An Act To Allow a Hunter To Harvest a Wild Turkey of Either Sex during the Month of October without an Extra Charge for the Permit
Sec. 1. 12 MRSA §11701, as affected by PL 2003, c. 614, §9 and amended by c. 655, Pt. B, §179 and affected by §422 and Pt. C, §§2 and 6, is further amended by adding after the first paragraph a new paragraph to read:
The commissioner shall establish a wild turkey hunting season for the month of October in which a person who holds a hunting license under this chapter may harvest a wild turkey of either sex at no extra permit charge. A person who harvests a wild turkey during this season shall register the harvested wild turkey pursuant to section 12301-A.
This bill requires the Commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife to establish a wild turkey hunting season for the month of October to allow the harvest of wild turkeys of either sex. This season would be open to any licensed hunter and would not require any extra permit charge. The bill provides that the hunter must have any harvested turkey tagged.