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Free turkey hunting seminar April 15 at Pagosa Springs

From the Colorado Division of Wildlife

-- Some of the best spring turkey hunting in Colorado can be found in the ponderosa pine forests near Pagosa Springs. Residents can learn to hunt wild turkeys at a free seminar April 15 from  4 to 6 p.m. at the extension building at the Archuleta County Fairgrounds.

The 2011 spring turkey season runs from April 9 to May 22.    

Experts from the Colorado Division of Wildlife will explain all aspects of turkey hunting, including where and when to go, types of calls, hunting strategies, types of  firearms and ammo needed, how to dress and rules, regulations and ethics.  
"Wild turkeys are a challenge to hunt and they provide an excellent and nutritious meal," said Adrian Archuleta, a district wildlife manager for the Pagosa Springs area.

Turkey hunting is also a great way for novices to get started hunting, Archuleta explained. The season is six weeks long, and hunting turkeys, while challenging, is not as difficult as learning the aspects of hunting big game.    
For more information, call the division office in Durango at (970)375-6744.

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