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Turkey Hunting Photo Gallery

A youth hunter with his turkey.

Cooper Ploetz, Age 15
2014 Fall Season
First Tom - 17.5 lbs., double beard 10 1/4" and 6", 3/4" spurs
Erie County

A youth turkey hunter with his turkey.

Dylan Draper, Age 13
Youth Turkey Hunt, April 2014
Gobbler - 20 lbs., 8" beard, 1" spurs
Steuben County

Two youth hunters with their turkeys

Devin Arndt, age 13 (left) and Casey Arndt, age 15 (right)
Youth Turkey Hunt, April 2013
First bird for each of them
Chautauqua County

A youth hunter with his turkey

Connor Wright, age 13
Youth Turkey Hunt, April 2013
Gobbler - 25 lbs., 9.5" beard, 1 1/8" spurs
Rensselaer County

A youth hunter with his turkey

Russell Storey, age 13
Youth Turkey Hunt, April 2013
First turkey - 22lbs., 9" beard, 1.5" spurs
Greene County

A youth hunter with her turkey

Olivia Yeaple, age 15
Youth Turkey Hunt, April 2013
Second bird
Orange County

A youth hunter with his turkey

Dominic Villafranca, age 15
Youth Turkey Hunt, April 2013
26 lbs., 10" beard, 1.25" spurs
Suffolk County

A youth hunter with his turkey

Kody Tirpak, age 13
Youth Turkey Hunt, April 2013
Kody's first gobbler, second bird - 20 lbs., 9" beard, 0.75" spurs
Putnam County

A youth hunter with his turkey

Ryan Riley, age 15
Youth Turkey Hunt, April 2013
Gobbler - 21 lbs.
Mentored by Daniel Novoa
Erie County

A youth hunter with his father and their turkey

Nicholas Rice
Youth Turkey Hunt, April 2013
Mentored by father Nate Rice
Cortland County

A youth hunter with his turkey

Dylan Pasquariello, age 13
Youth Turkey Hunt, April 2013
Dylan's first turkey
Mentored by Joe Pasquariello (father)
Schoharie County

A youth hunter with his turkey

Sean Madden, age 12
Youth Turkey Hunt, April 2013
Sean's first gobbler - 8" beard, 0.75" spurs
Onondaga County

A youth hunter with his turkey

Seth Librock, age 13
Youth Turkey Hunt, April 2013
Seth's first turkey - 24 lbs., double-beard totaling 14.5", 1.75" spurs
Genesee County

A youth hunter with his turkey

Gabrial Kuglics, age 12
Spring Turkey Season, May 2013
Gabrial's first gobbler - 21 lbs., 8.75" beard, 0.75" spurs
Erie County

A youth hunter with his turkey

Kyler Kress, age 13
Youth Turkey Hunt, April 2013
Kyler's first turkey - 22.5 lbs., 9.25" beard
Steuben County

A youth hunter with her turkey

Haylee Cogovan, age 14
Youth Turkey Hunt, April 2013
Haylee's first turkey
Orleans County

A youth hunter with his turkey

Nicholas Carpenter, age 13
Youth Turkey Hunt, April 2013
25lbs., 10" beard
Mentored by Rick D'Ambrosio (uncle)
Delaware County

A youth hunter with his turkey

Jared Atwell, age 14
Youth Turkey Hunt, April 2013
Orleans County

A youth hunter with his turkey

Charles J. Albanese, age 14
Youth Turkey Hunt, April 2013
First turkey - 21 lbs., 10" beard, 0.75" spurs
Mentored by James Serra
Delaware County

a youth hunter with her turkey

Margaret Ackert, age 15
Youth Turkey Hunt, April 2013
Margaret's first turkey
Dutchess County

Successful Junior Hunter, Youth Turkey Hunt 2012, Sullivan County

Ryan Sanok
Youth Turkey Hunt 2012
Sullivan County

A youth hunter with his turkey.

Jack Newman, Jr., Age 12
2012 Spring Turkey Season
10" beard, 1 1/8" spurs, 20 lbs.
Jefferson County

A youth hunter with his turkey.

