WHITE LAKE FISHING LOTTERY APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is now accepting
applications to participate in a lottery drawing for fishing permit access to
the White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area (WCA) between March 15 and July 31,
A total of 75 permits will be issued in the lottery drawing and winning
applicants will be notified of their opportunity to purchase a permit for $30.
White Lake WCA is located south of Gueydan in Vermilion Parish.
The area that will be open for fishing will be limited to the Florence Canal
and Oil Field Location canals off of the Florence Canal. There will be no
fishing in any of the WCAís marsh areas or in the main camp canal or other
areas that are marked "NO FISHING." Successful applicants will be
provided a map of the fishing area. Boats used by permitees will be limited to
the use of motors with 40 horsepower or less. Additional rules and regulations
are outlined in an attachment to the application.
A non-refundable administrative fee of $5 must accompany each completed
application in the form of a check or money order made payable to the Louisiana
Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. Only one application per person will be
accepted, and submitting more than one application will be considered grounds
for disqualification. Completed applications must be received by LDWF by close
of business on Feb. 20, 2008.
Applications may be mailed to: Department of Wildlife and Fisheries,
Attention: White Lake Fishing, P.O. Box 98000, Baton Rouge, LA 70898. They may
also be turned in to Room 461 of the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
Headquarters Building, located at 2000 Quail Drive in Baton Rouge. Persons
interested in obtaining an application may call the department at 225-765-2806
or download a copy from the departmentís Web site at www.wlf.louisiana.gov.