The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) has updated the licensing system to allow individuals to renew their licenses before expiration. Previously, license holders had to wait until their license expired before repurchasing it.

Once you renew your license, the expiration resets to 365 days after your renewal.


License holders may also sign up for license auto-renew through our licensing website. This feature will automatically renew your license the moment it expires without any additional action on your part.

Auto-renew is available for most hunting and fishing licenses. This feature allows you to store payment information in the system and elect to have your license(s) renewed automatically every year. LDWF reminds users of a $3.50 convenience fee with any online transaction, including auto-renew.

In your account, you can select which annual licenses you’d like to auto-renew. LDWF will automatically renew your licenses at the purchase price plus the convenience fee using your stored credit card information. You will receive a reminder email 30 days and 7 days before the renewal date.