LANSING—The DNR reminds hunters that applications for fall turkey hunting licenses are on sale starting today through Aug. 1.
A total of 51,850 licenses are available; 5,150 general licenses that may be used on public or private land and 46,700 licenses for private land only. Eleven wild turkey management units, totaling 44,943 square miles, are open to fall turkey hunting during the Sept. 15 - Nov. 14 season, including most of the southern Lower Peninsula, Beaver Island, five counties in the northern Lower Peninsula and the entire Upper Peninsula.
Hunters may apply for a turkey hunting license at any authorized license agent, at DNR Operations Service Centers or online at www.michigan.gov/huntdrawings. The application fee is $4. Drawing results will be posted online beginning Aug. 15.
If any licenses remain after the drawing, unsuccessful applicants may purchase one leftover license at any license agent or online for a one-week period beginning Aug. 19 at 10 a.m. (EDT).
Any licenses that remain as of Aug. 26 at 10 a.m. (EDT) will be available for purchase over the counter by any hunter. The licenses will be sold until the quotas are met.