Talking turkey: Maryland announces final winter harvest; DNREC offering certification courses

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Maryland reporting a 20% decline in its winter turkey season numbers this year. Across the state hunter bagged 87 birds, down from 107 the year before. Lower shore hunters didn’t have better luck, although in Dorchester hunters bagged 8 turkeys, which were some of the highest numbers in Maryland. The winter turkey season was established in 2015 to not conflict with other hunting seasons.

Delaware’s turkey season coming up April. DNREC is reminding first-time turkey hunters in the state are required to take a mandatory turkey course before hunting. The Delaware Hunter Education Program is offering the course in Sussex County at the Lewes Fire Department Station #2 on March18th.