|License / Permit Type||Resident Fee||Nonresident Fee|
|Big Game (deer, turkey, or bobcat; required in addition to Basic Hunting License)||$14||$150|
|Bow (bow hunting season only)||$10.50||$26|
|Primitive Firearm (special deer season for primitive firearms only)||$10.50||$26|
|Louisiana Duck (Waterfowl)||$5.50||$25|
|Federal Duck Stamp (required for all waterfowl hunters 16 years of age and older, even those who are not otherwise required to purchase a license)||$27.22||$27.22|
|Louisiana Wild Turkey (turkey; required in addition to Basic and Big Game Hunting licenses)||$5.50||$20.50|
|HIP Certification (required in addition to all other applicable licenses for migratory game birds—mourning doves, ducks, geese, woodcock, rails, snipe, coots or gallinules)||Free||Free|
|WMA Hunting Permit (to hunt on any land managed by LDWF, including wildlife refuges, wildlife management areas, and habitat conservation areas; required for hunters age 18-59)||$15||$15|
|Game Breeder’s License for Falconry (Falconry License; to practice falconry in Louisiana; must also have a current, valid Hunting License; Falconry Licenses will not be issued for pets or the pet trade/industry)||$25 plus one-time $50 facility inspection fee|
|Nonresident Small Game/Migratory Bird1 (1 day)||—||$29|
|Nonresident Deer1 (1 day)||—||$36|
|Nonresident Turkey1 (1 day)||—||$36|
|Louisiana Sportsman's Paradise3||$100||—|
|Louisiana Native Basic Hunting4||—||$15|
|Louisiana Native Big Game4||—||$14|
|Louisiana Native Bow4||—||$10.50|
|Louisiana Native Primitive Firearm4||—||$10.50|
|Louisiana Native Louisiana Duck4||—||$5.50|
|Louisiana Native Louisiana Turkey4||—||$5.50|
|Nonresident Hunting Preserve (October 1-April 30)5||—||$15|
1Nonresidents may purchase temporary hunting licenses to hunt small game (including migratory birds), deer (with any approved weapon), and turkey for one-day periods. These licenses are all-inclusive—you do not need any other license—and are valid for one day only.
2Any resident who turned 60 years old on or after June 1, 2000 must obtain a Senior Hunting/Fishing License to hunt or fish. This license is in lieu of Basic and Saltwater fishing licenses; Basic, Big Game, Bow, and Primitive Firearm hunting licenses; Louisiana Waterfowl and Turkey stamps; and the WMA Hunting Permit. This license does not include special gear such as trawls, crab traps, crawfish traps, hoop nets, etc.
3The Louisiana Sportsman’s Paradise License includes Basic and Saltwater fishing licenses; Basic, Big Game, Bow, and Primitive Firearm hunting licenses; Louisiana Duck and Turkey stamps, the WMA Hunting Permit; and all recreational gear licenses except for recreational trawls longer than 16 feet.
4If you were born in Louisiana but are not currently a resident, you may purchase Louisiana Native Hunting Licenses, which are valid for five consecutive days. These temporary hunting licenses are available for Basic Hunting as well as other licenses or permits required in addition to the Basic Hunting License, such as Big Game License or Turkey Stamp. These licenses are available at any Louisiana license vendor. You must present an original or certified original birth certificate from the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals and photo identification when you purchase these licenses.
5Only allows you to hunt pen-raised birds on a hunting preserve; in lieu of a basic hunting license. However, if you are taking or hunting mallards, you must also have a Louisiana duck license.