Maryland spring turkey season starts Thursday

The Maryland spring turkey season begins tomorrow, April 18, and continues through May 23.

For the first part of the regular hunting season, April 18-May 9, hunting is allowed from one half-hour before sunrise until noon. Throughout the rest of the season, May 10-23, hunting hours are one half-hour before sunrise until sunset.

“Wild turkeys remain abundant throughout most of Maryland so we expect another successful spring season,” Wildlife and Heritage Service Director Paul Peditto said. “Enjoyable spring weather and a long season make turkey hunting the perfect opportunity to take new hunters afield.”

The daily bag limit for the spring season is one bearded turkey, with a season bag limit of two bearded turkeys. Hunting is permitted on Sundays in certain counties. Complete regulations, including Sunday hunting dates and check-in procedures can be found online.