White Lake W.C.A. 2014 Teal Season Hunting Report
White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area (WLWCA) teal season lottery hunters enjoyed productive hunts over nine dates in September.
“For years, White Lake WCA has offered various types of lottery waterfowl hunting opportunities and teal season participants this year averaged four ducks per effort,” said Wayne Sweeney, WLWCA’s hunt coordinator. “That success was attained even though overall teal numbers in coastal Louisiana were down from the long-term average.”
Six hunters were randomly selected for each lottery spots and each selected hunter was allowed to bring one guest on the hunt. The results for the 105 hunters were as follows:
Marsh and Rice Field Lottery Waterfowl hunt applications for the 2014-15 hunting season are still available via the Department’s web site through Oct. 15, 2014: http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/refuge/lottery-applications .
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) manages WLWCA for a variety of aquatic and wildlife species, but the habitat is especially attractive to waterfowl and wading bird species.
The 71,000-acre WCA in Vermilion Parish, south of Gueydan, requires a managed hydrology to provide a consistent wetland environment for species native to southwest Louisiana. Management of this property includes creating and maintaining sufficient habitat, while also ensuring abundant refuge areas. These management strategies provide substantial wintering waterfowl habitat which enhances hunting opportunities throughout the area.