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Application Period Opening for Fall Turkey Season and Special Area Deer Permits

July 31, 2008

Hunters are reminded that August 1st marks the opening of the application period for both Fall Turkey Permits and for Special Areas Deer Permits. Applications must be submitted before midnight on Sept. 7, 2008.

Permit award notification and permit pickup begin the week of September 22. (Note: All permits awarded in the lottery will be held in reserve for pickup at a license agent or will be mailed if claimed via the Internet.)

Over-the-Counter Sales of general permits, leftover lottery permits and all Farmer Permits can be claimed beginning Monday, October 6.

Specific instructions on how to apply for permits, claim awarded permits and purchase permits can be found on the Permit Information page.


Only the following Special Area zones/seasons may be applied for. All other zones will be sold over-the-counter beginning Monday, October 6.

Zone Season(s) Available
37 Bow, Muzzleloader, Shotgun
38 Muzzleloader, Shotgun
56 Shotgun Only
57 Bow, Muzzleloader, Shotgun
58 Bow, Muzzleloader, Shotgun
61 Bow, Muzzleloader, Shotgun
64 Shotgun Only
70 Bow, Muzzleloader, Shotgun

Hunters may apply for a total of four deer permits (two bow, two firearm) through the lottery. Two random lotteries will be conducted; afterwards, remaining permits may be available for purchase at license agents or on the Internet - check Special Areas section of the Hunting Digest for details

Detailed information regarding the season dates, bag limits and other information can be found at (pdf, 56kb)


Fall Turkey Permit Applications can be submitted for Turkey Hunting Areas 1 - 11, 20 and 21. Hunters are reminded that Deer Zones and Turkey Hunting Areas are not the same.

More specific Fall turkey permit information and the Turkey map can be found at (pdf, 260kb)

The 2008 Hunting Issue of the Digest is scheduled for delivery the end of the last week in August. An online version should be available shortly before the printed version arrives.

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