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Active Duty Military

Any person who possesses a military identification card that signifies that he is currently on active military duty with any one of the armed forces of the United States, including the National Guard, or the spouse or dependent of such person, may purchase a license for hunting or recreational fishing in Louisiana for the same fee as that required of LA residents for that same license.

These licenses are available at license vendor locations.

ACT 306 of 2007 Regular Legislative Session provides for a credit against individual income tax liability paid by military for obtaining a Louisiana noncommercial hunting or fishing license for themselves or their spouses and dependents.

Licensee must present a Military Identification Card at the time of purchase AND have military ID or dependent card, and appropriate license(s) in his possession at all times when engaging in hunting or fishing activities.

Active Military licenses are valid only during that time when the licensee is on active duty in the armed forces of the United States.

Disabled Veterans

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 the department, be issued recreational fishing and hunting licenses at no cost. This license is in lieu of basic and saltwater fishing, basic hunting, big game, bow, muzzle loader, LA duck, turkey stamp and WMA Hunting permit. Forms are available at www.wlf.louisiana.gov/licenses or by contacting Sports License at (225) 765-2887 for required forms.

A resident applicant who is totally and permanently disabled and receiving federal social security disability benefits must submit a current award letter from Social Security and a valid Louisiana Driver’s License. A resident who receives disability retirement income from a retirement system whose members are exempt from social security pursuant to the Railroad Retirement Insurance Act (Act 45 U.S.C. 231) or because they are employees of the state or a political subdivision of the state that has not voluntarily agreed to participate in federal social security under 42 U.S.C. 418, may purchase the following licenses at reduced rates as follows: basic recreational fishing -$2.50; saltwater fishing -$2.50; basic hunting, including WMA Hunting permit – $5.00; big game – $5.00 and bow – $5.00. These licenses can be purchased only through the Department office in Baton Rouge. This exemption does not apply to Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. Contact Sports License at (225) 765-2887 for additional information.

A resident who is required to use one or more artificial limbs or permanent braces for mobility or a single amputee, upon identification and proof of disability satisfactory to the Department, is eligible for fishing and saltwater licenses at no cost. Licenses are available through the Department’s office in Baton Rouge, only.

Mobility Impaired Persons

Mobility impaired persons, as defined in R.S. 47:463.4(E), that are bona fide residents of Louisiana and over 60 years of age may use one legal slat trap and/or one hoop net not greater than eighteen feet by eight feet for the purpose of catching catfish for home consumption. There shall be no gear fee or license charge and all persons must be in possession of valid identification.


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