Sept. 16, 2014 -- The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is now accepting applications for 2014-15 marsh and rice field waterfowl lottery hunts on White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area (WCA) in Vermilion Parish.
Marsh hunts are available on:
Nov. 20, 24, 26, 29 and 30;
Dec. 22, 23, 27 and 28; and
Jan. 5, 13 and 15.
Rice field hunts are available on:
Nov. 15, 16, 19, 22, 23, 25, 29 and 30;
Dec. 2, 4, 6, 7, 20, 21, 24, 27, 28 and 30; and
Jan. 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 14, 16, 17, 18, 20, 22, 24 and 25.
Applicants must be 18 years of age or older and applications for both hunts must be received by 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 15, 2014.
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 422, Baton Rouge, La., 70808 or by mail to the same address. Please note on 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 a 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.
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.
For more information on White Lake WCA marsh and rice field waterfowl lottery hunts, contact Wayne Sweeney at 337-536-9400, ext. 1, or firstname.lastname@example.org .