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Turkey hunting seminar March 6 at Kansas Wetlands Center

From the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks

-- Hunters who want to learn more about wild turkeys, what it takes to get started turkey hunting or those looking for turkey hunting or calling tips can attend a free seminar March 6 at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center.

The seminar will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Center located 10 miles northeast of Great Bend.

The National Wild Turkey Federation JAKES program with the Great Bend Recreation Commission, KWEC and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks are sponsoring the family-friendly event.

Participants who bring a non-perishable food item for donation to the local food bank will receive a free mouth-diaphragm call.

Rod Pettit, current Kansas state turkey calling champion, will give a seminar for adults and kids on how to use calls. His program "Hunter Versus 6 Toms" discusses different hunting scenarios and techniques, decoy use, equipment and gear.

The Pass It On program will hold a free wingshooting clinic, providing all firearms, ammunition and targets. Door prizes donated by local businesses will be drawn throughout the event.

For more information, call (877)243-9268 or e-mail Eric Giesing at

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