Leftover Fall 2011 Wisconsin Wild Turkey Permits go on Sale August 27

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Remaining permits for the 2011 fall turkey hunting season will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis starting at noon on Saturday, August 27.

In total, 95,700 permits were available for the fall 2011 turkey season. There were 41,332 permits issued to hunters who applied by the August 1 application deadline, leaving 54,368 permits available after the drawing for over-the-counter sales. Postcard notifications will be sent to all other customers who were awarded a permit. Permits will be mailed to conservation patrons who were awarded a permit in the drawing. Hunters interested in finding out their results sooner can also check their permit status by using the Online Licensing Center.

Hunters interested in picking up leftover, or over-the-counter, turkey permits should check the turkey zone map [PDF] to verify where they want to hunt and then check the turkey leftover permit availability page to see if permits are available for the zone in which they wish to hunt.

Leftover turkey permit will continue until all permits are sold or the turkey season comes to an end. Hunters are limited to purchasing one leftover permit per day, although there is no limit on the total number of permits that an individual hunter can purchase.

All of the available leftover permits are for turkey management zones 1-5; there were no leftover permits available for zones 6 or 7 after the initial drawing.

The fee for leftover turkey permits is $5 for 10 and 11 year olds, $10 for residents and $15 for non-residents. All permit buyers will also be required to pay the fall turkey license and stamp fees, unless they have previously purchased the license and stamp or are a 2011 Conservation Patron License holder. Residents and non-residents will have equal opportunity to purchase over-the-counter permits. Purchasing these permits will not affect preference point status for future spring or fall turkey permit drawings.

Leftover fall turkey permits can be purchased through the Online Licensing Center on the DNR website, at all authorized license agents, at DNR Service Centers (Hours for service centers vary; check the DNR website for service center days and hours of operation; DNR Service Centers are not open on Saturdays), or by calling toll-free 1-877-LICENSE (1-877-945-4236).