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Missouri turkey hunting clinic open to youths ages 9 through 15

From Missouri Department of Conservation

-- Up to 40 youth turkey hunters age 9 through 15 can register for a free youth turkey hunting clinic March 24.

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

The event gives young hunters a chance to learn from experienced turkey hunters and includes information 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 at (660) 885-5049.

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

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