Active outdoor press representatives, outdoor radio/television/video producers and hosts of outdoor radio/television/video programming can obtain temporary fishing and hunting license fee waivers while working in Louisiana. This offer applies to non-residents only and affords working media representatives three-day windows of Louisiana fishing and hunting license fee waivers.

All non-resident, Louisiana fishing and hunting license fees will be waived, subject to approval by the Secretary of the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. 

In instances when migratory waterfowl hunting seasons are in progress during a visit where license fee waivers are granted, only Louisiana-issued license fees can be waived (State Duck Stamp). Federal Duck Stamp license fee requirements cannot be waived.   

The application process is detailed below. To facilitate review of the application materials and timely U.S. Mail delivery of the Outdoor Press temporary hunting/fishing permit, applications must be received at the address below 10 days in advance of your arrival in Louisiana.

A complete application packet, with items listed below, must be mailed/shipped to the appropriate address below:

1) Completed Application for Non-resident Outdoor Press Fishing/Hunting License Fee Waiver.

(See PDF application file.)

2) Scanned copy of applicant’s driver’s license (faxed copies will not be accepted).

3) Scanned copy of Hunter Education Certification card (certification number and state of issue must be clearly legible) – Required for hunters born Sept. 1, 1969 or later.

4) EITHER proof of membership in a recognized outdoor press association (scanned copy of current membership card); OR web link or copies (minimum 2) of recently published clippings/tear sheets of applicant’s work OR web link or DVD copy (with minimum 2 programs produced by the applicant) of recently broadcast outdoor television programs; OR web link or audio CD copy (with minimum 2 programs) of recently broadcast outdoor radio programs produced by applicant.

5) Letter of assignment from publication, producer or network represented by the applicant.

NOTE: A copy of the finished article or video/audio production must be delivered within 60 days of visit to LDWF Public Information Office to ensure future license waiver consideration. Use P.O. Box address below.

*Application packets and completed articles or video/audio productions are to be mailed:

Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries                   

Public Information Office                                                   

P. O. Box 98000                                                                  

Baton Rouge, LA  70898-9000                                            

Attn: Trey Iles                                                                          


 **Rush deliveries are to be shipped to:

Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries

Public Information Office

 2000 Quail Drive

Baton Rouge, LA  70808

 Attn: Trey Iles