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5-day Turkey Hunt Yields 100 Birds

New York state officials are reporting approximately 100 wild turkeys were harvested during a five-day hunting season on eastern Long Island.

Wild turkeys roaming in a field (AP)

Wild turkeys roaming in a field (AP)

State Department of Environmental Conservation officials announced the results Thursday from the pre-Thanksgiving hunt in November.


More than 650 people took part in the hunt on state-owned land and private property in Suffolk County.

It was the first since the DEC started a wild turkey restoration effort in the early 1990s.

The DEC says no safety problems were reported.

The wild turkey population on Long Island is estimated at more than 3,000 and growing.


Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.

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