Time is running out to apply for a refuge elk hunting permit. The on-line application period to apply for a 2013 Refuge-specific elk hunting permit will close on September 25th. Refuge Spokesperson Lori Iverson says the results of the computerized random draw will be posted on the application web site the following day. When the results of the random draw are posted, the on–line system will continue to be active to allow access to any permits that were not issued during the initial random draw. Any unissued or leftover permits will be available on a first–come, first–served basis. Hunters may initially apply for only one of ten hunt periods, scheduled from October 12th through December 15th.