Good day for toms as Maine turkey hunt ends for spring
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine’s season for hunting wild turkeys in the spring has ended for the year.
The Pine Tree State allows hunters to pursue the birds in spring and fall to help control their population. Wild turkeys were once rare in Maine, but the population rebounded after years of conservation efforts.
The spring season ended on Saturday. Hunters are allowed to bag the birds all over the state, though hunters in far northern Maine are limited to only one bearded turkey. Hunters elsewhere are allowed two bearded birds.
The fall turkey season begins on Oct. 1 and the rules allow hunters to bag birds of either sex.
Hunting slows down in Maine in the summer. The next major season is the bear hunt, which begins in late August.