A free workshop covering the basics of hunting wild turkeys is being offered by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department on Saturday, April 21, 2012, 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.
At the workshop, Dave Priebe, a Hunter Education instructor and Quaker Boy Turkey Calls pro staff member, will cover the basics of turkey hunting, turkey calling and turkey hunting safety. Fish and Game Wildlife Programs Supervisor Mark Ellingwood will talk about the natural history and behavior of wild turkeys. Participants also 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 May 3 through May 31. The state's youth turkey hunting weekend will take place April 28-29, 2012. Hunting licenses and turkey permits can be purchased online at www.huntnh.com .
To find out about course offerings at Fish and Game's Owl Brook Hunter Education Center, get directions to the center, or explore volunteer opportunities at Owl Brook, visit www.huntnh.com/Hunting/hunter_ed_center.htm .
Activities at Owl Brook Hunter Education Center are supported by federal Wildlife Restoration Program funds, a user-pay, user-benefit program funded through your purchase of firearms, ammunition and archery supplies.