Skip Navigation Links
      RS 56:103     

  

§103.  License; license books; returns; transfer of license prohibited

A.  No resident of this state shall at any time, hunt, take, possess, or cause to be transported by any other person any wild bird or any wild quadruped, unless he is at the time of such act the lawful holder of an effective license for that purpose issued to him by authority of the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission.

B.  Basic hunting licenses which do not authorize deer, turkey, bobcat, or migratory waterfowl hunting may be issued beginning June first of each calendar year and shall expire on the following June thirtieth.

C.(1)  In order to hunt, take, possess, or transport deer, turkey, or bobcat, in Louisiana, in addition to a basic hunting license, a resident shall be required to purchase and have on his person a big game license.  In order to hunt, take, possess, or transport waterfowl in Louisiana, in addition to a basic hunting license, a resident shall be required to purchase and have on his person a duck license.  The fee for an annual resident duck license shall be five dollars and fifty cents.  In order to hunt, take, possess, or transport turkey in Louisiana, in addition to a big game hunting license, a resident shall be required to purchase and have on his person a wild turkey license.  The fee for an annual resident wild turkey license shall be five dollars and fifty cents.

(2)  In addition to all other licenses required by law, a special primitive firearms license may be authorized to take deer during the special deer hunting season for primitive firearms.  A fee may be charged for the issuance of such license as provided in R.S. 56:104(A)(3), and the fees therefrom shall be dedicated to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to be used for the development and study of the deer herds within the state after costs for the administration of the licensing program have been deducted.

D.  Repealed by Acts 2000, 2nd Ex. Sess., No. 1, §4, eff. June 26, 2000.

E.  Every license shall by its terms be effective only during the open season for the particular kinds of wild birds and wild quadrupeds authorized thereby to be taken.  Every such license shall be personal to the person to whom issued and shall not be assigned or transferred to, or used by, any other person.  Every officer authorized to enforce the provisions of this Subpart shall take possession of any license found in the possession of any person other than the one to whom issued and deliver it to the department to be canceled.  The license shall thereupon be null and void.  Licensees shall have licenses or an effective license number, together with a form of physical identification, in their possession when hunting and shall produce same upon demand of any person authorized to enforce the provisions of this Subpart.  Any violation of this Subsection shall constitute a class three violation punishable as provided in R.S. 56:33.

F.  Any authorized issuing agent that issues any license under the provisions of this Section shall retain fifty cents of the fee collected from the sale of each resident license issued by him as his full compensation for his service in issuing such licenses.  Each such agent may retain one dollar from the fee collected for the issuance of licenses to nonresidents.

Added by Acts 1981, No. 736, §1.  Amended by Acts 1982, No. 420, §1, eff. July 1, 1983; Acts 1989, No. 240, §1, eff. June 26, 1989; Acts 1993, No. 73, §1, eff. July 1, 1993; Acts 1997, No. 1234, §1, eff. July 1, 1998; Acts 1998, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 164, §2, eff. Sept. 21, 1998; Acts 2000, 2nd Ex. Sess., No. 1, §§3, 4, eff. June 26, 2000; Acts 2003, No. 1248, §1; Acts 2006, No. 283, §1; Acts 2008, No. 51, §1, eff. June 5, 2008; Acts 2010, No. 100, §1.



If you experience any technical difficulties navigating this website, click here to contact the webmaster.
P.O. Box 94062 (900 North Third Street) Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70804-9062