Louisiana, another state in the southwest region of the US, offers a unique hunting experience with its diverse landscapes and abundant wildlife. Here's a glimpse of the Louisiana hunting season in 2024 for various game animals, birds, and license requirements.

Be sure to check out the specific information first before you go on the hunting trip.

Louisiana Turkey Season

Areas Dates Notes
Area A April 6 - May 5 private lands only
Area B April 6-28
Area C April 6-21

Louisiana Deer Season

Area Archery Primitive Firearms Firearms (Still-Hunt only) Firearms (With or Without Dogs) Youth and Honorably Discharged Veterans
1 October 1 - January 31  November 11-17 and January 22-31 November 18 - December 8 and January 8-21  December 9 - January 7  October 28 – November 3
2 October 1 - January 31  October 21-27 and January 15-21 October 28 - December 5  December 6- January 14  October 14-20
3 September 16 - January 15   October 14-20 and January 1-7 October 21 - November 26   November 27 - December 31   September 23-29
4 October 1 - January 31  November 11-17 and January 22-31 November 18 - December 8 and January 8-21  December 9 - January 7  October 28 - November 3
5 October 16 - February 15 Bucks Only: October 1-15 November 11-17 Bucks Only: January 22-31  November 18-19 and November 24-26 and
Bucks Only: November 20-23 and November 27 - December 8
6 Bucks Only: October 1-15 and   October 16 - February 15  November 11-17 and January 22-31 November 18 - December 8  December 9 - January 21  October 28 - November 3
7 September 16 - January 15  October 14-20 and January 1-7 October 21 - November 26  November 27 - December 31  September 23-29
8 September 16- January 15  October 14-20 and January 1-7 October 21 - November 26   November 27 - December 31   September 23-29
9 October 16 - February 15 Bucks Only: October 1 - 15 November 11-17 Bucks Only: January 22-31 November 18-19 and November 24-26
Bucks Only: November 20-23 and November 27 - December 8
10 September 16 - January 15 October 14-20 and January 1-7 October 21 - December 31   September 23-29

Louisiana Quail Season

Date: November 18 - February 29

The bag limit for the Quail season is 10 each day and 30 in total.

Louisiana Rabbit Season

Date: October 7 - February 29

The bag limit for the Rabbit season is 8 each day and 24 in total.

Louisiana Squirrel Season

  • Spring Season: May 4-26
  • Fall Season: October 7 - February 29

The bag limit for the Spring season is 8 each day and 24 in total.

While, the limit for the Fall season is 3 each day and 9 in total.

*Spring squirrel season is CLOSED on the Kisatchie National Forest, some national wildlife refuges, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers property, and some state WMAs.

Louisiana Raccoon Season

You can hunt Raccoon all year round in Louisiana as there is no limit on the hunting periods.

Daily Limit: Two raccoons

Louisiana Crows Season

Date: September 1 - January 1

Limit: None

Louisiana Hunting License Requirements

Note that various hunting licenses are required for specific hunting activities in Louisiana. These licenses are in addition to the Basic Season License and may include privileges such as deer tags, archery, and primitive hunting rights.

Additionally, there is a Youth License available for individuals under 18, covering activities like deer and turkey hunting, trapping, and youth lottery hunts. Notably, proof of ID or residency is not needed for the youth license.

It's important to note that all hunting licenses are valid for one year, starting from July 1 of the current calendar year and ending on June 30 of the subsequent calendar year.

For more detailed information, you can refer to the Louisiana Hunting Regulations PDF.

We will keep you updated with any new changes with dates and regulations for Louisiana hunting season each year. Follow us to prepare early for the hunting adventure in your state!

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