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


Application

The 2019-2020 season will open November 20, 2019

 

Registration will begin September 2019


Applications for the 2019-2020 season will be available September 2019. If you registered for the 2018-2019 season, we will mail an application to the address we have on file.

 

If you did not register for the 2018-2019 season or have never before registered, we will post applications for the 2019-2020 season here in September. You may also contact us (link at bottom of page) to add you to the mailing list to receive an application when they are available.

 

Night time harvest of nutria is 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 instructions).  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


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

  • 1/15/19: Documentary about nutria in Louisiana and the CNCP featuring LDWF biologist and creator of the CNCP, the late Edmond Mouton. Watch the full film at pbs.org

 

Have questions about the program or application? Contact Us

View official program rules and regulations here