Apply Now for Fall Turkey Hunts

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Hunters seeking one of 4,380 permits for the fall turkey hunt must apply by July 30, according to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

Applications for this year's fall turkey hunt are being accepted at Electronic Licensing System vendors across Minnesota. Fall turkey hunters may apply for one of 4,380 permits to hunt in one of 24 permit areas from Oct. 13-17 or Oct. 20-24. This is a 13 percent increase in available permits compared with 2003.

The application fee is $3. The license costs $18 for residents and $73 for nonresidents. A $5 stamp validation is also required for turkey hunters 18 years of age or older.

The deadline for applications for both the prairie chicken and fall turkey hunts is July 30. Application worksheets and maps of permit areas for both hunts are available on the DNR Web site at Successful applicants will be notified by mail and must purchase their permit at an electronic licensing system vendor.