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LDWF currently accepting bids for leases on White Lake WCA

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Posted at 2:00 PM, Sep 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-23 15:00:13-04

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is accepting bids for three tracts of property on White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area (WCA) in Vermilion Parish. The bid deadline is Oct. 7.

Available tracts include:

Tract H- 611 acres for the sole purpose of grazing cattle, alligator trapping and maintaining a single campsite location;

Tract I- 18,545 acres for the sole purpose of recreational waterfowl and other game bird hunting, deer hunting, rabbit hunting, recreational reptile and amphibian harvest and one campsite location;

Tract J- 640 acres for the sole purpose of recreational waterfowl and other game bird hunting, deer hunting, rabbit hunting and recreational reptile and amphibian harvest
Bid documents, a draft lease agreement, maps and other information can be found on the White Lake WCA website at https://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/page/white-lake-wetlands-conservation-area).

The bids will be publicly opened and read at the LDWF Headquarters, 2000 Quail Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70708, via Zoom, on Oct. 7 at 10 a.m. Interested parties are encouraged to view the bid opening at: https://wlf-la.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UqrOx2buTwu0afpCFyAdug.

White Lake WCA is a self-sustaining property; it operates without any state tax dollars. Revenue is generated on the property through alligator and alligator egg harvest, lottery waterfowl hunts, lottery fishing permits, and leases for agriculture, hunting, fishing and other surface uses. BP Amoco maintains mineral rights for the entire property, so the property does not receive any funding from oil and gas production, exploration or mineral leases, according to LDWF.

For more information concerning White Lake WCA leases, contact Schuyler Dartez at 337-536-6061 or sdartez@wlf.la.gov.

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