As part of it’s first annual License to Win! promotion, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries in partnership with the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation awarded five lucky winners for its July saltwater license holder drawing.
Winners drawn on August 1, 2015 include: John Burke, Candice Gussman, Sheila Lapeyrouse, Carla Pratt, Sanford Roy and Timothy Scanio.
The winners were among thousands of names entered when they purchased a 2015-16 recreational saltwater fishing license.
The sweepstakes includes fives monthly prize winners of a YETI Tundra 45 ice chest, Shimano Curado G-Loomis Combo or gift cards from Academy Sports and Outdoors, Texaco and Whole Foods Market.
The License to Win! sweepstakes encourages anglers to provide accurate contact information to participate in a survey (LA Creel) that helps LDWF manage their fishery.
LA Creel is the data-gathering survey that allows LDWF biologists to manage our fisheries at localized levels across the state.
The success of LA Creel will not only allow the Department to better manage fisheries, but will ultimately maximize the amount of fishing opportunities for Louisiana anglers.
This promotion has just begun, so visit your nearest license vendor or go online (www.wildlifelicense.com) to purchase your recreational saltwater license to be eligible for next month’s drawing.
The department will continue to select five winners each month, and one lucky angler will take home the grand prize, a 22 foot bay boat, trailer and motor donated by Venice Marina, Mercury Outboards and Mike Gerald’s Trailer Depot.
Rules and additional information can be found at http://www.fishla.org/license-win-sweepstakes/.