Re: Harvesting After Shot
February 02, 2015 at 1:25pm
• ATVs and motorcycles cannot be left overnight on WMAs eXcept on designated camping areas. ATV use prohibited from two hours after sunset to 4 a.m., eXcept raccoon hunters may use ATVs during nighttime raccoon take seasons only. ATVs are prohibited from March 1 - Aug. 31 eXcept squirrel hunters are allowed to use ATV trails during the spring squirrel season on the WMA and eXcept certain trails may be open during this time period to provide access for fishing or other purposes and some ATV trails will be open all year long on certain WMAs.
Hunters are allowed to retrieve their own downed deer and hogs with the aid of an ATV, eXcept on Atchafalaya Delta, Biloxi, Lake Boeuf, Pass-a-Loutre, Pointe-auxChenes, Salvador/Timken, Sherburne, and Thistlethwaite WMAs, under the following conditions:
1. No firearms or archery equipment is in possession of the retrieval party or on the ATV. 2. The retrieval party may consist of no more than one ATV and one helper. 3. ATVs may not be used to locate or search for wounded game or for any other purpose than retrieval of deer and hogs once they have been legally harvested and located. 4. UTVs may not be used to retrieve downed deer or hogs.
caution: many LDWf-maintained roadways on Wmas are unimproved and substandard. a maximum 20 mph speed limit is recommended for all land vehicles using these roads, unless specific signage otherwise allows or restricts.
liMited acceSS areaS (laa): Operation of internal combustion engines prohibited within designated area. Trolling motors may be used to access and navigate within a LAA.