Shotgun turkey hunt opens in some zones

Turkey hunters will head into the woods in selected parts of the state on Saturday as part of a one-week shotgun season on the big birds.

Archery turkey hunting season will continue: In one group of Wildlife Management Districts that season runs from Oct. 6-20; In another group of WMDs the archery season stretches from Sept. 27-Oct. 26.

The zones that are open for shotgun hunting from Oct. 13-19: WMDs 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 and 26.

One turkey of either sex can be shot by licensed turkey hunters.

A spring/fall combination turkey license ($20) allows the holder to take part in both of the state’s turkey hunting seasons.



John Holyoke

About John Holyoke

John Holyoke has been enjoying himself in Maine's great outdoors since he was a kid. Today, he's the Outdoors editor for the BDN, a job that allows him to meet up with Maine outdoors enthusiasts in their natural habitat. The stories he gathers provide fodder for his columns, and this blog.