Facts About New Orleans

Come visit, stay a few days, and experience Louisiana: The Sportsman’s Paradise!

Fin and Feather Guides fishes in the waters south of New Orleans and hunts throughout south and central Louisiana. If you’re unfamiliar with the area, you may be interested in this quick guide to South Louisiana.

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Hunting and Fishing Licenses

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries states that “Residents and non-residents younger than 16 years of age and residents who have reached 60 years of age prior to June 1, 2000 and have lived in the state for two years prior to application are not required to obtain the following licenses: basic and saltwater fishing, basic hunting, big game, bow, muzzleloader, LA duck, turkey stamp. PROOF OF AGE MUST BE CARRIED ON PERSON.”

Annual hunting and fishing licenses go on sale June 1 each year and expire June 30 of the following year. Recreational fishing and hunting licenses may be purchased online or by telephone using Visa or MasterCard. Call toll free 1-888-765-2602. An authorization number for immediate use will be provided and licenses will be mailed to the licensee.

More information can be found at The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries website.

 

Famous Area Attractions

You may want to keep these dates in mind when scheduling your fishing or hunting trip:

Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras will be on February 28, 2017,  February 13, 2018,  March 5, 2019,  February 25, 2020,  February 16, 2021.

New Orleans Jazz Fest spans two consecutive weekends, the final Friday-Sunday weekend of April and the first Thursday-Sunday weekend of May, running from 11 AM – 7 PM each day.

The French Quarter Festival usually falls on the second full weekend in April.

Voodoo Music Experience is on or around Halloween weekend.

 

Average Temperature by Month

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* Information provided by Climate-Zone.com; visit their site for full New Orleans weather information.