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(Provided by Michigan DNR)

The Michigan DNR reminds hunters to check their spring turkey drawing results and the availability of leftover licenses, now online at www.michigan.gov/huntdrawings.

Leftover spring turkey licenses go on sale to unsuccessful license applicants March 11 at 10 a.m. Licenses will go on sale to all other hunters, including those who did not participate in the application process, on March 18 at 10 a.m. Leftover licenses will be sold until quotas are met.

"Turkey hunters looking for flexibility should consider Hunt 234, which runs May 6-31 and includes all open areas of the state except the public lands of southern Michigan," said DNR upland game bird specialist Al Stewart. Hunt 234 licenses may be purchased by any hunter until May 1.

(Provided by Michigan DNR)

The Michigan DNR reminds hunters that spring turkey hunting applications are on sale now through Feb 1.

The application fee is $4. Hunters may apply for one limited-quota hunting license, or purchase a license for spring turkey Hunt 234, which does not require the $4 application fee. Applications and licenses may be purchased at any authorized license agent or online at www.michigan.gov/huntdrawings.

(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. 

LaPorte County Parks will host a Hunter Safety Education Course at Smith Hall in Red Mill County Park on September 17-20, 2012.


Classes run from 6 to 9:30 each night. The free course is offered by the Indiana DNR Division of Law Enforcement. Conservation Officers and volunteers will be conducting the course. Space is limited to the first 50 registered. You must attend all three nights of the course to graduate the course.

To register, call the LaPorte County Parks Department, 219-325-8315. 

(Provided by Indiana DNR)

Despite warmer than normal temperatures, preliminary results put Indiana's 2012 spring wild turkey harvest at fourth highest on record at 12,594 birds. Only 2010, 2009, and 2006 spring season harvests ranked higher.

The 19-day regular season (April 25-May 13) accounted for 10,993 birds harvested. Adult gobblers made up 85 percent of the total harvest, followed by juveniles (14 percent) and bearded hens (less than 1 percent).

Youth hunters harvested 1,592 birds during the two-day special youth season (April 21-22).