Licenses and Permits

  

 

     

     

  

              

Hunting License/Permit Fees

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License/Permit Type

Resident Fee

Nonresident Fee

Basic Hunting

$15

$150

Big Game

$14

$150

Bow

$10.50

$26

Primitive Firearm

$10.50

$26

Louisiana Duck 

$5.50

$25

Federal Duck Stamp

$27.22

Louisiana Wild Turkey

$5.50

$20.50

HIP Certification

$ Free

WMA Hunting Permit

$ $15

Nonresident Small Game/Migratory Bird (1 day)

$29

WMA Hunting Permit

$15

 

Nonresident Small Game/Migratory Bird (1 day)

 

$29

Nonresident Deer (1 day)

$36

Nonresident Turkey (1 day)

$36

Senior Hunting/Fishing

$5

Louisiana Sportsman’s Paradise

$100

Louisiana Native Basic Hunting

$15

Louisiana Native Big Game

$14

Louisiana Native Bow

$10.50

Louisiana Native Primitive Firearm

$10.50

Louisiana Native Louisiana Duck

$5.50

Louisiana Native Louisiana Turkey

$5.50

Nonresident Hunting Preserve (October 1-April 30)

$15

Trapping License Fees

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License Type

Resident Fee

Nonresident Fee

Resident Trapping (under age 15)

$5

Resident Trapping (age 15 or older)

$25

Nonresident Trapping

$200

Recreational Fishing License/Permit Fees

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License/Permit Type

Resident Fee

Nonresident Fee

Hook and Line (cane pole)

$2.50

Basic Fishing

$9.50

$60

Saltwater (Basic Fishing License required)

$13

$30

Nonresident Basic Trip (1 day)

$5

Nonresident Saltwater Trip (1 day)

$17.50

Nonresident Saltwater Season (Basic Fishing License required)

$30

Senior Hunting/Fishing

$5

Louisiana Sportsman’s Paradise

$100

Charter Passenger (3 day)

$10

$10

Charter Skiff (3 day)

$30

Cans/Buckets (limit 5) 

$10

$40

Crab Traps (limit 10) 

$15

$60

Crawfish Traps (limit 35)

$15

$60

Hoop Nets (limit 5)

$20

$80

Oyster Tong (per tong) 

$5

$20

Pipes/Drums (limit 5) 

$10

$40

Slat Traps (limit 5) 

$20

$80

Trawls – less than 16 feet 

$25

$100

Trawls – 16 feet up to 25 feet

$80

$320

Wire Nets (limit 5)

$20

$80

Recreational Offshore Landing Permit

Free

Wildlife Management Area (WMA) License/Permit Fees

License/Permit Type

Resident Fee

Nonresident Fee

Wild Louisiana Stamp1

$9.50

Wild Louisiana Stamp (1 day)1

$2

Self-Clearing Permit2

Free

1Required to access WMAs or other LDWF-administered lands if you do not have a Louisiana fishing or hunting license.
2Required for all activities (hunting, fishing, hiking, birding, sightseeing, etc.) on WMAs unless otherwise specified. Check individual WMAs for exceptions.

For-Hire/Charter Fishing License/Permit Fees

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License/Permit Type

Resident Fee

Nonresident Fee

Charter Boat Fishing Guide (up to 6 passengers)

$250

$1,500

Charter Boat Fishing Guide (more than 6 passengers)

$500

$2,500

Mothership (up to 6 skiffs)

$1,000

$1,000

Mothership (more than 6 skiffs)

$2,000

$2,000

Charter Skiff (for each skiff)

$50

$50

Recreational Offshore Landing Permit

Free

Commercial License/Permit Fees

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License/Permit Type

Resident Fee

Nonresident Fee

Commercial Fisherman

$55

$460

Senior Commercial Fisherman

$20

Apprentice

$27.50

$230

Reptile and Amphibian Collector

$25 ($10 for under age 16)

$200

Vessel (required south of saltwater line)

$15

$60

Special Bait Dealer Permit

$110 (plus $1,000 cash bond)

Oyster Harvester License (captain only)

$100

$400

Calcasieu Lake Oyster Harvester Permit

Free

Public Oyster Seed Ground Vessel Permit – one scraper

$250

$1,000

Public Oyster Seed Ground Vessel Permit – two scrapers

$500

$2,200

Out-of-State Oyster Landing Permit

$100

$100

Alternative Oyster Culture Permit (Commercial Fisherman and Oyster Harvester Licenses required)

$100 application fee; $2 per acre lease fee

Mullet Permit (captain only)

$100

$400

Pompano Permit (captain only)

Free

Shark Permit

Free

Spotted Seatrout Permit

$100

$400

Traversing Permit

Free

Mussel Harvester Permit (captain only)

$100

$1,000

Bow and Arrow

$25

$100

Butterfly Net (per net)

$25

$100

Cans, Buckets, Pipes, Drums (any legal number)

$25

$100

Cast Net

$25

$100

Crab Drop Net

$25

$100

Crab Trap (any legal number)

$50

$200

Crawfish Trap (any legal number)

$25

$100

Dip Net

$25

$100

Eel Pot (any legal number)

$25

$100

Flounder Gig (per gig)

$25

$100

Freshwater Fish Seine (any legal number)

$25

$100

Freshwater Gill Net (any legal number)

$25

$100

Freshwater Shrimp Net

$25

Freshwater Trammel Net (any legal number)

$25

$100

Garfish Gig (per gig)

$25

$100

Hoop Net (any legal number)

