Applications are now being accepted for the fall turkey lottery hunts to be held in September and October on Peason Ridge Wildlife Management Area, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced.

Available dates include a three-day and a four-day hunting period as follows:

• Sept. 29, 30 and Oct. 1
• Oct. 2-5

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 should be downloaded and mailed to the LA 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.

Additional details on the application process are available on the LDWF Web site at

Hunters selected will be required to have all required Louisiana hunting licenses, including 2011-12 turkey tags.

Turkeys harvested during this fall season count as part of each hunter's 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.

The 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 hunter's possession while on the WMA each day of the hunt.