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How to Obtain a Louisiana Fishing License


3 ways in which to obtain a Louisiana fishing license which must be on your person during any fishing outing guided or non-guided.

ONLINE: https://www1.la.wildlifelicense.com/start.php

24 HOUR PHONE SERVICE:
Call 888-765-2602(you will be given 2 numbers: your LDWF identification # and a temporary authorization #. These 2 numbers written down along with a valid/current picture I.D. will act as your fishing license)

IN PERSON: At any Louisiana fishing license vendor.

Notes of interest:

  • Special rate for non-resident guided trips: request a non-resident saltwater charter license. This license will be good for 3-days when in the presents of a licensed guide.
  • Make sure to have your driver's license and Master Card, Visa or Discover card readily available for online and telephone license transactions.
  • There is a small additional charge as a convenience fee for telephone transactions
  • Tell the operator to start the date of the license on the date that you want to fish.