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turkey hunter

There are many opportunities in Wisconsin for youth to learn to hunt

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

Successful turkey hunters can now register their turkey online or by phone. No in-person registration stations are available. All harvested turkeys must be registered using one of the following two methods:

  • call the DNR's Harvest Registration Hotline at 1-844-GAME-REG (1-844-426-3734). The phone-in system will only accept touch tone entries.
  • use the online Harvest Registration System.

In addition to harvest date, time and location information, you will be asked to determine the age (adult or juvenile) and the sex (gobbler or hen) of your harvested turkey. In the field, refer to Wisconsin Small Game & Wild Turkey Hunting Regulations booklet for a graphic (shown below) guiding you through the aging and sexing process. For an identification guide in color, see the Aging and Sexing Eastern Wild Turkeys [PDF].

You also will be asked to record a harvest registration confirmation number on your hunting permit at the end of the call or online session. You will still have until 5:00 p.m. on the day after harvest to register your turkey.

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 February 08 2017