Turkey Hunting 101 – Grand Junction, Colorado

A great way to get started in the sport of hunting is to chase those big old gobblin’ toms. New hunters can experience the excitement of calling in a strutting, rutting tom, plus learn hunting ethics, sportsmanship, focus and responsibility. Colorado Parks and Wildlife offers beginner programs throughout the state, so what are you waiting for? Get involved. Get out there and learn to hunt.


CPW DOW header Colorado Parks WildlifeGRAND JUNCTION, Colo. – As interest in turkey hunting  continues to grow in popularity, the need for instruction and education is critical for a safe and successful experience.  To help novices with the challenges of bagging their first gobbler,  Colorado Parks and Wildlife will host a one-evening only ‘Turkey Hunting 101’ clinic, Thursday, April 9, 6 p.m., at CPW’s Hunter Education Building,  711 Independent Avenue in Grand Junction.

The clinic is co-sponsored by CPW and the Western Slope Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation of wild turkey and the preservation of the country’s hunting heritage.

There is no fee for the class and pre-registration is required. Go to www.register-ed.com/events/view/60680 to reserve your spot, or go to www.register-ed.com, select ‘Colorado’, then select ‘View Upcoming Events” under the ‘Colorado Outreach’ link, then scroll down to ‘Turkey Hunting 101’ in Grand Junction.

Colorado wildlife managers say turkey populations are increasing across the state and license sales continue to rise from year to year, providing everyone with the opportunity to experience hunting gobblers.

The evening’s topics will include turkey calling basics, field tactics, information about local turkey populations, tips for hunting on public land and firearm safety. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and participate in discussions with veteran turkey hunters.

Who: Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the Western Slope Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation

What: Turkey Hunting 101

When: Thursday, April 9,  6 p.m.

Where: CPW’s Hunter Education Building, 711 Independent Ave in Grand Junction

For more information about turkey hunting in Colorado, please visit: www.cpw.state.co.us/thingstodo/Pages/turkey.aspx

To purchase or apply for a hunting or fishing licenses, please visit: www.cpw.state.co.us/BuyApply/pages/hunting.aspx.


For more information about Colorado Parks and Wildlife go to: http://cpw.state.co.us.


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