Although the spring turkey hunting season is nearing to a close, the Wisconsin DNR is encouraging hunters thinking of obtaining a permit, to do so as the season wraps up.
“For periods ‘E’ and ‘F’, those last two time periods, there’s no way they’re going to run out,” said Wildlife Biologist Kay Brockman-Maderas. “If you want to hunt those later periods, May 17 through 23, there’s permits and May 24 through 30.”
While it’s been a cool season temperature-wise for hunters, Brockman-Maderas says it’s not necessarily a bad thing when it comes to hunting comfort. Mosquitos are limited, but there still is the threat of ticks.
Nevertheless, Conservation Warden Clark Delzer reminds hunters to be mindful when taking their shot.
“Every year it happens where we get double birds or actually we’ve had three turkeys killed with one shot, which is not something we like to see, but we realize it happens,” Delzer said. “We just like to remind hunters to make sure their pattern size and take careful placement on those shots and realize turkey are pretty small, but when they’re in a close area like that you could end up with more than one bird, which makes things a little complicated.”
In the event of a double-shot, Delzer says to call the DNR. Period ‘Fp is the final day for the spring season, which ends on May 30.