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We Will Be Closed in Observance of MLK Day

LDWF offices will be closed on Monday, January 17, 2022 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Apply for WMA Lottery Turkey Hunts and White Lake Fishing Lottery

LDWF is accepting applications for Wildlife Management Area (WMA) lottery turkey hunts and the White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area (WCA) fishing lottery. The deadline to apply is February 8, 2022. Apply online.

New Phone Number for Validating Deer Tags

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 The old 844 number is no longer active.

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.

Display Your Hunting/Fishing License on LA Wallet

Citizens with a Louisiana Driver’s License or State ID can now use LA Wallet to display their purchased LDWF licenses on their smartphone.

Understanding 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.

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.

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