Turkey hunters can buy their licenses for the spring 2020 season starting Sunday, March 1. Licenses may be purchased online, by telephone 888-665-4236 or in person wherever hunting and fishing licenses are sold. Starting this year, hunters can hunt statewide and buy licenses for any time period (A-F) over the counter.

For research purposes, license agents will be asking hunters what permit area they plan to hunt, so hunters are advised to know what permit area they plan to hunt when they buy their license. The information is useful to the DNR in managing the state’s turkey population. Hunters who identify their permit area will not be restricted to that area.

Season dates and hunt rules can be found on the DNR’s turkey hunting page. Permits to hunt the popular Carlos Avery, Mille Lacs and Whitewater wildlife management areas in the A-C time periods are by lottery only for firearms hunters 18 and older.