Deadline for Youth Hunter, Angler of the Year honors is June 30, LDWF says

Contests open to Louisiana residents 15 and younger

Young hunters and anglers are encouraged to write a short story about their outdoor experiences and participate in the 2014 Youth Hunter and Angler of the Year contests, but the deadline to enter is Tuesday, June 30.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and the Louisiana Outdoor Writers Association will select a male and female hunter and angler from all entries. Both contests are open to Louisiana residents 15 and younger, and applicants must submit a photo of their outdoor experience as well as write a short story about the activity.

Youth hunters who participated in any hunting activity during the 2014-15 hunting seasons are encouraged to participate.  The Youth Hunter of the Year contest is about youngsters enjoying a hunting experience — with or without success — and keeping the hunting tradition alive in Louisiana.

Young anglers who enjoyed a fishing experience between July 2014 and June 2015 are eligible for the 2014 Youth Angler of the Year contest. Big fish stories are not a requirement, but enjoying the day and getting hooked on the sport is what judges are looking for.

The winners will be recognized at the Louisiana Outdoor Writers Conference on Saturday, Aug. 8 in Morgan City. Winners will receive a plaque in recognition of their achievement and an additional prize.

For information on the Hunter of the Year contest and a registration form, click here.

For information on the Angler of the year contest and a registration form, click here.

For more information on the Youth Hunter of the Year Contest, contact Scott Durham at 225-765-2351 or sdurham@wlf.la.gov, or David Moreland at 225-978-6552 or heflinroots@hotmail.com .  For additional information on the Youth Angler of the Year Contest, contact Captain Wendy Billiot at 985-851-7578 or captainwendy@bayouwoman.com.

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