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Wisconsin offers bonus turkey permits

MADISON, Wis. — Spring turkey bonus harvest authorizations will go on sale starting Monday for each of Wisconsin’s seven spring turkey hunting zones.

Hunters are encouraged to check the Department of Natural Resources’ turkey zone map and spring turkey bonus harvest authorization availability to see if harvest authorizations are available for the time period and turkey zone where they want to hunt. There are 113,412 spring turkey bonus harvest authorizations for sale in all seven management zones.

Anyone going to the web site between 9:45 to 10 a.m. will be assigned a random number. Starting at 10 a.m., customers who enter the GoWild website will be added to the purchasing queue in the order of their arrival. Sales start at 10 a.m. and run until midnight each day.

The following zones have available bonus harvest authorizations, and their corresponding sales dates are:

— Zone 1, Monday.

— Zone 2, Tuesday

— Zone 3, Wednesday.

— Zone 4, Thursday, March 19.

— Zones 5, 6 and 7, Friday, March 20.

Bonus harvest authorizations are $10 for residents and $15 for non-residents. Both groups will have equal opportunity for purchase. Bonus harvest authorizations can be purchased online through GoWild.Wi.Gov and at all license agents.

After zone-specific sales, all remaining turkey harvest authorizations will be made available for purchase at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 21.

The spring turkey season is April 15 to May 26, with six seven-day periods running Wednesday through the following Tuesday.

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