Release Date: 11/01/2005

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) hosted a successful youth lottery deer hunt on Oct. 29 and 30 on the Atchafalaya Delta Wildlife Management Area (WMA).

The youth hunters harvested a total of 12 deer that included six bucks and does.  Additionally, there were only two participants that did not see a deer while on the deer stand over the two-day hunt.
The weekend brought ideal weather conditions for deer hunting.  Couple that with precise shooting by the young hunters and you have an outstanding youth lottery hunt weekend. LDWF Biologist Cassidy Lejeune said.

On Saturday, Oct. 29, 14 boys and one girl participated in the hunt.  The participants were able to harvest four bucks and two does.  The largest buck had five points and weighed 150 pounds.  On Sunday, Oct. 30, 12 more youth hunters entered the WMA and harvested five deer that included three does and two bucks.

The Atchafalaya Delta WMA was in harms way by both Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, but has recovered to hold this popular youth lottery hunt.

EDITORS: For more information, contact Cassidy Lejeune at 337-373-0032 or