LWFC sets dove seasons & dove hunting zones
Special to the Herald-Guide - May 10, 2007
The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission set the tentative dates for the 2007-08 hunting season for mourning doves, white-winged doves, Eurasian collared-doves and ringed-turtle doves at their May 3 meeting.
These hunting regulations represent a change from the past two decades because the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service eliminated its prohibition of opening a south zone prior to Sept. 20.
As a consequence, use of zones for dove hunting will allow early September openings with season dates better tailored to regional dove hunting interests. Dates: South Zone: Sept. 1-9, nine days. Oct. 13-Nov. 25, 44 days. Dec. 22-Jan. 7, 17 days.
North Zone: Sept.1-16, 16 days. Oct. 13-Nov. 11, 30 days. Dec. 15-Jan. 7, 24 days.
Bag Limits: Mourning, white-winged and fully dressed Eurasian collared-doves and ringed-turtle doves: Daily bag limit 12 in aggregate, Possession 24 in aggregate but note: there is no bag limit on Eurasian collared-doves or ringed turtle-doves provided that a fully feathered wing and head remain attached to the carcass of the bird.
Fully dressed Eurasian-collared doves and ringed turtle-doves (those without a fully feathered wing and head naturally attached to the carcass) shall be included in the aggregate bag.
Shooting and Hawking Hours:
Dove Hunting Zone Boundary:
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