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Major Changes for 2018-2019 Hunting Regulations

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  1. Hunting Licenses may now be purchased online at the following link: la-web.s3licensing.com. Also, deer and turkey hunters may validate tags by calling the validation toll free number, 1-844-LACHECK (1-844-522-4325) or using the validation website: la-web.s3licensing.com.
  2. The New Iberia and Opelousas field offices have been combined and moved to the Lafayette Field Office [address: 200 Dulles Dr., Lafayette, LA 70506; phone: 337-262-2080].
  3. Deer Areas 4 and 6 – Change in boundary, placing all of West Feliciana Parish within Area 6.
  4. Deer Areas 5 and 9 – Changes in deer seasons, shifting either-sex primitive season earlier in the framework.
  5. Deer Area 7 – Change in opening and closing date of Archery.
  6. Prohibition on the use of drones on WMAs.
  7. Bayou Pierre and Russell Sage WMAs – Addition of PCHP wheelchair confined waterfowl blinds.
  8. Tunica Hills WMA – Addition of a Small Game Emphasis Area.
  9. Addition of vessel language as an allowable means of camping on WMAs and where those vessels may camp.
  10. Adjustment of deer seasons on Attakapas, Boeuf, Clear Creek, Grassy Lake, Joyce, Pass-A-Loutre, Richard K. Yancey, Sabine, Thistlethwaite and West Bay WMAs.
  11. Addition of days for small game hunting with dogs on Boeuf, J.C. Sonny Gilbert, Little River, Loggy Bayou, Russell Sage, Sabine and Soda Lake WMAs.
  12. Boeuf and Russell Sage WMAs – Establishment of Limited Access Areas.
  13. Russell Sage WMA – Prohibition on use of motorized vessels on Wham Brake Impoundment.