Wis. DNR issues 135K turkey permits in drawing

Permits drawn through annual lottery

Published On: Jan 17 2013 06:48:10 AM CST
MADISON, Wis. -

The state Department of Natural Resources has issued more than 135,000 spring turkey permits through its annual lottery.

DNR officials say 135,155 applicants won a permit. The agency will make another 99,610 permits available through over-the-counter sales in March.

The spring turkey season will go from April 10 through May 21. The season will be divided into six seven-day periods across seven zones.

Hunters killed 42,433 turkeys during the 2012 spring season.