Spring turkey application results available; leftover licenses go on sale March 17
Though the weather is decidedly wintry, spring is coming and with it the turkey hunting season. The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds hunters to check their spring turkey drawing results and the availability of leftover licenses, now online at www.michigan.gov/huntdrawings.
Leftover spring turkey licenses go on sale to unsuccessful license applicants at 10 a.m. Monday, March 10. Licenses go on sale to all other hunters, including those who did not participate in the application process, at 10 a.m. Monday, March 17. Leftover licenses will be sold until quotas are met.
“Hunters looking for the greatest flexibility may wish to purchase a Hunt 234 license, which will be available March 17 at 10 a.m.,” said DNR upland game bird specialist Al Stewart. “The Hunt 234 license is valid from May 5-31 and includes all open areas of the state except the public lands of southern Michigan. New this year, hunters may purchase Hunt 234 through May 31.”
Hunting licenses can be purchased online at www.mdnr-elicense.com. Hunters may purchase only one spring turkey license in a season.
In 2013, Michigan hunters harvested more than 30,000 turkeys, making Michigan one of the top seven turkey-hunting states in the country. In addition, opinion surveys show the majority of hunters were satisfied with their spring turkey hunting experience.
Information about spring turkey hunting can be found on the DNR website at www.michigan.gov/turkey.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is committed to the conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the state’s natural and cultural resources for current and future generations. For more information, go towww.michigan.gov/dnr.
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