New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Environmental Conservation Police Officers (ECOs) in St. Lawrence County recently partnered with the Massena Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) to offer youth ages 12 to 15 the opportunity to hunt turkey in April. Thirteen young people participated with seven birds taken.
DEC thanks the New York Conservation Officers Association (NYCOA); Borderline Longbeards Chapter NWTF; Massena Rod and Gun Club; Northern Mechanical Incorporated; St. Lawrence Archery; Potsdam Elks Club; Mountain Hollow Game Calls; Walmart; Tractor Supply; Bicknell Building Supply, and the volunteer mentors and parents that attended.
Photo caption (Bottom left to right): Thomas Hopsicker and James Wilson, Norfolk; Riley Basford and Annie Basford, Potsdam; Hannah Manson, Waddington; Dylan Paquin and Colden Hardy, Massena. (Top left to right): John Root, Ryan Cole, Jeff Cole, and Julia Basford, Jeff Clark, Connor O’Geen, Colby Bowman, Nathan O’Geen, all from Potsdam; Nick Tebo, Norwood; Casey Basford, Potsdam; Larry Greenwood, John Burkett, and David Denner, Ogdensburg; and mentors, Jordan Lamay, Lisbon; and Jeff Root, Massena.
New York State Department of Conservation news release, May 1, 2018