Learn to turkey hunt at Crex Meadows Wildlife Area

Discussion in 'Outdoor News' started by Wisconsin DNR News, Apr 10, 2015.

  1. By Northwest Region April 10, 2015

    Contact(s): Kristi Pupak, DNR wildlife conservation educator, 715-463-2739, or Kevin Harter, DNR public affairs, 715-839-3715.

    GRANTSBURG, Wis. - Do you want to learn to turkey hunt, but didn't know where to start?

    The Department of Natural Resources can help.

    A spring Learn to Hunt Turkey event at Crex Meadows Wildlife Area is a good place to start.

    Participants will be paired up with an experienced hunter, learn about conservation, hunting tactics, and firearm safety during the classroom section and will then get a chance to experience a Wisconsin hunting tradition.

    Learn to hunt events are open to adult novices -- ages 18 and up. The DNR encourages friends and families to sign up together.

    No license is required and, since novices will be hunting with a mentor, hunter education requirements are waived. The event is free. If needed, equipment will be provided.

    The classroom segment plus a range practice session is scheduled for April 24, from 5:p.m. to 9 p.m. beginning at Crex Meadows. The hunt will follow on April 25 and April 26. The deadline for pre-registration is April 17. Space for the Learn to Hunt Turkey event is limited to 12.

    To register, become a mentor, or for more information, please contact: Kristi Pupak, DNR wildlife conservation educator at 715-463-2739, or email at [email protected]

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    Last Revised: Friday, April 10, 2015

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