Alex Mapstone, Age 13
Youth Turkey Hunt, Spring 2012
23 lbs, 10.5 inch beard, 1.5 inch spurs
Ontario County

Youth hunter with his turkey.

Matthew Huffman, Age 14
Youth Turkey Hunt, Spring 2012
22 lbs, 9" beard
Monroe County

A youth hunter with his turkeys.

Sean Ladwig, Age 13
Fall Turkey Season, 2012
Both toms with 1" spurs and 9" beards.
Sullivan County

Successful Junior Hunter, Youth Turkey Hunt 2011, Schuyler County

Nina Linton, age 13
Youth Turkey Hunt, April 2011
Nina's first turkey - 8 1/2 in. beard
Schuyler County

Successful Turkey Hunter, May 2012, Monroe County

Shirley Coloney
May 2012
First turkey - 12 lbs., 4 in. beard, 1/2 in. spurs
Monroe County

Successful Junior Hunter, Youth Turkey Hunt 2012, Monroe County

Johnathan Behage, age 12
Youth Turkey Hunt, April 2012
First turkey - 16 lbs., 5 in. beard
Monroe County

Successful Junior Hunter, Youth Turkey Hunt 2012, Orange County

Olivia Yeaple, age 14
Youth Turkey Hunt, April 2012
First turkey - 20 lbs., 9.5 in. beard, 1 in. spurs
Orange County

Successful Junior Hunter, Youth Turkey Hunt 2012, Delaware County

Nick DiGiulio, age 14
Youth Turkey Hunt, April 2012
First turkey - 22 lbs., 9.5 in. beard, 1 1/4 in. spurs
Delaware County

Successful Junior Hunter, Youth Turkey Hunt 2012, Rensselaer County

Jasonnah Bink, age 14
Youth Turkey Hunt, April 2012
Jasonnah's first turkey
Rensselaer County

Successful Junior Hunter, Youth Turkey Hunt 2012, Oneida County

Daniel McGahey, age 12
First Turkey - 24 lbs., 11 in. beard, 1 in. spurs
Mentors:
ECO Corey Schoonover, Deputy Jon Ford

Successful Junior Hunter, Youth Turkey Hunt 2012, Wyoming County

Evan Cleveland, age 15, and mentor Don Oberlin
Youth Turkey Hunt, April 2012
24 lbs., 9 1/2 in. beard, 3/4 in. spurs
Wyoming County

Successful Junior Hunter, Youth Turkey Hunt 2012, Delaware County

Alexandra Dewey, age 14
Youth Turkey Hunt, April 2012
Alexandra's first turkey; mentored by Robert Dewey and ECO Vernon Bauer
Delaware County

Successful Junior Hunter, Youth Turkey Hunt 2012, Oswego County

Nicholas Searor, age 12
Youth Turkey Hunt, April 2012
19 lbs., 9 in. beard, 1 1/4 in. spurs
Oswego County

Successful Junior Hunter, Youth Turkey Hunt 2012, Livingston County

Sean Ladwig, age 13
Youth Turkey Hunt, April 2012
Sean's first turkey
Livingston County

Successful Junior Hunter, Youth Turkey Hunt 2012, Orleans County

Jared Atwell, age 13
Youth Turkey Hunt, April 2012
18 lbs., 9.25 in. beard, 1 in. spurs
Orleans County

Successful Junior Hunter and Mentor, Youth Turkey Hunt 2012, Onondaga County

Devin Czarnecki, age 13, and Tom Czarnecki
Youth Turkey Hunt, April 2012
22 lbs., 9.5 in. beard, 3/4 in. spurs
Onondaga County

Successful Junior Hunter, Youth Turkey Hunt 2012, Clinton County

Cameron Coty, age 13
Youth Turkey Hunt, April 2012
Cameron's first turkey - 19 lbs., 1 in. spurs, 10 in. beard
Clinton County

Successful Junior Hunter, Youth Turkey Hunt 2012, Dutchess County

Chris Gannon, age 13
Youth Turkey Hunt, April 2012
Chris's first turkey - 18 lbs., 10 in. beard, 3/4 in. spurs
Dutchess County

