The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) has added Corney Lake in Claiborne Parish and False River in Pointe Coupee Parish to the 2019 alligator lottery harvests. LDWF will conduct lottery harvests on 27 public lakes, 19 Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) and one U.S. Army Corp of Engineers (USACE) property Aug. 28-Oct. 3, 2019.
Applications for the lottery harvests are now available and are due by July 5.
Interested participants may print out an application form from LDWF’s website at www.wlf.louisiana.gov/hunting/lottery-hunts or request an application by phone at 225-765-2346.
Applications and a non-refundable fee of $5 must be submitted to the address indicated on the application and be postmarked by July 5. Applicants must be legal Louisiana residents and 16 years of age or older. All successful applicants will be required to purchase an alligator hunting license ($25), and will also be required to submit payment of $40 for each alligator tag allocated to the chosen location.
To assist applicants in selecting specific WMAs/public lakes, LDWF has posted the percentage of lottery alligator harvest applicants selected in 2018 by WMA or public lake as well as a map showing the general location of each area on its website at www.wlf.louisiana.gov/lottery-alligator-harvest-program.