Monday, January 7, 2013

Michigan Turkey Permits on sale thru Feb 1

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
The 2013 spring turkey season runs from April 22 through May 31, with hunts lasting from seven to 39 days, depending on the hunt unit. Hunters may purchase a license for just one hunt. 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
"Hunters looking for the greatest flexibility should consider Hunt 234, which runs May 6-31 and includes all open areas of the state except the public lands of southern Michigan," said DNR upland game bird specialist Al Stewart.
Applicants can - beginning March 1 - check whether they were drawn for a license at Any leftover licenses will be sold until the quota is met in each hunt unit and hunt period.