Turkey Hunting News

Increase in Wild Turkey Hunting Permits to be Proposed
The biggest increase in wild turkey hunting permits ever proposed in Utah will be recommended by Division of Wildlife Resources biologists at public meetings in September. People are encouraged to attend the meetings and provide their input and suggestions.
Fall Turkey Drawing Held
The drawing for fall turkey licenses was held Aug. 24 and licenses are still available in four limited quota areas. The remaining licenses are currently available as processed to both residents and nonresidents through the Game and Fish Department’s Cheyenne office.
Fall Turkey Licenses Available
The 2004 fall wild turkey lottery has been held and 2,565 licenses remain in 15 units. Licenses are issued on a first-come, first-served basis, and are available to hunters who do not already have a license, or for those who want additional licenses, reports Carrie Whitney, licensing supervisor for the North Dakota Game and Fish Department.
Fall Turkey Application Period Underway
Hunters are alerted the fall turkey application period is underway and applications must be received at the Game and Fish Department’s Cheyenne office by 5 p.m. Aug. 16. Like last spring, a general license allows turkey hunters to hunt in any general license area. Turkey licenses cost residents $12 and nonresidents $60.
Fall Turkey Application Deadline
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. 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, or by applying through the DNR's Online License Sales.
Fall Turkey Application Deadline
The fall turkey special permit application deadline is August 2nd. Applicants must mail their application and a $3 nonrefundable drawing fee to the Regional FWP offices offering the turkey hunting permits. Successful applicants must purchase a fall turkey license which is $5 for residents and $115 for nonresidents.
Leftover Fall Turkey Permit Sales
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection's Division of Fish and Wildlife will offer leftover fall turkey permits at selected Division offices throughout the state beginning Monday, September 27, 2004. This special over-the-counter sale will enable hunters who did not apply for a permit, were not selected in the lottery, or who wish to obtain an extra permit an opportunity to do so.
Deadline Approaching for Prairie Chicken & Fall Turkey Hunts
Hunters seeking to apply for the 2004 Minnesota prairie chicken season or the fall turkey hunt are reminded that they need to do so by July 30 at any one of 1,800 Electronic Licensing System (ELS) vendor locations statewide.
Commission Authorizes Unlimited Fall Turkey Hunting Permits
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission authorized the issuance of an unlimited number of fall turkey hunting permits for both the 2004 fall turkey archery and shotgun hunting seasons and set season dates at a July 8 meeting in Lincoln.
Fall Turkey Applications Due July 7
Applications for this fall's turkey season must be in the mail and postmarked before midnight July 7, reminds Carrie Whitney, licensing supervisor for the North Dakota Game and Fish Department. Prospective hunters can submit a lottery application online at the game and fish internet website, discovernd.com/gnf, or by calling 1-800-406-6409.