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


The 2017-2018 season is closed. 

In September, we will post applications for the 2018-2019 season that will begin November 20, 2018.  If you participated during the 2017-2018 season, we will automatically mail an application to the address we have on file.

Night time harvest of nutria is now allowed throughout the CNCP season on private property, but you must receive the free permit first.  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.



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View official program rules and regulations here