres, Tangipahoa Parish School Board - 484 Acres, Hammond Office)

Deer • Archery: Oct. 1-15 bucks only, Oct. 16-Feb. 15 either-sex. • Firearms: Same as outside, still hunt only.

All Other Game Same as outside and Open to squirrel hunting during the spring season, 1st Sat. of May for 9 days, still hunt only.

Swamp Walk Adhere to all WMA rules and regulations. No loaded firearms or hunting allowed within 100 yards of walkways. Check hunting schedule and use walkway at your own risk.

Feral Hogs May be taken by properly licensed hunters from Oct. 1 to the last day of Feb.

LAKE BOEUF (LDWF Owned - 802 Acres, New Iberia Office)

Self-Clearing Permit required for deer and hog hunting only. Self-Clearing Permit available at Theriot Canal boat landing off LA Hwy. 308. Hunting until 12:00 noon for all game. All nighttime activities prohibited.

Deer • Archery: Oct. 1- Oct. 15, bucks only; Oct. 16-Jan. 31, either-sex.

Waterfowl Same as outside.

Small Game Nov. 1 to last day of Feb. Beagles prohibited November and December and Open to squirrel hunting during the spring season, 1st Sat. of May for 9 days, with or without dogs.

Feral Hogs May be taken by properly licensed hunters from Oct. 1 to the last day of Feb.

LAKE RAMSEY (LDWF Owned - 796 Acres, Hammond Office)

All vehicles restricted to Parish Roads and designated parking areas.

Deer • Archery only, Oct. 1-Jan. 31, either-sex.

Small Game & Waterfowl Same as outside and Open to squirrel hunting during the spring season, 1st Sat. of May for 9 days, with or without dogs. Beagles allowed for rabbits and dogs allowed for squirrel hunting Sat. after Jan. 1 to last day of Feb.

Foot traffic only - All vehicles restricted to Parish Roads.

Bird Dog Training Area Permit required. Open all year EXCEPT CLOSED during WMA Turkey Season. Contact Hammond Office (985-543-4777) for permits and information.

Feral Hogs May be taken by properly licensed hunter from Oct. 1 to the last day of Feb.

LITTLE RIVER (LDWF Owned - 4,727 Acres, Opelousas Office)

Deer • Archery: Oct. 1-Jan. 31, either-sex. • Firearms Bucks Only: Last Sat. of Oct. for 16 days. • Primitive Firearms: Fri. after Thanksgiving Day for 3 days, and 2nd Sat. of Dec. for 2 days, either-sex.

Raccoon (Nighttime) Mon. after 2nd Sat. of Jan. to last day of Feb. • Nighttime Chase Only: May 1-Sept. 25, Tuesdays and Thursdays only. Raccoon hunters may use ATVs on designated trails during take seasons only.

Small Game & Waterfowl Same as outside EXCEPT spring squirrel season will be open the 1st Sat. of May for 9 days only, with or without dogs. Beagles allowed for rabbits and dogs allowed for squirrel hunting Mon. after 2nd Sat. of Jan. to the last day of Feb. • Youth Squirrel Hunt: 4th Sat. of Sept. for 2 days.

LOGGY BAYOU (LDWF Owned - 4,084, State Land Office - 159, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers - 2,138 Acres, Minden Office)

Deer  • Archery: Oct. 1-Jan. 31, either-sex. • Firearms Either-sex: Fri. after Thanksgiving Day for 3 days, Fri. and Sat. Mandatory Deer Check, Sun. Self-Clearing Permit. • Primitive Firearms: Mon. after Thanksgiving Day for 7 days, either-sex.

Small Game and Waterfowl Same as outside EXCEPT youth hunt only on opening Saturday of first split of dove season (following regulations for Youth Deer Hunt on WMAs), and EXCEPT CLOSED during either-sex firearms seasons for deer and Open to squirrel hunting during the spring season, 1st Sat. of May for 9 days, with or without dogs. Beagles allowed for rabbits and dogs allowed for squirrel hunting Mon. closest to Jan. 1 to the last day of Feb.

Raccoon (Nighttime) Jan. 1 to the last day of Feb.

Feral Hogs May be taken by properly licensed hunters from Oct. 1 to last day of Feb.

