LDWF opens registration for 2019 Louisiana Youth Hunter of the Year Contest

Did your child have a special hunt this past year? Did they harvest their first game animal or bird? 

Even if it’s just a hunting trip with family and friends, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries wants kids to send in their photos for their male and female Youth Hunter of the Year contest.

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The LDWF and the Louisiana Wildlife Federation are seeking submissions for the 2019 Youth Hunter of the Year contest.

The contest, for the 2019 calendar year, is open to Louisiana boys and girls ages 15 and younger.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and the Louisiana Wildlife Federation are seeking submissions for the 2019 Youth Hunter of the Year contest. The contest, for the 2019 calendar year, is open to Louisiana boys and girls ages 15 and younger. (Source: LDWF)
2016 Youth Hunter Winner Kindal Tonn
2016 Youth Hunter Winner Kindal Tonn
Youth Hunter Winner Lydia Capritto
Youth Hunter Winner Lydia Capritto
2018 Louisiana Female Youth Hunter of the Year
Youth Hunter of the Year female winner Kynlee Buras (right) with father Rusty Buras. (Source: Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries)
Lottery Hunts
Youth hunter and chaperone with a doe and spike harvested during the youth lottery deer hunt. (Courtesy: Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries)
2016 Youth Hunter Winner Seth Gottardi
2016 Youth Hunter Winner Seth Gottardi

 
Youth Hunters of the Year will receive a plaque in recognition of their achievement and a gift certificate from Bowie Outfitters in Baton Rouge. 

The winners will also be recognized at a banquet in May.

The contest is sponsored by the Baton Rouge Chapter of Delta Waterfowl, Andrew Harrison with Harrison Law, LLC, Bowie Outfitters – Baton Rouge and Outdoor Roots.

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To apply, download the registration form on the LDWF web site by clicking here.

Entrants must submit the registration form along with a photograph and story describing the hunt.

Entries must be postmarked by March 14, 2020.

Applications can be sent by mail or submitted electronically.

For more information on this program and how to apply contact Eric Shanks at 337-491-2575 or eshanks@wlf.la.gov or Rebecca Triche at 225-344-6707 or rebecca@lawildlifefed.org.

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