Where can you hunt alligators in northwest Louisiana? LDWF releases list of locations

Where can you hunt alligators in northwest Louisiana?

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will begin the alligator lottery harvest Aug. 28. It will last until Nov. 2.

According to the LDWF, 22 LDWF Wildlife Management Areas, 28 public lakes and one U.S. Army Corp of Engineers lake will be on this list of properties to conduct the lottery.

Alligator Lottery Harvests starts in August for Louisiana. Here's what you need to know.
Alligator Lottery Harvests starts in August for Louisiana. Here's what you need to know.

But where can northwest Louisianans hunt?

  • Caddo Lake

  • Cross Lake

  • Wallace Lake

  • Ivan Lake

  • Bodcau Wildlife Management Area

  • Cypress/ Black Bayou Lake

  • Lake Bistineau

  • Lake Claiborne

  • Corney Lake

  • Kepler Lake

  • Black Lake

  • Caney Lake

  • Saline Lake

To check out all the properties where you can hunt alligators, visit www.wlf.louisiana.gov/assets/Hunting/Alligator/Files/lottery_choices.pdf.

Caddo Lake at sunset by Timothy Frederick
Caddo Lake at sunset by Timothy Frederick

Before hunting gators, LDWF said hunters must apply for the alligator lottery. Applications are due June 23.

To apply, visit www.louisianaoutdoors.com/lottery-applications. Once there, click on the Lottery Applications tab, update or create customer details similar to purchasing a license and submit an application.

There will be a $5 application fee and a $3.50 transaction fee. Only one alligator lottery application may be submitted per customer. Applicants must be legal Louisiana residents and 16 years or older.

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Makenzie Boucher is a reporter with the Shreveport Times. Contact her at mboucher@gannett.com.

This article originally appeared on Shreveport Times: Where to hunt alligators in northwest Louisiana, how to apply

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