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Visitors Must Practice Social Distancing at LDWF WMAs, Refuges, and Shooting Ranges

LDWF wildlife management areas, refuges, and shooting ranges remain open. Visitors must practice social distancing measures; no groups larger than 10 people are allowed. Public restroom facilities are closed. As always, you must have a valid state hunting or fishing license or Wild Louisiana Stamp to use our WMAs.

HIP Certifications Move Online or In-Person at LDWF Headquarters, June 1

Retail license vendors will no longer be able to provide the HIP certification service.

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How Can You Help Feed the Hungry in Louisiana?

1. Purchase a license from Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries at 2. Donate to Hunters For the Hungry at checkout. Funds will help us process more protein for the hungry, at no costs to the hunters.

LDWF to Conduct Random Survey of Hunters

Participation in the survey is voluntary but it will provide vital hunter-harvest data to inform management decisions affecting Louisiana’s hunting regulations.

LDWF Coronavirus News

LDWF news related to the coronavirus pandemic including office closures, online licensing, and event cancellations.

Hot Topic: Spotted Seatrout

The latest information about spotted seatrout: public meeting dates, stock status, management options, regulatory processes, and links to presentations and reports.

BearWise Louisiana - Reducing Black Bear Conflicts

BearWise shares ways to prevent conflicts and resolve problems and encourages community initiatives to keep bears wild!

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