LDWF Accepting Applications for 2022 WMA Turkey Hunts Lottery, White Lake WCA Fishing Lottery

Published 7:30 am Sunday, January 16, 2022

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The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is accepting applications for Wildlife Management Area (WMA) lottery turkey hunts and the White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area (WCA) fishing lottery. The deadline to apply is Feb. 8.

All lottery applications are now only available on the LDWF website at https://louisianaoutdoors.com/lottery-applications. Those wanting to apply should click update or create their customer details similar to purchasing a license and then submit an application. There is a $5 application fee and a $5 transaction fee per application. Paper applications will not be accepted.

Regular lottery turkey hunts will be held on eight WMAs this spring. Youth lottery hunts will be held on nine WMAs. For more information, contact David Hayden at dhayden@wlf.la.gov or 318-487-5353.

Applications for a lottery drawing for fishing access to the White Lake WCA between March 15-Aug. 15 are also available. A total of 100 fishing access permits will be issued following the lottery drawing and winning applicants will be notified of their opportunity to purchase a permit for $40.

Boats used by permittees will be limited to the use of motors with 40 horsepower or less. Additional rules and a map are available on the LDWF website at https://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/page/white-lake-lotteries. For more information, contact Schuyler Dartez at sdartez@wlf.la.gov  or 337-536-6061.