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Louisiana - 2016-17 Season

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Season/ZoneDatesNotes
Duck, Coot & Merganser
West
Nov 12 - Dec 4
Dec 17 - Jan 22
Youth: Nov 5 & Jan 28
Portion of the state west and north of a line beginning at the Arkansas-Louisiana border on LA 3; south on LA 3 to Bossier City; then east along I-20 to Minden; then south along LA 7 to Ringgold; then east along LA 4 to Jonesboro; then south along US Hwy 167 to its junction with LA 106; west on LA 106 to Oakdale; then south on US Hwy 165 to US Hwy 190 at Kinder; then west on US Hwy 190/LA 12 to the Texas state border.
Duck, Coot & Merganser
East
Nov 19 - Dec 4
Dec 17 - Jan 29
Youth: Nov 12 & Feb 4
portion of the state east and north of a line beginning at the Arkansas-Louisiana border on LA 3; south on LA 3 to Bossier City; then east along I-20 to Minden; then south along LA 7 to Ringgold; then east along LA 4 to Jonesboro; then south along US Hwy 167 to Lafayette; then southeast along US Hwy 90 to the Mississippi state line.
Duck, Coot & Merganser
Coastal
Nov 12 - Dec 4
Dec 17 - Jan 22
Youth: Nov 5 - Nov 6
Remainder of the state
TealSep 10 - Sep 25
Light Goose
White-fronted Goose
Nov 5 - Dec 4
Dec 17 - Feb 12
Canada Goose
West, East & Coastal
Nov 5 - Dec 4
Dec 17 - Jan 31
Closed in the following area: Beginning at the Texas State Line, east along US-82 to the Calcasieu Ship Channel, then north to its junction with the Intracoastal Canal, then east to its juncture with LA-82, then south to its juncture with Parish Road 3147, then south and east to Freshwater Bayou Canal, then south to the Gulf of Mexico, then west along the shoreline of the Gulf of Mexico to the Texas State Line, then north to the point of beginning at LA-82. Open waters of Lake Arthur and the Mermentau River, from the Hwy 14 bridge southward, will also be closed to Canada goose hunting.
Light Goose Conservation OrderDec 5 - Dec 16
Feb 13 - Mar 12
Unplugged shotguns and electronic calls permitted.
Extended FalconryNov 2 - Jan 31All zones

Additional Information

Bag LimitSpecies/SeasonDaily Limit
Possession limit: 3 times daily bag limit
Ducks6, including no more than:
  • 4 mallards (max. 2 female)
  • 2 pintails
  • 1 black duck
  • 3 wood ducks
  • 1 mottled duck
  • 3 scaup
  • 2 canvasbacks
  • 2 redheads
Coots15
Mergansers5, including no more than 2 hooded mergansers
Light Geese
Snow, Blue, Ross's
20, no possession limit
Light Goose Conservation OrderNo bag or possession limit
White-fronted Geese2
Canada Geese1
Falconry3
Hunting TimesArea/SeasonTimes
Statewide1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset
Light Goose Conservation Order1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset
Arms & AmmoTypeDetails
Shotgun10 gauge or smaller, incapable of holding more than three shells
ShotMust be non-toxic