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TURKEY TROT SAGA
The Turkey Trot story began in the spring of 1987. In May of that year we hung a sign on what is now our "Guide Shack" and proclaimed it "Turkey Trot Acres Hunting Lodge". An
small advertisement in a national turkey hunting magazine brought us
about a dozen hunters that year. The next spring’s hunting season we
hosted over thirty hunters. By late 1988 it was evident that we might
have a future in the hunting lodge business!
In February of 1989 we went to work in a nearby state forest and harvested 180 prime red-pine trees. Sherry and I, with the help of a few friends cut, sawed, peeled, notched and constructed our 3000 square foot log-cabin hunting lodge. We have continued to expand our facility every year.
During those early years, few people would have bet on us making a success of our new business. An often asked question was, "Whoever heard of a hunting lodge in New York State?" Well... we proceeded to show folks! Every spring and fall we continue to build on a tradition of providing quality hunting, lodging and dining to our guests who venture here from all over the country. Through hard work by our dedicated staff our lodge has been blessed with a reputation as one of the finest hunting lodges in the United States.
from 1994 to 2002 we hosted the "Turkey Trot Acres All-Star Celebrity Hunt" which brought some of the biggest names in hunting, sporting and entertainment to Turkey Trot for a three day turkey hunt. The proceeds from this fund raising extravaganza,
which totaled over $140,000, have all been spent on youth projects locally as well as nationally! Our goals for this event
were to provide a positive hunter image to the public while benefiting youth locally as well as nationally.