Head to Crex for a Learn to Hunt turkey event April 22-24

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  1. By Northwest Region March 30, 2016

    Contact(s): Kristi Pupak, DNR wildlife conservation educator, 715-463-2739

    GRANTSBURG, Wis. - Those interested in building a strong connection with nature, learning more about conservation, eating locally and sustainably, and receiving hands-on training from hunting experts are encouraged to head to Crex Meadows Wildlife Area in April for a Learn to Hunt turkey event.

    Learn to Hunt events welcome novice adult and youth (12 years and older) hunters. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources encourages friends or families with no hunting connection to sign up in groups and enjoy this unique experience together. Wisconsin's hunting tradition is all about families learning and hunting together, and Wisconsin's woods and fields in spring is the perfect place to experience hunting for the first time.

    This Learn to Hunt Turkey event will pair each student with an experienced hunter. Here, attendees will learn about conservation, hunting tactics, and firearm safety during the classroom portion of the event, and will also have an opportunity to experience turkey hunting in Wisconsin.

    A classroom segment and range session for shooting practice is scheduled for Friday, April 22 from 4:30- 8:30 p.m. at Crex Meadows - dinner will be provided onsite. A turkey hunt for students will occur April 23 and April 24.

    Pre-registration is required before April 15 for those interested in this event - space is limited to 12 participants. This Learn to Hunt event is free of charge. Since novices will be hunting with a mentor, hunter education requirements are waived and no license is required. Hunting gear will be provided if needed, and bunkhouses are available to participants.

    If you are interested in becoming a mentor (must be 18 years of age or older with five or more years of turkey hunting experience), contact Kristi Pupak, DNR wildlife conservation educator, at 715-463-2739. Crex Meadows State Wildlife Area is located at 102 East Crex Ave., Grantsburg, Wis.

    Wildlife conservation education programs are supported by Friends of Crex. For more information, visit www.crexmeadows.org [EXIT DNR] or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

    Please report your Crex wildlife observations via email: [email protected].

    For more information regarding Learn to Hunt events, visit dnr.wi.gov and search keywords "Learn to Hunt." To learn more about turkey hunting in Wisconsin, search keyword "p>
    Last Revised: Wednesday, March 30, 2016