Release Date: 08/22/2006

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is now accepting applications for the Bayou Pierre Wildlife Management Area (WMA) lottery waterfowl hunts. 

Applications will be accepted until October 6.   Each successful applicant along with no more than two guests will be permitted to hunt waterfowl for one weekend (Saturday and Sunday) on the Desoto Tract of Bayou Pierre WMA.  The hunt dates are Dec. 16-17 and Dec. 23-24.  The Desoto Tract of the WMA is that portion west of Bayou Pierre, located in Desoto Parish. 

Two applicants will be selected by computer for each weekend.  Hunters wanting to apply for the drawing can obtain an application from any Wildlife Division regional office or at LDWF's Web site:

A $5.00 administrative fee is charged per application.  Applications must be accompanied by a check or money order made payable to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.  The administrative fee is non-refundable.

Bayou Pierre WMA encompasses 2,212 acres of former agricultural fields and is located in Red River and Desoto Parishes approximately 20 miles south of Shreveport.  In addition to the managed waterfowl areas on the Desoto Tract, LDWF manages approximately 100 acres in dove fields and has reforested several hundred acres in hardwoods.  A 160 acres moist soils unit (refuge) has also been developed to provide habitat for resident and migrating waterfowl and shorebirds. 

Archery-only deer hunting, small game hunting and year-around bird watching opportunities are available on the WMA.   Anyone wanting additional information about the lottery hunt or Bayou Pierre WMA can refer to the 2006-07 Hunting Regulations pamphlet or the LDWF Web site at  They can also contact Steve Hebert at 318-371-3050 or

2006 Bayou Pierre Waterfowl Lottery Hunt Application

For more information, contact Steve Hebert at 318-371-3050 or