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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 Wild Turkey Hunt

Canadian Hunters - See rules for importing firearms for hunting

Spring turkey hunters needed for ruffed grouse drumming survey

Read the turkey hunting regulations before heading afield.

Fall 2018 Wild Turkey Hunting Season
2019 Fall Turkey Season
2020 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 25 - 26, 2020
Season Bag Limit Two bearded turkeys (one bird per day) One bearded turkey