The 2008-2009 Louisiana Quail hunting season is the time of year when hunters, both residents of Louisiana and non-residents of Louisiana, can legally pursue and take quail. But, hunters wishing to participate in this hunting season should be aware that there is more to this season than just the dates. The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries are responsible for managing these birds, including setting the hunting season and all the rules and regulations that pertain to it. The rules and regulations set for this hunting season include the dates that the season is open, the number of quail that can be taken each day, the number of quail the hunter can have in their possession, the hours the hunters can hunt quail during the days of the hunting season, the weapons that can be used, the licenses that each hunter will need to have and the location through out the state where hunters can enjoy this sport.
The dates of the 2008-2009 Louisiana Quail hunting season are set for November 11, 2008 through February 28, 2009. During this time, hunters can legally pursue and take quail from half an hour before the sunrises until half an hour after the sun sets throughout the state of Louisiana. Each quail hunter can legally take a daily bag limit of 10 quail and can have a possession limit of 20 quail.
Hunters who wish to take part in the 2008-2009 Louisiana Quail hunting season are required to carry a valid Louisiana hunting license whenever they are hunting quail. The licenses that are available for resident hunters in Louisiana this hunting season are Basic Season Hunting License and Bow Hunting License and both require a Wild Louisiana Stamp. Non-residents of Louisiana will need a Basic Season Hunting License or a 5-day Hunting License, a Bow Hunting License and are also required to have a Wild Louisiana Stamp.
The weapons that can be used to take quail during the 2008-2009 Louisiana Quail hunting season are archery equipment, including crossbows, shotguns that are 10 gauge or smaller caliber that are to be fired from the shoulder and can only hold 3 shotgun shells, handguns, rifles and falconry. Archery equipment and falconry methods will also need the additional permits or licenses that pertain to them.
Hunters who participate in the 2008-2009 Louisiana Quail hunting season should be aware of the rules and regulations that govern this hunting season and should always follow these rules and regulations. The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries set these rules and regulations to manage the population of quail in the state.