Applications are now being accepted for marsh and rice field lottery waterfowl hunts on the White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area in Vermilion Parish.

Selected applicants will be allowed two guests for the rice field hunts and one guest for the marsh hunts. In addition to a non-refundable $5 administrative fee to apply, successful applicants will pay an additional $225 for the rice field hunts and $350 for the marsh hunts, according to a press release. 

The available dates for rice field hunts are:

Nov. 9, 10, 13, 16, 17, 19, 21, 23, 24, 27, 29 and 30

Dec. 1, 14, 15, 16, 19, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, and 31

Jan. 2, 4, 5, 7, 10, 11, 12, 15, 17, 18, and 19

Marsh hunts are available on:

Nov. 14, 16, 17, 20, 21, 26 and 30

Dec. 1, 17, 28, 29 and 30

Jan. 6, 8 and 14.

Applications for both hunts must be received by 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 11, and all applicants must be at least 18. Successful applicants will be notified by mail.

You can obtain an application by clicking here, or by visiting any of LDWF’s field offices.

The non-refundable $5 administrative fee must accompany the application and be paid by check or money order and made payable to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

Completed applications may be delivered in person to Room 422 of the LDWF Building in Baton Rouge, or by mail.  

The mailing address is: La. Department of Wildlife and Fisheries,  P.O. Box 98000, Baton Rouge, LA 70898-9000.  Please note on envelope: Attention: White Lake Marsh (or Rice Field) Lottery Hunt, whichever is applicable.

For more information on White Lake WCA lottery waterfowl hunts, contact Wayne Sweeney at 337-536-9400 or wsweeney@wlf.la.gov.