LDWF to offer Boyce lease field and WMA fields for opening day of dove hunting

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) will have available a lease field near Boyce in Rapides Parish for the opening day of dove hunting season on Saturday, Sept. 5, along with several LDWF Wildlife Management Area (WMA) dove fields.

Permits will be issued at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 5, at the Boyce lease field with shooting hours beginning at noon. The Boyce lease field, located on Louisiana Highway 8, 1.25 miles north of Boyce bridge, offers 70 acres of harvested corn on which to hunt. ATVs are not allowed, but retrieving dogs are permitted.

All hunters will need a permit, which is $10 for those 18 and older. The permit for hunters under 18 years of age is free. Only non-toxic shot size 6 and smaller may be used. No lead shot is to be used.

The dove lease field hunt in DeRidder will not be held this year due to Hurricane Laura.

Contact Cliff Dailey at 318-487-5885 or cdailey@wlf.la.gov for more information on the Boyce lease field hunt.

LDWF WMAs offering dove fields or dove hunting opportunities include Bayou Pierre, Bodcau, Boeuf, Clear Creek, Elbow Slough, Loggy Bayou, Pointe-aux-Chenes, Richard K. Yancey, Russell Sage, Sabine, Sandy Hollow, Sherburne and West Bay.

Dove season opens in Louisiana’s north and south zones on Saturday, Sept. 5. To learn more about dove hunting in Louisiana, go to https://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/subhome/dove. For more information on WMA dove fields, go to https://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/assets/Resources/Publications/Dove/WMA-Dove-Fields-2020.pdf.

Go to https://www.fs.usda.gov/kisatchie or call the Calcasieu Ranger District Office at 318-793-9427 for more information on Vernon Unit dove hunting opportunities.

Go to https://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/page/seasons-and-regulations for the 2020-21 Louisiana hunting rules and regulations.

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