Minnesota spring turkey hunting begins

Minnesota turkey hunting began this week, with opportunities available through Wednesday, May 31. The season is divided into six hunt periods, A through F.

A spring turkey license will provide the opportunity to hunt all permit areas in the state, with the exception of three major wildlife management areas. Permits to hunt the popular Carlos Avery and Mille Lacs wildlife management areas in the A-C time periods, and Whitewater WMA in the A-B time periods, were distributed already by lottery only for firearms hunters 18 and older.

Find all the details you need about turkey hunting season on the DNR website, including lottery application results for the three WMAs. Hunters concerned about avian influenza and wild turkeys can find more information about safe handling practices and the outbreak on the DNR avian influenza webpage.

2023 spring turkey season dates:

A April 12-18
B April 19-25
C April 26-May 2
D May 3-9
E May 10-16
F May 17-31
Youth season April 12-May 31
Archery season April 12-May 31