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Fall, spring turkey applications now available

From Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

-- New this year, applications for the 2012 fall and 2013 spring Wisconsin turkey hunting season are now available and can be purchased at any location that sells DNR licenses or through the DNR Online License Center.

The fall turkey application deadline is Aug. 1, and the 2013 spring turkey application deadline is Dec. 10.

Beginning this year, there will no longer be a paper application process. Turkey application information will be collected at sales locations or online. The new electronic application process will enable hunters to view and/or change application choices if necessary.

Changes can be completed through the online center, or through the DNR Call Center at (888) 936-7463. Changes can be made right up to the deadline, with the last submission superseding all previous applications.

Those who purchase a Conservation Patron license prior to July 4 will receive special instructions on how to submit their turkey applications if they did not provide the information at the time of purchase. Conservation Patron holders can go online at any time to submit their applications for free.

Up to four people can apply as a group application.

Each person in the group must submit the exact same choices and provide the same group leader Customer ID number. Hunters should be aware that during the drawing, the entire group will receive the preference associated to the customer in their group with the least preference points. If one of the group members has zero preference points, the entire group goes into the pool of applicants at the level of zero points. Landowner preference cannot be applied to group applications.

Customers who wish to claim landowner preference can do so when they apply for their turkey application. To qualify, the landowner must own at least 50 contiguous acres of land and apply for the zone where the land is located. Customers who claim landowner preference when purchasing their application at an agent location will be required to provide the last four digits of their Social Security number as a form of electronic signature verifying they understand and comply with the landowner preference requirements.

To find a license agent, call (888)936-7463 from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Saturday, or click here.

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