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LDWF Accepting Applications for WMA Lottery Turkey Hunts and White Lake WCA Fishing Lottery for 2020

Jan. 2, 2020 – The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is accepting applications for Wildlife Management Area (WMA) lottery turkey hunts and the White Lake Wildlife Conservation Area (WCA) fishing lottery. The deadline to apply is Feb. 8, 2020.
All lottery applications are now 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 per application. Paper applications will no longer be accepted.
Regular turkey lottery hunts will be held on eight WMAs this spring. Youth lottery hunts will be held on 10 WMAs.  For more information, contact David Hayden at 318-487-5885 or dhayden@wlf.la.gov.
Applications for a lottery drawing for fishing permit access to the White Lake WCA between March 15 and Aug. 15 are also available. A total of 100 permits will be issued following the lottery drawing and winning applicants will be notified of their opportunity to purchase a permit for $40.
White Lake WCA is located south of Gueydan in Vermilion Parish. The area open for fishing will be limited to the Florence Canal and Oil Field Location canals off of the Florence Canal. There will be no fishing in any of the WCA’s marsh areas or in the main camp canal or other areas that are marked “NO FISHING”.  Successful applicants will be provided a map of the fishing area.  Boats used by permittees will be limited to the use of motors with 40 horsepower or less. For more information, contact Wayne Sweeney at 337-536-9400, ext. 1 or wsweeney@wlf.la.gov.

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