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Surplus licenses available March 19

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I notice on the DNR website that surplus turkey licenses are available March 19th. Any hints on applying for them? Are you better off going to a license agent and having them do it or applying online yourself?

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I know alot of hunters apply successfully online, but I also know from personal experience that there seems to be a higher chance of problems doing it that way. So my personal preference is still going to an ELS agent.

Try to get there well ahead of the 5:00pm start time so you're one of the first in line. Where I go, I try to get there about 30 minutes early, but it really varies by the location. Do your homework on what permit areas and seasons are available and then have a couple options to try for.

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I have a question about the surplus licenses. Last year I forgot to put in for the lottery and was able to purchase a license thru the surplus for my zone as there were 200+ licenses left. This year I forgot again! I was looking at the dnr website and this is what is says:

Surplus wild turkey licenses will be offered to hunters who applied in the computer preference lottery but were not successful.

These licenses will be available on a first-come first-serve basis beginning at 5 p.m., March 19, 2007.

Does this mean that since I didn't apply in the lottery I am not eligible for the surplus shotgun license? If I must I'll just get an archery license, but I would prefer shotgun.

Thanks for the help

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Same as last year

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Do I loose preference points if I get a surplus license?

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Do I loose preference points if I get a surplus license?


To my knowledge you do not lose your preference points for picking up a surplus tag.

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Do I loose preference points if I get a surplus license?


To my knowledge you do not lose your preference points for picking up a surplus tag.


That is correct.

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Has anyone used the online licensing site before? I was bookmarking it last night and was wondering if there will be a link to the surplus licenses? You can go in there and fill out the info for buying a license but it seems a little confusing. If anyone has used it please add any comments. Thanks.

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I got mine about 20 minutes ago. I was like gazillionth in line but it worked out. 347E here I come, got a spot not too far from Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park.

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I got one too, this will be my first year. I will be hunting in area 249 May 8-12. Should be fun.

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