Great News–This is the earliest Wisconsin DNR has ever completed the wild turkey spring drawing. Kudos to those at WDNR for making this happen. Sure will make spring turkey hunt planning easier. You can check your spring turkey application results at Wisconsin’s Online Licensing Center.
Turkey licenses not claimed by drawing will be sold OTC. The availability of OTC 2013 spring turkey tags will announced later.
Update 12:50 1/15/2013 from WDNR press release today:
Leftover spring turkey permits go on sale March 18
The 99,612 remaining permits for the 2013 spring turkey hunting season will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis starting Monday, March 18 at 10 a.m. Leftover permits will be first issued for sale by zone, one zone per day, with each zone having a designated sales date.
Hunters should check the turkey zone map (PDF) to verify where they want to hunt and then check the turkey permit availability page to see if permits are available for the period and zone in which they wish to hunt.
The following zones have leftover permits, and the scheduled sales dates are as follows:
- Zone 1 – Monday, March 18
- Zone 2 – Tuesday, March 19
- Zone 3 – Wednesday, March 20
- Zone 4 – Thursday, March 21
- Zones 5, 6 & 7 – Friday, March 22 (due to the low number of permits left in these units, sales have been combined into one day)
There are no leftover permits for time periods A or B in the regular turkey management zones listed above.