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Louisiana ending waterproof hunting, fishing licenses

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says it’s had to stop printing waterproof hunting and fishing licenses.

Starting March 15, licenses will be printed on regular printer paper or emailed as a digital copy, the department said in a news release Thursday.

The change was needed because the equipment used to print on waterproof cards is aging, the statement said.

It said digital licenses can be stored on a smart device and used in the field as proof of a valid license. They will be emailed immediately after the purchase, as long as the vendor has the right email address.

Deer and turkey tags must still be printed for use in the field, it said.