New Hampshire Turkey Hunting Seminar

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A free workshop covering the basics of hunting wild turkeys is being offered by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department on Saturday, April 14, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Owl Brook Hunter Education Center on Perch Pond Road in Holderness. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited. To sign up for the workshop, or for more information, call (603) 536-1290.

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 turkey hunting, turkey calling and turkey hunting safety. Participants are encouraged to bring their own turkey hunting guns and ammunition; there will be an opportunity during the class to pattern them at two different yardages so they can see the differences in pattern density. For those who have not chosen an ammunition for their hunt there will be a selection of 12 and 20 gauge shells to try. Fish and Game wildlife programs supervisor Mark Ellingwood will talk about turkey natural history and behavior. Door prizes, too.

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

New Hampshire's spring gobbler season runs from May 3 through May 31. The state's youth turkey hunting weekend will take place April 28-29, 2007. Visit: to purchase hunting licenses and turkey permits online, any time.