DEER HUNTING
Hunt Whitetail Bucks | Louisiana Deer Hunt | Merryville Land Management
Hunt Whitetail Bucks | Louisiana Deer Hunt | Merryville Land Management
Hunt Whitetail Bucks | Louisiana Deer Hunt | Merryville Land Management
Hunt Whitetail Bucks | Louisiana Deer Hunt | Merryville Land Management
Hunt Whitetail Bucks | Louisiana Deer Hunt | Merryville Land Management
Hunt Whitetail Bucks | Louisiana Deer Hunt | Merryville Land Management

Offering 2 ½ day guided hunting excursions. Bring your favorite weapon and gear- we’ll provide the rest!

Whitetail Hunt Pricing
SCORE PRICE RANGE
130 – 150 $2,500 – $4,500
150 – 170 $4,500 – $6,500
170 – 190 $6,500 – $9,000
190 – 200 $9,000 – $12,000
200 – Up Price Upon Request
Exotic Hunt Pricing
SCORE PRICE RANGE
Axis Trophy Buck $3,000 – $3,500

SORRY, WE ARE NOT OFFERING MANAGEMENT AND/OR DOE HUNTS AT THIS TIME

  • All 2 ½ day hunts are inclusive of lodging and meals for all hunters.
  • Non-hunting guests are welcome pending space availability for a guest fee of $150 per night.
  • Should a deer not be harvest during the allotted time frame, the $150 guest fee per night will be charged and hunter will be strongly encouraged to return.
  • Prices are estimated prior to hunt and confirmed during actual hunt by guide prior hunter firing the shot.

RESERVATIONS AND DEPOSITS

To reserve your hunting trip, a non-refundable $300 deposit is required to hold your trip date and lodge accommodations. Balance is due prior to departure and payable by credit card, check, money order, or cash. Checks or money orders for deposits may be mailed to: Merryville Land Management, 410 East College Street, Lake Charles, LA 70605.

Prices do not include guide fee or gratuity. Gratuity is not mandatory, but is always appreciated. If you have enjoyed your hunting experience with Merryville Land Management, and our staff has done a great job with you and your party, give your guides and cooks a tip. It’s a great way to say thanks.

HUNTING LICENSE INFORMATION

A valid Louisiana hunting license is required and may be purchased from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries website (http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/)

If you were born on or after September 1, 1969, you must have a valid Hunters Education card, which must be in your possession while hunting. Exceptions to the Hunter Education Requirements as outlined by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries are below:

  • EXCEPT a person who has not completed a hunter education course may be issued a license with the restriction that they are accompanied by, and under the direct supervision of a person 18 years of age or older who has a valid hunting license or proof of successful completion of a hunter education course.
  • EXCEPT a person younger than 16 years of age may hunt without such certificate if they are accompanied by, and under the direct supervision, of a person 18 years of age or older who has a valid hunting license or proof of successful completion of a hunter education course. “Direct Supervision” means that the person being supervised shall be within normal audible voice proximity and in direct line of sight of the supervising adult at all times while hunting.
  • EXCEPT This requirement shall not apply to any active or veteran member of the United States armed services or any POST-certified law enforcement officer who may be issued a hunter education exemption. Application for this exemption may be filed at the LDWF office in Baton Rouge (225-765-2932) or any regional field office.

All Louisiana hunting regulations apply for the Deer Area 8 as defined by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. Whitetail hunting season is from October 1 – January 31. Exotic hunting season is year-round.

RESIDENT HUNTING FEES

Basic Hunting (Excluding Big Game) $15.00
Big Game[1] $14.00
Bow $10.50
Senior Hunt License[2]  

[1] Big Game License: Required of all deer hunters in addition to Basic Season License. 

[2] Senior Hunt License: Any resident who reached age 60 on June 1, 2000 or later must obtain a Senior Hunt License to hunt. This license is in lieu of Basic Hunting, Big Game, and Bow.

NON-RESIDENT HUNTING FEES

Basic Hunting (Excluding Big Game) $150.00
Big Game[1] $150.00
Bow $26.00
Deer (1 day)[2] $36.00

[1] Big Game License: Required of all deer hunters in addition to Basic Season License.

[2] New licenses effective June 1, 2009. These licenses are all inclusive. No other license is required.

MILITARY HUNTING FEES

Resident/NR Active Military Basic Hunting (Excluding Big Game) $15.00
Resident/NR Active Military Big Game3 $14.00
Resident/NR Active Military Bow $10.50
Resident/Native Retired Military Hunt $5.00
Res/Surviving Spouse Military Killed in Action Hunt $2.50

OUR HUNTING POLICIES

RESERVATIONS AND DEPOSITS

  • Reservations will be accepted by phone. Dates will be held for seven (7) days until deposit is received.  Upon receipt of deposit, a written confirmation of your trip details will be forwarded.
  • Deposits are non-refundable, but are honored for the following year in the event of a cancellation within 48 hours prior to arrival.
  • A $300 deposit is required for all deer hunts.
  • Deposits are nontransferable and cannot be used as credit to pay for another hunter’s balance.
  • Credit Card, check or money order only accepted for deposits.
  • Balance due prior to departure and payable by credit card, check, money order, or cash.

ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE

  • Check-in time is no earlier than 11:00 a.m. on the day of arrival.

HUNTING EQUIPMENT

  • Hunter is responsible for personal gear and hunting license.
  • All hunters are strongly encouraged to sight their weapon upon arrival at our premier firing range.

BLOOD, BONE, AND HAIR DRAW POLICY

  • If blood, bone or hair is drawn from targeted animal on any hunting excursion, that animal is considered purchased and all fees will apply regardless if animal is retrieved or not. All guides will make a diligent effort to track and locate any deer that is hit but there is no guarantee.
  • In the event a search dog is needed to recover a deer, a $300 fee will apply.

NO TROPHY FEES! NO HIDDEN FEES!

  • Merryville Land Management does not impose any trophy fees or hidden fees. Your 2 ½ day hunting trip cost includes food and lodging, transportation to and from our hunting locations, and an experienced hunting guide. 

HUNTERS RESPONSIBILITIES

CONDITIONS

You Agree to the following:

  • All guests must read and sign a Liability Release Waiver.
  • All hunters must have a valid Hunter Education Card as outlined by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, which must be in hunter’s possession while hunting.
  • All guests must agree to respect other hunters, guests, guides, and land owner’s property.
  • All guests are prohibited from damaging or harming in anyway, livestock, fences, crops, and any other property of the land owner or outfitter.
  • Merryville Land Management abides by and expects all clients to abide by Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Hunting Regulations.

PRIOR TO HUNTING YOU SHOULD KNOW

  • Prices are estimated prior to hunt and confirmed during actual hunt by guide prior to shot fired.
  • It is handy to have a good quality LED flashlight.
  • Check in is at 11:00 a.m. on day of arrival. No Exceptions.
  • Purchase all licenses and permits prior to arrival.
  • Firearm and crossbow hunters should bring shooting sticks.
  • All hunters should bring knee high rubber boots.
  • Please direct all weather related questions to the many online sources available: weather.com, www.accuweather.com, etc.