L.D.W.F. Accepting Applications for Wildlife Management Area Lottery Hunts

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is accepting applications for lottery hunts to be held on several Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) this upcoming hunting season.

LDWF is sponsoring the hunts to provide a quality outdoor experience for various hunters.  Disabled veterans, youth and physically challenged hunters, as well as the general public can apply for WMA hunting opportunities including deer, duck and squirrel.

The WMAs offering these hunts include: Bayou Pierre, Buckhorn, Camp Beauregard, Dewey Wills, Floy McElroy, Richard K. Yancey, Sabine, Sherburne and Ouachita.

Successful applicants will be selected by a randomized computer drawing.  Applications for the lottery must be submitted to LDWF before close of business on the date listed on the application. Rules and regulations pertaining to the hunts are also included on the application. A $5 administrative fee must be submitted with each application.

Applications and more information may be obtained by contacting your local LDWF field office or by visiting the LDWF Web site at The applications for Bayou Pierre WMA lottery hunts will be available Aug. 8.

Applications may be delivered in person to Room 442 of the LDWF Headquarters Building located at 2000 Quail Dr. in Baton Rouge or by mail.  The mailing address is: Wildlife Division WMA Lottery Hunts, Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, P.O. Box 98000, Baton Rouge, LA 70898-9000.

For more information, contact Steve Smith at or 225-765-2359 or 318-487-5885.