LDWF accepting lottery applications for turkey hunts, fishing 

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) reminds the public that it is accepting applications for Wildlife Management Area lottery turkey hunts and the White Lake Wetlands Conservation Are fishing lottery.

Deadline to apply is February 8.

All lottery applications are available on the LDWF website. Those wanting to apply should lick update or create their customer details similar to purchasing a license and then submit and applications. There is a $5 application fee and a $5 transaction fee per applications. Paper applications will not be accepted.

Regular turkey lottery 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 318-487-5353.

Applications for a lottery drawing for fishing access to the White Lake WCA 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 purchases 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. For more information, contact Schuyler Dartez at 337-536-6061.

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