License Fees

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Hunting Fees



Basic Season (excluding Big Game) $15.00 $150.00
Big Game1 $14.00 $150.00
Bow $10.50 $26.00
Primitive Firearm $10.50 $26.00
LA Duck $5.50 $25.00
LA Sportsman’s Paradise License2 $100.00
Wild Louisiana Stamp $9.50 $9.50
Wild Louisiana Stamp (1 day) $2.00 $2.00
Louisiana Wild Turkey3 $5.50 $20.50
Harvest Information Program (HIP)4 FREE FREE
Senior Hunt/Fish License5 $5.00
WMA Hunting Permit (age 18-59)6 $15.00 $15.00
Small Game/Migratory Bird (1 day)7 $29.00
Deer (1 day)7 $36.00
Turkey (1 day)7 $36.00
Hunting Preserve (Oct. 1 – April 30) $15.00
La. Native Basic Trip (5 days, excluding Big Game)8 $15.00
La. Native Big Game Trip (5 days)1,8 $14.00
La. Native Bow Trip (5 days)8 $10.50
La. Native Primitive Firearm Trip (5 days)8 $10.50
La. Native Turkey Trip (5 days)8 $5.50
La. Native Duck (5 days)8 $5.50

Military Hunting Fees

Active Military Basic Season $15.00 $15.00
Active Military Big Game1 $14.00 $14.00
Active Military Bow $10.50 $10.50
Active Military Primitive Firearm $10.50 $10.50
Active Military LA Duck $5.50 $5.50
Active Military Wild Turkey3 $5.50 $5.50
Resident LA National Guard Fish/Hunt $50.00
Resident/Native Retired Military Hunt/Fish $5.00 $5.00
Resident Surviving Spouse Military KIA Hunt $2.50

Other Fees

Commercial Hunting Preserve

(pen-raised birds only; expires June 30)

Game Breeder (raising and selling wild game birds and/or wild game quadrupeds; expires Dec. 31) $25.00

1 Big Game License: Required of all deer, turkey and bobcat hunters in addition to Basic Season License.

2 LA Sportsman’s Paradise License: Includes Basic and Saltwater Fishing, Basic Season and Big Game Hunting, Bow, Primitive Firearms, Turkey, LA Duck, WMA Hunting Permit and all Recreational Gear licenses (EXCEPT recreational trawls greater than 16 feet in length – additional license required).

3 Louisiana Wild Turkey: Required of all turkey hunters in addition to Basic Season and Big Game licenses.

4 Harvest Information Program (HIP): Licensed hunters of migratory game birds (doves, ducks, geese, woodcock, rails, snipe, coots or gallinules) in Louisiana must be HIP certified in addition to all other requirements.

5 Senior Hunt/Fish License: Any resident who reached age 60 on June 1, 2000 or later must obtain a Senior Hunt/Fish License to hunt or fish. This license is in lieu of Basic and Saltwater Fishing, Basic Hunting, Big Game, Bow, Primitive Firearms, LA Duck License, Turkey Stamp and WMA Hunting Permit. It does not include special gear such as trawls, crab traps, crawfish traps, hoop nets, etc.

6 WMA Hunting Permit: Required of anyone (age 18-59) who hunts on any land administered by LDWF, including wildlife refuges and wildlife management and habitat conservation areas.

7 These licenses are all inclusive. No other license or WMA hunting permit is required.

8 An original OR certified copy of an original birth certificate required at time of purchase, along with an official picture ID. Note: Purchase available via internet provided an original or certified copy of the customer’s birth certificate and driver’s license is on file with LDWF.