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Dan Ladd: Turkey talking time has finally come in New York

Turkey season in New York is fast approaching with the youth season kicking things off in the state when it runs from April 20-21 before the May 1-31 regular season. (Stock photo by Bob "Greenie" Grewell)

While working the New York Outdoor News booth at the CNY Sportsman’s Show in Verona last month I was approached by a 20-something turkey hunter who questioned if New York’s spring turkey season should be held two weeks sooner than its current May 1-31 duration. I braced for the old “that’s when they’re easier to kill” routine when I asked him on what grounds he was offering his suggestion. But what I got – and much to my pleasant surprise – was some well thought out answers.

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