MANCHAC (LDWF Owned - 8,328 Acres, Hammond Office)

Deer • Archery: Oct. 1-15 bucks only; Oct. 16-Feb. 15 either-sex.

Small Game & Waterfowl Same as outside EXCEPT steel shot required for rails, snipe and gallinules and Open to squirrel hunting during the spring season, 1st Sat. of May for 9 days, with or without dogs.

Feral Hogs May be taken by properly licensed hunters from Oct. 1 to last day of Feb.

Crabs No crab traps allowed. Attended lift nets are allowed.

MAUREPAS SWAMP (LDWF Owned - 73,744 acres, Hammond Office)

Area Closed to all hunters EXCEPT Youth Deer Hunters during Youth Deer Season.

Deer • Archery: Oct. 1-15 bucks only; Oct. 16-Feb. 15 either sex. • Youth: 1st Sat. of Nov. for 2 days, either-sex. • Firearms Either-sex: Fri. after Thanksgiving Day for 3 days, Fri. Mandatory Deer Check, Sat. and Sun. Self-Clearing Permit; and 1st and 2nd Sat. of Dec. for 2 days each. • Firearms Bucks Only: 3rd Sat. of Dec. for 23 days. • Primitive Firearms: Day after firearms bucks only season ends for 14 days, either-sex.

Small Game & Waterfowl Same as outside EXCEPT CLOSED Friday after Thanksgiving Day for 3 days during either-sex firearms hunts and CLOSED during youth deer season and EXCEPT spring squirrel season will be open the 1st Sat. of May for 9 days, with or without dogs. Beagles allowed for rabbits and dogs allowed for squirrel hunting day after primitive firearms ends to the last day of Feb.

Raccoon (Nighttime) Day after primitive firearms ends to last day of Feb.

Feral Hogs May be taken by properly licensed hunters from Oct. 1 to last day of Feb. No loaded firearms or hunting allowed within 100 yards of Nature Trail.

OUACHITA (LDWF Owned - 9,641 Acres, Monroe Office)

Area Closed to all EXCEPT Youth Deer Hunters during Youth Deer Season.

Waterfowl Refuge North of LA Hwy. 15 closed to all hunting, fishing, trapping and ATV use during duck season including early teal season.

Youth Waterfowl Lottery Contact the Monroe Office for details and applications.

Physically Challenged Wheelchair Confined Waterfowl Lottery Wheelchair confined, PCHP permittees only. Contact Monroe Office for details and applications.

Deer • Archery: Oct. 1-Jan. 31, either-sex. • Youth: 3rd Sat. of Oct. for 2 days, either-sex. • Firearms Either-sex: Fri. after Thanksgiving Day for 3 days, Fri. and Sat. Mandatory Deer Check, Sun. Self-Clearing Permit. • Firearms Bucks Only: 2nd Sat. of Dec. for 14 days.

Waterfowl South of LA Hwy. 15, same as outside EXCEPT CLOSED during either-sex firearms hunts for deer, EXCEPT for the Pintail Alley area.

Small Game Same as outside EXCEPT CLOSED during either-sex firearms hunts for deer and Open to squirrel hunting during the spring season, 1st Sat. of May for 9 days, with or without dogs. Beagles allowed for rabbits and dogs allowed for squirrel hunting 1st Sat. of Jan. to last day of Feb. Snipe hunting after 2 p.m. prohibited during duck season.

Raccoon (Nighttime) 2nd Sat. of Sept. for 16 days and 1st Sat. of Jan. to last day of Feb.

Crawfish March 15-June 30, 100 pounds per person per day limit. No traps or nets left overnight.

Commercial Fishing CLOSED.

All nighttime activities prohibited EXCEPT as otherwise provided.

PASS-A-LOUTRE (LDWF Owned - 115,596 Acres, New Iberia Office)

Limited Access Area: No internal combustion engines allowed from September through January. See WMA map for specific location.

Self-Clearing Permit required for deer, feral hog hunting and camping only. Permits available at Pass-a-Loutre Headquarters and all designated camping areas.

Deer • Archery: Oct. 1-15, bucks only, Oct. 16-Feb. 15, either-sex. • Shotgun: bucks only and feral hogs may be taken with shotguns with either slugs or buckshot from the day after the 1st split of the duck season closes for 7 days.

