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Louisiana

Hunting

Hunting

Licenses & Fees

(Licenses valid for 365 Days from Purchase)

Resident, Military & Student

Non-

Resident

Non-Resident Native 10-Day

Non-Resident

5-Day

Hunting

Basic Hunting (required for all hunters; additional licenses are required to hunt deer, waterfowl and turkey)

$20.00

$200.00

$20.00

$65.00

Deer (includes archery and primitive; includes tags; required for all deer hunters in addition to Basic Hunting) 1, 2, 3

$15.00

$100.00

$15.00

$35.00

Waterfowl (required for all waterfowl hunters in addition to Basic Hunting) 2

$12.00

$50.00

$12.00

$35.00

Turkey (includes tags; required for all turkey hunters in addition to Basic Hunting) 3

$12.00

$50.00

$12.00

$35.00

Youth Hunting (ages 17 and under; required for hunting deer, turkey, trapping and WMA youth lottery hunts; includes tags) 4

$5.00

Federal Electronic Duck Stamp 5

$27.72

Harvest Information Program (HIP) 6

FREE

Hunting Preserve (Oct. 1 - April 30)

$15.00

NOTE: Youth (ages 17 and younger) who are actively harvesting deer or turkey, participating in a lottery hunt or trapping are required to have the Youth Hunting license. Youths who are spectating (not actively hunting) are not required to have a license.

Recreation on LDWF administered lands

WMA Access Annual Permit (this permit is included in the Sportsman’s Paradise License, Senior Hunt/Fish License and all lifetime licenses; not required for youths 17 and under) 7

$20.00/year

WMA Access 5-Day Permit (valid for a five-consecutive-day period) 7

$5.00

WMA Camping Permit (required for each camping party of up to five adults camping together. Youths 17 and under are not required to have a camping permit.) 8

$7.00/day

NOTE: Either a WMA Access Annual or 5-day Permit is required for all users of LDWF administered lands, including wildlife management areas, refuges and wetlands conservation areas. Persons 17 and under are not required to purchase WMA permits.

Combination Licenses (all privileges above EXCEPT Lottery Hunts and WMA Camping Permit)

Sportsman’s Paradise 9

$100.00

$400.00

$100.00

$120.00

Senior Hunt/Fish (born before June 1, 1940)

FREE

Senior Hunt/Fish (born between June 1, 1940 and May 31, 1962)

$5.00

Senior Hunt/Fish (65+ on or after June 1, 2027; not available until June 1, 2027)

$20.00

Resident or Native-Born Retired Military

$20.00

Disabled (blind, paraplegic, amputee, artificial limb(s), permanent brace(s), KIA surviving spouse)

$4.00

Disabled Veteran (issued at no cost to the consumer; paid by LWFF)

$4.00

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)

$50.00

Hunting Guide 10

$150.00

$600.00

1 Deer Hunting: Required of all deer hunters in addition to Basic Season License. This license includes deer tags, archery, and primitive privileges.

2 Waterfowl Hunting: Required of all waterfowl hunters in addition to Basic Season License.

3 Turkey Hunting: Required of all turkey hunters in addition to Basic Season License. This license includes turkey tags and archery.

4 Youth License: Any resident or non-resident under the age of 18 must obtain a youth license for hunting deer, turkey, trapping, and youth lottery hunts. This license includes deer and turkey tags. No ID or proof of residency is required for the purchase of this license. The youth license is not required when hunting squirrels, rabbits, or woodcock.

5 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

6 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.

7 WMA Access: Either a WMA Access Annual or 5-Day Permit is required for all users of LDWF administered lands, including wildlife management areas, refuges, and wetlands conservation areas. Persons 17 and under are not required to purchase WMA permits.

8 WMA Camping Permit: A WMA Camping Permit is required for each camping party utilizing a LDWF-operated campground on a WMA. A camping party is defined as one to five individuals 18 or older. If any camping group is over five individuals 18 or older, then multiple WMA Camping Permits are required. Youths 17 and younger are exempt from the WMA Camping Permit requirement. The WMA Camping Permit(s) or camping permit number shall be displayed at each camping party’s campsite. A campsite is defined as any tent, RV, camper, vehicle or site occupied within a campground or vessel/houseboat moored adjacent to a campground.

9 Sportsman’s Paradise License: includes Basic and Saltwater Fishing, Basic Hunting Season, Deer Hunting, Turkey Hunting, Waterfowl Hunting, LA Duck, WMA Access, and all Recreational Gear licenses (EXCEPT recreational trawls greater than 25 feet in length - additional license required)

10 Hunting Guide: license is valid for one year, beginning on July 1 of each calendar year and expiring on June 30 of the following calendar year.

Hunting and recreational fishing E-license may be purchased at LouisianaOutdoors.com. The E-license can be printed using a personal printer for immediate use or saved to an electronic device which is kept in possession while hunting. Methods of payment are Visa, MasterCard, & Discover. A convenience fee is assessed.

Lifetime Licenses

Lifetime License Fees

Resident

Non-

Resident

Lifetime Hunting/Fishing Combo (from birth to age 64; includes deer and turkey tags)

$500

$4,000

Lifetime Senior Hunting/Fishing Combo (65 and older; includes deer and turkey tags)

$100

$4,000

Lifetime hunting licenses include basic hunting, deer hunting, waterfowl hunting, turkey hunting, and WMA Access 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 6 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 6 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)