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. The application period for 2013-2014 hunting season permits is now over. Only hunters who received a 2013-2014 permit may hunt at the Barataria Preserve during the 2013-2014 hunting season. Hunters with permits who need additional drop slips can download them here.
For future reference: when applying for a permit, you must bring
To learn more about hunting at the preserve, see the 2013-2014 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.
Did You Know?
The opossum is North America's only native marsupial! The female will carry young in her pouch for 2-3 months and then on her back another 1-2 months. A female will usually have 7-8 babies, and each one latches onto one of 13 teats in her pouch.