SPRING TURKEY HUNTING:
Our area has been a favored destination of turkey hunters for many years. The State of New York now offers a Special Youth Season as well as the Regular Season, and we offer trips for both seasons.
SPECIAL YOUTH SEASON (12 - 15 Years Old): The Special Youth Season is an effort to introduce and encourage young hunters to take up this fabulous sport. It is only a 2 day season and usually takes place on the weekend falling approximately 1 week before the opening of the Regular Season. Participants are permitted to take 1 bearded bird during this season. They may take a 2nd bearded bird during the Regular Season. See the link we have provided to the New York State DEC for other details.
REGULAR SEASON: This season takes place May 1 - May 31. Hunters may take 1 bearded bird per day
with a season limit of 2.
A link is provided to the New York State DEC where you can obtain additional information and apply for licenses and permits
(1) Turkey see colors. Complete camouflage, including face and hands, is a must. We usually have some items that can be borrowed but you would probably be more comfortable with your own.
(2) It is critical that your shotgun is camouflaged or has a dull finish and that it is capable of holding a very tight shot pattern out to at least 40 yards. WE HAVE SPECIAL PURPOSE TURKEY GUNS THAT MAY BE BORROWED AT NO CHARGE.
(3) Our days start early so be sure to pack an alarm clock. We are usually in the woods by dawn and, if we have not yet limited out, will hunt until noon. Although hunting ends at noon, you will be within minutes of some of the best known trout fishing in the east. Consider a half day trip on one of our beautiful rivers or reservoirs. You will also only be approximately one hour from the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown and 1/2 hour from the National Soccer Hall of Fame in Oneonta.
WE HAVE STRUCTURED OUR RATES TO PUT THE BURDEN OF CALLING IN YOUR SPRING GOBBLER ON US.
We charge a small amount to take you out and charge an additional Trophy Fee only when you actually get your shot at a legal bird.
CURRENT RATES - 150.00 per day for the first hunter plus a 125.00 Trophy Fee for each bird shot at. ADD UP TO 2 HUNTING PARTNERS FOR ONLY 25.00 each per day, but there will be a 125.00 Trophy Fee for all birds shot at.
During the Special Youth Season, hunters must be accompanied by an adult. There is no charge for their adult partner.
MANY DATES BOOK WELL IN ADVANCE OF THE SEASON OPENER.
Please book ASAP to ensure your date(s).