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Lake Ophelia NWR 17,500 Acres: Avoyelles Parish

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service would like to announce the first annual Lottery Youth Turkey hunt for 2013 on the Lake Ophelia NWR located in Avoyelles Parish, approximately 15 miles northeast of Marksville. The hunt will be by lottery drawing for youth’s age 12 to 15. Applications can be obtained from the local NWTF Chapter, Bayou Longbeards and Refuge Office. The drawing will be lottery, which will give each applicant an equal chance to be selected. There will be four youths and two alternates selected. The hunt will take place on Saturday, March 16, 2013 in accordance with the Refuge and LDWF state regulations. The local NWTF Chapter, Bayou Longbeards, will be available to guide any selected youth. This youth turkey hunt is not currently listed in the Lake Ophelia NWR Hunting & Fishing Regulations 2012-2013. The Refuge will have certain areas that will be closed from 4 am – 12 noon on Saturday, March 16, 2013 for the purpose of this youth hunt. This will be a onetime access hunt for that morning only. The application period will be from January 28-February 15, 2013 and all applications must be received by close of business on February 15 in order to qualify for the drawing. There will be a public drawing on February 20, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. located at the Refuge Headquarters, 401 Island Road, Marksville, LA. The selected youths will be notified by the local NWTF Chapter, Bayou Longbeards. For further information please call NWTF President Jessica Hayes at 318-240-1540 or visit/call 318-253-4238: Central Louisiana Refuge Complex, 401 Island Road, Marksville, LA.
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So this will not effect the WMA lottery hunt? And if already sent out forms for the youth lottery WMA hunts we can still apply for this one as well?

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So this will not effect the WMA lottery hunt? And if already sent out forms for the youth lottery WMA hunts we can still apply for this one as well?

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No it will not effect WMA Lottery. Yes you can apply for this one however if chosen for certain WMA youth Lottery they maybe on the same day.
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