Military Licenses

License Types and Fees

License Type

Resident Fee

Nonresident Fee

Active Military Basic Fishing

$9.50

Active Military Saltwater Fishing

$5.50

Active Military Basic Hunting

$15

Active Military Big Game Hunting

$14

Active Military Bow Hunting

$10.50

Active Military Primitive Firearm Hunting

$10.50

Active Military Louisiana Duck

$5.50

Active Military Wild Turkey

$5.50

Resident Louisiana National Guard Hunting/Fishing

$50

Resident/Nonresident Native Retired Military Hunting/Fishing

$5

Resident Surviving Spouse Killed in Action Hunting or Fishing

$2.50

Active Military

If you are on active duty with any of the U.S. Armed Forces, including the National Guard, or are the spouse or dependent of an active-duty member, you may purchase a license for hunting or recreational fishing in Louisiana for the same fee paid by Louisiana residents. Active duty military licenses are available at many LDWF offices (Baton Rouge, Alexandria, Lake Charles, Monroe, and Opelousas) and local retailers.

 

You must present a valid active duty military ID card when you purchase your license AND have your military ID or dependent card and appropriate license(s) in your possession at all times while hunting or fishing. Active-duty military licenses are valid only while you are on active duty. In addition, active-duty members and/or their spouse and dependents may receive a credit toward individual income tax liability for obtaining a Louisiana hunting or recreational fishing license.

Louisiana National Guard

If you are a Louisiana resident who is a member of the Louisiana National Guard or any reserve component of the U.S. Armed Forces, you may purchase a combination hunting and fishing license for $50. This license covers your Basic and Saltwater fishing licenses; Basic, Big Game, Bow, and Primitive Firearm hunting licenses; Louisiana Duck and Turkey stamps; and WMA Hunting Permit.

 

Simply complete a Resident Non-Active Louisiana National Guard Hunting/Fishing license application and submit it along with applicable fees, a copy of your Louisiana driver’s license and military ID card, and an original letter from your commanding officer verifying that you are in “good standing” with the Louisiana National Guard. You may only apply for these licenses at LDWF Headquarters at 2000 Quail Drive in Baton Rouge.

 

Resident Louisiana National Guard Hunting/Fishing License Application

Retired Military

If you are a Louisiana resident or native-born retired member of the U.S. Armed Forces, including the Louisiana National Guard, you may purchase a combination hunting and fishing license for $5. To qualify for this license, you must submit the following:

  • Residents: a copy of valid Louisiana driver’s license or Louisiana identification card (issued a minimum of 6 months prior to applying) and a copy of your retired military identification card
  • Nonresidents: a certified copy of your Louisiana birth certificate, a copy of your driver’s license and a copy of your retired military identification card.

You may apply for this license at LDWF Headquarters at 2000 Quail Drive in Baton Rouge or by mail to:

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
Attn: Sport License
P.O. Box 98000
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70898-9000 

 

Resident/Nonresident Native Retired Military Hunting/Fishing Application

Surviving Spouse

If you are a Louisiana resident who is a surviving spouse of a member of the U.S. Armed Forces, including the Louisiana National Guard or Air National Guard, who was killed in action while in a combat zone, you may purchase recreational fishing and hunting licenses for $2.50 each. The recreational fishing license includes Basic and Saltwater fishing licenses. The hunting license includes Basic, Big Game, Bow, and Primitive Firearm hunting licenses; Louisiana Duck and Turkey stamps; and the WMA Hunting Permit. To qualify for these licenses, you must submit copies of the DD 1300 form, the death certificate, and your valid Louisiana driver’s license or Louisiana identification card; you must have also lived in Louisiana continuously for at least the past 6 months. You may apply for these licenses at LDWF Headquarters at 2000 Quail Drive in Baton Rouge or by mail to:

 

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
Attn: Sport License
P.O. Box 98000
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70898-9000

 

Resident Surviving Spouse Killed in Action Hunting/Fishing License Application

 

Call 225-765-2887 for more information.