California DFG Offers Turkey Clinic In Manteca

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A wild turkey hunting clinic will be offered in Manteca on February 13. Co-sponsored by the California Department of Fish and Game (DFG), the National Wild Turkey Federation's (NWTF) Foothill Bearded Flyers Chapter and Bass Pro Shops, the one-day clinic will provide information on hunting turkeys during winter and fall hunting seasons.

The clinic will be held from 1-5 p.m. at the Bass Pro Shops store in Manteca. Topics covered will include hunting regulations, responsibilities, ethics and safety; proper types of firearms and ammunition for turkey hunting; proper clothing; habits and habitats of wild turkey; huntable lands; and game care and cooking.

Instructors for the clinic are Dr. Jim Oates, Robert Crawford and Tom Dockter. Oates and Crawford are veteran turkey hunters and past presidents of the NWTF state chapter. Dockter is a California NWTF state chapter board member and president of the NWTF Foothill Bearded Flyers Chapter. He is also member of Bass Pro Shops' hunting pro staff.

The clinic is free but space is limited. Hunters of all skill levels are welcome to attend. Participants can register online at or request a registration form by mail by calling (916) 358-4356. Registered participants will be provided with a workshop agenda, a map to the facility and a list of items to bring.