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Registration Now Open for 2018 Louisiana Youth Hunter of the Year Contest

Jan 02, 2019 04:02PM ● By Press Release

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF), the Louisiana Wildlife Federation and the Louisiana Outdoor Writers Association are seeking submissions for the 2018 Youth Hunter of the Year contest. The contest, for the 2018 calendar year, is open to Louisiana boys and girls ages 15 and younger. 
Did you have a special hunt this past year? Harvested your first game animal or bird? Maybe just a hunting trip made great by sharing time in the outdoor with family and friends? Regardless, you could be a candidate for our male and female Youth Hunter of the Year contest. 
Youth Hunters of the Year will receive a plaque in recognition of their achievement and a gift certificate from Bowie Outfitters. The two winners will also be recognized at the Governor’s State Conservation Achievement Awards Banquet in April. 

Contest sponsors include Baton Rouge Chapter of Delta Waterfowl, South Louisiana Branch of Quality Deer Management Association, Andrew Harrison with Harrison Law, LLC, Bowie Outfitters - Baton Rouge, and Outdoor Roots.

To apply, download the registration form on the LDWF web site:( ). 

Entrants must submit the registration form along with a photograph and story describing the hunt. Entries must be postmarked by March 9, 2019. Applications can be sent by mail or submitted electronically.
For more information on this program and how to apply contact John Sturgis at 337-948-0255 or [email protected]  or Rebecca Triche at 225-344-6707 or [email protected] . For more information on the Louisiana Wildlife Federation, go to

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is charged with managing and protecting Louisiana’s abundant natural resources. For more information, visit us at