2022 Maine Fall Wild Turkey Youth Hunting Day This Saturday

Young hunters can kick off the fall turkey hunting season this weekend.

Saturday, September 17 is the Fall Youth Wild Turkey Hunting Day. Only junior hunters in possession of a valid junior hunting license may participate in special junior hunting days. Daily bag limits still apply, which is two wild turkeys per day in everybody Wildlife Management Districts open to turkey hunting.

The season opens to everyone on Monday, September 19. During the fall season, hunters can take turkeys of any gender or age. In some ADMs, up to five turkeys can be harvested during the season. A hunter may catch only one turkey in WMDs 6-8, 10-14, 18, 19, 27, and 29.

Season bag limits per WMD:

  • Five turkeys – 15-17, 20-25.
  • Three turkeys – 26.
  • A turkey: 6-8,10-14, 18, 19, 27 and 29.
  • Closed for turkey hunting: 1-5 and 9.

Paul WolfeTownsquare Media

Paul WolfeTownsquare Media

Last year, the Maine Interior Department of Fish and Wildlife made changes to the tagging and registration requirements for harvested turkeys. Now, hunted fall turkeys do not need to be tagged or registered for transportation. harvested spring turkeys they are still required to be fully labeled and registered.

With a valid Maine big game or small game license, turkey hunters can purchase a wild turkey hunting permit for $20 for residents and non-residents. This permit allows turkey hunters to take up to two bearded wild turkeys in the spring and additional turkeys of either sex in the fall.

Drive along this Aroostook County Scenic Byway for endless foliage views

One of Maine’s northernmost scenic byways is a perfect foliage cruise this fall. The Fish River Scenic Byway follows a 38-mile stretch of Route 11 in northern Aroostook County. The bypass begins at Portage Lake and winds through the heavily forested land to Fort Kent. Along the way, you’ll see vast valleys of wildflowers, views of picturesque Eagle Lake, and a massive hill that offers views of Mount Katahdin. The journey ends, the first mile of America.