Turkey huntin' comes to Long Island

State officials have sanctioned the first-ever wild turkey hunt in Suffolk County starting Saturday.

Wild turkeys disappeared from Long Island decades ago, but were reintroduced in the 90s. The Department of Environmental Conservation says the repopulation has been so successful, it?s offering residents the opportunity to hunt for their Thanksgiving turkeys for themselves.

The hunt lasts five days and each person is allowed to only take one bird. Hunters need a permit and can only shoot on designated-DEC land.

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