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Hunting in Louisiana: 4 Things to Know Before Applying for a Hunting Permit for Your Kids

By    |   Monday, 25 May 2015 05:15 PM

Hunting can be an enjoyable activity for families in Louisiana. The state enforces regulations to ensure safety for all. Parents who wish to take children hunting or want to allow older kids to hunt on their own need to know the rules.

Here are four things to know before applying for a hunting permit for kids in Louisiana.

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1. Where to apply

As with adults, all permits and licenses for children to hunt in Louisiana are issued by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. Licenses may be applied for online, by mail, directly from official retailers, and in some cases, by in-app purchases. The full list of permits and the regulations surrounding them is available on the LDWF website.

2. Who can apply

Children older than 10 need to be in possession of a valid hunting permit when on a hunt in Louisiana. If a kid reaches the age of 10 before June 1 in the year, they will have to apply for the license for the coming season of June 1 to May 31.

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3. Hunter education

A valid hunter education card is required for all children age 10 or older to apply for a hunting permit in Louisiana. Kids who are not in possession of a card may not hunt on their own and must be accompanied at all times by an adult older than 18 who has a valid hunter education card. Children younger than 10 may do the hunter education course, but cannot be certified until past their 10th birthday. All kids between ages 10 and 12 must be accompanied by a qualified adult while on a hunt.

4. Youth registry program

Kids are encouraged to participate in the youth registry program once they reach age 15. In the program, children go on guided hunts with officially approved leaders and learn about hunting, tracking and appropriate hunting behavior. Kids in the course can upload photos and stories from their hunts and can enter the "Youth Hunter of the Year" contest.

This article is for information only. Please check current regulations before hunting.

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Hunting can be an enjoyable activity for families in Louisiana. The state enforces regulations to ensure safety for all. Parents who wish to take children hunting or want to allow older kids to hunt on their own need to know the rules.
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