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For Release: Friday, March 24, 2017

DEC Hosts St. Lawrence County Youth Turkey Hunt

Free Program for Youth Ages 12 to 15

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Environmental Conservation Officers (ECOs) in St. Lawrence County are partnering with the Massena Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation to offer youth ages 12 to 15 an opportunity to hunt turkey this spring. The hunt is a two-day event that starts with an educational portion at the Massena Rod and Gun Club at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 21, followed by a hunt day on Saturday, April 22.

St. Lawrence County Youth Turkey Hunt
Free Program for Youth Ages 12 to 15
Massena Rod and Gun Club
155 Patterson Road, Massena, NY 13662
Educational day: Friday, April 21, 5 p.m.
Hunting day: Saturday, April 22, time TBD

Interested youth hunters must possess a New York State small game license and valid turkey tags. The event is free to the participants, and equipment will be provided if necessary. The event is hosted by the Massena Rod and Gun Club and sponsored by the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) and the New York Conservation Officers Association (NYCOA). Signup sheets are available at the Northwood's Outfitters in Potsdam or St. Lawrence Archery in Massena. For more information on the event please contact ECO Troy Basford at (315) 265-2757.

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