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Aug. 1 deadline for fall turkey season applications

From the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

-- Applications are due Aug. 1 for Wisconsins fall wild turkey permits.  Permits remaining after the initial drawing go on sale Aug. 27, and will be sold by zone until sold out or the season ends. Fall Turkey season statewide is Sept. 17 to Nov. 17, and Nov. 28 to Dec. 31 in zones 1-5 only.

Permits can be applied for through all license sales agents, and at DNR Service Centers by calling toll free (877) 945-4236, or online at

Call Center staff can answer questions about the permit application process. Live operators are available from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week at (888)936-7463, a toll free number.

Hunters have until 5 p.m. on the day after harvest to register their turkey.  Starting with the fall 2011 turkey season, no in-person registration stations will be available. All harvested turkeys must be registered by calling the  Harvest Registration System at (888) 486-894. To register online, visit

There will be 95,700 wild turkey permits available to hunters for the fall, the same as the 2010 fall season. Pending legislative approval of a proposed rule change, an extended fall turkey season for Zones 1-5 ONLY will run from Nov. 28 through Dec. 31.

If the extended season is approved, hunters who receive a fall turkey permit in Zones 1-5 would be able to fill their unused permits during the extended season in the zone for which they were issued. Hunters may use dogs to hunt wild turkeys during the fall season throughout the state of Wisconsin. The bag limit is one turkey of any age or sex per fall turkey hunting permit (also known as a carcass tag).

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