News release: Fish and Wildlife Almanac, May 15

May 15, 2023

Spring turkey hunting season continues through May 31

Firearms turkey hunters who have an unused tag from an earlier hunt period can participate in the final hunt period from Wednesday, May 17, through Wednesday, May 31. Hunters can also purchase a license for this time period. Archery-only and youth ages 17 and younger are allowed to hunt during any time period, including the final one. Hunters cannot purchase both a firearms and archery-only license.

Turkey licenses can be purchased online, by phone at 888-665-4236, or in person from a license agent. More information about turkey hunting in Minnesota can be found on the Minnesota DNR website. Hunters concerned about avian influenza and wild turkeys can find USDA safe handling practices and additional information on the DNR avian influenza webpage.

DNR webinars cover keeping young wildlife wild, and monarch butterflies

The Minnesota DNR invites people interested in fishing, wildlife and outdoor skills to tune in to upcoming webinars that feature discussions about what to do if people encounter young wildlife in the spring, and monarch butterflies.

The first webinar is Wednesday, May 17. People tend to encounter young wildlife in the springtime. Heidi Cyr, DNR nongame wildlife permit coordinator for wildlife rehabilitators, will discuss how wild animals rear their young, and the best actions people can take to help keep wildlife wild.

The second webinar is Wednesday, May 24. Experts from Monarch Joint Venture will discuss what is being done for monarchs in North America and how to take simple steps to make a difference for monarchs.

The webinars are part of the DNR’s Minnesota Outdoor Skills and Stewardship Series. The webinars are free, but registration is required. More information is available on the outdoor skills and stewardship page of the DNR website.

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