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CT: Wild Turkey Hunting Safety Seminars

Connecticut Conservation Education/Firearms Safety Program

Be well prepared for Spring Turkey Hunting Season, April 27 through
May 28, 2011

Spring turkey hunting season is just around the corner,
beginning April 27 through May 28, 2011, and the Department of
Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced two upcoming Wild
Turkey Hunting Safety Seminars scheduled for Saturday, March 12,
2011, and Sunday, March 20, 2011. These annual events are
coordinated by the DEP Wildlife Division’s Conservation
Education/Firearms Safety (CE/FS) Program and the public is invited
to attend. Both seminars are offered free-of-charge.

“Both experienced and first-time turkey hunters stand to benefit
from these seminars. With the emphasis on providing A-Z hunting
information, including safe hunting practices, specialized
equipment, calls, site setup, and other strategies for harvesting
turkeys, the seminar has valuable information for every
participant,” said Charles Bruckerhoff, Coordinator of the CE/FS
Program.

The March 12 seminar is scheduled for 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM, at the
Fairfield County Fish and Game Protective Association, 310
Hammertown Road, in Monroe, Connecticut. Participants of this
seminar will have an opportunity to pattern their shotguns for
turkey hunting following classroom instruction. To do so,
participants must bring the shotgun they intend to use, ammunition
and a shotgun choke appropriate for turkey hunting, and eye and ear
protection.

The second seminar, on March 20, will be offered at Cabela’s in
East Hartford (time yet to be determined). Participants should NOT
bring their own shotguns and ammunition to the seminar at Cabela’s
because there is no shooting range on site.

Interested individuals are required to register for either of
the two seminars by contacting the DEP Wildlife Division’s Sessions
Woods office at 860-675-8130, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 AM
to 4:30 PM. For more information on the spring turkey hunting
season, check the DEP Web site at www.ct.gov/dep/hunting.

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