Member and Guest Responsibilities
As a guest of Oak Grove and as a migratory bird hunter, we remind you that it is your primary responsibility to understand the rules and regulations of waterfowl hunting and Oak Grove Hunting Club. First, you must obtain both a state or out of state hunting license and a federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp, better known as a “duck stamp”. You may also need to get a state waterfowl stamp. Please make sure that before you enter the duck blind that you have all necessary paperwork.
Safety is of the utmost importance and your host will give a safety lecture before dinner on
the first evening. Safety rules are posted in the gun room and in the boat house. Please adhere
to these rules.
2018-2019 LOUISIANA DUCKS SEASON
Coastal Zone: (60 days) November 10 – December 2 and December 15 – January 20
DAILY BAG LIMITS
The daily bag limit on ducks is 6 and may include no more than 4 mallards (no more than 2 of which may be females), 2 pintails, 1 black duck, 3 wood ducks, 1 mottled duck, 3 scaup, 2 canvasbacks and 2 redheads.
Daily bag limit on coots is 15.
Merganser daily bag limit: 5; only 2 of which may be a hooded merganser. Merganser limits are in addition to the daily bag limit for ducks.
No person shall take more than one daily bag limit per hunting day. Remember, each person shooting in the blind may take only one limit of ducks or geese. NO EXCEPTIONS.
The possession limit on ducks, coots and mergansers is three times the daily bag limit.
Snipe, Woodcock, Ducks, Teal, Coots, Geese, Rails and Gallinules One-half hour before official sunrise to official sunset. At Oak Grove, we leave the blinds at or before 9:30 AM on the first morning of shooting and no later than 9:00 AM on the second morning of shooting. There is NO afternoon hunting at Oak Grove.
OVER/UNDER / SIDE-BY-SIDE SHOTGUN PROHIBITION
The use of semi-automatic or pump shotguns is required at Oak Grove. The use of over/under and side-by-side shotguns is prohibited. Oak Grove does offer loaner guns if needed. Please see manager.
CLAY TARGET RANGE
The clay target range is available after lunch and until dark. No shooting on the range before noon. See camp manager to open and close range. Only shotguns may be used on the target range. Only steel shot, available at the camp, is allowed to be used on the range. Only firing from behind platform fence is allowed. Adult supervision required for all shooters 16 and under.
NONTOXIC SHOT REGULATIONS AND ZONE DESCRIPTIONS
No person shall take migratory game birds while possessing shot other than steel or other approved shot. This restriction applies only to ducks, geese, brant, swans and coots. Absolutely no lead shot allowed on the Oak Grove premises.
Hunters have a responsibility to understand and obey federal laws and regulations governing waterfowl hunting. If you are unsure about any regulations, please inquire with your guide or your host before you begin a hunt.
HUNTER ETHICS AND SAFETY
- No more than 3 persons to a blind (including guide).
- Respect your fellow hunter – don’t crowd in and do obey the game laws.
- Shoot in range and use a retriever to reduce crippling losses.
- Share your outdoor experiences – take a youth hunting.
- For your safety and that of your friends, always be alert to natural and man-made hazards. Handle guns carefully. Remember, large shot shell pellets carry long distances. Be sure your field of fire is clear of other hunters, dwellings or domestic animals.
A HUNTER’S PLEDGE
- Responsible hunting provides unique challenges and rewards.
- However, the future of the sport depends on each hunter’s behavior and ethics.
- Respect the environment and wildlife • Respect property and landowners
- Show consideration for non-hunters • Hunt safely
- Know and obey the law • Support wildlife and habitat conservation
- Pass on an ethical hunting tradition • Hunt only with ethical hunters
- Strive to improve my outdoor skills and understanding of wildlife
- By following these principles of conduct each time I go afield, I will give my best to the sport, the public,the environment and myself. The responsibility to hunt ethically is mine; the future of hunting depends on me.