Since the Creole Nature Trail lies in the middle of the Central and Mississippi Flyways, millions of birds fly through during the fall and winter months providing a veritable smorgasbord for hunters.
What makes the area unique is the variety of birds - including snows, blues, speckle belly and Canadian geese, as well as mallards, pintails and teal ducks - and the number of available hunting areas. In fact, the trail is considered the "grand slam" for duck hunters, as the region is home to many species of ducks.
There is also hunting for deer, dove, quail, rabbit, squirrel and turkey as well as hunting and trapping beaver, bobcat, coyote, gray fox, mink, muskrat, opossum, river otter, red fox, raccoon, and skunk. Hunting and trapping licenses are required. Get all the details at the Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries website. See below for an entire list of our hunting options.
The National Wildlife Refuges — Sabine, Cameron-Prairie and Lacassine — follow the rules and licensing standards which apply to all National Wildlife Refuges. Consult the Southwest Louisiana Refuge Complex website — www.fws.gov/swlarefugecomplex — for details about permissible weapons, seasons and special licensing requirements.
Hunting guides are available and can arrange for hunting in the marsh or in rice, soybean or plowed fields. See below for a current list of list of local hunting guides and service.