We set out to create the most simplified guide to Louisiana hunting seasons for 2023.
Want to find out season dates, learn about regulations and bag limits, understand license requirements, and get access helpful links?
Then you’ll love the info outlined in today’s guide. Let’s dive right in.
Did you know the Bayou State has some of the best duck hunting? Whether you're going for gators or deer we've got all the info you need to get out there and hunt the south.
When preparing for a hunt it is important to make sure you know the regulations and are respecting the environment.
Please note: Louisiana's hunting seasons vary based on zones / location and sex of the deer. We did our best to give a overview range of the seasons below.
Archery starts as early as September 18 and goes as late January 31
Primitive / Muzzleloader starts as early as October 9 and goes as late as January 31
Firearms, No DogsOct. 16-Jan. 23**
Firearms, With Or Without DogsNov. 29-Jan. 23**
Youth and Honorably Discharged VeteransOct. 9 to Nov. 5**
See the map below for a breakdown of Alabama's hunting zones:
As an alternative to LA sportsman paradise or licenses required above, you may purchase the Lifetime Hunting, Fishing or Combo available from the Baton Rouge office only.
Removal of youth turkey lottery hunt, now open hunt for all youth
Know where an electric bicycle can be operate on WMA’s
Reduction of turkey season from 16 days to nine days.
Official State Site: https://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/