- Associated Press - Sunday, May 14, 2017

CARIBOU, Maine (AP) - Northern Maine’s turkey hunters are patiently waiting their turn to try to bag a big bird as the state’s rotational hunting system gets under way for the year.

Turkey hunters are allowed two bearded turkeys per year in most of the state. But in far northern Maine, hunters can take only one. And the state rotates legal hunting weeks based on hunters’ year of birth.

Hunters with an odd birth year are allowed to hunt from Monday to May 20. Hunters with an even birth year can hunt from May 22 to May 27. Everyone is allowed from May 29 to June 3, which is the last day of the season.

The turkey season is the rest of the state also runs until June 3.

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