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TURKEY HUNTS

Maine turkey hunting, nothing gets the blood pumping after a long winter more than the thunder of the wild mature Eastern Turkeys. This adrenaline-pumping hunt is where we commonly put multiple toms at 10 yards or less.

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Maine’s turkey population is booming!!!

Over two decades ago, wild turkeys were successfully reintroduced to the Maine landscape, thriving thanks to the fertile habitat provided by the state's evolving farmsteads. With access to many farms, we're privileged to have an abundance of turkeys and prime hunting locations at our disposal. Our hunting prowess shines through as we expertly call in the area's mature and perceptive birds, showcasing our dedication to the craft. Adapting to the terrain, we roam across various properties, allowing us to connect with active turkey populations and ensuring an exciting and fulfilling hunting experience in Maine's vast wilderness.

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PRICING

Unguided Hunt:

 

$150 unguided hunt Includes Use of Blind, chair, and area to hunt. Available in all zones we hunt.

 

Half and Full Day Hunt:

 

$300 per half day with Guide. Maine allows Turkey hunting from half an hour before sunrise to a half hour after sunset. We hunt the morning hunts from sunrise until noon to 1 pm each day. Includes: Blind, Guide, chair, area to hunt, retrieval of animal, transportation during the hunt. Available in all zones we hunt. (Please see above)

 

$500 per full day with Guide Includes:

 

Blind, Guide, chair, area to hunt, retrieval of animal, transportation during the hunt. Available in all zones we hunt. (Please see above)

All fees are subject to the current Sales Tax Rate of 9% Fees are subject to change based on inflation. Deposits are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

 

 

3-Day Hunt:

 

$1295 for a 3-day Guided hunt in one of the Northern Zones without food. Extra Guest $150 per person.

 

Add food package for $200 per hunter/guest.

HUNT DEPOSIT:

A 30% Deposit at the time of booking to guarantee your reservation. (NON-REFUNDABLE) Balance due 30 days before the hunt. ALL HUNTS Cancellation Policy:

Reservation Deposits made are NON-REFUNDABLE Fall Hunts and accommodations are NON-REFUNDABLE.

 

Cancelation Policy:

Deposits are NON-Refundable.

Fall Hunts are NON-Refundable.

Non-refundable due to adverse weather conditions. (We go out rain or shine.) 

 

WHAT YOU SHOULD BRING:

    •    Thermal Cell (highly recommended)

    •    Comfortable footwear (hunting boots and tall waterproof boots)

    •    Sent blocker hunting gear.

    •    camo attire with seat cushion for ground comfort.  

    •    A mixture of layers depending on the weather here in Maine.

    •    Headlamp

    •    Backpack

    •    Extra ammo or arrows & hunting tips

    •    Hunting License

    •    Medications

    •    Spare glasses/contracts if you have them.

    •    Hat and gloves (weather dependent)

 

Includes: Guide, Lodging, blind, chairs, transportation during the hunt, and animal retrieval.

All fees are subject to the current Sales Tax Rate of 9% Fees are subject to change based on inflation. Deposits are nonrefundable and nontransferable

 

Please Note that Turkey hunt packages that include lodging in the Northern Zones will be at Rustic Retreat Lodge in Perham, Maine. Turkey hunts in Southern Zones. The hunter will be responsible for finding lodging, but we have a list of recommended places to stay.

Spring turkey hunts are done with our ground blinds or run and gun. Maine Spring Turkey Hunts are for two Toms only. (Zone dependent) We will “Roost” the Toms the night before your hunt so there is no time wasted at Dawn. Turkeys are then called into decoys within shooting range of your blind, using various calls to excite your bird. You can call in the bird, or we can do it for you…The adventure of having a 20-pound bird come at you is one of the biggest thrills a hunter can experience. Fall Turkey Hunts Fall Turkey Hunts in Maine allows for 5 Wild Turkeys of either sex, any age. (Zone dependent) When the leaves are turning, it signals one of the best times of year to be in the Maine woods. Calling birds is not as effective as in the spring, so a common tactic is to break up the flock and call them in as they try to locate each other. The Turkeys have fed all summer, and large broods can often be found in reforested areas as well as small, protected pastures around our area. We will scout before you arrive at the flock pattern so we are ready to position ourselves at dawn before sun up. We use natural hedgerows or ground blinds to get close to the birds in the morning routine when they approach feeding areas. In the woodland is where we will run and gun. We break up the flock and call them in… Either strategy is very exciting and rewarding!

Licenses, Permits & Equipment

 

Shotgun:

 

A hunter may use shotgun gauges 10 through 20, shot sizes 4 through 6 or mixed loads that include shot sizes 4 through 7. A hunter must possess a valid big game hunting license and a turkey permit.

 

Bow & Arrow:

 

A hunter must possess a valid big game firearm hunting license or an archery license, and a turkey permit.

 

Crossbow:

 

A crossbow may be used to hunt wild turkeys during the spring wild turkey hunting season. A hunter using a crossbow must possess either a valid big game firearm hunting license, an archery license, and a spring/fall turkey permit. (A person must have taken an archery and crossbow hunting education course or show proof that they have previously held an archery and crossbow hunting license prior to purchasing their crossbow permit).

 

 

Wild Turkey Licensing, Permit, and Who May Hunt

License & Permit The spring and fall wild turkey hunting seasons are open to all hunters with valid big or small game hunting licenses. A combination spring/fall wild turkey permit is also required and available for $20, plus agent fee.

