Hunters can check results of N.B. wild turkey draw online

Some New Brunswick hunters interested in bagging their own Thanksgiving turkeys might be in luck.

The province says it has released the results to its annual wild turkey draw, which hunters must enter if they want to hunt Wild Turkey.

“Congratulations to this year’s successful applicants and best of luck to hunters planning to take part in what is quickly becoming a spring tradition,” said Natural Resources and Energy Development Minister Mike Holland in a news release.

“The 2023 draw saw the highest number of available wild turkey licences to date. Be safe and enjoy.”

Officials say there were more than 4,000 applications for the 550 wild turkey licenses available for this year’s hunt, which runs from May 8 to 20.

The province says tags and information packets have been mailed to successful applicants.

“Once this tag has been received, the applicant can purchase their licence online, through the Fish and Wildlife Licensing System, or in person at authorized vendorsor Service New Brunswick service centres,” reads a news release.

New Brunswick hunters who entered the draw can find the results by checking the Department of Natural Resources and Energy Development website.