Senator Saviello Sponsors My Turkey Bill
I often hunt on the land of a blueberry farm owner who is plagued by turkeys and deer. It’s really nice to be welcomed onto someone else’s land, and I’ve found that turkeys, in particular, are opening up a lot of private land to hunters.
My Dad and I have shot turkeys on the lawn of a Fayette homeowner, and I shot one once on my front lawn during the fall either-sex season. The spring season is the best and most exciting because you can call in the males. In the fall, it’s simply stalk and shoot.
Unfortunately, Maine has lost half of its turkey hunters in the last six years, despite the fact the state offers the best turkey hunting in the nation. Our seasons, bag limits, rules, and fees have reduced the number of Maine turkey hunters, even as our population of turkeys skyrockets.