As Maine’s wild turkey season reaches its halfway point in most Wildlife Management Districts, a couple of observations:
My inbox has been devoid of those dreaded messages from the Maine Warden Service informing news media of hunting accidents. That’s a good thing. Here’s hoping hunters remain vigilant and safety-conscious, and that everyone’s trips afield remain incident-free.
My inbox has also been remarkably devoid of turkey-hunting reports, especially from young hunters who’ve recently bagged their first birds. That, in my line of work, is not so good.
I know there are plenty of you with tales to tell, and plenty of young hunters who’ve had a ball on their first turkey hunts. I also know that many parents and grandparents have photos to share, documenting these great days afield.
So what are you waiting for? Send your photos along to me here: firstname.lastname@example.org, and I’ll try to share as many of them as I can in a future blog.
A few things to remember: Identify everyone in every picture, and spell everyone’s name correctly (funny thing: People don’t like it when you spell their names wrong). Tell us as much as you know about the hunt. Tell us where the hunt took place (just “in the woods” isn’t good enough. Trust me: We won’t give away your secret spot … and if your spot is really that good, it’s not as secret as you think).
Also: Include a phone number so I can get back to you if I need to do so.
Look forward to hearing from you!