Release Date: 09/04/2006

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) will hold a youth waterfowl hunt on the White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area (WCA) near Gueydan on Nov. 5.  LDWF will sponsor the hunt to provide a quality experience for young waterfowl hunters.

The participants in the hunt will be determined by a lottery drawing.  Applications for the lottery should be submitted to LDWF before close of business on Sept. 29, 2006.  One applicant will be selected from each of the seven geographic LDWF regions in the state and one participant will be selected from the state at large.

Applicants must be under 16 years old.  Selected hunters must be accompanied in the blind by a parent or guardian, though the youth will be the only one permitted to possess a firearm.

Applications may be obtained by contacting LDWF's regional offices or by visiting the LDWF Web site at www.wlf.louisiana.gov.  Completed applications may be delivered in person to Room 461 of the LDWF Building in Baton Rouge, or by mail.  The mailing address is: Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Attention: White Lake Youth Waterfowl Hunt at P.O. Box 98000, Baton Rouge, LA 70898.

2006 White Lake Youth Hunt Application

For more information, contact Wayne Sweeney at 337-479-1894.