Successful Junior Turkey Hunter, Fall 2011, Genesee County

Alexa Merle, age 12
Turkey Season, Fall 2011
Alexa's first turkey
Genesee County

Successful Junior Hunter, Youth Turkey Hunt 2011, Erie County

Kelsee Wagner, age 15
Youth Turkey Hunt, April 2011
Kelsee's first turkey - 21 lbs., 10 1/2 in. beard, 1 1/4 in. spurs
Erie County

Successful Junior Hunter, Youth Turkey Hunt 2011, Washington County

Hollis Pauquette, age 12
Youth Turkey Hunt, April 2011
Hollis's First Turkey - 15 lbs.
Washington County

Successful Junior Hunter, Youth Turkey Hunt 2011, Delaware County

KC Rockwell, age 12
Youth Turkey Hunt, April 2011
KC's first turkey - 19 lbs., 9 in. beard, 1 1/8 in. spurs
Delaware County

Successful Junior Hunter, Youth Turkey Hunt 2011, Rensselaer County

Colleen Reichelt, age 13
Youth Turkey Hunt, April 2011
Colleen's first turkey - 17 lbs., 2 in. beard
Rensselaer County

Successful Junior Turkey Hunter, Spring 2011, Erie County

Jacob Siegle, age 14
May 2011
Jacob's first turkey - 21 lbs., 10 in. beard, 1 in. spurs
Erie County

Successful Junior Hunter, Youth Turkey Hunt 2011, Niagara County

Brayden Skobjak, age 12
Youth Turkey Hunt, April 2011
Brayden's first turkey - 14.5 lb. jake, 4 in. beard
Niagara County

Successful Junior Hunter, Youth Turkey Hunt 2009, Erie County

Heidi Ploetz, age 12
Youth Turkey Hunt, April 2009
Heidi's first turkey - 23 lbs., 10 in. beard, 1 1/4 in. spurs
Erie County

Successful junior hunter, Youth Turkey Hunt 2010, Washington County

Devon Morris, age 13
Youth Turkey Hunt, April 2010
19 lbs., 8 1/2 in. beard
Washington County

Successful Junior Hunter, Youth Turkey Hunt 2010, Ontario County

Lance Gysel, age 12
Youth Turkey Hunt, April 2010
Lance's first turkey
Ontario County

Successful Junior Turkey Hunter, Fall 2010, Oneida County

Logan Walters, age 13
Turkey Season, Fall 2010
Logan's first turkey - 19 lbs., 7 in. beard, 1 in. spurs
Oneida County

Successful Junior Hunter, Youth Turkey Hunt 2010, Oswego County

Logan W. Blount, age 12
Youth Turkey Hunt, April 2010
Logan's first gobbler
Oswego County

Successful Junior Hunter, Youth Turkey Hunt 2008, Orange County

Matthew Minischetti, age 12
Youth Turkey Hunt, April 2008
First spring gobbler - 20 lbs., 10 in. beard, 1 in. spurs
Orange County

Successful Junior Hunter, Youth Turkey Hunt 2010, Otsego County

Paul Lehman, age 15
Youth Turkey Hunt, April 2010
21 lbs., 9 in. beard
Otsego County

Successful Junior Hunter, May 2010, Orange County

David Dunn III, age 15
May 2010
20 lbs., 9 in. beard, 3/4 in. spurs
Orange County

Successful Junior Hunter, Youth Turkey Hunt 2010, Cortland County

Brooke Ryan, age 15
Youth Turkey Hunt, April 2010
20.5 lbs., 10 in. beard, 1 in. spurs
Cortland County

Successful Turkey Hunter, May 2010, Ulster County

Geoff Hazzard (center) w/ Kajsa, Gregg, and Finn Kenney (l.-r.)
May 2010
Geoff's First Turkey
Ulster County

Successful Junior Hunter, Youth Turkey Hunt 2010, Ontario County

Lexi Stanyard, age 12
Youth Turkey Hunt, April 2010
22 lbs., 10 in. beard, 1.25 in. spurs
Ontario County

Successful Junior Hunter, May 2010, Chenango County

Justin James Cirigliano, age 15
May 2010
19 lbs., 11 in. beard, 1 in. spurs
Chenango County

