SKOWHEGAN, Maine (AP) — Maine’s annual spring hunt for wild turkeys is getting started, but hunting is restricted in one area because of a manhunt.
State authorities announced on Friday the season will be closed around Skowhegan and Norridgewock because of a search for a fugitive suspected in the killing of a Maine deputy. The spring turkey season gets started with Youth Spring Wild Turkey Day on Saturday in the rest of the state.
The Pine Tree State has two statewide hunts for turkeys, one in spring and one in fall.
Maine hunters are limited to two bearded wild turkeys in most of the state in spring. There are stricter limits about when people can hunt, and a quota of just one, in far northern Maine.