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 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 www.michigan.gov/turkey.
"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 www.michigan.gov/huntdrawings. Any leftover licenses will be sold until the quota is met in each hunt unit and hunt period.