Maine Schedules Open Turkey Hunt for Kids

Discussion in 'Maine Turkey Hunting' started by sremington, Oct 29, 2003.

  1. This is so great! For those of you who are not from Maine, right now to hunt turkey you have to be entered into a lottery and if you are picked you can hunt that year. If you receive a permit then you are not allowed to receive a permit for the following year. But, this event means that the turkey population is on the rise and it is projected that it will continue to grow. This is to spark the interest of the youth so that they can hunt them in the future. The turkey population has actually tripled in the last 5 years. My uncle used to never see turkey anywhere and he gets turkeys crossing the road by his house nearly every day. I see them now on the side of the interstate.

    Anyway, the first single-day event is for next May 1st. Hopefully in the next few years there will be an open turkey season.