October 3, 2022

Minnesota Has Plans For More Turkeys, More Permits

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The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ long-range plan for wild turkeys calls for population increases bringing it to 75,000 birds by 2011. Currently there are about 60,000 turkeys in 74 or Minnesota’s 87 counties. The plan will also increase alloted permits from 33,000 to 35,000 during the same time frame.

The 2007 Long Range Turkey Plan can be downloaded from the DNR website (pdf file) or hard copies are available by writing to: Wild Turkey Plan, Minnesota DNR, 500 Lafayette Road Box 20, St. Paul MN 55155-4021, or by calling (651) 259-5230.

Tom Remington