A hands-on introduction to turkey hunting workshops are planned at various locations.

With spring wild turkey hunting season just around the corner, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is offering two levels of instruction:

Session I will cover: Turkey habits and habitats; turkey hunting tactics — camouflage, calling, decoys, roosting; Maine turkey hunting laws and regulations; hunting equipment options — shotgun, bow, crossbow; hunting methods; scouting — setting up on a bird, taking the shot; after the shot — retrieving, processing and enjoying one’s bird.

Session II will cover: More about shotguns, choke sizes, judging distance, shot patterning and safe firearm handling.

In this session participants will shoot at stationary targets at different distances, simulating turkey hunting to practice shot placement and patterning.

These workshops will be a blend of hands-on demonstration and hands on practice, and led by professional staff, registered Maine guides and experienced hunters.

For more information, visit mefishwildlife.com.


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