Successful Junior Hunter, May 2010, Otsego County

Wyatt Herring, age 14
May 2010
19 lb. tom
Otsego County

Successful Junior Hunter, May 2010, Chenango County

Christopher Cirigliano, age 12
May 2010
Jake, 5 in. beard, 1/4 in. spurs
Chenango County

Successful Junior Hunter, Youth Turkey Hunt 2010, Otsego County

Wyatt Herring, age 14
Youth Turkey Hunt, April 2010
18 lb. tom
Otsego County

Successful Junior Hunter, Youth Turkey Hunt 2010, Sullivan County

Michael Picariello, age 13 (right), and his brother Joe
Youth Turkey Hunt, April 2010
19 lbs., 9 in. beard, 3/4 in. spurs
Sullivan County

Successful Junior Hunter, Youth Turkey Hunt 2010, Columbia County

Joshua Shafer, age 14
Youth Turkey Hunt, April 2010
Joshua's first tom - 22 lbs., 9 in. beard, 1 in. spurs
Columbia County

Successful Junior Hunter, Youth Turkey Hunt 2010, Delaware County

Cora Martindale, age 13, with her father Jeff
Youth Turkey Hunt, April 2010
First time out! 18 lbs., 8.25 in. beard, 1 in. spurs
Delaware County

Successful Junior Hunter, Youth Turkey Hunt 2010, Chenango County

Christopher Cirigliano, age 12
Youth Turkey Hunt, April 2010
Christopher's first long beard - 20 lbs., 8.5 in. beard, 1 in. spurs
Chenango County

Successful Junior Hunter, Youth Turkey Hunt 2010, Greene County

Elijah Ruoff, age 14
Youth Turkey Hunt, April 2010
18 lbs., 9 in. beard, 3/4 in. spurs
Greene County

Successful Junior Hunter, Youth Turkey Hunt 2010, Ulster County

Charles Fiscella III, age 12, & his father Charlie
Youth Turkey Hunt, April 2010
15 lbs., 8.5 in. beard, 3/4 in. spurs
Ulster County

Successful Junior Hunter, Youth Turkey Hunt 2010, Wyoming County

Joseph Saskowski, age 13
Youth Turkey Hunt, April 2010
Joey's first turkey - 23 lbs., 9 in. beard, 1 in. spurs
Wyoming County

Successful Junior Hunter, Youth Turkey Hunt 2007, Putnam County

Patrick Bruenn, age 14
Youth Turkey Hunt, April 2007
Patrick's first gobbler
Putnam County

Successful Junior Turkey Hunter, May 2009, Delaware County

Maxwell Anderson, age 12
May 2009
Maxwell's first turkey
Delaware County

Successful Junior Turkey Hunter, Columbia County, May 2009

Joshua Shafer, age 13, and his father Timm Shafer
May 2009
Joshua's first turkey, a 16-lb. jake, & Timm w/ a 16-lb. jake
Columbia County

Successful Turkey Hunters, Fall 2009, Onondaga County

Ashley Rocker, age 13, with her father John Rocker Jr.
October 2009
Ashley's first two turkeys (2 jakes), John w/ jake & hen
Onondaga County

Successful Junior Hunter, Youth Turkey Hunt 2009, Chemung County

Lauren Herrick, age 14
Youth Turkey Hunt, April 2009
Lauren Herrick's first turkey. It won't be her last!
Chemung County

Successful Junior Hunter, May 2009, Schenectady County

David Campochiaro Jr., age 14, and his father, David Campochiaro Sr.
May 2009
13 lbs., 5 in. beard, 1/4 in. spurs (r.)
Schenectady County

Successful Junior Hunter, Youth Turkey Hunt 2008, Yates County

Mackenzie Pollack, age 12
Youth Turkey Hunt, April 2008
20 lbs., 10 & 7.5 in. beards, 1 in. spurs
Yates County

Successful Junior Hunter, Youth Turkey Hunt 2009, Schenectady County

Dallas Campochiaro, age 13
Youth Turkey Hunt, April 2009
22 lbs., 9 in. beard, 1 in. spurs
Schenectady County

Successful Junior Hunter, May 2009, Orange County

David Dunn III, age 14
May 2009
20 lbs., 9 in. beard, 1/2 in. spurs
Orange County

