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Offline myemmy

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Earlier turkey season for ny?.??
« on: Apr 06, 2022, 02:21:24 PM »
Whatís your take on opening the season earlier say April 15 ??

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Re: Earlier turkey season for ny?.??
« Reply #1 on: Apr 07, 2022, 09:59:16 AM »
I don't see a need for it, there was a good study done on the NY season dates and they concluded that the May season was ideal. I hunt mostly up north and it usually gets better after the first week anyway, and the latest I killed was 5/30 down in Delaware County. Many other states, especially in the southeast, have been moving the opening later and cutting back on limits.
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Re: Earlier turkey season for ny?.??
« Reply #2 on: Apr 07, 2022, 12:10:41 PM »
Iíd be all for it as long as they shut it down earlier if needed( not needed here) right now In Maine is peak action. When the season starts the first couple days are good for the weekend warrior guys until they call like fools and then itís dead for 2+ weeks until the hens not on a nest are ready to roll Again and Toms interest is peaked again. I know Maine isnít NY but it canít be any different. We can shoot 7 and itís still not enough to put a dent in them.
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Re: Earlier turkey season for ny?.??
« Reply #3 on: Apr 07, 2022, 01:04:40 PM »
Damn Frank didn't know Maine has a 7 bird limit. is it a mix bag or all toms?

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Re: Earlier turkey season for ny?.??
« Reply #4 on: Apr 07, 2022, 04:55:05 PM »
Damn Frank didn't know Maine has a 7 bird limit. is it a mix bag or all toms?

2 Toms in the Spring, 5 either sex in fall and the fall shotgun season is long
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Re: Earlier turkey season for ny?.??
« Reply #5 on: Apr 08, 2022, 08:49:06 AM »
"Maine the way life should be"  ;D

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Re: Earlier turkey season for ny?.??
« Reply #6 on: Apr 08, 2022, 02:20:48 PM »
"Maine the way life should be"  ;D

It really is! You can do anything here. Yet no issues? Hmmmmmm......
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Re: Earlier turkey season for ny?.??
« Reply #7 on: Apr 15, 2022, 09:09:46 AM »
Iíd be all for it as long as they shut it down earlier if needed( not needed here) right now In Maine is peak action. When the season starts the first couple days are good for the weekend warrior guys until they call like fools and then itís dead for 2+ weeks until the hens not on a nest are ready to roll Again and Toms interest is peaked again. I know Maine isnít NY but it canít be any different. We can shoot 7 and itís still not enough to put a dent in them.

It will be interesting to see what happens in maine.  If the population stays strong or drops off like it did in a lot of other states  after the turkeys are there for a while. Where I grew up in NY there isnít near as many turkeys as there was in the early 2000s. Hearing more and more talk that turkeys when they move into a new area their populations blow up then reduce back down to carrying capacity after the predators adapt to them as a pray.

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Re: Earlier turkey season for ny?.??
« Reply #8 on: Apr 15, 2022, 09:12:17 AM »
April 15th seems way to early to me for NY. Iíd think you would be hunting big winter flocks.

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Re: Earlier turkey season for ny?.??
« Reply #9 on: Apr 15, 2022, 10:01:13 AM »
It will be interesting to see what happens in maine.  If the population stays strong or drops off like it did in a lot of other states  after the turkeys are there for a while. Where I grew up in NY there isnít near as many turkeys as there was in the early 2000s. Hearing more and more talk that turkeys when they move into a new area their populations blow up then reduce back down to carrying capacity after the predators adapt to them as a pray.

That could be very true, itís dead balls on with any lake or pond here that someone dumps Crappie in. The initial batch gets massive and ungodly off a untapped resource not being utilized by other animals/ fish but then once they build up things equalize. I hope that it does crash here, itís to much and affecting our deer.

I hunted NY hard for birds in the early 2000ís even took a 28.5 lb one which at the time was I think number 2 in the state. Shot that bird in Chenango county
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Re: Earlier turkey season for ny?.??
« Reply #10 on: Apr 18, 2022, 08:14:59 AM »
I think a April 15th opener would be a bad idea for NY. A fair amount of breeding is done before the season opens here so we hopefully don't have much affect on the breeding with a May 1st opener.

I like it the way it is.

I would like to see a mentored youth hunt for under the age of 12.

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Re: Earlier turkey season for ny?.??
« Reply #11 on: Apr 18, 2022, 12:37:49 PM »
It's April 18 and still pretty cold, expecting snow tonight. Haven't seen turkeys while driving yet so they are still flocked up.
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Re: Earlier turkey season for ny?.??
« Reply #12 on: Apr 18, 2022, 04:32:06 PM »
Been seeing strutters every day on my way to work the last 2 weeks.
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Re: Earlier turkey season for ny?.??
« Reply #13 on: Apr 27, 2022, 08:35:06 AM »
I've seen a few hens recently. First one was the day after the snowstorm and she was crossing the road and struggled getting over the bank of wet snow. Monday I was about to pull into my driveway and a hen flew across the road, over houses on each side and the power lines; there is a steep bank and she must have flown off the top of it. Not toms yet, but it's pretty much all woods here.
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