Lifetime Licenses

If you’re a Louisiana resident, you may purchase a Lifetime Hunting, Fishing, or Combination Hunting and Fishing License. The cost varies according to your age at the time of purchase. A Lifetime License is valid for life and remains valid even if you become a resident of another state.

  • Nonresidents may purchase a Nonresident Lifetime Combination Hunting and Fishing License.
  • Lifetime Hunting Licenses cover Basic, Big Game, Bow, and Primitive Firearm hunting licenses; Louisiana Duck and Turkey stamps; and the WMA Hunting Permit. Federal Duck Stamps are not included.
  • Lifetime Fishing Licenses cover Basic and Saltwater Fishing licenses.
  • Lifetime Combination Hunting and Fishing Licenses cover all of the above.
  • Lifetime Recreational Fishing Gear Licenses are also available.
How do I purchase a Lifetime License?

Lifetime Licenses are available from LDWF Headquarters at 2000 Quail Drive in Baton Rouge. You may also mail your application (with check, money order, or cashier’s check and mandatory documents) to:

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

Attn: Sports License

P.O. Box 98000

Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70898-9000

 

Applications are available online or by calling 225-765-2887.

 

Please allow three weeks processing time. For more information, call 225-765-2887.

 

How do I qualify for resident license rates?

To be eligible for resident rates, you must meet the bona fide residency requirements defined below and provide a copy of the following documents with your completed application:

  • If age 18 or older, a valid Louisiana driver's license issued for a minimum of 6 months and ONE of the following: current Louisiana voter's registration card, Louisiana vehicle registration in your name, or two immediate previous years’ Louisiana tax returns, marked “received” by Department of Revenue and Taxation.
  • If under age 18, an original certified birth certificate from the Department of Health and a copy of both parents’ Louisiana driver’s licenses. Birth certificates will not be returned if you apply by mail.

Bona Fide Residency Requirements:
You’re a bona fide resident if you’ve resided in the state of Louisiana continuously during the 6 months immediately prior to the date you apply for any license and if you’ve established Louisiana as your legal domicile. You must demonstrate compliance with all of the following, as applicable:

  • If you’re registered to vote, you’re registered to vote in Louisiana
  • If you’re licensed to drive a motor vehicle, you have a valid Louisiana driver’s license
  • If you own a motor vehicle located within Louisiana, you have a valid Louisiana registration for that vehicle
  • If you earn an income, you have filed a Louisiana state income tax return and have complied with state income tax law and regulations.

Any person, corporation, or other legal entity that possesses a resident license from any other state or country shall not qualify for a resident license in Louisiana.
 

License Types and Fees

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

Lifetime Recreational Fishing Gear

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

1Copy of driver’s license, notarized copy of birth certificate and Disabled Veterans Hunting and Fishing License Application must accompany application.

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.