All deer and hogs must be checked in at Pass-a-Loutre Headquarters.

Small Game and Waterfowl Same as outside. Beagles prohibited October through January.

Feral Hogs May be taken by properly licensed hunters from October through the end of Feb. In addition, hunters may hunt feral hogs with archery equipment, shotguns loaded with buckshot or slugs or rimfire rifles no larger than .22 caliber from Feb. 16-March 31. Hogs may be taken with the aid of dogs Feb. 16 to March 31, only by permit available from the New Iberia Office. All hogs must be checked in at the Pass-a-Loutre Headquarters. Hunters must also display 400 square inches of hunter orange and wear a "Hunter Orange" cap during special shotgun season for hogs.

Commercial Fishing Same as outside. Commercial mullet fishing open only in: South Pass, Pass-a-Loutre, North Pass, Southeast Pass, Northeast Pass, Dennis Pass, Johnson Pass, Loomis Pass, Cadro Pass, Wright Pass, Viveats Pass, Cognevich Pass, Blind Bay, Redfish Bay, Garden Island Bay, Northshore Bay, East Bay (west of barrier islands) and oil and gas canals as described on the LDWF Pass-a-Loutre WMA Map. Oyster harvesting is prohibited.

Camping and houseboat mooring allowed ONLY in designated areas. See Self-Clearing Permit Stations at headquarters for designated camping areas. Permit needed for houseboat mooring, call New Iberia Office (337-373-0032) for information.

Vessels/Vehicles: Mudboats or air-cooled propulsion engines greater than 36 horsepower are prohibited on the WMA.

ATVs, ATCs and motorcycles prohibited on this area.

PEARL RIVER (LDWF Owned - 35,031 Acres, Hammond Office)

Area Closed to all hunters EXCEPT Youth Hunters.

Deer • Archery: Oct. 1-Jan. 31, either-sex. • Youth Deer Hunt: 1st Sat. of Nov. for 2 days, either-sex. • Firearms Either-sex: Fri. after Thanksgiving Day for 15 days, Fri. Mandatory Deer Check, remainder of season Self-Clearing Permit. • Firearms Bucks Only: 2nd Sat. of Dec. for 16 days.  • Primitive Firearms: 2nd Sat. of Nov. for 9 days and day after firearms bucks only season closes for 21 days, either-sex.

Small Game Same as outside EXCEPT CLOSED the Friday after Thanksgiving Day for 3 days during either-sex firearms hunts for deer and Open to squirrel hunting during the spring season, 1st Sat. of May for 9 days, with or without dogs. Beagles allowed for rabbits and dogs allowed for squirrel hunting day after primitive firearms season ends to last day of Feb. • Youth Squirrel Hunt: 4th Sat. of Sept. for 2 days.

Waterfowl Same as outside EXCEPT no hunting in Waterfowl Refuge Area and EXCEPT CLOSED Fri. after Thanksgiving for 3 days north of U.S. Hwy. 90.

Raccoon (Nighttime) 2nd Sat. of Sept. for 16 days and day after primitive firearms season ends to last day of Feb.

Feral Hogs May be taken by properly licensed hunters from Oct. 1 to last day of Feb. Hogs may be taken with the aid of dogs Feb. 1 to last day of Feb. only by permit available from a Region Office. All roads closed 8 p.m. - 4:30 a.m. to all vehicles. Old Hwy. 11 will be closed when river gauge at Pearl River, Louisiana, reaches 16.5 feet. All hunting except waterfowl hunting will be closed when the river stage at Pearl River reaches 16.5 feet. No hunting in the vicinity of the Nature Trail. Observe "No Hunting" signs.

Rifle range For dates, time or more information call 985-643-3938 or www.honeyisland.org.

PEASON RIDGE (Owner - U.S. Army - 33,010 Acres, Lake Charles Office)

Daily military clearance is required to hunt any game. Registration for use of Self-Clearing Permit required once per year at Building #7654, North Fort Polk, telephone no. 1-888-718-3029 or (337) 531-5715 to obtain information on areas open for hunting. Either-Sex deer season daily permits available at daily permit stations. Trappers must also register at Building #7654 and use Self-Clearing system. Special federal regulations apply to ATV users. This information available where permits are issued. (http://www.jrtc-polk.army.mil/fpk_hunt/). Area Closed: To all hunters 1st Sat. of Oct. for 7 days, gobblers only, except those selected as a result of the pre-application Fall Lottery Turkey Season.

