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2 refuges open for Teal hunting

Postby Ray » Sun Sep 04, 2011 2:36 am

The Louisiana Teal season is scheduled for Sept. 10-25, Both Sabine and Lacassine National Wildlife Refuges will be open to Teal hunting throughout the season on designated days. Only approved non-toxic shot may be used. Sabine NWR is open for hunting Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.
Hunters can enter the refuge and launch at 4 a.m. Shooting hours end at 12 p.m. (noon) each day. Boats may enter the refuge hunt areas from West Cove
Recreation Area or through Burton Canal via Black Bayou. Vastar Road remains closed due to bridge outage.

Lacassine NWR is open for hunting Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. Hunters may enter the refuge at 4 a.m. Shooting hours end at 12 p.m. (noon)
each day. Hunters may hunt the portion of the refuge south of the Gulf Intercoastal Waterway and between the Mermentau River and the east bank of
the Lacassine Bayou (excluding the Duck Pond area and Unit B). There is a federal order prohibiting waterfowl hunting on a portion of Lacassine Bayou that flows through the refuge.

Youths, 17 and under, must have proof of successful completion of a Hunter Safety Course. All youths attending the hunt must be under the supervision of an
adult age 21 or over. Each adult may supervise no more than two youths. Hunters are encouraged to familiarize themselves with hunting areas prior to hunting
and before the fall refuge closure on Oct. 15. Hunt unit conditions and access may change each year depending upon weather, growth and expansion of vegetation, and tidal flow. Only portable blinds are allowed on the refuge. All boats, blinds, and decoys must be removed immediately following each days hunt.
All refuge hunters are required to possess a refuge hunting permit. The Southwest Louisiana National Wildlife Refuge Complex Hunting Regulations 2011-2012
brochure will serve as the required permit when it has been signed, dated and in your possession . A copy of the brochure may be obtained from the SW LA NWR Complex Visitor Center located at Cameron Prairie refuge, any refuge hunter check station, and electronically. Download the brochure from the Refuge Complex website at:
http://www.fws.gov/swlarefugecomplex under the Hunting Regulations link.
The 2011-12 hunt permit is in two parts at the top of the page and is labeled incorrectly as 2010-11 on the site, however, once you click on it you will see that it is the current brochure. Both parts must be printed to have the entire brochure. Each hunting party is required to fill out a Migratory Bird Hunt Report
Form after each hunt and drop it in one of the designated drop boxes. Every party, whether successful or not, needs to complete the Report Form. This information provides us with a means to evaluate hunter effort on the refuge. For additional information
regarding about teal hunting on National Wildlife Refuges please call 337-598- 2216.
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Re: 2 refuges open for Teal hunting

Postby btoptrip » Fri Nov 09, 2012 1:41 pm

I'm curious about duck hunting this NWR. Is it by lottery for youth or seniors only? I'm trying to find a public area to hunt between Houston and Lafayette. If not public I'm interested in a private club. Any help would be appreciated.
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Re: 2 refuges open for Teal hunting

Postby Ray » Sat Nov 10, 2012 6:58 am

Those are open to the public for duck hunting.
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Re: 2 refuges open for Teal hunting

Postby drakstep » Thu Nov 22, 2012 8:44 am

is their a boat/motor regulation for the nwr's.
I.e. surface drives and hp. regulation. i know the last time i hunted down there u could only use trolling motors or push poles in the marsh but wasnt sure if their was a hp. regulation or not.
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Re: 2 refuges open for Teal hunting

Postby Ray » Thu Nov 22, 2012 8:55 am

That was an old post.
YOu will have to go to their website to see the regulations.
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