Turkey License Changes 30 Jul 12

Minnesota wildlife officials say the state’s turkey population has rebounded so efficiently that hunting applications for the fall season will no longer have to be distributed by a special application and lottery process. The DNR says for the first time, turkey hunters will be able to buy licenses over the counter. The lottery system isn’t needed anymore because in past years there have been more fall licenses available than the number of hunters who applied. There are an estimated 60,000 wild turkeys in the state, and more than seven million across the country. This fall’s 30-day season runs from September 29th through October 28th.