The Season Opens...

Saturday, November 21, 2009

The Season Opens... being the third Saturday in November, the turkeys will be nervous for the next five days.

(And if Jim Kametler and Hank Tucker aren't as well, they should be!)

Announced in August, New York State Depart­ment of Environmental Conservation has said that the dates for Long Island's first wild tur­key hunting season will be limited to the next five days.

In a game-pouch:

  • This Fall's hunting season will run through November 25th.
  • There us a seasonal limit of one bird of either sex.
  • Either archery equipment or shotgun may be used.
  • Hunting hours are from sunrise to sunset.
  • All hunters must carry a valid turkey permit and tag with them in the field.
  • Other general hunting regulations are the same as for other small game hunting on Long Island.

(See also NYS DEC's general Turkey Hunt­ing Regulations page. In addition, they offer a video on the subject.)

None of the "blood sports" much appeal to me, but tracking and taking the gobblers is an especially challenging task according to my Pennsylvania woodsman cousin Freddy. He's out there in head-to-toe camouflage and with a muzzle-loader at every opportunity.

It will be instructive to see if this inaugural limited season can be concluded safely and successfully... and without any foolishness by the turkey-huggers.


1. EastEnd68 said...

If Jim Kametler is doing the shooting, the turkeys are safe

2. Jerry Steiner said...

Well, Mr.Wizard, you just send cousin Freddy to me. I have about 20 of those critters making the rounds at my house. Just open the window, bang... dinner served. Who's baking the pie. Happy Thanksgiving to you and the Misses.

Feel the love... ice cold beer... Jerry

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