Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Hunting Regulations 2020-2021 - Page 12



Hunting and recreational fishing E-license may be purchased at


The E-license can be printed using a personal printer for immediate use or saved

to an electronic device which is kept in possession while hunting. Methods of

payment are Visa, MasterCard, & Discover.

A convenience fee is assessed. Customers wanting a license on durable,

waterproof paper can still visit any license vendors.


The following recreational fishermen and hunters are not required to obtain a basic recreational fishing license, saltwater license, basic hunting license, big game license or migratory waterfowl conservation license, but must have proof of age in their possession whenever fishing or hunting:

1. Residents who were born prior to June 1, 1940.

2. Residents and non-residents younger than 16 years of age.


Military licenses are valid only during that

time when the licensee is on active duty

in the armed forces of the United States.

Any resident or nonresident who possesses

a military identification card that signifies

that he or she is currently on active duty

with any branch of the armed forces of the

United States, including the National

Guard, or the spouse or dependent of such

person, may be issued a license for hunting

or recreational fishing in Louisiana for the

same fee as that required of Louisiana residents. The military identification card or

dependent card and the appropriate

license must be on the licensee’s person at

all times when he is engaged in hunting

and fishing activities.

Any Louisiana resident who submits proof

of his or her status as an active member of

the Louisiana National Guard or any reserve

component of the United States armed

forces, though not currently on active duty,

may purchase in lieu of Basic and Saltwater

Fishing, Basic Hunting, Big Game, Bow,

Primitive Firearms, LA. Duck, Turkey Stamp

and WMA Hunting Permit, a license for


$50.00 to fish and hunt in Louisiana. Submit

completed application with a copy of the


1. Louisiana Driver’s license,

2. Military identification card,

3. Original letter from their commanding

officer verifying that they are in “good

standing” with the Louisiana National

Guard or United States Armed Forces


4. Check, Cashier’s Check or Money

order made payable to LDWF for $50.

Mail to: Sports License, LDWF, P.O. Box

98000, Baton Rouge, LA 70898. The application form is available online at www.wlf.

louisiana.gov/licenses or at 225-765-2887.

Resident veterans having a permanent

service-connected disability classification

of 50 percent or more and residents who

are blind, paraplegic or multiple amputee

shall upon identification and proof of disability satisfactory to LDWF, be issued

sports hunting license without the payment of any fees thereof. Contact Sports

License at 225-765-2887 for required


2019-2020 Louisiana Hunting Regulations


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