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Contact information
For information on registering a turkey, contact:
Jaqi Christopher
Assistant upland ecologist
Bureau of Wildlife Management
608-261-8458

Wild turkey harvest registration procedures

NEW TURKEY HARVEST AUTHORIZATION rules immediately in effect:

Effective immediately, requirements for the use of turkey harvest authorizations (formerly carcass tags) have changed. These changes include:

  • Turkey hunters are no longer required to validate a turkey tag;
  • Turkey hunters are no longer required to attach a tag to a turkey; and
  • There is no longer a requirement to keep the turkey tag with the meat.

The requirement to register a turkey by 5 p.m. the day after harvest remains in effect, and hunters will continue to provide the tag/harvest authorization number when registering.

Web pages are in the process of being updated to reflect these changes.

Register your turkey by 5p.m. the day after harvest. All registration is electronic and available 24 hours a day. No in-person registration stations are available.

  • Register online at GameReg
  • Register by calling the Harvest Registration Hotline: 1-844-426-3734

The following information is required to successfully register your turkey:

A 10-character confirmation number will be issued after successfully registering your turkey. This number is for your records.

turkey age and sex differences

NOTE: Only the first two primary wing feathers need to be examined when determining whether your turkey is an adult or a juvenile.

Last revised: Wednesday October 11 2017