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2012 turkey, lottery hunt applications now available

From Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

-- Hunters can now obtain the 2012 Turkey Regulations pamphlet at any hunting license vendor outlet or the LDWF website.

The regulations pamphlet includes changes in the 2012 turkey season framework that provide for a uniform statewide opening†on the fourth Saturday in March.†The season opens March 24 in three designated areas with varying end of season dates:† Area A, March 24 to April 22; Area B, March 24 to April 15; and Area C, March 24 to April 8. The daily bag limit is one gobbler, and the season limit is two gobblers.

Special private land youth hunts for those 17 years of age and younger, and hunts for wheelchair confined hunters, will take place on March 17 and 18 in all areas. The regulations pamphlet also includes turkey season dates for other WMAs, Kisatchie National Forest and National Wildlife Refuges.

The printed version of the 2012 Turkey Regulations does not list the West Bay WMA lottery hunt dates for March and April. Those dates are March 24 and 25, March 31 and April 1, and April 7 and 8.

Dates are listed in the updated 2012 Turkey Regulations document posted online at

The application forms for 2012 Turkey Season WMA lottery hunts for regular and youth hunters are also now available at

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