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Louisiana

Hunting

Licenses & Fees

(License year June 1 - June 30 of the following year)

Hunting Fees

Resident

Non-Resident

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

Federal Electronic Duck Stamp2

$27.72

$27.72

LA Sportsman's Paradise License3

$100.00


Wild Louisiana Stamp

$9.50

$9.50

Wild Louisiana Stamp (1 day)

$2.00

$2.00

Louisiana Wild Turkey4

$5.50

$20.50

Harvest Information Program (HIP)5

FREE

FREE

Senior Hunt/Fish License6

$5.00


WMA Hunting Permit (age 18-59)7

$15.00

$15.00

Small Game/Migratory Bird (1 day)8


$29.00

Deer (1 day)8


$36.00

Turkey (1 day)8


$36.00

Hunting Preserve (Oct. 1 - April 30)


$15.00

La. Native Basic Trip (5 days, excluding Big Game)9


$15.00

La. Native Big Game Trip (5 days)1,9


$14.00

La. Native Bow Trip (5 days)9


$10.50

La. Native Primitive Firearm Trip
(5 days)9


$10.50

La. Native Turkey Trip (5 days)9


$5.50

La. Native Duck (5 days)9


$5.50

Military Hunting Fees

Active Military Basic Season

$15.00

$15.00

Purple Heart Basic Season

$15.00

$15.00

Active Military Big Game1

$14.00

$14.00

Purple Heart Big Game1

$14.00

$14.00

Active Military Bow

$10.50

$10.50

Purple Heart Bow

$10.50

$10.50

Active Military Primitive Firearm

$10.50

$10.50

Purple Heart Primitive Firearm

$10.50

$10.50

Active Military LA Duck

$5.50

$5.50

Purple Heart LA Duck

$5.50

$5.50

Active Military Wild Turkey4

$5.50

$5.50

Purple Heart Wild Turkey4

$5.50

$5.50

Resident LA National Guard Fish/Hunt

$50.00

n/a

Resident/Native Retired Military Hunt/Fish

$5.00

$5.00

Resident Surviving Spouse Military KIA Hunt

$2.50

n/a

Other Fees

Commercial Hunting Preserve

(pen-raised birds only; expires June 30)

$200.00


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 Federal Electronic Duck Stamp: The Federal Electronic Duck Stamp allows customers to buy Federal Duck Stamps online for immediate use. The electronic stamp is valid for 45 days from the date of purchase. Customers should receive their physical stamp within this period. If you have not received your Federal Duck Stamp, please contact Amplex at 1-800-852-4897 or duckstamp@amplex.com

3 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).

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

5 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.

6 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.

7 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.

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

9 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.

Lifetime Licenses

Lifetime License Fees

Lifetime Resident Senior Combo

$50

Lifetime Non-resident Hunt/Fish

$3,000

Lifetime Non-resident Native Disabled Veteran Combo

$300

Lifetime Hunt/Fish (0-4 years old)

$200

Lifetime Hunting (5-13 years old)

$200

Lifetime Fishing (5-13 years old)

$200

Lifetime Hunt/Fish (5-13 years old)

$300

Lifetime Hunting (14 years and older)

$300

Lifetime Fishing (14 years and older)

$300

Lifetime Hunt/Fish (14 years and older)

$500

Lifetime hunting licenses include basic hunting, big game hunting, primitive firearms, bow hunting, state waterfowl license, turkey license and WMA hunting permit. Lifetime licenses are available from the Baton Rouge office only. Allow three weeks processing time. Applicants are required to have lived in Louisiana for the immediate six months prior to making application to qualify for resident rates. Mandatory documents required with application for applicants under 18 are a birth certificate and a copy of both parents’ drivers licenses. Mandatory documents required with application for anyone 18 and older are a valid LA driver's license issued a minimum of six months and one of the following:
  1. Louisiana voter's registration card
  2. Louisiana vehicle registration or
  3. Two previous year's state tax filing, stamped by Department of Revenue and Taxation.(Applications available at www.wlf.la.gov/page/special-licenses-and-permits or by calling 225-765-2887)

Residents and nonresident hunters age 16 or older must have a Basic Hunting License to hunt, take, possess or transport any wild birds or quadrupeds (for which hunting is permitted and seasons are opened).

Additional special licenses are required to hunt, take, possess, or transport deer, turkey, bobcat, or migratory waterfowl or to hunt with a bow or primitive firearm.

Hunters must have licenses (or license numbers) and a physical form of identification on their person while hunting.

No person born on or after September 1, 1969, shall hunt unsupervised unless that person has been issued a certificate of satisfactorily completion of a Hunter Education course approved by LDWF. Please see Mandatory Hunter Education for exceptions, requirements, and methods for taking approved hunter education courses.

Licenses are available at special rates for seniors, military, students, and people with disabilities. Lifetime licenses are also available.

The following individuals are not required to have Basic, Big Game, Bow, or Primitive Firearm hunting licenses or Louisiana Duck or Turkey stamps:

  • Residents and nonresidents under age 16 (i.e. age 15 and under)
  • Residents born before June 1, 1940 who have lived in Louisiana for 6 months

However, these individuals must have proof of age in their possession whenever hunting.