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Turkey Seasons

Turkey Hunting Schedules

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

2024 National Wildlife Refuge Schedules

Contact U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for information regarding NWR hunts:

  • Bayou Cocodrie NWR: - March 29-31 (Youth Lottery Only)
  • Lake Ophelia NWR: - March 30 (Youth Lottery Only) and April 6-21
  • Tensas NWR: - - March 29-31 (Youth Only) and April 6-14
  • Upper Ouachita NWR: - March 30 (Youth Lottery Only)

2024 Turkey Area Schedules

Area A: - April 6 - May 5*

Area B: - April 6-28*

Area C: - April 6-21*

Youth & Physically Challenged Hunt (restricted to youth and wheelchair confined physically challenged hunters - Areas A, B and C on private land only): March 29-31

*Seasons Open in Areas A, B and C, on private lands only. See separate WMA Schedules, National Wildlife Refuge Schedules, and Federal Lands Schedules for season dates on those areas.

Turkey Hunting - Area A Description

All of the following parishes are open

Beauregard, Bienville, Bossier, Claiborne, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Grant, Jackson, LaSalle, Lincoln, Livingston, Natchitoches, Sabine, St. Helena, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Union, Vernon, Washington, Webster, West Feliciana, and Winn

Portions of the following parishes are open


North of US 190 east of Kinder, west of US 165 south of Kinder.


North of I-10.


West of Ouachita River southward to Catahoula Parish line.


South and west of the Ouachita River from the Caldwell Parish line southward to LA 8 at Harrisonburg, north and west of LA 8 from Harrisonburg to the LaSalle Parish line. ALSO that portion lying east of LA 15.


North and west of LA 115, north of LA 106 west of LA 115 to US 167, west of US 167 south to LA 10, north of LA 10 west of US 167 to LA 13, west of LA 13 south of LA 10 to Mamou and north of LA 104 west of Mamou.

Jefferson Davis

North of US 190 from junction with LA 26 to Kinder, west of US 165 and north of I-10 west from junction of US 165.


West of US 165 from the Arkansas line to the junction of LA 140 at Bonita, north and west of LA 140 to junction of LA 830-4 (Cooper Lake Road), west of LA 830-4 to US 165 at Bastrop, south of US 165 to junction of LA 3051 (Grabault Road) south of LA 3051 to junction of LA 138, west of LA 138 to junction of LA 134, north of LA 134 to the Ouachita Parish line.


All west of the Ouachita River. That portion east of the Ouachita River lying north of US 80.


All west of Red River and north of LA 28 from Pineville, LA east to LaSalle Parish line.

Turkey Hunting - Area B Description

All of the following parishes are open

Caddo, DeSoto and Red River

Turkey Hunting - Area C Description

All of the following parishes are open

Ascension, Concordia, Franklin, Iberville, Pointe Coupee, Tensas, West Baton Rouge

Portions of the following parishes are open


That portion bounded on the east by the Atchafalaya River, on the north by Red River to the Brouillette Community, on the west by LA 452 from Brouillette to LA 1, on the south by LA 1, eastward to Hamburg, thence by the west Atchafalaya Basin protection levee southward


All east of the Ouachita River.


All of the parish EXCEPT for that portion located in Area A.


East of the West Atchafalaya Basin Protection Levee.


That portion lying east of US 65 from East Carroll Parish line to US 80 and south of US 80. Also, all lands east of the main channel of the Mississippi River.


West of LA 17 from Franklin Parish line to Ringle Rd., south of Ringle Rd. to Ferguson Rd., south of Ferguson Rd. to Little Rd., south of Little Rd. to Big Creek, east of Big Creek to Franklin Parish line and that portion south of US 80 and east of LA 17.

St. Landry

That portion bounded on the west by the west Atchafalaya Basin Protection Levee and on the east by the Atchafalaya River

Upper St. Martin

All within the Atchafalaya Basin; in addition, that area bounded on the North by LA 352; on the West by LA 349, to LA 3039, to LA 347, to the Catahoula Hwy. (LA 96), to LA 679, to LA 345; and on the south by LA 3242