The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is reminding the public that a valid state hunting, fishing or Wild Louisiana Stamp is required to use LDWF’s Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs). 

To purchase a license or stamp, visit

Additionally, a daily free self-clearing permit is required for all activities on WMAs. The check-in portion must be completed before each day’s activity. The check-out portion must be carried by each person while on the WMA and must be completed upon exiting the WMA.  

LDWF encourages visitors to WMAs to utilize LDWF’s free WMA Check In/Check Out App to complete the self-clearing process. The LDWF WMA Check In/Check Out App allows users to check in and check out electronically via their smart device or web portal.

Paper permits for checking in and checking out remain available at the WMAs permit stations. However, the LDWF WMA Check In/Check Out App eliminates the need for handling paper and is a good social distancing practice during the current coronavirus pandemic.

The app is available from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store for your Apple or Android device. Go to to download. The web portal is available at .

For more information on the coronavirus, go to

For more information on LDWF’s WMAs, go to or contact Steve Smith at, David Hayden at or Lance Campbell at