Release Date: 12/07/2006

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission (LWFC) approved the turkey season dates and regulations for the 2007 turkey season at their Dec. 7 meeting.

The statewide opening date is March 24.  The season in Area A would extend to April 22, Area B to April 15 and Area C to April 8.  A private land youth and physically challenged hunter weekend is set for March 17 and 18.  The daily bag limit is one gobbler, and the season limit is two gobblers. 

Youths under 16 and wheelchair-confined hunters of any age hunting on private lands can hunt during the youth season.  Each youth must be accompanied by an adult 18 years of age or older.  Youths under 16 years old may hunt and must possess a hunter safety certificate or proof of completing a hunter safety course unless the adult supervisor already has one of these requirements. Disabled hunters must have a Physically Challenged Hunter Permit with wheelchair classification to participate.

For more information, contact Fred Kimmel at 225-765-0823 or fkimmel@wlf.louisiana.gov.