The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF), the Louisiana Wildlife Federation and the Louisiana Outdoor Writers Association are seeking submissions for the 2017 Youth Hunter of the Year contest. The contest, for the 2017 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 Louisiana Outdoor Writers Association conference in August 2018.

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 byJune 15, 2018. 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 or Rebecca Triche at 225-344-6707 or .

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