Gov. Evers’ Safer at Home order recognizes outdoor activity as an essential activity. As such, the 2020 Spring Turkey Season will proceed without changes to the season dates or management zones under the Safer at Home order.
Due to COVID-19, distance is critical. Social distancing – the practice of always staying 6 feet away from others outside of household members – is vital to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
Turkey hunting in Wisconsin is designed to minimize hunter contact and is usually a solitary outdoor activity. The purpose of permitting by time period spreads people out in different times and the purpose of zones spreads people out spatially, resulting in a high-quality hunt.
All current regulations for the season apply.
Although we are unable to change current authorizations, there are additional permits still available online.
We encourage you to find hunting opportunity within your community.
If you’re hunting this year, remember to practice safe social distancing, leaving 6 feet between you and anyone else you may encounter while in the field.
Youth turkey hunt set for April 11-12
Youth under the age of 16 may hunt during the spring youth turkey hunt April 11-12. Hunters under the age of 12 and youth without hunter safety can participate in the youth turkey hunt under the Mentored Hunting Program.
Youth must be accompanied by a qualified adult and follow the youth turkey hunting and mentored hunting program rules. Under the Safer at Home order, mentors and mentees should be from the same household. Youth hunters must possess a valid spring turkey license, stamp and harvest authorization.
A harvest authorization for any time period can be used during the youth hunt weekend, but youth hunters must hunt within the turkey management zone indicated on their harvest authorization.