The fall turkey season plays an important role in managing turkeys. This hunt stabilizes and reduces wild turkey numbers in certain areas of the state to meet local goals. Help us reach these goals by applying for a license and stepping into the field this fall.
To find the map of turkey management units and license quotas, see the Fall Turkey Digest at Michigan.gov/Turkey.
Looking for a place to hunt? Check out Turkey Tracts. These public land areas provide excellent turkey habitat and accessibility for all hunters.
Wild turkey management cooperator patch
|Michigan’s wild turkey patch program is coordinated by the Michigan chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, in partnership with the DNR.
Young hunters, up to 17 years of age, who have a valid wild turkey hunting license may receive a free patch. Adult hunters, collectors and other interested individuals may purchase the patch for $5, including postage and handling. Only the current-year patch is available for purchase. You do not have to harvest a turkey to purchase a patch.