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.

 

 

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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.