Release Date: 02/14/2006

Instead of calling or visiting the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to retrieve a lost hunter education card, you can now request a temporary or duplicate card at LDWFs Web site at www.wlf.louisiana.gov.

After going to LDWFs homepage, click on the Hunting Information link under the Hunting, Fishing and Boating heading.  Next, click the Hunter Education Courses link on the left of the screen.  Last, click the Online link under the Lost Your Hunter Education Card heading and fill in your first, middle and last name, birth date and zip code as it appeared on their lost card and then hit submit.

After submitting the form, hunters can print a temporary hunters education card and request a duplicate card, which would be received by mail in two weeks.

This system allows hunters who lost their hunters education card after hours on a Friday to print a temporary card, which will let hunters legally purchase a hunting license.  Without this system, hunters would have to wait until Monday during work hours to call LDWF, LDWF Hunter Education Program Manager John Sturgis said. 

LDWF does not charge for duplicate cards, and the cards can also be requested by calling 225-765-2932. 

When requesting a duplicate card, I cannot stress the importance of giving us the exact information as it appeared on your original card, Sturgis said.  If somebody has moved or got married and didnt update their information with us, they will have to use the zip code and name that we have on file.

EDITORS: For more information, contact John Sturgis at 225-765-5448 or jsturgis@wlf.louisiana.gov.