Deer • Archery: 3rd Sat. of Sept. to Jan. 15, either-sex EXCEPT restricted to bucks only when bucks only gun season is in progress. • Primitive Firearms: 2nd Sat. of Oct. for 7 days, either-sex. Special Permits available at Building #7654. A selected portion of the area to be open. • Firearms Either-sex: Last Sat. of Oct. for 2 days, and Fri. after Thanksgiving Day for 3 days, Mandatory Deer Check. Firearms Bucks Only: Mon. after last Sat. of Oct. to Thanksgiving Day, 2nd Sat. of Dec. to Jan. 1.

Small Game & Waterfowl Same as outside EXCEPT CLOSED during either-sex firearms hunts for deer and EXCEPT CLOSED to squirrel hunting during the spring season. Hunter orange must be worn when bucks only gun hunts for deer are in progress. Squirrel hunting with dogs allowed Mon. after Thanksgiving Day for 12 days and Jan. 2 to last day of Feb.

Feral Hogs May be taken by properly licensed hunters from beginning of Archery Season to Jan. 1. Hunters may hunt feral hogs with shotguns loaded with buckshot or slugs from Jan. 2 to the end of Feb. Hunters must also display 400 square inches of hunter orange and wear a "Hunter Orange" cap during special shotgun season for hogs.

Fall Lottery Turkey Season 1st Sat. of Oct. For 7 days, Gobblers only. Restricted to those selected as a result of the pre-application lottery.

POINTE-AUX-CHENES (LDWF Owned - 35,267 Acres, New Iberia Office)

All nighttime activities prohibited.

Limited Access Area No internal combustion engines allowed from September through January. See WMA map for specific location.

Self-Clearing Permit required for deer and feral hog hunting only. Self-Clearing permits available from headquarters on LA Hwy. 665 at Point Farm gate behind Montegut Middle School and at Bason's Boat Landing in Cutoff.

Trapping Trapping is allowed only by written agreement with the LDWF, Coastal and Nongame Resources Division.

Hunting until 12 noon on all game EXCEPT for mourning dove and youth lottery deer hunts.

All Pointe-aux-Chenes property EXCEPT Point Farm Unit and Restricted Areas:

Deer • Archery: Oct. 1-15 bucks only, Oct. 16-Feb. 15 either-sex. • Firearms Bucks Only : Fri. after Thanksgiving Day for 3 days and 2nd Sat. of Dec. for 7 days.

Small Game Same as outside, EXCEPT CLOSED during bucks only firearms seasons and Open to squirrel hunting during the spring season, 1st Sat. of May for 9 days, with or without dogs. Beagles prohibited October through December.

Waterfowl Same as outside. Experimental Lottery Physically Challenged Waterfowl Hunt. Contact New Iberia office, Coastal and Nongame Resources Division for details (337)-373-0032.

POINT FARM UNIT Point Farm Unit is an approximately 1,000 acre area inside the Pointe-aux-Chenes WMA which is generally bounded on the west by the double gates behind the Montegut Middle School and the WMA boundary, and on the north by the WMA boundary and Point Farm ridge levee, and is bounded on the east and south by the Point Farm ridge levee. The boundary of Point Farm is more accurately marked with signs. Point Farm gate will be open all weekends during the month of February. Parking in designated areas required for mourning dove hunting. No motorized vessels allowed in the drainage ditches. EXCEPT for mourning dove hunting (provided for below) all other hunting activities closed until after the last day of Youth Deer Hunts.

Deer • Youth Lottery: 1st Sat. of Oct. for 2 days and 2nd Sat. of Oct. for 2 days (afternoons only), either-sex. Daily Youth Hunt Permit required. To apply or for more information call the New Iberia Office, Fur & Refuge Division, 337-373-0032. • Archery: Day after last Youth Lottery Deer Hunt to Oct. 15 bucks only, Oct. 16-Dec. 31, either-sex.

