Friday, August 3, 2007
Maine's Fall Wild Turkey Hunting Season
Several of you have asked, and here's what information the state sent me just yesterday on the Maine fall wild turkey hunting zones, regulations, and so on:
Zone 1 (Archery Only*): (WMD's 15, 16, 17, 20, 24, 25, 26) - October 6, 2007 through October 20, 2007
Zone 2 (Archery Only*): (WMD's 21, 22, 23) - September 27, 2007 through October 26, 2007
Zone 3 (Shotgun Only**): (WMD's 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25) - October 13, 2007 through October 19, 2007
Bag and Possession Limit: One Wild Turkey either sex, any age.
Hunting Hours: 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hours after sunset.
Note: A Fall Wild Turkey Hunting Permit is required in addition to a hunting license that allows hunting of big game or an archery license.
*Archery Only - An archery license is required to hunt during the Fall Wild Turkey season in Zones 1 and 2.
**Shotgun Only - A hunting license that allows hunting of big game with firearms is required to hunt during the fall Wild Turkey season in Zone 3. Only shotgun gauges 10 through 20 using shot sizes 4 through 6 may be used to hunt Wild Turkey in Zone 3.
Resident Fall Wild Turkey Permit - $20.00*
Nonresident Fall Wild Turkey Permit - $47.00*
*Plus agent fee.
Legal Hunting Time: 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset.
For you inquiring turkey doggers--likely nonresidents, with the exception of this blogger who road trips to New York and Vermont annually with his dogs--there's still no official word on legalizing that strategy in Maine, though it was in the mix of discussion heading into this change.
I'll keep you posted.
(Steve Hickoff photo)