Successful Junior Hunter, May 2009, Madison County

Morgan Westbrook, age 12
My First Turkey, May 2009
20 lbs., 9 in. beard, 1 in. spurs
Madison County

Successful Junior Hunter, Youth Turkey Hunt 2009, Delaware County

James DiDonato, age 14, with ECO Vern Bauer (l.) & Larry DiDonato (r.)
Youth Turkey Hunt, April 2009
9 in. beard, 1/2 in. spurs
Delaware County

Successful Junior Hunter, Youth Turkey Hunt 2009, Delaware County

James Cazzorla, age 15
Youth Turkey Hunt, April 2009
19 lbs., 8.5 in. beard, 1 in. spurs
Delaware County

Successful Junior Hunter, Youth Turkey Hunt 2009, Washington County

Jesse Wilson, age 12
Youth Turkey Hunt, April 2009
24 lbs., 9 in. beard
Washington County

Successful Junior Hunter, Youth Turkey Hunt 2009, Broome County

RJ Avery, age 13
Youth Turkey Hunt, April 2009
19 lbs., 8.5 in. beard, 1 in. spurs
Broome County

Successful Junior Hunter, Youth Turkey Hunt 2009, Tioga County

Ashley King, age 12
Youth Turkey Hunt, April 2009
20 lbs., 10 in. beard, 7/8 in. spurs
Tioga County

Successful Junior Hunter, Youth Turkey Hunt 2009, Tioga County

Derek Hicks, age 13
Youth Turkey Hunt, April 2009
Tioga County

Successful Junior Hunter, Youth Turkey Hunt 2009, Onondaga County

Luke Earle, age 14
Youth Turkey Hunt, April 2009
20 lbs., 8 in. beard
Onondaga County

Successful Junior Hunter, Youth Turkey Hunt 2009, Erie County

Andrew Scharra, age 13
Youth Turkey Hunt, April 2009
20 lbs., 8 in. beard, 1 1/4 in. spurs
Erie County

Successful Junior Hunter, Youth Turkey Hunt 2009, Genesee County

Dylan Scharlau, age 13
Youth Turkey Hunt, April 2009
16 lbs., 3 in. beard
Genesee County

Successful Junior Hunter, Youth Turkey Hunt 2008, Cattaraugus County

Tyler Martin, age 12
Youth Turkey Hunt, April 2008
19 lbs., 9.5 in. beard, 1 1/8 in. spurs
Cattaraugus County

Successful Junior Hunter, Youth Turkey Hunt 2009, Sullivan County

Michael Picariello, age 12
Youth Turkey Hunt, April 2009
15 lbs., 3.5 in. beard, 1/4 in. spurs
Sullivan County

Successful Junior Hunter, My First Turkey, May 2009, Cayuga County

Jeremy Snodgrass, age 14
My First Turkey, May 2009
Cayuga County

Successful Junior Hunter, Youth Turkey Hunt 2009, Chemung County

Nikolos Ramsted, age 13
Youth Turkey Hunt, April 2009
22 lbs., 10 in. beard, 1 in. spurs
Chemung County

Successful Junior Hunter, Youth Turkey Hunt 2008, Chenango County

Michael Nevinger, age 12, and his father, Ron Nevinger
Youth Turkey Hunt, April 2008
22 lbs., 9 in. beard, 3/4 in. spurs
Chenango County

Successful Junior Hunter, Youth Turkey Hunt 2009, Steuben County

Kyle Mehlenbacher, Age 13
Youth Turkey Hunt, April 2009
17 lbs., 6.5" beard
Steuben County

Successful Junior Hunter, Youth Turkey Hunt, Monroe County 2009

Brad McKean, Age 14
Youth Turkey Hunt, April 2009
22 lbs., 10.5 in. beard
Monroe County

Successful Junior Hunter, Youth Turkey Hunt 2009, Schoharie County

Elizabeth Mariconti, Age 15
Youth Turkey Hunt, April 2009
7.5 in. beard, 7/8 in. spurs
Schoharie County

Successful Junior Hunter, Youth Turkey Hunt 2009, Washington County

Devon Morris, Age 12
YouthTurkey Hunt, April 2009
19 lbs., 8 in. beard
Washington County