(Provided by Michigan DNR)
The Michigan DNR reminds hunters that fall turkey hunting license drawing results and leftover license quantities are available at HYPERLINK "http://www.michigan.gov/huntdrawings" www.michigan.gov/huntdrawings.
The remaining fall turkey hunting licenses can be purchased by any hunter, including those who did not apply for a fall turkey license. A hunter may buy one license per day until the quotas are met. Hunters are encouraged to visit the website for updated license availability information. Unsuccessful applicants can purchase one leftover license online or from any license agent on a first-come, first-served basis.
As of Aug. 15, there are licenses available in fall turkey management units L, M, W, HA (public or private land) and YY (private land). The majority of the licenses are available in unit YY (45,000 licenses) for private land in southern Michigan and Beaver Island. Here are the remaining leftover licenses as of Aug. 15:
- Over 800 licenses available in Unit M;
- Over 500 licenses available in Unit HA;
- Over 400 licenses available in Unit L; and
- Only 40 licenses available in Unit W.
Fall turkey season opens Sept. 15 and runs through Nov. 14.
Hunters have an additional opportunity to get a fall turkey license by applying for the 2013 Pure Michigan Hunt drawing. Each application is $4 and hunters may apply as many times as they like. Three lucky winners will receive a hunt package that includes a fall turkey, spring turkey, elk, bear, antlerless deer license and a reserved waterfowl hunt. For more information, go to www.michigan.gov/puremichiganhunt. Season dates and regulations have not yet been established for the 2013 hunting seasons.