Wild turkey hunting

Spring lottery not required for most areas

You do not need to enter the spring lottery for most wild turkey permit areas. With the exception of the Carlos Avery, Mille Lacs and Whitewater wildlife management areas, all spring turkey permits for all seasons will be sold over-the-counter beginning Sunday, March 1. Read the complete rules.

Permits good statewide

Most permits are not restricted to a specific turkey permit area. Permit holders may hunt any area except the Carlos Avery, Mille Lacs and Whitewater wildlife management areas.

Applications now open

People who want to hunt in the high-demand areas of Carlos Avery, Mille Lacs and Whitewater wildlife management areas still must enter the lottery for a permit. The application period is open through Friday, Jan. 24, 2020.

 

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Seasons (see regulations for detailed information):

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04/15/20 - 05/31/20

Spring turkey

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Wild turkey information

Reports, Maps & Statistics

Visit the Statistics, Surveys and Maps tab on the wild turkey management page.