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Turkey

Season information

Spring turkey application period: Jan. 1 - Feb. 1, 2023
Drawing results available online: Mar. 6, 2023

Spring turkey season dates

Apr. 22 through Jun. 7, 2023 — See Turkey Hunting Digest for applicable hunt unit dates.  

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 to apply. If you’re selected in the drawing, you may then purchase one limited-quota license.

Drawing Results

After the drawing, beginning March 13 at 10:00 a.m., unsuccessful applicants have the opportunity to 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 have two options. You may purchase a leftover license, if available, or you may purchase a Hunt 0234 license. Leftover licenses and the Hunt 0234 license will go on sale March 20 at 10:00 a.m. See the Hunt 0234 and Leftover Licenses sections of the Spring Turkey Digest 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.