Free Turkey Hunting Workshop – April 9 in Holderness

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CONCORD, N.H. — A free workshop covering the basics of hunting wild turkeys is being offered by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department on Saturday, April 9, 2011, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Owl Brook Hunter Education Center at 387 Perch Pond Road in Holderness, N.H. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited. To sign up for the workshop or for more information, call (603) 536-3954.

“Whether you’re new to turkey hunting or a veteran looking for some new techniques, this course is for you!” said Tom Flynn, manager of Fish and Game’s Owl Brook Hunter Education Center.

The clinic will be conducted by Fish and Game hunter education instructor Dave Priebe, a member of the professional staff of Quaker Boy, a turkey call manufacturer. The seminar will cover the basics of turkey hunting, turkey calling and turkey hunting safety. Fish and Game wildlife programs supervisor Mark Ellingwood will talk about turkey natural history and behavior. In addition, participants will be given a demonstration on shotgun patterning at the range. No lunch will be served, but there will be a short break for those who wish to bring a bag lunch or snack.

New Hampshire’s spring gobbler season runs from Tuesday, May 3, through Tuesday, May 31. The state’s youth turkey hunting weekend will take place April 30-May 1, 2011. Hunting licenses and turkey permits can be purchased online at Restoration logo

If you’re interested in other course offerings at Fish and Game’s Owl Brook Hunter Education Center, need directionstothe center, or would like to volunteer, visit

Activities at Owl Brook are supported by federal Wildlife Restoration funds, a user-pay, user-benefit program.