CO: Learn to hunt Turkeys in Pagosa Springs

PAGOSA SPRINGS, Colo. — Some of the best spring turkey hunting in Colorado can be found in the ponderosa pine forests near Pagosa Springs. Learn to hunt wild turkeys at a free seminar, 4-6 p.m., April 15, in the extension building at the Archuleta County Fairgrounds.

Experts from the Colorado Division of Wildlife will be on hand to explain all aspects of turkey hunting, including: where and when to go; types of calls; hunting strategies; types of firearms and ammo needed; how to dress; and rules, regulations and ethics.

"Wild turkeys are a challenge to hunt and they provide an excellent and nutritious meal," said Adrian Archuleta, a district wildlife manager in the Pagosa Springs area.

Turkey hunting is also a great way for novices to get started hunting. The season is six weeks long; and hunting the birds, while challenging, is not as difficult as learning the aspects of hunting big game.

The 2011 spring turkey season starts on April 9 and continues through May 22.

For more information, call the division office in Durango at (970)375-6744.

WHAT: Free turkey hunting seminar

WHEN: April 15, 4-6 p.m.

WHERE: Archuleta County Fairgrounds, 344 U.S. Highway 84, just south of U.S. Highway 160

WHO: Led by experts from the Colorado Division of Wildlife and open to anyone interested. No experience necessary.

For more information about Division of Wildlife go to: http://wildlife.state.co.us.

 

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