MONTPELIER (AP) - The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department says applications for controlled waterfowl hunting permit are due Sept. 15.

A public drawing to award hunting permits is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 19 at noon at Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area headquarters in Addison. Successful applicants will be notified by mail and must pay a $10 permit fee on the day of the hunt.

Hunting under controlled conditions for ducks at Mud Creek in Alburgh and geese at Dead Creek in Addison has been popular since the early 1970's.

The applications may be downloaded from the department's website, www.vtfishandwildlife . Printed applications will be available at Vermont Fish & Wildlife offices in Montpelier, Essex Junction, Addison, Barre, St. Johnsbury, Springfield and Rutland.