The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is accepting applications for the 2019 youth waterfowl lottery hunts Nov. 2-3 on White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area (WCA) in Vermilion Parish. Applications for the lottery must be submitted to LDWF before close of business on Sept. 12.
There is no charge for the LDWF-sponsored hunts, which are provided as a quality experience for young waterfowl hunters. Participants in the hunts will be determined by a lottery drawing.
To be eligible, applicants must be between 10-17 years of age on the date of the hunt they select. In addition, all applicants must have a certificate showing they have satisfactorily completed an LDWF approved hunter education course.
Selected hunters must be accompanied in the blind by a parent or guardian although the youth will be the only one permitted to possess a firearm.
Applications can be obtained by contacting any of LDWF’s field offices or by visiting the LDWF website at http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/refuge/lottery-applications. Completed applications may be delivered in person to Room 418 of the LDWF headquarter building at 2000 Quail Drive in Baton Rouge, or sent by mail to:
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
Attention: White Lake Youth Waterfowl Hunt
2000 Quail Drive, Room 418
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
For more information on White Lake WCA youth waterfowl hunts, contact Wayne Sweeney at 337-536-9400, ext. 1 or wsweeney [AT] wlf [DOT] la [DOT] gov.