Turkey permit lottery results (Spring)

Wild Turkey Lottery - Spring applications available early November. Deadline first Friday in January.

If you have been chosen to receive a 2015 spring wild turkey permit, you will receive your official notification in the mail. You may purchase your license after March 1, 2015 at any DNR license agent, by telephone (1-888-665-4236) or on the Internet at http://licenses.dnr.state.mn.us. There is an additional convenience fee for telephone and Internet purchases.

Check whether you were drawn for a 2015 spring wild turkey license by entering either your:


9-digit MDNR #:



Driver's License #:

(You must use capital letters in your license number.)



Surplus (or undersubscribed) turkey hunt licenses may be available to hunters who applied in the 2015 turkey lottery drawing but were unsuccessful. Surplus licenses will go on sale beginning 3/16/2015, at 5:00 p.m.

On Wednesday, March 18, at 12 p.m. any remaining surplus licenses and the D and H permits will go on sale for anyone who does not already have a license, even if they did not apply for the 2015 spring turkey lottery. All turkey hunters are restricted to one permit for the 2015 spring season.

You can purchase surplus licenses on a first-come, first-served basis at any ELS license agent or online. Surplus licenses cannot be purchased by phone.

2015 Spring Turkey Surplus List

(Updated 4/7/2015)




2015 spring turkey - Landowner permits This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.


Turkey clinic

Before you hunt, sign up for a (non-mandatory) wild turkey hunting clinic.


Preference levels

Each year that you apply for a license and don't get drawn for one, you earn a preference point until you are drawn. If you are a first-year applicant or a previous-year winner, you are a preference level 1. The higher your preference level, the better chance of getting a license. For example, a preference level 2 has a better chance of getting a license than a preference level 1. Group preference works the same way. Some of our lottery drawings you can apply for as a group, such as this one; your group's preference is the same as the preference of the member with the lowest preference level.

More information

Check the turkey hunting page for information about the hunt.

For all other questions, please email info.dnr@state.mn.us.