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Celebrate first-time turkey hunting success by getting a free "First Turkey Certificate"

Contact(s): Mark Witecha, DNR assistant upland wildlife ecologist, (608)-267-7861
April 10, 2018



First Turkey Certificatet

MADISON - To help commemorate a turkey hunter's first harvest or hunting experience, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources provides a free, personalized certificate available online - sign-up is easy, and can be done in a matter of minutes online.

First-time hunters can submit a certificate by visiting dnr.wi.gov and searching keyword "first certificates."

"Thousands of hunters take to the woods each year in Wisconsin to pursue the wild turkey, many for the first time," said Mark Witecha, DNR upland wildlife ecologist. The first hunt or first experience certificate is our way of saying congratulations to all of the first-time turkey hunters - we wish them all many more years of successful hunting."

After submitting an online form, first-time turkey hunters will receive a customized certificate with details of the hunt including a picture, the location, the bird's weight, beard length and more. Certificates will be sent electronically within a few weeks after submission.

First-time hunters can submit a certificate by visiting dnr.wi.gov and searching keyword "first certificates."

Last Revised: Tuesday, April 10, 2018

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