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Department of Wildlife & Fisheries

P.O. Box 98000 2000 Quail Drive Baton Rouge, LA 70898 225-765-2800

LDWF Mission Statement

To manage, conserve, and promote wise utilization of Louisiana’s renewable fish and wildlife resources and their supporting habitats through replenishment, protection, enhancement, research, development, and education for the social and economic benefit of current and future generations; to provide opportunities for knowledge of and use and enjoyment of these resources; and to promote a safe and healthy environment for the users of the resources

New regulations appear in red text throughout the pamphlet.

John Bel Edwards, Governor

Jack Montoucet, Secretary

Robert Shadoin, Deputy Secretary

Bryan McClinton, Undersecretary

Randy Myers, Assistant Secretary

Patrick Banks, Assistant Secretary

Scott Longman, Deputy Assistant Secretary

Division Administrators

Jason Froeba, Fisheries

Kenny Ribbeck, Wildlife

Buddy Baker, Coastal & Nongame Resources

Col. Chad Hebert, Enforcement

Wildlife and Fisheries Commission

William D. “Bill’’ Hogan, chairman

Jerri G. Smitko, vice-chairman

Andrew Blanchard

Dusty J. Guidry

Alfred R. “Al” Sunseri

Chad J. Courville

William J. “Joe” McPherson

For updated information and the latest regulations

visit us online at

Freshwater Offices

Minden 318.371.3050

Monroe 318.343.4044

Pineville 318.487.5885

Lake Charles 337.491.2577

Lafayette 337.262.2080

Baton Rouge 225.765.2337

Lacombe 985.882.5228

Natchitoches 318.357.3214

Saltwater Offices

Lacombe 985.882.0027

Grand Isle 985.787.2163

New Orleans 504.284.2030

Bourg 985.594.4139

Lafayette 337.262.2080

Lake Charles 337.491.2579

Have a specific question that you don’t see answered here?

Call an Enforcement Office to speak with someone directly.

Pineville 318-487-5634 Baton Rouge 225-765-2999 New Orleans 504-284-2023 Lake Charles 337-491-2580 Lafayette 337-262-2080 Minden 318-371-3049 Thibodaux 985-447-0821 Monroe 318-343-2417

Licensing / Boat Registration information

(225) 765-2887 or (225) 765-2898

For specific information on boat registration, please visit

Free Fishing Weekend

June 12-13

Enjoy a weekend of fishing in Louisiana without having to purchase a license. Visit for special events and more information