Deadline approaching for Fort McCoy turkey apps

Published On: Jan 29 2012 11:29:02 AM CST   Updated On: Jan 29 2012 11:29:44 AM CST

FORT McCOY, Wis. (AP) -- People have about three more weeks to submit applications to hunt turkeys on a western Wisconsin military base this spring.

Fort McCoy will accept applications through Feb. 17. Hunters the state Department of Natural Resources has selected to participate in Wisconsin's statewide spring turkey hunt aren't eligible.

Applications are available at the fort's website, and at the fort's welcome center. People must submit them to the fort's permit sales office. Successful applicants can purchase their permits through any authorized DNR agent throughout the state or through the DNR's online licensing center.

The fort's six-period season begins in mid-April and runs through mid-May.