Wisconsin DNR Offers Free Turkey Hunter Clinics

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Free turkey hunter education clinics will be offered again this year around Wisconsin. The clinics cover wild turkey biology and behavior, hunting methods, regulations, safety precautions, and landowner/hunter ethics, as well as tips for scoring trophy birds and a few ideas on preparing turkeys at home.

Clinics, run by volunteer instructors, are intended to address and inform all ages and experience levels.

"Whether you are just beginning and interested in learning wild turkey hunting techniques or are an experienced wild turkey hunter, these clinics can help you brush-up on skills or learn new techniques," says Scott Hull, upland game ecologist for the Department of Natural Resources.

Clinics will be held February through early April. They typically last two-and-half to three hours. Information and a listing on where and when clinics are being held are available at any DNR Service Center and on the DNR Web site http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/ or by calling (608) 261-8458. For the latest additions or changes in the schedule please refer to the turkey hunting education page of the DNR Web site.

The clinics are sponsored by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the Wisconsin Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Sharon Fandel, assistant DNR upland wildlife ecologist - (608) 261-8458