MDC invites adults to turkey clinic and mentored hunt at Mark Twain Lake May 4 - 5

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PERRY, Mo. - The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the Mark Twain Lake Forest Council invite new adult turkey hunters to an introductory turkey clinic at Mark Twain Lake from 5:30 – 8 p.m. on May 4 at the M.W. Boudreaux Memorial Visitor Center, 21629 State Highway J, near Perry. A mentored hunt will follow, on May 5, on property surrounding the lake.

Participants will learn from experienced instructors about wildlife identification, habits and habitats, regulations, safety, hunting strategies, equipment and game care, and how to increase success in the field.

Participants at the clinic can bring their own shotguns and ammunition, or MDC will provide them.

To be eligible for the hunt, participants must attend the clinic, must be at least 18 years old, and must have not previously harvested a turkey.

Space is limited for this unique opportunity and participants must preregister by Saturday, April 28, by visiting

“This is an awesome opportunity for new hunters to go turkey hunting with an experienced guide, learn about turkeys, and maybe even harvest one,” said MDC Outdoor Skills Specialist Rob Garver.

MDC offers Discover Nature programs to help Missourians explore nature and master outdoor skills together.  For more information about this turkey clinic and hunting opportunity contact Garver at, or (660) 785-2420.