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Fourth of July Office Closure

LDWF Offices will be closed on Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.

Trying to Locate Your Boat Registration Renewal Notice Fee?

If you recently received a renewal notice for your registered boat, please note there was a printing error. The notice does not clearly show the renewal fee. The fee is located below the expiration date on your Boat Registration Renewal Notice. See an illustration of where to find your renewal fee amount on your notice. This printing error does not prevent you from renewing your boat registration by mail. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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

Beginning June 1, 2022, 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—boating, hiking, bird watching, berry picking, fishing, hunting, shooting, etc. The WMA Access Permit only covers access onto the property—it does NOT convey hunting or fishing privileges. Beginning July 1, 2022, all visitors must also comply with self-clearing permit guidelines.

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.

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.

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Upcoming Events

Jul07

Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission Meeting

Jul09

Boater Education Class - Richland Parish

Jul16

Hunter Education Field Day - East Baton Rouge Parish

Jul16

Boater Education Class - Jefferson Parish