Rushville Republican

March 29, 2013

Learn how to hunt wild turkey

DNR News


Rushville Republican

RUSHVILLE — A three-session class on how to hunt wild turkey will be offered in the Upper Wabash area in April.

Sessions one and three will be held at the Salamonie Interpretive Center, April 9 and April 16, from 6 to 9 p.m. The second session will be at the J. E. Roush Fish & Wildlife Area shooting range on April 13, from 10 a.m. to noon. Participants are asked to attend all three sessions.

Classroom sessions will cover history of wild turkey hunting in Indiana, introduction to basic gear, rules and regulations, when to shoot, and offer a taste of wild turkey meat. Outdoor class time will show, how to identify wild turkey signs, scout for and pick hunting spots, and how to set up blinds.

The session at the Roush shooting range, covers safety, how to sight-in your gun, wrap-up, post test, and offers another chance to taste turkey, as well as a chance to practice shooting.

Participants must be either new hunters or hunters older than 18 who are new to turkey hunting. All equipment will be provided. Space is limited. Roush and Salamonie state properties are located in Huntington County.

To register, call (317) 234-8442 or email awuestefeld@dnr.IN.gov.