North Dakota Spring Turkey Drawing Held, Licenses Remain

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The 2012 spring wild turkey lottery has been held and more than 700 licenses remain in nine units. The governor’s proclamation allows a maximum of two licenses, and hunters who did not apply in the first drawing are also eligible.

Licenses remain in unit 03, Benson and Ramsey counties and a portion of Pierce County; unit 06, Bowman County; unit 19, Grant and Sioux counties and portions of Morton County; unit 25, McHenry County and portions of Pierce and Ward counties; unit 31, Mountrail County; unit 45, Stark County; unit 47, Eddy, Foster, Kidder, Sheridan, Stutsman and Wells counties; unit 51, Burke County and portions of Renville, Bottineau and Ward counties; and unit 99, Mercer and Oliver counties.

Licenses are issued on a first-come, first-served basis beginning March 8. Hunters can download and print an application by accessing the North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s website,, or request an application by calling (701) 328-6300. Online applications will be available March 8. Only North Dakota residents are eligible to apply.

The spring turkey season opens April 14 and continues through May 20.