$25

$100

Minnow Trap (any legal number)

$25

$100

Mullet Strike Net (per net)

$250

$1,000

Oyster Scraper (per scraper)

$25

$200

Oyster Tong (per tong)

$30

$240

Pompano Strike Net (per net)

$250

$1,000

Purse/Menhaden Seine (per seine)

$505

$2,020

Rod and Reel (saltwater; any legal number)

$250

$1,000

Set Line (trot, bush, etc.; any legal number)

$25

$100

Shad Gill Net (Lac Des Allemands, Lake Palourde, Lake Verret)

$25

$100

Shad Seine (freshwater)

$25

$100

Shrimp Gear Fee (one-time annually)

$10

$40

Shrimp Trawl (per trawl)

$25

$100

Skimmer Net (per net)

$25

$100

Spear Gun (per spear gun)

$25

$100

Slat Trap (any legal number)

$25

$100

Wire Net (any legal number)

$25

$100

Wholesale/Retail Seafood Dealer – Business or Vehicle

$250 (or $1,000 for four years)

$1,105 (or $4,420 for four years)

Retail Seafood Dealer – Business or Vehicle

$105 (or $420 for four years)

$405 (or $1,620 for four years)

Fresh Products (Commercial Fisherman License required)

$20

$120

Fresh Products – Spouse

$5

Wholesale Out-of-State Crab Shipping

$100

$100

Retail Out-of-State Crab Shipping

$100

$100

Oyster Cargo Vessel Permit

$250

$1,105

Mussel Buyer's Permit

$150

$600

Reptile and Amphibian Wholesale/Retail Dealer

$105

$405

Nonresident Reptile and Amphibian Wholesale/Retail Dealer (3-day)

$75

Alligator Parts Dealer (expires June 30)

$50

$50

Alligator Parts Retailer (expires June 30)

$5

$5

Domesticated Aquatic Organism License

$15

$400

Wholesale/Retail Seafood Transport License

$30

$30

Retail Seafood Transport License

$30

$30

Commercial Fisherman Seafood Transport License

$30

$30

Reptile and Amphibian Transport License

$30

$120

Resident Trapping (under age 15)

$5

Resident Trapping (age 15 or older)

$25

Nonresident Trapping

$200

Fur Buyer

$25

$100

Fur Dealer

$150 ($500 deposit required)

$300 ($1,000 deposit required)

Commercial Hunting Preserve License (pen-raised birds only)

$200

Game Breeder License

$25 (plus $50 inspection fee for deer and birds of prey)

Nongame Quadruped Exhibitor License

$10

Nongame Quadruped Breeder License

$25

Military License Fees

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License Type

Resident Fee

Nonresident Fee

Active Military Basic Fishing

$9.50

$9.50

Active Military Saltwater Fishing

$5.50

$5.50

Active Military Basic Hunting

$15

$15

Active Military Big Game

$14

$14

Active Military Bow 

$10.50

$10.50

Active Military Primitive Firearm 

$10.50

$10.50

Active Military Louisiana Duck 

$5.50

$5.50

Active Military Wild Turkey

$5.50

$5.50

Resident Louisiana National Guard Hunting/Fishing

$50

Resident/Native Retired Military Hunting/Fishing

$5

$5

Resident Surviving Spouse Killed in Action Fishing or Hunting

$2.50

Student License Fees

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License Type

Fee

Nonresident Student Basic Fishing

$9.50

Nonresident Student Saltwater (Basic Fishing License required)

$5.50

Nonresident Student Basic Hunting

$15

Nonresident Student Big Game

$14

Nonresident Student Bow

$10.50

Nonresident Student Primitive Firearm

$10.50

Nonresident Student Duck

$5.50

Nonresident Student Wild Turkey

$5.50

Disability License/Permit Fees

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License/Permit Type

Fee

Resident Disabled Veterans Hunting and Fishing

Free

Resident Disabled Sportsman

Free

Resident Disabled Basic Recreational Fishing

$2.50

Resident Disabled Saltwater Fishing

$2.50

Resident Disabled Basic Hunting (excludes deer and turkey; includes WMA Hunting Permit)

$5

Resident Disabled Big Game

$5

Resident Disabled Bow

$5

Resident Disabled Primitive Firearm

$5

Developmentally Disabled Hunting/Fishing

Free

Physically Challenged Hunter Permit

Free

Lifetime License Fees

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License Type

Resident Fee

Nonresident Fee

Resident Lifetime Fishing – age 5-13

$200

Resident Lifetime Fishing – age 14 and up 

$300

Resident Lifetime Hunting – age 5-13

$200

Resident Lifetime Hunting – age 14 and up

$300

Resident Lifetime Hunting/Fishing – age 0-4 

$200

Resident Lifetime Hunting/Fishing – age 5-13 

$300

Resident Lifetime Hunting/Fishing – age 14 and up 

$500

Resident Lifetime Senior Hunting/Fishing (60 or older)

$50

Nonresident Lifetime Hunting/Fishing

$3,000

Nonresident Lifetime Native Disabled Veteran Hunting/Fishing

$300

Lifetime Recreational Fishing Gear 

10 times annual fee per gear type (see application for details)

Did you know?

Next time you renew your driver’s license at the Office of Motor Vehicles, you can add a Lifetime Hunting, Lifetime Fishing, Lifetime Combination, Boater Education, and/or Hunter Education endorsement to your license for free. If you have one or more of these endorsements, you do not have to carry the applicable license or certification card with you as long as you have your driver’s license.