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Leftover fall turkey licenses go on sale Aug. 29

From Michigan Department of Natural Resources

-- Michigan fall turkey hunting license drawing results and leftover license quantities are now available at www.michigan.gov/huntdrawings.

Hunters can visit the website for updated license availability information. Unsuccessful applicants can purchase one leftover license online or from any license agent on a first-come, first-served basis until quotas are met for one week beginning Aug.  22.

Beginning Aug. 29 remaining fall turkey hunting licenses may be purchased by any hunter, including those who previously did not apply for a fall turkey license.  Hunters can purchase one license per day until quotas are met.

As of Aug. 21, licenses are available in fall turkey management units L, M, W, HA (private land) and YY (private land). The majority of the 45,000 licenses are available in unit YY for private land in southern Michigan and Beaver Island. There are currently over 800 leftover licenses available in Unit M.

Fall turkey season opens Sept. 15 and runs through Nov. 14. Because the season runs through Nov. 14, it gives archery deer hunters the chance to pursue another game animal during the archery deer season.

Hunters have an additional opportunity to get a fall turkey license by applying for the 2012 Pure Michigan Hunt drawing. Each application is $4 and hunters can apply as many times as they choose. Three winners will receive a hunt package with a fall turkey, spring turkey, elk, bear, antlerless deer license and a reserved waterfowl hunt.

For more information, go to www.michigan.gov/puremichiganhunt. Season dates and regulations have not yet been established for the 2012 hunting seasons.

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