DNR announces spring turkey hunt applications for season A & B due soon

Friday, January 26th is the deadline for lottery permit applications

The 2018 spring turkey season runs from April 18th to May 31st & is divided into six hunt periods,  A through F. Hunt A and B licenses for firearms hunters age 18 and older are limited in availability and assigned via lottery drawing 

Turkey lottery applications cost $5 and can be purchased online at mndnr.gov/licenses, by phone at 888-665-4236, or in person from a license agent. Successful applicants will receive a postcard in the mail by mid-February and can purchase their hunting license starting March 1.

Firearms licenses for hunts C, D, E and F are not lottery-limited and will be available for purchase over-the-counter beginning March 1. All licensed turkey hunters can participate in Hunt F if they have an unused tag from one of the earlier hunt periods.

Archery and youth hunters younger than 18 are exempt from the lottery and may purchase a spring turkey license valid during all hunt periods, including hunts A and B.

Surplus lottery licenses from hunts A and B, if available, will be sold over-the-counter starting in mid-March.

2018 Spring Turkey Hunt Periods

Hunt A - April 18 — 24

Hunt B - April 25 - May 1

Hunt C - May 2 — 8

Hunt D - May 9 — 15

Hunt E - May 16-22

Hunt F - May 23-31

Source, credits & full article: Echo Press