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Leftover Wisconsin fall wild turkey permits on sale Aug. 27

From Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

-- Remaining permits for Wisconsinís fall turkey hunting season will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis at noon Aug. 27.

A total of 95,700 permits were available for the fall turkey season, with 41,332 permits issued to hunters who applied by the Aug. 1 application deadline, leaving 54,368 permits available after the drawing for over-the-counter sales.

All of the available leftover permits are for turkey management zones 1-5; there were no leftover permits available for zones 6 or 7 after the initial drawing.

Postcard notifications are sent to all other customers who were awarded a permit. Permits will be mailed to conservation patrons awarded a permit in the drawing. Hunters interested in finding their results sooner can also check the permit status by using the Online Licensing Center.

Hunters interested in picking up leftover, or over-the-counter, turkey permits should check the turkey zone map [PDF] to verify hunt areas and then check the turkey leftover permit availability page to see if permits are available for the zone in which they wish to hunt.

Leftover turkey permit sales continue until all permits are sold or turkey season ends. Hunters can purchase one leftover permit per day, and there is no limit on permits an individual can purchase.

The fee for leftover turkey permits is $5 for 10 and 11 year olds, $10 for residents and $15 for nonresidents. All permit buyers will also be required to pay the fall turkey license and stamp fees, unless they have previously purchased the license and stamp or are a 2011 Conservation Patron License holder.

Purchasing these permits will not affect preference point status for future spring or fall turkey permit drawings.

Leftover fall turkey permits can be purchased at all authorized license agents, DNR Service Centers, by calling toll-free (877) 945-4236 or online at https://jc.activeoutdoorsolutions.com/wi_public/goHome.do.

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