Major Changes for 2020

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  1. Addition of Purple Heart Military Licenses (see Licenses & Fees).
  2. New verbiage for Veteran Bona Fide Residency requirement (see Licenses & Fees).
  3. Addition of Veterans Waterfowl Hunt Days (see Migratory Birds).
  4. Removal of permit needed to take outlaw quadrupeds at night on private lands during hunting season (see Quadrupeds & Resident Game Birds).
  5. Moving Bossier and Webster parishes from Turkey Area B to Turkey Area A (see Turkey Seasons & Regulations).
  6. Reduction of turkey season from 16 days to nine days and change in the season dates on J.C. Sonny Gilbert WMA (see Turkey Seasons & Regulations & Individual WMA Schedules A-K).
  7. Moving parts of Iberville and Ascension parishes from Turkey Area B to Turkey Area C (see Turkey Seasons & Regulations).
  8. Changing legal dove hunt hours on Elbow Slough WMA to 1/2 hour before sunrise to noon on opening weekend (see Migratory Birds).
  9. Removal of youth turkey lottery hunt making it an open hunt for all youth on J.C. Sonny Gilbert WMA (see Wildlife Management AreasIndividual WMA Schedules A-K).
  10. Defining where an electric bicycle can be operated on wildlife management areas (see Wildlife Management Areas).
  11. Reduction of turkey season from 16 days to nine days on Big Lake and Boeuf WMAs (see Individual WMA Schedules A-K).
  12. Closure of turkey season on Grassy Lake WMA (see Individual WMA Schedules A-K).
  13. Closure of all hunting EXCEPT waterfowl hunting south of Hwy 90 when Pearl River gauge reaches 16.5 on Pearl River WMA (see Individual WMA Schedules L-Z).
  14. Addition of one day of youth lottery turkey hunting on Pearl River and Tunica Hills WMAs (see Individual WMA Schedules L-Z).
  15. Removal of mandatory deer check on Sabine WMA (see Individual WMA Schedules L-Z).