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Greetings:

 

Spring Turkey Leftover Permits sales are one of the most popular events for DNR customers. The Wisconsin DNR and Go Wild are ready to help you prepare for the 2017 Spring Turkey leftover turkey permit sale.

If you are considering purchasing a 2017 Conservation Patron license, we suggest you make your purchase before March 20 in order to make the leftover permit process as quick and easy as possible.

Spring Turkey Tag sales will begin at 10 a.m. on the following days:

·       March 20 – Zone 1; 39,473 permits available

·       March 21 – Zone 2; 12,938 permits available

·       March 22 – Zone 3; 34,273 permits available

·       March 23 – Zone 4; 15,031 permits available

·       March 24 – Zone 5; 3,537 permits available

·       March 24 – Zone 7; 211 permits available (no permits available for zone 6)

·       March 25 – All remaining tags for any zone

On the date of the sale, depending upon customer demand, you may experience a waiting period before you are let into the Go Wild site. To prepare for the sale, each day at 9:45 a.m., an online queuing system will be put in place to manage volume in the Go Wild system. At 10 a.m. all online users who are on the site will be randomly assigned a number and staged into a “virtual” line regardless of the actual time you entered into the system.

There is no advantage for customers who enter the site before 9:45 a.m. Please note that customers who enter the site after the randomization occurs at 10 a.m. will be added to the end of the line in the order in which they arrive. Once the queue is empty, online users will go directly to the Go Wild home page for the remainder of the day.

Once you access the Go Wild site, follow the prompts until you reach your personalized dashboard. To purchase a tag, click the "Buy Licenses" button from your dashboard to open the catalog. From there you will find the Spring Turkey Leftover Permit at the very top of the list. If you haven't had the chance to get your license in advance, Go Wild can help you get one after you select the Spring Turkey Tag.

Leftover permits can also be purchased at agent locations and DNR Service Centers. Customers at these locations will be in a physical line managed by each location manager.

The Wisconsin DNR thanks you for your patronage and we wish you a fun, exciting and safe hunting experience.

 

 ELK COUNTRY: CLOSER THAN YOU THINK
Less than 60 miles from Marshfield is elk country.
[MEDIA LINK] - [HUB CITY TIMES]

SMITH: DEER RESEARCH DONE, NOT FORGOTTEN
From the winter of 2010-'11 through 2013-'14, Wisconsin's white-tailed deer were studied as never before.
[MEDIA LINK] - [MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL]

GLA SAYS 'THANK YOU' TO TEAM FOR KEEPING GREEN LAKE BLUE
Whether or not the grass truly is greener on the proverbial other side, those around Green Lake's shores can be happy the lake isn't any greener.
[MEDIA LINK] - [RIPON COMMONWEALTH PRESS]

WISCONSIN PANEL FINALIZES WASTING DISEASE RECOMMENDATIONS
An advisory committee working on revisions to Wisconsin's long-term chronic wasting disease plan wrapped up its work Wednesday, finalizing recommendations that include limited culling of the state's herd and stiffer regulations for captive deer farms.
[MEDIA LINK] - [LEADER TELEGRAM, EAU CLAIRE]

  WISCONSIN IMPROVES TROUT STREAMS
Ongoing efforts to improve habitat and water quality are paying off with seven streams in Dane and Grant counties receiving an upgrade or making a new appearance on Wisconsin's list of classified trout streams.
[MEDIA LINK] - [THE FISHING WIRE]

COMMITTEE REVIEWS DEER SURVEY RESULTS
When the committee meets at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, a draft plan for a managed archery harvest will be reviewed.
[MEDIA LINK] - [WAUPACA NOW]

NORTHERN WISCONSIN CONGRESSMAN LOOKS TO REMOVE GRAY WOLVES AS ENDANGERED
U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy introduced legislation Tuesday that would return authority to states for determining the protected status of gray wolves.
[MEDIA LINK] - [LIBERTY TRIBUNE]

  EX-DNR SECRETARIES: KEEP AGENCY INTACT
Five former secretaries of the Department of Natural Resources say they oppose a legislative proposal to break up the agency.
[MEDIA LINK] - [MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL]

NON-MOTORIZED BOATS LOOKED AT FOR REGISTRATION FEES
The DNR is proposing some increases for fees like hunting and fishing licenses and non-motorized recreational items like kayaks.
[MEDIA LINK] - [WXPR, RHINELANDER]

 

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