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License and Permit Fee List

Hunting Licenses and Permits

License/Permit Type Resident Fee Nonresident Fee
Basic Hunting $15 $150
Big Game $14 $150
Bow $10.50 $26
Primitive Firearm $10.50 $26
Louisiana Duck $5.50 $25
Federal Duck Stamp $27.22 $27.22
Louisiana Wild Turkey $5.50 $20.50
HIP Certification Free Free
WMA Hunting Permit $15 $15
Nonresident Small Game/Migratory Bird (1 day) $29
Nonresident Deer (1 day) $36
Nonresident Turkey (1 day)  $36
Senior Hunting/Fishing $5
Louisiana Sportsman's Paradise $100
Louisiana Native Basic Hunting $15
Louisiana Native Big Game $14
Louisiana Native Bow $10.50
Louisiana Native Primitive Firearm $10.50
Louisiana Native Louisiana Duck $5.50
Louisiana Native Louisiana Turkey $5.50
Nonresident Hunting Preserve (October 1-April 30) $15

See Hunting Licenses and Permits for more details. 

Trapping Licenses

License Type Resident Fee Nonresident Fee
Resident Trapping (under age 15) $5
Resident Trapping (age 15 or older) $25
Nonresident Trapping $200

 See Trapping Licenses for more details.

Recreational Fishing Licenses and Permits

License/Permit Type Resident Fee Nonresident Fee
Hook and Line (cane pole) $2.50
Basic Fishing $9.50 $60
Saltwater (Basic Fishing License required) $13 $30
Nonresident Basic Trip (1day) $5
Nonresident Saltwater Trip (1 day) $17.50
Nonresident Saltwater Season (Basic Fishing license required) $30
Senior Hunting/Fishing $5
Louisiana Sportman's Paradise $100
Charter Passenger (3 day) $10 $10
Charter Skiff (3 day) $30
Cans/Buckets (limit 5) $10 $40
Crab Traps (limit 10) $15 $60
Crawfish Traps (limit 35) $15 $60
Hoop Nets (limit 5) $20 $80
Oyster Tong (per tong) $5 $20
Pipes/Drums (limit 5) $10 $40
Slat Traps (limit 5) $20 $80
Trawls - less than 16 feet $25 $100
Trawls - 16 feet up to 25 feet $80 $320
Wire Nets (limit 5) $20 $80
Recreational Offshore Landing Permit Free Free

See Recreational Fishing Licenses and Permits for more details. 

For-Hire/Charter Fishing Licenses and Permits

License/Permit Type Resident Nonresident
Saltwater Charter Boat Fishing Guide (up to 6 passengers) $275 $1,750
Saltwater Charter Boat Fishing Guide (more than 6 passengers) $650 $2,500
Mothership (up to 6 skiffs) $1,250 $1,250
Mothership (more than 6 skiffs) $2,500 $2,500
Charter Skiff (for each skiff) $62.50 $62.50
Recreational Offshore Landing Permit Free Free
Freshwater Charter Guide License $150 $1,000

See For-Hire/Charter Fishing Licenses and Permits for more details.

Commercial Licenses and Permits

 

License/Permit Type Resident Nonresident
Commercial Fisherman $75.50 $540
Senior Commercial Fisherman $35
Apprentice $37.50 $287.50
Reptile and Amphibian Collector  $40 ($10 for under age 18)  $310
Vessel (required south of saltwater line)  $32.50 for 1st vessel, $25 for 2nd vessel, $17.50 for 3rd and any subsequent vessel $230
Special Bait Dealer Permit  $110 (plus $1,000 cash bond)
Oyster Harvester License (captain only)  $100 $400
Calcasieu Lake Oyster Harvester Permit Free  Free
Public Oyster Seed Ground Vessel Permit $50 $200
Public Oyster Seed Ground Gear License (single scraper, tongs, by hand) $200 $800
Out-of-State Oyster Landing Permit  $100 $100
Alternative Oyster Culture Permit (Commercial Fisherman and Oyster Harvester Licenses required)  $100 application fee; $2 per acre lease fee   $100 application fee; $2 per acre lease fee
Oyster Importation Permit Free Free
Gulf Seafood Traversing and Offloading License $75 $800
Mullet Permit (captain only)  $100 $400
Pompano Permit (captain only) Free Free
Shark Permit $12.50 $12.50
Spotted Seatrout Permit  $125 $500
Traversing Permit  Free Free
Mussel Harvester Permit (captain only)  $100 $1,000
Butterfly Net (per net)  $25 $100
Crab Trap (any legal number)  $50 $200
Crawfish Trap (any legal number)  $25 $100
Freshwater Shrimp Net  $25
Mullet Strike Net (per net)  $275 $1,100
Other Freshwater Gear (any legal number; includes cans, buckets, pipes, drums, tires, cast net, dip net, garfish gig, bow and arrow, spear gun, gill net, hoop net, minnow trap, seine, slat trap, set lines (trot, bush, yo-yos, triggers, etc.), trammel net, wire net) $37.50 $150
Other Saltwater Gear (includes cans, buckets, pipes, drums, tires, cast net, dip net, flounder/garfish gig, bow and arrow, spear gun, eel pot, hoop net, minnow trap, set lines (trot, bush, yo-yos, triggers, etc.), slat trap) $37.50 $150
Oyster Scraper (per scraper)  $37.50 $300
Oyster Tong (per tong)  $40 $320
Pompano Strike Net (per net) $275 $1,100
Purse/Menhaden Seine (per seine)  $1,252.50 $5,010
Rod and Reel (saltwater; any legal number)  $300 $1,200
Shad Gill Net  $37.50 $150
Shad Seine (freshwater)  $37.50 $150
Shrimp Gear Fee (one-time annually)  $10 $40
Shrimp Trawl (per trawl)  $25 $100
Skimmer Net (per net)  $25 $100
Wholesale/Retail Seafood Dealer - Business or Vehicle  $400 $1,652.50
Fresh Products (Commercial Fisherman License required) $40.50 $210
Fresh Products - Other (any designated individual)  $5
Wholesale Out-of-State Crab Shipping (includes retail)  $170 $170
Oyster Cargo Vessel Permit  $250 $1,105
Mussel Buyer's Permit  $150 $600
Reptile and Amphibian Wholesale/Retail Dealer  $162.50 $642.50
Nonresident Reptile and Amphibian Wholesale/Retail Dealer (3-day) $112.50
Alligator Parts Dealer (expires June 30)  $77.50 $77.50
Alligator Parts Retailer (expires June 30)  $7.50 $7.50
Domesticated Aquatic Organism License  $20 $450
Seafood Transport License (must possess a Wholesale/Retail Seafood Dealer or Commercial Fisherman License)  $56.50 $56.50
Reptile and Amphibian Transport License $47.50 $185
Resident Trapping (under age 15)  $5
Resident Trapping (age 15 or older)  $25
Nonresident Trapping $200
Fur Buyer  $25 $100
Fur Dealer  $150 ($500 deposit required) $300 ($1,000 deposit required)
Commercial Hunting Preserve License (pen-raised birds only) $200  $200
Game Breeder License  $25 (plus $50 inspection fee for deer and birds of prey)   $25 (plus $50 inspection fee for deer and birds of prey)
Nongame Quadruped Exhibitor License  $10 $10
Nongame Quadruped Breeder License $25 $25

