Fishing Permits

Permit Type Price How to Obtain Permit Application Links
Recreational Offshore Landing Permit No Fee

Private recreational anglers and charter captains are required to have a Recreational Offshore Landing Permit (ROLP) to possess tunas, billfish, swordfish, amberjacks, groupers, snappers, hinds, cobia, wahoo, and dolphinfish in Louisiana waters. Charter captains should select Charter ROLP when registering.

Contact Jason Adriance at 504-284-2032 or
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Special Bait Dealer Permit $110.00

If you have questions concerning your permit status, please call 225-765-2898.

Tilapia Culture
Bond: $25,000.00
Fee: $50.00

Contact Permit Manager at (225) 765-0765

Tilapia Holder
Bond: $10,000
Fee: $50.00

Contact Permit Manger at (225) 765-0765

Triploid Grass Carp Possession and Transport Permit $50

Complete application and mail with fee to address on application form. Contact Commercial Licensing at 225-765-2898 to check on permit status. Contact area field office for questions regarding grass carp stocking.

Triploid Grass Carp Seller $250.00

Complete application including statement of compliance and mail with fee payment to address on application form.

Wildlife Permits

Permit Type Price How to Obtain Permit Application Body
Disabled Hunter License No Fee

Available from the Monroe, Alexandria, Opelousas, Lake Charles and Baton Rouge offices. Contact Information

Falconry Permit $25.00

Contact Melissa Collins @ (225) 763-8584 or for an application.

Field Trial No Fee

Available from Regional Office

Fill Material See Application Form

Complete application and consent form and return to LDWF

Firewood Cutting on WMAs No Fee

Available at Alexandria or Monroe Region Office, Aug. – Sept.

Contact Fred Hagaman @ 318-487-5633

Firewood harvesting areas are currently located on Dewey Wills WMA in LaSalle Parish, Boeuf WMA in Caldwell Parish, and Ouachita WMA in Ouachita Parish. There is no fee for a permit to cut firewood on a WMA however one must possess a basic hunting license. Firewood cutting is typically permitted August through October when no firearm hunting seasons are in progress. The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is not responsible for any injuries occurring or resulting from any actions during the firewood harvest operations, all permit holders must sign an indemnity agreement. WMA firewood harvesting is for personal use only, no commercial operations or sale of the firewood is allowed.

Fox/Coyote Hunting Preserves Varies

Contact Melissa Collins at (225) 763-8584

Houseboat Mooring No Fee

Contact New Iberia office at 337-373-0032

Nuisance Beaver Control Permit No Fee

Contact Melissa Collins at (225) 763-8584

Nuisance Squirrel Permit No Fee

Contact Melissa Collins at (225) 763-8584

Outlaw Quadruped, Nutria & Beaver Night Take Permit No Fee

Complete and submit a new application form, provide a landowner’s authorization letter signed by the landowner, and a plat map with all property boundaries clearly marked to your Regional Enforcement Captain. Contact your Regional Enforcement Office or Melissa Collins at (225) 763-8584 or with any questions.

Region 1 MINDEN (318) 371-3049
Caddo, Bossier, Webster, Claiborne, Bienville, Red River & DeSoto

Region 2 MONROE (318) 343-2417
Lincoln, Union, Morehouse, West Carroll, East Carroll, Jackson, Ouachita, Richland, Madison, Caldwell, Franklin & Tensas

Region 3 PINEVILLE (318) 487-5634
Sabine, Natchitoches, Winn, LaSalle, Catahoula, Concordia, Avoyelles, Rapides, Grant & Vernon

Region 4 LAFAYETTE (337) 262-2080
St. Landry, Pointe Coupee, West Baton Rouge, Iberville, St. Martin, Iberia & Lafayette

Region 5 LAKE CHARLES (337) 491-2580
Beauregard, Allen, Evangeline, Calcasieu, Jefferson Davis, Acadia, Cameron & Vermilion

