LDWF Accepting Applications for 2022-23 WMA Waterfowl Game Lottery

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is accepting applications for the LDWF Wildlife Management Areas (WMA) waterfowl lottery for the 2022-2023 hunting season. The deadline to apply is September 30.

A lottery search for disabled veterans will be held at Sherburne WMA; see application for instructions. A general waterfowl lottery hunt will be held in the Bayou Pierre and Sherburne WMAs.

There will also be youth waterfowl lottery hunts, ages 10-17, at the Bayou Pierre and Sherburne WMAs. Please note that a youth under the age of 10 may apply as long as she is 10 years old on or before the date of the hunt for which she applies.

All lottery applications are available on the LDWF website at https://louisianaoutdoors.com/lottery-applications. Those who wish to apply must click update or create their customer data similar to purchasing a license and then submit an application. There is a $5 application fee and a $5 transaction fee per application. Paper applications will not be accepted.

These hunts offer selected hunters the opportunity to live a unique and enjoyable experience. Details of qualifications, application requirements, application deadlines and hunt dates are set forth in the application instructions for each lottery.

For more information, contact David Hayden at [email protected] or 318-487-5353.