Update 3: 2013 Wisconsin Fall Turkey Permit Drawing Results
Update 2: 8/19/13 OTC turkey permits, Wisconsin Fall 2013 Leftover tags to be sold over the counter numbers here.
Update: The fall turkey drawing was just finished Monday morning 8/19/13. Results will be posted soon.
With great anticipation serious Wisconsin fall turkey hunters are waiting for the drawing to be completed and the results to be announced. We all know that all applicants will most likely be drawn; with 97,000 permits available and only an estimated 40,000 applicants odds are very good at winning this lotto. The drawing is not completed yet, WDNR expects results to be posted early in the week of 19th.
The most serious of hunters like to buy their licenses as soon as possible. This gives them their
first sense of completion – “yep, I’m going hunting” even if the start is still well into the future, having that license in hand brings a sense of reality, a concrete step in the preparation process.
Other turkey hunters are more casual you can see them standing in the license line the day before opener. Worse are the hunting buddies you pick up early on opening day morning who inform you they need to stop and buy a license. If they are in my truck this is a good way to get booted out. But I digress.
Leftover 2013 fall turkey tags are sold over the counter (OTC) at the rate of one per day until sold out. In previous years there are thousands of tags left at season’s end Dec 31st so there appears to be no hurry. Except again for those seriously addicted turkey chasers
who have all their other gear ready to go, some never put it away so it’s always ready, these turkey hunters will be buying their OTC tags each day starting August 24, 2013.
My motto: It is never to early to start obsessing about the next season. Or put another way: “Dear Lord please let me have just one more season.”