Flint Hills gobblers plan 8th annual spring turkey hunting clinic

On March 28, the Flint Hills Gobblers Chapter of the National
Wild Turkey Federation and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and
Parks Hunter Education Program will conduct its 8th Annual Spring
Turkey Hunting Clinic. The event will take place at Camp Alexander,
near Emporia, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is open to anyone
interested in learning how to become a better turkey hunter,
especially youth, and it’s free.

Participants will learn calling tips and other turkey hunting
techniques. Bluestem Farm and Ranch of Emporia will have on display
all the latest turkey hunting equipment and will hold a drawing for
a turkey vest packed with accessories. Lunch and free T-shirts will
be provided. The clinic will consist of several educational
sections dealing with all aspects of becoming a successful turkey
hunter, including the following:

  • turkey calling and locator calling;
  • scouting/roosting;
  • wild turkey biology and management;
  • shotgun hunting for wild turkeys;
  • bowhunting for wild turkeys;
  • turkey hunting equipment; and
  • turkey hunting safety.

Participants should register by March 12 and include the total
number of youth and adults attending, as well as their respective
T-shirt sizes (limited to 100 attendees). For more information or
to register, contact Gib Rhodes at 620-437-2012.

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