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For information on turkey hunting, contact:
Krista Pham
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Turkey hunting

Turkey hunters: The DNR is asking for your help in monitoring Wisconsin wild turkeys for avian influenza. If you observe sick or dead turkeys (or waterfowl, raptors and avian scavengers) while out turkey hunting please make a note of the specific location and report your observations to your county wildlife biologist. Hint, while on the list scan the names for your county or enter your county into the "county served" field to narrow the results. Wild turkeys are susceptible to avian influenza and hunters are advised to take appropriate precautions [PDF exit DNR].

The wild turkey is truly one of Wisconsin's wildlife management success stories. A key role in the success of the wild turkey management program can be attributed to hunters through their purchase of the Wild Turkey Stamp which provides vital financial support in providing for future opportunities for turkey management and hunting in Wisconsin. Since wild turkeys were first successfully reintroduced into Wisconsin in 1976, population levels continue to increase and expand statewide. Successful restoration of the wild turkey resulted from tremendous hunter and landowner support, good survival and high quality habitat.

Turkey stamp funds have been providing opportunities for turkey management in Wisconsin since 1995. Sale of the turkey stamp currently brings in over $750,000 annually for developing, managing, conserving, restoring and maintaining the wild turkey population within the state.

2015 fall season information

2016 spring season information

Final 2015 Spring Turkey Harvest, by Turkey Management Zone.
Zone 2015 2014 % change
1 11,558 12,188 -5.17%
2 10,344 10,363 -0.18%
3 9,960 10,519 -5.31%
4 5,781 5,763 0.31%
5 2,023 2,013 0.50%
6 717 544 31.80%
7 518 354 46.33%
FM 73 71 2.82%
Statewide summary
  40,974 41,815 -2.01%

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Last revised: Wednesday November 04 2015