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Young turkey hunters can go out in NY this weekend

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Young hunters will be able to get a jump on turkey season in New York this weekend.

The 2014 spring turkey season opens on Thursday, May 1 in upstate New York. But the annual youth turkey hunting weekend is being held Saturday and Sunday in upstate and Suffolk County.

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The youth weekend is open to hunters aged 12 to 15 with a valid hunting license and turkey permit. The young hunters must be accompanied by a licensed parent, legal guardian or adult. The adults can assist the young hunters, but cannot carry a firearm or a bow.

State officials expect about 100,000 turkey hunters to take to the field this spring.

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