Wisconsin DNR issues 135K turkey permits in drawing

Published On: Jan 17 2013 06:38:16 AM CST   Updated On: Jan 17 2013 06:38:00 AM CST
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -

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 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.