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Spring Hunters Harvest a Record 4,303 Wild Turkeys

Record-high Harvests Reported in Nine Counties Maryland hunters reported harvesting 4,303 wild turkeys during the 2020 regular spring and junior hunt turkey seasons, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced. This year’s harvest surpassed the previous high of 4,175, set in 2017, and was 8% higher than the 2019 harvest of 4,002 turkeys.


Winter Turkey Season Sees Harvest Increase

Maryland Hunters Bagged Birds in 22 Counties Hunters reported taking 82 wild turkeys during Maryland’s 2020 winter turkey season, which was open statewide Jan. 23-25. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources reports turkeys were harvested in 22 of the state’s 23 counties, with St. Mary’s and Garrett counties reporting the highest numbers.  The harvest was  Read the Rest…


Winter Turkey Season Opens Jan. 23

Another Chance to Bag a Hen or Gobbler The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announces the opening of the winter turkey season, which runs statewide from January 23-25 for hunters who did not harvest a turkey during the 2019 fall season. Hunting hours are from one half-hour before sunrise to one half-hour after sunset. The bag limit is one  Read the Rest…




Spring Hunters Harvest 4,002 Wild Turkeys

Four Counties Report Record Harvests Maryland hunters reported harvesting 4,002 wild turkeys during the 2019 regular spring and junior hunt turkey seasons, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced today. This year’s harvest was the second-highest on record, and reflects a 4% increase compared to the 2018 harvest of 3,861 birds.


Winter Turkey Season Opens Jan. 17

Second Chance for Hunters to Take a Hen or Gobbler The Maryland Department of Natural Resources offers hunters who did not bag a turkey in the fall another chance, as the winter turkey season runs statewide Jan. 17-19. The department established the winter season in 2015 to increase opportunities while minimizing conflicts with other hunting seasons.



Fall Turkey Season Opens in Western Maryland

Hunting Available in Allegany, Garrett and Washington Counties The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced today that the fall turkey hunting season will open Oct. 27 and continue through Nov. 4 in Allegany, Garrett and Washington counties with a bag limit of one turkey per hunter. The fall season was extended to include an additional day, Sunday,  Read the Rest…


Hunting and Trapping Seasons Proposed

Public Comments Accepted Until July 9 The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is now accepting public comment on proposed hunting and trapping seasons for 2018-2019 and 2019-2020.  The proposed regulations were published in the Maryland Register June 8, and would establish hunting season dates and bag limits for deer, bear, wild turkey, and small game  Read the Rest…


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