See Commercial Licenses and Permits for more details.

WMA Licenses and Permits

License/Permit Type Resident Fee Nonresident Fee
Wild Louisiana Stamp1 $9.50 $9.50
Wild Louisiana Stamp1 $2 $2
Self-Clearing Permit2 Free Free

1Required to access WMAs or other LDWF-administered lands if you do not have a Louisiana fishing or hunting license.
2Required for all activities (hunting, fishing, hiking, birding, sightseeing, etc.) on WMAs unless otherwise specified. Check individual WMAs for exceptions. 

Lifetime Licenses

License Type Resident Fee Nonresident Fee
Resident Lifetime Fishing - age 5-13 $200
Resident Lifetime Fishing - age 14 and up $300
Resident Lifetime Hunting - age 5-13 $200
Resident Lifetime Hunting - age 14 and up $300
Resident Lifetime Hunting/Fishing - age 0-4 $200
Resident Lifetime Hunting/Fishing - age 5-13 $300
Resident Lifetime Hunting/Fishing - age 14 and up $500
Resident Lifetime senior Hunting/Fishing (60 or older) $50
Nonresident Lifetime Hunting/Fishing $3,000
Nonresident Lifetime Native Disabled Veteran Hunting/Fishing $300
Lifetime Recreational Fishing Gear 10 times annual fee per gear type (see application for details) 10 times annual fee per gear type (see application for details)

See Special Licenses for more details.

Disability Licenses and Permits

License/Permit Type Fee
Resident Disable Veterans Hunting and Fishing Free
Resident Disabled Sportsman Free
Resident Disabled Basic Recreational Fishing $2.50
Resident Disabled Saltwater Fishing $2.50
Resident Disabled Basic Hunting (excludes deer and turkey; includes WMA Hunting Permit) $5
Resident Disabled Big Game $5
Resident Disabled Bow $5
Resident Disabled Primitive Firearm $5
Developmentally Disabled Hunting/Fishing Free
Physically Challenged Hunter Permit Free

 See Special Licenses for more details.

Military Licenses

License Type Resident Fee Nonresident Fee
Active Military Basic Fishing: $9.50
Saltwater Fishing: $5.50
Basic Hunting: $15
Big Game: $14
Bow: $10.50
Primitive Firearm: $10.50
Louisiana Duck: $5.50
Wild Turkey: $5.50
Resident Louisiana National Guard Hunting/Fishing $50
Resident/Native Retired Military Hunting/Fishing $5 $5
Resident Surviving Spouse Killed in Action Fishing or Hunting $2.50
Resident/Nonresident Purple Heart Recipient Basic Fishing: $9.50
Saltwater Fishing: $13
Basic Hunting: $15
Big Game: $14
Louisiana Duck: $5.50
Bow: $10.50
Primitive Firearm: $10.50
Wild Turkey: $5.50 

 See Special Licenses for more details.

Student Licenses

License Type Fee
Nonresident Student Basic Fishing $9.50
Nonresident Student Saltwater (Basic Fishing License reuired) $5.50
Nonresident Student Basic Hunting $15
Nonresident Student Big Game $14
Nonresident Student Bow $10.50
Nonresident Student Primitive Firearm $10.50
Nonresident Student Duck $5.50
Nonresident Student Wild Turkey $5.50

 See Special Licenses for more details.