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Chronic Wasting Disease

Review the CWD control area rules, report a symptomatic deer, research carcass regulations, and learn about LDWF efforts to fight Chronic Wasting Disease.

View Today's LDWF Commission Meeting via Webinar

Join today's Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission meeting at 9:30 a.m.

Ditch the Paper Tags! Tag Your Harvest by Text Message

Text-to-tag is here! Hunters can tag and validate their deer or turkey harvest directly from their smartphone (via text) immediately after the animal is harvested.

Want to Learn More About Our Alligator Industry?

Everything you need to know about Louisiana alligators in video format: Economics, Sustainability, Management, Specialty Meat, Hunting, etc. Take a look

WMA Access and Self-Clearing Permits Required on LDWF WMAs, Refuges, Conservation Areas, and Shooting Ranges

Visitors must have a WMA Access Permit, Senior Hunting/Fishing License, Louisiana Sportsman's Paradise License, or a Lifetime Hunting/Fishing License to visit an LDWF WMA, Refuge, or Conservation Area, including Shooting Ranges, for any reason. The WMA Access Permit only covers access onto the property—it does NOT convey hunting or fishing privileges.

Venture Out into the Wild

A night for a gathering of good friends, food, and fun as we do our part in helping our state's bountiful outdoor resources and traditions continue to thrive for future generations. Highlights of the event include Louisiana Seafood prepared by local chefs, Doux Drop beer that supports conservation, cocktails, raffles, and silent and live auctions. Tickets, tables, and sponsorship opportunities still available.

WMA Access Permits and Traversing through a WMA

Please note that WMA Access Permits are NOT required for persons including boaters traveling through LDWF property, provided that the most direct route is taken and no activities (e.g. fishing, sightseeing, etc.) take place on the property.

New Commercial and Recreational License Changes

Beginning June 1, LDWF has implemented 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.

Resources for New Hunters

To help the next generation of hunters learn to hunt, we have assembled some useful videos and links to resources to help you on your hunting journey.

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Upcoming Events


Hunter Ed Class - Lincoln


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Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission Meeting


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