Three Men Cited for Migratory Game Bird Violations in Rapides Parish
Nov 29, 2021
LDWF will offer commercial fishing license sales and renewals at the following locations: New Orleans Office (11/30/21-12/2/21, 8 am–3:30 pm), Lake Charles Office (12/6/21-12/7/21, 9 am–3:30 pm), Lafayette Office (12/8/21-12/9/21, 9 am-3:30 pm), and Bourg Office (12/14/21-12/16/21, 8 am–3:30 pm).
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.
Citizens with a Louisiana Driver’s License or State ID can now use LA Wallet to display their purchased LDWF licenses on their smartphone.
LDWF recently changed the phone number for validating a harvest by phone. The new phone number is 225.267.9998. The old 844 number is no longer active.
Learn to set traps for coyote, bobcat, raccoon, and beaver. Learn to skin what you catch at a family-friendly workshop. Free workshop at Waddill Wildlife Refuge 4142 N Flannery Rd, Baton Rouge, LA 70814, Saturday, December 11th. Pre-registration is required. Contact Tanya Sturman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
To help the next generation of hunters learn to hunt, we have assembled some useful videos to get you started.
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.
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.
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