From the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department
-- New Hampshire hunters are encouraged to sign up early for a free turkey hunting workshop April 9 at the Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness. Pre-registration is required because space is limited. Call (603)536-3954 to sign up.
The workshop covers the basics of hunting wild turkeys. "Whether you're new to turkey hunting or a veteran looking for some new techniques, this course is for you," according to Tom Flynn, manager of the Owl Brook Center.
New Hampshire's spring gobbler season runs from May 3 to May 31. The state's youth turkey hunting weekend will take place April 30 to May 1. Hunting licenses and turkey permits can be purchased online at http://www.huntnh.com.
The clinic will be conducted by Fish and Game hunter education instructor Dave Priebe, a pro staff member of Quaker Boy, a turkey call manufacturer. The seminar covers the basics of turkey hunting, turkey calling and turkey hunting safety. Fish and Game wildlife programs supervisor Mark Ellingwood will discuss turkey natural history and behavior.
In addition, participants 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.
For information on other course offerings at the Owl Brook Hunter Education Center, for directions to the center, or for those who would like to volunteer, visit http://www.huntnh.com/Hunting/hunter_ed_center.htm.
Activities at Owl Brook are supported by federal Wildlife Restoration funds, a user-pay, user-benefit program.