LDWF to transition to new recreational Hunting/Fishing license sales system

Release Date: 01/11/2018

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries is currently transitioning to a new recreational hunting/fishing license sales system. 


A few dates to be aware of during our transition:

January 30, 2018 – January 31, 2018 - All license sales will be temporarily down for system maintenance.

February 1 – April 1, 2018 – License sales will be available through Internet sales (pc, smart phone, mobile device and laptop) at www.wlf.la.gov  and LDWF headquarters, regional offices (Monroe, Opelousas, Lake Charles & Alexandria). 

Retail locations will not sell licenses while installation of new equipment and employee training is implemented.


April 2, 2018 – Vendor license sales will resume.


If you will need to purchase a license from a retailer before April 2, we recommend that you make your purchase before January 30, 2018.



The new system will enhance the purchase process for our customers in several ways.


1. License holders will have the ability to reprint their licenses online throughout the year at no cost.  


2. Users will be able to create a username and password to login to their account to update contact information and in the future to gain access to boater and hunter education information.


3. Auto-renew options will be available in the future for those customers who don’t want to worry about remembering to purchase their licenses each year.


If you need assistance with your online purchase please contact the 24-hour help desk beginning on February 2 at 888-362-5393.  If you have other licensing questions call our license office at 225-765-2887 or 225-765-2898, during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 8am to 4pm.


The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is charged with managing and protecting Louisiana’s abundant natural resources. For more information, visit us at www.wlf.la.gov. To receive recreational or commercial fishing email and text alerts, signup at www.wlf.la.gov/signup.