Turkey Hunting 101 on April 12
Posted on 03/17/2015
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Turkey Hunting 101 on April 12

Never tried turkey hunting before but want to learn how? Here’s your chance to get started at a First-Time Turkey Hunting Seminar being held Sunday, April 12, in Berlin.

The seminar, sponsored by the Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife, will run from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the National Life annex building at 190 Junction Road in Berlin, Vermont. 

Rodney and Theresa Elmer of Mountain Deer Taxidermy will be the instructors for this event.  Theresa is a member of the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Board. She and her husband Rodney are one of Vermont’s most knowledgeable and popular hunter education instructor teams. 

The seminar will cover basic turkey hunting topics such as hunting regulations, choosing a good location to set up your hunting blind, correct use of turkey calls, decoy placement, shotgun chokes, safe clothing colors, and optimal shot placement. The Elmers will also instruct participants on how to field dress and cook wild turkeys.

“Turkey hunting is very popular in Vermont and it’s easy to see why,” said Nicole Corrao, hunter education specialist for Vermont Fish & Wildlife.  “The birds are abundant thanks to 40 years of successful wildlife management.  The sport of hunting turkeys is challenging but a lot of fun, and you’re often rewarded with some delicious local wild turkey meat for the family.”

Participants are encouraged to sign up online at tinyurl.com/VtTurkeySeminar by Monday, April 7.  For questions, please contact Dylan Brooks at 802-828-1193.  The course is limited to 30 participants.