The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is accepting applications for the 2017 turkey season lottery hunts on state wildlife management areas (WMAs). The deadline to submit applications is Feb. 10, 2017.
Regular turkey lottery hunts will be held on nine WMAs this spring. Youth lottery hunts will be held on 11 WMAs.
The application forms for these WMA hunts for adult and youth hunters are now available on the LDWF website at http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/hunting/lottery-hunts. The forms list all lottery hunt dates and locations.
The 2017 wild turkey season will open March 25 on private lands in three designated areas with varying end of season dates as follows: Area A, March 25 – April 23; Area B, March 25 – April 16; and Area C, March 25 – April 9. For a detailed map, go to
The statewide youth and physically challenged hunter weekend for private lands will be March 18-19. To access additional information on turkey season, review the 2016-17 Louisiana Hunting Regulations booklet at http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/regulations.