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Thistlethwaite Wildlife Management Area Deer Season Update

Oct 30, 2018 03:27PM ● By Press Release

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries released a statement acknowledging that portions of the Thistlethwaite Wildlife Management Area hunting dates were omitted from the 2018-19 Louisiana Hunting Regulations pamphlet.

According to sources with LDWF, the deer hunting season dates for the Thistlethwaite Wildlife Management Area’s either-sex modern firearm dates were inadvertently omitted from the 2018-19 Louisiana Hunting Regulations pamphlet.

The correct dates for either-sex modern firearms season are as follows: Nov. 23-25, Dec. 1-9 and Dec. 22-23, 2018.

In addition to the either-sex season, the following dates are also open for deer hunting: Bucks only – Dec. 24, 2018 through Jan. 6, 2019; Primitive firearms – Nov. 10-11, 2018 and Jan. 7-13, 2019.

The complete dates are now listed on the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries website at: www.wlf.la.gov/wma.

Thistlethwaite Wildlife Management Area is located in north-central St. Landry Parish, just north of Opelousas. Access to the public WMA is available via I-49 and exiting on the Lebeau exit.

For more information on Thistlethwaite Wildlife Management Area or any of Louisiana’s public lands visit www.wlf.la.gov/wma.