Columbus Day Closures
All park sites closed Monday, October 13, for Columbus Day. Follow the link for information about park hours and days and about access to the Barataria Preserve and Chalmette Battlefield/Chalmette National Cemetery on holidays. More »
Barataria Preserve Hunting and Trapping
Hunting and trapping are allowed at the Barataria Preserve by permit only.
Trappers - A permit is required to trap in the Barataria Preserve. Permits are free. To apply, call the park's natural resource program manager at 504-589-3882 ext. 119. A valid State of Louisiana Trapping License is required.
Hunters - Special permits are required to hunt at the Barataria Preserve. Permits are free. Permit applications for the 2014-2015 hunting season are accepted from Saturday, September 6, through Wednesday, October 1, at the Barataria Preserve Visitor Center. The center is open Wednesday through Sunday 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; it is located at 6588 Barataria Blvd. in Marrero near Crown Point.
First-time Barataria Preserve hunters are required to pass a written test showing familiarity with preserve regulations; testing is done 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays only.
Only hunters who receive a 2014-2015 permit may hunt at the Barataria Preserve during the 2014-2015 hunting season. Hunters with permits who need additional drop slips can download them here.
When applying for a permit, you must bring
To learn more about hunting at the preserve, see the 2014-2015 season links below. The Barataria Preserve hunting brochure includes hunt dates, rules, and other useful information.
For answers to questions about hunting and trapping, call the preserve at 504-689-3690 ext. 17 or email the park.
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