Youth Waterfowl Lottery Hunt

Youth Waterfowl Hunt

Youth Waterfowl Lottery Hunt at Red River National Wildlife Refuge

The refuge offers a special opportunity for youth (ages 10-15) to duck hunt on a part of the refuge that is otherwise closed to hunting.  It's a great opportunity for the next generation of outdoorsmen/outdoorswomen to duck hunt in an unique setting.  The application period for all youth waterfowl lottery hunts during the 2018-19 waterfowl season is September 1, 2018 - October 20, 2018.  All applications must be mailed, e-mailed, or delivered to the refuge.  Blinds or decoys will not be provided by the Service for any of these hunts.  There will be 3 individuals chosen and 3 hunt areas open in our sanctuary area on the Bayou Pierre Unit (Yates Tract) for each of the 6 dates.

 2015-16 Youth Waterfowl Lottery HuntThe Youth Waterfowl Lottery Hunt is open to youth that are 10–15 years of age as of November 1, 2018.  The 6 available hunt dates for the 2018-19 season are:  

November 10, 2018  

November 24, 2018

December 15, 2018

December 29, 2018

 January 5, 2019

January 19, 2019


Selected youth, their adult supervisor, and an additional youth guest and adult supervisor are permitted to hunt on these dates in compliance with state law.  Youth hunters must harvest their own limit.  If an additional youth guest is invited, the additional adult supervisor is optional.  

To apply for refuge Lottery Hunts:  

Applications will be accepted September 1, 2018 - October 20, 2018.

Download application here.

Waterfowl Lottery Hunt Application should be mailed, delivered, or emailed ( to: 

Red River National Wildlife Refuge
150 Eagle Bend Point
Bossier City, LA 71112

Applications for ALL youth hunt dates must be received by 3:00 PM, Saturday, October 20, 2018. Successful applicants will be issued their site assignment and permit by October 27, 2018.

No phone applications will be accepted. If the required information is not provided or is illegible, the applicant will be ineligible for the drawing. Individuals submitting more than one application will be disqualified from the drawing.

Successful applicants will be issued a special permit for each hunt they are chosen to participate in. Only successful applicants will be notified by October 27, 2018.