LDWF: Renew your La. fishing and hunting license

Posted at 8:48 AM, Jun 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-01 09:48:36-04

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries reminds all sportsmen that all 2017-18 recreational fishing and hunting licenses will expire on June 30, 2018. Licenses for the 2018-19 seasons are available for purchase beginning June 1 and are valid until June 30, 2019.

Licenses can be purchased in several ways. They may be purchased online at, at local license vendors or at LDWF offices in Baton Rouge, Opelousas, Lake Charles, Pineville and Monroe. Acceptable methods of payment for purchases made online are Visa, MasterCard, Discover.

Earlier this year, the department transitioned to a new license sales system with added conveniences for outdoor enthusiasts. The new system allows license holders to reprint copies of their license during the year at no charge, create login information, and eventually the option to auto-renew.

If you need assistance with your online purchase, please contact the 24-hour help desk at 888-362-LDWF (5393).  If you have other licensing questions call the license office at 225-765-2887 or 225-765-2898, during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Anglers are also invited to take part in the agency’s Free Fishing Weekend on Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10. The weekend is an opportunity for Louisiana residents and visitors alike to fish Louisiana waters without an otherwise required fishing license. While a fishing license is not required, all fishing regulations, including size, season, catch limits and gear restrictions will remain in effect.

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