The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will close its licensing office at 2000 Quail Drive in Baton Rouge from June 20-24 to eliminate a backlog of mailed-in and e-mailed applications.

The lobby area will reopen on Monday, June 27 to accept in-person license applications.

During the office closure, phone calls will be directed to an operator who can respond to specific hunting, fishing, or enforcement questions. Commercial fishermen, including charter captains, who were planning on receiving their license, can fill out their application and keep it on their person. That application will serve as a temporary privilege until June 27.

LDWF appreciates the public’s understanding during the temporary closure while dealing with the backlog. LDWF believes the effort will assist in making the licensing process quicker and better for our customers.

“Licenses may still be purchased online during this period at