Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources as announced the 2016 spring wild turkey drawing results. The postcard notifications will be mailed soon. For those turkey hunters anxious to know if they drew their first choice permit go WI Online Conservation License site sign in and check under licenses.
As I write this post, the available over the counter, leftover spring turkey permits are not posted yet. When they are you can check them here Spring Turkey leftover permits.
Time to start making spring turkey hunting plans in the best turkey hunting state in the nation–Wisconsin. Good luck getting your first choice and good hunting this season.
Update 1/23/16 9:00 AM: As of Friday, Jan. 22 the spring turkey link has been disabled making it impossible to check your application status results. Apparently, yet again, the WDNR has screwed up the spring turkey license drawing. Those who have had experience with this system will not be surprised and just think, “Well what’s new?”
Update 1/23/16 9:39 AM: According to a WDNR phone representative results will not be available online until sometime next week. The DNR does not think it’s fair for hunters who have online access to know the drawing results before those who have to wait for the postcard in the mail.
Update 1/25/16 8:30 AM: You can check your spring wild turkey permit status is now online. The leftover spring tags should be posted sometime today.
Update 1/25/16 2:05 PM Here’s the chart of leftover permits. You can also view this on WDNR website
Schedule as posted on WDNR
Remaining permits will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Each zone will have a designated sales date with sales starting at 10:00 a.m. and running through midnight each day. These sales will be held for five consecutive days with customers able to purchase one permit per day. Remaining permits for all zones will go on sale on the sixth day (one permit per day).
The scheduled sales dates are:
• Zone 1 – Monday, March 21
• Zone 2 – Tuesday, March 22
• Zone 3 – Wednesday, March 23
• Zone 4 – Thursday, March 24
• Zone 5 – Friday, March 25
• Zone 6 – Friday, March 25
• Zone 7 – Friday, March 25
All leftover permits go on sale on Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 10 a.m.