Kansas Wetlands Education Center to host turkey seminar

March 6 event features turkey calling expert, tips for hunters
at every level of experience

GREAT BEND – The Kansas Wetlands Education Center (KWEC),
located 10 miles northeast of Great Bend, will conduct a turkey
hunting seminar on Sunday, March 6, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. This
event is designed for those with an interest in learning more about
wild turkeys, what it takes to get started turkey hunting, or those
just looking for some tips about turkey hunting or turkey
calling.

The National Wild Turkey Federation JAKES program, in
association with the Great Bend Recreation Commission, KWEC, and
the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks will sponsor this free,
family-friendly event. All participants who bring a non-perishable
food item for donation to the local food bank will receive a free
mouth-diaphragm call from Rod Pettit, the current Kansas state
turkey calling champion and Elite Hunting Team Pro Staffer for
Knight and Hale Game Calls.

Pettit will give a seminar for adults and kids on how to use
calls, as well as a program entitled “Hunter Versus 6 Toms,” which
discusses different hunting scenarios and techniques, decoy use,
equipment, and gear. KDWP’s Pass It On program will hold a free
wingshooting clinic, providing all firearms, ammunition, and
targets.

Door prizes donated by local businesses will be drawn throughout
the event. Whether you are new to hunting or have hunted your
entire life, there will be something for everyone interested in
turkeys.

For more information, phone the KWEC at 1-877-243-9268 or email
Eric Giesing at ergiesing@fhsu.edu.

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