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Old 05-09-2008, 09:47 AM
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Default Only hunting till noon?

Im just getting in to turkey hunting, and i just read in NYs spring turkey season you can only hunt till noon, why is this?
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Old 05-09-2008, 10:02 AM
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To protect the nests. I believe.
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Old 05-09-2008, 02:10 PM
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That's right. The hens are usually out on their nests in the afternoon, laying eggs. They return to roost near the toms again in the evening. The idea is to reduce disturbing the hens. WI started out that way, but apparently the nest disturbance wasn't really an issue. Because now we can hunt til sundown and we still have plenty of turkeys.
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Old 05-09-2008, 02:42 PM
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Same here in New Jersey, this law is in place to give the hens time to get on the nest
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Old 05-09-2008, 02:59 PM
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I wish that we had that restiction so that I could get some sleep.
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Old 05-09-2008, 05:52 PM
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I wish that we had that restiction so that I could get some sleep.
I sleep just fine most afternoons during the season.... Under a nice shady tree..
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Old 05-09-2008, 06:27 PM
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After being in the woods before daylight ive had enough by noon.Ive heard that P.A was going to do away with being out of the woods by noon the last 2 weeks of the season next year.Just a rumor.
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Old 05-11-2008, 08:52 PM
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that defeats the purpose as there are more hens sitting and staying on nests longer later in the season.This is an obsolete law that needs to be changed.
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Old 05-11-2008, 08:57 PM
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I think I would rather us be able to hunt til' noon if it meant being able to hunt on Sundays..........sure makes for a heck of a short weekend when you have to travel for turkeys here in PA to only get to hunt ONE day and only til NOON on that one day.

now THAT bites.
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Old 05-12-2008, 05:00 AM
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i like the law.
if i hunted ALL DAY i'd be even moe beat up, pummelled, and run-ragged than i am now. Some times i wish you could only hunt till 9!

Plus, it gives the birds a break, in a way.

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