Aug. 17, 2012 -- The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries’ website and Internet services, interrupted Monday evening by a broken water line which flooded the department’s main office in Baton Rouge, have been restored. LDWF information is once again available via www.wlf.louisiana.gov and staff email communication is now functional in the Baton Rouge office.
“We will continue to work to return walk-in customer service options in Baton Rouge to full capacity,” said LDWF Secretary Robert Barham.
The flooding created by the broken water line damaged computer equipment and office space on the first floor of LDWF’s 2000 Quail Drive address. Department staff handling licensing and boat registration transactions were also displaced temporarily by the water damage. The entire first floor will require extensive repairs.
While there was some inconvenience to walk-in customers at the Baton Rouge office, alternative sources for recreational hunting and fishing license sales were not interrupted during the flood event. Retail outlet sales were not affected and customers had the additional options for license purchases that included the toll-free vendor phone number 1-888-765-2602 and www.wildlifelicense.com .
Customers needing commercial fishing licenses will continue to be served as walk-in customers in Baton Rouge. Those license holders can also mail in license applications.
Boat registrations can be renewed on line at www.wildlifelicense.com (click on Louisiana). Anyone needing to register a new boat or transact the sale of a used boat, can bring in necessary paperwork to LDWF’s Baton Rouge office (2000 Quail Drive) or mail in a boat registration application which is available at any LDWF field office, on-line at www.wlf.louisiana.gov/boating or from boat dealers.
For more information, contact Bo Boehringer at 225-765-5115.