LDWF accepting applications for lottery deer and waterfowl hunts

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File photo of youth turkey lottery hunt on Peason Ridge. Courtesy LDWF

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is accepting applications for lottery deer and waterfowl hunts on LDWF Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) for the 2019-20 hunting season.

Lottery hunts for deer and waterfowl will be for persons with disabilities, including veterans, on select WMAs; see the application for selections.

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A general waterfowl lottery hunt will be held on Sherburne WMA.  Lottery hunts for deer and waterfowl will be held for youth, those hunters between the ages of 10-17, on select WMAs. Note that a youth under the age of 10 may apply, provided he or she will be 10 on or before the date of the hunt for which they apply.

Additionally, general deer lottery hunts will be held on select Louisiana Office of State Parks Property; see the application for selections.

These hunts offer the opportunity for selected hunters to experience an enjoyable, unique experience. Details on qualifications, application requirements, application deadlines and dates of the hunts are listed on the application forms.

Successful applications will be selected by a random computer drawing. Applications for the deer lottery hunts must be submitted to LDWF by August 31. Applications for the waterfowl hunts must be submitted by Sept. 28. A $5 administrative fee must be submitted with each application.  Applications and more information may be obtained by contacting your local LDWF field office or by visiting the LDWF web site at http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/hunting/lottery-hunts .

Applications may be delivered in person to Room 442 of the LDWF headquarters building located at 2000 Quail Drive in Baton Rouge or by mail. The mailing address is: Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Wildlife Division, P.O. Box 98000, Baton Rouge, LA 70898-9000.  For more information contact David Hayden ( dhayden@wlf.la.gov ) or Steve Smith ( ssmith@wlf.la.gov ) by email or at 318-487-5885.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is charged with managing and protecting Louisiana’s abundant natural resources. For more information, visit us at www.wlf.la.gov. To receive recreational or commercial fishing email and text alerts, signup at http://www.wlf.la.gov/signup.