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New Changes for Wisconsin 2018 Fall Turkey Hunting Season

Submitted by:  Backcountry Press Outdoor News 
Posted on: 07/11/18

The 2018 Fall Turkey and 2019 Spring Turkey regulations are included in the 2018 Wisconsin Small Game Hunting Regulations [PDF], available now online and at license vendors around the state.

Be sure to check out the Wild Wisconsin: Off the Record podcast featuring the department's upland wildlife ecologist Mark Witecha. The podcast covers everything from the history of wild turkeys in Wisconsin to current management and hunting opportunities. You can find this episode and much more on both iTunes (you can subscribe to the DNR channel to receive updates when new episodes are available) and YouTube.

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New Changes for Wisconsin 2018 Fall Turkey Hunting Season
Starting in 2018, Wisconsin DNR has waived the fall turkey drawing. A fall turkey harvest authorization will be issued with every fall turkey or conservation patron license purchase. 

Hunters will choose a zone at the time of purchase for which their harvest authorization will be valid. Bonus harvest authorizations, formerly known as leftover tags, will be available for purchase in select zones starting Aug. 18 at 10 a.m. 

The fall 2018 wild turkey season for Zones 1-5 is September 15 to January 6, 2019. For Zones 6 and 7, the season is September 15- November 16.