- Associated Press - Sunday, September 25, 2016

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York conservation officials say the fall hunting seasons for turkeys, pheasants and waterfowl begin Oct. 1.

The Department of Environmental Conservation says the season for wild turkeys 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.

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