MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - State officials say the deadline is approaching for turkey hunters to apply for spring shooting permits.
The DNR says the deadline to apply is December 10th, and the agency will hold a lottery for the available permits in late January or early February.
Those who get their names drawn can start buying turkey licenses on March 6th. Any leftover permits will be sold to the public before the hunt begins.
A youth hunt is scheduled for April 6th. The regular turkey season begins April 10th.
A half-dozen periods of seven days each will run through May 21st.