Manhunt Over But Hunting Ban Continues In Parts of Somerset County
Turkey hunting season is Maine was scheduled to start on Monday. But because of the massive manhunt for John Williams that ended on Saturday, Mainers may have to wait an extra day or two to begin their hunting. Governor LePage had to issue a special proclamation to close hunting in the area of the manhunt.
John Williams was captured alive on Saturday.
According to the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife:
"The Emergency Proclamation issued by Governor Paul R. LePage which closed to hunting the area surrounding last week’s manhunt will continue to be in effect through Monday, April 30, the opening day of turkey hunting season. It is anticipated that the Governor will lift the hunting ban soon. Further updates regarding the Emergency Proclamation will be provided as new information becomes available. We thank everyone for their continued patience and understanding."
Here are the affected areas for the ban:
Area bordered east by:
State Route 104 – Middle Road
Area bordered south by:
Martin Stream Road to Horn Hill Rd/Martin Stream
Area bordered west by:
East Pond Road
State Route 8 – Village Road/Smithfield Road/Mechanic Street
Area bordered north by: Waterville Road to Burrill Hill Road
Burrill Hill Road
Bigelow Hill Road