Anglers reel in a pass; old licenses accepted this weekend
KILLIAN - Expired fishing licenses will be honored this weekend after a licensing malfunction, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced Friday.
Since the system was down for an extended period of time Thursday, anglers were not able to get a 2015-2016 license. The department apologized and posted on its Facebook, 2014-2015 licenses will be honored through the July 4th Weekend.
"Everybody is doing family things; they're going to the beach, they're going crabbing, they're doing a family outing...so they want to be legal," store owner Lorette Bell said.
Bell told Lafayette-area ABC affiliate KATC, numerous customers were not able to update their license.
"The past 24 hours... Has been disastrous," she said on Friday.
Fishing licenses expired July 30th.
The system was back up and running Friday.
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