Turkey Hunting Seminar Thursday, March 14

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The NC Wildlife Commission will hold a free turkey hunting seminar on Thursday, March 14, 2019, at the Ag Services Center in Rockingham (123 Caroline Street), from 6 to 9 p.m. Pre-registration is required and participants must register online.

Topics will include biology, hunting methods, calls and decoys, firearms and ammo selection, camouflage clothing, and turkey processing and cooking techniques. The evening will conclude with a Q&A session and a brief overview of R3 (hunter recruitment, retention, and re-activation) initiatives.

“Since 2015, the National Wild Turkey Federation has partnered with us to offer these seminars to increase participation in hunting while also maintaining conservation of wildlife and their habitats,” said Walter “Deet” James, the Commission’s hunting heritage biologist. “Although open to all skill levels, this ‘all-in-one’ seminar is specifically created for those who are interested in turkey hunting but don’t know how to get started. It’s especially suited for people who lack an existing hunting mentor.”

Experienced turkey hunters are encouraged to attend, and to bring with them someone who is new to turkey hunting, to help get them started in the sport.

Space is limited for this great program. Online registration is required. Please call the N.C. Cooperative Extension of Richmond County office at 910.997.8255 if you need assistance in registering online, or for more information. This program is being offered in Richmond County through the support of the Richmond County Agricultural Advisory Board.