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Three More Recovery Centers Open to Ida Survivors

Three more temporary FEMA disaster recovery centers are up and running in Louisiana parishes hardest hit by Hurricane Ida, bringing the total number to 14.

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.

Help LDWF Monitor for Chronic Wasting Disease and Enter to Win a Gift Card!

Deer hunters and state taxidermists will be entered into a contest for $1,000 and $500 gift cards, respectively, when they submit a sample from a mature buck harvested in the 2021-22 deer season in Louisiana. Contact your local LDWF office to submit a sample.

Funding for Skimmer TEDs Extended

LDWF is extending the Skimmer Turtle Excluder Device Reimbursement Program, which will reimburse up to 60 percent of the cost for two skimmer TEDs. Participants must attend an online informational meeting; new meetings dates are scheduled for 9 am, September 28, 2011 and October 26, 2021. Register online.

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.

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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Upcoming Events


Hunter Education Class - Richland Parish


Skimmer Turtle Excluder Device Reimbursement Program Meeting


Oyster Task Force Meeting


Hunter Education Field Day - Webster Parish