SALEM, Ore --(Ammoland.com)-ODFW and sportsman groups are hosting three upcoming turkey hunting workshops for youth and families—March 23 in Salem, March 30 2014 in Springfield, and April 5 2014 in Tygh Valley.
The workshops will cover turkey behavior, scouting, calling and other hunting strategies. Participants will also practice shooting, learn how to pattern a shotgun and determine an effective range, and how to hold their gun as a turkey approaches. ODFW and partners provide all the firearms and ammunition needed at the events.
Spring turkey hunting season is open statewide from April 15-May 31. It’s a great sport for beginning hunters to try.
“All you need to turkey hunt is a call, a shotgun and camouflage clothing,” said Mark Newell, ODFW outdoor skills coordinator. “Come to our workshop and we’ll teach you everything you need to know to get started.”
Pre-registration is required at all three workshops and spots are limited. To register, visit ODFW’s Outdoor License Sales page. You will need to enter your Hunter/Angler ID#, which is printed on all licenses and tags. If you have never purchased an ODFW document or class before, click on the arrow next to Hunter/Angler ID# and choose New Customer.
- Family Turkey Hunting Workshop, Mitchell’s at Salem Clay Target Sports (Gervais, Ore.), March 23, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Youth ages 9 and older are welcome when accompanied by a paying adult. Family-friendly but all adults and couples welcome to attend. Cost: $25/adult and $10/youth (ages 9-17). Please bring your own lunch.
- Family Turkey Hunting Workshop, Emerald Empire Gun Club (Springfield), March 30, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Youth ages 9 and older are welcome when accompanied by a paying adult. Family-friendly but all adults and couples are welcome to attend. Cost: $25/adult and $10/youth (ages 9-17). Please bring your own lunch.
- Youth turkey hunting clinic, White River Wildlife Area (Tygh Valley), April 5, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. For youth ages 8-17. Sponsored by Oregon Hunters Association and ODFW. At least one adult must accompany youth. Cost: $10 for youth participants. Adults may purchase lunch for additional $5. Contact Fred Walasavage (541) 980-2503 for more information.