2016 – 2017 Louisiana Deer Hunting Season Dates

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The State of Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries issued the 2016 – 2017 Deer Hunting Dates earlier in 2016. Below we have the data in web format so it is easily accessible. Please be sure to see the official regulations for specific parish information before hunting.

2016 – 2017 Louisiana Deer Hunting Season Dates

Louisiana’s hunting areas are divided up into 10 “areas”. Each area consists of multiple parishes. Please note that each area may not encompass an entire Parish. Also, many parishes are part of 2 or even 3 areas. More on that below.

AreaArcheryPrimitive FirearmsStill Hunting / Firearms
(no dogs)
With or Without Dogs
1Oct 1 – Jan 31Nov 12 – Nov 18
Jan 23 – Jan 31
Nov 19 – Dec 9
Jan 9 - 22
Dec 10 – Jan 8
2Oct 1 – Jan 31Oct 22 – Oct 28
Jan 16 – Jan 22
Oct 29 – Dec 7 Dec 8 - Jan 15
3Sept 17 – Jan 15Oct 8 – 14
Nov 28 – Dec 2
Oct 22 – Nov 27
Dec 3 – Jan 8
X
4Oct 1 – Jan 31Either Sex:
Nov 12 - Nov 18 Jan 23 - Jan 31
Bucks Only: Jan 30-31
Either Sex:
Nov 19 - 20
Nov 25 - 27
Dec 3 - 4
Jan 14 - 15
Jan 21 - 22
Bucks only:
Nov. 21-24
Nov. 28 - Dec. 2
Dec. 5-9
Jan. 9-13
Jan. 16-20
Dec 10 - 11
Dec 17 - 18
Dec 24 - 25
Jan 7 - 8
Bucks only:
Dec. 12-16
Dec. 19-23
Dec. 26 - Jan. 6
5Oct 16 – Feb 15
Bucks only Oct 1 - 15
Jan 23 - 29
Bucks only:
Nov 12 - 18
Jan 30 - 31
Nov 25 - 27
Bucks only:
Nov 199 - 24
Nov 28 - Dec 9
Either Sex:
Dec 10 - 11
Dec 31 - Jan 1
Jan 14 - 15
Bucks only:
Dec 12 - 30
Jan 2 - 13
Jan 16 - 22
6Oct 16 – Feb 15
Bucks Only:
Oct 1 - 15
Nov 12 - Nov 18
Jan 23 - Jan 31
Nov 19 – Dec 9Dec 10 - Jan 22
7Oct 1 – Jan 31Oct 8 – Oct 14
Bucks Only:
Nov 5 - 11
Either Sex:
Oct. 15-16
Nov. 19-20
Nov. 25-27
Bucks only:
Oct. 17 - Nov. 4
Nov. 12-18
Nov. 21-24
Either Sex:
Dec. 31 - Jan. 1
Bucks Only:
Nov 28 - Dec 30
8Sept 17 – Jan 15Oct 8 – Oct 14
Nov 28 – Dec 2
Oct 15 – Nov 27Dec 3 - Jan 8
9Either Sex:
Oct 16 – Feb 15
Bucks Only:
Oct 1 - 15
Either sex:
Jan 23 - 29
Bucks only:
Nov. 12-18
Jan. 30-31

Either sex:
Nov. 25-27
Bucks only:
Nov 19-24
Nov. 28 - Dec. 9
Either sex:
Dec. 10-11
Dec. 31 - Jan. 1
Jan. 14-15
Bucks only:
Dec. 12-30
Jan. 2-13
Jan. 16-22
10Sept 17 – Jan 15Either Sex:
Oct 8 – Oct 14
Bucks Only:
Nov 28 - Dec 2
Either sex:
Oct. 15-16
Nov. 12-13
Nov. 25-27
Dec. 31 - Jan. 1
Bucks only:
Oct. 17 - Nov. 11
Nov. 14-24
Dec. 3-30
Jan. 2-8
X

Louisiana’s Hunting Areas in 2016 – 2017

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Area 1

Area 1 consists of Catahoula, Grant, LaSalle, Morehouse, Ouachita, Rapides, Richland and West Carroll parishes. Refer to the official regulations as only portions of certain parishes are open here. For example, in the Catahoula Parish, the portion which is open is East of Boeuf River to Ouachita River, east of Ouachita River from its confluence with Boeuf River to LA 8, south and east of LA 8 southwesterly to parish line. Also, still hunting is only available to portions of most Parishes, but is available in all of Richland and West Carroll.

