Learn everything about Louisiana’s favorite food. Crawfish field tours in Jeff Davis Parish will run from March. to May, the crawfish harvest season. Spectators will experience the habitat, harvest, calculation, distribution, and consumption of Louisiana’s #1 crustacean.
Jeff Davis Parish Tourist Commission offers field trips and group tours to prospective tourists and seekers. The crawfish tour begins with a visit to the Tietje Crawfish Farm, where the crawfish’s habitat and harvesting process are showcased. Participants will stand on a dock, over a pond, while Burt Tietje instructs the process. Viewers will also hear about the biology of the species such as dietary information, pond ecology, and harvesting equipment.
After visitors finish their lesson in harvesting crawfish, a trip to the I-10 Crawfish Cooperative begins the explanation of the marketing sector. The I-10 Cooperative will demonstrate the cleaning, grading, and distribution process. Visitors will attain an appreciation of the labor required to supply contents for famous crawfish boils.
Finish your tour with a visit to our Gator Chateau, and see an alligator habitat, learn about the history of the species and the cultural and economic impact of alligators to our area. And hold a baby alligator!
Call the Jeff Davis Parish Tourist Office to book a tour 337-821-5521. RESERVATIONS are REQUIRED. Tours available for groups of 10 or more. Call the office to see if a scheduled group is going on your date, you may join an existing group tour.
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