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Michigan’s spring turkey season is still a go and the state has leftover licenses available.

The season opens April 18. To check drawing results and purchase a license, visit Michigan.gov/Turkey.

The DNR encourages hunters to remember to avoid traveling long distances, maintain social distancing and wash hands often.

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Reserved turkey hunt procedures will change on participating DNR fish & wildlife areas (FWAs) for selected turkey hunters completing their hunt registration this year, as a result of COVID-19.

The changes will allow turkey hunting to continue on FWAs while maintaining social distancing practices.†Selected turkey hunters will be mailed date-specific hunting permit cards for their hunt period as well as a parking permit.

FWA offices will be closed to the public; however, the selected turkey hunters will still need to sign in each day at a property self-serve check-in booth before hunting. Hunters must maintain a minimum distance of 6 feet between each other while signing in. Both youth-season and regular-season turkey hunters will use the same procedures.

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Apply for Reserved Spring Turkey Hunts, Jan. 6Hunters can now apply online for a reserved turkey hunt at an Indiana public hunting property.

You apply by visiting on.IN.gov/reservedhunt and clicking on the "Reserved Hunt Info" link.

The application period is Jan. 6 through Feb. 19. No late entries will be accepted. The online method is the only way to apply. Applicants must possess a valid hunting license for the species they wish to hunt.

The Indiana DNR would like your help locating and counting young turkeys.

Each summer, wildlife biologists and citizen scientists count the number of young wild turkeys (poults) with turkey hens in what are termed “brood surveys.”

These surveys provide the DNR with information about turkey poult survival and help staff determine how to best manage wild turkey.

This summer, our goal is to collect 3,000 brood observation reports from citizens across the state. The survey runs from July 1 to Aug. 31.

If you are interested in participating, please register at https://www.in.gov/dnr/fishwild/8641.htm.

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Indiana Announces Applications for Reserved Turkey Hunts

Turkey hunters can apply for a reserved turkey hunt online by visiting hunting.IN.gov from Feb. 4 to March 22. Click on the "Reserved Hunt Info" link. The online method is the only way to apply.

No late entries will be accepted. Applicants must possess a valid hunting license for the species they wish to hunt.

The application process is now consolidated into the online services website along with Licenses, Check-In Game, and HIP registration. A DNR online account is not required to apply.

Hunts without registration fees will follow the same process as those with a fee. For hunts with no fee, you still will be asked to “Add to Cart, Proceed to Checkout and Place Order.” If the transaction total is $0, you will not be asked to enter credit card info.