Department of Environmental Conservation

D E C banner

For Release: Monday, March 20, 2023

DEC to Host St. Lawrence County Youth Turkey Hunt

Free Program for Youth Ages 12 to 15

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today announced that Environmental Conservation Police Officers (ECOs) are offering youth ages 12 through 15 the opportunity to hunt turkey this spring during the St. Lawrence County Youth Turkey Hunt. The annual hunt with ECOs is a two-day event that starts with an educational portion held at the Massena Rod and Gun Club.

What: St. Lawrence County Youth Turkey Hunt

When: Educational day Sunday, April 16, at 11 a.m.; Hunting day Saturday, April 22.

Where: Massena Rod and Gun Club, 155 Patterson Road, Massena, NY 13662

To participate, youth hunters must possess a New York State small game license and valid turkey tags. The event is free to 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 and the New York Conservation Officers Association. For more information on the event, contact Lt. Troy Basford at (315) 265-2757 or ECO Ian Helmer at 315-559-8503.

  • Contact for this Page
  • Nance Arquiett
    317 Washington Street
    Watertown, NY 13601
    email us
  • This Page Covers
  • Page applies to Region 6