Remaining permits for the 2012 fall turkey hunting season will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25 and can be purchased online, in person, or by telephone.

The permit drawing for the 2012 fall turkey season was recently completed, and postcards are being mailed to those hunters who successfully drew a tag.  Hunters can also check their permit status by going to http://dnr.wi.gov/ and selecting Online License Center under the Quick Tasks header.

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

Leftover turkey permit sales 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 also will be required to purchase a fall turkey license and stamp unless they have previously purchased the license and stamp or are a 2012 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.

In addition to the Online License Center, remaining fall turkey permits can be purchased through an authorized license agent, at DNR service centers (hours for service centers vary; check the DNR website for service center days and hours of operation), or by calling toll-free 1-877-LICENSE (1-877-945-4236).

Fall Wild Turkey Season Dates & Reminders

  • September 15 through November 15

2012 Fall Wild Turkey Extended Season Dates for Zones 1-5 ONLY

  • November 26 through December 31

Image courtesy Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

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