From New Hampshire Fish and Game Department
-- A free workshop covering the basics of hunting wild turkeys is available at the Fish and Game Department April 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness. Pre-registration is required and space is limited.
For more information or to sign up for the workshop, or, call (603)536-3954.
The class is suited for those new to turkey hunting or veterans looking for new techniques. Dave Priebe, hunter education instructor, will cover the basics of turkey hunting, turkey calling and turkey hunting safety.
Mark Ellingwood, wildlife programs supervisor, will discuss the natural history and behavior of wild turkeys. 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.
New Hampshire's spring gobbler season runs May 3 through May 31. The state's youth turkey hunting weekend takes place April 28 and 29. Hunting licenses and turkey permits can be purchased online at http://www.huntnh.com.