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Louisiana

Hunting

Migratory Birds Seasons

2021-2022 Migratory Game Bird Schedule

Species

Season Dates

Daily Bag Limit

Possession Limit

Mourning and White-winged Doves and fully-dressed Eurasian Collared and Ringed Turtle Doves

North Zone:

Sept. 4-26

Oct. 9 - Nov. 14

Dec. 24 - Jan. 22

South Zone:

Sept. 4-18

Oct. 16 - Nov. 28

Dec. 18 - Jan. 17

15

in the aggregate

45

in the aggregate

Woodcock

Dec. 18 - Jan. 31

3

9

Teal (Blue-winged, Green-winged and Cinnamon)

Sept. 11-26

6

18

King and Clapper Rails

Sept. 11-26

Nov. 13 - Jan. 5

15

in the aggregate

45

in the aggregate

Sora and Virginia Rails

Sept. 11-26

Nov. 13 - Jan. 5

25

in the aggregate

75

in the aggregate

Gallinules

Sept. 11-26

Nov. 13 - Jan. 5

15

45

Snipe

Nov. 2 - Dec. 5

Dec. 18 - Feb. 28

8

24

Canada Geese*

East Zone:

Nov. 6 - Dec. 5

Dec. 18 - Jan. 30

West Zone:

Nov. 6 - Dec. 5

Dec. 18 - Jan. 2

Jan. 10 - Feb. 6

1

3

Light Geese (Snow, Blue and Ross’)

20

None

White-fronted Geese

3

9

Conservation Order for Light Geese (Snow, Blue and Ross’)

East Zone:

Dec. 6-17

Jan. 31 - March 6

West Zone:

Dec. 6-17

Jan. 3-9

Feb. 7 - March 6

No bag or possession limit. See “Geese” section for more detail

Falconry for Ducks

Nov. 2 - Jan. 31

Falconry daily bag and possession limit for all permitted migratory game birds must not exceed 3 and 9 birds respectively, singly or in aggregate, during the extended falconry seasons and regular hunting seasons.

Falconry for Rails and Gallinules

Nov. 2 - Jan. 31

Falconry for Woodcock

Nov. 2 - Jan. 31

Extended Falconry for Mourning Doves

Sept. 15 - Oct. 1

Ducks, Coots and Mergansers

East Zone:

Nov. 13 (youth and veterans only)

Nov. 20 - Dec. 5

Dec. 18 - Jan. 30

Feb. 5 (youth and veterans only)

West Zone:

Nov. 6-7 (youth and veterans only)

Nov. 13 - Dec. 5

Dec. 18 - Jan. 2

Jan. 10-30

See Ducks, Coots and Mergansers section for more details