Mourning Dove Hunting will be permitted each day during the September split and each day of the second and third splits (AFTER the last youth deer hunt day). Opening weekend hours will be from 12:00 noon until official sunset. Other weekend and all weekday hours will be from ½ hour before sunrise until noon. Gates will be opened on Saturdays during the first and second segments EXCEPT during waterfowl season and Youth Deer Hunts. Parking will be allowed in designated areas only.

Small Game Same as outside EXCEPT CLOSED until day after last Youth Deer Hunt Day and Open to squirrel hunting during the spring season, 1st Sat. of May for 9 days, with or without dogs. Beagles prohibited October and November.

Waterfowl CLOSED

Recreational Fishing Shrimp may be taken by the use of cast nets only. During the inside open shrimp season, 25 pounds per boat per day (heads on) maximum shall be permitted. Size count to conform with open season requirements. During the inside closed season, 10 pounds per boat per day (heads on) may be taken for bait. Oyster harvesting is prohibited. Fish may be taken only by rod and reel or hand lines for recreational purposes only. Crabs may be taken only through the use of hand lines or nets; however, none are to remain set overnight. Twelve dozen crabs maximum are allowed per boat or vehicle per day. Crawfish may be harvested in unrestricted portions of the Wildlife Management Area and shall be limited to 100 pounds per boat or group. Fishing gear used to catch crawfish shall not remain set overnight. The harvest of all fish, shrimp, crabs and crawfish is for recreational purposes only and any commercial use is prohibited.

Vessels/Vehicle All boats powered by engines having horsepower ratings above 25 h.p. are not allowed in the Grand Bayou, Montegut, and Pointe-aux-Chenes water management units. Public is permitted to travel anytime through the WMA for access purposes only, in the waterways known as Grand Bayou, Humble Canal, Little Bayou Blue and Grand Bayou Blue unless authorized by the LDWF. All other motorized vehicles, horses and mules are prohibited unless authorized by the LDWF.

Feral Hogs May be taken by properly licensed hunters from Oct. 1 to last day of Feb. Hunters may hunt feral hogs with shotguns loaded with buckshot or slugs from Feb. 16-March 31. Hunters must also display 400 square inches of hunter orange and wear a "Hunter Orange" cap during special shotgun season for hogs.

POMME DE TERRE (LDWF Owned - 6,434 Acres, Opelousas Office)

Area Closed to all EXCEPT Youth Deer Hunters during Youth Deer Hunt.

Deer • Archery: Oct. 1-15 bucks only, Oct. 16-Feb. 15 either sex. • Youth: Last Sat. of Oct. for 2 days, either-sex. • Firearms Either-sex: Fri. after Thanksgiving Day for 3 days, Fri. and Sat. Mandatory Deer Check, Sun. Self-Clearing Permit. • Firearms Bucks Only: 4th Sat. of Dec. for 16 days. • Primitive Firearms: Day after firearms bucks only season ends for 7 days, either-sex.

Small Game and Waterfowl Same as outside EXCEPT CLOSED during either-sex firearms hunt for deer and Open to squirrel hunting during the spring season, 1st Sat. of May for 9 days, with or without dogs. Beagles allowed for rabbits and dogs allowed for squirrel hunting day after primitive firearms season ends to last day of Feb.

Raccoon (Nighttime) 2nd Sat. of Sept. for 16 days and day after primitive firearms season ends to last day of Feb.

Commercial Fishing Permitted Monday through Friday EXCEPT closed during duck season. Commercial Fishing Permits available from area supervisor, Opelousas Region Office or Spring Bayou Headquarters.

Sport Fishing Same as outside EXCEPT allowed only after 2 p.m. only during waterfowl season.

Feral Hogs May be taken by properly licensed hunters from October through February.

Crawfish March 15-July 31. Recreational only. 100 lbs. per boat or group daily.

RED RIVER (LDWF Owned - 29,964 Acres; U.S. Corps of Engineers - 11,717 Acres, Opelousas Office)

Deer • Archery: Oct. 1-Jan. 31, either-sex. • Firearms Either-sex: Fri. after Thanksgiving Day for 3 days, Fri. and Sat. Mandatory Deer Check, Sun. Self-Clearing Permit. • Firearms Bucks Only: Sat. after Christmas Day for 9 days. • Primitive Firearms: Day after firearms bucks only season ends for 7 days, either-sex.

