June 29, 2011 at 10:28am
Marshrat is almost right.
The trespass statute specifically outlines the legal method to retrieve a dog but the statute is silent on retrieving game.
LRS 14:63B - No person shall enter upon immovable property owned by another without express, legal, or implied authorization.
Exceptions include:(6) The owner of a domestic animal while in the sole process of merely retrieving his domestic animal from immovable property and not having a firearm or other weapon on his person.
It's good to be friendly with your neighbors. Based on what I know they could refuse to allow you entry and claim a deer as their own. If someone has contrary info I'd be interested in seeing it.