TURKEY HUNTING WORKSHOP AIMED AT YOUNG ADULTS

This turkey hunting workshop, for young adults, is a little closer to home. Check it out. I won’t be in town to attend, but the crew at Durango CPW is top notch. I’m sure it’s going to be a good one.

CPW DOW header Colorado Parks WildlifeDURANGO, Colo. – Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering a workshop April 3-4- especially for young adults-on how to hunt turkeys. The free class is designed specifically for women and men, ages 18 to 30.

“This workshop provides an opportunity for young people who might have never had a chance to hunt to be introduced to the sport,” said Leigh Gillette, education coordinator for Colorado Parks and Wildlife in Durango.

No experience or equipment is required to attend the workshop.

In the class, participants will learn everything they’ll need to know about hunting turkeys during the spring season. Class leaders will explain safety, rules and regulations, equipment needed, how to field dress a turkey, and the strategies for hunting these wily birds. Participants will also get to try out various calls — essential tools for hunting turkeys.

On April 3 there will be an evening session at the Durango Recreation Center that will focus on turkey biology and the basics of hunting this bird. An all-day hands-on session will take place on April 4 at the old Fort Lewis campus in Hesperus. That session will feature shotgun skills, safety and shooting; turkey hunting strategies, learning how and when to use turkey calls, and other field skills.

For those interested in hunting, stalking turkeys is a great place to start. In Colorado, the spring season — April 11 through May – is long, the weather is usually warm, and turkeys are abundant in the Four Corners area.

“Those who come to the workshop will learn the ins and outs of hunting turkeys. And good news for “locavores”, Colorado’s wild turkeys are 100 percent organic ,” Gillette said.

Space is limited; online registration is required: http://www.register-ed.com/events/view/59972. Complete details are also available on that site.

For more information, write to: leigh.gillette@state.co.us.

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

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