Wednesday, February 1st, 2023
Wednesday, February 1st, 2023

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Wanted dead: Wild turkeys in suburban NY county

Melville, N.Y. (AP) – Wanna shoot some wild turkeys?

Then head out to Long Island this fall for Suffolk County’s
first-ever wild turkey hunting season – taking place just in time
for Thanksgiving.

State officials say they’ll allow hunters to take one bird
apiece with either a bow and arrow or shotgun.

They say there are about 3,000 of the gobblers living in Suffolk
County.

Local lifelong hunter Mark Wroobel says he thinks it’s a “great
idea” to have a turkey hunt in the area. He says hunters used to
have to go upstate to shoot the birds.

Department of Environmental Conservation spokeswoman Aphrodite
Montalvo says the agency decided to allow the hunt because there
was such a large number of turkeys in the county.

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