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Take Our Spotted Seatrout Management Survey

This is your chance to provide your input on a variety of spotted seatrout management options - take the survey here.

Mandatory Hunter Education

To hunt in Louisiana, you must complete an LDWF-approved hunter education course and earn your Hunter Education Certification (exception for those born before September 1, 1969). We offer traditional classroom courses, an online course with an in-person field day, and an online only course (for those age 16 and older). View the schedule or register for a course.

Federally Permitted Charter Vessels: SEFHIER Validation Survey Starts September 1, 2021

Biologists contracted with LDWF will be conducting surveys randomly at public boat launches each month to validate information reported on logbooks. Participation in SEFHIER and the validation survey does not exempt federally permitted captains from being interviewed for LA Creel dockside surveys and effort calls. We encourage continued participation in LA Creel surveys.

Understanding the Upcoming Commercial and Recreational License Changes

LDWF is implementing a new fee structure for hunting and fishing licenses and boat registrations. The new fee structure streamlines the old process, reducing the number of licenses required for hunters and anglers.

Is Your Charter Captain Properly Licensed?

Use LDWF's Charter License Search tool to verify that your charter captain is licensed.

Help Feed the Hungry in Louisiana

Simply check "Yes" to donate to Hunters for the Hungry when you buy your fishing or hunting license.

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