The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is charged with the responsibility of managing and protecting Louisiana's abundant natural resources.


The 2018-2019 season opens November 20

We accept applications September 3, 2018 - February 28, 2019.

If you participated during the 2017-2018 season, on September 1, 2018 we mailed an application to the address we have on file.

Click here to view or print a Coastwide Nutria Control Program application for 2018-2019 season If you don't have access to a printer, Contact Us (see below) and we will mail an application to you.


Night time harvest of nutria is now allowed throughout the CNCP season on private property, but you must receive the free permit first (this is a separate permit so pay attention to the instruction).  Click here to view or print night harvest application.


Free Trapper Education Workshops offered through the department where you can learn how to safely and ethically trap furbearers, including nutria, or just freshen up your skill. Click here to learn more.


Public Property through the Office of State Lands: We've made 7 overview maps of Office of State Lands properties so you can choose wisely which properties you'd like to harvest. You may choose up to 3 properties and the detailed maps for each of your chosen properties will be mailed with your participant card. See the public lands page in the application packet for further instructions.

1.UpperAtchafalayaBasin  2.LowerAtchafalayaBasin  3.CameronParish  4.LafourcheParishOnly  5.Lafourche&TerrebonneParishes  6.St.Mary&TerrebonneParishes  7.PlaqueminesParish



Program Updates

  • 11/5/18: Fur dealers are buying nutria meat this season and maybe fur too! 
    • Pitre Fur Company 985-258-0355 or
    • Perry Fur 318-481-2780 or
    • R.P. Trapping 318-872-4122

  •  11/29/18: Danny Perry of Perry Fur received an order for 30,000 nutria pelts


Have questions? Contact Us

View official program rules and regulations here