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Turkey

Season information

Fall turkey application period: Jul. 1 - Aug. 1, 2022
Drawing results available online: Aug. 15, 2022

Fall turkey season dates

Sep. 15 through Nov. 14, 2022  

Fall turkey hunting licenses

From July 1 – Aug. 1, you can apply for one limited-quota license valid for a specific fall turkey hunt unit during specific season dates. You must be at least 10 years of age or have a mentored youth hunting license to apply. If successful in the draw, you can then purchase your fall turkey hunting license.  

Hunting regulations

Drawing Results

After the drawing, beginning Aug. 22 at 10 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST), unsuccessful applicants can purchase a license for another hunt period, with leftover licenses available until quotas are met. Depending on how many hunters apply, leftover licenses may or may not be available for some hunt units and/or dates. If you didn’t apply for the drawing, you may purchase a leftover license, if available, beginning Aug. 29 at 10 a.m. EST. See the Leftover Licenses section for more information.

Turkey Cooperator Patch

Michigan's wild turkey patch program is coordinated by the Michigan chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation. Visit their wild turkey patch program page for information about the patch or to contact them with questions.