Hunting seasons for turkey, pheasant open Oct. 1
New York environmental conservation officials say the fall hunting seasons for turkey, pheasant and waterfowl begins Oct. 1.
The Department of Environmental Conservation said the season for wild turkey will run Oct. 1-14 in the state’s Northern Zone, Oct. 15-28 in the Southern Zone and Nov. 19 to Dec. 2 in Long Island’s Suffolk County.
The statewide season bag limit is one bird of either sex.
The department says about 30,000 adult pheasants will be released on lands open to public hunting. The pheasant season begins Oct. 1 in the northern and eastern portions of the state, Oct. 15 in central and western regions and Nov. 1 on Long Island.
Adult hunting seasons for waterfowl including ducks, coots, mergansers, snow geese and brant all begin Oct. 1 in southeastern New York.