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How to purchase/renew Louisiana hunting and fishing licenses

Louisiana hunting and fishing licenses for the 2020-2021 seasons are available for purchase starting June 1, 2020, and valid until June 30, 2021.

How to purchase a Louisiana hunting and fishing license (Source: WAFB)

Multiple Ways To Purchase New Licenses

Residents have a variety of options to purchase new licenses.

Hunting and fishing licenses can be purchased at:

  • online by visiting
  • local license vendors
  • Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) offices in Baton Rouge, Opelousas, Lake Charles, Pineville, and Monroe

See license fees below

Visa, MasterCard, and Discover are accepted for online license purchases.

For assistance with online purchases contact LDWF’s 24-hour help desk at 888-362-LDWF (5393).

RELATED: LDWF: Hunting and fishing are still perfectly legal during COVID-19 pandemic

Source: WAFB

Reprint and Auto-Renew

The LDWF has transitioned to a new license sales system that allows hunters and anglers to reprint copies of their hunting and fishing licenses at any time at no charge.

Residents can also create an online account and sign up to auto-renew their hunting and fishing licenses.

To begin the process to renew your license click here

Fishing License Fees 

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 (1 day) $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

Hunting License Fees 

License / Permit Type Resident Fee Nonresident Fee
Basic Hunting $15 $150
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
Senior Hunting/Fishing2 $5
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

For more information about licenses and regulations visit the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries’ website at