New York Regulators Have Shortened The Fall Turkey Hunting Seasons
Attention turkey hunters, your fall season will now be shorter. New York regulators have shortened the fall 2015 turkey hunting seasons because of a declining turkey population across the state.
The new fall seasons will only be two weeks long. According to CNYCentral, across the state there is also a season bag limit of one bird of either sex.
Season dates vary regionally with the season in the Northern Zone running October 1-14, the Southern Zone running October 17-30, and Suffolk County running November 21-December 4.
The reason behind this new change was due to the public. The Department of Environmental Conservation received around 120 comments expressing concern over the decline in turkey populations.