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Turkey Hunting Seasons

During both Spring and Fall seasons, you must report taking a turkey within 7 days, via the DECALS Online Harvest Reporting system or by calling 1-866-426-3778.

Youth Hunt information

Attention: Hunters from Canada

Spring turkey hunters needed for Ruffed Grouse Drumming Survey.

Read the turkey hunting regulations before heading afield.

A map of the 2016-2017 turkey hunting seasons.

2017 Spring Turkey Hunting Season (no map)
Regular Spring Season Spring Youth Turkey Hunt
Hunting Hours One-half-hour before sunrise to noon One-half-hour before sunrise to noon
Area Open All of upstate New York north of the
Bronx-Westchester County boundary
All of upstate New York north of the
Bronx-Westchester County boundary plus Suffolk County
Season Dates May 1 - May 31 April 22 - 23, 2017
Season Bag Limit Two bearded turkeys (one bird per day) One bearded turkey