This is just good information to have for anyone who may find themselves in the Louisiana woods.
Myself, I’m not hunter. In fact, I have only shot one deer in my life. Still, I was surprised to see this purple paint story myself, and I know it will be helpful to many of you who spend a lot more time in the woods than I do.
Simply put… If you come across anything painted purple in the woods, turn around and get the heck out of there.
The purple paint law was signed into effect a few years ago by Governor John Bel Edwards, which basically means purple paint in the woods is equivalent to a “no trespassing” sign. Of course, when you’re out in the woods, it could be easy to wander into someone else’s property without knowing, so be on the look out for purple when you hit the trails.
According to the law, the purple paint must be, “In vertical lines not less than eight inches wide and at least three feet above ground.” I don’t think I’ll break out the measuring stick though, if I see any kind of purple, I’m pulling a U-Turn immediately. Better safe than sorry!
Help spread the word and keep our Louisiana hunters safe this season!