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NJ turkey hunting, calling clinic offered March 10

From New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife

-- The wild turkey’s keen sense of hearing and superb eyesight makes it one of the most challenging game birds to hunt, but there are ways for hunters to improve the odds of harvesting a turkey, according to expert turkey hunter Dave Chanda, Division of Fish and Wildlife director.

He’ll share tips and information beginning at 1 p.m. March 10 at the Pequest Trout Hatchery and Natural Resource Education Center in Oxford.

The seminar is free of charge. 

As a wildlife biologist Dave will share knowledge he has gained from with 30 years of experience hunting turkeys throughout the United States and Mexico. The seminar will include tips to improve the hunting skills of both the novice and experienced turkey hunter, and cover topics such as preseason site selection, feeding habits, food sources, equipment selection, and calling strategies.

The life history of the wild turkey will also be discussed, as will New Jersey's Wild Turkey Restoration Project.  

After the seminar there will be a calling clinic conducted by members of the NJ Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation. The primary focus of the clinic will be to demonstrate the use of box, slate, and air operated turkey calls. It is oriented for youngsters aged 10 to 18, but is open to all individuals.

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