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Wildlife agents prepare for youth hunts in Louisiana wildlife management areas

Lottery applications for youth hunts now being accepted (source: wlf.la.gov) Lottery applications for youth hunts now being accepted (source: wlf.la.gov)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WVUE) -

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is accepting applications for youth lottery hunts for deer, waterfowl and squirrel to be held on various LDWF Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) during the 2016-17 hunting season.

Youth lottery deer hunts will be held on Buckhorn, Dewey W. Wills, Floy Ward McElroy, Richard K. Yancey and Sherburne WMAs.  Youth lottery waterfowl hunts will be held on Bayou Pierre, Russell Sage and Sherburne WMAs.  A youth lottery squirrel hunt will be held on Floy Ward McElroy WMA.

These hunts are restricted to youth hunters only, to be selected through the lottery application process. These hunts offer the opportunity for selected hunters to experience an enjoyable, high-quality experience on these WMAs.

Details on the qualifications, application requirements, application deadlines and dates of the hunts are listed on the application forms.

Successful applicants will be selected by a random computer drawing. Applications for the lottery must be submitted to LDWF by the deadline listed on the application. 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..

Applications may be delivered in person to Room 442 of the LDWF headquarters building located at 2000 Quail Dr. 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 Steve Smith at 225-765-2359.

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