The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) will accept applications beginning Friday (May 17) until June 25 for waterfowl group hunts for up to 12 hunters per group at White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area (WCA).
The cost of the 2019-20 waterfowl season hunts will be $30,000 for each group and the application form is available on the LDWF website at http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/refuge/lottery-applications. A completed application form and $2,500 deposit must be submitted to LDWF by the close of business June 25.
Interested groups must select one two-day group hunt per application. When selecting dates from those offered (example: Nov. 9-10), it is understood that arrival will be the afternoon before (example: Nov. 8). The two consecutive days of hunting do not include the arrival day, which will be the day before from 3-5 p.m.
LDWF will select one application by random lottery drawing for each hunt offered. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and must submit a separate application for each two-day group hunt they wish to reserve. Applicants can apply for as many as three separate two-day hunts. If multiple applications are submitted, each will require a separate $2,500 deposit.
Applications must be accompanied by a bank draft, money order or other liquid instrument made payable to Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries in the amount of $2,500. If the application is selected, the deposit is non-refundable. The applicant will be notified by mail or e-mail, and will be required to submit the final payment of $27,500 no later than Oct. 15.
PLEASE NOTE: Any unsold hunts after the application deadline will be sold on a first-come first-serve basis. Please contact Wayne Sweeney at 337-536-9400 ext. # 1 or email email@example.com to find out what hunting dates may still be available. A hunt will be considered sold once a deposit and application is received in the LDWF Baton Rouge office at the address referenced in the application.
The fee covers up to 12 hunters and includes the following: Transportation to and from the airport (Jennings, Lake Charles or Lafayette), all food and beverages, two-night stay at the White Lake Lodge, professional hunting and fishing guides, hunting and fishing licenses, steel shot shotgun shells for waterfowl hunts and steel shot for skeet range, the use of shotguns and fishing gear, bird and fish cleaning and packaging.
On the arrival day, hunters will watch a safety film and then be issued hunting and fishing licenses. If time allows, the group will shoot skeet in the late afternoon hours. Day two starts with a morning waterfowl hunt from 6-9:30 a.m. After the hunt, lunch will be served and that afternoon the group can fish or shoot clay targets on the skeet range or sporting clays course. On day three, a morning waterfowl hunt is scheduled from 6-9:30 a.m. and checkout is no later than noon, follwing lunch.
Applications must be mailed or delivered to:
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
Attention: White Lake Group Hunt
2000 Quail Drive, Room 418
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
For more information on White Lake WCA waterfowl group hunts, contact Wayne Sweeney at 337-536-9400, ext. 1, or firstname.lastname@example.org.