Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is responsible for managing and protecting Louisiana’s abundant natural resources.

To manage, conserve, and promote wise utilization of Louisiana’s renewable fish and wildlife resources and their supporting habitats through replenishment, protection, enhancement, research, development, and education for the social and economic benefit of current and future generations. To provide opportunities for and to encourage the use and enjoyment of these resources in a safe and healthy environment both on land and on water.

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Contact Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

2000 Quail Dr.
P.O. Box 98000
Baton Rouge, Louisiana  70898
Phone: (225) 765-2800
Toll Free: 800-256-2749


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Statewide service provider in:
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9 Introductory articles were found for Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

Conservation Servitudes - a path to protection

The Lousiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, through their Natural Areas Program, purchases conservation easements on private land to preserve Lousiana's natural heritage. 


Five-Year Strategic Plan Fiscal Year 2011-12 through 2015-2016

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is the state agency responsible for management of the state’s renewable natural resources including all wildlife and all aquatic life. The control and supervision of these resources are assigned to the department in the Constitution of the State of Louisiana of 1974, Article IX, Section 7 and in revised statutes under Title36 and Title 56. Responsibilities related to enforcement of boating safety laws are also assigned to LDWF in Title 34, Chapter 4, Part IV.



The Louisiana WAP, approved in December 2005, was developed in order to be eligible for State Wildlife Grant (SWG) Program funds, and is reviewed and revised every 10 years.


Louisiana Hunting Regulations - 2013-2014


Includes 2013-2014 Wildlife Management Area Regulaitons.


Louisiana Hunting Regulations - 2013-2014

Includes 2013-2014 Wildlife Management Area Regulation


Louisiana Natural and Scenic Rivers System Permit Application


The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries’ Scenic Rivers program law requires authorization of activities in or affecting rivers that have been designated by the Louisiana Legislature as Natural and Scenic. Information provided on this form will be used in evaluating the application for a permit. Information in this application is made a matter of public record through issuance of a public notice. Disclosure of the information requested is voluntary, however, the data requested are necessary in order to communicate with the applicant and to evaluate the permit application. If necessary information is not provided, the permit application cannot be processed nor can a permit be issued.


Louisiana Natural Heritage Program



Louisiana Wildlife Insider



Louisiana Wildlife Insider - Summer 2013

In This Issue:
  • The Monarch Butterfly: Traveling though Louisiana on an Epic Journey
    • by Wendy Caldwell and Karen Oberhauser
  • Conservation Partnership: Why it Matters
    • by Gregg Elliott and Duck Locascio
  • Louisiana Natural Areas Registry Program
    • by Judy Jones
  • Gopher Tortoise Conservation Efforts in Louisiana
    • by Keri Landry
  • Tracking Raccoon Movements in the Atchafalaya Basin
    • by Michael Byrne and Michael Camberlain
  • Southeast Louisiana DMAP Club Hosts Wounded Warriors Hunt
    • by Kori Legleu and Cheryl Burns
  • The Unicorn Deer
    • by Scott Durham
  • How to Hook a Child on Fishing
    • by Mitch Samaha
  • Featured Biologists: Mike Perot & Jeff Boundy, Ph.D.
  • Wildlife Staff Directory
  • Coastal & Nongame Resources Staff Directory
  • Habitat is the Point: Crotons

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Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act (“Breaux Act”)
The goal of the Breaux Act partnership is to design, build, maintain and monitor sustainable projects that create, protect, and restore Louisiana’s coastal wetlands.

Paradis Mitigation Bank
After more than seven decades of energy production for the Nation, the 7100-acre Paradis Mitigation Bank will protect, restore and enhance wetland functions and values of the Lower Mississippi Valley.