Special youth season this weekend

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The statewide Youth Turkey and Physically Challenged Season on private lands is this weekend, March 21-22, the week prior to the statewide turkey season.

Only youths 17 or younger may hunt. Youths must be accompanied by one adult 18 years of age or older.

ssgturkey3Youths must possess a hunter safety certification or proof of successful completion of a hunter safety course. If the accompanying
adult has proof of successful completion of a hunter education course or was born before September 1, 1969 and has a valid hunting license, this requirement is waived for youths younger than 16 years of age.

Adults may not possess a firearm. Youths may possess only one firearm while hunting. The supervising adult shall maintain visual and voice contact with the youth at all times. EXCEPT properly licensed youths 16-17 years old and youths 12 years old or older who have successfully completed a hunter safety course may hunt without a supervising adult.

Check the Louisiana Hunting Regulation guide to make sure you know all the rules and regulations and follow them. That is a personal responsibility of each hunter.

Only one gobbler per day may be taken and any gobbler taken by the hunter during the special season counts towards their seasonal bag limit of two.