Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Turkey hunting clinic open to youths ages 9 through 15

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Up to 40 youths can register for the free event March 24th.

BLAIRSTOWN– Hunters age 9 through 15 who want to learn about turkey hunting can register for a youth turkey hunting clinic March 24.

The clinic is co-sponsored by the Missouri Department of Conservation and Everhart’s Wilderness Lodge. It will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the lodge, which is northwest of Clinton.

The event gives young people a chance to learn from experienced turkey hunters. Participants learn about turkey hunting rules and regulations, firearms safety, shotgun patterning, choke and shot selection, calling, scouting, decoy use and equipment. The free clinic includes ammunition and lunch.

Registration is limited to 40 youths. Each youth must be accompanied by an adult sponsor. Each adult may sponsor up to two youths. Youths are encouraged to bring their shotguns. For more information or to register, call Johnny and Linda Everhart, 660-885-5049.

Other clinic sponsors include the National Wild Turkey Federation, the Kansas City Safari Club, and Clinton Wal-Mart.