It's getting close to spring turkey hunting time. Common sense indicates this will be a good season, because we are coming off of a mild winter. The reports from around the area seem to indicate that birds are generally doing well and it is likely that a decent population of birds are within easy driving distance no matter where you live in the area.
This spring, the Maryland season will begin April 18 and end May 23. The bag limit is one per day and two per season, provided you did not take a turkey last fall. If you bagged a fall turkey, you are allowed one bird during the spring season.
As most hunters know, the spring season is a very efficient wildlife management tool. The harvest of gobblers has little impact on the overall population. One gobbler will mate with many hens, so the other gobblers in a given area are expendable. The fall season is a very different matter because most of the harvest is young birds, including hens, which could adversely affect the population if too many hens are taken.