Proposed 2022-2023 Louisiana Deer Season Dates

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission members adopted notices of intent for 2022-23 hunting regulations and dates at their January meeting. A public comment period was held through March 3, so these dates are subject to change based on that input. The tentative 2022-2023 Louisiana deer season dates are listed below.

Deer Area 1

 Either-Sex
ArcheryOct. 1 - Jan. 31
Primitive FirearmsNov. 12 - 18
Jan. 23 - 31
Firearms (Still-Hunt Only)Nov. 19 - Dec. 9
Jan. 9 - Jan. 22
Firearms (With or Without Dogs)Dec. 10 - Jan. 8
Youth and Honorably Discharged Veterans (Either-sex)Oct. 29 – Nov. 4

Deer Area 2

 Either-Sex
ArcheryOct. 1 - Jan. 31
Primitive FirearmsOct. 22 - 28
Jan. 16 - 22
Firearms (Still-Hunt Only)Oct. 29 - Dec. 7
Firearms (With or Without Dogs)Dec. 8 - Jan. 15
Youth and Honorably Discharged Veterans (Either-sex)Oct. 8 – 14

Deer Area 3

 Either-Sex
ArcherySept. 17 - Jan. 15
Primitive FirearmsOct. 8 - 14
Jan. 2 – 8
Firearms (Still-Hunt Only)Oct. 15 – Nov. 27
Firearms (With or Without Dogs)Nov. 28 – Jan. 1
Youth and Honorably Discharged Veterans (Either-sex)Sept. 24 – Sept. 30

Deer Area 4

 Either-Sex
Archery (Either-sex, unless a Bucks Only
firearms season is in progress)
Oct. 1 - Jan. 31
Primitive FirearmsNov. 12 - 18
Jan. 23 - 31
Firearms (Still-Hunt Only)Nov. 19 – Dec. 9
Jan. 9 – 22
Firearms (With or Without Dogs)Dec. 10 - Jan. 8
Youth and Honorably Discharged
Veterans (Either-sex)
Oct. 29 – Nov. 4


Deer Area 5

 Either-SexBucks Only
Archery (Either-sex, unless a Bucks Only
firearms season is in progress)
Oct. 16 - Feb. 15Oct. 1-15
Primitive FirearmsNov. 12 - 18Jan. 23 - 31
Firearms (Still-Hunt Only)Nov. 19 – 20
Nov. 25 – 27
Nov. 21 - 24
Nov. 28 – Dec. 9
Firearms (With or Without Dogs)Dec. 10 - 11
Dec. 17 - 18
Dec. 12 - 16
Dec. 19 - Jan. 22
Youth and Honorably Discharged
Veterans (Either-sex)
Oct. 29 – Nov. 4

Deer Area 6

 Either-SexBucks Only
Archery (Either-sex, unless a Bucks Only
firearms season is in progress)
Oct. 16 - Feb. 15Oct. 1-15
Primitive FirearmsNov. 12 - 18
Jan. 23 - 31
Firearms (Still-Hunt Only)Nov. 19 - Dec. 9
Firearms (With or Without Dogs)Dec. 10 - Jan. 22
Youth and Honorably Discharged
Veterans (Either-sex)
Oct. 29 – Nov. 4

Deer Area 7

 Either-Sex
Archery (Either-sex, unless a Bucks Only
firearms season is in progress)
Sept. 17 - Jan. 15
Primitive FirearmsOct. 8 -14
Jan. 2 – 8
Firearms (Still-Hunt Only)Oct. 15 – Nov. 27
Firearms (With or Without Dogs)Nov. 28 – Jan. 1
Youth and Honorably Discharged
Veterans (Either-sex)
Sept. 24 – Sept. 30

Deer Area 8

 Either-Sex
ArcherySept. 17 - Jan. 15
Primitive FirearmsOct. 8 - 14
Jan. 2 – 8
Firearms (Still-Hunt Only)Oct. 15 – Nov. 27
Firearms (With or Without Dogs)Nov. 28 – Jan. 1
Youth and Honorably Discharged Veterans (Either-sex)Sept. 24 – Sept. 30

Deer Area 9

 Either-SexBucks Only
Archery (Either-sex, unless a Bucks Only
firearms season is in progress)
Oct. 16 - Feb. 15Oct. 1-15
Primitive FirearmsNov. 12 - 18Jan. 23 - 31
Firearms (Still-Hunt Only)Nov. 19 – 20
Nov. 25 – 27
Nov. 21 - 24
Nov. 28 – Dec. 9
Firearms (With or Without Dogs)Dec. 10 - 11
Dec. 17 - 18
Dec. 12 - 16
Dec. 19 - Jan. 22
Youth and Honorably Discharged
Veterans (Either-sex)
Oct. 29 – Nov. 4

Deer Area 10

 Either-Sex
Archery (Either-sex, unless a Bucks Only
firearms season is in progress)
Sept. 17 - Jan. 15
Primitive FirearmsOct. 8 - 14
Jan. 2 - 8
Firearms (Still-Hunt Only)Oct. 15 - Jan. 1
Youth and Honorably Discharged
Veterans (Either-sex)
Sept. 24 – Sept. 30

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