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IDNR Report

During the spring 2021 turkey season, hunters harvested 12,320 wild turkeys throughout 91 of Indiana’s 92 counties.

This was a 15% decrease from the 2020 harvest but was close to the average harvest (12,065 birds) between 2015 and 2019. The Indiana Spring Turkey Harvest Data shows the top county was Dearborn, with a total of 355 birds. During the youth-only weekend, hunters took 1,198 birds (9% of the harvest).

MDNR Report

Check spring turkey drawing results at Michigan.gov/DNRLicenses or call 517-284-9453 (WILD). Licenses can be purchased online or over the counter at license retailers. 

Applied for a license but were not drawn? Mark your calendars! Hunters who were unsuccessful in the drawing can purchase a leftover license on Monday, March 14 at 10 a.m. 

Didn’t apply for a license? Remaining leftover turkey licenses will go on sale to everyone Monday, March 21 at 10 a.m. Licenses are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no guarantee that leftover licenses will be available for any hunt unit.

Looking for a license that provides flexible hunting options? Hunt 0234 might be for you. Learn more about this hunt and season dates in the 2022 Spring Turkey Digest. 

IDNR Report

Wild Turkeys

Indiana DNR is accepting applications for reserved spring turkey hunts from Feb. 14 through March 14.

Hunters can apply online at on.IN.gov/reservedhunt by clicking "Apply for a reserved hunt" and entering their Customer ID. The online method is the only way to apply. Late entries will not be accepted.

Applicants must possess a valid hunting license for the species they wish to hunt. A valid spring turkey hunting license and game bird habitat stamp privilege, a comprehensive lifetime hunting license, comprehensive lifetime hunting and fishing license, or a resident youth hunt/trap combo license is required to hunt or call in wild turkeys in the spring season. Non-hunting partners who plan to call in wild turkeys must be properly licensed.

The application process is consolidated into the online services website, on.IN.gov/INHuntFish, along with licenses, CheckIN Game, and HIP registration. You do not need to have an online account to apply, so there is no need to log in.

MDNR Report

License applications for the 2022 Michigan spring turkey hunting season are available now through Feb. 1. Applications are $5 and can be purchased online at eLicense or anywhere DNR licenses are sold.

There are a limited number of licenses for public and private lands across most of the far southern Michigan border counties but there are 55,000 private land licenses in most of the southern counties. The general season runs from April 23 through May 31.

Find the season dates and regulations in the 2022 Spring Turkey Digest. For question about applying for a spring turkey license, call 517-284-WILD (9453).

MDNR Report

The Michigan DNR is now accepting hunters’ applications for the fall turkey hunt and will continue to do so through Aug. 1.

The fall season runs from Sept. 15 through Nov. 14.

Applications can be purchased for $5 online at eLicense or anywhere DNR licenses are sold. 

Review the season regulations and hunting details at Michigan.gov/Turkey or download an electronic copy of the Fall Turkey Digest to your phone and carry it with you wherever you go. See instructions at Michigan.gov/DNRDigests.