I took two Maine longbeards (photo right) on opening day April 30, 2018 in Wildlife Management District 20 where I was hunting. Two bearded wild turkeys in one day is legal in many but not all Maine WMDs. Check your regulations.
Steve Hickoff is Realtree.com's editorial director and turkey hunting editor. He’s been beaten by more birds than he can remember. Still he kills enough to eat well, and fool with beards, spurs and fans until the next season. Pennsylvania born and raised, Maine is his home base now. A full-time outdoor communicator with a couple university writing degrees, he chases spring gobblers and fall flocks around the country.