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Fishing in Southeast Louisiana

Bow-fishing laws?

Hey guys I have a few spots in mind to bow-fish but many are along the sides of roads or highways. Are there any laws about being a certain distance from the Hwy? I looked in the rules and regulations booklet and can't find anything. I'm wanting to go this evening along Airline Hwy in norco but don't know if I'll get ticketed? Sunday so I can't call LDWF!
Anyone know about this? Thanks
March 18, 2007 at 10:57am
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Posted March 18, 2007 at 11:28am

Interesting question. I cant help you with this one, but I am curious about the answer. I know that there are regs. about the distance which you can shhot a firearm, but not sure about a bow.

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Posted March 18, 2007 at 11:31am
"go get'em Charley"

Charley...Check how the law reads ? "No Hunting" or "No Firearms"...or the judges' mood or budget ???...it can get complex ? ...cheers to 'ya !

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Posted March 18, 2007 at 4:30pm
Bank bowfishing

If you are familiar with the Bonnet Carre Spillway and can get to them, try walking the goat road canal and the barbus canal.

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Posted March 18, 2007 at 6:47pm
Canal names??

I am very farmiliar with the spillway but where do you guys get the names from?
I'm sure I've fished those canals but don't know what they are called?

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Posted March 18, 2007 at 11:35pm
Hope it is legal!!

I figured if it doesn't say not to, than it is ok!! Went on the side Hwy 51 and missed about 20 Gar and hit one.
Rabbit, I did paddle over a gator that was 8-9 feet so I am re-thinking the whole night time bank shooting!! I think I'll stay in my boat at night!

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Posted March 19, 2007 at 8:18pm
bow fishing

the only regulations i know is u cant shoot any game fish such as bass and if u where shooting reds they would have to be 16 inches just like u where fishing thats the only ones ive every heard

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Posted March 19, 2007 at 10:59pm
No Bass??

Wow I shot about 20 yesterday, I was picking them off the beds all day!!
Just joking, couldn't resist!!

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