February 1, 2023

Maine Gobbler Addicts Getting Antsy

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This Saturday the kids get the day to turkey hunt and the A – spring season begins on Monday. Mark Latti from Inland Fisheries has release the following two press items.

Youth Hunters Get Their Own Day This Saturday

AUGUSTA, Maine — Once again this year, junior hunters who are interested in turkey hunting get their own day before the regular season starts.

Hunters who are 10 years of age or older and under 16 years of age and possess a junior hunting license and a Spring Turkey Permit may hunt under the supervision of an adult on April 29, 2006.

Junior hunters may hunt for one bearded turkey with firearms or bow and arrow, and must be accompanied by parent, guardian, or a qualified adult.��The qualified adult must be a person 18 or older who has been approved by the youth’s parent or guardian and must hold a valid Maine hunting license or have completed a hunter safety course. The accompanying adult cannot possess a firearm.��

And this one concerning the regular turkey hunt.

Turkey Season Opens Monday

AUGUSTA, Maine — Wild Turkey Season begins Monday, and for the first time ever, hunters can purchase their permit through a license agent or online at www.mefishwildlife.com.

The reintroduction of wild turkeys in Maine is a true success story. Wild turkeys are now a common sight through southern and central Maine, and this year, all hunters have a chance to hunt turkeys in the state,” said Roland D. Martin, Commissioner, Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.
Once again this year, the season will be split into two seasons. Hunters born in even years are assigned Season A, and those born in odd years have Season B. Season A runs from May 1 – 6, May 22-27, and May 29-June 3 2006. Season B hunters have May 8 – 20 and May 29, 2006 – June 3, 2006.

Hunting hours for Wild Turkeys are � hour before sunrise until 12:00 p.m. and hunters are allowed one bearded spring turkey per permit holder per season. Turkey hunting is open in southern and central Maine in Wildlife Management Districts 10-18, and 20-26.

Hunters are reminded to ask for landowner permission before hunting private property, and to hunt safely.

Tom Remington