Wisconsin’s turkey hunt begins this weekend

About 80,000 permit applications for hunt this year

Wisconsin hunters can trek out into the woods starting this weekend looking for turkeys.

The DNR says more than 80,000 people applied for a permit and they’ll find similar numbers to last year’s hunt.

Biologists say it appears the harsh winter didn’t have a widespread impact on the population especially here in our area.

“Western Wisconsin is probably the prime habitat that the turkeys really love. The oak forests, the acorns and stuff like that, and the agriculture land, the mix between our forest and our agriculture land is superb habitat for these wildlife species,” said DNR Wildlife Biologist Ron Lichtie.

Hunters waiting for deer season should know the DNR made some rule changes this year. You can find those details at the DNR’s website. Just search for “deer.”