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New York regulators shorten turkey hunting seasons because of declining population


ALBANY, New York — New York regulators have shortened the fall turkey hunting seasons because of a declining turkey population across the state.

The new fall seasons are two weeks long with a statewide 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 Department of Environmental Conservation received about 120 comments on the regulatory proposal, almost all expressing concern over the decline in turkey populations over the past 15 years.

The new fall hunting season changes will be evaluated as part of a four-year research program.

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