Turkey Hunting Seminar and Mentored Opportunity

I’ve been writing a series of turkey-hunting articles to inspire you to get out and give it a try. Here’s information regarding a turkey hunting seminar you can attend to ask questions and get additional inspiration. You can also apply to attend a mentored hunt in Pagosa Springs, Colorado.

Turkey hunting seminar/mentored hunt scheduled in Pagosa Springs


PAGOSA SPRINGS, Colo. – Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering two events for turkey hunters in April in the Pagosa Springs area – a mentored turkey hunt for youth and women hunters, and a seminar on the basics of turkey hunting.

The mentored hunt for women and youth, ages 12-17, will be held April 21 and 22. Those interested in participating in the hunt must fill out one of the online application at:


The number of available hunting spots is limited and the deadline to apply is April 6. No hunting experience is necessary; but selected hunters must possess a valid hunter safety card and a valid turkey hunting license by April 20. Applicants will be notified by April 9 if they have been selected to participate in the hunt. Youth selected must be accompanied by a parent or guardian during the hunt.

CPW wildlife officers and experienced volunteers will lead hunters. The hunts will be conducted on private property in the Pagosa Springs area.

The turkey hunting seminar will be held from 3-6 p.m., April 20 at the Archuleta County-CSU Extension Service office in Pagosa Springs. It is free and open to all hunters, no matter their experience level. The seminar will cover turkey biology, hunting strategies, hunting equipment, calling, laws, regulations and safety. Participants need to register on the CPW web site at: https://www.register-ed.com/events/

Attendance at the seminar is mandatory for those selected for the mentored hunt.

For additional information, please contact District Wildlife Manager Adrian Archuleta at 970-799-0844


CPW is an enterprise agency, relying primarily on license sales, state parks fees and registration fees to support its operations, including: 41 state parks and more than 350 wildlife areas covering approximately 900,000 acres, management of fishing and hunting, wildlife watching, camping, motorized and non-motorized trails, boating and outdoor education. CPW’s work contributes approximately $6 billion in total economic impact annually throughout Colorado.


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