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.


State of Maine
State of Maine


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:
Back Road
State Route 104 – Middle Road
Davis Road

Area bordered south by:
Davis Road
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





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