Turkey hunting applications on sale.

January 7, 2015

The Department of Natural Resources today announced that spring turkey hunting applications are now on sale through Saturday, Feb 1. The 2015 spring turkey season runs April 20 through May 31, with several different hunt periods to choose from.

“Hunters looking for the greatest flexibility may wish to purchase a Hunt 234 license. You can buy this license starting March 16, no application required, and it’s valid from May 4-31. It’s valid for all open areas of the state except the public lands of southern Michigan,” said DNR upland game bird specialist Al Stewart. “Spring turkey hunting is a big deal here in Michigan. We’re ranked seventh in the nation for turkey harvest, harvesting over 30,000 turkeys.”

The application is $5 and may be purchased anywhere hunting licenses are sold or online atwww.mdnr-elicense.com. Hunters may purchase only one spring turkey hunting license.

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

Beginning March 2, applicants can check whether they were drawn for a license atwww.michigan.gov/huntdrawings. Any leftover licenses will be sold until the quota is met in each hunt unit and hunt period.

A base license is required for every resident and nonresident who hunts in Michigan. Hunters may purchase a spring turkey license only after they have obtained a base license for the year. The base license is also a small game license.

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