Ely, Minn. The Superior National Forest has announced the deadlines for submission of applications for the lottery for Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness 2005 permits.

To be included in the lottery, applications submitted by mail or
fax must be received by 5 p.m. on Jan. 10, 2005. Applications
submitted online at www.bwcaw.org must be received by 5 p.m. on
Jan. 15, as in previous years. Applications received after the
lottery deadlines will not be processed until Jan. 20, after the
lottery has run.

Beginning Jan. 20, 2005, first-come, first-served wilderness
permit reservations can be made online at www.bwcaw.org, faxed, or
mailed. Reservations may be made by phone beginning Feb. 1, 2005 by
calling the National Recreation Reservation Service toll free at
(877) 550-6777.

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