From the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
-- Hunters who want to get in the field early for Minnesota's 2010 spring turkey hunt must apply by Jan. 14, wherever hunting and fishing licenses are sold.
This spring's hunt consists of six five-day and two seven-day seasons. All resident and nonresident wild turkey hunters interested in hunting this spring must apply electronically via the internet, or by toll-free telephone at (888) 665-4236.
Resident hunters must pay a non-refundable $3 application fee at the time of application. Nonresidents must pay a non-refundable $3.50 transaction fee.
Key changes of interest to hunters include:
*Licenses for the last two time periods will be sold over-the-counter only.
*Hunters no longer must indicate a second choice of season on the application.
*Youth 17 and younger by April 13, 2011, are not eligible to participate in the lottery and should purchase a license for the season of their choice over-the-counter.