There were over 135,150 successful applicants in the drawing for 2013 Wisconsin spring wild turkey permits through the spring turkey preference drawing. The Department of Natural Resources says a total of 234,765 permits will be available for the spring 2013 turkey season, and the remaining permits will be available through over-the-counter sales in March.
notifications to successful applicants should be arriving within the
next few weeks. Hunters can also check on the status of their permit
application online through the Department of Natural Resources Online
Licensing Center or by calling the DNR Customer Call Center from 7 a.m.
through 10 p.m., seven
days a week.
Due to high historic demand for permits in Zone 2,
as well as a healthy turkey flock in this zone reflected in relatively
high recent hunter success rates, an additional 1,200 permits were
available for the zone compared to 2012 permit levels.
additional permits will go a long way toward meeting hunter demand in
these zones, and will allow hunters greater access to permits for their
desired time period," said Scott Walter, DNR upland wildlife ecologist.
harvested 42,433 turkeys during the 2012 spring season. Final harvest
numbers for the 2012 fall season will be available this spring.
spring 2013 turkey hunting season will run from April 10 through May
21, with six seven-day periods running Wednesday through the following
Tuesday. This is a change from spring turkey seasons prior to 2012,
during which the six time periods ran for five days. A total of seven
zones and Fort McCoy will
be open for hunting. In addition, hunters were able to apply for turkey
permits within 17 designated state park units.
Written By: Wisconsin AG Connection