Region 6 THIBODAUX (985) 447-0821
St. Mary, Lower St. Martin, Assumption, St. James, Lafourche & Terrebonne

7 BATON ROUGE (225) 765-2999
West Feliciana, East Feliciana, St. Helena, Tangipahoa, Washington, Livingston, Ascension & East Baton Rouge

Region 8 NEW ORLEANS (504) 284-2023
St. Charles, Jefferson, Orleans, St. Bernard, St. John, St. Tammany, and Plaquemines


Physically Challenged Hunter Permit No Fee

Special deer and waterfowl hunting areas, blinds and stands identified with LDWF logos, have been established for PCHP wheelchair confined hunters on WMAs. Hunters must obtain PCHP permits and are required to make reservations to use blinds and stands. PCHP wheelchair hunting areas are available on Alexander State Forest, Big Colewa Bayou, Buckhorn, Clear Creek, Elbow Slough, Floy W. McElroy, Ouachita and Sherburne WMAs. Check WMA hunting schedules or call the LDWF field offices in Pineville, Lake Charles, Opelousas, Minden, Monroe or Hammond for more information.

Road Killed Nongame Quadruped used for scientific projects See Scientific Collecting Permit
Scenic River Permit $100.00
Contact Chris Davis at (225)765-2642

Scientific Collecting Permit No fee

Contact Permit Manager at 225-765-0765 for questions concerning Freshwater/Saltwater Area Permits.

Contact Sarabeth Klueh-Mundy at 225-765-0239 x1455 or for questions concerning Louisiana Wildlife Diversity Program/Terrestrial Permits.

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Self-Clearing Permit No Fee

Self-Clearing Permits are available at information stations on Wildlife Management Areas

(WMAs) or by downloading this form: WMA Self Clearing Permit form-July 2012.

A Self-Clearing Permit is required for ALL ACTIVITIES (hunting, fishing, hiking, birdwatching, sightseeing, etc.) on WMAs, unless otherwise specified.

The Self-Clearing Permit consists of two portions: Check In and Check Out.

• On WMAs where Self-Clearing Permits are required, all persons must obtain a WMA Self-Clearing Permit from an Information Station. The Check In portion must be completed and put in a permit box before each day's activity on the day of the activity.
EXCEPT if hunting from a private camp adjacent to the WMA being hunted, or if camping on the WMA, users need only to check in once during any 72-hour period.
Users may check in one day in advance of use.

• The Check Out portion must be carried by each person while on the WMA and must be completed and put in a permit box immediately upon exiting the WMA or within 72 hours after checking in if hunting from a private camp adjacent to the WMA being hunted or if camping on the WMA.

• No permit is required of fishers and boaters who do not travel on a WMA road and/or launch on the WMA as long as they do not get out of the boat and onto the WMA.

• Self-Clearing Permits are not required for persons only traveling through the WMA provided that the most direct route is taken and no activities or stops take place.

• When Mandatory Deer Checks are specified on WMAs, hunters must check deer at a check station.

Taxidermy Work; Allowing Possession of

Permits are needed for migratory birds. Contact U.S. Dept. of Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, Migratory Bird Permit Office, P.O. Box 49208, Atlanta, GA 30359, (404) 679-7049.

Wildlife Division WMA Research Permit No Fee

Contact Jeff Duguay, 225-765-2359 or

Wildlife Rehabilitation No Fee

Contact Melissa Collins at 225-763-8584 or for an application.

WMA Bird Dog Training Area Permit No Fee

Available from Regional Office

WMA Commercial activity permit

Available from LDWF Secretary's office only.

WMA Hardmast Collection Varies

Contact Buddy Dupuy @ 318-487-5631 or

Enforcement Permits

Permit Type Price How to Obtain Permit Application Links
Marine Event Permit Form

LDWF issues marine event permits for any organized event held on the water that introduces extra or unusual safety hazards on navigable waterways. Permit forms must be turned in to LDWF at least 30 days prior to any event.

Contact Lt. Clay Marques at for any questions.