Remaining permits for the Wisconsin’s fall turkey hunting season will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis starting Saturday. In total, 95,700 permits were available for the fall 2010 turkey season. More than 48,900 permits were issued to hunters who applied for permits by the August 2 application deadline, leaving almost 46,800 permits available after the drawing for over-the-counter sales.
Postcard notifications from the fall preference drawing are being mailed to those who were awarded a permit in the drawing. Hunters interested in finding out their results sooner can also check their permit status on the Online Licensing Center.
Hunters should check the online turkey zone map to verify where they want to hunt and then check the turkey permit availability page page to see if permits are available for the zone they want to hunt in.
Sales will start at noon on Saturday and continue until all permits are sold or the turkey season comes to an end. Permit purchases are limited to one permit per day, although there is no limit on the number of permits an individual hunter can purchase.
All of the available leftover permits are for Turkey Management Zones 1-5; there were no leftover permits available for Zones 6 and 7 after the initial drawing.
The fee for turkey permits is $10 for residents and $15 for nonresidents. All permit buyers will also be required to pay the fall turkey license and stamp fee, unless they have previously purchased the license and stamp, or are a 2010 Conservation Patron License holder. Residents and nonresidents will have equal opportunity to purchase over-the-counter permits. Purchasing these permits will not affect preference status for future spring or fall turkey permit drawings.
Leftover fall turkey permits can be purchased over the Internet through the Online Licensing Center, by calling toll-free (877) 945-4236, and at all license sales locations.