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Hunting Rules and Regulations, Permits, Dates:

Louisiana is not called "Sportman's Paradise" for nothing! Some of the best hunting and fishing may be found on the Kisatchie National Forest. Hunters are expected to follow the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries hunting regulations and guidelines. For information on hunting seasons, licenses, permits and other details, please visit the LA Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. For a quick guide to the dates for the various seasons on the Kisatchie, please download this document. If you wish to hunt in one of two National Wildlife Management Preserves on the Kisatchie National Forest, you will need a self-clearing permit. Hunters are also expected to follow all other Forest rules and regulations, observing authorized roads and trails and designated recreation areas. Click here for the most current motor vehicle use maps, as well as maps to each District (which may be found in the right hand column under 'Brochures & Maps.')

The Forest is divided into five districts: 1) Calcasieu Ranger District, Evangeline Unit is located in Rapides Parish nearest to Alexandria and Pineville, Vernon Unit in Vernon Parish nearest to Leesville; 2) Catahoula Ranger District is located in Grant Parish, nearest to Pollock, Dry Prong, and Bentley; 3) Winn Ranger District is located in Winn Parish nearest to Winnfield; 4) Kisatchie Ranger District is located in Natchitoches Parish nearest to Natchitoches; 5) Caney Ranger District is located in Webster and Claiborne Parishes, nearest to Homer, Minden, and Shreveport. 


Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities