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 hunting program manager at 504-689-3690 ext. 18. A valid State of Louisiana Trapping License is required.

Hunters - Special permits are required to hunt at the Barataria Preserve. Permits are free. See below to learn how to apply for a permit and our current hunting regulations.

To Report a Violation Call 1-855-677-5352


Important Updates

Due to effects and continuing recovery from Hurricane Ida, resource management projects and repair work from the storm may disrupt hunting activities. Some previously accessible areas may be blocked or damaged.

Please note that Resource Management projects may disrupt hunting activities.

Resource Managements projects such as but not limited to the collection of data, invasive species management and reduction, will continue throughout hunting seasons and may disrupt hunting activities. The Barataria Preserve reserves the right to close zones or establish necessary safety buffers for the safety of necessary work projects. The regulations, seasons, etc. written in this permit supersede any discrepancy that may exist in the regulations posted in the Federal Land Schedule of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) state regulations for the Barataria Preserve for the current year.

Please be aware that there may be construction around certain canals in the Barataria Preserve.

The following canals may be subject to construction throughout the hunting season: Tarpaper, Pipeline, Horseshoe, Davis-Marrero, and Alligator Cut.
The Restore Council's canal backfill projects objectives are to improve hydrology in the Preserve and to help reduce negative impacts from saltwater intrusion during storm events.
This project will help to return the marsh to its original condition before dredging for oil and gas exploration.


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Hunting and Trapping Information


Hunting Map of the Barataria Preseve

a map showing different zone within the barataria preserve

Hunting Regulations and Map Brochure For Download and Print

To Report a Violation Call 1-855-677-5352


Last updated: February 13, 2024

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