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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.

View information on the Youth Wild Turkey Hunt.

Canadian Hunters - See rules for importing firearms for hunting.

Spring turkey hunters are needed for the ruffed grouse drumming survey.

Read the turkey hunting regulations before heading afield.

Fall Wild Turkey Hunting Season
Fall Turkey Hunting Season Dates
2022 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 23 - 24, 2022
Season Bag Limit Two bearded turkeys (one bird per day) One bearded turkey