Non-Resident Landowner Program Deer and Turkey Hunting Permits Information

Application Available

The 2023 Nonresident Landowner Eligibility application will be available on our website beginning November 1, 2022, in preparation for the 2023 Spring Turkey Hunting Seasons. 

Application Deadline Dates

The 2023 Nonresident Landowner Eligibility application must be received by:

  • February 9, 2023, for Spring Turkey permits.
  • September 1, 2023, for Fall Turkey and Deer permits. 

Due to the large volume of applications received, please assist us by submitting your application 5-6 weeks in advance of the application deadline dates, particularly if you wish to purchase 2023 Deer permits. 

Eligibility Period

Once an application is received, and eligibility approved, nonresidents remain eligible for 1 year, if there is no change in ownership or residency affecting the permittee's eligibility for nonresident landowner permits.  Any permits received after a permittee becomes ineligible for nonresident landowner permits shall be returned by mail – unused - to the Department, along with a note of explanation for return. 

Nonresident Landowner Application Process

Nonresident landowners must complete the 2023 Nonresident Landowner Eligibility Application and mail it to the Department along with their required Proof of Land documentation.  Once eligibility is approved by the Department, your application will be placed on your profile for 2023, and you will not be required to submit another application in 2023.  You MUST, however, still PURCHASE your 2023 Nonresident Landowner permits

Qualified applicants may purchase

  1. One Spring Turkey permit (valid for all 5 regular spring turkey seasons)
    Dates to purchase:  Nov. 15, 2022 – Feb. 9, 2023
    Fee:  $37.50

  2. Combination Firearm Deer permit (1 either-sex and 1 antlerless-only permit) (available only for counties open to firearm deer hunting)  
    Dates to purchase:  March 7, 2023 – Sept. 1, 2023
    Fee:  $175

  3. Combination Archery Deer permit (1 either-sex and 1 antlerless-only permit)
    Dates to purchase:  March 7, 2023 – Sept. 1, 2023
    Fee:  $210

  4. 1 Fall Firearm Turkey permit (available only for counties open to fall firearm turkey hunting)
    Dates to purchase:  March 7, 2023 – Sept. 1, 2023
    Fee:  $37.50

  5. 1 Fall Archery Turkey permit
    Dates to purchase:  March 7, 2023 – Sept. 1, 2023
    Fee:  $25

Qualified applicants are limited to

  1. Landowners of 40 acres or more of land and their immediate families, and bona fide current income beneficiaries of a trust that owns 40 acres or more of land and their immediate families.

    "Immediate family of a landowner or a bona fide current income beneficiary" means, and is limited to, the spouse, children, brothers, sisters and parents permanently residing on the same property as the landowner or bona fide current income beneficiary.

    "Bona fide current income beneficiary" means, an individual who, at the time of application for a permit: is entitled to income (whether income exists or not) from the trust that owns the land the applicant wishes to hunt with no condition precedent (such as surviving another person, reaching a certain age, etc.) other than the trustee distributing the income; and is listed by name in the trust documents as an income beneficiary.

  2. Bona fide equity shareholders of corporations or bona fide equity members of limited liability companies owning 40 or more acres of land in a county. For applicants eligible for permits under this Part:  A) Only one permit per 40 acres, for a maximum of 15 permits per county, for corporations and limited liability companies shall be issued based on ownership of lands by corporations or limited liability companies. B) Lands leased to corporations, limited liability companies, or trusts shall not be considered a basis for a permit for the shareholders, members, or beneficiaries of the lessee.

  • Individuals who have received a nonresident landowner firearm permit, or who have submitted an application for a nonresident landowner firearm permit that is still pending, may not apply for additional permits in the First or Second Lottery Firearm Drawings for Fall Turkey or Deer. 

  • Nonresident Landowner Deer Muzzleloader permits are not issued.  You must apply in either the 2nd or 3rd Deer Lottery for a Deer Muzzleloader permit.

  • All nonresident landowner permits issued are valid on all properties owned by that permittee, regardless of in which county the property is located, so long as that county is open for the specific hunting season for which the permit is issued. This includes all permits issued to:

    1. A landowner, bona fide current income beneficiary, or the immediate family of a landowner or income beneficiary; or

    2. A bona fide equity shareholder or bona fide equity member, and on all lands owned by the corporation or limited liability company.

Please Refer To The 2023 Nonresident Landowner Eligibility Application For Instructions And Information On How To Purchase Your 2023 Permits.