LDWF Announces 2021 White Lake WCA Youth, Marsh and Rice Field Waterfowl Lottery Hunts

Published 10:49 am Tuesday, August 3, 2021

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The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) will conduct two youth waterfowl lottery hunts, thirty marsh waterfowl lottery hunts and thirty rice field waterfowl lottery hunts on White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area (WCA) in Vermilion Parish. The deadline to apply is Aug. 31.

All lottery applications are only available on the LDWF website at https://la-web.s3licensing.com/. Those wanting to apply should click on the Lottery Applications tab, update or create their customer record similar to purchasing a license and then submit an application. There is a $5 application fee and a $2 transaction fee. Only one application per hunt type may be submitted per customer. Successful applicants will be notified via email and there are additional award fees if you are selected for the marsh and rice field waterfowl lottery hunts. Youth waterfowl lottery hunts do not have any additional award fee.

The youth waterfowl lottery hunts will take place on Nov. 6-7. Only youths 10-17 years of age the day of the hunt are eligible. Youths 16-17 years of age must comply with hunting license requirements. Applicants can only be selected for one White Lake WCA youth waterfowl lottery hunt but can apply to both dates to increase their chances of being selected. This is a non-transferable hunt and each youth lottery winner is required to bring one parent or guardian. Hunter Safety Certification is required of selected applicants to participate in the hunt. Hunters will be transported to pit blinds in the marsh by a guide that will call and retrieve downed waterfowl.

The marsh and rice field waterfowl lottery hunts will take place on the following dates:

Nov. 13, 14, 15, 17, 19, 20, 22, 23, 27, 29, 30

Dec. 2, 4, 5, 18, 19, 21, 22, 28, 29

Jan. 10, 11, 14, 15, 19, 21, 22, 25, 29, 30.

Applicants must be 18 years old prior to the date of the hunt in order to apply. Successful applicants will be notified by email and are required to submit an additional payment. Award fees for marsh waterfowl lottery hunts are $350 and rice field waterfowl lottery hunts are $225 (plus $2 transaction fee for each award). Each successful applicant will be allowed to bring one additional hunter as a guest on marsh hunts and two additional guests on rice field hunts. All hunters must have appropriate licenses.

Individuals are only allowed to attend each type of White Lake WCA lottery hunt once per season as a successful applicant or as a guest, not both.

For more information concerning lottery activities on White Lake WCA, please see the lottery information webpage https://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/page/white-lake-lotteries or contact Schuyler Dartez at 337-536-6061 or sdartez@wlf.la.gov.