Applications are now being accepted for the 2011 youth waterfowl lottery hunts to be held on the White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area in November, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced yesterday (Aug. 16).

The Nov. 5-6 hunts are free, but lottery applications must be submitted before close of business on Sept. 15, LDWF said.

Download applications here or visit any of LDWF's field offices.

One applicant will be selected from each of the Office of Wildlife's seven field office geographic coverage areas, plus one participant will be selected from the state at large.

Applicants must be 15 years of age and younger. Selected hunters must be accompanied in the blind by a parent or guardian, although the youth hunter will be the only one permitted to possess a firearm.

Completed applications may be delivered in person to Room 458 of the LDWF Building in Baton Rouge or mailed to Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Attention: White Lake Youth Waterfowl Hunt at P.O. Box 98000, Baton Rouge, LA 70898.

For more information on White Lake WCA youth waterfowl hunts, contact Wayne Sweeney at 337.479.1894 or sweeneykw@bellsouth.net.