White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area 2017-18 Marsh and Rice Field Waterfowl Lottery Hunts Announced

Release Date: 08/16/2017

Baton Rouge -- The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is now accepting applications for 2017-18 marsh and rice field waterfowl lottery hunts on White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area (WCA) in Vermilion Parish.

Marsh hunts are available on:

November 16, 25, 26 and 28;

December 21, 23, 29 and 30;

January 9 and 16.

Rice field hunts are available on:

November 11, 12, 15, 17, 18, 19, 22, 25, 26, 29 and 30;

December 2, 3, 16, 17, 20, 23, 27, 29 and 30;

January  3, 6, 7, 10, 13, 14, 17, 19, 20, and 21.

Applicants must be 18 years of age or older and applications for both hunts must be received by 4:30 p.m. on September 20, 2017.

Applications may 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 the LDWF headquarters building at 2000 Quail Drive, Room 418, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 70808 or by mail to the same address. Please note on the envelope: Attention: White Lake Marsh (or Rice Field) Lottery Hunt, whichever is applicable.

Each application must include a non-refundable $5 administrative fee. The $5 fee must be paid by check or money order payable to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. Successful applicants will be notified by mail.

Selected applicants will be allowed two guests for the rice field hunts and one guest for the marsh hunts. An additional payment of $225 will be required for the rice field hunts and $350 for the marsh hunts.

For more information on White Lake WCA marsh and rice field waterfowl lottery hunts, contact Wayne Sweeney at 337-536-9400, ext. 1, or wsweeney@wlf.la.gov .

The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is charged with managing and protecting Louisiana's abundant natural resources. For more information, visit us at www.wlf.louisiana.gov on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ldwffb or follow us on Twitter @LDWF.