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Maine Turkey Hunting Season Comes to a Close

Weeks before Thanksgiving, Maine turkeys have a reason to rejoice



    Maine Turkey Hunting Season Comes to a Close
    Keith Srakocic/AP, File
    This May 2, 2015, file photo shows a wild tom turkey spreading his tail and puffing out his feathers as he approaches a hen in a field in Zelienople, Pa.

    It's almost safe to be a turkey in Maine again.

    The Pine Tree State's fall wild turkey season ends for the year on Thursday. The fall turkey hunt is the longer of the state's two turkey hunts, with a more restricted season taking place every spring.

    Wild turkeys are popular game birds, and the state uses the hunt to control their population. The animals were once rare in Maine, but are now so common they sometimes cause traffic accidents and other hazards.

    Hunters are allowed to take up to five wild turkeys of either sex in some parts of the state. However, parts of far northern Maine are closed to turkey hunting.

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