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Maine’s spring turkey hunt is in full flight this month

May 5, 2019

CARIBOU, Maine (AP) — The Maine spring turkey hunt is in full swing, including in the northern part of the state where it’s more restricted.

The hunt runs from late April to June 1 all over the state. Hunters are allowed to take two bearded wild turkeys in most of Maine. The birds are plentiful in much of the state, and Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife uses the hunt to control population growth.

Hunters in far northern Maine are limited to just one bearded turkey in spring. Hunters who were born in an odd numbered birth year are allowed to hunt until Saturday. The week beginning Monday will belong to hunters born in even numbered years. The two groups will alternate until the last week of May, which is open to all.