Thursday, April 2, 2020

Michigan: leftover spring turkey hunting licenses now available


While the DNR is working hard to protect public health and safety during the coronavirus outbreak, we also recognize the value in looking forward, in reminding us all that Michigan is home to amazing natural and cultural resources that can still be enjoyed.

Many have been asking about the status of Michigan’s spring turkey season, considering Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order. Spring turkey hunting seasons are open, and licenses are available.

The DNR encourages hunters to remember the following tips when planning the next hunt.

  • Practice proper social distancing, remaining at least 6 feet away from others who do not live in your household.
  • Follow proper safety precautions, including washing your hands often or using hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Stay close to home. Avoid traveling long distances for your turkey hunt. Such travel is reserved for essential needs only.

The spring turkey season is an excellent opportunity to get outdoors and enjoy the rejuvenating benefits of nature. Leftover licenses for the spring season are now available. To check drawing results and purchase a license, visit

The state is taking proactive steps to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in Michigan. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in reducing the risk of coronavirus to Michigan residents.

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