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Jane Vachon: (603) 271-3211
March 23, 2009

TURKEY HUNTING WORKSHOP OFFERED APRIL 18 IN HOLDERNESS

SORRY, THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL; NO ADDITIONAL SIGN-UPS WILL BE TAKEN.

HOLDERNESS, N.H. -- A free workshop covering the basics of hunting wild turkeys is being offered by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department on Saturday, April 18, 2009, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Owl Brook Hunter Education Center on Perch Pond Road in Holderness, N.H. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited. To sign up for the workshop, or for more information, call (603) 536-3954.

The workshop will be conducted by Fish and Game hunter education instructor Dave Priebe, a professional staff member of turkey call manufacturer Quaker Boy.  The session will cover the basics of turkey hunting, turkey calling and turkey hunting safety. Fish and Game wildlife programs supervisor Mark Ellingwood will talk about the natural history and behavior of wild turkeys. In addition, participants will be given a demonstration on shotgun patterning at the range.  No lunch will be served, but there will be a short break for those who wish to bring a bag lunch or snack.

"Whether you're new to turkey hunting or a veteran looking for some new techniques, this course is for you!" said Tom Flynn, manager of Fish and Game's Owl Brook Hunter Education Center.

New Hampshire's spring gobbler season runs from May 3 through May 31. The state's youth turkey hunting weekend will take place April 25-26, 2009. For more information on turkey hunting in New Hampshire, visit www.huntnh.com/Hunting/Hunt_species/hunt_turkey.htm.

If you're interested in other course offerings at the N.H. Fish and Game Department's Owl Brook Hunter Education Center, need directions to the center or would like to volunteer, visit www.huntnh.com/Hunting/hunter_ed_center.htm.

New Hampshire hunting licenses can be purchased online at www.huntnh.com.

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