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 will open November 20. We accept applications September 3, 2018 - February 28, 2019.

If you participated during the 2017-2018 season, we will automatically mail an application to the address we have on file. If you have never participated before you may print an application - Click here to view or print an application for 2018-2019 season . Or, if you don't have access to a printer, contact us 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 from your CNCP participant card).  Click here to learn more and apply.


If you are interested in learning how to safely and ethically trap furbearers, including nutria, we offer free online trapper education courses and free trapping workshops where you can gain hands-on experience.  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




Have questions? Contact Us

View official program rules and regulations here