Changes coming to hunting, fishing license sales in Louisiana

Changes coming to hunting, fishing license sales in Louisiana

The way Louisiana's recreational hunters and fishermen get their licenses is changing.

According to a news release, The Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries says it's currently transitioning to a new recreational hunting/fishing license sales system. To minimize impact to those who will be purchasing licenses in next few months, please see below.

  • If you will need to purchase a license from a retailer before April 2, it's recommended that you make your purchase before January 30, 2018.

A few dates to be aware of during the transition:

  • January 30, 2018 – January 31, 2018 - All license sales will be temporarily down for system maintenance.
  • February 1 – April 1, 2018 – License sales will be available through Internet sales (PC, smartphone, mobile device and laptop) at www.wlf.la.gov and LDWF headquarters and regional offices (Monroe, Opelousas, Lake Charles & Alexandria). 
    • Retail locations will not sell licenses while installation of new equipment and employee training is implemented.
  • April 2, 2018 – Retail vendor license sales will resume.

If you need assistance with your online purchase please contact the 24-hour help desk beginning on Feb. 2 at: 888-362-5393.  If you have other licensing questions, call our license office at 225-765-2887 or 225-765-2898 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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