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Turkey

Season information

Spring turkey application period: Jan. 1 – Feb. 1, 2024
Drawing results available online: Mar. 11, 2024

Spring turkey season dates

Apr. 20 through Jun. 7, 2024 (see regulations summary for full unit and date details) 

Spring turkey hunting licenses

From Jan. 1 – Feb. 1, you can apply for one limited-quota license valid for a specific spring turkey hunt unit during specific season dates. You must be at least 10 years old or have a mentored youth hunting license to apply.

Drawing results

There is no guarantee that leftover licenses will be available for any hunt unit. If you applied for the drawing, were unsuccessful and have your base license, you may purchase a leftover turkey license from any license agent, online or through the Michigan DNR Hunt Fish app, on a first-come, first-served basis for a one-week period beginning Mar. 18 at 10 a.m. EST. If you did not apply for the drawing, you may purchase any limited-quota licenses that remain as of Mar. 25 at 10 a.m. EST if you have a current base license.

 

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.