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2024 spring turkey season opens April 17
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MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds turkey hunters that the 2024 spring turkey season opens on April 17.

The 2024 spring turkey season will run from April 17 through May 28 and includes six, seven-day periods running Wednesday through the following Tuesday. All seven turkey management zones will be open for hunting.

The 2024 spring turkey season dates are as follows:

● Period A: April 17 – 23

● Period B: April 24 – 30

● Period C: May 1 – 7

● Period D: May 8 – 14

● Period E: May 15 – 21

● Period F: May 22 – 28

Hunters must carry their spring turkey license, wild turkey stamp and valid harvest authorization while hunting, and they are encouraged to review the turkey hunting regulations before the season.  

Turkey harvest registration is mandatory and remains a critical component of turkey management in Wisconsin. Hunters must register their turkey by 5 p.m. the day after recovery through the GameReg system or by phone at 1-844-426-3734. Hunters will need the number found on their paper or electronic harvest authorization to register their turkeys.