Small Game and Waterfowl Same as outside EXCEPT CLOSED during the either-sex firearms season and open to squirrel hunting during the spring season, 1st Sat. of May for 9 days, with or without dogs. Beagles allowed for rabbits and dogs allowed for squirrel hunting day after primitive firearms season ends to last day of Feb.

Raccoon (Nighttime) 2nd Sat. of Sept. for 16 days and day after primitive firearms season ends to last day of Feb.

Feral Hogs May be taken by properly licensed hunters from Oct. 1 to last day of Feb. Hogs may be taken with dogs Feb. 1 to last day of Feb. only by permit available from a Region Office.

Recreational crawfishing allowed on Yakey Farms wetland restoration projects Feb. 1 to the last day of Feb., 100 lbs. per person per day, maximum of 5 wire traps per person. No traps or nets left overnight. No motorized watercraft allowed.

RUSSELL SAGE (LDWF Owned - 16,835 Acres, Monroe Office)

AREA CLOSED: Last Sat. of Oct. for 2 days south of I-20 only to all EXCEPT Youth and Physically Challenged Deer Hunters. North of I-20 open to all other allowable activities.

Deer • Archery: Oct. 1-Jan. 31, either-sex. • Youth and Physically Challenged: Last Sat. of Oct. for 2 days, either-sex, south of I-20 only. • Firearms Either-sex: Fri. after Thanksgiving Day for 3 days, Fri. and Sat. Mandatory Deer Check, Sun. Self-Clearing Permit. • Firearms Bucks Only: 2nd Sat. of Dec. for 14 days. • Primitive Firearms: 1st Sat. of Dec. for 2 days, either-sex.

Small Game and Waterfowl Same as outside EXCEPT CLOSED during either-sex firearms deer seasons and EXCEPT spring squirrel season will be open the 1st Sat. of May for 9 days only, with or without dogs. Beagles allowed for rabbits and dogs allowed for squirrel hunting 1st Sat. of Jan. to last day of Feb. Snipe hunting after 2 p.m. prohibited during duck season. • Youth Squirrel Hunt: 4th Sat. of Sept. for 2 days.

Raccoon (Nighttime) 2nd Sat. of Sept. for 16 days and 1st Sat. of Jan. to last day of Feb.

Crawfish 100 pounds per person per day limit.

Transporting trash or garbage on WMA roads is prohibited. All nighttime activities prohibited EXCEPT as otherwise provided.

Internal combustion engines and craft limited to 10 hp rating or less in the Greentree Reservoirs.

Chauvin Tract All season dates on Chauvin Tract (US 165 North) same as outside, EXCEPT still hunt only and EXCEPT deer hunting restricted to archery only. All vehicles including ATVs prohibited.

SABINE (Owner - International Paper Company, Forest Capital Partners LLC, et al - 13,706 Acres, Pineville Office)

Area Closed: 2nd Sat. of Oct. for 2 days to all but Youth and Physically Challenged Deer Hunters. Physically Challenged Deer Hunt limited to those chosen by lottery. Contact Pineville Office at 318-487-5885 for more details. Application deadline is September 7 of each year.

Deer • Archery: Oct. 1-Jan. 31, either-sex. • Youth and Physically Challenged: 2nd Sat. of Oct. for 2 days, either-sex. • Firearms Either-sex: Next to last Sat. of Oct. for 2 days, Mandatory Deer Check, Fri. after Thanksgiving Day for 3 days, Self-clearing Permit. • Firearms Bucks Only: Last Sat. of Oct. to day before Thanksgiving Day. • Primitive Firearms: 1st Sat. of Dec. for 9 days, either-sex.

Small Game & Waterfowl Same as outside EXCEPT CLOSED during either-sex firearms hunts for deer and Open to squirrel hunting during the spring season, 1st Sat. of May for 9 days, with or without dogs. Beagles allowed for rabbits and dogs allowed for squirrel hunting 1st Sat. of Jan. to last day of Feb.

