News release from Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
The Fall Turkey and Spring Turkey applications are now available and can be purchased via the Online License Center and from 1,350 DNR license agents throughout the state. The Fall Turkey application deadline is August 1; the Spring Turkey application deadline is December 10th.
Your application choices will be submitted at the point of sale, no more paper applications to remember to submit! The new electronic application data capture makes it easier for you to view and/or change your application choices. You can go to the Online License Center and make any changes, or you can call the DNR’s Call Center at 1-888-936-7463 and request a change. Either way, you can make as many changes as you like right up to the deadline, with the last submission superseding all previous application choices.
Fall and Spring Turkey application information will now be collected at the point of sale. Except for Conservation Patron holders who purchased prior to May 17th, there will be NO paper applications! You will need to decide which Turkey Management Zone(s) and Time Periods (for spring) you wish to hunt prior to completing your application sales transaction. Fall and Spring turkey applications are $3.00 each unless you purchased a Conservation Patron license which includes the applications at no extra fee.
• Conservation Patron holders who made a purchase prior to May 17th will receive special instructions in their summer mailing on how to submit their turkey application choices. The summer mailing is scheduled to go out at the end of May. As in the past, Conservation Patron holders can go online at any time from now until the deadline and submit their application choices for free.
• Group Applications – Up to four people can apply as a group application. Each person in the group will need to 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. This means that even if one of the group members has zero preference points, the entire group will go into the pool of applicants at the level of zero points. Landowner preference cannot be applied to group applications.
• Landowner Preference – Customers who wish to claim Landowner Preference will be able to 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 4 digits of their social security number as a form of electronic signature verifying that they understand and comply with the landowner preference requirements.
• Landowner Preference Transfer – Customers who wish to be a recipient of Landowner Preference Transfer will also apply at the point of sale. The applicant will receive a 2-square printout which they must complete and have the landowner sign. This 2-square document must be mailed to the DNR, postmarked prior to the application deadline, similar to the old paper application process.