Coyote Hunting Louisiana, Laws, Regulations, Season, & License Info

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Coyote Hunting Louisiana Laws & Regulations

Are coyotes defined as furbearer, game animal, or other in Louisiana? Outlaw quadrupeds.

Do you need a license to hunt coyotes in Louisiana? Basic Season License is required of all persons hunting quadrupeds and resident game birds. Additional licenses are required for deer, bobcat, and turkey. See page 6 for exceptions and exemptions.

Can a non-resident hunt coyotes in Louisiana? Yes, with a basic season license.

Is there a specific hunting season for coyotes in Louisiana? Holders of a hunting license may take coyotes, feral hogs and armadillos year round during legal daylight shooting hours.

Is there a bag limit for coyotes in Louisiana? No Limit.

What are the legal hunting hours for coyotes in Louisiana? Shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset. See night restrictions below.

Are electronic game calls legal in Louisiana? Yes, for Bobcat, Raccoon, Coyote, Crow, Deer, and Fox

Are decoys legal for coyotes in Louisiana? Yes.

What firearms are approved/disapproved for coyotes in Louisiana? It is illegal to use shotguns larger than a 10 gauge or capable of holding more than three shells. –– It is illegal to possess shotguns in which the plug may be removed without disassembly.

Are suppressors allowed for coyote hunting in Louisiana?  Beginning Aug. 15, 2011, outlaw quadrupeds may be taken at night using sound suppressors on the firearm(s) utilized. Anyone using such a weapon must have in possession a valid permit issued by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The use of sound suppressed weapons is restricted to the take of outlaw quadrupeds, including armadillos, coyotes and feral hogs, from March through August on private property.

Any person who is authorized to possess a firearm suppressor may use a firearm fitted with a sound suppressor when taking outlaw quadrupeds, nutria or beaver. Any person attempting to take outlaw quadrupeds under the provisions of this paragraph, within 24 hours prior to the attempted take, shall notify the sheriff of the parish in which the property is located, and the LDWF Enforcement Division by calling 1-800-442-2511, of their intention to attempt to take outlaw quadrupeds under the provisions of this paragraph.

Are there any ammunition restrictions for hunting coyotes in Louisiana? No special restrictions.

Are there regulations for possessing, transporting dead coyotes, or pelts across state lines in Louisiana? No special restrictions.

Is night hunting for coyotes allowed in Louisiana? On private property, the landowner, or his lessee or agent with written permission and the landowner’s contact information in his possession, may take outlaw quadrupeds (coyotes, armadillos and feral hogs), nutria or beaver during the nighttime hours from one-half hour after official sunset on the last day of February to one-half hour after official sunset the last day of August of that same year. Such take may be with or without the aid of artificial light, infrared or laser sighting devices, or night vision devices.

It is prohibited to take of quadrupeds and resident game birds with a firearm fitted with an infrared sight, laser sight or except as provided in R.S. 56:116 (A) (8) any sighting device which projects a beam of light to the target or otherwise electronically illuminates the target, or device specifically designed to enhance vision at night {R.S. 56:116.1B(3)}.

Can you hunt coyotes from a vehicle in Louisiana? It is illegal to take of game quadrupeds or birds from aircraft.

Can you hunt coyotes with bait in Louisiana? No listed restrictions, check with your local agency or parish.

Can dogs be used to hunt coyotes in Louisiana? The running of coyotes with dogs is prohibited in all turkey hunting areas during the open turkey season. Coyote hunting is restricted to chase only when using dogs during still hunting segments of the firearm and archery only seasons for deer.

Is there a coyote bounty program in Louisiana? Not at this time, check with your local parish.

This information is for informational purposes only. This website has no affiliation with any department of the above mentioned state. For your own safety please contact your local office to verify the information presented. is not responsible for your own stupidity.

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