2013 Louisiana Turkey Regulations, Lottery Hunt Applications Now Available

Release Date: 12/21/2012

Dec. 21, 2012 --The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries’ (LDWF) 2013 Turkey Regulations pamphlet is now available. Hunters can obtain the pamphlet at any hunting license vendor outlet or via the LDWF website.

The 2013 wild turkey season will open March 23 in three designated areas with varying end of season dates as follows: Area A, March 23 - April 21; Area B, March 23 - April 14; and Area C, March 23 - April 7. These areas include similar geographic boundaries utilized in 2012 except for minor additional openings in Pointe Coupee, Ascension and Iberville parishes.

The statewide youth and physically challenged hunter weekend for private lands will be March 16-17. To access additional information, the 2013 Turkey Regulations pamphlet can be viewed at http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/regulations.

The application forms for 2013 Turkey Season WMA lottery hunts for adult and youth hunters are also now available on the LDWF website. Those forms are located at http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/hunting/lottery-hunts.

Changes in the 2013 turkey season include the loss of Bens Creek WMA, Dewey Wills WMA lottery hunts moved earlier in the season, an additional three-day lottery hunt on Union WMA, one-day youth lottery hunts added on the Winn, Catahoula, Caney and Kisatchie Ranger Districts of the Kisatchie National Forest, and an additional one-day youth lottery hunt added to the Pearl River WMA.

For more information, contact Jimmy Stafford at 225-765-2361 or jstafford@wlf.la.gov.

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.