LDWF Reminds Public of Deer Hunting Declaration of Emergency for Joyce, Maurepas and Salvador/Timken WMAs

Published 6:35 am Thursday, November 25, 2021

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The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) would like to remind hunters of a declaration of emergency reducing the number of either-sex deer hunting days for the 2021-22 season on Joyce, Maurepas Swamp and Salvador/Timken Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs).


The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission (LWFC) passed the declaration of emergency during its October meeting due to the impact of Hurricane Ida. It is intended to mitigate the anticipated reduction in fawn survival and subsequent lack of recruitment into the deer herds.

The act amends either-sex deer harvest on Joyce and Maurepas Swamp WMAs to bucks only during firearms season Nov. 26-28 and primitive firearm season Jan. 8-9 and Jan. 24-30. Either-sex deer hunting will be allowed for archery season, which runs through Feb. 15.

On Salvador/Timken WMA, either-sex deer harvest is amended to bucks only during primitive firearm season Dec. 20-26. Either-sex deer hunting will be allowed during archery season, which runs until Jan. 31.

To see the complete declaration of emergency, go to https://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/resources/category/commission-action-items.

For more information, contact Johnathan Bordelon at jbordelon@wlf.la.gov.