Hunting Activities Near Lake Charles, By Steve Blount

Lake Charles, Louisiana, offers a number of exciting hunting and fishing opportunities for outdoor sports enthusiasts. This is thanks in part to the town’s location in the state’s southwest corner between the Mississippi Flyway and the Central Flyway—two major migration paths for birds. Game bird hunters visit the lake to bag early teal, big ducks, and doves, among other species.

The area also offers a variety of lodging opportunities that specifically cater to the needs of hunters and fishermen. Many lodges provide guided tours and hunting expeditions in addition to hearty meals and accommodations that are near prime hunting locations.

Before embarking on any hunting excursion, Louisiana hunters should consult with the state’s Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, which requires licensure and certain permits to hunt. In most cases, hunters must complete an education and safety course in order to qualify for the necessary documentation to hunt or fish.

About Steve Blount

Lake Charles, Louisiana, resident Steve Blount owns Professional Retirement Consultants, LLC, a financial planning firm. In his leisure time, Mr. Blount enjoys hunting and fishing in Texas and Louisiana.


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