Learn about turkey hunting March 14 at free MDC program

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ASH GROVE, Mo. – Missouri’s spring turkey season offers great opportunities to get outside, but the pastime presents challenges, too. Knowing how to locate a gobbler, calling him into shotgun range, and handling firearms in a safe fashion are all parts of a successful and safe hunt.

Hunters can learn more about the fundamentals of this popular spring pastime at the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) clinic “Learning to Hunt: Turkey Hunting for Beginners” on March 14 at MDC’s Andy Dalton Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center. This free program will be from 8:30-11:30 a.m. The Dalton Range is located at 4897 N. Greene County Farm Road 61 near Ash Grove. People can register for this program online at mdc-event-web.s3licensing.com/Event/EventDetails/171214

Topics covered at this seminar include calling, locating, firearms safety, hunt preparation, how to call a turkey, identifying legal birds and information on shotgun ballistics. This clinic will be preparation for those wishing to participate in either Missouri’s youth-only turkey season, April 4-5, or the state’s regular spring turkey season, April 20-May 10.

People can learn about other events at the Dalton Range by calling 417-742-4361 or by going to mdc.mo.gov/SouthwestEvents.