Visiting turkey hunters might be pleasantly surprised by what this part of the country offers
Eating steamed lobster with melted butter, trout fishing, and a menu of other recreational activities are bonuses here. That’s all a big upside for visiting hunters.
And the cost of turkey hunting in Maine for both the resident and the nonresident is among the most affordable in the country, especially if visitors opt for the three-day small-game license and turkey permit.
This southern New England state is a mix of increasing suburban development with some forested areas holding birds you can hunt. Hunting pressure is low. Public-land access is limited. Wildlife management challenges are many.
That said, the bag limit is five turkeys (yep, you read that right).
Realtree turkey hunting editor Steve Hickoff has chased gobblers all over the United States and Mexico. He was born and raised in northcentral Pennsylvania, and now makes his home in Maine. Hickoff was named the NWTF Tom Kelly Communicator of the Year for 2019, a prestigious award reflecting his longtime work promoting hunting and conservation as a turkey hunting writer, editor and book author.