Area 2

Area 2 is like area 1 because there are different rules for every parish. Area 2 consists of these parishes: Allen, Avoyelles, Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Caldwell, Claiborne, Desoto, Evangeline, Jackson, LaSalle, Lincoln, Morehouse, Natchitoches, Rapides,  Red River, Sabine, Union, Webster, Vernon and Winn.

Area 3

Portions of these parishes are open:

  • Acadia-North of I-10
  • Allen -South of US 190 and west of LA 113.
  • Beauregard -West of LA 113 and east of LA 27 from parish line northward to DeRidder and north of US 190 westward from DeRidder to Texas state line.
  • Calcasieu -East of LA 27 from Sulphur northward to parish line and north of I-10.
  • Jefferson Davis -North of I-10 and south of US 190.
  • Lafayette -West of I-49 and north of I-10.
  • Rapides -South of LA 465 to junction of LA 121, west of LA 121 and LA 112 to Union Hill and north of LA 113 from Union Hill to Vernon Parish line.
  • St. Landry -West of US 167.
  • Vernon -West and north of LA 113, south of LA 465, east of LA 117 from Kurthwood to
  • Leesville, and south of LA 8 from Leesville to Texas state line.

Area 4

All of St. Helena and Washington parishes are open. Otherwise, refer to the official regulations as only portions of certain parishes are open here. The others are: East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, West Feliciana, Livingston, Tangipahoa, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa.

Area 5

Portions of the following parishes are open:

  • St. Martin -South of I-10 and east of the West Atchafalaya Basin Protection Levee and west of the East Atchafalaya Basin Protection Levee.
  • Iberville -South of I-10 and west of the East Atchafalaya Basin Protection Levee.
  • iberia -East of the West Atchafalaya Basin Protection Levee and West of the East Atchafalaya Basin Protection Levee.
  • St. Mary -East of the West Atchafalaya Basin Protection Levee

Area 6

All of Pointe Coupee and West Baton Rouge are open. Portions of the other parishes are open:

  • Avoyelles – All except that portion west of I-49.
  • East Baton rouge -North of I-110 and west of US 61.
  • East feliciana – West of US 61.
  • Evangeline – That portion east of I-49 to junction of LA 29, east of LA 29 south of I-49 to Ville Platte and north of US 167 east of Ville Platte.
  • Iberville -All north of I-10, and that portion south of I-10 at the Atchafalaya Basin protection levee south to Upper Grand River, then north of Upper Grand River to the Intracoastal Canal at Jack Miller, then west of the Intracoastal Canal northward to Bayou Plaquemine, then north of Bayou Plaquemine to the Mississippi River.
  • Lafayette -North of I-10 and east of I-49.
  • Rapides -South of Alexandria between Red River and US 167 to the junction of US 167 with I-49 at Turkey Creek Exit, east of I-49 southward to parish line.
  • St. Landry -East of US 167.
  • St. Martin – North of I-10.
  • West Feliciana -West of US 61.

Area 7

Portions of these 2 parishes are open:
  • Iberia -South of LA 14 and west of US 90
  • St. Mary -All except that portion north of US 90 from Iberia Parish line eastward to Wax Lake Outlet, east of Wax Lake Outlet southward in Intracoastal Waterway, north of Intra-coastal Waterway eastward to the Atchafalaya River, east of the Atchafalaya River.

Area 8

Portions of these 4 parishes are open:
  • Allen – That portion east of LA 113 from the parish line to US 190, north of US 190 eastward to Kinder, west of US 165 northward to LA 10 at Oakdale and south of LA 10from Oakdale westward to parish line.
  • Beauregard -That portion east of LA 113. Also that portion west of LA 27 from parish line northward to DeRidder, south of US 190 from DeRidder to Texas state line.
  • Calcasieu -That portion west of LA 27 from the parish line southward to Sulphur and north of I-10 from Sulphur to the Texas state line.
  • Vernon -That portion east of LA 113 from the parish line northward to Pitkin and south of LA 10 from Pitkin southward to the parish line.

Area 9

Area 9 is another complicated area. Refer to the regulations. Portions of these parishes are open: Iberia, Iberville, Lafayette, Livingston, St. Martin, St. Mary, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. John.

Area 10

All of Vermilion and Cameron are open. Portions of these parishes are open:
  • Acadia -South of I-10.
  • Calcasieu -South of I-10.
  • Iberia -West of US 90 and north of LA 14.
  • Jefferson Davis -South of I-10.
  • Lafayette -South of I-10 and west of Hwy 90

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