Michigan Spring Turkey Licenses on Sale Now Through Feb. 1

   01.19.12

The Department of Natural Resources reminds hunters that spring turkey hunting applications are on sale now through Feb 1.  The application fee is $4.  Hunters may apply for one limited-quota hunting license, or purchase a license for spring turkey Hunt 234, which does not require the $4 application fee.  Applications and licenses may be purchased at any authorized license agent or online at www.michigan.gov/huntdrawings.

The 2012 spring turkey season runs from April 23 through May 31, with hunts lasting from seven to 39 days, depending on the hunt unit. A total of 114,290 licenses are available, including 49,290 general licenses and 65,000 private-land licenses.

Information about spring turkey hunting can be found at www.michigan.gov/turkey.

“Hunters looking for the greatest flexibility should consider Hunt 234, which runs May 7-31 and includes all open areas of the state except the public lands of southernMichigan,” said DNR Upland Game Bird Specialist Al Stewart.

Applicants can check whether they were drawn for a license beginning March 1 at www.michigan.gov/huntdrawings.  Any leftover licenses will be sold until the quota is met in each hunt unit and hunt period.

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