LANSING?- The Michigan Department of Natural Resources reminds hunters that applications for fall turkey hunting licenses are on sale through Aug. 1.
A total of 50,050 licenses are available through a lottery for the units open to hunting, 3,350 general licenses that may be used on public or private land and 46,700 licenses for private land only.
Eight wild turkey management units totaling 42,218 square miles are open to fall turkey hunting during the Sept. 15-Nov. 14 season, including most of the southern Lower Peninsula, Beaver Island, and the entire Upper Peninsula.
"Regulations are similar to last year with one change occurring to quotas in the Upper Peninsula," said Al Stewart, the DNR's upland game bird specialist. "The Unit M quota was reduced from 4,000 to 1,500 licenses."
Hunters may apply for a turkey hunting license at any authorized license agent, at DNR Operations Service Centers, or online at www.michigan.gov/huntdrawings.
The application fee is $4. Drawing results will be posted online beginning Aug. 15.
If any licenses remain after the drawing, unsuccessful applicants may purchase one leftover license at any license agent or online for a one week period beginning Aug. 22 at 10 a.m. (Eastern time).
Any licenses that remain as of Aug. 29 at 10 a.m. (Eastern time) will be available for purchase over the counter by any hunter. The licenses will be sold until the quotas are met.