Calling All Novice Turkey Hunters

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. – If you enjoy hearing the call of a wild turkey, now’s your chance to learn how to call that turkey right back. Turkey hunting is challenging even for veterans, but can be very challenging when you’re a rookie. If you’re new to the sport and you want to learn the basic of turkey hunting, now is your chance.
The art of calling wild turkey will be among the topics discussed at the Turkey 101 Seminar to be held in the Colorado Division of Wildlife’s Hunter Education Building in Grand Junction, March 30 from 6:00 to 9:30p.m. Anyone new to turkey hunting is invited to attend this free seminar sponsored by the Division of Wildlife and the Western Slope Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation.
This course is designed with the novice in mind and intimidating technical jargon is kept to a minimum so that first-time turkey hunters feel comfortable asking questions.

“This is one that new turkey hunters do not want to miss,” said Kathleen Tadvick, the Northwest Region’s education coordinator. “This seminar is an excellent chance for hunters to meet other turkey hunting enthusiasts and gain the confidence to head out and experience a successful hunt.”

According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, turkey hunting is the fastest-growing form of hunting in the country. Since 1991, participation in turkey hunting has increased at a rate double that of population growth in the United States.
Seminar topics include the basics of turkey calling, field tactics, firearms, discussions about local turkey populations and tips for hunting on public land. In addition, there will be an opportunity to meet others new to the sport, as well as the chance to learn from veteran hunters.
“Turkey hunters are a close, tight-knit group and these long-time hunters are eager to share their knowledge with those just getting into the sport,” said Tadvick, who is also a Western Slope Committee Member for the National Wild Turkey Federation.
Space is limited. For more information or to reserve your seat, call Mari Meyers at 970-255-6144.

Who:  The Division of Wildlife and the Western Slope Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation
What:  Free Turkey 101 Educational Seminar
When:  Wednesday, March 30 from 6:00 – 9:30p.m.
Where:  Grand Junction Hunter Education building at the Division of Wildlife Office 711 Independent Ave. Grand Junction, CO 81505
How:  To register, call Mari Meyers at 970-255-6144.