From the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Minnesota hunters who want to get in the field early for the 2010 spring turkey hunt must apply by Friday, Jan. 8 wherever hunting and fishing licenses are sold.
Adult hunters may apply for one of nearly 57,000 permits to hunt a five- or seven-day season in one of 77 permit areas. Youth 17 and younger no longer need to apply for the lottery. They will be able to purchase a spring turkey permit for any permit area and any time period directly from a license agent. Applicants choose one of eight time periods in which to hunt.
A new rule effective in 2010 allows hunters not selected in the permit lottery to purchase a permit in any area for one of the hunt’s last two time periods.
Additional details are available online at www.mndnr.gov/hunting/turkey.