June 17, 2015 -- The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) and the Louisiana Outdoor Writers Association (LOWA) are encouraging hunters and anglers 15 years of age or younger to enter the 2014 Youth Hunter of the Year and Youth Angler of the Year Contests. The deadline to enter each contest is June 30, 2015.
Both contests are for Louisiana resident youth 15 years of age or younger and require young hunters or fishermen to submit a story about their experience along with a photo of the hunting or fishing experience. LDWF and LOWA will then select a male and female Youth Hunter of the Year and a male and female Youth Angler of the Year based on the stories and photos that are received.
Visit the LDWF website at http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/hunting/yhrp for information on the 2014 Youth Hunter of the Year Contest and registration form. Visit the LOWA website at http://www.laoutdoorwriters.com/YAA/tabid/159/Default.aspx for information on the 2014 Youth Angler of the Year Contest and registration form.
Youth hunters who participated in any hunting activity during the 2014-15 hunting seasons are encouraged to participate. The Youth Hunter of the Year Contest is about youngsters enjoying a hunting experience, with or without success, and keeping the hunting tradition alive in Louisiana.
Young anglers who enjoyed a fishing experience between July 2014 and June 2015 are eligible for the 2014 Youth Angler of the Year Contest. Big fish stories are not a requirement, but enjoying the day and getting hooked on the sport is the story we want to hear.
The winners will be recognized at the Louisiana Outdoor Writers Conference on Saturday, Aug. 8 in Morgan City. Winners will receive a plaque in recognition of their achievement and an additional prize.
For more information on the Youth Hunter of the Year Contest, contact Scott Durham at 225-765-2351 or firstname.lastname@example.org or David Moreland at 225-978-6552 or email@example.com . For additional information on the Youth Angler of the Year Contest, contact Captain Wendy Billiot at 985-851-7578 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.