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Turkey applications due before Jan. 15

Article from The Piscataquis Observer, Vol. 165, No. 50, December 10, 2003

AUGUSTA Turkey permit applications are now available online at and hunters who applied for a permit last year were mailed an application this past week. Hunters have until Jan. 15, 2004, to submit their turkey applications.

A total of 15,600 spring wild turkey hunting permits will be issued by random drawing in mid-February, of which 7,800 permits will be allocated in Season A and 7,800 permits will be issued in Season B. Three percent of the total number of permits will be available to nonresident hunters.

Applications are now available from most license agents and all regional headquarters and offices of the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. Hunters can also apply online at

Any resident, nonresident, or alien who is eligible to obtain a Maine hunting license, or who will be eligible to obtain a Maine hunting license by the opening day of the spring wild turkey hunting season, may apply to hunt wild turkey in Maine. Please remember that all applications need to be postmarked no later than Jan. 15, 2004, delivered in person to the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Augusta headquarters by 5:00 p.m. on Jan.15, 2004, or submitted via the internet no later than 11:59 p.m. on Jan.15, 2004.

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