Raccoon (Nighttime) 1st Sat. of Jan. to last day of Feb.

Feral Hogs May be taken by properly licensed hunters from Oct. 1 to last day of Feb.

SABINE ISLAND (Owner - State of Louisiana and Calcasieu Parish School Board - 8,695 Acres, Lake Charles Office)

Sabine Island boundaries are Sabine River on the west, Cut-Off Bayou on the north, and Old River and Big Bayou on the south and east.

Self-Clearing Permits required for hunters only.

Area Closed: 4th Sat. of Sept. for 2 days to all EXCEPT Youth Deer Hunters.

Small Game and Waterfowl Same as outside EXCEPT CLOSED 4th Sat. of Sept. for 2 days and Open to squirrel hunting during the spring season, 1st Sat. of May for 9 days, with or without dogs. Squirrel hunting with dogs allowed day after Area 8 deer season ends to last day of Feb.

Deer Same as Area 8 Deer Season EXCEPT still hunt only. • Archery: 3rd Sat. of Sept. to Jan. 15, either-sex. • Youth: 4th Sat. of Sept. for 2 days, either-sex.

Raccoon (Nighttime) Day after Area 8 deer season ends to last day of Feb.

Feral Hogs May be taken by properly licensed hunters from 3rd Sat. of Sept. to last day of Feb.

SALVADOR/TIMKEN (LDWF Owned - 33,047 Acres, New Iberia Office)

Limited Access Area: No internal combustion engines allowed from September through January. See WMA map for specific location.

Self-Clearing Permit required for deer and feral hog hunting only. Permits available at Pier 90, Bayou Gauche and Bayou Segnette landings and at Flemming Canal Store in Lafitte. Hunting until 12 noon only for all game. All nighttime activities prohibited.

Area Closed: During the month of October to all activities EXCEPT Youth Deer Hunters and Youth Waterfowl Hunters, if the later is provided for.

Deer • Archery: Nov. 1-Jan. 31, either-sex. • Youth: Last 4 Sats. of Oct. for 2 days each EXCEPT when the last Sat. is the 31st in which case the season will be the 1st four Sats. of Oct. for 2 days each, either sex. • Firearms Either-sex: Fri. after Thanksgiving Day for 3 days. • Primitive Firearms: Mon. after 3rd Sat. of Dec. for 7 days, either-sex. • Firearms Bucks Only: Mon. after Thanksgiving Day for 21 days.

Small Game Same as outside EXCEPT CLOSED October through December. Hunting with or without beagles January and February.

Waterfowl Same as outside EXCEPT hunting after 12 noon prohibited.

Feral Hogs May be taken by properly licensed hunters from Oct. 1 to last day of Feb. Hunters may hunt feral hogs with shotguns loaded with buckshot or slugs from Feb. 16-March 31. Hunters must also display 400 square inches of hunter orange and wear a "Hunter Orange" cap during special shotgun season for hogs.

Recreational Fishing Shrimp may be taken by the use of cast nets only. During the inside open shrimp season, 25 pounds per boat per day (heads on) maximum shall be permitted. Size count to conform with open season requirements. During the inside closed season, 10 pounds per boat per day (heads on) maximum may be taken for bait. Fish may be taken only by rod and reel or hand lines for recreational purposes. Crabs may be taken only through the use of hand lines or nets; however, none are to remain set overnight. Twelve dozen crabs maximum are allowed per boat or vehicle per day. Crawfish may be harvested in unrestricted portions of the Wildlife Management Area and shall be limited to 100 pounds per boat or group. Fishing gear used to catch crawfish shall not remain set overnight. The harvest of all fish, shrimp, crabs and crawfish are for recreational purposes only and any commercial use is prohibited. Boats powered by internal combustion engines having horsepower ratings above 25 h.p. are permitted only in oil company access canals, Louisiana Cypress Canal, the Netherlands Pond including the West Canal, Lakes "Baie Des Chactas" and "Baie Du Cabanage" and the Rathborne Access ditch. Use of mudboats powered by internal combustion engines with four cylinders or less is permitted in interior ditches from 1st Sat. of Sept. to Jan. 31 and may be further permitted for the regulated harvest of furbearers. Pulling boats over levees, dams or water control structures or any other activities which cause detriment to the integrity of levees, dams and water control structures is prohibited.

