CUMBERLAND — Maryland’s fall turkey hunting season began yesterday and continues through Saturday. The hunt takes place only in Garrett, Allegany and Washington counties.
Participation in this hunt has dwindled over the years, according to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.
During the 2011 season, 171 turkeys were harvested with Allegany County accounting for 72, Garrett 64 and Washington 31.
Hunters may kill one turkey of either gender during the fall hunt.
Hunters are also allowed to bag two turkeys during the spring season, but those birds must have beards to be legal.