Dove hunting season begins Saturday (September 2) throughout the state and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) along with the International Hunter Education Association-USA (IHEA-USA) wants to remind hunters to be aware of their safe zones of fire.
- For safety purposes, it is best to hunt in groups of three or less.
- Hunters should be spaced 24 to 40 yards apart. Each hunter has a safe zone that spans roughly 45 degrees directly in front of each hunter.
- If a dove flies behind the line of hunters, it is best that hunters do not fire.
- No hunter should ever point a firearm at another hunter when swinging on a dove.