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Spring Turkey Program

2023 Spring Turkey Hunting

Lottery Application Period

Please note revised 2023 Spring Turkey lottery application dates 

  Lottery 1 Applications Accepted: October 4, 2022 through December 9, 2022

  Lottery 2 Applications Accepted:  December 12, 2022 through January 18, 2023

  Lottery 3 Applications Accepted:   January 30, 2023 through February 17, 2023

  • All hunters are eligible to apply.  No applicant may receive more than three permits in total for Spring Turkey hunting, including lottery-drawn, OTC, youth and Landowner permits.  
  • Click here to submit an online application OR here to print and mail a paper application
  • Group Hunt applications are not accepted in Lottery 3
  • Landowner Spring Turkey permit applicants/recipients may apply in Lottery 3   

2023 Spring Turkey Permits Remaining

  • After the Lottery 1 Drawing (counties and Special Hunt Areas) 
  • After the Lottery 2 Drawing (counties and Special Hunt Areas) 
  • After the Lottery 3 Drawing (counties)

Lottery Application Periods

Over-the-Counter Permit Sales

  • County-specific Spring Turkey permits remaining after the Lottery 3 Drawing will be available for sale over the counter from License Vendors beginning March 14, 2023.  Special Hunt Area permits are available only during the Lottery application period and are not sold over the counter. 
  • Permits will be sold until quotas are exhausted, or until the close of season May 11, 2023. Persons may purchase one or more permits during this period, subject to availability, except that no one may exceed the limit of 3 permits in total, including lottery-drawn, youth, landowner, and OTC permits.


  • Resident Landowner Application (R-POH application) Eligible resident landowners who select the Spring Turkey Program on the application will receive one Spring Turkey Landowner permit, which is valid for all 5 seasons of the Northern or Southern Zone in which the Landowner's property is located. Spring Turkey landowner permit recipients are not eligible to apply for a Lottery 1 Spring Turkey permit. 
  • Nonresident Landowner Application