Rules and Regulations of Louisiana Youth Hunt Week 2012
Today begins a week of Special Youth Deer Season on Private Land in our area (Area 2). Turns out it’s kinda the unofficial/official start to deer season for youth thanks to a new rule pertaining to youth this year in Louisiana. Read on for more information!
Special Youth Deer Season for Area 2: Oct. 13-19, 2012.
Youths 17 or younger only. Youths must possess a hunter safety certification or proof of successful completion of a hunter safety course. Youths must be accompanied by one adult 18 years of age or older. If the accompanying adult is in possession of hunter safety certification, a valid hunting license or proof of successful completion of a hunter safety course, this requirement is waived for youths younger than 16 years of age. Adults may not possess a firearm. Youths may possess only one firearm while hunting. Legal firearms are the same as described for deer hunting. The supervising adult shall maintain visual and voice contact with the youth at all times. EXCEPT properly licensed youths 16-17 years old and youths 12 years old or older who have successfully completed a hunter safety course may hunt without a supervising adult.
But, because of a new law this year, this weekend essentially starts youth hunting for the rest of the hunting season in Louisiana.
Here’s the deal: next week is the start of primitive weapons hunting and the State is allowing youth to hunt during that time as well with primitive or modern weapons. After that regular deer season is open to all. So that means youth can hunt with their regular rifles starting tomorrow through the end of deer season.
Be safe! And enjoy these special moments with your children.