Youth Hunter of the the Year Contest Returns

The Louisiana Wildlife Federation (LWF), along with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries are encouraging Louisiana hunters 15 years old and younger to enter the 2023 Youth Hunter of the Year competition.

All youth hunters who participated in any hunting activities during 2023 are eligible. This award is about highlighting young hunters enjoying the hunting experience, not about the success of the hunt.

Tickets now available!

Help us celebrate our 2023 Youth Hunters of the Year. One boy and one girl will be honored at our 58th Conservation Achievement Awards Banquet at Boudreaux's Catering in Baton Rouge on April 12, 2024.

Date: April 12, 2024

Time: 6:00 - 7:00 pm Cocktail Reception,  7:00 - 9:00 pm Dinner and Awards Presentation

Location: Boudreaux's Catering - 2647 Government St, Baton Rouge, LA 70806

Individual Ticket: $75

Table of 8: $600

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To enter the 2023 Youth Hunter of the Year contest:

  • Complete and submit nomination form by clicking the button below
  • Submit a short story describing your hunt
  • Submit a photo(s) of your hunt

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Hunter must be a Louisiana resident
  • Hunter must be 15 years old or younger at the time of the hunt
  • The hunt should take place between January and December 2023
  • One entry per youth hunter
  • Short story should be written by the youth 
  • Previous winners are not eligible

Special thanks to our Sponsors: Bowie Outfitters - Baton Rouge, Delta Waterfowl - Baton Rouge Chapter, Andrew Harrison with Harrison Law, LLC.

NOTICE: Parent/guardian signature above grants permission for the Louisiana Wildlife Federation and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) to publish photographs, names, and likenesses of your minor child, for use in the Louisiana Wildlife Federation’s and LDWF’s print, online, social media, and video marketing materials, as well as other publications.


Deadline to Enter: Wednesday, February 7, 2024.

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