Barataria Preserve Hunting and Trapping
White-tailed deer are elusive inhabitants of the Barataria Preserve.
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. Applications for permits for the 2012-2013 hunting season closed on Monday, October 1. Only hunters who received a 2012-2013 permit may hunt at the Barataria Preserve during the 2012-2013 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 2012-2013 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?
Nine-banded armadillos always give birth to four identical young, the only mammal known to do so. They can also delay birth for up to two years after fertilization of the egg.