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Surplus Minnesota Turkey Licenses on Sale March 17

From Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

-- Hunters who applied for a spring wild turkey hunting license but were not selected in the recent lottery are eligible to purchase a surplus license on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 5 p.m., March 17.

"Applicants who were not chosen still have a chance to hunt this spring," said Bill Penning, Department of Natural Resources (DNR) farmland wildlife program coordinator. Penning said lottery winners should receive their permits this week. Applicants also can determine if they received a license in the lottery by going to the turkey hunting section of the DNR Web site.
Penning said 4,565 surplus spring wild turkey hunt licenses are available. A list of hunting dates, permit areas and the number of surplus permits available in each area is available in the turkey hunting section of the DNR Web site at

Surplus licenses will be available at any statewide Electronic License System agent or online at

Beginning at 8 a.m. on March 24, all remaining licenses will be made available to anyone, whether or not they applied in the lottery.

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