Who May Hunt The turkey hunter must possess the spring/fall wild turkey permit and their hunting license at all times while hunting. A person may assist in a hunt without a license or permit for that activity if that person does not carry a firearm, archery, or crossbow equipment (means to kill).

Crossbow Information

Crossbow Hunting Permit Fact Sheet (PDF)

 

Crossbow Safety Course, License & Permit Requirements To purchase a crossbow hunting permit, you must first purchase a valid hunting license (big game license for big game species or small game license for turkey and small game species), and must provide satisfactory evidence of the following: Successful completion of an archery hunting education program or a firearms hunter safety course. AND Successful completion of a crossbow hunting education program. There is no set order in which the courses must be taken. OR Proof of having previously held any valid hunting license in any year after 1976 and a valid permit or license that authorized the use of a crossbow in any year after 1979 (that is not a junior hunting license or an apprenticeship hunter license). When proof or evidence cannot be otherwise provided, the applicant may substitute a signed affidavit that the applicant has previously held the required completed archery hunting education program or hunter safety course and crossbow hunting education program or has previously held any valid hunting license and a valid permit or license that authorized the use of a crossbow (that is not a junior hunting license or an apprenticeship hunter license). Crossbow hunting courses are now available online or in-person. Check the Crossbow Hunter Safety page for more information and a list of classes.

Non-residents Nonresident Big Game Hunting (16 and older)

$115.00

 

Combination Hunting & Fishing (16 and older)

$150.00

 

Small Game* Hunting (16 and older)

$75.00

 

3-Day Small Game* Hunting (valid for three consecutive days)

$50.00

 

Junior Hunting (0 to 15 years) $35.00

 

Archery Hunting (16 and older) $75.00

 

6-Day Archery Hunting $26.00

 

Crossbow Hunting Permit (16 and older)**

 

Maine Resident $26.00

 

Nonresident $56.00

 

Wild Turkey Permit $20.00 See Wild Turkey Hunting Permit

 

 

Tagging station fees for Turkey are $3.00, or we can register online if cell service is available. Questions? When you book a hunt with us, you will receive a complete confirmation kit, including detailed information on equipment and clothing. Please feel free to call us at any time; we love hearing from fellow hunters.

Permit & Hunt Zones

Maine allows two bearded birds in the spring and five more in the fall (Zone

dependent) and all for a $20 permit, and you can even hunt on a non-resident

small game license! $75 for buying a 3-day non-resident license for $50 is a fantastic

deal for a Non-Resident Turkey hunter!!

 

 

 

We can take shotguns, crossbows, and bowhunters. (please see below for licensing

pricing) Hunting licenses can be purchased online.

 

Zones we hunt:

Northern Zones:

Zone 3: Spring 1 bearded turkey and Fall Closed Season

Zone 6: Spring 1 bearded and Fall 1 Turkey

Southern Zones:

Zone 16: Spring 2 bearded turkeys and Fall 5 Turkeys

Zone 21: Spring 2 bearded turkeys and Fall 5 Turkeys

Zone 22: Spring 2 bearded turkeys and Fall 5 Turkeys

Zone 24: Spring 2 bearded turkeys and Fall 5 Turkeys

Spring Wild Turkey Hunting Equipment

Shotgun:

  • One can use shotgun gauges 10 through 20 and shot sizes 4 through 6 or mixed loads that include shot sizes 4 through 7. In addition, shotgun gauges 10 through 28, including .410, may be used with shot sizes 7 through 9 in Tungsten Super Shot (TSS). A person must possess a valid big or small game hunting license and a turkey permit.

Bow & Arrow:

  • A person must possess a valid archery license and a turkey permit.

Crossbow:

  • A crossbow may be used to hunt wild turkeys during the spring wild turkey hunting season. A person hunting with a crossbow must possess either a valid big or small game firearms hunting license or an archery license, as well as a turkey permit and crossbow permit.

Dogs:

  • Hunting with dogs during the spring wild turkey season is unlawful.

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Electronic Calling Devices:

  • The use of electronic calling devices is legal.

 

 

Fall Wild Turkey Hunting Equipment

 

Shotgun:

  • A person can use shotgun gauges 10 through 20, using shot sizes 4 through 6 or mixed loads that include shot sizes 4 through 7. In addition, shotgun gauges 10 through 28, including .410, may be used with shot sizes 7 through 9 in Tungsten Super Shot (TSS). A person must possess a valid big or small game hunting license and a turkey permit.

 

Bow & Arrow:

  • A person must possess a valid archery license and a turkey permit.

 

Crossbow:

  • Only hunters 65 years of age and older and those with a crossbow disability permit may use a crossbow (a valid hunting license and turkey permit are also required).

  • A crossbow may be used to hunt wild turkeys during the fall wild turkey hunting season from 2020 through 2022. A person hunting with a crossbow must possess either a valid big or small game firearms hunting license or an archery license, as well as a turkey permit and crossbow permit.

 

Electronic Calling Devices:

  • The use of electronic calling devices is legal.

 

Dogs:

  • The use of dogs is legal to hunt wild turkeys during the fall season.

 

 

Please be aware: The fall shotgun wild turkey season requires different tactics than the usual "sit and call" approach. Hunters must exercise extreme caution during this time.

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