The North Dakota Game and Fish Department announced on Monday that there will be 5,815 wild turkey licenses available for the spring hunting season. For those keeping track, that is 65 fewer than last year.
To get a wild turkey license, applicants must purchase a 2015-16 hunting license. In addition, hunters must have a fishing, hunting, and furbearer certificate, as well as a general game and habitat license.
First-time spring turkey hunters ages 15 or younger are eligible to receive one spring license valid for the regular hunting season in a specific unit. To be eligible, the youth hunter must be 15 or younger on opening day of spring turkey season, and have never received a spring turkey license in North Dakota.
Spring turkey applicants can apply online at the Game and Fish Department website, gf.nd.gov. Applications can also be submitted by calling 800-406-6409.
Application forms will also be available by Feb. 1 at most license vendors, county auditors and Game and Fish offices. The deadline for applying is Feb. 11. Online or phone applications must be logged before midnight that day.
Spring turkey licenses are available only to North Dakota residents. The spring turkey season opens April 11 and continues through May 17.