Turkey permit lottery results (Spring)

Wild Turkey Lottery - Spring applications available early November.

If you have been chosen to receive a 2016 spring wild turkey permit, you will receive your official notification in the mail. You may purchase your license after March 1, 2016 at any DNR license agent, by telephone (1-888-665-4236) or on the Internet at http://licenses.dnr.state.mn.us. There is an additional convenience fee for telephone and Internet purchases.

Check whether you were drawn for a 2016 spring wild turkey license by entering either your:


9-digit MDNR #:



Driver's License #:

(You must use capital letters in your license number.)


Turkey clinic

Before you hunt, sign up for a (non-mandatory) wild turkey hunting clinic.


Preference levels

Each year that you apply for a license and don't get drawn for one, you earn a preference point until you are drawn. If you are a first-year applicant or a previous-year winner, you are a preference level 1. The higher your preference level, the better chance of getting a license. For example, a preference level 2 has a better chance of getting a license than a preference level 1. Group preference works the same way. Some of our lottery drawings you can apply for as a group, such as this one; your group's preference is the same as the preference of the member with the lowest preference level.

More information

Check the turkey hunting page for information about the hunt.

For all other questions, please email info.dnr@state.mn.us.