Tuesday, May 30th, 2023
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New York’s Northern Zone turkey hunts have their challenges and rewards

Spring gobbler hunting in mountainous terrain such as the Adirondacks has its challenges but it also has its share of rewards. (Photo by Dan Ladd)
One spring turkey season opener a few years back, I had spent the first two hours of the morning hunting a new and promising spot in the farm country of the Southern Zone. Because of the drive to get there, I didn’t roost any birds the evening prior, but my scouting efforts indicated plenty of turkeys in the area.  That sunrise hunt turned out to be uneventful and as I sat on the edge of a big cornfield I could not help but let the inevitable urge to move overcome me.
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