2014-07-10 / Outdoors

Turkey hunter patches on sale

LANSING – The Department of Natural Resources encourages hunters to celebrate their 2014 spring turkey hunting experience by purchasing a wild turkey cooperator patch.

The Michigan chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, in partnership with the DNR, coordinates the wild turkey patch program. Proceeds from patch sales are used to fund wild turkey-related projects and management in Michigan.

Young hunters, 17 years old and younger, who have a valid wild turkey hunting license may receive a free patch. To receive a patch, please send name and complete address, along with a legible copy of the youth’s valid wild turkey hunting license, to National Wild Turkey Federation, Wild Turkey Patch Program, P.O. Box 8, Orleans, MI, 48865. Please allow four to six weeks for delivery. If you have questions, please e-mail michiganwildturkeypatch@yahoo.com.

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. Send orders to the address above and please make check or money order payable to the National Wild Turkey Federation.

For more information about turkey hunting in Michigan, visit www.michigan.gov/ turkey.

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