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During Louisiana Muzzleloader Hunting Season, Legal Primitive Firearms for Special Primitive Firearms Season include: rifles or pistols, .44 caliber minimum, or shotguns 10 gauge or smaller, all of which must load exclusively from the muzzle or cap and ball cylinder, use black powder or approved substitute only, take ball or bullet projectile only, including saboted bullets, including primitive firearms known as in line primitive firearms, and Single shot, breech loading rifles, .35 caliber or larger, having an exposed hammer that use metallic cartridges loaded either with black powder or modern smokeless powder. All of the above may be fitted with magnified scopes.

Louisiana Muzzleloader Hunting Season

2017/18 Deer Hunting Schedules

Deer Area 1

 

Either-Sex

Archery

Oct. 1 – Jan. 31

Primitive Firearms

Nov. 11 – 17

Jan. 22 – 31

Firearms (Still-Hunt Only)

Nov. 18 – Dec. 8

Jan. 8 – 21

Firearms (With or Without Dogs)

Dec. 9 – Jan. 7

Deer Area 2

 

Either-Sex

Archery

Oct. 1 – Jan. 31

Primitive Firearms

Oct. 21 – 27

Jan. 15 – 21

Firearms (Still-Hunt Only)

Oct. 28 – Dec. 5

Firearms (With or Without Dogs)

Dec. 6 – Jan. 14

Deer Area 3

 

Either-Sex

Archery

Sept. 16 – Jan. 15

Primitive Firearms

Oct. 14 – 20

Nov. 27 – Dec. 1

Firearms (Still-Hunt Only)

Oct. 21 – Nov. 26

Dec. 2 – Jan. 7

Deer Area 4

 

Either-Sex

Bucks Only

Archery (Either-sex, unless a Bucks Only firearms season is in progress)

Oct. 1 – Jan. 31

 

Primitive Firearms

Nov. 11 – 17

Jan. 22 – 31

 

Firearms (Still-Hunt Only)

Nov. 18 – Dec. 8

Jan. 8 – 21

 

Firearms (With or Without Dogs)

Dec. 9 – Jan. 7

 

Deer Area 5

 

Either-Sex

Bucks Only

Archery (Either-sex, unless a Bucks Only firearms season is in progress)

Oct. 16 – Feb. 15

Oct. 1-15

Primitive Firearms

Jan. 22 – 28

Nov. 11 – 17

Jan. 29 – 31

Firearms (Still-Hunt Only)

Nov. 24 – 26

Nov. 18 – 23

Nov. 27 – Dec. 8

Firearms (With or Without Dogs)

Dec. 9 – 10

Dec. 30 – 31

Jan. 13 – 14

Dec. 11 – 29

Jan. 1 – 12

Jan. 15 – 21

Deer Area 6

 

Either-Sex

Bucks Only

Archery (Either-sex, unless a Bucks Only firearms season is in progress)

Oct. 16 – Feb. 15

Oct. 1-15

Primitive Firearms

Nov. 11 – 17

Jan. 22 -31

 

Firearms (Still-Hunt Only)

Nov. 18 – Dec. 8

 

Firearms (With or Without Dogs)

Dec. 9 – Jan. 21

 

Deer Area 7

 

Either-Sex

Bucks Only

Archery (Either-sex, unless a Bucks Only firearms season is in progress)

Oct. 1 – Jan. 31

 

Primitive Firearms

Oct. 14 – 20

Nov. 4 – 10

 

Firearms (Still-Hunt Only)

Oct. 21 – Nov. 3

Nov. 11 – 26

 

Firearms (With or Without Dogs)

Nov. 27 – Dec. 31

 

Deer Area 8

 

Either-Sex

Archery

Sept. 16- Jan. 15

Primitive Firearms

Oct. 14 – 20

Nov. 27 – Dec. 1

Firearms (Still-Hunt Only)

Oct. 21 – Nov. 26

Firearms (With or Without Dogs)

Dec. 2 – Jan. 7

Deer Area 9

 

Either-Sex

Bucks Only

Archery (Either-sex, unless a Bucks Only firearms season is in progress)

Oct. 16 – Feb. 15

Oct. 1-15

Primitive Firearms

Jan. 22 – 28

Nov. 12 – 18

Jan. 30 – 31

Firearms (Still-Hunt Only)

Nov. 24 – 26

Nov. 18 – 23

Nov. 27 – Dec. 8

Firearms (With or Without Dogs)

Dec. 9 – 10

Dec. 30 – 31

Jan. 13 – 14

Dec. 11 – 29

Jan. 1 – 12

Jan. 15 – 21

Deer Area 10

 

Either-Sex

Bucks Only

Archery (Either-sex, unless a Bucks Only firearms season is in progress)

Sept. 16- Jan. 15

 

Primitive Firearms

Oct. 14 – 20

Nov. 27 – Dec. 1

 

Firearms (Still-Hunt Only)

Oct. 21 – Nov. 26

Dec. 2 – Jan. 7

 

*For more details on the 2016-17 deer season, refer to the 2017-2018 Louisiana Hunting Regulations.

Louisiana Muzzleloader Hunting Season

Louisiana Muzzleloader Hunting Season Regulations

 

DEER HUNTING SCHEDULES

Shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.

Consult Wildlife Management Area and Federal Land schedules for specific regulations and dates on those areas.

 

POSSESSION LIMIT                                                          DAILY  BAG LIMITS

6 per season, not to exceed                                        1 antlered and 1 antlerless (when legal)

3 antlered OR 4 antlerless per season

 

 

This information is subject to change, for more information visit: http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/

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