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    Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge offers fishing opportunities at both the Gibbstown Unit as well as the East Cove Unit.

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    Hunting is one of the most popular activities at Cameron Prairie. Here is all the information you need to start your hunting adventure!

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NEWS RELEASE - Refuge Youth and Senior Lottery Waterfowl Hunts

The Southwest Louisiana National Wildlife Refuge Complex has two Lottery Drawn Waterfowl Hunt opportunities on Cameron Prairie refuge. The application period for all lottery waterfowl hunts is September 1-30, 2018. All applications must be mailed or delivered to Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge.

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Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge Youth and Senior Lottery Waterfowl Hunt Area changed to Experimental Youth and Senior Walk-in Hunt Area

Beginning this fall Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge’s Unit B, former lottery waterfowl hunt area, is now open as an experimental youth and senior walk-in waterfowl hunt area. It will be available for hunting during the September Teal season and the Louisiana Coastal zone duck and coot season on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. All refuge waterfowl hunt regulations apply. All hunt parties must include at least one youth or senior participant. Hunt party members must be within normal audible voice contact and in direct line of sight of each other. Seniors are defined as adults 55 years of age and older; youth are defined as individuals 17 years of age or younger. Parking is available along Mermentau River Road (see map in hunt brochure) and designated refuge parking areas. Only vehicles without trailers are permitted. ATV use and blocking gates and driveways are prohibited. Hand carried, hand launched non-motorized watercraft may be used.

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Southwest Louisiana Friends Group


Friends of SWLA NWR & Wetlands is a non-profit organization of volunteers committed to the support of the Refuge System.

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Southwest Louisiana National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Southwest Louisiana National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

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National Wildlife Refuge System


The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America's fish, wildlife, and plants.

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