Fishing

Louisiana Native Licenses

LA. NATIVE LICENSES are available at any LA license vendor. An original or certified copy of an original birth certificate is required at the time of purchase.

LICENSES AT SPECIAL RATES

Persons born in Louisiana who are not residents may purchase LA. Native Hunting privileges that are valid for 5 consecutive days. La. Native Hunting licenses are available only at a license vendor and in person. The applicant must present an original or certified original birth certificate from DHH, with seal and picture ID.

Hunting 5 day(Excludes deer & turkey)

$15.00

BG Game 5 day(Required for deer & turkey)

$14.00

Bow 5 day

$10.50

Muzzle 5 day

$10.50

Turkey 5 day

$ 5.50

Duck 5 day

$ 5.50

Add Resident/Native Retired Military Hunt/Fish

$5.00

 

LDWF ANNOUNCES FISHING OPENINGS IN PORTIONS OF LAFOURCHE AND TERREBONNE PARISHES

Release Date: 06/16/2010

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Secretary Robert Barham announced the following opening to recreational and commercial fishing in portions of inside waters and the territorial seas in Lafourche and Terrebonne parishes effective immediately, today June 17. 

Fishing Opening

  • The portion of state inside waters north of 29 degrees 21 minutes 42 seconds north latitude and south of 29 degrees 30 minutes 00 seconds north latitude from the western shore of Bayou Lafourche westward to the eastern shore of Bayou Terrebonne.
  • The portion of state inside waters north of 29 degrees 08 minutes 19 seconds north latitude from the Houma Navigation Canal red buoy line westward to 90 degrees 39 minutes 26.8 seconds west longitude.
  • The portion of state inside waters north of 29 degrees 05 minutes 00 seconds north latitude and south of 29 degrees 08 minutes 19 seconds north latitude from the Houma Navigation Canal red buoy line westward to 90 degrees 49 minutes 00 seconds west longitude with the exception of the following area which shall remain closed to recreational and commercial fishing.
    • The portion of inside waters near Bay Blanc north of 29 degrees 07 minutes 19 seconds north latitude and south of 29 degrees 09 minutes 04 seconds north latitude from 90 degrees 42 minutes 46 seconds west longitude westward to 90 degrees 44 minutes 47 seconds west longitude shall remain closed to recreational and commercial fishing.
  • The portion of state inside and outside waters south of 29 degrees 05 minutes 00 seconds north latitude from 90 degrees 46 minutes 01 seconds west longitude westward to 90 degrees 49 minutes 00 seconds west longitude.

Precautionary closures of recreational and commercial fishing have been implemented based on the best information the Secretary of the department receives from field biologists, staff and trajectory models from NOAA.

Once reports of oil are received, LDWF initiates a field survey and immediate seafood testing in the suspected areas. Closures are subsequently made with the intent to be as safe as possible, while not closing any fishing areas unnecessarily. As test results come back clearing the area, effected waters are then reopened.

LDWF continues to work closely with DHH in an effort to assess all opportunities to resume normal fishing activities on Louisiana's coast and guarantee the safety of Louisiana's seafood.

For more information related to the oil spill, visit http://www.emergency.louisiana.gov. Connect with us on www.facebook.com/GOHSEP and on Twitter as @GOHSEP. View photos from the state's response efforts at http://www.flickr.com/photos/lagohsep.

For more information contact Marianne Burke, 225-765-2917 or mburke@wlf.la.gov.

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Lifetime Licenses

Lifetime licenses are available by mail or at the Baton Rouge office only. Applicants are required to have lived in Louisiana for the immediate six (6)months prior to making application to qualify for resident rates.

Resident applicants must provide a copy of a valid Louisiana driver's license and one of the following:

  • Current voter's registration card
  • Louisiana vehicle registration in your name
  • Copy of 2 immediate previous years Louisiana Tax return marked "received" by Louisiana Department of Revenue and Taxation.

A certified original birth certificate from Department of Health must accompany all applications for those under the age of 18 and a copy of both parent's driver license. Birth certificates will not be returned.

Lifetime hunting and lifetime combination hunting and fishing licenses include basic hunting, big game hunting, muzzleloader, bow hunting, state duck license, turkey license, and WMA Hunting Permit.

Lifetime fishing includes freshwater and saltwater.

PLEASE ALLOW 3 WEEKS PROCESSING TIME.

Lifetime gear licenses are available for 10 times annual fee.

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