Barataria Preserve Hunting and Trapping

White-tailed deer standing among trees
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 will be available beginning Saturday, September 3. The last day to apply for a preserve hunting permit is Saturday, October 1. Applications may ONLY be submitted in person at the Barataria Preserve Visitor Center Wednesday-Sunday, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The visitor center is located at 6588 Barataria Blvd. in Marrero near Crown Point.

Only hunters who receive a 2016-2017 permit may hunt at the Barataria Preserve during the 2016-2017 hunting season.

Special permit requirements for first-time Barataria Preserve hunters and persons born after September 1, 1969:

  • 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 beginning on Saturday, September 3, and ending on Saturday, October 1.
  • all persons born after September 1, 1969, must complete a state-approved hunter safety program before being allowed to hunt in the Barataria Preserve. Hunter education courses are offered throughout the state; courses fill up quickly so register now.

All persons applying for a Barataria Preserve hunting permit must bring:

  • a current and valid Louisiana driver's license or other photo identification
  • a hunter safety card (if applicable)
  • a current Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries hunting license
  • if hunting waterfowl, all applicable duck stamps (federal and state)
  • first-time Barataria Preserve hunters are required to pass a written test showing familiarity with preserve regulations (see note above)
  • all persons born after September 1, 1969, must complete a state-approved hunter safety program before being allowed to hunt in the Barataria Preserve (see note above)..

To learn more about hunting at the preserve, see the 2016-2017 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. 10 or email the park.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

419 Decatur St
New Orleans, LA 70130

Phone:

(504) 589-3882
Phone numbers are for park headquarters. Phones are answered 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Park headquarters is closed on federal holidays and on Mardi Gras.

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