The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission passed a Notice of Intent requiring licenses for hunting guides beginning with the 2022-23 hunting season during its October meeting Thursday in Baton Rouge. The NOI was in response to legislation passed during the 2021 session of the Louisiana legislature requiring the licenses.

The action will establish and define who needs a hunting guide license in the state.

A portion of the NOI says, “A hunting guide license is required for any person or entity who publicly represents himself to be a hunting guide or who transports, aids or provides assistance to another individual(s) in the act of taking, or attempting to take, any wildlife species for compensation on a transactional or for-hire basis. For purposes of this rule, a hunting guide license is not required for any person or entity employed or contracted by a private hunting club to provide hunting guide services exclusively for the club’s private members and its invited guests.’’

To see the complete NOI, go to

For more information or to comment on the NOI, contact Tommy Tuma at or write to LDWF, P.O. Box 98000, Baton Rouge, LA. 70898-9000. Comments will be accepted until Jan. 5, 2022.