Hunting on Bayou Teche National Wildlife Refuge
Hunting regulations are designed to provide safe recreational opportunities through wise use of renewable wildlife resources. Hunting is permitted in accordance with Federal regulations governing public use on National Wildlife Refuges as set forth in Title 50 of The code of Federal Regulations. Hunting will be in accordance with applicable State of Louisiana regulations subject to the conditions of the rules and regulations found on the Bayou Teche National Wildlife Hunting Brochure. Click on the words brochure front cover and brochure inside to find the latest guidelines.
All hunters must complete a Daily Check Card at designated check stations. All game taken (including small game) on the refuge must be reported. Daily Check Cards are available at the Refuge at Unit and Headquarter Check Stations. The Check card includes a "Check In" portion that is completed then deposited in the metal box at the check station before hunting. The "Check Out" portion is completed and deposited in the metal box after hunting is completed for the day.
PLEASE note the The Franklin Unit is closed to all hunting.
For additional information on the refuge and its hunting guidelines visit www.fws.gov/bayouteche.
For information on State of Louisiana Hunting Regulations visit the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries web page at