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(Provided by IDNR)

Youth hunters (under age 18 on the day of the hunt) may apply for reserved turkey hunts during the special youth wild turkey hunting season, April 22-23, on selected Indiana DNR properties.

Application period is March 20-31.

A limit will be placed on the number of youth hunters allowed to hunt a respective property on each hunting day, in an attempt to provide quality hunts for participants. No applications will be accepted before March 20.


(Provided by IDNR)

Hunters can now apply online for a reserved turkey hunt by visiting hunting.IN.gov and clicking on the "Reserved Hunt Info" link.

The application period runs through March 19. No late entries will be accepted.

The online method is the only way to apply.

Applicants must possess a hunting license valid for the hunt for which they are applying.

Hunters will be selected through a computerized, random drawing. Drawing results will be posted at wildlife.IN.gov within two weeks after application deadlines, and an email will be sent to applicants when results are posted.


(Provided by Michigan DNR)

The Michigan DNR reminds hunters that the spring turkey hunting application period opened Jan. 1.

“If you are looking to hunt one of the limited-license turkey hunts, make sure to apply,” said DNR upland game bird specialist Al Stewart. “If you’re looking for broader statewide options in your hunt, you may want to wait and purchase Hunt 234.”

The 2017 spring turkey season runs April 17 through May 31, with several different hunt periods to choose from. The Spring Turkey Digest explains regulations, season dates and hunt units.


(Provided by MDNR)

The Michigan DNR reminds hunters that the fall turkey hunting application period is now open.

Applications went on sale July 1 and will be available through Aug. 1. The application fee is $5. Applications and licenses may be purchased at any authorized license agent or online at www.mdnr-elicense.com.

The 2016 fall turkey season runs Sept. 15 to Nov. 14. A total of 51,350 licenses are available, including 4,650 general licenses and 46,700 private-land licenses.

Information about fall turkey hunting can be found at www.michigan.gov/turkey.

Fall turkey drawing results and leftover license availability will be posted Aug. 11 at www.michigan.gov/turkey.


(Provided by IDNR)

Indiana hunters harvested 12,081 wild turkeys during the 2016 spring wild turkey season, according to data from the Indiana DNR.

The harvest indicates a 2 percent increase from the 11,853 turkeys taken during the 2015 spring season.

Spring harvest in 25 counties exceeded 200 birds, with 49 counties showing an increased harvest.