2013-14 White Lake W.C.A. Marsh and Rice Field Lottery Hunts Announced

Release Date: 09/13/2013

Sept. 13, 2013 -- The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is now accepting applications for 2013-14 marsh and rice field lottery waterfowl hunts on the White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area (WCA) in Vermilion Parish.

The available dates for rice field hunts are:

Nov. 9, 10, 13, 16, 17, 19, 21, 23, 24, 27, 29 and 30;

Dec. 1, 14, 15, 16, 19, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, and 31; and

Jan. 2, 4, 5, 7, 10, 11, 12, 15, 17, 18, and 19.

Marsh hunts are available on:

Nov. 14, 16, 17, 20, 21, 26 and 30;

Dec. 1, 17, 28, 29 and 30; and

Jan. 6, 8 and 14.

Applicants must be 18 years of age or older and applications for both hunts must be received by 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 11, 2013.

Applications may be obtained by contacting any of LDWF's field offices or by visiting the LDWF website at http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/hunting/lottery-hunts.  Completed applications may be delivered in person to Room 422 of the LDWF Building in Baton Rouge, or by mail.  The mailing address is: La. Department of Wildlife and Fisheries,  P.O. Box 98000, Baton Rouge, LA 70898-9000.  Please note on envelope: Attention: White Lake Marsh (or Rice Field) Lottery Hunt, whichever is applicable.

Each application must include a non-refundable $5 administrative fee. The $5 fee must be paid by a check or money order payable to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. Successful applicants will be notified by mail.

Selected applicants will be allowed two guests for the rice field hunts and one guest for the marsh hunts. An additional payment of $225 will be required for the rice field hunts and $350 for the marsh hunts.

For more information on White Lake WCA marsh and rice field lottery waterfowl hunts, contact Wayne Sweeney at 337-536-9400 or wsweeney@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.