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Peason Ridge WMA fall turkey hunt lottery applications open

From the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

-- Applications for fall turkey hunt lottery spots on the Peason Ridge WMA in Vernon Parish are open. The available dates include a three-day and a four-day hunting period Sept. 29, 30 and Oct. 1 and Oct. 2, 3, 4 and 5.  

The 150 available lottery spots will be awarded to 75 hunters for each of the two hunting periods. Only one application per hunter will be accepted and applications can be submitted individually, or as a group, with no more than five applications per group.

Applications and additional details on the application process are available on online at  http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/hunting/lottery-hunts.

Hunters can also obtain applications by making a request in writing to the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Attention: WMA Fall Turkey Lottery Hunt, P.O. Box 98000, Baton Rouge, LA 70898.

Completed applications must be received by close of business on Aug. 22.

A $5 non-refundable administration fee in the form of a check or money order made payable to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries must accompany each application.  All hunters selected will be required to have all required LA hunting licenses, including 2011-12 turkey tags. Turkeys harvested during this fall season count as part of each hunters 2011-12 turkey season bag limit.

Additionally, hunters selected will be required to obtain a Military Clearance Permit from the US Army, provided at no cost by the Fort Polk Game Warden Office.

A drawing will be held in late August and winning applicants will be notified by mail. Lottery permits issued are non-transferable and must be in the hunters possession while on the WMA each day of the hunt.

For more information on the fall turkey hunt lottery, call Jimmy Stafford at (225) 765-2361 or jstafford@wlf.la.gov.

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