Welcome to the Bowfishing Permit Portal

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) developed the Bowfishing Permit to define the universe of anglers harvesting saltwater species or species available in the saltwater areas of the state utilizing bowfishing gear to effectively manage important saltwater recreational species.
The permit is available at no cost. Simply register with your contact information and charter/recreational license number and print out your permit.

If you have any questions or experience any issues, please email [email protected] or call 225-763-5488. We will respond to emails/calls during normal business hours.