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License and Permit Fee List

Hunting Licenses and Permits

License/Permit Type Resident, Military, and Student Fee Nonresident Fee Nonresident Native 10-Day Nonresident 5-Day
Basic Hunting $20 $200 $20 $65
Deer $15 $100 $15 $35
Waterfowl $12 $50 $12 $35
Federal Duck Stamp $27.22
HIP Certification Free
Turkey $12 $50 $12 $35
Youth Hunting $5 $5   —  —
WMA Access Annual Permit $20 $20
WMA Access 5-Day Permit $5 $5
Game Breeder’s License for Falconry $25 plus one-time $50 facility inspection fee
Senior Hunting/Fishing (born before June 1, 1940) Free
Senior Hunting/Fishing (born between June 1, 1940 and May 31, 1962) $5
Louisiana Sportsman's Paradise $100 $400  $100 $120
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, Military, and Student Fee Nonresident Fee Nonresident Native 10-Day Nonresident 5-Day
Hook and Line (cane pole; roadside crabbing) $5  $5 — 
Basic Fishing $17 $68 $17  $30
Saltwater (Basic Fishing License required) $15 $60 $15 $60
Senior Hunting/Fishing (born before June 1, 1940) Free  —  —
Senior Hunting/Fishing (born between June 1, 1940 and May 31, 1962) $5
Louisiana Sportman's Paradise $100 $400  $100  $120
Charter Passenger Saltwater (3-day) $20 $20
Charter Passenger Freshwater (3-day) $10 $10
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
Self-Clearing Permit1 Free Free
WMA Access Annual Permit2 $20 $20
WMA Access 5-Day Permit (valid for a five consecutive day period)2 $5 $5
WMA Camping Permit3 $7/night for up to five adults who are camping together (residents and nonresidents)

1Required for all activities (hunting, fishing, hiking, birding, sightseeing, etc.) on WMAs unless otherwise specified. Check individual WMAs for exceptions. 
2Required to use any LDWF-administered land, including WMAs, refuges, and conservation areas, for any activity. Individuals age 17 and under are not required to purchase a WMA Access Permit.
WMA Access Permits are included with the Louisiana Sportsman’s License, Senior Hunting/Fishing License, and Lifetime Licenses.
3Required to camp on a WMA (where camping is permitted). Individuals age 17 and under are not required to have a WMA Camping Permit.

Lifetime Licenses

License Type Resident Fee Nonresident Fee
Lifetime Hunting/Fishing (from birth to age 64; includes deer and turkey tags) $500 $4,000
Senior Lifetime Hunting/Fishing (age 65 and older; includes deer and turkey tags) $100 $4,000

See Special Licenses for more details.

Disability Licenses and Permits

License/Permit Type Fee
Resident Disabled Veterans Hunting and Fishing Free
Resident Disabled/Special Needs $4
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 Hook and Line: $5
Basic Fishing: $17
Saltwater Fishing: $15
Basic Hunting: $20
Deer: $15
Waterfowl: $12
Turkey: $12
Louisiana Sportsman's Paradise: $100
Resident/Nonresident Native Retired Military Hunting/Fishing $20 $20
Resident Disabled/Special Needs (includes Surviving Spouse Killed in Action) $4
Resident/Nonresident Purple Heart Recipient Hook and Line: $5
Basic Fishing: $17
Saltwater Fishing: $15
Basic Hunting: $20
Deer: $15
Waterfowl: $12
Turkey: $12
Louisiana Sportsman's Paradise: $100

 See Special Licenses for more details.

Student Licenses

License Type Fee
Nonresident Student Hook and Line $5
Nonresident Student Basic Fishing $17
Nonresident Student Saltwater (Basic Fishing License required) $15
Nonresident Student Basic Hunting $20
Nonresident Student Deer $15
Nonresident Student Waterfowl $12
Nonresident Student Turkey $12
Nonresident Student Louisiana Sportsman's Paradise $100

 See Special Licenses for more details.