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LDWF Announces 2019 Alligator Lottery for WMAs

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) will conduct alligator lottery harvests on 19 LDWF Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs), 25 public lakes and one U.S. Army Corp of Engineers (USACE) property Aug. 28-Oct. 3, 2019. Applications are now available and are due by July 5.

Interested participants may print out an application form from LDWF’s website at or request an application by phone at 225-765-2346.

Applications and a non-refundable fee of $5 must be submitted to the address indicated on the application and be postmarked by July 5. Applicants must be legal Louisiana residents and 16 years of age or older. All successful applicants will be required to purchase an alligator hunting license ($25), and will also be required to submit payment of $40 for each alligator tag allocated to the chosen location.

To assist applicants in selecting specific WMAs/public lakes, LDWF has posted the percentage of lottery alligator harvest applicants selected in 2018 by WMA or public lake as well as a map showing the general location of each area on its website at

For more information concerning lottery alligator harvests on LDWF WMAs or public lakes, contact the appropriate LDWF Field Office or email