ATVs and motorcycles prohibited on this area.

SANDY HOLLOW (LDWF Owned - 3,515 Acres, Tangipahoa School Board - 181 Acres, Hammond Office)

No hunting with any firearm south of Jackson Road, except school board tract, on days of scheduled field trials. Dates of field trials are listed on the check stations or can be obtained from the Hammond office (985-543-4777).

Area Closed: North tract closed to all hunters 1st Sat. of Nov. for 2 days, except Youth and Physically Challenged Deer Hunters.

Deer: • Youth/Physically Challenged: 1st Sat. of Nov. For 2 days, either-sex, North Tract only.  • Archery: Oct. 1-Jan. 31, either-sex. • Firearms Either-sex: Fri. after Thanksgiving Day for 3 days, and 3rd Sat. of Dec. for 2 days. • Primitive Firearms: 2nd Sat. of Dec. for 7 days and the 4th Sat. of Dec. for 9 days, either-sex.

Small Game and Waterfowl Same as outside EXCEPT CLOSED Fri. after Thanksgiving for 3 days and Youth/Physically Challenged hunt, and open to squirrel hunting during the spring season, 1st Sat. of May for 9 days, with or without dogs. Beagles allowed for rabbits and dogs allowed for squirrel hunting day after primitive firearms season ends to last day of Feb. • Youth Squirrel Hunt: 4th Sat. of Sept. for 2 days.

Feral Hogs May be taken by properly licensed hunters from Oct. 1 to last day of Feb.

Raccoon (Nighttime) Day after primitive firearms season ends to last day of Feb.

Mourning Dove 1st day and 2nd Sat. through end of 1st split. Closed remainder of 1st split. Second and third splits are same as outside EXCEPT Youth Hunt on Northern tract during the opening day of the first segment. Hunt restricted to youths younger than 18 years of age and supervising adult who must be 18 years of age or older. The supervising adult must maintain visual and voice contact with the youth at all times.

Bird Dog Training Mon. after opening day of Mourning Dove Season to the Sun. before opening of Quail Season and Feb. 1 to last day of Feb., EXCEPT restricted to that portion south of LA Hwy. 10 only and EXCEPT blank pistols only. Wild birds only (use of pen-raised birds prohibited).

Bird Dog Training Area Permit required. An area has been designated to allow use of released birds for dog training purposes. Open all year EXCEPT CLOSED during either-sex modern firearm hunts for deer, WMA turkey season and opening weekend of the 1st segment of dove season. Contact the Upland Game Section (225-765-2355) for permit and information.

Bird Dog Field Trials Permit required from Hammond Office.

Horseback Riding Self-clearing Permit required. Organized trail rides prohibited. Riding allowed only on designated roads and trails (see WMA map). Horses and mules are specifically prohibited during turkey and gun season for deer EXCEPT as allowed for bird dog field trials. No horses and mules on green planted areas. Horse-drawn conveyances prohibited.

SHERBURNE (LDWF Owned - 11,780 Acres; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - 15,220 Acres; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - 17,000 Acres, Opelousas Office)

The area known as the South Farm is located on the East Side of Sherburne WMA. No hunting will be allowed EXCEPT waterfowl hunting within the levee system of the farm from the Fri. before the Youth/Physically Challenged Deer Hunt on the South Farm. Waterfowl hunting will be allowed by lottery only. Hunting will be allowed in the wooded portions east of the waterfowl impoundments. Consult the WMA maps for exact locations.

Area Closed: Last Sat. of Oct. for 2 days EXCEPT to Youth and Physically Challenged Deer Hunters.

Physically Challenged Wheelchair Confined Deer Hunting Area Access restricted. Check WMA map for location and call Opelousas or Baton Rouge Offices for details and applications. Hunting by reservation for wheelchair confined PCHP permittees only. Same deer seasons as listed below.

Physically Challenged Wheelchair Confined Waterfowl Hunting Area Access restricted. Call Opelousas or Baton Rouge Offices for further details. Hunting by reservation for wheelchair confined PCHP permittees only.

Deer • Archery: Oct. 1-15 bucks only, Oct. 16-Feb.