MADISON — Hunters who were successful in the fall turkey permit drawing are receiving notification in the mail this week.
Hunters can also check their status online by logging into their accounts at GoWild.WI.Gov. A fall turkey license needs to be purchased, along with the turkey stamp, unless the stamp was purchased for the spring turkey hunt. Conservation Patron license holders already have their fall turkey license and stamp privileges and they will receive their fall turkey permits in the mail.
All remaining fall turkey permits will go on sale Saturday, Aug. 27 at 10 a.m. Leftover permits can be purchased at a rate of one per day until the zone sells out or the season ends. The fall turkey hunting season for zones 1-5 runs Sept 17. to Dec. 31, while the season for zones 6 and 7 runs Sept.17 to Nov. 18.
Leftover permit availability in each zone is as follows – total permits made available prior to the drawing are in parentheses:
- Zone 1: 15,346 (27,500);
- Zone 2: 4,254 (22,000);
- Zone 3: 18,150 (30,000);
- Zone 4: 7,816 (15,000);
- Zone 5: 0 (4,000);
- Zone 6: 0 (1,600); and
- Zone 7: 0 (1,200).
Remaining fall turkey permits may be purchased using the online license center or through any one of more than 1,000 license agents. Leftover fall turkey permits cost $5 for 10 and 11 year olds, $10 for residents, and $15 for nonresidents. This is in addition to the cost of the fall turkey license and turkey stamp (if needed).
The 2016 Fall Turkey and 2017 Spring Turkey regulations are included in the 2016 Wisconsin Small Game Hunting Regulations pamphlet, available now on the hunting regulations website and at DNR Service Centers.
For more information regarding turkey hunting in Wisconsin, search the DNR website, dnr.wi.gov, for keyword “turkey.”