Louisiana Hunting & Fishing Regulations

LA State Hunting and Fishing Regulations

Famous for its Cajun spirit and creole dishes, Louisiana is a waterfowl hunter’s dream. Located at the tip of the Mississippi flyway funnel, Louisiana offers world-class duck and goose hunting as it is the final stop on the fall migration for ducks and geese. Aside from waterfowl, the only big game animal available for free range hunting is white-tailed deer. Hunting turkey in Louisiana is legal on private land only. Alligator tags are issued only to licensed alligator hunters with proof of property ownership in Louisiana. Other game species in Louisiana include dove, quail, crow, blackbird, cowbird, grackle, pheasant, teal, rail, gallinule, snipe, woodcock, feral hog, coyote, armadillo, beaver, bobcat, red and gray fox, mink, muskrat, nutria, river otter, opossum, raccoon, and skunk.

With the bottom half of the state located within the Gulf of Mexico and its eastern border as the Mississippi River, Louisiana offers both incredible saltwater and freshwater fishing. Common catches include red snapper, flounder, spotted sea trout, channel catfish, black crappie, and largemouth bass. Other species of fish include warmouth, amberjack, catfish, chub, striped bass, bowfin, smallmouth and largemouth buffalo.

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