Madison, Wis. Preliminary figures show Wisconsin hunters harvested 39,366 turkeys during the spring 2002 wild turkey season, a slight increase over last spring’s total kill.

A total of 159,542 permits were issued throughout the 43 turkey
management units during the spring season. More than 19,000 “second
permits” were issued. Permit numbers are evenly distributed
throughout the six time periods to provide a quality hunting
experience.

The fall 2002 wild turkey hunting season runs Oct. 12 through
Nov. 10. Approximately 74,650 permits will be available. The
deadline for application is Aug. 10. The application fee is $3 and
a required turkey stamp is $5.25. The nonresident license cost is
$55.

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