Turkey Hunting

2018 Turkey Hunting Schedules

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

Area A: April 7 – May 6*

Area B: April 7 – 29*

Area C: April 7 – 22*

Youth and Physically Challenged Hunt (restricted to youth and wheelchair confined physically challenged hunters – Areas A, B, and C on private land only): March 30 – April 1

*Seasons open in Areas A, B, and C on private lands only. See separate Wildlife Management Area schedules, National Wildlife Refuge schedules (below), and Federal Lands schedules for season dates on those areas.

2018 National Wildlife Refuge Schedules

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

  • Bayou Cocodrie NWR: March 31 – April 1 (Youth Lottery only)
  • Bogue Chitto NWR: March 30 – April 1 (Youth only) and April 7 – 29
  • Lake Ophelia NWR: March 31 (Youth Lottery only) and April 7 – 22
  • Tensas NWR: March 30 – April 1 (Youth only) and April 7 – 22
  • Upper Ouachita NWR: March 31 (Youth Lottery only)

For more details on the 2018 turkey season, refer to the latest hunting regulations.