Seven wildlife management areas across the state are participating in the deer youth lottery hunt program through the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries for the 2015-16 season.

Kids can apply for hunts through the Wildlife Division on Buckhorn, Dewey W. Wills, Floy Ward McElroy, Richard K. Yancey and Sherburne WMAs, as well as Atchafalaya Delta and Point-Aux-Chenes through the department’s Coastal and Non-Game Resources Division.

Applications are available now on the LDWF website by clicking here

Wildlife Division applications are displayed under the “Deer” category, and are for Buckhorn, Dewey W. Wills, Floy Ward McElroy, Richard K. Yancey and Sherburne WMAs only.

The Coastal and Non-Game Resources Division applications are under the “Deer - Coastal WMAs” category, and are for Atchafalaya Delta and Point-Aux-Chenes only.

These hunts are restricted to youth hunters only, who will be selected through a lottery process.

Applications must be received by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 4. The application form, along with a $5 administrative fee payment, must be sent to the specific address listed on the application form. 

For more information on Wildlife Division youth hunts, contact Steve Smith at 225-765-2359 or via email here

For information on Coastal and Non-Game Resources Division youth hunts, contact Lance Campbell at 337-373-0032 or via email here