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IDNR Report

During the 2022 spring season, hunters harvested 12,531 wild turkeys in 91 of 92 Indiana counties.  This spring’s harvest is only a 1.7% increase compared to that of the 2021 spring season. Like last year, only one county did not harvest any turkeys during this spring’s hunting season.

Spring harvests increased in 47 counties with seven counties exceeding 300 birds, compared to five in 2021. A total of 1,376 birds (11% of total harvest) were taken during the youth-only weekend prior to the regular season. The estimated number of hunters afield changed very little from 57,621 in 2021 to 57,459 in 2022, but estimated hunter success increased to 22% in 2022 compared to 21% in 2021 and 19% in 2020.

A detailed breakdown of spring harvest data, including previous seasons, is available on the wild turkey spring harvest data website.

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).