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Department of Wildlife & Fisheries

P.O. Box 98000
2000 Quail Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70898

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
Col. Chad Hebert, Enforcement

Wildlife and Fisheries Commission

Jerri G. Smitko, chairman
William J. “Joe” McPherson, vice-chairman
William D. “Bill’’ Hogan
Andrew Blanchard
Dusty J. Guidry
Alfred R. “Al” Sunseri
Harlie E. “Gene” Reynolds

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 book

Information Hotline


LDWF Fisheries Contact Information

Freshwater Offices

Minden 318-371-3050

Monroe 318-343-4044

Pineville 318-343-4044

Lake Charles 318-487-5885

Lafayette 337-491-2577

Baton Rouge 337-262-2080

Lacombe 225-765-2337

Natchitoches 985-882-5228


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

Licensing / Boat Registration Information

225-765-2887 or 225-765-2898

For specific information on boat registration, please visit

LDWF Enforcement Offices

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

Call an Enforcement Office to speak with someone directly.

Baton Rouge - 225-765-2999

Lafayette - - 337-262-2080

Lake Charles - 337-491-2580

Minden - - 318-371-3049

Monroe - 318-343-2417

New Orleans - 504-284-2023

Pineville - - 318-487-5634

Thibodaux - - 985-447-0821