Fall Turkey Application Deadline

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This fall, 78,900 wild turkey permits will be available to hunters. This is a slight increase in permits compared to last fall when 78,750 permits were given out. Permit levels were finalized by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Turkey Advisory Committee after careful consideration of hunter interference rates, previous fall permit levels, recent spring harvests, and predicted spring turkey production. Conservative fall permit levels were established based on a concern over poor production levels this spring as a result of the cool and wet weather.

Hunters are reminded that August 10 is the fall turkey application deadline. The $3 application can be purchased at all ALIS vendors, DNR Service Centers, by calling 1-877-WI-LICENSE, or by applying through the DNR's On Line License Sales Web site.

The fall season is a 30-day season that will run from Oct. 9 through Nov. 7 for all permit holders. This straight season allows for more hunter opportunity and flexibility and differs from the spring season which is divided into six, five-day hunting periods. The fall bag limit is one turkey of any age or sex per hunting approval notice.