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Kansas welcomes novice turkey hunters to clinic

From the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks

-- On March 27, the Flint Hills Gobblers Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks Hunter Education Program will conduct its 9th Annual Spring Turkey Hunting Clinic.

The free event takes place at Camp Alexander near Emporia from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is open to anyone interested in learning how to become a better turkey hunter, especially young hunters.

Participants will learn calling tips and other turkey hunting techniques. Bluestem Farm and Ranch of Emporia will display all the latest turkey hunting equipment and will hold a drawing for a turkey vest packed with accessories. Lunch and free T-shirts will be provided.

The clinic consists of several educational sessions dealing with all aspects of successful turkey hunting, including turkey calling and locator calling, scouting/roosting, wild turkey biology and management, shotgun hunting for wild turkeys, bowhunting for wild turkeys, turkey hunting equipment, and turkey hunting safety.

Participants should register by March 11 and include the total number of youth and adults attending, as well as their respective T-shirt sizes. For more information or to register, contact Gib Rhodes at (620)437-2012.